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Old 03-16-2006, 11:34 AM   #1
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MPlayer Installation

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Distribution: SUSE 10.0

What does the error message 'Failed to open /media/dvd/dvd-rom.exe' mean and how do correct the problem?

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Old 03-16-2006, 11:47 AM   #2
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mplayer is a media player, it plays media formats, .exe is not a media format, it's a windows binary format, therefore won't work natively on Linux either.

What are you trying to do/run exactly?
Old 03-16-2006, 03:56 PM   #3
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I am trying to run a commercial DVD. I am installing MPlayer from scratch using the following packages with YaST as the installer.
1) lame-3.96.1-3.2el4.rf.i386.rpm
2) xvid-1.1.0-0pm4.i386.rpm
3) libdvdcss2-1.2.9-1.i586.rpm
5) MPlayer-1.Opre7try3-1.i586.rpm
I'm not sure what the process is after these packages were installed. Can you give me any insight into the proceedure?
Old 03-16-2006, 04:36 PM   #4
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i would ignore the .exe. it's most likely a windows app that trys to install when run in a windows machine(as opposed to a stand alone dvd player) if all is configured properly,you should just have to insert the disc, maybe click cancel if it asks about that .exe and wait a bit while mplayer starts
Old 03-16-2006, 06:31 PM   #5
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commercial dvd ? what is that ?
the command to get mplayer play a dvd from command-line ( if it is a movie... ) is:
mplayer dvd://1 -dvd-device /dev/hdc
this would play the first title on the dvd - which is mostly - but not always - the main feature.
(the part: -dvd-device /dev/hdc being optional and of course adapted to whatever your dvd-device really is)


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