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Kilahchris 05-02-2004 10:25 PM

my dvd device is listed as /dev/Hdc
Im new to Linux
I currently running Red Hat 9 2.4.20-31.9

Im trying to play a vcd file with Xine. Mplayer seems to only play the vcd from dvd rom drive and not cd writer. However Xine cannont play the vcd at all from either drive.

Often Xine would report a error in terminal that it cannot find or start /dev/dvd
I checked in my Hardware Browser and saw that my Toshiba DVD Rom SD-M1612 is listed as Device : /dev/hdc
and my cdwriter is listed as device: /dev/scd0

could the source of the errors be that there is not such /dev/dvd in the linux installation?

TheRealDeal 05-02-2004 10:33 PM


You DVD is listed as /dev/hdc because it is the secondary master device on your IDE chain.

It sounds like the only problem you have is mapping in your software package, Xine in your case. I use mplayer to view my vids and dvd's etc. In mplayer there in the settings is where you can change what device you want the the software to look at for the media. I'm sure it would be somewhere in the settings in Xine however I don't use it sorry.

Good luck.

>Craig :)

Kilahchris 05-02-2004 10:45 PM

but i do not see a /dev/dvd on the computer. It doesnt exist. Must this entry exist in order to play dvd movies.

TheRealDeal 05-02-2004 10:48 PM

If /dev/dvd did exist, it would just be a link to your actual device (/etc/hdc).

If you really want to use /dev/dvd you could create a link yourself by doing this as root....

ln -s /dev/hdc /dev/dvd

That will let you hit /dev/dvd, which will jump straight to /dev/hdc.

>Craig :)

Kilahchris 05-02-2004 10:52 PM

You were right. Xine by default doesnt point to any device to play svcd. I wonder why. Anyways i got it to work.

But i am more concerned about /dev/dvd is this file necessary to play dvd in linux?

and why isnt it on my installation?

TheRealDeal 05-02-2004 11:08 PM

All /dev/dvd is, is a softlink to /dev/hdx (x being whatever your IDE is setup). If you know your DVD is /dev/hdc just do what I mentioned above....

ln -s /dev/hdc /dev/dvd this will create the link for you.

>Craig :)

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