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Old 10-10-2009, 01:45 AM   #1
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Playing DVD in ubuntu 9.04

Hi there,
I'm a newbie to this forum and also to ubutnu. I have installed all restricted codecs to my system and I gotta problem when playing
a DVD in totem player. the problem is dvd movie is playing well and after few minutes 1-5 the sound is going well but picture is stucking.. it goes grdually slow and stucks. but sounds are playing well. some times movie is playing well but not hearing any sounds!
any one can help me pls??

Old 10-10-2009, 02:27 AM   #2
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Try smplayer
Old 11-12-2009, 11:58 AM   #3
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Sounds like a classic lack of system resources or bad configuration.
  • Try running your player from a command line. Maybe the player will spew out error or problems that you can then act on
  • Make sure your DVD disk drive has DMA enabled. Otherwise it may be having trouble feeding the video file to the player quick enough. Run hdparm to find out.
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possibly the dvd is dirty ?

maybe playing from harddrive will be faster:
lsdvd && dd if=/dev/sr0 of=moo-vee.iso
mplayer dvd://1 -dvd-device moo-vee.iso


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