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Old 04-22-2005, 11:57 PM   #1
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Why doesn't RedHat 9 recognize my DVD drive?

Hi everybody, Linux newbie here (duh), just installed RedHat 9 a few days ago.

My problem: I downloaded Xine so I could play DVDs on my system, and it doesn't play them at all. I get errors reading: "There is no input plugin available to handle 'dvd:/'. Maybe MRL syntax is wrong or file/stream source doesn't exist." and "The source can't be read. Maybe you don't have enough rights for this, or source doesn't contain data (e.g: not disc in drive). (/dev/dvd)".

Does anybody know why this might be happening?

Also, when I put a DVD into the drive, it doesn't show up on the desktop like any other CD, and will only show up if I mount it. When I mount it it only shows me the files that are on the DVD.

Please help me!!
Old 04-23-2005, 08:27 AM   #2
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RedHat don't put anything in their distro that may compromise copyrights. As a company, they really don't want the legal hassle. You need to install libdvdread and lidvdcss to get your DVDs to play.


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