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agrippas 06-20-2006 12:33 AM

DVD autoplay with VLC
I'm using KDE. How can I make VideoLanClient to autoplay my DVDs? I found the solution for xine, it was something like

xine dvd:/ #%u
in Control Centre's Peripherals -> Storage Media.

Any clues for VLC?

munthe 06-20-2006 05:00 PM

vlc dvd://[device]
or if you don't want menus:
vlc dvdsimple://[device]
Where [device] is the the dev node(/dev/dvd).

Hope you get it to work.

agrippas 06-21-2006 12:46 AM

Thanks munthe, that's the reasonable approach but it doesn't work on KDE. The device is /dev/hdc. When I use either "vlc dvd:///dev/hdc" or "vlc dvd://" or "vlc dvdsimple://..." I get the error "Expected to find file but found folder instead" or sth like that.

munthe 06-21-2006 04:30 AM

Hmmn it works fine for me on gnome, is the dvd mounted?
Try do vlc dvd:///dev/hdc from a terminal and post the output here.
EDIT: also did xine play the dvd without any errors?

agrippas 06-21-2006 03:47 PM

DVD is mounted and vlc dvd:// or vlc dvd:///dev/hdc works ok from the terminal. So does xine from the terminal. But when I use this syntax in KDE's control centre, xine just fires up without playing anything. No error message.

The only way to make xine autoplay the dvd was xine dvd:/ #%u.

munthe 06-21-2006 05:00 PM

Maybe if the #%u is some kde stuff for the current dvdrom in use, then "vlc dvd:// #%u" might work?
EDIT: Also keep an eye on this thread:
They might come up with a solution in the fedora camp :D

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