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Old 03-01-2006, 09:23 AM   #1
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dvd players(mandriva2006)


Hi,
I have noticed that after going thru the process of installing the various dvdplayers and associated libs etc, the players such as kaffine ,xine,mplayer,etc all seem to play the video_ts files but will not play the dvd directly .. Is there something I am missing or
has all the software been modified to protect the author/distro against lawsuits? Whats going on..They play fine in windows with menues and chapter selections..These are home videos that I made on this computer not commercial dvd's..
BTW it's not just Mandriva but also SuSe and other distros also..
Let me know what it's all about please..
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Old 03-01-2006, 09:47 AM   #2
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I use Totem, and it plays all DVD's I've tried OK. Menus work and everything. I do not have any homemade ones, though. I've had the worst luck with Kaffeine - it's a resource hog.
 
Old 03-01-2006, 11:25 AM   #3
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Are you mounting the dvd? If your seeing the video_ts files you certainly are. Try not mounting it open xine then click the dvd button. Haven't used mandriva or mandrake in years but when I did supermount used to cause issues with this try turning it of for that drive.
 
Old 03-01-2006, 03:17 PM   #4
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hi,
thanks for your suggestions..I have tried both totem and xine and neither can open any dvd...Totem says i need a plugin but does not say which one..Xine says either no source or I do not have the rights..anyother suggestions?
Thanks again for your help..You all know more than I do about this..
jolphil
edit: Oh BTW I have tried both mounting and not, same thing...

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Old 03-01-2006, 07:48 PM   #5
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Quote:
Originally Posted by jolphil
hi,
thanks for your suggestions..I have tried both totem and xine and neither can open any dvd...Totem says i need a plugin but does not say which one..Xine says either no source or I do not have the rights..anyother suggestions?
Thanks again for your help..You all know more than I do about this..
jolphil
edit: Oh BTW I have tried both mounting and not, same thing...
Mine is mounted. What I do is open Totem and from the menu tab select "play disc". Then, the disc just opens and starts playing. I remember installing some dvd menu plugins - might try doing a search for that. Been so long since I did this, can't remember details .... sorry.
 
Old 03-01-2006, 11:40 PM   #6
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check and see if you have libdvdnav installed

If you had a debian based distro such as kanotix(shameless plug) I could tell you where to get what you need since mine works flawlessly but I've forgotten where you can get the rpms for redhat based distros long ago, sorry
 
Old 03-02-2006, 07:59 AM   #7
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hi again,
I checked and do have libdvdnav4 installed...
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Old 03-02-2006, 10:23 AM   #8
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These few things are from the xine faq

To get DVD playback working, first make sure you have a symlink /dev/dvd pointing to your DVD device on your system.

To be able to play back encrypted DVDs you need to have libdvdcss (I know you said yours are unencrypted)

Important: do not try to mount the DVD. Just insert it and hit the DVD autoplay button or start xine from the command line.


Thats about all they have to say on the subject.

It's giving you a source device or permissions error but since you can open the dvd I wouldn't think it's permissions. Check that your /dev/dvd link is in place or use the xine control panel to point it to the right place it can be found under the media tab. You have to have the "Configuration experience level" set to at least "Advanced" to be able to even see dvd adjustments.

Hope that is of help.
 
Old 03-02-2006, 06:42 PM   #9
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hi grym,
It looks abit over my head..From what I can see my dvd device is linked to my player device(hdc)..it says "link" and I assume it's a symlink...
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BTW thank you very much for your help..It is much appreciated
 
Old 03-02-2006, 07:33 PM   #10
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use this command

ls -l /dev/dvd

if it's linked correctly this will be the last part of the response

/dev/dvd -> hdc

The info in a ls -l response is read like this from left to right

type -- one letter such as l for link d for directory
owner permissions -- 3 letters or dashes typically
r for read w for write x for execute - in a field means not permitted

group permissions -- 3 letters or dashes same as above

other permissions -- 3 letters or dashes same as above

link count -- one number if there are many directory references to the file this can be a large number (this info is good to know for security reasons)

owner name -- a username such as root

group name -- a group name

filesize -- one number again can be a large number

creation date -- a date

creation time -- a time

file name -- the files name and if it's a link it will be followed by an arrow pointing to the target of the link

enough of the ls -l howto (hehe)

What are the permissions on /dev/dvd ?
 
Old 03-03-2006, 08:50 AM   #11
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Hi,
The permissions are as follows from ls -l /dev/dvd
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 3 Mar 3 07:45 /dev/dvd -> hdc

To my un-trained eye everything looks OK read,write,exec three times..
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Old 03-03-2006, 10:56 AM   #12
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permissions for that are ok

look at the permissions for /dev/hdc. it should be something like --

brw-rw---- 1 root cdrom 22, 0 Mar 2 09:20 /dev/hdc

if that's ok then in a terminal run --

$ xine dvd:/

the output from that may get us somewhere
 
Old 03-03-2006, 04:22 PM   #13
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hi grym,
First i want to thank you for hanging in here..I really appreciate the help..Heck even if we don't get it I am learning from you...
Here are the results...

brw-rw---- 1 myusername cdrom 22, 0 Mar 3 16:11 /dev/hdc
[myusername@localhost ~]$ xine dvd:/
This is xine (X11 gui) - a free video player v0.99.4.
(c) 2000-2004 The xine Team.
libdvdread: Using libdvdcss version 1.2.9 for DVD access
libdvdnavVDOpenFileUDF:UDFFindFile /VIDEO_TS/VIDEO_TS.IFO failed
libdvdnavVDOpenFileUDF:UDFFindFile /VIDEO_TS/VIDEO_TS.BUP failed
libdvdread: Can't open file VIDEO_TS.IFO.
libdvdread: Using libdvdcss version 1.2.9 for DVD access
libdvdnavVDOpenFileUDF:UDFFindFile /VIDEO_TS/VIDEO_TS.IFO failed
libdvdnavVDOpenFileUDF:UDFFindFile /VIDEO_TS/VIDEO_TS.BUP failed
libdvdread: Can't open file VIDEO_TS.IFO.
[myusername@localhost ~]$

jolphil

edit: I am not sure what those icons are doing in the above message..I did not put them there?

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Old 03-03-2006, 07:34 PM   #14
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Here is what I get.

$ xine dvd:/
This is xine (X11 gui) - a free video player v0.99.3.
(c) 2000-2004 The xine Team.
libdvdread: Using libdvdcss version 1.2.9 for DVD access

libdvdread: Attempting to retrieve all CSS keys
libdvdread: This can take a _long_ time, please be patient

libdvdread: Get key for /VIDEO_TS/VIDEO_TS.VOB at 0x0000013f
libdvdread: Elapsed time 1
libdvdread: Get key for /VIDEO_TS/VTS_01_0.VOB at 0x0000025b
libdvdread: Elapsed time 0
libdvdread: Get key for /VIDEO_TS/VTS_01_1.VOB at 0x00000361
libdvdread: Elapsed time 0
libdvdread: Get key for /VIDEO_TS/VTS_02_0.VOB at 0x000003a5
libdvdread: Elapsed time 0
libdvdread: Get key for /VIDEO_TS/VTS_02_1.VOB at 0x0001652c
libdvdread: Elapsed time 0
libdvdread: Get key for /VIDEO_TS/VTS_03_1.VOB at 0x002fb352
libdvdread: Elapsed time 0
libdvdread: Get key for /VIDEO_TS/VTS_04_1.VOB at 0x002fce3c
libdvdread: Elapsed time 0
libdvdread: Get key for /VIDEO_TS/VTS_05_1.VOB at 0x00396f8b
libdvdread: Elapsed time 0
libdvdread: Get key for /VIDEO_TS/VTS_06_1.VOB at 0x003b70dd
libdvdread: Elapsed time 1
libdvdread: Found 6 VTS's
libdvdread: Elapsed time 2

See the difference?
Mine is finding the dvd filesystem whereas yours is searching for it but not finding it. Let's have a look at your /etc/fstab entry for the dvd drive. As for the faces that's because what your pasting has a colon then a capital D, so it replaces them.
 
Old 03-04-2006, 12:19 AM   #15
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You can see above we're loading the same libs. Two possible issues could be your /etc/fstab entry for the drive mine looks like this --

/dev/hdc /media/dvd udf,iso9660 user,noauto 0 0

note the udf in the file system type. Another possibility is you don't have the udf module loaded. To find out do a lsmod and look for udf. You'll notice your errors all refer to udf.
 
  


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