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Old 08-16-2003, 07:38 PM   #1
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dvds with mplayer

Hello all, I've been looking through the forums, but i can't find an answer, so here goes:

I've been trying to get mplayer to play my dvd's, and whenever i try, either using gmplayer or this command, "mplayer -dvd 1", i get something like this:

Playing DVD title 1
libdvdread: Encrypted DVD support unavailable.
Reading disc structure, please wait...
libdvdread: Can't open file VIDEO_TS.IFO.
Can't open VMG info!

I feel that from this alone, it should be simple, but i'm still too much of a newb to figure it out... i don't have the problem of not being able to find /dev/dvd, becuase i specified which device it was to use anyway. I think that something called DMA is on (although i don't know what that is, if anybody can explain it to me). I've got no idea where to go from here.

Oh yeah, if it helps, you should know that i recently turned on scsi-emulation so i could burn cd's. I tried before that, though, and i still couldn't play dvds. I think that i got a different error message back then, before i turned on the emulation. It may not matter, but if anybody needs me to, i'll turn it off temporarily so that i can find the error messages i got previously. Thanks.
Old 08-17-2003, 03:37 AM   #2
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Old 08-17-2003, 01:07 PM   #3
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Ok, i solved it. I guess i didn't have the libdvdread and libdvdcss (or something) libraries, becuase as soon as i installed those, things started working perfectly Now, though, i've got another, sort of unrelated question: Can anybody help me play cd's? I've got scsi emulation, so all the programs i use, i tell them to use /dev/scd0 as the cdrom device. The thing is, they detect it, and see that there's a disk in the drive, and even start to play it. They see all the tracks, and how long they are, and everything, only i don't get any sound. I've messed with all my mixers, and everything is turned up. I've got no idea. Anybody know what's going wrong?


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