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Old 11-09-2003, 01:55 AM   #1
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how to tell xine where dvd is


i have a cd/dvdrom drive at /dev/hdc. when i insert a dvd, i can add VOB files to a xine playlist with no problem. i can even navigate to /mnt/cdrom and click on a vob file to play it in kaboodle. but when i try the dvd or vcd command in either xine or gxine [i haven't tried ogle yet since i switched to slackware, it (file->open disc) used to work in mandrake]i get an access error from /dev/dvd, which i have linked to hdc. does anybody know how to configure xine to load dvd when i press the button?
 
Old 11-09-2003, 02:11 AM   #2
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you say you can add .vob files to the playlist,
do they play properly in xine?
 
Old 11-09-2003, 05:20 PM   #3
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yea, no problems. if I add all four or five vob's for a given movie to the playlist then it runs straight thru, perfect. this might be a trivial question but i've looked at many threads and they all address actually getting dvd's to play, which i can do but not so elegantly
 
Old 11-10-2003, 01:47 AM   #4
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ahhh

have a look for libdvdnav and/or libdvdnav0-devel
 
Old 11-10-2003, 01:52 AM   #5
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as root:

ln -s /dev/cdrom /dev/dvd

assuming your dvd drive is using the link /dev/cdrom (assumption based on the fact your mount directory is /mnt/cdrom).

insert dvd (no need to mount it) and click the dvd button on xine.
 
Old 11-10-2003, 04:22 AM   #6
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In the xine User interface(with the default skin), there is a tiny spanner at the bottom left. This opens the config dialog.

In the video section, you can specify the exact device for you DVD. Click apply and go.
 
Old 11-11-2003, 04:48 AM   #7
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still no luck, wrong versions of dvdlibs?

i installed libdvdread 0.9.4, libdvdcss 1.2.8, and libdvdnav 0.1.9. can still play VOB files in kaboodle, or as mrl's added to playlist in xine but not through dvd button. i tried relinking /dev/dvd to /dev/cdrom, and changing xine settings to dvd drive= /dev/cdrom, /dev/hdc/, /dev/dvd. all three are chmod 777

this is the terminal output after clicking dvd button

libdvdnav: Using dvdnav version 1-rc0a from http://xine.sf.net
libdvdread: Using libdvdcss version 1.2.8 for DVD access
libdvdread: Could not open /dev/hdc with libdvdcss.
libdvdread: Can't open /dev/hdc for reading
libdvdnav: vm: faild to open/read the DVD

xine gives these prompts:

The source can't be read. Maybe you don't have enough rights for the
this, or source doesn't contain data (/dev/hdc)

Input plugin failes to open mrl 'dvd:/'


neway, i'm liking that i can preview dvd's in konqueror by hovering the mouse and just play the dang vob files in kaboodle. couldn't do that in mandrake, is it a new feature or was i unaware of it?
thx for helpin all
 
Old 11-11-2003, 05:19 AM   #8
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can you post your /etc/fstab file ?
 
Old 11-11-2003, 07:46 PM   #9
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sure:

/dev/hdb1 / ext3
defaults 1 1
/dev/hdb2 /home ext3
defaults 1 2
/dev/hdb5 /usr ext3
defaults 1 2

/dev/hda5 /mnt/mdk1 ext3
defaults 1 2
/dev/hda7 /mnt/mdk2 ext3
defaults 1 2
/dev/hda1 /mnt/windows ntfs umask=000,user,exec,dev,suid,ro,iocharset=iso8859-1 0 0




/dev/cdrom /mnt/cdrom iso9660 noauto,users,ro 0 0
/dev/fd0 /mnt/floppy auto noauto,owner 0 0
devpts /dev/pts devpts gid=5,mode=620 0 0
proc /proc proc defaults 0 0
 
Old 11-12-2003, 03:13 AM   #10
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is /dev/cdrom a sym link or is it an actual device ?
 
Old 11-12-2003, 04:34 AM   #11
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its a sym link to /dev/hdc
 
  


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