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Old 09-12-2003, 06:55 PM   #1
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Mplayer + dvd codec?


I pop in a DVD, then I use GMPLAYER to open the DVD disc. Well, it just keeps reading and reading and reading and reading and reading and I can't do anything but physically shut off my computer and reboot. Do I need a codec?

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Old 09-12-2003, 07:26 PM   #2
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How did you link it? Did you just make a symlink from /dev/cdrom to /dev/scd0? Also, is your DVD a SCSI device or did you enable SCSI emulation? If no to the last question, then it will be called something like /dev/hdc.

If you did do the symlink thing, then just delete the old symlink (type rm /dev/cdrom and the prompt) and make a new one (type - from the /dev directory - ln -s hdc cdrom) and that should fix it. There should be an option in Mplayer to change which device it read, though, but I don't know how to do that.
 
Old 09-12-2003, 07:30 PM   #3
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I did something in the console by reading another post but I do not exactly remember what I did.

But for GMPlayer, I just went to the preferences option and used /mnt/cdrom2 as my DVD drive. LIke I said earlier, it just reads and reads and reads and doesn't do anything but lock up my computer.

It is not a SCSI and will try those techniques you mentioned
 
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you can't use "/mnt/cdrom2" as that's a mountpoint.. not a dvd device.... use /dev/dvd, /dev/hdc etc....
 
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you can't use "/mnt/cdrom2" as that's a mountpoint.. not a dvd device.... use /dev/dvd, /dev/hdc etc....
well, I changed it to /dev/hdd....

Still did the same thing: just reads the DVD over and over and over and over and over and stalls my computer and it crashes.
Any other suggestions? i'm thinking maybe I am lacking a DVD codec?
 
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there is no codec... maybe you're using a version striaght off your distro cd's with the dvd support completely removed?
 
Old 09-12-2003, 08:19 PM   #7
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So how would I enable DVD support from the original Mandrake CD?
 
Old 09-12-2003, 08:33 PM   #8
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you don't. get a real version from the homepage
 
Old 09-13-2003, 12:26 AM   #9
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here's the problem. See my other thread:

http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...threadid=92152

there's a link that I put to another problem I have.
Basically, all these problems are interconnected which REALLY sucks
 
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I'm trying to install the "real" MPlayer from the website rather than from the Mandrake CD, which I originally did.

HOwever, I keep getting the message "requires libpng.so.2"

Well, I typed this in google and downloaded NUMEROUS libpng files from all different versions and this file is nowhere located in my /usr/lib/ directory

Can someone just post a DIRECT link to the correct file? This is really beginning to annoy me and take up my whole day.
 
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Just search fr2.rpmfind.net for the file.
 
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Just search fr2.rpmfind.net for the file.
Good news as I was reading another post of mine and some guy told me to download the libdvdcss package. So I downloaded that and DVD works now.
 
  


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