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Old 10-20-2003, 11:25 PM   #1
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mplayer dvd problems

I know this question has been asked here before, but looking over the other posts didn't give me any solutions that I haven't already tried. I just finished installing mplayer and gmplayer, with all of its dependencies, and I downloaded and installed rpms (rh9) libdvdcss-1.2.8-1fr.i386.rpm and libdvdread-0.9.3-fr1.i386.rpm. and I used ln -s /dev/hdc /dev/dvd to set up (and I checked that hdc was the correct device). However, when I try to run a DVD in mplayer or gmplayer, I still recieve errors, however the errors are different depending on how I am logged in.

As regular user:
Playing DVD title 1
Reading disc structure, please wait...
libdvdread: Can't open file VIDEO_TS.IFO.
Can't open VMG info!

As root:
Playing DVD title 1
libdvdread: Could not open device with libdvdcss.
libdvdread: Can't open /dev/dvd for reading
Couldn't open DVD device: /dev/dvd

Does anyone know what I might be overlooking?
Old 10-21-2003, 12:45 AM   #2
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Well the first thing is to check and see if you have a /dev/dvd, it's just a stmbolic link to the location of your dvd drive (like /dev/hdb or /dev/hdb)

Where is your dvd player plugged in? (Primary slave, Secondary master, etc)
Old 10-21-2003, 01:01 AM   #3
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Kindly look for the rpm in the installation cd. look for the dependencies of your rpm. Maybe its on the 2nd or 3rd disk.
Old 10-21-2003, 01:04 AM   #4
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Try reading this post. Hopefully it may help.


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