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Old 03-16-2005, 03:11 PM   #1
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Unhappy Mplayer Problem


I installed Mplayer and every thing went well. However when I start Mplayer (under KDE) it loads but cannot find my DVD player. If I use Kaffene Media Player It works just fine.

Obviously I have a setup problem but I can't see a solution.

Any help would be appreciated

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Old 03-16-2005, 03:29 PM   #2
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please give the exact errors, not your interpretation of them. by default mplayer will look for /dev/dvd. do you have that dev entry? if not manually create a link to there from the read dvd drive, e.g. /dev/hdc
 
Old 03-16-2005, 04:17 PM   #3
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There is no error message. When I go to Select Files and then to /dev/disk/by-id/HL-DT-ST_RW. It doesn't find any video files. There is no entry for /dev/dvd and I don't seem to be able to set it manually from the Select Files Menu. I have not progressed to the command line mode yet just trying to get up and running with the graphical interface. (KDE)

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Old 03-16-2005, 04:24 PM   #4
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There is no error message. When I go to Select Files and then to /dev/disk/by-id/HL-DT-ST_RW. It doesn't find any video files. There is no entry for /dev/dvd and I don't seem to be able to set it manually from the Select Files Menu. I have not progressed to the command line mode yet just trying to get up and running with the graphical interface. (KDE)

RSW
Ya, you need to first figure out where your dvd drive is. It mostly depends on the distro actually.

Mine is in /media/cdrecorder, and I run Fedora Core 3. (kind of a wierd place....but meh)

Also, I suggest you get more familiar with the command line, since its the only way to modify ANYTHING on the root filesystem. Avoid using the GUI if you can for now, since it just makes it harder down the road because you can get attached to it. That is why I picked Gnome over KDE; it forced me to learn the command line interface faster.
 
Old 03-16-2005, 05:07 PM   #5
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anything in /meda is a mount point, not a device entry, so that's not the right place to run it from
 
Old 03-16-2005, 05:27 PM   #6
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I started up Konsole and ran "mount" and it showed /dev/hda3 which is my DVD Drive.

Mplayed still doesn't see this drive when I go to select files.

I will go to Mplayer help and see what command line commands that will help me.

Thanx for the suggestion, however, I have gone from OS9 for the RS CC, DOS, markup Word Star etc. over the years. I am looking for a Windows replacement first and formost, going to the command prompt to get anything done doesn't rate high on my list for day to day use.

With respect

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hda3 is NOT your dvd drive. hda3 would be the third partition on your primary hard drive.
 
Old 03-17-2005, 01:03 AM   #8
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anything in /meda is a mount point, not a device entry, so that's not the right place to run it from
You are right, I always get those mixed up. Mount points are more tangible to me personally.
 
  


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