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Old 07-24-2003, 02:37 AM   #1
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Question Need help with xine

I am still a linux newbie but figured out how to install xine using rpm's from the command line. I can't figure out to load files into it to play them. By accident I found I could play a dvd by clicking on nav which would load it. Also, after I put a dvd in it, I can't get it to eject. Pushing the eject button on my dvd drive does nothing, even though it works fine in windows.

Also, how do I make a shortcut to xine in my kde menu? I can't figure out where the rpm's installed the program.
Old 07-24-2003, 03:36 AM   #2
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I have been playing around with it and I figured out how to play the files you want. I just changed the program you open certain files with to xine. It appears from inside the program xine itself there is no way to open a file. So I just click on the file in my kde.

So now I can play dvd's, xvid's, divx's, mpeg's, and avi's.

The only thinkg I need to figure out now is how to make a shortcut to xine in my kde menu and my desktop.
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Hi jbeedham!!!

I've just replied another thread of yours up there that you might find interesting.
I'm glad you are learning xine. To eject a cdrom, you could type:


at the command line. If that does not work, it means you don't have the package eject or that a program is still holding use for the cd rom device.
To mount a CD rom, if you don't have automount installed, you can type at the console:

mount /mnt/cdrom

Good luck


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