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Old 10-01-2003, 09:48 AM   #1
filkacik
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Question RH9 mplayer problems


Hi Guys,

I've just installed RH9 distribution of Linux on my Acer TM800 and as a complete rookie one of the first thing that I wanted to have working properly was DVD player. Unfortunately it seems that I didn't get lucky enough to get it working straight away and after a couple of weeks spent by messing about with it without any success I got really helpless.

I've tried Ogle, it recognized DVD and it was even playing the film but it was really choppy - some folks suggested to get rid of SCSI (as my cdrom is DVD/cd/cd rw and Linux uses SCSI drivers for it) but it didn't help and my efforts to switch to different DMA Chanel using hdparm (advice from linuxquestions.org) were not successful either.

So I reinstall whole linux again (as I thought that I must have messed the kernel up completely) and tried mplayer. First it couldn't recognize the DVD rom (I think it was because of my dvd was mount as /dev/cdrom) so I did

ln -s /dev/cdrom /dev/dvd

and was keeping my fingers crossed ....... well it recognizes DVD now and mplayer seems to be working but it still can't play those bloody DVDs. What is says now is something like this:

"Can't open VMG info!"

Can anyone please tell me what this message means and how to overcome this problem? I'd be grateful for any suggestion and advice that will make my laptop playing DVDs under Linux.

cheers

rf
 
Old 10-01-2003, 10:23 AM   #2
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"I've tried Ogle, it recognized DVD and it was even playing the film but it was really choppy "

Playing a movie takes a really fast computer. If the computer is too slow then the movie appears or sounds choppy. What speed is your cpu and how much memory do you have?
 
Old 10-01-2003, 10:32 AM   #3
filkacik
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I've got Acer TravelMate 800LCib with 1.3Ghz Intel Centrino and 512MB RAM. I think this should be fast enough for playing DVDs. But I've been searching through the different forums and it seems that there are a few people with the same problem like me.
I think I may have wrong version of libdvdread or libdvdcss.
 
  


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