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Old 12-29-2003, 10:01 PM   #1
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Setting up Xine to play DVD

I feel like a newbie here (maybe I am in a way). I am setting up xine and am attempting to play DVD's with the drive. I am able to play DVD's with mplayer so I know the drive works and must be configured. Also I am able to burn video DVD's since I have played them with mplayer and with my DVD players. So I am confused with what I am missing with xine.

I do not get a DVD button with xine. I have CD, VCD and VCDO

Here is the output from xine-check

Please be patient, this script may take a while to run...
[ good ] you're using Linux, doing specific tests
[ good ] looks like you have a /proc filesystem mounted.
[ good ] You seem to have a reasonable kernel version (2.4.22)
[ good ] intel compatible processor, checking MTRR support
[ good ] you have MTRR support and there are some ranges set.
[ good ] found the player at /usr/bin/xine
[ good ] /usr/bin/xine is in your PATH
[ good ] found /usr/bin/xine-config in your PATH
Usage: xine-config [OPTIONS] [LIBRARIES]
[ good ] plugin directory /usr/lib/xine/plugins/1.0.0 exists.
[ good ] found input plugins
[ good ] found demux plugins
[ good ] found decoder plugins
[ good ] found video_out plugins
[ good ] found audio_out plugins
[ good ] /dev/cdrom points to /dev/sr1
[ good ] /dev/dvd points to /dev/sr0
[ hint ] Your DVD drive seems not to be attached via ATAPI.
This might be due to the use of an ide-scsi emulation.
If you really have a SCSI DVD drive, your SCSI controller is likely
to do perfect DMA, so there's no reason to worry about this.
However, if you're using ide-scsi, there is a chance that DMA is
disabled for the DVD drive. Moreover, I don't know how to enable
DMA in that case, so you probably have to live with some performance
loss. (FIXME: check for /proc/ide, provide solution)
press <enter> to continue...

[ good ] found xvinfo: X-Video Extension version 2.2
[ good ] your Xv extension supports YUV overlays (improves MPEG performance)
[ good ] your Xv extension supports packed YUV overlays
[ good ] Xv ports: YUY2 UYVY YV12 I420

THe version of xine
This is xine (X11 gui) - a free video player v0.9.23.
(c) 2000-2003 The xine Team.

I have installed libdvdread and libdvdcss although I am attempting to play a dvd+rw that I created that should not be encrypted.


Old 12-29-2003, 10:38 PM   #2
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it means that xine can't found /dev/dvd which was the link it use to determine which your dvd drive are.
i assume that you know how to eject your dvd drive in terminal.
here is an example.
i says that my dvd drive was /dev/scd0 which was scsi emulated.
say you use "eject /dev/scd0" to eject my dvd drive.
then the only thing you need to do was login as root and do "ln -s /dev/scd0 /dev/dvd" which links your device /dev/scd0 as /dev/dvd.
Old 12-29-2003, 10:50 PM   #3
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Uhh, the poster's xine-check command already eliminated that possibility. Sorry - but this guy doesn't have a solution yet.

From my own side - I have a tendancy of installing and compiling xine and it's components from source.
Old 12-30-2003, 12:18 AM   #4
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Thanks for the hint

Well, I was unable to compile but I found that I did not have a plugin that was needed in the binary RPM that downloaded. Put that in and now it works.

Thanks for your time!



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