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Old 04-13-2017, 11:36 AM   #1
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Unable to open video file


I am unable to open a video file, file type, video_TS. I tried VLC, which gave a reading of "permission denied" when I tried to use it to open the file, and could not open with video player or Banshee. I tried two such DVDs.

I would like to watch the DVD and could do with some help.
 
Old 04-13-2017, 12:25 PM   #2
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permission denied would be the starting point? ugoa of the file versus ugoa of the user trying to use it.

$ man chmod
$ man chown

And then there's codec issues, which could be impossible to bypass by distro means, depending on which distro. Otherwise there's packages like libdvdnav4, libdvdread4, libdvdcss2, dvd+rw-tools, mjpegtools, at least for debian jessie naming conventions. Xine tends to be alright playing dvds. Commercial (encrypted) dvds might be a little harder to get working depending on the laws of your nation/state/community. Which a lot of distros compensate for by NOT providing the needed package to decrypt them. At least by traditional distro means, or official repositories.
 
Old 04-13-2017, 12:31 PM   #3
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Do you have libdvdcss2 installed?

In /etc/group are you a member of cdrom or video?

Have you tried mplayer or smplayer to play the DVD?
 
Old 04-13-2017, 10:30 PM   #4
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Using Mint, I will now try mplayer and Xine. I will for the above packages.

$ man chmod, is this for a terminal window?

The DVD is one I bought. What is a /etc/group, a member?
 
Old 04-13-2017, 10:55 PM   #5
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/etc/group defines which users are members of which groups. Not being a member of a certain group can prevent access to a device normally accessible only to members assigned to a group that includes the owner of that device. /dev/cdrom and /dev/dvd are commonly such devices.

Usually, man is run in a terminal window, but that's not the only way to run it, whether for chmod or any other command.
 
Old 04-13-2017, 11:06 PM   #6
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Novation, try using brasero or K3b and save the dvd image file first...

You will need libdvdcss2 installed(and a couple of other dependants)...

Once you save the image, you can play it with either vlc, Xine, mplayer

Most will work, some I have had to mess around with...

gstreamer codecs, like "good" "ugly" run fine, "bad" I have had issue with...

But all in all, the image is the best way to go, playing off a dvd via the video_TS folder, dont always work, some times you can copy to drive and play, but that depends on the encryption used...

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Old 04-14-2017, 01:39 AM   #7
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novatian, please try to open the file in question from the command line, and show us exact commands issued & their output.
use code tags for code.

fwiw, dvds copied to hard drive are usually played by opening the containing folder with the media player.
this works for vlc, and also for mpv, maybe more.

also please do an
Code:
ls -al
for the file(s) in question (still from above mentioned terminal).
 
Old 04-14-2017, 01:41 AM   #8
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I have the various "lib" software already, permission is denied to download or copy the Video_TS file and Xine reads xine engine error, input plugin failed to open mrl, and sight unknown error, permission error.
 
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bren-ThinkCentre-M92p bren # ls -al
total 236
drwxr-xr-x 32 bren bren 4096 Apr 14 16:38 .
drwxr-xr-x 3 root root 4096 Dec 16 22:55 ..
drwxr-xr-x 2 bren bren 4096 Feb 5 01:33 Academics
drwx------ 3 bren bren 4096 Dec 17 23:20 .adobe
-rw------- 1 bren bren 74 Mar 11 18:07 .bash_history
-rw-r--r-- 1 bren bren 220 Dec 16 22:55 .bash_logout
-rw-r--r-- 1 bren bren 4000 Dec 16 22:55 .bashrc
-rw-r--r-- 1 bren bren 11839 Mar 7 23:14 c3receiptmarch.odt
drwxr-xr-x 22 bren bren 4096 Apr 14 16:38 .cache
drwxr-xr-x 23 bren bren 4096 Apr 14 16:38 .config
drwx------ 3 bren bren 4096 Dec 17 10:16 .dbus
drwxr-xr-x 3 bren bren 4096 Jan 26 22:03 Desktop
-rw------- 1 bren bren 25 Apr 14 02:44 .dmrc
drwxr-xr-x 2 bren bren 4096 Apr 9 16:34 Documents
drwxr-xr-x 3 bren bren 4096 Apr 9 16:34 Downloads
drwxr-xr-x 4 bren bren 4096 Feb 6 00:49 .dvdcss
drwxr-xr-x 2 bren bren 4096 Dec 24 20:52 e-Sword
drwx------ 3 bren bren 4096 Apr 14 02:57 .gconf
-rw-r----- 1 bren bren 0 Apr 14 16:32 .gksu.lock
drwx------ 3 bren bren 4096 Jan 19 19:02 .gnome
drwx------ 3 bren bren 4096 Jan 27 23:35 .gnome2
-rw-r----- 1 root root 15839 Feb 8 22:02 hp-check.log
drwxr-xr-x 2 bren bren 4096 Feb 7 23:52 .hplip
-rw------- 1 bren bren 13608 Apr 14 02:44 .ICEauthority
-rw-r--r-- 1 bren bren 25238 Apr 3 23:09 iconoclasm?.odt
drwxr-xr-x 2 bren bren 4096 Dec 23 01:42 .icons
drwxr-xr-x 4 bren bren 4096 Dec 17 10:16 .linuxmint
drwx------ 3 bren bren 4096 Dec 17 10:16 .local
-rw-r--r-- 1 bren bren 85 Apr 3 23:09 .~lock.iconoclasm?.odt#
drwx------ 3 bren bren 4096 Dec 17 23:20 .macromedia
drwxr-xr-x 4 bren bren 4096 Dec 17 02:56 .mozilla
drwxr-xr-x 4 bren bren 4096 Feb 27 23:43 Music
-rw-r--r-- 1 bren bren 0 Dec 26 00:06 .odbc.ini
drwxr-xr-x 2 bren bren 4096 Apr 4 00:06 Pictures
drwx------ 3 bren bren 4096 Dec 16 23:35 .pki
-rw-r--r-- 1 bren bren 675 Dec 16 22:55 .profile
drwxr-xr-x 2 bren bren 4096 Dec 17 10:16 Public
drwx------ 6 bren bren 4096 Mar 11 18:02 .Skype
-rw-r--r-- 1 bren bren 0 Dec 17 10:18 .sudo_as_admin_successful
drwxr-xr-x 2 bren bren 4096 Dec 17 10:16 Templates
drwxr-xr-x 2 bren bren 4096 Dec 23 01:42 .themes
drwx------ 4 bren bren 4096 Jan 24 01:42 .thunderbird
drwxr-xr-x 2 bren bren 4096 Dec 17 10:16 Videos
drwxr-xr-x 4 bren bren 4096 Apr 8 00:44 .wine
-rw------- 1 bren bren 132 Apr 14 02:44 .Xauthority
drwxr-xr-x 2 bren bren 4096 Apr 14 16:38 .xine
-rw-r--r-- 1 bren bren 7003 Apr 14 16:38 .xsession-errors
bren-ThinkCentre-M92p bren #
 
Old 04-14-2017, 01:47 AM   #10
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I will have to call in next working day to ask the source if there is an error or method to open these files.
 
Old 04-14-2017, 02:13 AM   #11
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novatian, we need the directory listing for the folder that contains the file(s) in question.
 
Old 04-14-2017, 03:39 AM   #12
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How can I find the directory listing?
 
Old 04-14-2017, 03:46 AM   #13
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would be nice to tell us exactly how did you try to play that dvd. Probably you have a file manager and you can look for the DVD in it. You can try a right click/properties and also probably look for permissions (within properties).
 
Old 04-14-2017, 03:50 AM   #14
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sudo ls -al full-pathname-of-directory-containing-the-video_TS-file
 
Old 04-14-2017, 06:47 AM   #15
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I opened the file and put in ls -al and at the bottom is:
-rw-r--r-- 1 bren bren 10385 Apr 14 21:44 .xsession-errors


Also:
/media/bren/DVD_VIDEO_RECORDER

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