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Old 05-10-2016, 11:44 PM   #1
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vlc won't play dvd's


I have installed both free and non-free fusion repositories. I have installed libdvdcss, libdvdnav, and libdvdread. I can play audio cd's in either the dvd player or burner. vlc or mplayer won't play dvd's. File manager won't detect either dvd drive with dvd media in it.
Brasero will burn a dvd or cd iso file.
I used chmod 666 on both drives. I created a mount directory for both drives.
I am running fedora 23. When it came out I upgraded from version 21. I was able to play dvd's with fedora 21.
 
Old 05-11-2016, 10:30 AM   #2
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https://ask.fedoraproject.org/en/que...sten-to-music/

Does this help?
 
Old 05-12-2016, 12:47 AM   #3
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I have already followed the instructions to load the free and non-free rpm fusion repositories. I installed the gstreamer1 plugins, and the rhymbox software.
mplayer will play the dvd movie, but vlc does not play or give an error message.
 
Old 05-12-2016, 12:48 AM   #4
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I haven't bothered playing a DVD in a long time, but you probably also need to install libdvdcss http://www.videolan.org/developers/libdvdcss.html

EDIT: I scrolled further up, and see you already did that.

How are you pointing vlc to the drive to find the disc to play?

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Old 05-12-2016, 11:24 PM   #5
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I am pointing vlc to dev/dvd for the dvd burner and dev/cdrom for the dvd/cdrom player. This is by using the disk menu under file.
I tried making a mount directory for both drives and creating a symbolic link which was mentioned in an older post on linuxquestions.org.
 
Old 05-13-2016, 01:48 AM   #6
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try /dev/sr0 (or /dev/sr1 if you have 2 drives).

btw, this:
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File manager won't detect either dvd drive with dvd media in it.
seems to point to a deeper problem. so not plugins/codecs, but maybe drivers. or support for filesystem (was it iso9960 or some such?).
 
Old 05-14-2016, 06:03 AM   #7
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vlc menu shows sg1 drive regardless of which drive I select in the disc menu. I tried to select either /dev/sr0 or /dev/sr1.
mplayer shows error message:
Couldn't open DVD device: /dev/dvd (No medium found).
The preferences option only allows you to select /dev/dvd for media.
 
Old 05-14-2016, 01:46 PM   #8
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Originally Posted by tlcoons View Post
vlc does not play or give an error message.
you have to open the message window, then crank up the verbosity just one notch, then try again.
post what it gives.
 
Old 05-14-2016, 06:32 PM   #9
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Seriously, Tlcoons. I think we need a little more info.
I just played a DVD using VLC 2.2.3 in an up-to-date Fedora 23. For many builds now, the only thing I've had to do to get it to play dvds is install libdvdcss.

I'll say this, though. Things have changed drastically with KDE's device notifier. Prior to the KDE 5, I used to be able to select any one of the available media players and eject the disk from the task bar. This is no longer true. Now I have to bring up the media player first, which leads to the complications you described. ( /dev/dvd, /dev/sr1, /dev/sg2... it gets confusing quickly). Now you have to get a bit familiar with the media player and find one you're comfortable with.
 
Old 05-15-2016, 02:10 AM   #10
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core debug: adding item `cdrom' ( dvd:///dev/cdrom )
core debug: incoming request - stopping current input
core debug: Creating an input for 'cdrom'
core debug: meta ok for (null), need to fetch art
core debug: looking for meta fetcher module matching "any": 1 candidates
lua debug: Trying Lua scripts in /home/tlcoons/.local/share/vlc/lua/meta/fetcher
lua debug: Trying Lua scripts in /usr/lib/vlc/lua/meta/fetcher
lua debug: Trying Lua playlist script /usr/lib/vlc/lua/meta/fetcher/tvrage.luac
lua debug: skipping script (unmatched scope) /usr/lib/vlc/lua/meta/fetcher/tvrage.luac
lua debug: Trying Lua scripts in /usr/share/vlc/lua/meta/fetcher
core debug: no meta fetcher modules matched
core debug: searching art for cdrom
core debug: looking for art finder module matching "any": 2 candidates
lua debug: Trying Lua scripts in /home/tlcoons/.local/share/vlc/lua/meta/art
lua debug: Trying Lua scripts in /usr/lib/vlc/lua/meta/art
lua debug: Trying Lua playlist script /usr/lib/vlc/lua/meta/art/00_musicbrainz.luac
lua debug: skipping script (unmatched scope) /usr/lib/vlc/lua/meta/art/00_musicbrainz.luac
lua debug: Trying Lua playlist script /usr/lib/vlc/lua/meta/art/01_googleimage.luac
lua debug: skipping script (unmatched scope) /usr/lib/vlc/lua/meta/art/01_googleimage.luac
lua debug: Trying Lua playlist script /usr/lib/vlc/lua/meta/art/02_frenchtv.luac
lua debug: skipping script (unmatched scope) /usr/lib/vlc/lua/meta/art/02_frenchtv.luac
lua debug: Trying Lua playlist script /usr/lib/vlc/lua/meta/art/03_lastfm.luac
lua debug: skipping script (unmatched scope) /usr/lib/vlc/lua/meta/art/03_lastfm.luac
lua debug: Trying Lua scripts in /usr/share/vlc/lua/meta/art
core debug: no art finder modules matched
core debug: looking for meta fetcher module matching "any": 1 candidates
lua debug: Trying Lua scripts in /home/tlcoons/.local/share/vlc/lua/meta/fetcher
lua debug: Trying Lua scripts in /usr/lib/vlc/lua/meta/fetcher
lua debug: Trying Lua playlist script /usr/lib/vlc/lua/meta/fetcher/tvrage.luac
core debug: using meta fetcher module "lua"
core debug: removing module "lua"
core debug: searching art for cdrom
core debug: looking for art finder module matching "any": 2 candidates
lua debug: Trying Lua scripts in /home/tlcoons/.local/share/vlc/lua/meta/art
lua debug: Trying Lua scripts in /usr/lib/vlc/lua/meta/art
lua debug: Trying Lua playlist script /usr/lib/vlc/lua/meta/art/00_musicbrainz.luac
lua debug: Trying Lua playlist script /usr/lib/vlc/lua/meta/art/01_googleimage.luac
lua debug: Trying Lua playlist script /usr/lib/vlc/lua/meta/art/02_frenchtv.luac
lua debug: Trying Lua playlist script /usr/lib/vlc/lua/meta/art/03_lastfm.luac
lua debug: Trying Lua scripts in /usr/share/vlc/lua/meta/art
core debug: no art finder modules matched
core debug: art not found for cdrom
alsa debug: Available ALSA PCM devices:
alsa debug: Discard all samples (playback) or generate zero samples (capture) (null)
alsa debug: PulseAudio Sound Server (pulse)
alsa debug: Default ALSA Output (currently PulseAudio Sound Server) (default)
alsa debug: CA0106, CA0106 Default Audio Device (sysdefault:CARD=CA0106)
alsa debug: CA0106, CA0106 Front speakers (front:CARD=CA0106,DEV=0)
alsa debug: CA0106, CA0106 Rear speakers (rear:CARD=CA0106,DEV=0)
alsa debug: CA0106, CA0106 Center and Subwoofer speakers (center_lfe:CARD=CA0106,DEV=0)
alsa debug: CA0106, CA0106 Side speakers (side:CARD=CA0106,DEV=0)
alsa debug: CA0106, CA0106 2.1 Surround output to Front and Subwoofer speakers (surround21:CARD=CA0106,DEV=0)
alsa debug: CA0106, CA0106 4.0 Surround output to Front and Rear speakers (surround40:CARD=CA0106,DEV=0)
alsa debug: CA0106, CA0106 4.1 Surround output to Front, Rear and Subwoofer speakers (surround41:CARD=CA0106,DEV=0)
alsa debug: CA0106, CA0106 5.0 Surround output to Front, Center and Rear speakers (surround50:CARD=CA0106,DEV=0)
alsa debug: CA0106, CA0106 5.1 Surround output to Front, Center, Rear and Subwoofer speakers (surround51:CARD=CA0106,DEV=0)
alsa debug: CA0106, CA0106 7.1 Surround output to Front, Center, Side, Rear and Woofer speakers (surround71:CARD=CA0106,DEV=0)
alsa debug: CA0106, CA0106 IEC958 (S/PDIF) Digital Audio Output (iec958:CARD=CA0106,DEV=0)
alsa debug: HDA NVidia, HDMI 0 HDMI Audio Output (hdmi:CARD=NVidia,DEV=0)
alsa debug: HDA NVidia, HDMI 1 HDMI Audio Output (hdmi:CARD=NVidia,DEV=1)
alsa debug: Microsoft LifeCam VX-5000, USB Audio Default Audio Device (sysdefault:CARD=VX5000)
alsa debug: Microsoft LifeCam VX-5000, USB Audio Front speakers (front:CARD=VX5000,DEV=0)
alsa debug: Microsoft LifeCam VX-5000, USB Audio 2.1 Surround output to Front and Subwoofer speakers (surround21:CARD=VX5000,DEV=0)
alsa debug: Microsoft LifeCam VX-5000, USB Audio 4.0 Surround output to Front and Rear speakers (surround40:CARD=VX5000,DEV=0)
alsa debug: Microsoft LifeCam VX-5000, USB Audio 4.1 Surround output to Front, Rear and Subwoofer speakers (surround41:CARD=VX5000,DEV=0)
alsa debug: Microsoft LifeCam VX-5000, USB Audio 5.0 Surround output to Front, Center and Rear speakers (surround50:CARD=VX5000,DEV=0)
alsa debug: Microsoft LifeCam VX-5000, USB Audio 5.1 Surround output to Front, Center, Rear and Subwoofer speakers (surround51:CARD=VX5000,DEV=0)
alsa debug: Microsoft LifeCam VX-5000, USB Audio 7.1 Surround output to Front, Center, Side, Rear and Woofer speakers (surround71:CARD=VX5000,DEV=0)
alsa debug: Microsoft LifeCam VX-5000, USB Audio IEC958 (S/PDIF) Digital Audio Output (iec958:CARD=VX5000,DEV=0)
qt4 debug: Saving the simple preferences
core debug: adding item `cdrom' ( dvd:///dev/cdrom )
core debug: incoming request - stopping current input
core debug: Creating an input for 'cdrom'
core debug: meta ok for (null), need to fetch art
core debug: looking for meta fetcher module matching "any": 1 candidates
lua debug: Trying Lua scripts in /home/tlcoons/.local/share/vlc/lua/meta/fetcher
lua debug: Trying Lua scripts in /usr/lib/vlc/lua/meta/fetcher
lua debug: Trying Lua playlist script /usr/lib/vlc/lua/meta/fetcher/tvrage.luac
lua debug: skipping script (unmatched scope) /usr/lib/vlc/lua/meta/fetcher/tvrage.luac
lua debug: Trying Lua scripts in /usr/share/vlc/lua/meta/fetcher
core debug: no meta fetcher modules matched
core debug: searching art for cdrom
core debug: looking for art finder module matching "any": 2 candidates
lua debug: Trying Lua scripts in /home/tlcoons/.local/share/vlc/lua/meta/art
lua debug: Trying Lua scripts in /usr/lib/vlc/lua/meta/art
lua debug: Trying Lua playlist script /usr/lib/vlc/lua/meta/art/00_musicbrainz.luac
lua debug: skipping script (unmatched scope) /usr/lib/vlc/lua/meta/art/00_musicbrainz.luac
lua debug: Trying Lua playlist script /usr/lib/vlc/lua/meta/art/01_googleimage.luac
lua debug: skipping script (unmatched scope) /usr/lib/vlc/lua/meta/art/01_googleimage.luac
lua debug: Trying Lua playlist script /usr/lib/vlc/lua/meta/art/02_frenchtv.luac
lua debug: skipping script (unmatched scope) /usr/lib/vlc/lua/meta/art/02_frenchtv.luac
lua debug: Trying Lua playlist script /usr/lib/vlc/lua/meta/art/03_lastfm.luac
lua debug: skipping script (unmatched scope) /usr/lib/vlc/lua/meta/art/03_lastfm.luac
lua debug: Trying Lua scripts in /usr/share/vlc/lua/meta/art
core debug: no art finder modules matched
core debug: looking for meta fetcher module matching "any": 1 candidates
lua debug: Trying Lua scripts in /home/tlcoons/.local/share/vlc/lua/meta/fetcher
lua debug: Trying Lua scripts in /usr/lib/vlc/lua/meta/fetcher
lua debug: Trying Lua playlist script /usr/lib/vlc/lua/meta/fetcher/tvrage.luac
core debug: using meta fetcher module "lua"
core debug: removing module "lua"
core debug: searching art for cdrom
core debug: looking for art finder module matching "any": 2 candidates
lua debug: Trying Lua scripts in /home/tlcoons/.local/share/vlc/lua/meta/art
lua debug: Trying Lua scripts in /usr/lib/vlc/lua/meta/art
lua debug: Trying Lua playlist script /usr/lib/vlc/lua/meta/art/00_musicbrainz.luac
lua debug: Trying Lua playlist script /usr/lib/vlc/lua/meta/art/01_googleimage.luac
lua debug: Trying Lua playlist script /usr/lib/vlc/lua/meta/art/02_frenchtv.luac
lua debug: Trying Lua playlist script /usr/lib/vlc/lua/meta/art/03_lastfm.luac
lua debug: Trying Lua scripts in /usr/share/vlc/lua/meta/art
core debug: no art finder modules matched
core debug: art not found for cdrom
 
Old 05-15-2016, 01:37 PM   #11
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there's nothing of interest in that output.
however, it does seem to recognize dvd:///dev/cdrom.
but nothing more. it never seems to get to the point of actually reading the disk.

no, without additional info there's nothing i can do.

try other media players (and if they don't play, post some output/info/warnings).

btw, this happen with all dvds or just one? burned ones or bought?
(and many more questions to be answered...)

ps:
is everything else working fine on your upgraded fedora?

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Old 05-16-2016, 01:01 AM   #12
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I tried a purchased dvd and file manager finds it. When I try mplayer, I get the following error message:
Couldn't open DVD device: /dev/dvd (No such file or directory)
I selected /dev/dvd in mplayer preferences. It is the only device that shows up in the default device dropdown menu.
I can play audio book cd's and music cd's. File manager detects both types. Burned music cd's play as well.
I don't have any burned dvd movies.
Everything else seams to be working fine. I have upgraded to the latest fixes.
 
Old 05-18-2016, 02:17 PM   #13
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well try all the other options as well: /dev/cdrom, /dev/sr0, /dev/sr1...
a
Code:
ls /dev
might help with that.
 
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Old 05-18-2016, 11:51 PM   #14
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rpm fusion: yum install libdvdread libdvdnav lsdvd libdvdcss libdvdcss2
 
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Old 05-19-2016, 08:14 PM   #15
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[tlcoons@localhost ~]$ ls /dev
autofs mapper sg1 tty24 tty59 ttyS7
block mcelog sg10 tty25 tty6 ttyS8
bsg media0 sg11 tty26 tty60 ttyS9
btrfs-control mem sg12 tty27 tty61 uhid
bus memory_bandwidth sg2 tty28 tty62 uinput
cdrom midi1 sg3 tty29 tty63 urandom
char mqueue sg4 tty3 tty7 usb
console net sg5 tty30 tty8 usbmon0
core network_latency sg6 tty31 tty9 usbmon1
cpu network_throughput sg7 tty32 ttyS0 usbmon2
cpu_dma_latency null sg8 tty33 ttyS1 usbmon3
cuse nvram sg9 tty34 ttyS10 usbmon4
disk parport0 shm tty35 ttyS11 usbmon5
dm-0 port snapshot tty36 ttyS12 v4l
dm-1 ppp snd tty37 ttyS13 vcs
dm-2 ptmx sr0 tty38 ttyS14 vcs1
dmmidi1 pts sr1 tty39 ttyS15 vcs2
dri random stderr tty4 ttyS16 vcs3
fb0 raw stdin tty40 ttyS17 vcs4
fd rtc stdout tty41 ttyS18 vcs5
fedora rtc0 tty tty42 ttyS19 vcs6
full sda tty0 tty43 ttyS2 vcsa
fuse sda1 tty1 tty44 ttyS20 vcsa1
hidraw0 sda2 tty10 tty45 ttyS21 vcsa2
hidraw1 sdb tty11 tty46 ttyS22 vcsa3
hidraw2 sdc tty12 tty47 ttyS23 vcsa4
hpet sdd tty13 tty48 ttyS24 vcsa5
hugepages sde tty14 tty49 ttyS25 vcsa6
hwrng sde1 tty15 tty5 ttyS26 vfio
initctl sdf tty16 tty50 ttyS27 vga_arbiter
input sdf1 tty17 tty51 ttyS28 vhci
kmsg sdg tty18 tty52 ttyS29 vhost-net
log sdh tty19 tty53 ttyS3 video0
loop-control sdi tty2 tty54 ttyS30 watchdog
lp0 sdj tty20 tty55 ttyS31 watchdog0
lp1 sdk tty21 tty56 ttyS4 zero
lp2 sdk1 tty22 tty57 ttyS5
lp3 sg0 tty23 tty58 ttyS6
[tlcoons@localhost ~]$
I installed again everything but libdvdcss2. I could not find a version for fedora 23.
mplayer gives the following error message: Couldn't open DVD device: /dev/dvd (No such file or directory)
vlc plays the dvd when pointing to dev/cdrom. vlc can't find dev/dvd. There is not listing for that drive (device) in the drop down menu. sg1 and sr1 don't play. Also sg0 and sg1 don't play. As long as it works in the cd/dvd player, I've made progress.

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