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Old 06-05-2004, 01:52 AM   #1
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Xine wont believe that I have a disk in the dvd-rom drive

I use fedora core one and I have installed xine. When ever I click the dvd button on the control menu bar and try to get it to play dvd's this error message comes up: - xine engine error -
There is no input plugin available to handle
Maybe MRL syntax is wrong or file/stream source doesnt exist.

When I click the more button it says for the video output that it is throwing away the image with points xxxxx (numbers replacing the x's) because it s to old. Also another error message comes up which says:
The source can't be be read.
Maybe you dont have enough rights for this, or
source doesnt contain data ( e.g: not disc in drive). (/dev/dvd)
Have I sat an incorrect path to the drive. The site where I downloaded the rpms which was wrote to enter the command ln -s /dev/cdrom/ /dev/dvd/ which I have done but it doesnt work. It will not acknowledge the fact that dvd is in the drive.

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Old 06-05-2004, 03:07 AM   #2
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I went through this problem, too. SuSE doesn't offer native support to dvd playback, cause its illegal. It took a while until I could finnaly put it to work.
I completely removed the original suse's xine, and replaced with these packages:

Hope it helps.
Old 06-05-2004, 07:19 AM   #3
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Whats a good site to download these packages from.
Old 06-05-2004, 07:39 AM   #4
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Would be a good place to start .


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