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Old 08-17-2004, 06:12 AM   #1
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mplayer problems

I get this error when trying to play a dvd :

Playing dvd://.
Reading disc structure, please wait...
libdvdread: Can't open file VIDEO_TS.IFO.
Can't open VMG info!

I have been searching and there seems to be *a lot* of errors like this, way to many to narrow down but I did read one that makes sense.

Try creating a symbolic link from /dev/cdrom to /dev/dvd.

This *seems* like a good idea because my /etc/fstab reads as follows :

/dev/hda1 / ext3 defaults 1 1
none /dev/pts devpts mode=0620 0 0
/dev/hda6 /home ext3 defaults 1 2
/dev/hdc /mnt/cdrom auto umask=0,user,iocharset=iso8859-15,codepage=850,noauto,ro,exec 0 0
/dev/hdd /mnt/cdrom2 auto umask=0,user,iocharset=iso8859-15,codepage=850,noauto,ro,exec 0 0
none /mnt/floppy supermount dev=/dev/fd0,fs=ext2:vfat,--,umask=0,iocharset=iso8859-15,sync,codepage=850 0 0
none /proc proc defaults 0 0
/dev/hda5 swap swap defaults 0 0

Nothing a about a dvd device or any symbolic links to one.

Maybe this is why mplayer is complaining ?

Maybe I'm barking up the wrong tree ?

Any suggestion or help please.

Old 08-17-2004, 07:04 AM   #2
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in terminal as root type the following...........

ln -s /dev/cdromX /dev/dvd

where X would be the number (if there is one) for that drive. IE: X could equal cdrom0, cdrom1, etc.

Old 08-17-2004, 08:19 AM   #3
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please include the command you are running.
Old 08-17-2004, 10:19 AM   #4
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There is an easier solution. Just open MPlayer and go to preferences change the device to read hdc and that should point you to the dvd without the need to create the sm link.


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