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Old 09-27-2003, 02:57 PM   #1
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DVD Player for Red Hat 9?


What application should I be using to play DVD's with Red Hat 9? Does it install one by default?

I didn't see MPlayer on the list anywhere.
 
Old 09-27-2003, 03:16 PM   #2
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http://www.videolan.org/vlc/download-redhat.html

it's a bunch of files to download, but it works super!

Just saw my first dvd with it yesterday!
 
Old 09-27-2003, 03:19 PM   #3
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Thanks, I'll check it out.
 
Old 09-27-2003, 03:36 PM   #4
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I've installed VideoLAN but my DVD's won't play. Do I need to do something to map /dev/dvd to my DVD player, which is currently on Cdrom1?

Not sure what is missing.
 
Old 09-27-2003, 03:38 PM   #5
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I normally use Ogle or Mplayer
 
Old 09-27-2003, 03:38 PM   #6
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create a symbolic link from /dev/dvd to /dev/cdrom

that's what I have
 
Old 09-27-2003, 03:41 PM   #7
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in your case cdrom1 of course
 
Old 09-27-2003, 03:48 PM   #8
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How do you create a symbolic link?
 
Old 09-27-2003, 03:52 PM   #9
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I changed the setting to /dev/cdrom1 in the input area. It works, but I have to select the dvd icon first. And the audio is crackling a bit too.

Getting closer.
 
Old 09-27-2003, 03:58 PM   #10
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ooo.... audio settings - that's difficult stuff! try to change all kinds of audio settings, maybe it'll work =) otherwise - it's a separate post =)

symbolic link should be created like this:
ln /dev/cdrom1 /dev/dvd
 
Old 09-27-2003, 03:59 PM   #11
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Everything looks fine now. Audio crackling went away, so that might have just been a fluke. One more question. When I insert my DVD a folder list pops up. Is there a way to disable that behavior for DVDs? I really don't need to see the contents of the drive.

I appreciate the help.
 
Old 09-27-2003, 04:02 PM   #12
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sure thing, mate! I'm just trying to compensate for the time people spent helping me... not that I'll ever reach that =)

just noticed my status doesn't say newbie anymore =) that's kinda cool =) in a supernerdish way =)

anyway, run gnome-control-center.
select CD-properties.

there you should add this line in the bottom, under dvd settings:
vlc dvd:%d
on my computer it was there by default
 
Old 09-27-2003, 04:13 PM   #13
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I've got KDE. Didn't see an option like that.

You keep this up and you'll blow past "Member" too. hehe
 
Old 09-27-2003, 04:17 PM   #14
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well, can't help you there then!

I think you should get gnome, but that's just my opinion.
Just look in a bunch of config files and you'll find it!

C Ya!
 
Old 09-27-2003, 04:19 PM   #15
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Okay buddy. A appreciate all the help!
 
  


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