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Old 08-05-2004, 08:16 AM   #1
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mplayer/libdvdcss does not play DVDs

After instaling the mplayer and libdvd packages from, I am finding that mplayer is refusing to use my DVD drive. If I run it from a shell, and attempt to access a film, it provides these error messages:

Playing dvd://1.
libdvdread: Using libdvdcss version 1.2.8 for DVD access
libdvdread: Could not open /dev/hdc with libdvdcss.
libdvdread: Can't open /dev/hdc for reading
Couldn't open DVD device: /dev/hdc

I have been searching around and have not managed to find a solution to this problem. This is my dvd drive's fstab entry:

/dev/dvd /mnt/cdrom iso9660 udf,noauto,users,owner,ro 0 0

Mplayer can access the drive if I mount it, but libdvdcss cannot, so it will not play encrypted DVDs. Besides, I read somewhere that the drive does not to need to be mounted to enable cd play back. What could I possibly be doing wrong here?

Thanks in advance.
Old 08-05-2004, 08:52 AM   #2
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Change :
/dev/dvd /mnt/cdrom iso9660 udf,noauto,users,owner,ro 0 0

/dev/hdc /mnt/cdrom iso9660 udf,iso9660,noauto,users,ro 0 0
(remove owner: owner of /dev/hdc=root and add iso9660 fs in case of)

Last edited by Cedrik; 08-05-2004 at 08:54 AM.


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