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bawbag 10-12-2003 04:51 PM

Playing DVD's in Slackware 9.1
I'm having trouble with this. Both Xine and MPlayer are reporting that they cannot open device /dev/dvd.

Current config for that drive is /dev/hdc with a symlink to /dev/dvd. Both packages are pointed at /dev/dvd in their setup menus.

Here's my line for the drive in /etc/fstab:-
/dev/dvd /mnt/dvd iso9660 noauto,user,ro 0 0

And this is the error I recieve in Xine:-

- xine engine error -
Input plugin failed to open mrl 'dvd:/'

Clicking 'done' on this error gives me this:-

The source can't be read. Maybe you don't have enough rights for this, or source doesn't contain data (eg disc not in drive). (/dev/dvd)

I can happily mount the drive and browse the DVD. I've also tried mounting/unmounting before attempting to play the DVD, and pointing Xine straight to /dev/hdc.

Any ideas much appreciated.


trickykid 10-12-2003 07:41 PM

What are you actual permissions on the device, /dev/hdc ??

bawbag 10-12-2003 07:51 PM

Once again I totally miss the obvious. Many thanks mate, excuse my newbieness.

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