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Old 09-15-2020, 05:43 PM   #16
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I don't use KDE, but make sure whatever volume manager you use is set to automount, then try
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/usr/bin/vlc dvd://dev/sr0
and add
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--fullscreen
before the device name if you like.
 
Old 09-15-2020, 06:48 PM   #17
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I don't use KDE, but make sure whatever volume manager you use is set to automount, then try
Code:
/usr/bin/vlc dvd://dev/sr0
and add
Code:
--fullscreen
before the device name if you like.
Sorry, but that doesn't work either. Now is there anybody out there who actually uses KDE, and is able to tell me how to get ot to work correctly?
 
Old 09-15-2020, 11:37 PM   #18
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I haven't had a DVD drive in my computer for probably 5+ years (and probably hadn't used it 5 years before that). I'm not sure how it works, but a quick google search found me this reddit thread. Maybe it will help you.
 
Old 09-16-2020, 12:15 AM   #19
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I haven't had a DVD drive in my computer for probably 5+ years (and probably hadn't used it 5 years before that). I'm not sure how it works, but a quick google search found me this reddit thread. Maybe it will help you.
Sorry, but that thread has nothing to do with DVDs. Besides, I already have the associations for the different file types set up. What I am looking for is the correct way to make VLC the default player for DVDs.
 
Old 09-16-2020, 12:59 PM   #20
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Isn't the command you're looking for
Code:
xdg-settings
The man page is quite self-explanatory
 
Old 09-16-2020, 02:36 PM   #21
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When you're in Settings, instead of Removable Drives open File Associations instead. Search for 'dvd' and various entries for audio-dvd, blank-dvd, video-dvd should show up. Add or re-order their default applications accordingly.
 
Old 09-16-2020, 04:40 PM   #22
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Isn't the command you're looking for
Code:
xdg-settings
The man page is quite self-explanatory
No, the command that I'm looking for is the one that makes VLC the default player for DVDs.
 
Old 09-17-2020, 02:06 AM   #23
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In post #22 you write "the command that I'm looking for is the one that makes VLC the default player for DVDs." From posts #11 and #15 it seems as if what you're after is getting vlc to start playing a DVD when it's inserted into the DVD drive. Not quite the same thing.

A very old thread (2006) suggests the command line
Code:
vlc dvd:// #%u
See https://www.perturb.org/display/804_...play_DVDs.html

In another (although related to Plasma5, not KDE4) I read "if what you want is the vlc application to be automatically launched when you insert a dvd I don't think that's possible."
See https://forums.opensuse.org/showthre...C-on-suse-42-3

But as said before, I don't use KDE myself, nor am I interested in auto-launching a player when inserting a DVD or audio CD (I might insert it for other reasons, e.g. ripping). So I haven't checked this out further.
 
Old 09-17-2020, 04:43 PM   #24
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Sorry, but that thread has nothing to do with DVDs. Besides, I already have the associations for the different file types set up. What I am looking for is the correct way to make VLC the default player for DVDs.
Did you miss this comment?

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PS: If you want to change the default application to open as you insert a DVD or Audio CD, do the same steps 1-7 as above except at step 3, click on the ">" arrow to the left of the "x-content" category.
 
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Old 09-19-2020, 06:41 PM   #25
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Did you miss this comment?
What comment are you referring to?
 
Old 09-19-2020, 06:43 PM   #26
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Quoted right under the question
 
Old 09-19-2020, 08:25 PM   #27
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In post #22 you write "the command that I'm looking for is the one that makes VLC the default player for DVDs." From posts #11 and #15 it seems as if what you're after is getting vlc to start playing a DVD when it's inserted into the DVD drive. Not quite the same thing.

A very old thread (2006) suggests the command line
Code:
vlc dvd:// #%u
See https://www.perturb.org/display/804_...play_DVDs.html

In another (although related to Plasma5, not KDE4) I read "if what you want is the vlc application to be automatically launched when you insert a dvd I don't think that's possible."
See https://forums.opensuse.org/showthre...C-on-suse-42-3

But as said before, I don't use KDE myself, nor am I interested in auto-launching a player when inserting a DVD or audio CD (I might insert it for other reasons, e.g. ripping). So I haven't checked this out further.
Tried it - same result.
 
Old 09-20-2020, 03:15 PM   #28
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What comment are you referring to?
SMH, I quoted it so you wouldn't miss it and somehow you still did.
 
Old Yesterday, 03:36 AM   #29
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VLC is default player ?
I mean YES !

Last edited by Roman Dyaba; Yesterday at 03:37 AM. Reason: bolding
 
Old Yesterday, 04:03 AM   #30
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VLC is default player ?
I mean YES !
Pretty annoying for a forum newbie, posting bold all-caps text without adding value to the topic. Stop doing that.
 
  


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