cvlc apparently limited

Jude DaShiell jdashiel at
Sun Aug 18 17:38:58 UTC 2013

Another problem and the same failures happen with vlc as happened with 
rvlc so the authors are at least consistent is that when any command is 
entered incorrectly, lua keeps on coming up and throwing the errors.  
Unless people are experienced with lua debugging, how are they supposed 
to make any proper sense of those dialogs?  The only time it is ever 
proper to allow an underlying programming language to put any errors 
into any user dialog is when the message expresses the error very well.  
Fortran according to another programmer I know at work did that once for 
him but that's a very rare occassion when it actually happens.

On Sun, 18 Aug 2013, Jude DaShiell wrote:

> Hitting enter in a dvd menu just produces an error statement and brings 
> up the help screen.  The next command has no effect either.  loop off 
> has no effect either.  Fortunately, mplayer dvd /dev/sr0 works like a 
> charm even skipping over that loop recording such that the movie starts 
> playing as soon as everything loads up.  I'm pretty sure I'm missing 
> something here with respect to vlc but can't figure it for now.  
> Fortunately mplayer is available though.
> On Sun, 18 Aug 2013, Kyle wrote:
> > Try your command using dvd:// /dev/sr0. What happens if you press the
> > enter key once the music starts? It's possible the DVD responds to the
> > menu in an expected way. Otherwise, mplayer should work with the whole
> > dvd://x thing.
> > ~Kyle
> >
> > 
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