On Wed, 2007-09-12 at 23:06 +0200, Nigel Henry wrote:
> On Wednesday 12 September 2007 17:03, Art wrote:
> > Hi I need some help setting up the mPlayer to play DVD's. I can bring
> > it up to the play list. On the list it dose not show the DVD. How do
> > I
> > get to my DVD drive and what plugins do I need to install.
> > Thanks
> > Art Giles
> Hi Art. Hows it going?
> Where did you get Mplayer from? Freshrpms, or Livna? You don't only
> Mplayer, but also the w32codecs package.
> Make sure that Mplayer is setup to access your DVD drive.
> For example I have 3 optical drives (cdrom, cdwriter, and dvdrom) on
> of my machines. When you open Mplayer, at the extreme left of the
> with the controls on it there is a button. Click on that, which will
> bring up the preferences window. Click on "misc", and it will show you
> where it's trying to access your DVD rom drive from. In my case it's
> pointing to /dev/cdrom2, but I have 3 drives, and that is the correct
> for the DVD rom drive.
> On my other machine I have a combination drive (cdrom/cdwriter/dvdrom).
> If I look at /dev in my file manager I have 3 entries, cdrom1, cdrw1,
> dvd1. All these are links pointing to the block device hdd.
> You need to make sure that what is there in Mplayers preferences > misc
> is pointing to the correct link in /dev for the DVD device.
> An alternative for playing DVD's is the vlc package, but you will also
> need to install the libdvdcss package as well ( that may be
> and may well still need to check that it's accessing your drive
> in /dev.
> All the best, and may the force be with you.