On 9 Nov 2003 16:55:30 -0800, Phil Pinkerton staggered into the Black
Sun and said:
Quote:> Installed mplayer, ogle and Xine still I cannot play movies.
> This is a Dell Latitude C600 750MHZ 128MB.
Get more RAM if you can; everything will run faster. Which version of
which distro are you using?
Quote:> Cdrom = /dev/hdc = ide-scsi = /dev/dvd = /dev/cdrom
> The hdc = ide-scsi was necessary to burn CD's and perhaps is the root
> of my problem?
Absolutely not; I have a DVD+RW at /dev/hdd under ide-scsi emulation;
there's a symlink called /dev/dvd that points to /dev/cdroms/cdrom1, and
Xine works fine for playing DVDs.
Quote:> Any ideas how to configure to play movies?
No, but you could help by providing more information than "It doesn't
work". Read http://catb.org/~esr/faqs/smart-questions.html for good (if
snarky) advice on asking questions in technical forums. Insert a DVD
into your DVD-drive, then start mplayer from a command line like so:
mplayer dvd://1 (mplayer 1.0)
mplayer -dvd 1 (older mplayer)
...and post the error messages you get.
If you can't do that, at least describe the symptoms--like so: "I
installed the dvdnav plugin for Xine, but when I click the 'DVD' button,
Xine's video screen flashes for a second and goes back to displaying the
default splashscreen." If you start a GUI program from an xterm or
konsole or something, you typically get more verbose error/disgnostic
information displayed to stdout on the xterm. HTH,
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