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Author Topic: Cannot Play DVDs  (Read 4489 times)
Penguinista
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« Reply #15 on: January 02, 2011, 12:06:09 pm »

Some DVDs mount and play since I changed XFCE/Thunar settings as follows:

    Menu > Settings > Removable Drives and Media
    Clicked Multimedia tab, edited Video line
        changed to xine /mnt/dvd

Other Settings are:

Xine (Media tab) reset to: /media/dvd 

Fstab reads:

# CDROM, CDWRITER, DVD
/dev/hda    /media/cdrom  iso9660  defaults,noauto,ro,user  0 0
#/dev/cdwriter /media/cdwriter  iso9660  defaults,noauto,rw,user  0 0
/dev/hda      /media/dvd   auto  defaults,noauto,ro,user  0 0
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« Reply #16 on: January 18, 2011, 05:14:30 pm »

Looks like you are trying to mount a device twice. /dev/hda should only be mounted once in one place. Not sure what would happen given the setup you have, but have never seen that before. If you put a disk in, it should open in /dev/sr0 with udev, if your system is fairly new.

Seeing as your system recogizes it, I would point to the media codecs installed. Try using Mplayer with the Mplayer codec package installed. Mplayer and Mplayer codecs should be listed in Gslapt. Simply open it and type Mplayer into the search string area. That should do it.

However, it looks odd, as I mentioned, to mount a device to two seperate directories.

Let me know how it goes.
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« Reply #17 on: January 18, 2011, 05:18:52 pm »

*Addendium *

su mount should read :

/mnt/cdrom type iso9660 (ro,noexec,nosuid,nodev,user=*)   *-your login name

with the dvd inserted, open a terminal and type the following after your computer recogizes the dvd ...


su root

(enter root password)

mount

You should see something close to the following ...


/dev/sda1 on / type ext3 (rw)
/dev/sda2 on /home type ext3 (rw)
/dev/sda3 on /home/*/Archive type ext3 (rw)
tmpfs on /dev/shm type tmpfs (rw)
usbfs on /proc/bus/usb type usbfs (rw,devmode=0666)
/dev/sr0 on /mnt/cdrom type iso9660 (ro,noexec,nosuid,nodev,user=*)  *-your login name
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