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Playing a DVD

Postby keithp on Wed Sep 10, 2008 10:32 am

I have been trying out Mint5 Elyssa XFCE Community Edition, just running it on the liveCD.

When I run the live CD of a new distro to try, one of the tests I do is to run a DVD. It's only a non-encrypted promotion video, so usually runs OK. However with the new XFCE, when MPlayer starts, it gives me the error message:

Failed to open vcd://2

This is a new error message to me, and I am at a loss to know what it means or how I can overcome the problem. There's probably a very simple solution! Perhaps it will be OK after I have installed?

I don't want to make a big thing of this, I'm just wondering why it's happening.

Can anyone throw some light on this, please?

Many thanks

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Re: Playing a DVD

Postby merlwiz79 on Wed Sep 10, 2008 1:45 pm

The Live CD doesn't mount the DVD to /media/cdrom like it does after install.
Not sure why it doesn't do it correctly but might be a problem with the new kernel.
If you still want to test it change the DVD device to /dev/scd0 for the 1st DVD drive or /dev/scd1 for the 2nd.(in mplayer)
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Re: Playing a DVD

Postby keithp on Wed Sep 10, 2008 3:32 pm

Thanks for the explanation, merlwiz79, I appreciate it.

I'll wait until I've installed XFCE, rather than changing the DVD now.

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