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by slc
Wed Aug 10, 2016 12:08 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: WHY do I have to use WINDOWS XP to watch DVD's????
Replies: 12
Views: 950

Re: WHY do I have to use WINDOWS XP to watch DVD's????

So this is the attempt on my other computer with VOYAGER results are pretty much the same. I place the DVD in the drive, I get the VIDEO_TS file-- 0 bytes unkown type I am trying to use VLC since that is what I use on WINDOWS XP In this case, VLC does not start up after the DVD disc is placed in the...
by slc
Wed Aug 10, 2016 11:45 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: WHY do I have to use WINDOWS XP to watch DVD's????
Replies: 12
Views: 950

Re: WHY do I have to use WINDOWS XP to watch DVD's????

To the following responses, thank you very much. I will try to respond likely. ((( I use smplayer, and most every other player is similar . ))) smplayer does the same. I am trying to use VLC since that is what I use on WINDOWS XP ((( VLC player: media menu -> open media. ))) I open MEDIA Closest to ...
by slc
Wed Aug 10, 2016 11:14 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: WHY do I have to use WINDOWS XP to watch DVD's????
Replies: 12
Views: 950

Re: WHY do I have to use WINDOWS XP to watch DVD's????

((( If you're this frustrated, you should probably have asked your question earlier. Just sayin'. :roll: ))) SIR OR MAAM I did not come here to get your wise remark. I have been here for help EARLIER. I was told this is the way it is. You seem as wise as the earlier response. This can't be the answe...
by slc
Tue Aug 09, 2016 8:41 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: WHY do I have to use WINDOWS XP to watch DVD's????
Replies: 12
Views: 950

WHY do I have to use WINDOWS XP to watch DVD's????

I have run MINT 17-3 with Cinnamon since January. My goal is to escape the clutches of Microsoft but this has not been possible so far. There are several operations I have to return to XP to do because MINT won't do them but finding/reading a DVD should NOT be one of them. I have all the codecs inst...
by slc
Tue Jun 21, 2016 7:15 pm
Forum: Other topics
Topic: Won't read DVD, old subject, same story
Replies: 2
Views: 359

Won't read DVD, old subject, same story

running Mint 17.3 I have the programs to run a movie but I can only play a movie if I use a program to break it down to vobs and manually add them to the VLC play list. Then if I select disk and open file it will play. This is FAR from normal as someone here told me. If I put a DVD in the drive, I d...
by slc
Wed Apr 27, 2016 1:38 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Mint 17.3 has hesitation when using.
Replies: 10
Views: 972

Re: Mint 17.3 has hesitation when using.

Ihave a new drive and that number you asked about is 0 (zero).
Does not do this on WINDOWS, only MINT.
by slc
Mon Apr 25, 2016 9:07 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Mint 17.3 has hesitation when using.
Replies: 10
Views: 972

Mint 17.3 has hesitation when using.

I have been on Linux MINT 17.3 Cinnamon for about 3 weeks. It has been an interesting struggle to get things going, some successful, others not yet. I have been hitting the shield with the blue ball for the updates and thought all was going well. But I'd say about a week ago, after the update, I not...
by slc
Fri Apr 01, 2016 5:51 pm
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: My DVD/CD drive is only half working? DVDs can't play??
Replies: 26
Views: 2211

Re: My DVD/CD drive is only half working? DVDs can't play??

by manually opening the disk through VLC I am able to play the dvd, no other player has done this. I tried ACIDRIP, a linux system program I assume, it cannot find the drive. I tried to COPY a disk with Brasero and though it said it had copied the disk completely, the disc cannot be opened, or read....
by slc
Wed Mar 30, 2016 1:33 pm
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: My DVD/CD drive is only half working? DVDs can't play??
Replies: 26
Views: 2211

Re: My DVD/CD drive is only half working? DVDs can't play??

Hello all I appreciate the responses to this problem... I have just realized after all the testing and changes, this is under the wrong forum... The problem is obviously not a hardware problem but a software problem. The best I can determine at this point is the drive is not talking to the computer ...
by slc
Sun Mar 27, 2016 5:37 pm
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: My DVD/CD drive is only half working? DVDs can't play??
Replies: 26
Views: 2211

Re: My DVD/CD drive is only half working? DVDs can't play??

The UBUNTU MATE does not come with any vid drivers. Someone on the web said that Ubuntu/Linux do not supply the drivers because they would have to pay for them, and that would negate the ability to supply a cost free Op SYS. Ok I buy that. And the of course the same things everyone has said to add w...
by slc
Sun Mar 27, 2016 5:31 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: ( SOLVED ) VLC Streaming Radio - How to get it
Replies: 2
Views: 439

Re: VLC Streaming Radio - How to get it

YES, YES, that's it, thank you so much :) :D :lol:
by slc
Sat Mar 26, 2016 1:47 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Absolutely UNACCEPTABLE
Replies: 27
Views: 2410

Re: Absolutely UNACCEPTABLE

OH MY GOSH... I FELT YOUR PAIN when you said you lost your data, which WAS your BU on the thumb drive ... I understand where you came from as I have had many :oops: encounters as I struggled to make my XP work as I wanted it to and Yes, I wiped a disk or two :oops: DAMN!!! Been there Done that! ! No...
by slc
Sat Mar 26, 2016 12:48 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: ( SOLVED ) VLC Streaming Radio - How to get it
Replies: 2
Views: 439

( SOLVED ) VLC Streaming Radio - How to get it

I could use some information here. This should be pretty easy. Being the new MINT user, I am looking around and trying things, I suppose everyone does this. Somewhere along the way I added some kind of streaming radio and it was added to the VLC PLAYER. The ICON was on the bottom of the VLC player a...
by slc
Wed Mar 23, 2016 11:10 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: What are you most dissatisfied with in Linux Mint?
Replies: 385
Views: 52965

Re: What are you most dissatisfied with in Linux Mint?

EXCELLANT ! ! ! !
Thank you for the reply... :D
by slc
Wed Mar 23, 2016 2:16 am
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: What are you most dissatisfied with in Linux Mint?
Replies: 385
Views: 52965

Re: What are you most dissatisfied with in Linux Mint?

Hello.. I suppose this page was intended for some of your more knowing users, but I thought I'd chip in here. I am from a WinXP back ground and I pretty much liked the system, until the web bugs get involved anyway. I can prove that WinXP is a good system as I had one computer run 24/7 for years wit...
by slc
Wed Mar 23, 2016 1:37 am
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: My DVD/CD drive is only half working? DVDs can't play??
Replies: 26
Views: 2211

Re: My DVD/CD drive is only half working??? HUH

UHM, well if I was in windows I would open COMPUTER and see the drive, here in MINT it is on the desktop. If I click on the ICON for the drive I get that pesky window with the VIDEO TS icon instead of running in a player... someone left some terminal commands to install the latest version of VLC 45,...
by slc
Tue Mar 22, 2016 11:44 pm
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: My DVD/CD drive is only half working? DVDs can't play??
Replies: 26
Views: 2211

Re: My DVD/CD drive is only half working??? HUH

OK, I opened VLC tools and checked the drive designation, then hit play........................... RESULT was PLAYBACK ERROR DVDRead could not open the disc "/dev/sr0" YOUR INPUT CAN"T BE OPENED: VLC is unable to open the MRL 'dvd:///dev/sr0'. Check the log for details. Don't have or don't know how ...
by slc
Tue Mar 22, 2016 7:45 pm
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: My DVD/CD drive is only half working? DVDs can't play??
Replies: 26
Views: 2211

Re: My DVD/CD drive is only half working??? HUH

( Deep breath )... NO! I installed those programs, shut down and restarted. Put the DVD in and then clicked on the DVD_VIDEO_RECORDER ICON.... got the window with the TS ICON which does nothing if you click on it. I looked at the TS ICON and it is a binary record but it can't do anything and the err...
by slc
Tue Mar 22, 2016 6:42 pm
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: My DVD/CD drive is only half working? DVDs can't play??
Replies: 26
Views: 2211

Re: My DVD/CD drive is only half working??? HUH

When I said the DVD was from my recorder, it is from a Panasonic video recorder. I have used this for all my recordings and have had good luck with it. The DISC in question as well as the DVD/CD recorders work under WINdoze envirionment, not MINT and others Linux. I had installed the KDE OpSys to se...
by slc
Tue Mar 22, 2016 2:50 pm
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: My DVD/CD drive is only half working? DVDs can't play??
Replies: 26
Views: 2211

Re: My DVD/CD drive is only half working??? HUH

******************* So you are saying that clicking on the desktop dvd icon is opening a folder instead of playing auto-playing the DVD in a player. Check your System Settings/Preferred Applications under the Removable media tab 'Select application for video DVDs' ******************** I checked that...

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