[Mplayer-users] can't play VCDs

Arpi arpi at thot.banki.hu
Wed Aug 8 18:03:08 CEST 2001


> > i think that your cdrom is too slow. if you burn it as file, then kernel
> > caching helps. but using in SVCD mode no cache at all.
> i dont know if we understand us. i don't mean the fact that i can burn the SVCD
> ;) if i burn the pure bin file to CD (on the CD i see a directory with a bin
> file, and i start mplayer on this bin file, the playing works fine. but if i
> burn it as (S)VCD (having the standard directories etc), playing doesn't work.
> you were right, seems the CD-ROM is too slow. my burner (which should be slower
> than my CD-ROM) plays the file perfectly. seems i have to figure out why my
> CD-ROm is so slow (playing those files). when i copy files i geat easly 2 or 3
> MByte/sec. 
some drives handle 'grabbing' (raw sector reading) different way as normal
data sector reading. maybe it's mimited to 1x speed (150k/s), which isn't
enough for realtime SVCD reading.

> Q: is there a way to set the device for the vcd option? it checks /dev/cdrom
> but actually i would like to play from /dev/scd1. (yeah, i know -- work around
> is ln each time scd1 to cdrom, but that's kinda silly).

A: RTFM!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

mplayer -vcd 1 /dev/scd1

A'rpi / Astral & ESP-team

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