[MPlayer-users] Re: DVD drive support in RH8.0?

Arwed von Merkatz v.merkatz at gmx.net
Sat Aug 30 23:56:20 CEST 2003

On Sat, Aug 30, 2003 at 05:44:58PM -0400, bubba smith wrote:
> >> >>Ok, I've got mplayer 0.90 installed and it appears to be working fine.
> >> >>How do I get my DVD/CDRW (LiteOn) drive to be seen by RH8.0 and thus 
> >be
> >> >>able to play a dvd movie from it in MPlayer?  right now it looks like
> >> >>RH8.0 recognizes it just as a cdrom (iso9660) drive in etc/fstab .
> >>
> >> >1. What does `dmesg | grep DVD` say?
> >> hdb: LITE-ON COMBO LTC-48161, ATAPI CD/DVD-ROM drive
> >>
> >> Also, full line in /etc/fstab is:
> >> /dev/cdrom   /mnt/cdrom    iso9660   noauto,owner,kudzu,ro   0    0
> >
> >So everything is just fine.
> No, everything is not fine, same as when I first posted, Mplayer doesn't 
> recognize that there is a dvd drive at /dev/dvd and I assumed that rh8 just 
> missed recognizing it as a dvd drive or that I have to do something 
> additional for it to create a /dev/dvd device.
> I tried command "gmplayer -fs dvd://2" (as suggested by Jean-Yves Simon) 
> and mplayer launches but doesn't play anything (I assume this is because it 
> can't find any /dev/dvd device to play from).
use 'mplayer -dvd-device /dev/cdrom -fs dvd://2' or 'mplayer -fs
or just create a link /dev/dvd -> /dev/cdrom with 'ln -s /dev/cdrom

Arwed v. Merkatz
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