[MPlayer-users] NODAEMON : MPlayer 0.9 : Problem/hint playing DVD region 2

Mohammad Bahathir Hashim bakhtiar at softhome.net
Mon May 26 07:38:19 CEST 2003


Thanks for making this wonderful software.

Here are the list/specs of my system

Notebook: Acer TravelMate 524TXV
DVDROM drive : MATSHITA SR-8175 Firmware:G025
Kernel : Linux 2.4.20 and 2.5.66
Distro : Slackware 9.0
gcc : 3.3

2 days ago (2003-05-24) , I bought a Japanese motorcycle magazine (BIG
MACHINE) came with DVD media in it.  I am so excited and rushed to play it,
but dispointed because, MPlayer 0.90 cannot play the DVD, although
previously it can plays all region 1 DVDs. 

MPlayer 0.90rc5-3.2.2 (C) 2000-2003 Arpad Gereoffy (see DOCS)

CPU: Intel Celeron 2/Pentium III Coppermine,Geyserville (Family: 6,
Stepping: 3)
Detected cache-line size is 32 bytes
CPUflags:  MMX: 1 MMX2: 1 3DNow: 0 3DNow2: 0 SSE: 1 SSE2: 0
Compiled for x86 CPU with extensions: MMX MMX2 SSE

Reading config file /usr/local/etc/mplayer/mplayer.conf: No such file or
directoryReading config file /root/.mplayer/config
Reading /root/.mplayer/codecs.conf: can't open
'/root/.mplayer/codecs.conf': No such file or directory
Reading /usr/local/etc/mplayer/codecs.conf: 50 audio & 136 video codecs
font: can't open file: /root/.mplayer/font/font.desc
Font /usr/local/share/mplayer/font/font.desc loaded successfully! (495
chars)Using usleep() timing
Can't open input config file /root/.mplayer/input.conf : No such file or
directoryCan't open input config file /usr/local/etc/mplayer/input.conf :
No such file or directory
Falling back on default (hardcoded) input config

Playing DVD title 1
Reading disc structure, please wait...
libdvdread: Can't seek to block 256
libdvdread: Can't open file VIDEO_TS.IFO.
Can't open VMG info!

Then after reading cd-dvd.html, I assumed the DVDROM drive is type RPC-2,
and I have upgrade the drive's firmware to RPC1. http://www.firmware-flash.com/

But still I cannot play the DVD.  Now I am really disapointed.  But, still
not sure if the DVD drive is had been upgraded to RPC1, so I use rpcmgr
(link from http://forum.rpc1.org/dl_utility.php).  But to use rpcmgr, I
have to boot linux with ide-scsi support, because rpcmgr is using SCSI
generic /dev/sg to communicate. 

# rpcmgr -s /dev/sg0
Vendor: MATSHITA Model: DVD-ROM SR-8175 Revision=X040

Now, I am really sure that the DVD-ROM drive is already upgraded, and I
tried to play the DVD again, and it played successfully...  Then, I reboot
the system without ide-scsi support, and mplayer cannot play the DVD. 

My question is, why I need to use 'ide-scsi' to play this DVD?

I hope this might helps.


Mohammad Bahathir Hashim
bakhtiar at softhome.net

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