[MPlayer-users] Can't play external DVDs

Christof Buergi christof at buergi.lugs.ch
Mon May 26 23:00:24 CEST 2003

Am Montag, 26. Mai 2003 14.46 schrieb Diego Zuccato:
> Attached is an extract from the syslog, up to the first error. I
> already tried contacting Matthew Dharm (maintainer of the Linux USB
> mass storage module), but the only thing we noticed is that there
> seems no attempt to authenticate, just READ commands :-(

This hasn't to be the error. Once MPlayer got all the keys, it saves 
them to disk so it hasn't to get them again.

> Most probably I'm missing something, but WHAT ?

Well, it's only a rough guess, but some drives are known to behave like 
this as long as no region code is set (even though MPlayer can work 
around a wrongly set region code). Try `cat /proc/scsi/scsi/`. If your 
drive is reported to be a MASHITA or similar, it's very likely you got 
one of these. You can get a tool to set the region code with linux 
here: http://www.ox.compsoc.net/~swhite/DVD/

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