[MPlayer-users] Can't play external DVDs

Diego Zuccato diego at otello.alma.unibo.it
Tue May 27 10:12:06 CEST 2003

Christof Buergi wrote:

> 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.
Uh, well, but shouldn't it negotiate a bus key anyway?

> 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/
Err... THE SAME drive (drives, really, I tested three: LG reader, LG
writer and unmarked Pioneer reader), when connected to the internal IDE
bus works without problems! That's what's driving me crazy. :-(


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