[MPlayer-users] Can't play external DVDs

Diego Zuccato diego at otello.alma.unibo.it
Wed May 28 16:36:45 CEST 2003

DEBERT Jean-Louis wrote:

> > Host: scsi1 Channel: 00 Id: 00 Lun: 00
> >   Vendor: HL-DT-ST Model: DVD-ROM GDR8160B Rev: 0009
> >   Type:   CD-ROM                           ANSI SCSI revision: 02
> >
> > Nope. It's correctly recognized as a CD-ROM :-(
> Hold it ! Isn't "channel 0, ID 0" supposed to be the boot unit
> (i.e. a disk) ??? Well of course with ide-scsi, you cannot AFAIK
> set these values, they would be assigned by the driver ...
It would eventually be scsi0. But scsi devices are dynamically assigned,
so you can boot from an IDE drive and have scsi0:0:0:0 refer to anything
(a data disk, a scanner, ...).

> I do have a real scsi card (with a real Iomega Jaz on ID 0) and
> I remember that I once tried to put a cd burner (also scsi) on
> ID 1. Well, it wouldn't work at all, IDs 0 or 1 seemed to be reserved
> for direct-access somehow (they definitely did NOT accept cd-rom drives).
Use a REAL scsi card :-) At least mid-range Adaptec cards (2940, 29x60)
allow a great degree of flexibility.


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