[MPlayer-users] Re: /usr/etc/mplayer/mplayer.conf: Nosuchfileor directory

Robert Henney robh at rut.org
Fri Apr 1 17:12:18 CEST 2005

> > mplayer use libdvdread to crack the dvd open, there should be no need to set the region.
> > I have had no problems playing my region 1, 2 and 4 dvds without setting the region.
> This is usually true. But I have heard that sometimes libdvdread could fail if
> the DVD drive doesn't have a region set.
> Not 100% sure about that.

One DVD-rom drive I've come across, the Matsushita Kotobuki (Panasonic)
SR-8584-B, has additional region protection in their firmware that will 
result in libdvdread failing.  For this particular drive the solution
was to switch to an alternative firmware.

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