[MPlayer-users] how to play DVD with mplayer?

Nico Sabbi nicola_sabbi at fastwebnet.it
Sat Aug 26 16:57:38 CEST 2006

Zheng Da wrote:

> According to the manual, I think the command should be "mplayer 
> dvd://[title
> | [start_title]-end_title ] [options]"
> I tried using "mplayer dvd://1", but got the error like this:
> Playing dvd://1.
> Couldn't open DVD device: /dev/dvd
> File not found: '1'
> Failed to open dvd://1
> Exiting... (End of file)
> By the way, it seems that I have /dev/dvd, but I have dvd-rom.
> So what is the problem? That I don't have a dvd driver or that I don't 
> write
> the correct title in the command?
> _______________________________________________

maybe you don't have a link pointing from your real dvdrom device to 

$ dmesg|grep -i dvd

should tell you the device name, that you should append to

$ mplayer dvd:// -dvd-device

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