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PostPosted: Wed Oct 05, 2005 5:25 am    Post subject: mplayer dvd problem [SOLVED]: /dev/rtc & /dev/dvd Reply with quote

When I tried to play a DVD from a user's terminal, I got the following errors.

Code:
Failed to open /dev/rtc: No such file or directory (it should be readable by the user.)
libdvdread: Can't stat /dev/dvd
No such file or directory
Couldn't open DVD device: /dev/dvd


I searched the forum extensively and found one solution:
Code:
mplayer -dvd-device /dev/cdroms/cdrom0 dvd://

Note there is no NUMBER after dvd://

But, the above solution wasn't that convenient because I couldn't access the mplayer's menu at all for some reason.
So, I opened mplayer from KDE's Multimedia menu and went to Preference => Misc

Wow, my dvd device was set to /dev/dvd.
No wonder the system tried to find /dev/dvd!!

So, I changed it to /dev/cdroms/cdrom0

Now, it's working without any problem and I can access all the mplayer's menu.

So, it's better to check out your dvd-rom's physical address before you play mplayer.

If you still can't have problems, re-emerge the following:
Code:
emerge libdvdread libdvdcss
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