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    Problems Playing DVD Video in VLC

    Fedora 14 / Kde

    Problems playing Video DVD on Two different mini-netbooks a Asus and Dell.

    Troubles playing dvd videos in VLC ,Totem and .Mplayer

    Some times the Video dvd will play in VLC , but you never know.

    Error message in VLC when attempt to play:

    DVDRead could not open the disc "/dev/dvd".
    Your input can't be opened:
    VLC is unable to open the MRL 'dvd://'. Check the log for details.


    /Var/log/messages when hot plugging External Cd/DVD drive ( sr0 )

    Dec 10 15:35:58 kitty kernel: [10197.041787] scsi 11:0:0:0: CD-ROM SONY DVD RW DRX-S70U DJ07 PQ: 0 ANSI: 0
    Dec 10 15:35:58 kitty kernel: [10197.051132] sr0: scsi3-mmc drive: 62x/62x writer dvd-ram cd/rw xa/form2 cdda tray
    Dec 10 15:35:58 kitty kernel: [10197.074357] sr 11:0:0:0: Attached scsi generic sg1 type 5
    Dec 10 15:37:34 kitty kernel: [10293.183975] UDF-fs: Partition marked readonly; forcing readonly mount
    Dec 10 15:37:35 kitty kernel: [10293.224105] UDF-fs INFO UDF: Mounting volume 'DTM0NNF1 ', timestamp 2005/11/08 19:11 (1ed4)
    Dec 10 15:37:35 kitty hald: mounted /dev/sr0 on behalf of uid 500


    Dec 10 15:40:52 kitty kernel: [10490.452948] usb 1-1: USB disconnect, address 10
    Dec 10 15:40:52 kitty hald[1301]: forcibly attempting to lazy unmount /dev/sr0 as enclosing drive was disconnected
    Dec 10 15:40:52 kitty kernel: [10490.504373] scsi 11:0:0:0: rejecting I/O to dead device
    Dec 10 15:40:52 kitty hald: unmounted /dev/sr0 from '/media/DTM0NNF1' on behalf of uid 0


    Dec 10 15:41:22 kitty kernel: [10520.541253] usb 1-1: new high speed USB device using ehci_hcd and address 11
    Dec 10 15:41:22 kitty kernel: [10520.657309] usb 1-1: New USB device found, idVendor=054c, idProduct=036d
    Dec 10 15:41:22 kitty kernel: [10520.657325] usb 1-1: New USB device strings: Mfr=1, Product=2, SerialNumber=3
    Dec 10 15:41:22 kitty kernel: [10520.657339] usb 1-1: Product: DRX-S70U-R
    Dec 10 15:41:22 kitty kernel: [10520.657349] usb 1-1: Manufacturer: Sony
    Dec 10 15:41:22 kitty kernel: [10520.657358] usb 1-1: SerialNumber: DRXS70URMP200012F3A
    Dec 10 15:41:22 kitty kernel: [10520.659483] scsi12 : usb-storage 1-1:1.0
    Dec 10 15:41:23 kitty kernel: [10521.662621] scsi 12:0:0:0: CD-ROM SONY DVD RW DRX-S70U DJ07 PQ: 0 ANSI: 0
    Dec 10 15:41:23 kitty kernel: [10521.672741] sr0: scsi3-mmc drive: 62x/62x writer dvd-ram cd/rw xa/form2 cdda tray
    Dec 10 15:41:23 kitty kernel: [10521.694149] sr 12:0:0:0: Attached scsi generic sg1 type 5
    Dec 10 15:42:07 kitty kernel: [10565.312799] UDF-fs: Partition marked readonly; forcing readonly mount
    Dec 10 15:42:07 kitty kernel: [10565.353132] UDF-fs INFDec 10 15:51:36 kitty kernel: [11134.829645] usb 1-1: USB disconnect, address 11


    Dec 10 15:51:36 kitty hald[1301]: forcibly attempting to lazy unmount /dev/sr0 as enclosing drive was disconnected
    Dec 10 15:51:36 kitty kernel: [11134.894631] scsi 12:0:0:0: rejecting I/O to dead device
    Dec 10 15:51:36 kitty hald: unmounted /dev/sr0 from '/media/DTM0NNF1' on behalf of uid 0

    Dec 10 15:51:40 kitty kernel: [11139.165253] usb 1-1: new high speed USB device using ehci_hcd and address 12
    Dec 10 15:51:41 kitty kernel: [11139.702761] usb 1-1: New USB device found, idVendor=058f, idProduct=6387
    Dec 10 15:51:41 kitty kernel: [11139.702778] usb 1-1: New USB device strings: Mfr=1, Product=2, SerialNumber=3
    Dec 10 15:51:41 kitty kernel: [11139.702792] usb 1-1: SerialNumber: VAWD64GZ
    Dec 10 15:51:41 kitty kernel: [11139.717644] usb-storage 1-1:1.0: Quirks match for vid 058f pid 6387: 400
    Dec 10 15:51:41 kitty kernel: [11139.717837] scsi13 : usb-storage 1-1:1.0
    Dec 10 15:51:42 kitty kernel: [11140.910119] scsi 13:0:0:0: Direct-Access Flash Drive AU_UB20 8.07 PQ: 0 ANSI: 2
    Dec 10 15:51:42 kitty kernel: [11140.915072] sd 13:0:0:0: Attached scsi generic sg1 type 0
    Dec 10 15:51:42 kitty kernel: [11140.919319] sd 13:0:0:0: [sdb] 8192000 512-byte logical blocks: (4.19 GB/3.90 GiB)
    Dec 10 15:51:42 kitty kernel: [11140.920031] sd 13:0:0:0: [sdb] Write Protect is off
    Dec 10 15:51:42 kitty kernel: [11140.920071] sd 13:0:0:0: [sdb] Assuming drive cache: write through
    Dec 10 15:51:42 kitty kernel: [11140.947614] sd 13:0:0:0: [sdb] Assuming drive cache: write through
    Dec 10 15:51:42 kitty kernel: [11140.947648] sdb: sdb1
    Dec 10 15:51:42 kitty kernel: [11140.952511] sd 13:0:0:0: [sdb] Assuming drive cache: write through
    Dec 10 15:51:42 kitty kernel: [11140.952527] sd 13:0:0:0: [sdb] Attached SCSI removable disk
    Dec 10 15:52:11 kitty hald: mounted /dev/sdb1 on behalf of uid 500

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    Re: Problems Playing DVD Video in VLC

    Quote Originally Posted by binarynut
    Fedora 14 / Kde

    Problems playing Video DVD on Two different mini-netbooks a Asus and Dell.

    Troubles playing dvd videos in VLC ,Totem and .Mplayer

    Some times the Video dvd will play in VLC , but you never know.

    Error message in VLC when attempt to play:

    DVDRead could not open the disc "/dev/dvd".
    Your input can't be opened:
    VLC is unable to open the MRL 'dvd://'. Check the log for details.
    From the VLC menu , select:

    Media/
    Open Disc/

    and change the Disc device from

    /dev/dvd
    to
    /dev/sr0

    Then try your DVD again.
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    Re: Problems Playing DVD Video in VLC

    Yes !, that work.
    Now how do I change those settings to/dev/sr0 to be permanent ?

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    Re: Problems Playing DVD Video in VLC

    Quote Originally Posted by binarynut
    Yes !, that work.
    Now how do I change those settings to/dev/sr0 to be permanent ?
    Close down vlc then look in your home directory for the following folder [it will be hidden]

    hone/username/.conf/vlc

    The file [vlcrc] is the one you need to edit

    Find
    # DVD device (string)
    #dvd=/dev/dvd

    and edit it as follows:
    # DVD device (string)
    #dvd=/dev/dvd
    dvd=/dev/sr0

    Save your work, exit and relaunch vlc and the change will be made.
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    Re: Problems Playing DVD Video in VLC

    That did it.
    Thanks very much for the help Seve

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    Re: Problems Playing DVD Video in VLC

    There is a way to fix this for every program. Figure out what your stuff is softlinked to.
    Code:
    ls -l /dev/{cd,dvd,scd,sr}*
    lrwxrwxrwx  1 root root      3 Jun  4 01:58 /dev/cdrom3 -> sr0
    lrwxrwxrwx  1 root root      3 Jun  4 01:58 /dev/cdrw3 -> sr0
    lrwxrwxrwx  1 root root      8 Jun  4 18:11 /dev/dvd -> /dev/sr0
    lrwxrwxrwx  1 root root      3 Jun  4 01:58 /dev/dvd3 -> sr0
    lrwxrwxrwx  1 root root      3 Jun  4 01:58 /dev/dvdrw3 -> sr0
    lrwxrwxrwx  1 root root      3 Jun  4 01:58 /dev/scd0 -> sr0
    brw-rw-rw-+ 1 root cdrom 11, 0 Jun  4 01:58 /dev/sr0
    From the above output I can tell /dev/dvd needs to be soflinked to /dev/sr0. /dev/dvd is very picky so make sure you verify it looks like what you see below.
    Code:
    sudo ln -s /dev/sr0 /dev/dvd
    $ ls -l /dev/dvd
    lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 8 Jun  4 18:11 /dev/dvd -> /dev/sr0

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