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#1 2010-09-05 01:14:02

Clay
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Registered: 2010-09-04
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CD/DVD Drive not working VLC error (SOLVED)

Hi:

I am having the same error that CrunchyFree had his error message:

Your input can't be opened:
VLC is unable to open the MRL 'cdda:///dev/cdrom'. Check the log for details.

My error message is the same as his for audio CD and the following for DVD:

VLC Error

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

I read CrunchyFree's  thread about the CD drive not working but I can not tell what he did to fix it. Can someone show it to me  again?

Also my problem is with both audio CD and DVD playback. Is the fix the same for both CD and DVD?

I am using a fresh Install of CrunchBang 10 alpha 02 openbox i686 not modified . Pentium IV

Clay

Last edited by Clay (2010-09-05 19:10:33)


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#2 2010-09-05 09:46:28

arochester
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Registered: 2009-02-07
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Re: CD/DVD Drive not working VLC error (SOLVED)

I am using 9.04.

When I open VLC is doesn't say /dev/cd (as in CrunchyFree's case) or /dev/dvd as in your case, I have one optical drive and it says /dev/sr0.

I am not sure what the possibilities might be if I had more than one drive, presumably sr0, sr1, sr2 and so on? Have a look in your dev folder.

I have cdrom, cdrw, dvd and dvdrw - but it all seems to work through sr0.

When you open VLC go Open Disk>DVD or CD button as appropriate>Manually edit the Disk Device box as appropriate.

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#3 2010-09-05 13:17:03

Clay
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Registered: 2010-09-04
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Re: CD/DVD Drive not working VLC error (SOLVED)

This problem was fixed for me by editing the disk device box as suggested by  arochester.

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When you open VLC go Open Disk>DVD or CD button as appropriate>Manually edit the Disk Device box as appropriate.
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In my case for audio CD from /dev/cdrom to /dev/sr0 and for DVD from /dev/dvd to /dev/sr0

Thank you arochester

Clay


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#4 2012-06-05 21:50:49

COKEDUDE
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Registered: 2012-06-04
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Re: CD/DVD Drive not working VLC error (SOLVED)

Use these commands to check on your system information.

mount|grep ^'/dev'
sudo lshw -C disk
ls -l /dev/{cd,dvd,scd,sr}*

This is the important one. You can tell from this output that everything is is softlinked to /dev/sr0.

$ 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

This is how you can make the changes permanent. From the output above I know that I need to softlink /dev/dvd to  /dev/sr0. Use ls to verify that changes you want took place.

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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#5 2012-06-05 22:04:51

rhowaldt
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Posts: 4,396

Re: CD/DVD Drive not working VLC error (SOLVED)

hey cokedude, thanks for the input! now, how about an introduction thread? big_smile

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#6 2013-01-16 14:17:25

hydrology
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Registered: 2013-01-16
Posts: 1

Re: CD/DVD Drive not working VLC error (SOLVED)

Thanks a lot!

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