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#1 2013-12-13 03:50:08

JoeS
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Registered: 2013-10-03
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Can't play DVDs

I am trying to play a DVD with Crunchbang Waldorf. What is needed to enable this?
I tried with VLC and couldn't get it to work. I tried to install gxine and mplayer which wouldn't install, so don't know what else to use.

Thanks

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#2 2013-12-13 03:52:29

tamikan
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Registered: 2012-09-20
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Re: Can't play DVDs

Hmmmm your dvd might not be /dev/dvd but /dev/sr0


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#3 2013-12-16 19:01:45

JoeS
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Re: Can't play DVDs

I tried with /dev/sr0; didn't make a differece. /dev/dvd is a link to /dev/sr0

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#4 2013-12-16 19:20:07

intoCB
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Registered: 2012-10-25
Posts: 1,907

Re: Can't play DVDs

I think you need a more recent version of libdvdcss but I'm not sure how you would get it outside of deb-multimedia, which I don't recommend (because it implies adding an additional third party that you need to trust and then there's the issue of dependencies etc.).

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#5 2013-12-16 19:25:29

tamikan
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Re: Can't play DVDs

JoeS wrote:

I tried with /dev/sr0; didn't make a differece. /dev/dvd is a link to /dev/sr0

You're right it is a symbolic link to /dev/sr0 but it can be tricky depending on the app you're using smile
EDIT: Can you show me the output of

$ ls -l /dev/sr0

to confirm that in belongs to the group cdrom with the following permissions: 660 rw-rw----

if not do

sudo chmod 660 /dev/sr0 && sudo chgrp cdrom /dev/sr0

Last edited by tamikan (2013-12-16 19:39:32)


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#6 2013-12-18 02:58:23

JoeS
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Re: Can't play DVDs

I already have deb-multimedia in sources.list.
libdvdcss2 is Version: 1.2.12-0.1

tamikan wrote:

EDIT: Can you show me the output of

$ ls -l /dev/sr0

to confirm that in belongs to the group cdrom with the following permissions: 660 rw-rw----
if not do

sudo chmod 660 /dev/sr0 && sudo chgrp cdrom /dev/sr0
root@crunchbang:~# ls -l /dev/sr0
brw-rw---T+ 1 root cdrom 11, 0 Dec 17 18:42 /dev/sr0

I changed the permissions to 660 and that fixed it; DVD now plays. What is the T+ in the permission mean; why did it stop the DVD from playing?

Thanks for help.

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#7 2013-12-18 03:27:59

damo
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Registered: 2011-11-24
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Re: Can't play DVDs

JoeS wrote:

I changed the permissions to 660 and that fixed it; DVD now plays. What is the T+ in the permission mean; why did it stop the DVD from playing?

Thanks for help.

Sticky bit? Although I thought that was a lowercase "t"


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