Re: dvd a no go
On Mon, Dec 18, 2006 at 03:02:36PM -0500, Ed wrote:
> Running etch. I used to be able to play dvds, but all of a sudden I
> cannot. They can neither be played nor mounted. CDs work fine in
> the same drive. I realize it may be a hardware problem, but I wonder
> if anyone who has experienced the same problem knows of any software
> glitches I can check. User is in the proper groups:
I did encounter this after I upgraded from woody to sarge (new HD and
clean install). I used to be able to play DVDs (with mplayer) and then
in sarge, the first time I tried, I couldn't. All this time, I had been
able to use mplayer (in sarge) to play all kinds of video from the HD.
I checked with aptitude and it turned out that libdvdcss wasn't installed.
I installed it and I can now play DVDs. But for a while mplayer didn't
work with other video from the HD. Then magically, it started working
again. So, check that you have libdvdcss installed.