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Re: dvd playback application

jeremy jozwik wrote: 

> On Sat, Aug 29, 2009 at 2:14 PM, JoeHill<joehill@teksavvy.com> wrote:
> > Yeah, but sometimes people get tired of answering the same questions over
> > and over again every time someone tries Linux for the first time ;)  

> ive been on the openmoko lists for just under a year now and have
> helped out plenty of newbies with there questions that could easily
> have been answered searching around the internet. i really dont
> understand the annoyance that a lot of people on the debian list seem
> to have. i see it as if i dont feel like reading or responding i
> simply do not do so. why bother wasting the energy saying "google it"

That is a good question.

> > If you install Xine, Ogle or VLC from there, any of them should do DVD
> > playback.  
> i have already installed and tried those applications, like i said in
> my original email. and for some reason of another they simply do not
> work.

You need to install them from Debian Multimedia, not from the default repos.

> > For really detailed instructions you can Google 'enable dvd playback
> > debian'. If after this you are still having trouble, then write back and
> > someone will gladly assist you. 

> search result http://tldp.org/HOWTO/html_single/DVD-Playback-HOWTO/
> lists several steps.

Sometimes you have to put in a little more effort than just looking at the
first link that comes up. The third one down, if you used the search term I
suggested, is this one:


> the only thing i did not do was
> # ln -s /dev/hdc /dev/dvd
> but that link already exists.
> everything else is fine.
> now when i get to the step:
> 4.2.1. MPlayer
> Type mplayer dvd://1 to begin playing title #1 on the disc. To play
> other title numbers, substitute the appropriate number in place of 1.
> the drive spins up, terminal displays some bits and pieces says
> playing dvd, MPEG-PS file format detected.
> and nothing else happens. which is the same thing i said in the first post.
> im getting pritty frustrated here and just asking for a bit more help
> then "google"


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