Scott Budihas on 11 Jan 2011 05:15:38 -0800

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Re: [PLUG] DVD playback not close to working

Since you seem to be running Ubuntu...have you been to this site?

and specifically, followed the instructions under "Playing Encrypted DVDs"?

VLC cannot open an encrypted disc without those packages.


On 01/10/2011 08:21 PM, Adam Zion wrote:
OK, big problems w/DVD playback. I know that the DVD-RW drive *should*
work, since I have used it to read and write data files to CDs + DVDs.
But no dice with DVD playback. VLC gives me the following errors:

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.

Unfortunately, a Google search on the above only yielded suggestions
to do what I'd already done, which was reinstall
ubuntu-restricted-extras and ubuntu-restricted-addons.

One variable: this DVD-RW is not a factory install in my Ratel Ultra.
I had planned to transfer my EIDE drives over, and hadn't considered
that the new box might not include any EIDE connectors whatsoever. So,
I had to purchase a third-party DVD-RW drive. There is a possibility
that there is a jumper I had to move, or that I needed to use a
different SATA port than I did.

Any assistance would be much appreciated, since I have precious little
hair remaining to pull out of my head.


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