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I have MPlayer, and I'm hoving trouble playing a DVD. I put the DVD in the drive, and nothing happens, it dosen't let me mount it like a cd. I'm ...
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    MPlayer and DVD


    I have MPlayer, and I'm hoving trouble playing a DVD. I put the DVD in the drive, and nothing happens, it dosen't let me mount it like a cd. I'm still a linux noob, so im sure its just something that I overlooked...
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    You need to have libdvdcss installed, and I don't think Redhat comes with it. It's all over the web though.

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    Unfortunately, libdvdcss and other DeCSS-variants are illegal in the USA.

    CNET Article
    http://cambuca.ldhs.cetuc.puc-rio.br/xine/
    http://www-2.cs.cmu.edu/~dst/DeCSS/Gallery/

    I'm not saying I necessarily *agree* with it, but the law is the law as it is for the moment.
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    tsk, tsk, tsk... That's very dis-heartening.

    Welcome to the United Corporations of America...
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    ive already got libdvdcss installed... :P
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    Unfortunately, while MPlayer is awesome for almost anything else, it's not to great for DVDs, since, as far as I know, it has no support for DVD menus. It can play the tracks you specify, but that's it. A shame since it has great de-interlacing/reverse telecine support...

    If your DVD drive is the first CD/DVD drive, it's probably /dev/hdc
    If it's the second drive, it's probably /dev/hdd
    Open a terminal, and enter "mount /dev/hdc" or "mount /dev/hdd" depending on which drive it is. You could also try "mount /dev/hdb" if the DVD drive is on the same IDE cable as the harddrive. Then type in:
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    mplayer -dvd-device /dev/hdc dvd://01
    change /dev/hdc for whatever device it is, and change 01 to which track you want to play.[/code]
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    That worked!!!!

    The DVD plays awesome!!
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