On Sun, Apr 12, 2009 at 05:04:52PM +0530, Manish Jain wrote: > > The mplayer installation went pretty smoothly - no problems with that. > And the gui is more than acceptable - I don't need the gnome-mplayer > add-on. But the application has failed to play any file/CD/DVD for me so > far. The typical complaint for unencrypted vob files/iso-images is 'Too > many packets in the buffer', whereas for encrypted DVD's the application > produces garbage. (Please note it is willing to take dvd://1 on the > commandline but not dvdnav://1, even though libdvd[nav/read/css] are all > installed on my system). My DVD device in mplayer is /dev/dvd > (permissions 644), which is a symlink to /dev/acd0 (permissions 444).
I'm pretty sure that you need write access to the (real) DVD device as well. A good way to do that would be to create a group named e.g. cdrom, and add yourself to that group. Next you need to set the following in /etc/devfs.conf: own acd0 root:cdrom perm acd0 0660 link acd0 cdrom link acd0 dvd > For .dat files copies straight from CD's, the playback seems to occur at > the rate of one frame per annum. On more than a couple of occasions, I > remember getting some warning message to the effect 'gl missing : be > prepared for a severe performance penalty'. What video output are you using? If supported by you graphics card driver, use the xv video device (vo=xv in ~/.mplayer/config). > Needless to say, my spirits are dampened after all the initial > enthusiasm and effort. Maybe somebody can point out what might be wrong > with my setup. Following is the output of my 'make showconfig' in > /usr/ports/multimedia/mplayer : > > ===> The following configuration options are available for The config looks OK. > In mplayer's Preferences/codecs, I am using the DirectShow codecs. Could > that be a problem. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Are those the binary-only windows codecs? I've always run mplayer with "none" in those preferences. Works fine here. Roland -- R.F.Smith http://www.xs4all.nl/~rsmith/ [plain text _non-HTML_ PGP/GnuPG encrypted/signed email much appreciated] pgp: 1A2B 477F 9970 BA3C 2914 B7CE 1277 EFB0 C321 A725 (KeyID: C321A725)
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