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Special Forums UNIX and Linux Applications unable to open the MRL 'dvd:///dev/dvd' Post 302650723 by cokedude on Monday 4th of June 2012 06:25:52 AM
Old 06-04-2012
unable to open the MRL 'dvd:///dev/dvd'

I am getting an error similar to this when I try to watch dvd's. Every program has a similar version of this.

Code:
unable to open the MRL 'dvd:///dev/dvd'

For VLC I have found a way to fix it.

Quote:
When I open VLC is doesn't say /dev/cd (as in CrunchyFree's case) or /dev/dvd as in your case, I have one optical drive and it says /dev/sr0.
When you open VLC go Open Disk>DVD or CD button as appropriate>Manually edit the Disk Device box as appropriate.
Quote:
/home/username/.conf/vlc

The file [vlcrc] is the one you need to edit

Find
# DVD device (string)
#dvd=/dev/dvd

and edit it as follows:
# DVD device (string)
#dvd=/dev/dvd
dvd=/dev/sr0
CD/DVD Drive not working VLC error (SOLVED) (Page 1) - Help & Support (Stable) - CrunchBang Linux Forums
Problems Playing DVD Video in VLC - FedoraForum.org

Is there a way to make these changes permanent in all of your media player programs? I really don't want to have to figure this out for every media player program I have.

Last edited by Scrutinizer; 06-04-2012 at 08:29 AM.. Reason: code tags
 

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GXINE(1)						      General Commands Manual							  GXINE(1)

NAME
gxine - a GTK/GNOME frontend to the xine video player SYNOPSIS
gxine [options] [files or MRLs] DESCRIPTION
gxine plays MPEG system (audio and video) streams, MPEG elementary streams (e.g. .mp3, .mpa or .mpv files), MPEG transport streams, AVI files, ASF files, Quicktime files, (S)VCDs and DVDs - anything which xine-lib can handle. Typical usage looks like gxine some.mpg gxine -f dvd:// gxine dvd://home/user/dvd/my.iso Some directories and file names are not treated as ordinary files. They are: DVD A directory containing a DVD filesystem structure; or a UDF filesystem image, identified by file name ("*.iso"). VCD A cue file, identified by file name. You can override this by using file://full/path/to/file. OPTIONS
-A audio_driver --audio audio_driver Select which libxine audio driver to use. This setting is not permanent, but it does prevent selection of other drivers via the preferences window. -V video_driver --video video_driver Select which libxine video driver to use. This setting is not permanent, but it does prevent selection of other drivers via the preferences window. -S --no-splash Don't show the splash window during startup. -a --add Don't clear the playlist before adding any MRLs; start playing the first new MRL. -e --enqueue Don't clear the playlist before adding any MRLs; don't start playing the first new MRL. -f --full-screen Start in full-screen mode. -c Javascript --command Javascript Javascript command(s) to be executed immediately after starting up. -C KEY=VALUE --configure KEY=VALUE Set configuration item KEY to VALUE, e.g. "-c gui.window_size=100%". -v --verbose Verbose mode: output information about plugins, the video stream, commands executed etc. Repeat for more verbosity. FEATURES
There are a couple of features which aren't immediately obvious: in full-screen mode, you can right-click to get access to the menus, or middle-click to show or hide the player controls. SEE ALSO
http://www.xine-project.org/, <http://www.xine-project.org/> xine(1), totem(1), kaffeine(1). xine(5) for MRL syntax documentation (libxine >= 1.0.2). AUTHOR
This manual page was written by Darren Salt <linux@youmustbejoking.demon.co.uk>. It is based on an older version written by Philipp Matthias Hahn <pmhahn@titan.lahn.de> for Debian. COPYRIGHT
Copyright (C) 2001-2006 The xine project 11 November 2006 GXINE(1)

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