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

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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.

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

For VLC I have found a way to fix it.

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.

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

# DVD device (string)

and edit it as follows:
# DVD device (string)
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 07:29 AM.. Reason: code tags
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