[TriLUG] question about xine
rpjday at mindspring.com
Mon Nov 19 04:40:28 EST 2001
On Mon, 19 Nov 2001, Tanner Lovelace wrote:
> rpjday wrote:
> > ok, i've downloaded and installed xine (along with its prerequisite
> > libdvdcss and libdvdread libs), manually created a /dev/dvd file and
> > symlinked it to /dev/scd0, my dvd/cd-rw drive.
> > when i run xine, sure enough, i get the ui, but when i press play,
> > i get
> > xine-panel: PLAY
> > xine_play: xine open xine-ui version ... blah blah ...
> > xine: cannot find input plugin for this MRL
> > the dvd was automatically mounted at /mnt/cdrom1, and has a directory
> > structure of
> > audio_ts video_ts
> > and inside of video_ts, there are numerous .vob files, so that part
> > looks good. what trivial initialization step am i missing? thanks.
> > rday
> From the xine FAQ:
> > To play that VOB file use something like
> > xine dvd://VTS_xx_x.VOB
> > make sure you do not supply any path name (no VIDEO_TS/) and use
> > capital letters for the file name.
> > xine tries to open the dvd using /dev/cdrom. On freebsd this will only
> > work if you create a symlink to your dvd-devicenode for the time being.
> If you want it, however, to work like a normal dvd player,
> try using the dvdnav plugin
> This allows you to run xine like this:
> xine dvdnav://
> and it should act like a normal dvd player...
ha! forget xine. i did, in fact, get that far, then xine bailed,
complaining that these were decss-encoded dvds.
so i downloaded and installed ogle. no problems with install,
just typed "ogle", and we were off and running. at the moment, i'm
watching an early episode of "thunderbirds." in super-marionation,
for those of you old enough to remember it.
xine has nothing on ogle.
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