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lordbux
August 25th, 2009, 10:52 AM
dear friend

i had been trying to playa vcd on Mplayer
but i am getting this error.


$ mplayer -cdrom-device /media/NEW/ vcd://2
MPlayer 1.0rc2-4.2.4 (C) 2000-2007 MPlayer Team
CPU: Intel(R) Celeron(R) CPU 2.53GHz (Family: 15, Model: 4, Stepping: 1)
CPUflags: MMX: 1 MMX2: 1 3DNow: 0 3DNow2: 0 SSE: 1 SSE2: 1
Compiled with runtime CPU detection.
mplayer: could not connect to socket
mplayer: No such file or directory
Failed to open LIRC support. You will not be able to use your remote control.

Playing vcd://2.
read CDROM toc header: Inappropriate ioctl for device
Failed to get cd toc
Failed to open vcd://2.


Exiting... (End of file)
:confused:

i tried replacing VCD://2 with vcd://1

the vcd is in /media/NEW/

please help..no luck with xine( says no plugin) vlc( no plugin)
although i installe dall plugins i could find
totem too sayn no plugin
please help frinds
:confused:

thanks in advance:guitar:

stinger30au
August 25th, 2009, 11:47 AM
i thought vlc would play vcd media


to install it do this

applications

accessories

terminal

now copy and paste this

sudo apt-get install vlc

then play the cd with vlc

u will find vlc in

applications
sound & video

let us know

andrew.46
August 26th, 2009, 02:10 AM
Hi lordbux,


i had been trying to play a vcd on Mplayer


$ mplayer -cdrom-device /media/NEW/ vcd://2


I have limited experience playing vcds in this manner but I note the suggested vcd syntax in the html documentation (http://www.mplayerhq.hu/DOCS/HTML/en/vcd.html) differs a little from your own syntax:


mplayer vcd://<track> [-cdrom-device <device>]

It may then make little difference but perhaps you could follow this syntax exactly and try:


mplayer vcd://2 -cdrom-device /media/NEW

and my apologies if this small reorganisation of your commandline makes absolutely no difference at all :-).

Andrew

lordbux
August 28th, 2009, 05:21 PM
sorry
for the late reply.had some exams......
and
sorry frnd
nothing seem to work

i get a seek failed error

stinger30au
August 30th, 2009, 12:28 PM
sorry
for the late reply.had some exams......
and
sorry frnd
nothing seem to work

i get a seek failed error


could well be a crook drive

do you have a spare you can try? or a friends pc you can borrow one from to test and see what goes on?

lordbux
August 31st, 2009, 07:55 AM
could well be a crook drive

do you have a spare you can try? or a friends pc you can borrow one from to test and see what goes on?



i tried changing the cd drive... same trouble

robenroute
January 7th, 2010, 07:55 AM
i tried changing the cd drive... same trouble

It's probably not the drive. My multi-boot laptop plays VCDs just perfectly using Windows. Ubuntu (9.04, 8.10, 8.04) and Sidux (also Debian-based) plainly refuse to do anything with a VCD. Now, from the command line "totem vcd://" works, but only for the first track on the disc; the other tracks are still not playable. All in all very frustrating as it used to work without any hiccups..o0O

I'm not sure, but the problem might have to do with gstreamer. Anyone?