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xeriouxi
July 18th, 2008, 07:56 PM
Hi!

I'm trying to play DVD's on Hardy but they're failing all the time with the message "Could not read from resource" in Totem.

I've got libdvdcss2 and all the other libdvd things installed, have tried using the xine method with Totem, using different players... everything I can think of.

Is this some kind of known bug or something because I've never been able to get DVD working in Ubuntu and it's driving me up the wall not knowing why.

Thanks for any info! =)

cj100570
September 6th, 2008, 05:06 AM
I'm having the same issue. The strange thing is that DVD playback was working just fine on my system previously. I've tried everything and nothing has helped. I'm contemplating a full OS reinstall.

wolfen69
September 6th, 2008, 07:21 AM
try VLC. works great for me.

cj100570
September 6th, 2008, 12:04 PM
try VLC. works great for me.

"Non" of the players on my system will play DVDs anymore; VLC, Totem, MPlayer, SMPlayer.

irishrm
September 6th, 2008, 07:49 PM
I,ve been posting the same problem on the general help thread(maybe the wrong place) None of the players mentioned work but I downloaded gnome mplayer and that works fine. try it.
However I would like to get vlc working if anybody has the answer.
Irishrm

joze7205
September 7th, 2008, 04:28 AM
I just tried gnome-mplayer. My system still freezes when I try to play a DVD...

Any other suggestions?

Shazaam
September 7th, 2008, 08:33 AM
gxine works for me. Even shows the dvd menu. Get it through Synaptic.

cj100570
September 7th, 2008, 02:46 PM
This is totally odd. I reinstalled Ubuntu and DVD playback still doesn't work. I tried using openSUSE which I have on another hard drive and it plays without issue. Up until now I've never had an issue getting DVD playback to work on any version of Ubuntu. There's obviously something screwy going on.

lukjad007
September 7th, 2008, 03:11 PM
I have the exact same problem. I even made thread about it. The closest to an answer I got was that 8.04 didn't like my hardware and/or it's just a bug.

hazelnut
September 7th, 2008, 05:55 PM
Something must have happened with a recent update. I can no longer read DVDs. I get constant read errors.

At first I thought my drive was broken, but I put in a brand new drive that works in another machine it I got the same problem. I then rebooted to windows and loaded vlc, the disc playes just fine with no errors. Back to ubuntu, and massive read errors.

This is obviously a software bug that only showed up recently.

In case it helps, I have a Liteon LH-20A1S

lukjad007
September 7th, 2008, 06:02 PM
I have an LG.

hazelnut
September 7th, 2008, 07:27 PM
New Information:

I have solved the problem for me.

I have always used /dev/scd0 to reference my dvd drive. I have vlc configured to auto play /dev/scd0 upon disk insertion. But that no longer works.

I ran this:



$ sudo lshw -C disk

*-cdrom
description: DVD-RAM writer
product: DVDRW LH-20A1S
vendor: LITE-ON
physical id: 1
bus info: scsi@5:0.0.0
logical name: /dev/cdrom1
logical name: /dev/dvd1
logical name: /dev/scd0
logical name: /dev/sr0
logical name: /media/cdrom0
version: 9L08
capabilities: removable audio cd-r cd-rw dvd dvd-r dvd-ram
configuration: ansiversion=5 mount.fstype=udf mount.options=ro,nosuid,nodev,noexec state=mounted status=ready
*-medium
physical id: 0
logical name: /dev/cdrom1
logical name: /media/cdrom0
configuration: mount.fstype=udf mount.options=ro,nosuid,nodev,noexec state=mounted



I noticed that the *-medium does not show /dev/scd0 as a logical name.

All I did was change my reference from /dev/scd0 to /dev/cdrom1 and it works as expected now with no read errors.

lukjad007
September 7th, 2008, 07:53 PM
How did you do that? Here is my output:


lukjad007@stationx:~$ sudo lshw -C disk
[sudo] password for lukjad007:
*-disk:0
description: ATA Disk
product: SAMSUNG SV2044D
physical id: 0
bus info: scsi@0:0.0.0
logical name: /dev/sda
version: MM10
serial: 0191J1FN430529
size: 19GiB (20GB)
capabilities: partitioned partitioned:dos
configuration: ansiversion=5 signature=48c4d750
*-disk:1
description: ATA Disk
product: WDC AC26400R
vendor: Western Digital
physical id: 1
bus info: scsi@0:0.1.0
logical name: /dev/sdb
version: 22.0
serial: WD-WM6272673518
size: 6149MiB (6448MB)
capabilities: partitioned partitioned:dos
configuration: ansiversion=5 signature=000a621b
*-cdrom:0
description: DVD-RAM writer
product: DVD-RAM GSA-H55N
vendor: HL-DT-ST
physical id: 2
bus info: scsi@1:0.0.0
logical name: /dev/cdrom2
logical name: /dev/dvd2
logical name: /dev/scd0
logical name: /dev/sr0
version: 1.05
serial: [HL-DT-STDVD-RAM GSA-H55N1.0507/12/11 7U02
capabilities: removable audio cd-r cd-rw dvd dvd-r dvd-ram
configuration: ansiversion=5 status=open
*-cdrom:1
description: DVD reader
product: XJ-HD165H
vendor: JLMS
physical id: 3
bus info: scsi@1:0.1.0
logical name: /dev/scd1
logical name: /dev/sr1
version: CH11
capabilities: removable audio dvd
configuration: ansiversion=5 status=open
*-disk
description: SCSI Disk
product: ST3500830A
vendor: SEAGATE
physical id: 0.0.0
bus info: scsi@2:0.0.0
logical name: /dev/sdc
version: 3.AA
size: 465GiB (500GB)
capacity: 465GiB (500GB)
capabilities: 5400rpm partitioned partitioned:dos
configuration: ansiversion=2 signature=000a621b

hazelnut
September 7th, 2008, 08:14 PM
How did you do that? Here is my output:

Try putting a disk in the drive, wait about 30 seconds till it mounts and rerun the command.

lukjad007
September 7th, 2008, 08:39 PM
Here we go again:

lukjad007@stationx:~$ /usr/share/themes/UbuntuStudio/gtk-2.0/gtkrc:83: Murrine configuration option "hilight_ratio" will be deprecated in future releases. Please update this theme to get rid of this warning.

[1]+ Done gedit ~/.gnome2/nautilus-scripts/Open\ as\ root
lukjad007@stationx:~$ sudo lshw -C disk
[sudo] password for lukjad007:
*-disk:0
description: ATA Disk
product: SAMSUNG SV2044D
physical id: 0
bus info: scsi@0:0.0.0
logical name: /dev/sda
version: MM10
serial: 0191J1FN430529
size: 19GiB (20GB)
capabilities: partitioned partitioned:dos
configuration: ansiversion=5 signature=48c4d750
*-disk:1
description: ATA Disk
product: WDC AC26400R
vendor: Western Digital
physical id: 1
bus info: scsi@0:0.1.0
logical name: /dev/sdb
version: 22.0
serial: WD-WM6272673518
size: 6149MiB (6448MB)
capabilities: partitioned partitioned:dos
configuration: ansiversion=5 signature=000a621b
*-cdrom:0
description: DVD-RAM writer
product: DVD-RAM GSA-H55N
vendor: HL-DT-ST
physical id: 2
bus info: scsi@1:0.0.0
logical name: /dev/cdrom2
logical name: /dev/dvd2
logical name: /dev/scd0
logical name: /dev/sr0
logical name: /media/cdrom1
version: 1.05
serial: [HL-DT-STDVD-RAM GSA-H55N1.0507/12/11 7U02
capabilities: removable audio cd-r cd-rw dvd dvd-r dvd-ram
configuration: ansiversion=5 mount.fstype=udf mount.options=ro,nosuid,nodev,relatime state=mounted status=ready
*-medium
physical id: 0
logical name: /dev/cdrom2
logical name: /media/cdrom1
configuration: mount.fstype=udf mount.options=ro,nosuid,nodev,relatime state=mounted
*-cdrom:1
description: DVD reader
product: XJ-HD165H
vendor: JLMS
physical id: 3
bus info: scsi@1:0.1.0
logical name: /dev/scd1
logical name: /dev/sr1
version: CH11
capabilities: removable audio dvd
configuration: ansiversion=5 status=open
*-disk
description: SCSI Disk
product: ST3500830A
vendor: SEAGATE
physical id: 0.0.0
bus info: scsi@2:0.0.0
logical name: /dev/sdc
version: 3.AA
size: 465GiB (500GB)
capacity: 465GiB (500GB)
capabilities: 5400rpm partitioned partitioned:dos
configuration: ansiversion=2 signature=000a621b

hazelnut
September 7th, 2008, 09:11 PM
You're good, use /dev/cdrom2


*-medium
physical id: 0
logical name: /dev/cdrom2
logical name: /media/cdrom1
configuration: mount.fstype=udf mount.options=ro,nosuid,nodev,relatime state=mounted

lukjad007
September 7th, 2008, 09:40 PM
Well, my DVDs and other long movie clips still don't play well in 8.04. They are very jumpy and fade to B&W.

cj100570
September 8th, 2008, 02:29 AM
This is a totally unsatisfactory situation. :mad: I've tried DVD playback on 3 more distros on hard drives that I switched into my pc and the dvd played each time. It is only while running Ubuntu that there is no dvd playback. And what makes this really odd is that my system played dvds without issue until a few days ago.

cj100570
September 8th, 2008, 04:06 AM
I did the following and I now have DVD playback in MPlayer. I'll be testing my other players shortly.

sudo aptitude install libdvdcss2
sudo /usr/share/doc/libdvdread3/./install-css.sh

:guitar:

Maniacal
September 11th, 2008, 03:09 AM
My video freezes for 5 - 15 seconds in SMplayer during DVD playback. Audio continues while video is still. Playback appears to be fine under Movie Player. Have a 2-3 week old load of 8.04 on a new AMD64 dual core machine. Any ideas?


Just tried DVD playback with SMPlayer on my 32 bit machine. It locked up solid after around 6 minutes. Was fine a few weeks ago. Have we got a recent update that is causing these problems?

cj100570
September 11th, 2008, 03:40 AM
My video freezes for 5 - 15 seconds in SMplayer during DVD playback. Audio continues while video is still. Playback appears to be fine under Movie Player. Have a 2-3 week old load of 8.04 on a new AMD64 dual core machine. Any ideas?

This situation really is strange. I'm at a loss at this point. As best as I can tell it's an Ubuntu issue because non of the other distros I use exhibit this behavior.

rvm4000
September 11th, 2008, 09:44 AM
My video freezes for 5 - 15 seconds in SMplayer during DVD playback. Audio continues while video is still. Playback appears to be fine under Movie Player. Have a 2-3 week old load of 8.04 on a new AMD64 dual core machine. Any ideas?

By default smplayer uses no cache for DVDs (because seeking to chapters may not work with it). Try to increase the cache (Preferences->Performance).

stinger30au
September 11th, 2008, 11:22 AM
probably th easiest way to to click applications -> add/remove software


in the box at the top set it to show all available applications

now click the right side box that says

sound and video

scroll down the list and you will find a few boxes that say Gstreamer plugins, should be about 6 or so of them

put a tick in every single one of the g streamer codex box you can find

then click apply changes and let it download all the software

once done restart your pc

try playing movies now.... it should work... it did for me

seagull man
September 11th, 2008, 11:36 AM
I second the idea that it's the fault of a recent update since dvds have recently stopped working for me also. They run fine in windows, haven't tried another distro yet but I assume it works in everything but ubuntu.

lukjad007
September 11th, 2008, 12:16 PM
I disagree. My problem has being going on for months since I installed 8.04.

kierpaul
September 11th, 2008, 07:07 PM
You may want to uninstall your DVD program and then try reinstalling it using add/remove from the applications menu. Also, some of the codecs on DVD's is encrypted and has to be decrypted. I solved my issues by loading these libraries in the Synaptic Package Manager after reinstalling the software:

libdvdnav4
libdvdread3

For decryption do this under a terminal window:
sudo /usr/share/doc/libdvdread3/install-css.sh

I used gxine and it works excellent! If you choose to use this program make sure you have all the plugins with it! Most of them will come with install. Hope this helps!

Maniacal
September 12th, 2008, 03:03 AM
Thanks all for the assistance.

Tried increasing cache, no change. Installed the 6 Gstreamer packages, no change. Still experiencing the same video freeze in SMPlayer and also Movie Player. Even removed / reinstalled packages with no change.

Kierpaul,
Installed libdvdnav4 & libdvdread3. Getting an error during decryption. All appears well until last 4 lines of process. Reads as follows:

checking for C compiler default output... configure: error: C compiler cannot create executables
See `config.log' for more details.
make: *** [build-stamp] Error 77

Information in 'config.log' is not understood. Same result with decryption command from earlier post by cj100570. format was slightly different.

kierpaul = sudo /usr/share/doc/libdvdread3/install-css.sh
cj100570 = sudo /usr/share/doc/libdvdread3/./install-css.sh

Anymore ideas?

kierpaul
September 12th, 2008, 03:33 AM
Sorry that I could not help. To me it looks like you have some kind of a problem in Ubuntu with the install. I will be honest that I do not know what to think about these results you posted and I am just as lost as you are. Google your problem as well. I have often found that googling a problem can sometimes turnout results I cannot find in the forum. As a last resort you may want to report this problem to the support team as it could be bug of some sort as you stated earlier.

Irihapeti
September 12th, 2008, 05:56 AM
A "compiler cannot create executables" error usually means that you are missing some files needed for compiling programs.

Install build-essential:

sudo apt-get install build-essential

or install through synaptic.

Then try running your script again.

Maniacal
September 13th, 2008, 12:46 AM
Thanks Irihapeti, script ran fine. Must say it was my first and quite the experience.

Still have the video freeze issue though. Seeing it on gxine, Movie Player, MPlayer, & VLC. There is no pattern to it, completely random. Based on that, can't decide if it is still a Ubuntu issue or hardware. Machine is just a few weeks old. Identified this when trying to play first DVD.

Is there a way for Ubuntu to run this new burner through its paces? Like to make sure it isn't the drive. Have I crossed a line here by mentioning possible hardware problem? This newb is on a steep learning curve.

Thanks for any guidance that can be provided.

Irihapeti
September 13th, 2008, 01:10 AM
I'm a bit (a lot?) out of my depth with DVD and similar issues, because I've had almost no problems with them. At least, nothing that couldn't be solved with installing stuff from Medibuntu etc.

One way of finding out if it's a problem with Ubuntu would be to try some other distros. If they play DVDs nicely, then it would appear that there's a problem with Ubuntu and your hardware.

I have wondered myself if there are particular drives or other hardware that have problems, but I've not seen any list or poll on this. Maybe someone else can give some information here.

lukjad007
September 13th, 2008, 01:31 PM
It's Ubuntu. I can play a DVD off of a live CD but not Ubuntu. How bad is that?

mc4man
September 13th, 2008, 02:52 PM
I can play a DVD off of a live CD but not Ubuntu

Well then you should be able to get playback going. I'd load up the livecd, and install vlc and libdvdcss2. (all that's needed for vlc to play dvds

Then compare the differences in some key area's, /dev links, where and how the dvd is mounting, fstab, 70-persistent-cd.rules, running
grep 'DMA' /var/log/kern.log grep 'CDROM', ect.

Without even comparing it certainly appears your 70......rules needs some attention, why don't you post it. (use a maximized terminal for readability.


gksudo gedit /etc/udev/rules.d/70-persistent-cd.rules

Also when you run something like sudo lshw -C disk have a dvd in your drive(s), you'll get additional info of filesystem found, if mounted, and where

lukjad007
September 13th, 2008, 04:54 PM
The operative word here is "a" live cd. It was TEENpup.

amj
September 13th, 2008, 05:18 PM
Well then you should be able to get playback going. I'd load up the livecd, and install vlc and libdvdcss2. (all that's needed for vlc to play dvds


I'm not seeing libdvdcss2 in the synaptic options. Is there an extra repo that needs to be added?

mc4man
September 13th, 2008, 05:59 PM
Is there an extra repo that needs to be added? Medibuntu
See here if you wish, the way I always get things going
http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?p=5182809#post5182809


The operative word here is "a" live cd. It was TEENpup.

It wouldn't hurt to fix your 70...rules and take a look at a few other things, post if you want

lukjad007
September 13th, 2008, 07:36 PM
grep 'DMA' /var/log/kern.log


lukjad007@stationx:~$ grep 'DMA' /var/log/kern.log
Sep 8 05:37:30 stationx kernel: [ 1365.194630] sr 1:0:0:0: [sr0] Add. Sense: Logical unit communication CRC error (Ultra-DMA/32)
Sep 8 15:53:05 stationx kernel: [ 0.000000] DMA 0 -> 4096
Sep 8 15:53:05 stationx kernel: [ 0.000000] DMA zone: 56 pages used for memmap
Sep 8 15:53:05 stationx kernel: [ 0.000000] DMA zone: 0 pages reserved
Sep 8 15:53:05 stationx kernel: [ 0.000000] DMA zone: 4040 pages, LIFO batch:0
Sep 8 15:53:05 stationx kernel: [ 28.522381] ata1: PATA max UDMA/66 cmd 0x1f0 ctl 0x3f6 bmdma 0xb800 irq 14
Sep 8 15:53:05 stationx kernel: [ 28.522396] ata2: PATA max UDMA/66 cmd 0x170 ctl 0x376 bmdma 0xb808 irq 15
Sep 8 15:53:05 stationx kernel: [ 28.695805] ata1.00: ATA-4: SAMSUNG SV2044D, MM101-48, max UDMA/66
Sep 8 15:53:05 stationx kernel: [ 28.695890] ata1.01: ATA-4: WDC AC26400R, 22.01N23, max UDMA/66
Sep 8 15:53:05 stationx kernel: [ 28.695943] ata1.01: limited to UDMA/33 due to 40-wire cable
Sep 8 15:53:05 stationx kernel: [ 28.699890] ata1.00: configured for UDMA/66
Sep 8 15:53:05 stationx kernel: [ 28.737673] ata1.01: configured for UDMA/33
Sep 8 15:53:05 stationx kernel: [ 29.397869] ata2.00: ATAPI: HL-DT-STDVD-RAM GSA-H55N, 1.05, max UDMA/66
Sep 8 15:53:05 stationx kernel: [ 29.397949] ata2.01: ATAPI: JLMS XJ-HD165H, CH11, max UDMA/33
Sep 8 15:53:05 stationx kernel: [ 29.554916] ata2.00: configured for UDMA/66
Sep 8 15:53:05 stationx kernel: [ 29.705911] ata2.01: configured for UDMA/33
Sep 9 05:23:43 stationx kernel: [ 0.000000] DMA 0 -> 4096
Sep 9 05:23:43 stationx kernel: [ 0.000000] DMA zone: 56 pages used for memmap
Sep 9 05:23:43 stationx kernel: [ 0.000000] DMA zone: 0 pages reserved
Sep 9 05:23:43 stationx kernel: [ 0.000000] DMA zone: 4040 pages, LIFO batch:0
Sep 9 05:23:43 stationx kernel: [ 28.730810] ata1: PATA max UDMA/66 cmd 0x1f0 ctl 0x3f6 bmdma 0xb800 irq 14
Sep 9 05:23:43 stationx kernel: [ 28.730825] ata2: PATA max UDMA/66 cmd 0x170 ctl 0x376 bmdma 0xb808 irq 15
Sep 9 05:23:43 stationx kernel: [ 28.904562] ata1.00: ATA-4: SAMSUNG SV2044D, MM101-48, max UDMA/66
Sep 9 05:23:43 stationx kernel: [ 28.904654] ata1.01: ATA-4: WDC AC26400R, 22.01N23, max UDMA/66
Sep 9 05:23:43 stationx kernel: [ 28.904707] ata1.01: limited to UDMA/33 due to 40-wire cable
Sep 9 05:23:43 stationx kernel: [ 28.908494] ata1.00: configured for UDMA/66
Sep 9 05:23:43 stationx kernel: [ 28.946392] ata1.01: configured for UDMA/33
Sep 9 05:23:43 stationx kernel: [ 29.606541] ata2.00: ATAPI: HL-DT-STDVD-RAM GSA-H55N, 1.05, max UDMA/66
Sep 9 05:23:43 stationx kernel: [ 29.606623] ata2.01: ATAPI: JLMS XJ-HD165H, CH11, max UDMA/33
Sep 9 05:23:43 stationx kernel: [ 29.763552] ata2.00: configured for UDMA/66
Sep 9 05:23:43 stationx kernel: [ 29.914586] ata2.01: configured for UDMA/33
Sep 9 16:15:35 stationx kernel: [ 0.000000] DMA 0 -> 4096
Sep 9 16:15:35 stationx kernel: [ 0.000000] DMA zone: 56 pages used for memmap
Sep 9 16:15:35 stationx kernel: [ 0.000000] DMA zone: 0 pages reserved
Sep 9 16:15:35 stationx kernel: [ 0.000000] DMA zone: 4040 pages, LIFO batch:0
Sep 9 16:15:35 stationx kernel: [ 28.353032] ata1: PATA max UDMA/66 cmd 0x1f0 ctl 0x3f6 bmdma 0xb800 irq 14
Sep 9 16:15:35 stationx kernel: [ 28.353047] ata2: PATA max UDMA/66 cmd 0x170 ctl 0x376 bmdma 0xb808 irq 15
Sep 9 16:15:35 stationx kernel: [ 28.526770] ata1.00: ATA-4: SAMSUNG SV2044D, MM101-48, max UDMA/66
Sep 9 16:15:35 stationx kernel: [ 28.526859] ata1.01: ATA-4: WDC AC26400R, 22.01N23, max UDMA/66
Sep 9 16:15:35 stationx kernel: [ 28.526910] ata1.01: limited to UDMA/33 due to 40-wire cable
Sep 9 16:15:35 stationx kernel: [ 28.530671] ata1.00: configured for UDMA/66
Sep 9 16:15:35 stationx kernel: [ 28.568578] ata1.01: configured for UDMA/33
Sep 9 16:15:35 stationx kernel: [ 29.228785] ata2.00: ATAPI: HL-DT-STDVD-RAM GSA-H55N, 1.05, max UDMA/66
Sep 9 16:15:35 stationx kernel: [ 29.228864] ata2.01: ATAPI: JLMS XJ-HD165H, CH11, max UDMA/33
Sep 9 16:15:35 stationx kernel: [ 29.385772] ata2.00: configured for UDMA/66
Sep 9 16:15:35 stationx kernel: [ 29.536842] ata2.01: configured for UDMA/33
Sep 10 06:01:57 stationx kernel: [ 0.000000] DMA 0 -> 4096
Sep 10 06:01:57 stationx kernel: [ 0.000000] DMA zone: 56 pages used for memmap
Sep 10 06:01:57 stationx kernel: [ 0.000000] DMA zone: 0 pages reserved
Sep 10 06:01:57 stationx kernel: [ 0.000000] DMA zone: 4040 pages, LIFO batch:0
Sep 10 06:01:57 stationx kernel: [ 28.772683] ata1: PATA max UDMA/66 cmd 0x1f0 ctl 0x3f6 bmdma 0xb800 irq 14
Sep 10 06:01:57 stationx kernel: [ 28.772698] ata2: PATA max UDMA/66 cmd 0x170 ctl 0x376 bmdma 0xb808 irq 15
Sep 10 06:01:57 stationx kernel: [ 28.946410] ata1.00: ATA-4: SAMSUNG SV2044D, MM101-48, max UDMA/66
Sep 10 06:01:57 stationx kernel: [ 28.946498] ata1.01: ATA-4: WDC AC26400R, 22.01N23, max UDMA/66
Sep 10 06:01:57 stationx kernel: [ 28.946549] ata1.01: limited to UDMA/33 due to 40-wire cable
Sep 10 06:01:57 stationx kernel: [ 28.950322] ata1.00: configured for UDMA/66
Sep 10 06:01:57 stationx kernel: [ 28.988181] ata1.01: configured for UDMA/33
Sep 10 06:01:57 stationx kernel: [ 29.648347] ata2.00: ATAPI: HL-DT-STDVD-RAM GSA-H55N, 1.05, max UDMA/66
Sep 10 06:01:57 stationx kernel: [ 29.648430] ata2.01: ATAPI: JLMS XJ-HD165H, CH11, max UDMA/33
Sep 10 06:01:57 stationx kernel: [ 29.805313] ata2.00: configured for UDMA/66
Sep 10 06:01:57 stationx kernel: [ 29.956437] ata2.01: configured for UDMA/33
Sep 10 17:01:37 stationx kernel: [ 0.000000] DMA 0 -> 4096
Sep 10 17:01:37 stationx kernel: [ 0.000000] DMA zone: 56 pages used for memmap
Sep 10 17:01:37 stationx kernel: [ 0.000000] DMA zone: 0 pages reserved
Sep 10 17:01:37 stationx kernel: [ 0.000000] DMA zone: 4040 pages, LIFO batch:0
Sep 10 17:01:37 stationx kernel: [ 29.216462] ata1: PATA max UDMA/66 cmd 0x1f0 ctl 0x3f6 bmdma 0xb800 irq 14
Sep 10 17:01:37 stationx kernel: [ 29.216476] ata2: PATA max UDMA/66 cmd 0x170 ctl 0x376 bmdma 0xb808 irq 15
Sep 10 17:01:37 stationx kernel: [ 29.390083] ata1.00: ATA-4: SAMSUNG SV2044D, MM101-48, max UDMA/66
Sep 10 17:01:37 stationx kernel: [ 29.390171] ata1.01: ATA-4: WDC AC26400R, 22.01N23, max UDMA/66
Sep 10 17:01:37 stationx kernel: [ 29.390223] ata1.01: limited to UDMA/33 due to 40-wire cable
Sep 10 17:01:37 stationx kernel: [ 29.394013] ata1.00: configured for UDMA/66
Sep 10 17:01:37 stationx kernel: [ 29.431894] ata1.01: configured for UDMA/33
Sep 10 17:01:37 stationx kernel: [ 30.092130] ata2.00: ATAPI: HL-DT-STDVD-RAM GSA-H55N, 1.05, max UDMA/66
Sep 10 17:01:37 stationx kernel: [ 30.092209] ata2.01: ATAPI: JLMS XJ-HD165H, CH11, max UDMA/33
Sep 10 17:01:37 stationx kernel: [ 30.249098] ata2.00: configured for UDMA/66
Sep 10 17:01:37 stationx kernel: [ 30.400143] ata2.01: configured for UDMA/33
Sep 11 06:20:50 stationx kernel: [ 0.000000] DMA 0 -> 4096
Sep 11 06:20:50 stationx kernel: [ 0.000000] DMA zone: 56 pages used for memmap
Sep 11 06:20:50 stationx kernel: [ 0.000000] DMA zone: 0 pages reserved
Sep 11 06:20:50 stationx kernel: [ 0.000000] DMA zone: 4040 pages, LIFO batch:0
Sep 11 06:20:50 stationx kernel: [ 28.315017] ata1: PATA max UDMA/66 cmd 0x1f0 ctl 0x3f6 bmdma 0xb800 irq 14
Sep 11 06:20:50 stationx kernel: [ 28.315031] ata2: PATA max UDMA/66 cmd 0x170 ctl 0x376 bmdma 0xb808 irq 15
Sep 11 06:20:50 stationx kernel: [ 28.488695] ata1.00: ATA-4: SAMSUNG SV2044D, MM101-48, max UDMA/66
Sep 11 06:20:50 stationx kernel: [ 28.488782] ata1.01: ATA-4: WDC AC26400R, 22.01N23, max UDMA/66
Sep 11 06:20:50 stationx kernel: [ 28.488834] ata1.01: limited to UDMA/33 due to 40-wire cable
Sep 11 06:20:50 stationx kernel: [ 28.492597] ata1.00: configured for UDMA/66
Sep 11 06:20:50 stationx kernel: [ 28.530482] ata1.01: configured for UDMA/33
Sep 11 06:20:50 stationx kernel: [ 29.191649] ata2.00: ATAPI: HL-DT-STDVD-RAM GSA-H55N, 1.05, max UDMA/66
Sep 11 06:20:50 stationx kernel: [ 29.191731] ata2.01: ATAPI: JLMS XJ-HD165H, CH11, max UDMA/33
Sep 11 06:20:50 stationx kernel: [ 29.348654] ata2.00: configured for UDMA/66
Sep 11 06:20:50 stationx kernel: [ 29.499713] ata2.01: configured for UDMA/33
Sep 11 15:55:21 stationx kernel: [ 0.000000] DMA 0 -> 4096
Sep 11 15:55:21 stationx kernel: [ 0.000000] DMA zone: 56 pages used for memmap
Sep 11 15:55:21 stationx kernel: [ 0.000000] DMA zone: 0 pages reserved
Sep 11 15:55:21 stationx kernel: [ 0.000000] DMA zone: 4040 pages, LIFO batch:0
Sep 11 15:55:21 stationx kernel: [ 27.981197] ata1: PATA max UDMA/66 cmd 0x1f0 ctl 0x3f6 bmdma 0xb800 irq 14
Sep 11 15:55:21 stationx kernel: [ 27.981212] ata2: PATA max UDMA/66 cmd 0x170 ctl 0x376 bmdma 0xb808 irq 15
Sep 11 15:55:21 stationx kernel: [ 28.154941] ata1.00: ATA-4: SAMSUNG SV2044D, MM101-48, max UDMA/66
Sep 11 15:55:21 stationx kernel: [ 28.155030] ata1.01: ATA-4: WDC AC26400R, 22.01N23, max UDMA/66
Sep 11 15:55:21 stationx kernel: [ 28.155081] ata1.01: limited to UDMA/33 due to 40-wire cable
Sep 11 15:55:21 stationx kernel: [ 28.158892] ata1.00: configured for UDMA/66
Sep 11 15:55:21 stationx kernel: [ 28.196670] ata1.01: configured for UDMA/33
Sep 11 15:55:21 stationx kernel: [ 28.856944] ata2.00: ATAPI: HL-DT-STDVD-RAM GSA-H55N, 1.05, max UDMA/66
Sep 11 15:55:21 stationx kernel: [ 28.857025] ata2.01: ATAPI: JLMS XJ-HD165H, CH11, max UDMA/33
Sep 11 15:55:21 stationx kernel: [ 29.013947] ata2.00: configured for UDMA/66
Sep 11 15:55:21 stationx kernel: [ 29.164923] ata2.01: configured for UDMA/33
Sep 12 06:06:35 stationx kernel: [ 0.000000] DMA 0 -> 4096
Sep 12 06:06:35 stationx kernel: [ 0.000000] DMA zone: 56 pages used for memmap
Sep 12 06:06:35 stationx kernel: [ 0.000000] DMA zone: 0 pages reserved
Sep 12 06:06:35 stationx kernel: [ 0.000000] DMA zone: 4040 pages, LIFO batch:0
Sep 12 06:06:35 stationx kernel: [ 28.773972] ata1: PATA max UDMA/66 cmd 0x1f0 ctl 0x3f6 bmdma 0xb800 irq 14
Sep 12 06:06:35 stationx kernel: [ 28.773987] ata2: PATA max UDMA/66 cmd 0x170 ctl 0x376 bmdma 0xb808 irq 15
Sep 12 06:06:35 stationx kernel: [ 28.947645] ata1.00: ATA-4: SAMSUNG SV2044D, MM101-48, max UDMA/66
Sep 12 06:06:35 stationx kernel: [ 28.947732] ata1.01: ATA-4: WDC AC26400R, 22.01N23, max UDMA/66
Sep 12 06:06:35 stationx kernel: [ 28.947783] ata1.01: limited to UDMA/33 due to 40-wire cable
Sep 12 06:06:35 stationx kernel: [ 28.951634] ata1.00: configured for UDMA/66
Sep 12 06:06:35 stationx kernel: [ 28.989480] ata1.01: configured for UDMA/33
Sep 12 06:06:35 stationx kernel: [ 29.649685] ata2.00: ATAPI: HL-DT-STDVD-RAM GSA-H55N, 1.05, max UDMA/66
Sep 12 06:06:35 stationx kernel: [ 29.649764] ata2.01: ATAPI: JLMS XJ-HD165H, CH11, max UDMA/33
Sep 12 06:06:35 stationx kernel: [ 29.806694] ata2.00: configured for UDMA/66
Sep 12 06:06:35 stationx kernel: [ 29.957730] ata2.01: configured for UDMA/33
Sep 12 16:30:06 stationx kernel: [ 0.000000] DMA 0 -> 4096
Sep 12 16:30:06 stationx kernel: [ 0.000000] DMA zone: 56 pages used for memmap
Sep 12 16:30:06 stationx kernel: [ 0.000000] DMA zone: 0 pages reserved
Sep 12 16:30:06 stationx kernel: [ 0.000000] DMA zone: 4040 pages, LIFO batch:0
Sep 12 16:30:06 stationx kernel: [ 28.357082] ata1: PATA max UDMA/66 cmd 0x1f0 ctl 0x3f6 bmdma 0xb800 irq 14
Sep 12 16:30:06 stationx kernel: [ 28.357097] ata2: PATA max UDMA/66 cmd 0x170 ctl 0x376 bmdma 0xb808 irq 15
Sep 12 16:30:06 stationx kernel: [ 28.530567] ata1.00: ATA-4: SAMSUNG SV2044D, MM101-48, max UDMA/66
Sep 12 16:30:06 stationx kernel: [ 28.530654] ata1.01: ATA-4: WDC AC26400R, 22.01N23, max UDMA/66
Sep 12 16:30:06 stationx kernel: [ 28.530704] ata1.01: limited to UDMA/33 due to 40-wire cable
Sep 12 16:30:06 stationx kernel: [ 28.534540] ata1.00: configured for UDMA/66
Sep 12 16:30:06 stationx kernel: [ 28.572450] ata1.01: configured for UDMA/33
Sep 12 16:30:06 stationx kernel: [ 29.232600] ata2.00: ATAPI: HL-DT-STDVD-RAM GSA-H55N, 1.05, max UDMA/66
Sep 12 16:30:06 stationx kernel: [ 29.232679] ata2.01: ATAPI: JLMS XJ-HD165H, CH11, max UDMA/33
Sep 12 16:30:06 stationx kernel: [ 29.389579] ata2.00: configured for UDMA/66
Sep 12 16:30:06 stationx kernel: [ 29.540632] ata2.01: configured for UDMA/33
Sep 13 05:57:24 stationx kernel: [ 0.000000] DMA 0 -> 4096
Sep 13 05:57:24 stationx kernel: [ 0.000000] DMA zone: 56 pages used for memmap
Sep 13 05:57:24 stationx kernel: [ 0.000000] DMA zone: 0 pages reserved
Sep 13 05:57:24 stationx kernel: [ 0.000000] DMA zone: 4040 pages, LIFO batch:0
Sep 13 05:57:24 stationx kernel: [ 28.292641] ata1: PATA max UDMA/66 cmd 0x1f0 ctl 0x3f6 bmdma 0xb800 irq 14
Sep 13 05:57:24 stationx kernel: [ 28.292656] ata2: PATA max UDMA/66 cmd 0x170 ctl 0x376 bmdma 0xb808 irq 15
Sep 13 05:57:24 stationx kernel: [ 28.466328] ata1.00: ATA-4: SAMSUNG SV2044D, MM101-48, max UDMA/66
Sep 13 05:57:24 stationx kernel: [ 28.466415] ata1.01: ATA-4: WDC AC26400R, 22.01N23, max UDMA/66
Sep 13 05:57:24 stationx kernel: [ 28.466467] ata1.01: limited to UDMA/33 due to 40-wire cable
Sep 13 05:57:24 stationx kernel: [ 28.470327] ata1.00: configured for UDMA/66
Sep 13 05:57:24 stationx kernel: [ 28.508155] ata1.01: configured for UDMA/33
Sep 13 05:57:24 stationx kernel: [ 29.168389] ata2.00: ATAPI: HL-DT-STDVD-RAM GSA-H55N, 1.05, max UDMA/66
Sep 13 05:57:24 stationx kernel: [ 29.168468] ata2.01: ATAPI: JLMS XJ-HD165H, CH11, max UDMA/33
Sep 13 05:57:24 stationx kernel: [ 29.325343] ata2.00: configured for UDMA/66
Sep 13 05:57:24 stationx kernel: [ 29.476358] ata2.01: configured for UDMA/33


gksudo gedit /etc/udev/rules.d/70-persistent-cd.rules


# This file maintains persistent names for CD/DVD reader and writer devices.
# See udev(7) for syntax.
#
# Entries are automatically added by the 75-persistent-cd-generator.rules
# file; however you are also free to add your own entries provided you
# add the ENV{GENERATED}=1 flag to your own rules as well.
# JLMS_XJ-HD165H (pci-0000:00:04.1-ide-1:1)
ENV{ID_CDROM}=="?*", ENV{ID_PATH}=="pci-0000:00:04.1-ide-1:1", SYMLINK+="cdrom", ENV{GENERATED}="1"
ENV{ID_CDROM}=="?*", ENV{ID_PATH}=="pci-0000:00:04.1-ide-1:1", SYMLINK+="dvd", ENV{GENERATED}="1"
# HL-DT-STDVD-RAM_GSA-H55N (pci-0000:00:04.1-ide-1:0)
ENV{ID_CDROM}=="?*", ENV{ID_PATH}=="pci-0000:00:04.1-ide-1:0", SYMLINK+="cdrom1", ENV{GENERATED}="1"
ENV{ID_CDROM}=="?*", ENV{ID_PATH}=="pci-0000:00:04.1-ide-1:0", SYMLINK+="cdrw1", ENV{GENERATED}="1"
ENV{ID_CDROM}=="?*", ENV{ID_PATH}=="pci-0000:00:04.1-ide-1:0", SYMLINK+="dvd1", ENV{GENERATED}="1"
ENV{ID_CDROM}=="?*", ENV{ID_PATH}=="pci-0000:00:04.1-ide-1:0", SYMLINK+="dvdrw1", ENV{GENERATED}="1"
# DVD-RAM_GSA-H55N (pci-0000:00:04.1-scsi-1:0:0:0)
ENV{ID_CDROM}=="?*", ENV{ID_PATH}=="pci-0000:00:04.1-scsi-1:0:0:0", SYMLINK+="cdrom2", ENV{GENERATED}="1"
ENV{ID_CDROM}=="?*", ENV{ID_PATH}=="pci-0000:00:04.1-scsi-1:0:0:0", SYMLINK+="cdrw2", ENV{GENERATED}="1"
ENV{ID_CDROM}=="?*", ENV{ID_PATH}=="pci-0000:00:04.1-scsi-1:0:0:0", SYMLINK+="dvd2", ENV{GENERATED}="1"
ENV{ID_CDROM}=="?*", ENV{ID_PATH}=="pci-0000:00:04.1-scsi-1:0:0:0", SYMLINK+="dvdrw2", ENV{GENERATED}="1"
# XJ-HD165H (pci-0000:00:04.1-scsi-1:0:1:0)
ENV{ID_CDROM}=="?*", ENV{ID_PATH}=="pci-0000:00:04.1-scsi-1:0:1:0", SYMLINK+="cdrom3", ENV{GENERATED}="1"
ENV{ID_CDROM}=="?*", ENV{ID_PATH}=="pci-0000:00:04.1-scsi-1:0:1:0", SYMLINK+="dvd3", ENV{GENERATED}="1"

amj
September 13th, 2008, 07:41 PM
Medibuntu
See here if you wish, the way I always get things going
http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?p=5182809#post5182809


Thanks. Medibuntu got me what I needed to play DVDs.

mc4man
September 13th, 2008, 10:51 PM
@lukjad007
there are a few things of interest. Normally this line can be ignored

limited to UDMA/33 due to 40-wire cable except when it's also seen with this

Add. Sense: Logical unit communication CRC error (Ultra-DMA/32)

The first line seems to point to a hdd, the second I'm not sure. See if you can find that line in your logs and post 2 or 3 lines before it.

In any event do this with your 70....rules, run the gksudo gedit again and delete all the entries and reboot. Leave it looking like this (before you reboot


# This file maintains persistent names for CD/DVD reader and writer devices.
# See udev(7) for syntax.
#
# Entries are automatically added by the 75-persistent-cd-generator.rules
# file; however you are also free to add your own entries provided you
# add the ENV{GENERATED}=1 flag to your own rules as well.


Post your fstab (cat /etc/fstab) and also run sudo lshw -C disk after rebooting. (put a dvd in both drives if possible before running the lshw command

Edit: also run this (after the reset of 70...rules) for all your drives (4 total (disconnect the usb if you have one for the moment


sudo hdparm -i /dev/sda
and also sudo hdparm -i /dev/sdb, sudo hdparm -i /dev/scd0, sudo hdparm -i /dev/scd1 (looking only for the pio, dma and udma modes lines

lukjad007
September 13th, 2008, 11:37 PM
lukjad007@stationx:~$ cat /etc/fstab
# /etc/fstab: static file system information.
#
# <file system> <mount point> <type> <options> <dump> <pass>
proc /proc proc defaults 0 0
# /dev/sda1
UUID=d1cd5b95-3528-4732-a4bd-400aa29c047a / ext3 relatime,errors=remount-ro 0 1
# /dev/sdb1
UUID=3c5b2871-399f-46f0-8db0-6242de192c57 /home ext3 relatime 0 2
# /dev/sda5
UUID=54f62003-7379-4842-bbab-f999f7f2b872 none swap sw 0 0
/dev/scd1 /media/cdrom0 udf,iso9660 user,noauto,exec,utf8 0 0
/dev/scd0 /media/cdrom1 udf,iso9660 user,noauto,exec,utf8 0 0



lukjad007@stationx:~$ sudo lshw -C disk
*-disk:0
description: ATA Disk
product: SAMSUNG SV2044D
physical id: 0
bus info: scsi@0:0.0.0
logical name: /dev/sda
version: MM10
serial: 0191J1FN430529
size: 19GiB (20GB)
capabilities: partitioned partitioned:dos
configuration: ansiversion=5 signature=48c4d750
*-disk:1
description: ATA Disk
product: WDC AC26400R
vendor: Western Digital
physical id: 1
bus info: scsi@0:0.1.0
logical name: /dev/sdb
version: 22.0
serial: WD-WM6272673518
size: 6149MiB (6448MB)
capabilities: partitioned partitioned:dos
configuration: ansiversion=5 signature=000a621b
*-cdrom:0
description: DVD-RAM writer
product: DVD-RAM GSA-H55N
vendor: HL-DT-ST
physical id: 2
bus info: scsi@1:0.0.0
logical name: /dev/cdrom
logical name: /dev/dvd
logical name: /dev/scd0
logical name: /dev/sr0
logical name: /media/cdrom1
version: 1.05
serial: [HL-DT-STDVD-RAM GSA-H55N1.0507/12/11 7U02
capabilities: removable audio cd-r cd-rw dvd dvd-r dvd-ram
configuration: ansiversion=5 mount.fstype=udf mount.options=ro,nosuid,nodev,relatime state=mounted status=ready
*-medium
physical id: 0
logical name: /dev/cdrom
logical name: /media/cdrom1
configuration: mount.fstype=udf mount.options=ro,nosuid,nodev,relatime state=mounted
*-cdrom:1
description: DVD reader
product: XJ-HD165H
vendor: JLMS
physical id: 3
bus info: scsi@1:0.1.0
logical name: /dev/cdrom1
logical name: /dev/dvd1
logical name: /dev/scd1
logical name: /dev/sr1
logical name: /media/cdrom0
version: CH11
capabilities: removable audio dvd
configuration: ansiversion=5 mount.fstype=udf mount.options=ro,nosuid,nodev,relatime state=mounted status=ready
*-medium
physical id: 0
logical name: /dev/cdrom1
logical name: /media/cdrom0
configuration: mount.fstype=udf mount.options=ro,nosuid,nodev,relatime state=mounted
*-disk
description: SCSI Disk
product: ST3500830A
vendor: SEAGATE
physical id: 0.0.0
bus info: scsi@2:0.0.0
logical name: /dev/sdc
version: 3.AA
size: 465GiB (500GB)
capacity: 465GiB (500GB)
capabilities: 5400rpm partitioned partitioned:dos
configuration: ansiversion=2 signature=000a621b



lukjad007@stationx:~$ sudo hdparm -i /dev/sda

/dev/sda:

Model=SAMSUNG SV2044D , FwRev=MM101-48, SerialNo=0191J1FN430529
Config={ HardSect NotMFM HdSw>15uSec Fixed DTR>10Mbs }
RawCHS=16383/16/63, TrkSize=34902, SectSize=554, ECCbytes=4
BuffType=DualPortCache, BuffSize=472kB, MaxMultSect=16, MultSect=?16?
CurCHS=16383/16/63, CurSects=16514064, LBA=yes, LBAsects=39862368
IORDY=yes, tPIO={min:120,w/IORDY:120}, tDMA={min:120,rec:120}
PIO modes: pio0 pio1 pio2 pio3 pio4
DMA modes: mdma0 mdma1 mdma2
UDMA modes: udma0 udma1 udma2 udma3 *udma4
AdvancedPM=no WriteCache=enabled
Drive conforms to: ATA/ATAPI-4 T13 1153D revision 17: ATA/ATAPI-1,2,3,4

* signifies the current active mode




lukjad007@stationx:~$ sudo hdparm -i /dev/sdb

/dev/sdb:

Model=WDC AC26400R , FwRev=22.01N23, SerialNo=WD-WM6272673518
Config={ HardSect NotMFM HdSw>15uSec SpinMotCtl Fixed DTR>5Mbs FmtGapReq }
RawCHS=13328/15/63, TrkSize=57600, SectSize=600, ECCbytes=40
BuffType=DualPortCache, BuffSize=512kB, MaxMultSect=16, MultSect=?16?
CurCHS=13328/15/63, CurSects=12594960, LBA=yes, LBAsects=12594960
IORDY=on/off, tPIO={min:160,w/IORDY:120}, tDMA={min:120,rec:120}
PIO modes: pio0 pio1 pio2 pio3 pio4
DMA modes: mdma0 mdma1 mdma2
UDMA modes: udma0 udma1 *udma2 udma3 udma4
AdvancedPM=no WriteCache=enabled
Drive conforms to: Unspecified: ATA/ATAPI-1,2,3,4

* signifies the current active mode



lukjad007@stationx:~$ sudo hdparm -i /dev/scd0

/dev/scd0:

Model=HL-DT-STDVD-RAM GSA-H55N , FwRev=1.05 , SerialNo=
Config={ Fixed Removeable DTR<=5Mbs DTR>10Mbs nonMagnetic }
RawCHS=0/0/0, TrkSize=0, SectSize=0, ECCbytes=0
BuffType=unknown, BuffSize=0kB, MaxMultSect=0
(maybe): CurCHS=0/0/0, CurSects=0, LBA=yes, LBAsects=0
IORDY=on/off, tPIO={min:120,w/IORDY:120}, tDMA={min:120,rec:120}
PIO modes: pio0 pio1 pio2 pio3 pio4
DMA modes: sdma0 sdma1 sdma2 mdma0 mdma1 mdma2
UDMA modes: udma0 udma1 udma2 udma3 *udma4
AdvancedPM=no
Drive conforms to: Unspecified: ATA/ATAPI-2,3,4,5

* signifies the current active mode




lukjad007@stationx:~$ sudo hdparm -i /dev/scd1

/dev/scd1:

Model=JLMS XJ-HD165H , FwRev=CH11 , SerialNo=
Config={ Fixed Removeable DTR<=5Mbs DTR>10Mbs nonMagnetic }
RawCHS=0/0/0, TrkSize=0, SectSize=0, ECCbytes=0
BuffType=unknown, BuffSize=0kB, MaxMultSect=0
(maybe): CurCHS=0/0/0, CurSects=0, LBA=yes, LBAsects=0
IORDY=yes, tPIO={min:227,w/IORDY:120}, tDMA={min:120,rec:120}
PIO modes: pio0 pio1 pio2 pio3 pio4
DMA modes: mdma0 mdma1 mdma2
UDMA modes: udma0 udma1 *udma2
AdvancedPM=no
Drive conforms to: Unspecified: ATA/ATAPI-5

* signifies the current active mode

mc4man
September 13th, 2008, 11:53 PM
everything looks good,
your XJ-HD165H is /dev/scd1, with links of /dev/dvd1, /dev/cdrom1, mounting @ /media/cdrom0
your DVD-RAM GSA-H55N is /dev/scd0, links of /dev/dvd, /dev/cdrom, mounting @ /media/cdrom1

Most players with the exception of vlc will default to /dev/dvd for dvd's and /dev/cdrom for cd's.

With dvds still in both drives ( or re insert them) run
dmesg | tail

to see if anything odd appears.

Also start vlc from the terminal -> file -> open disk and for dvd device use /dev/scd1 (trying playback from the dvd reader XJ-HD165H. Post output

lukjad007
September 14th, 2008, 12:02 AM
lukjad007@stationx:~$ dmesg | tail
[ 1233.174167] Buffer I/O error on device sdc1, logical block 1883
[ 1233.174176] lost page write due to I/O error on sdc1
[ 1233.186119] REISERFS: abort (device sdc1): Journal write error in flush_commit_list
[ 1233.186156] REISERFS: Aborting journal for filesystem on sdc1
[ 1233.567215] Buffer I/O error on device sdc1, logical block 1885
[ 1233.570626] lost page write due to I/O error on sdc1
[ 1233.571354] Buffer I/O error on device sdc1, logical block 1886
[ 1233.572133] lost page write due to I/O error on sdc1
[ 1243.493316] eth0: link down
[ 1245.212121] eth0: link up, 100Mbps, full-duplex, lpa 0x41E1



lukjad007@stationx:/media/cdrom1$ XJ-HD165H
bash: XJ-HD165H: command not found
lukjad007@stationx:/media/cdrom1$ vlc
VLC media player 0.8.6e Janus
/usr/share/themes/UbuntuStudio/gtk-2.0/gtkrc:83: Murrine configuration option "hilight_ratio" will be deprecated in future releases. Please update this theme to get rid of this warning.
[00000572] a52 decoder: A/52 channels:6 samplerate:48000 bitrate:448000
[00000563] main playlist: stopping playback


It played the movie but the sound and video were very choppy. The movie was auto loaded and no menu as to what I wanted to watch. (Thanks for all your help BTW!)

mc4man
September 14th, 2008, 12:15 AM
If your using vlc do this
Right click Applications -> edit menus, highlight sound & video, right click on vlc -> properties. Change the launch command to this

vlc %m

What is your default dvd movie player (what app popped up when inserting dvd? (because you have 2 drives I'd suggest adding vlc as a default choice and making it the active one (if it isn't already?

you may need to make some adjustments to your vo (video out) and ao (audio out) system wide and app specific

for vlc - settings -> preferences, click show advanced options, expand audio, highlight output modules and in drop down change from 'default' to something specific (alsa is good choice.

same method for video - try Xv first, if no improvement try X11. (if X11 works better try going back to Xv after a while.

Make sure you click save after changing settings, if you screw up you can always choose 'reset all'

system wide - preferences -> sound -> music and movies - change from autodetect to a specific ( again alsa is good first choice


Remember most other players will default to /dev/dvd or /dev/cdrom so make adjustment in the player settings if wanting to use the reader (XJ-HD165H) (exceptions vlc, and totem in autoplay

little point - don't cd to the mount point to run vlc or any other player
lukjad007@stationx:/media/cdrom1$ vlc

just do it from your normal prompt or from app menu. Various 'open with' / autoplay opportunities present or created are fine also.

lukjad007
September 14th, 2008, 01:12 AM
Nothing Popped up when I inserted my DVD. I had to choose to install then activate vlc. Also, vlc now seems to be my default player and every video file I open is played in vlc. The sound is still in Totem for now but it is a little choppy now. I'll read and answer the rest of your post in the morning. G'night and thanks.

mistere23
September 18th, 2008, 04:47 AM
I did the following and I now have DVD playback in MPlayer. I'll be testing my other players shortly.

sudo aptitude install libdvdcss2
sudo /usr/share/doc/libdvdread3/./install-css.sh

:guitar:

This solved my problem as I was getting this:

http://ubuntuforums.org/attachment.php?attachmentid=85604&stc=1&d=12217093 02

in VLC and MPlayer

cj100570
September 18th, 2008, 04:50 AM
This solved my problem as I was getting this:

http://ubuntuforums.org/attachment.php?attachmentid=85604&stc=1&d=12217093 02

in VLC and MPlayer

I'm glad it worked for you too. I don't understand why this issue has popped u all of a sudden. My pc initially had no issues with DVD playback and then suddenly it just stopped working. The funny part is that DVD playback works perfectly when I run other distros on the same hardware. Hopefully this won't be an issue in 8.10.

carl99fan
September 24th, 2008, 02:47 AM
I did the following and I now have DVD playback in MPlayer. I'll be testing my other players shortly.

sudo aptitude install libdvdcss2
sudo /usr/share/doc/libdvdread3/./install-css.sh

:guitar:

I had the same problems and this solved it!!

cbconway
September 24th, 2008, 02:51 AM
gxine works for me. Even shows the dvd menu. Get it through Synaptic.

gxine works for me, too, but I sometimes get brief flashes when playing. Any ideas how to fix?