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    LiteOn External Optical Drive Not Playing DVD's

    HI there,

    got this dvd/cd rewritable external drive from Life-on eSAU108. I'm running Ubuntu 12.04 with kde and I'm having problems with it.

    After looking around for a wile I've enabled the dvd reading function and installed new packages for it. At the beginning it read fine I managed to watch few dvds however I got an indication error saying that an internal crash occurred. I was a bit surprised but everything was still working fine except the dvd isn't recognized any more. I checked and the bus and it is detected that way but not in the device window.

    I looked for a thread with the same problem but it looks like at least the dvd is detected, not for me through.

    Any one got an idea?
    Last edited by Bombesly45; January 19th, 2013 at 12:09 PM.

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    Re: LiteOn External Optical Drive Not Playing DVD's

    Hi and welcome, I have moved your post to it's own thread. No need to revive a three year old thread.

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    Re: LiteOn External Optical Drive Not Playing DVD's

    Have you restarted the machine since the crash? If not, try that. It might find everything again.
    Michael

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    Re: LiteOn External Optical Drive Not Playing DVD's

    Thanks for that

    yep I tried that a few times but nothing. Don't know what else to do.
    Last edited by Bombesly45; January 19th, 2013 at 12:46 PM.

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    Re: LiteOn External Optical Drive Not Playing DVD's

    Did the crash occur with Movie Player? That happens to me. Try VLC instead. It's in Software Centre.
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    Re: LiteOn External Optical Drive Not Playing DVD's

    was using vlc, before it happened I had to go into vlc and into the open dialogue box at which point the dvd would start spinning and I had access. But I'm just not able to see the device any more.

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    Re: LiteOn External Optical Drive Not Playing DVD's

    A solved problem as yours here:

    http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1302449

    and try Googling
    ubuntu dvd codecs
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    Re: LiteOn External Optical Drive Not Playing DVD's

    Thanks, I had a look at that but the problems on the thread you are proposing all include the fact that the device mount.

    Mine doesn't show as mounted, although it is present on the bus when requested via the terminal.

    After keying sudo lshw -short: the result show as followed:


    /0/2/0.0.0 /dev/cdrom disk eSAU108 2

    Wich means that it is there but cant access it trough kde gui,

    Sly.
    Last edited by Bombesly45; January 19th, 2013 at 02:53 PM.

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    Re: LiteOn External Optical Drive Not Playing DVD's

    Hi there well am out of the woods, the dvd is finaly reconized. I've done nothing extra. Not sure what happend, thanks to all involved.

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