Re: Can't get Xine to play dvds
I recently was working on a friends mythbuntu system and had trouble playing DVD's using Xine. I had a hard time figuring out which device in /dev to point xine to....
We solved the problem by launching the program VLC. VLC was able to play a DVD, which told us that the DVD player and system is working.
Near the bottom of the VLC screen is the path of the device that VLC uses to play the dvd. It was something like dvd:///dev/sdc0
We took that as a clue to use for xine. So, we used the dvd:///dev/sdc0 for xine and xine was able to play DVD's.
I am certain that the path will be different for your system, but I might try playing the DVD with VLC and then using the path that VLC uses with the Xine application.
xine -pfhq --no-splash dvd:///dev/sdc0
I hope this tip works for you.
With kind regards,
Long time Mythbuntu User. Current Mythbuntu System: Intel i3, 4Gb RAM, 1.3 TB Storage, Mythbuntu 12.04/0.27 fixes, HDTV 5500 Tuner, Ceton Infiniti 4 Tuner