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July 13th, 2009, 12:39 PM
mplayer shows the following error message when I try to play a VCD:

ioctl dif1: Input/output error

I use the following codecs:
Video: RealVideo Decoder
Audio: AAC (also tried FFmpeg)

The terminal output:

pratik@pratik-laptop:~$ mplayer vcd://1
MPlayer 1.0rc2-4.3.3 (C) 2000-2007 MPlayer Team
CPU: Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Duo CPU T8100 @ 2.10GHz (Family: 6, Model: 23, Stepping: 6)
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://1.
track 01: adr=1 ctrl=4 format=2 00:02:00 mode: 1
track 02: adr=1 ctrl=4 format=2 00:21:26 mode: 1
MPEG-PS file format detected.
MPEG: No audio stream found -> no sound.
VIDEO: MPEG1 352x288 (aspect 8) 25.000 fps 1100.0 kbps (137.5 kbyte/s)
xscreensaver_disable: Could not find XScreenSaver window.
GNOME screensaver disabled
================================================== ========================
Opening video decoder: [mpegpes] MPEG 1/2 Video passthrough
VDec: vo config request - 352 x 288 (preferred colorspace: Mpeg PES)
Could not find matching colorspace - retrying with -vf scale...
Opening video filter: [scale]
The selected video_out device is incompatible with this codec.
Try appending the scale filter to your filter list,
e.g. -vf spp,scale instead of -vf spp.
VDecoder init failed :(
Opening video decoder: [libmpeg2] MPEG 1/2 Video decoder libmpeg2-v0.4.0b
Selected video codec: [mpeg12] vfm: libmpeg2 (MPEG-1 or 2 (libmpeg2))
================================================== ========================
Audio: no sound
Starting playback...
VDec: vo config request - 352 x 288 (preferred colorspace: Planar YV12)
VDec: using Planar YV12 as output csp (no 0)
Movie-Aspect is 1.30:1 - prescaling to correct movie aspect.
VO: [xv] 352x288 => 376x288 Planar YV12
V: 0.0 1/ 1 ??% ??% ??,?% 0 0
GNOME screensaver enabled

Exiting... (End of file)

Kindly help me with this.

July 13th, 2009, 03:36 PM
Did you install the Gstreamer packages or the package named ubuntu-restricted-extras?
If you didn't just go to Applications->Add/remove look for them and install,then retry to play the file and post here the result. :)

July 14th, 2009, 11:07 AM
i installed w32codecs from the medibuntu repository.
Now the VCD plays fine, but the error message is displayed once before the video starts playing.

Will install ubuntu-restricted-extras and post the result soon.