[blfs-support] Playing DVDs with vlc ?

Ken Moffat zarniwhoop at ntlworld.com
Fri Jul 6 10:51:52 PDT 2012

On Fri, Jun 29, 2012 at 07:10:30PM +0100, Ken Moffat wrote:
>  In the vlc there is mention of using hdparm to turn on DMA - ah,
> the old days before libata, when the CD/DVD drive was /dev/hdX.
> Trying that on /dev/sr0 is, of course a no go [ invalid ioctl for
> device : I did actually try it ].
>  Has anyone managed to play a DVD (using the kernel's  libata
> drivers) with vlc ?
>  In case anyone asks - xine works fine for doing this, but I'd like
> to see if an app using ffmpeg does it differently.
 Sorted, or at least worked around.  It's necessary to tick 'No disc
menus' when opening the DVD.  Annoying (I'm watching music DVDs with
performances from different years), but you can set title (which
performance) and chapter (track within performance) numbers at which
to open, and you can also skip through to next title/chapter once it
is playing.

 A shame it doesn't work properly when using the menus, but mostly

das eine Mal als Tragödie, das andere Mal als Farce

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