Kaffeine in Kubuntu 8.04 is no longer borked.

Knapp magick.crow at gmail.com
Tue Sep 2 18:36:25 BST 2008


On Tue, Sep 2, 2008 at 6:45 PM, Nigel Henry <cave.dnb2m97pp at aliceadsl.fr> wrote:
> On Tuesday 02 September 2008 17:32, Knapp wrote:
>> On Tue, Sep 2, 2008 at 5:11 PM, Nigel Henry <cave.dnb2m97pp at aliceadsl.fr>
> wrote:
>> > On Tuesday 02 September 2008 16:27, Derek Broughton wrote:
>> >> Knapp wrote:
>> >> > On Tue, Sep 2, 2008 at 8:28 AM, Rod Lovett <rodlovett at ozemail.com.au>
>> >> >
>> >> > The real problem here is that that system (kaffiene??) is giving this
>> >> > encryption error. That is wrong and misleading.
>> >>
>> >> You're right - _that_ would seem to be a kaffeine/xine error, and is the
>> >> only thing that kaffeine/xine is doing wrong (wrt this situation,
>> >> anyway).
>> >>
>> >> > It can't access the
>> >> > disk so it thinks it is the encryption when it is that the disk does
>> >> > not exist. Some dev somewhere needs to fix that. I would file and
>> >> > error report but I am not even sure where to file it.
>> >>
>> >> https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/hal/+bug/230670
>> >>
>> >> You & Rod should both comment on it (though I'm pretty sure this is not
>> >> a HAL problem, as stated - no wonder it isn't getting any attention).
>> >>
>> >> > I don't think it
>> >> > is Kaffiene because you get the error from other players too. Maybe
>> >> > xine??
>> >>
>> >> Again, you're probably right.
>> >>
>> >> btw, always search bugs.launchpad.net first - you'd have found this, and
>> >> the workaround, by mid May. (in fact, a simple google for "kaffeine
>> >> encryption error" finds this bug report...)
>> >> --
>> >> derek
>> >
>> > I'll come in on this thread if I may, as I can't get Kaffeine to play
>> > DVD's either. Whether there is a DVD in the drive or not, I get these
>> > complaints about needing libdvdcss to be installed, but it already is.
>> > Kaffeine will play audio CD's with not problem. Both the /dev/cdrom, and
>> > dev/dvd symlinks are pointing to /dev/scd0 on Kubuntu HH 8.04, and to
>> > /dev/hda on GG 7.10, which are both correct.
>> >
>> > VLC will play DVD's on both 7.10, and 8.04 with no problems, so the
>> > optical drive is ok. On 8.04 which I have booted at the mo, VLC is
>> > pointing directly to /dev/scd0.
>> >
>> > I've just installed xine-ui, which has also pulled in libxine1-ffmpeg as
>> > a dep, and will try xine directly with DVD's.
>> >
>> > Watch this space.
>> >
>> > Nigel.
>>
>> I am not sure I am following what you are saying but did you change
>> the settings in Kaffiene -> xine->media as suggested to /dev/dvd1? It
>> should fix the problem.
>>
>>
>>
>> --
>> Douglas E Knapp
>
> Well no, because unless you have more than 1 DVD optical drive /dev/dvd1 does
> not exist, and as I only have one optical drive capable of playing DVD's on
> this machine, I only have /dev/dvd, which is a symlink pointing to /dev/scd0.
>
> As I said on a previous post, VLC will play DVD's with no problem, but
> Kaffeine appears to be having some problems accessing the optical drive to
> play DVD's. I've installed the xine-ui, and xine will play DVD's using the
> same settings for the xine engine in Kaffeine, although with some weird
> problems, which are on another thread.
>
> Nigel.

Nothing wrong with your logic but is that the reality of your system?
Have you looked at a ls -al of your drives in /dev?



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