Gerardo luisgmarengo at
Wed Jun 9 15:17:14 BST 2010

Brian Wootton wrote:
> I'm getting nowhere attempting to play VIDEO_TS videos directly from disc.
> I've tried Dragon Player, VLC, SMPlayer so far - all fire up OK and look as
> though they might be doing something but all sit there eventually with a
> blank black window going nowhere. SUNSHINE is the name of the film on
> the DVD I get this on the command line:
> --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
> % ls /media
> floppy  floppy0  SUNSHINE
> % smplayer /media/SUNSHINE/
> This is SMPlayer v. 0.6.8 (SVN r3213) running on Linux
> QInotifyFileSystemWatcherEngine::addPaths: inotify_add_watch failed: No
> such file or directory
> ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
> SMPlayer fires up and I get a blank screen which just sits there for
> ever and
> I have to CNTRL-C to get the command line back.
> I don't have a clue what's wrong or where to go from here, can any body help
> brian
> PS I'm running lucid on an amd64 desktop

mplayer dvd://1

That'll play the first title of the disc, which usually is the main 
feature.  Change the 1 to play other titles.

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