[ubuntu-uk] Playing DVD through projector

Stuart Ward stuart.ward at bcs.org
Thu Mar 8 17:37:46 UTC 2012

I would suggest copying to a mpeg or simmular format with handbreak
and then playing with mplayer, then it is easy to script into your
presentation, just call mplayer -fs ripped.file.mpeg

You could of course play directly with mplayer -fs /dev/cdplayerdevice

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On 7 March 2012 15:09, Gordon Burgess-Parker <gbplinux at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hi,
> Ubuntu 11.10 fully updated.
> I need to play a DVD through a projector as part of a course. I followed the
> procedure here
> https://help.ubuntu.com/community/RestrictedFormats/PlayingDVDs which made
> the DVD play fine in VLC.
> However as soon as I went to full screen through the projector, the DVD
> played fine but there was a flashing "rippling" image of the launcher on the
> L/H side of the screen showing up on the projected image, even though
> nothing showed on the computer screen
> Anyone seen this, and is there a cure?
> (I had been using Windows Media Player on Win 7 which kept misbehaving and I
> thought that this might be a chance for Ubuntu to shine!)
> I've had to install VLC on Windows 7 to get it playing without hiccoughs....
> :-(
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