DVD crashes kaffeine and totem does not see it

golfer golfbuf at gmail.com
Sun Oct 30 01:47:06 UTC 2005

On 10/29/05, golfer <golfbuf at gmail.com> wrote:
> When I put the DVD in, on KDE, the disc pops up on the desktop and
> opens a konqueror and asks if I want to open or save the file, then
> after a brief pause, it proceeds to open kaffeine.  But then kaffeine
> crashes.  I've tried kaffeine-xine also with the same result.

I finally corrected this.  I didn't realize that kaffeine had a menu
selection for kaffeine-gstreamer and kaffeine-xine.  It's in the menu
Settings => Player Engine => Kaffeine.  This works now.

> I also tried totem.  I start totem, then try to menu => Play DVD and a
> message pops up saying "Failed to play Audio/Video Disc Failed to find
> mountpoint for device /dev/hdc in /etc/fstab".

I installed 'totem-xine' which kicked off totem-gstreamer.  Now I can
start totem and select the menu item to play the DVD and it works.

Seems like gstreamer isn't ready for prime time yet .. I wonder why
ubuntu and fedora insist on using it??


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