DVD Playback

Matt Nicholson sjoeboo at sjoeboo.com
Thu May 31 15:29:02 UTC 2007

1). I would not recomend Automatix, it can set you up to have problems with
upgrades in the future.
2). Mplayer error is almost certainly this :
you can fix it by going to prefrences and switching it to X11 or something

3). I generally install all of the plugin packs for gstreamer (ugly,bad,
good, and the multiverse variants of each), and have 0 problems playing much
of anything. I must admit, I canot remember the last time I played a DVD on
my desktop, however.

sorry, in a bit of a rush, otherwise i would have provided the actual
package names.


Matt Nicholson
sjoeboo at sjoeboo.com

On 5/31/07, Bart Silverstrim <bsilver at chrononomicon.com> wrote:
> Wade Smart wrote:
> > 05312007 0950 GMT-6 DST
> >
> > I just tried to play my first dvd on 7.04 and had troubles. Went to the
> > starter guide and everything except totem-xine was already installed.
> > Totem-xine uninstalled gstreamer actually.
> >
> > MPlayer shoots out an error right off on opening -
> > Error opening/initalizing the selected video_out(-vo) device.
> I don't know if this would help, but did you try installing all the DVD
> codecs using Automatix2?
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