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Viewing DVDs


I have been working on trying to get Ubuntu 9.10 to play DVDs on a portable Pioneer IDVD8PB DVD/CD Writer for the past two weeks with no luck. The device works great with Vector 6.0 Standard using Xine.

I can the following error when attempting to play a DVD using Xine from the command line:

libdvdread: Using libdvdcss version 1.2.10 for DVD access

libdvdread: Can't stat /dev/dvd

No such file or directory

I thought my problem was a missing Symbolic link between the device and /dev/dvd, but after trying every possible combination, I don't think that's my problem.

Does anyone have any ideas?



  • mfillpot
    mfillpot Posts: 2,177
    Can you please post the output of "ls -la /dev/|grep dvd" here so we can see what /dev/dvd is linked to?


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