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#REDIRECT [[Optical_Disc_Drive#DVD_playing]]
 
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{{i18n_links_start}}
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{{i18n_entry|English|:DVD}}
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{{i18n_entry|Français|:DVD (Français)}}
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{{i18n_links_end}}
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==Video Playback==
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Some popular programs to play DVDs are mplayer, Xine and VLC. Xine and VLC support DVD menus where mplayer will play any title you specify.
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You will need to add your user to the group 'optical' to be able to access your DVD drive, if you have not done so already:
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  gpasswd -a USERNAME optical
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==libdvd Install==
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If you wish to play encrypted DVDs, you must install the libdvd packages.
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They are installed with:
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  pacman -S libdvdread libdvdcss libdvdnav
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===mplayer===
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MPlayer is efficient and not heavy on the system requirements. There isn't much that can't be played with this program. To play a DVD with MPlayer
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  mplayer dvd://N
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''Where N is the chapter that you want to play, start at 1 and work your way up if you are not too sure.''
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To play a DVD image file:
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  mplayer -dvd-device movie.iso dvd://N
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To play a loopback mounted image (shouldn't be needed, use the above)
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  # as root
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  mount -o loop movie.iso /mnt/dvd
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  # as a user
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  mplayer -dvd-device /mnt/dvd dvd://N
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To find your audio language you can start MPlayer with the '''-v''' switch and it will output audio IDs. You can make use of any auido track with '''-aid <audio_id>'''. You can set a default audio language by editing ''~/.mplayer/config'' and adding the line ''alang=en'' for english.
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With MPlayer, the DVD could be set with a low volume. To increase the maximum volume to 400% use ''softvol=yes'' and ''softvol-max=400''. The startup volume defaults to 100% of software volume and the global mixer levels will remain untouched. Using the 9 and 0 keys, volume can be adjusted between 0 and 400 percent.
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  alang=en
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  softvol=yes
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  softvol-max=400
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[http://www.mplayerhq.hu/ MPlayer Homepage]
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===gmplayer===
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The GUI version of mplayer is not quite as powerful as the console version, but still efficient.
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===xine===
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A lightweight media player. It has a GUI and supports menus.
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[http://www.xine-project.org/ xine Homepage]
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===VLC===
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A capable player with a GUI, installed with:
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pacman -S vlc
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[http://www.videolan.org/vlc VLC Homepage]
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====VLC in GNOME====
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To make VLC the default DVD player in GNOME edit ''/usr/share/applications/vlc.desktop'' and at the bottom of the file add:
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MimeType=video/dv;video/mpeg;video/x-mpeg;video/msvideo;video/quicktime;video/x-anim;video/x-avi;video/x-ms-asf;video/x-ms-wmv;video/x-msvideo;video/x-nsv;video/x-flc;video/x-fli;application/ogg;application/x-ogg;application/x-matroska;audio/x-mp3;audio/x-mpeg;audio/mpeg;audio/x-wav;audio/x-mpegurl;audio/x-scpls;audio/x-m4a;audio/x-ms-asf;audio/x-ms-asx;audio/x-ms-wax;application/vnd.rn-realmedia;audio/x-real-audio;audio/x-pn-realaudio;application/x-flac;audio/x-flac;application/x-shockwave-flash;misc/ultravox;audio/vnd.rn-realaudio;audio/x-pn-aiff;audio/x-pn-au;audio/x-pn-wav;audio/x-pn-windows-acm;image/vnd.rn-realpix;video/vnd.rn-realvideo;audio/x-pn-realaudio-plugin;application/x-extension-mp4;audio/mp4;video/mp4;video/mp4v-es;x-content/video-vcd;x-content/video-svcd;x-content/video-dvd;x-content/audio-cdda;x-content/audio-player;
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Then, as root, run:
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update-desktop-database /usr/share/applications
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Open '''System>>Preferences>>File Management>>Media''' and next to ''DVD Video'' select ''Open VLC media player''
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==Backing up Video==
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See [[Make backup of DVD Video]] or use '''k9copy''' or '''dvdshrink''' under wine for the easy way out.
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==DVD Writing==
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See [[DVD writing]].
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Revision as of 18:07, 22 July 2013