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#REDIRECT [[Optical_Disc_Drive#DVD_playing]]
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{{Article summary text|An overview of playing/ripping/writing Digital Versatile Discs.}}
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{{Article summary heading|Available in languages}}
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{{i18n entry|English|DVD}}
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{{i18n entry|Français|DVD (Français)}}
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{{Article summary heading|Related articles}}
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{{Article summary wiki|DVD Ripping}}
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{{Article summary wiki|DVD Writing}}
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{{Article summary end}}
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DVD, also known as Digital Versatile Disc or Digital Video Disc, is an optical disc storage media format used for video and data storage.[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/DVD]
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==Playing DVDs==
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===Required packages===
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If you wish to play encrypted DVDs, you must install the libdvd* packages.
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# pacman -S libdvdread libdvdcss libdvdnav
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Additionally, you must install player software. Popular DVD players are [[MPlayer]], [[Wikipedia:Xine|xine]] and [[Wikipedia:VLC|VLC]]. xine and VLC support DVD menus.
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{{Tip|Users may need to belong to the [[Groups|'optical' group]] to be able to access the DVD drive:
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# gpasswd -a USERNAME optical
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===MPlayer===
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[[MPlayer]] is efficient and supports a wide variety of media formats (i.e. almost everything). To play a DVD with MPlayer:
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$ mplayer dvd://N
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...where N is the desired chapter number. Start at 1 and work up if unsure.
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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 find the audio language, start MPlayer with the {{Codeline|-v}} switch to output audio IDs. An audio track is selected with {{Codeline|-aid <audio_id>}}. Set a default audio language by editing {{Filename|~/.mplayer/config}} and adding the line {{Codeline|1=alang=en}} for English.
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With MPlayer, the DVD could be set to a low volume. To increase the maximum volume to 400% use {{Codeline|1=softvol=yes}} and {{Codeline|1=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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[http://www.mplayerhq.hu/ MPlayer home page]
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===xine===
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A lightweight media player supporting DVD menus.
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[http://www.xine-project.org/ xine home page]
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===VLC===
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A capable player with a simple GUI, installed with:
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# pacman -S vlc
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[http://www.videolan.org/vlc VLC home page]
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{{Tip|1=To make VLC the default DVD player in GNOME, edit {{Filename|/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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Finally, open '''System > Preferences >> File Management >>> Media''' and next to '''DVD Video''' select '''Open VLC media player'''.}}
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==Ripping DVDs==
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See [[DVD Ripping]].
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==Writing DVDs==
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See [[DVD Writing]].
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Revision as of 18:07, 22 July 2013