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    Hi Everyone,

    When insert a DVD it is mounted under /media and is recognized as a data disk. How can I mount is so that it will be recognized as a DVD disc? The default path for it as I understand shoud be uner /dev/dvd?

    Any suggesions

    H

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    Default Re: DVD mount

    Just to clarify: Are you wishing to auto-play a DVD disk when inserted? Which desktop environment are you using?

    If I'm on the right track, have a read of these:

    Audio CD's KDE4 Device Notifier - PC Pitstop Forums

    Howto: Auto-play DVD in Xine with KDE - Tutorials & Tips - KDE-Forum.org

    There may be better answers to this depending on your exact requirements.

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    Hi,
    I am using openuse 11.1 kde 4.
    Im familiar with YAST but not the kde control centre.

    H

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    Default Re: DVD mount

    Forget the second link - that was for KDE 3. Check out the following video tutorials from the first link I gave (with written instructions as well):

    Device Notifier

    http://itsyourpc.org/Tutorials/Device-Notifier-Actions/

    NB: I have not tried this, and it would not be my preference to do this, but looks relatively easy to implement.

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    Mounting DVD (a Video DVD that is) has _nothing_ to do with playing it.

    DVDs can be played without mounting them (same as Audio CDs), the only difference to Audio CD's, DVD's they have a "mountable" filesystem (UDF IIRC) and thus _can_ also be mounted.

    Playing a Video DVD is done via the dvd:// protocol applied to the device file directly (i.e. /dev/dvd), no matter if the DVD is mounted or not.

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    Quote Originally Posted by henkasdf View Post
    Hi Everyone,

    When insert a DVD it is mounted under /media and is recognized as a data disk. How can I mount is so that it will be recognized as a DVD disc? The default path for it as I understand shoud be uner /dev/dvd?

    Any suggesions

    H
    You seem to be a bit confused about mount points (like /media/<dir>) and device special files (like /dev/dvd).

    May be this helps: SDB:Basics of partitions, filesystems, mount points - openSUSE
    Henk van Velden

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    Ok, buth how do I play a dvd then? I have all the neccesary codecs installed?

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    This for me belongs to the "multimedia" subforum of this "Applications" forum.

    I hope the multimedia gurus will see it nevertheless.
    Henk van Velden

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