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    Default Unable to play DVDs

    Since I upgraded to 42.3 I have not been able to play DVDs Dragonplayer just locks up and crashes and Mplayer (SMplayer) returns the following error when trying to play from a disc:

    Code:
     Error parsing option dvd-device (option not found)
     Setting command line option '--dvd-device=/dev/sr0' failed.
     Exiting... (Fatal error)
    I also tried changing the
    Code:
    --dvd-device=
    option to /dev/dvd with no luck, I get the same error. Any ideas?

    Both media players will play files off the hard drive just fine, it's only playing DVDs that's a problem.

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    Default Re: Unable to play DVDs

    Should have posted this in multimedia, sorry about that.

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    I guess this means everyone is stumped. I'm having the same problem on two separate laptops, both with fresh installs so I'm sure this is a common issue.

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    Default Re: Unable to play DVDs

    Quote Originally Posted by z2 View Post
    I guess this means everyone is stumped. I'm having the same problem on two separate laptops, both with fresh installs so I'm sure this is a common issue.
    nah the reason is nobody uses DVD's any more I haven't seen a DVD in years, I have no ide where the ones I have are.
    a few questions/suggestions
    what desktop are you using I'm guessing plasma 5, what happens when you put in your DVD does plasma offer you a choice of options like open folder, play DVD etc?
    do you have libdvdcss2 installed from http://opensuse-guide.org/repo/openSUSE_Leap_42.3 (the repository is not browsable and only has the libdvdcss package)
    have you done a full vendor change to packman do you have packman
    what is your repo list
    Code:
    zypper lr -d
    the device path to your optical device should be /dev/sr0 and there shouldn't be a need to change it I don't think you can change it
    have you tried vlc asside from dragon player (I've never used it I use kaffeine under plasma 5)
    I can't remember the last time I played a DVD but I do remember trying xine-ui kaffeine and vlc and they all worked fine played the menus the movie the extras etc.

    edit
    you said this was an upgrade, how did you do the uipgrade from an iso image or live with zypper dup, there have been quite a few cases when upgrading with an image (DVD or usb) that packman packages from the previous installation are left over, if you upgraded from 42.2 check and see if you have some 42.2 packages left as they might be tha cause of your issues
    Code:
    rpm -qa --queryformat "%{Name}:%{Distribution}\n" | grep -F "42.2"
    if you upgraded from 42.1 replace 42.2 with 42.1 or 13.x if you jumped from the old TW based release to the SLE based LEAP

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    Default Re: Unable to play DVDs

    Quote Originally Posted by I_A View Post
    what happens when you put in your DVD does plasma offer you a choice of options like open folder, play DVD etc?
    do you have libdvdcss2 installed from http://opensuse-guide.org/repo/openSUSE_Leap_42.3 (the repository is not browsable and only has the libdvdcss package)
    have you done a full vendor change to packman do you have packman
    what is your repo list
    The popup offers to open the DVD with browse, play in dragonplayer (which doesn't work), or VLC (installed since the initial post).

    I have the dvd and packman repos active with the required codecs installed, and I did the vendor change to the packman repo for the relevant packages.

    Code:
    #  | Alias                      | Name                                    | Enabled | GPG Check | Refresh | URI                                                                           
    ---+----------------------------+-----------------------------------------+---------+-----------+---------+-------------------------------------------------------------------------------
     1 | KDEextra                   | KDEextra                                | Yes     | (r ) Yes  | No      | http://download.opensuse.org/repositories/KDE:/Extra/openSUSE_Leap_42.3/      
     2 | NVIDIA                     | NVIDIA                                  | Yes     | (r ) Yes  | Yes     | http://http.download.nvidia.com/opensuse/leap/42.3                            
     3 | Wine                       | Wine                                    | Yes     | (r ) Yes  | No      | http://download.opensuse.org/repositories/Emulators:/Wine/openSUSE_Leap_42.3/ 
     4 | dvd                        | dvd                                     | Yes     | (r ) Yes  | Yes     | http://opensuse-guide.org/repo/openSUSE_Leap_42.3/                            
     5 | openSUSE-Leap-42.3-0       | openSUSE-Leap-42.3-0                    | Yes     | (r ) Yes  | No      | cd:///?devices=/dev/disk/by-id/ata-PLDS_DVD+_-RW_DS-8A8SH_G0V0C550811AL48KMA00
     6 | openSUSE-Leap-42.3-Non-Oss | openSUSE-Leap-42.3-Non-Oss              | Yes     | (r ) Yes  | No      | http://mirrors.rit.edu/opensuse/distribution/leap/42.3/repo/non-oss/          
     7 | openSUSE-Leap-42.3-Oss     | openSUSE-Leap-42.3-Oss                  | Yes     | (r ) Yes  | No      | http://mirrors.rit.edu/opensuse/distribution/leap/42.3/repo/oss/              
     8 | packman                    | packman                                 | Yes     | (r ) Yes  | Yes     | http://packman.inode.at/suse/openSUSE_Leap_42.3/                              
     9 | repo-debug                 | openSUSE-Leap-42.3-Debug                | No      | ----      | ----    | http://download.opensuse.org/debug/distribution/leap/42.3/repo/oss/           
    10 | repo-debug-non-oss         | openSUSE-Leap-42.3-Debug-Non-Oss        | No      | ----      | ----    | http://download.opensuse.org/debug/distribution/leap/42.3/repo/non-oss/       
    11 | repo-debug-update          | openSUSE-Leap-42.3-Update-Debug         | No      | ----      | ----    | http://download.opensuse.org/debug/update/leap/42.3/oss/                      
    12 | repo-debug-update-non-oss  | openSUSE-Leap-42.3-Update-Debug-Non-Oss | No      | ----      | ----    | http://download.opensuse.org/debug/update/leap/42.3/non-oss/                  
    13 | repo-non-oss               | openSUSE-Leap-42.3-Non-Oss              | No      | ----      | ----    | http://download.opensuse.org/distribution/leap/42.3/repo/non-oss/             
    14 | repo-oss                   | openSUSE-Leap-42.3-Oss                  | No      | ----      | ----    | http://download.opensuse.org/distribution/leap/42.3/repo/oss/                 
    15 | repo-source                | openSUSE-Leap-42.3-Source               | No      | ----      | ----    | http://download.opensuse.org/source/distribution/leap/42.3/repo/oss/          
    16 | repo-source-non-oss        | openSUSE-Leap-42.3-Source-Non-Oss       | No      | ----      | ----    | http://download.opensuse.org/source/distribution/leap/42.3/repo/non-oss/      
    17 | repo-update                | openSUSE-Leap-42.3-Update               | Yes     | (r ) Yes  | Yes     | http://download.opensuse.org/update/leap/42.3/oss/                            
    18 | repo-update-non-oss        | openSUSE-Leap-42.3-Update-Non-Oss       | Yes     | (r ) Yes  | Yes     | http://download.opensuse.org/update/leap/42.3/non-oss/

    I can't remember the last time I played a DVD but I do remember trying xine-ui kaffeine and vlc and they all worked fine played the menus the movie the extras etc.
    VLC works, but the audio drops out intermittently.

    you said this was an upgrade,
    Not an upgrade, it's a fresh install...on two separate laptops with the exact same problem, a Dell XPS and a Lenovo ideapad. Playing DVDs worked fine in 42.2, but apparently now there's a problem. I re-partitioned my hard drive to get rid of windows before this last "upgrade." So, it was not an upgrade in the traditional sense. Clean install on a blank hard drive.

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    Default Re: Unable to play DVDs

    Doing the vendor change to Packman is a must, but when you say
    and I did the vendor change to the packman repo for the relevant packages.
    then that is not OK. How do you know what is relevant? You should simply do the vendor change, period.

    And when we are not 100% convinced that it is 1000% sure you did it, further investigation of what might be wrong is rather useless for most here.
    Thus, to be sure, please repeat:
    Code:
    zypper dup --from packman
    Henk van Velden

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    Default Re: Unable to play DVDs

    Quote Originally Posted by hcvv View Post
    then that is not OK. How do you know what is relevant? ]
    The system packages that are present in packman and also the other repos. I already did the vendor changes, it was correct. The codecs are not the problem as all media players will play media files just fine. The only problem is reading a DVD from the disc drive.

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    Default Re: Unable to play DVDs

    Quote Originally Posted by z2 View Post
    The system packages that are present in packman and also the other repos. I already did the vendor changes, it was correct. The codecs are not the problem as all media players will play media files just fine. The only problem is reading a DVD from the disc drive.
    It might be helpful if you capture what is reported by launching dragon from a terminal perhaps...
    Code:
    dragon --play-dvd
    How many DVDs have you tried?

    Also, check...
    Code:
    zypper se -si libdvd

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    Default Re: Unable to play DVDs

    Another thought...Since you mentioned that you'd recently upgraded to Leap 42.3, I was wondering if this might be relevant here

    https://lists.gnu.org/archive/html/b.../msg00026.html

    The gstreamer cache in ~/.cache/gstreamer-1.0 goes stale and must be
    >> manually deleted after changing what gstreamer plugins are installed.
    >> This can be dangerous as old plugins might be referenced long after they
    >> have been upgraded, causing the user to continue using old plugins
    >> despite an upgrade.
    and also mentioned here in this thread...
    https://forums.opensuse.org/showthre...90#post2771990

    No harm in trying IMHO....
    Code:
    rm -f ~/.cache/gstreamer-1.0/registry.x86_64.bin
    Last edited by deano_ferrari; 18-Oct-2017 at 17:34.

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    Default Re: Unable to play DVDs

    Quote Originally Posted by z2 View Post
    The system packages that are present in packman and also the other repos. I already did the vendor changes, it was correct. The codecs are not the problem as all media players will play media files just fine. The only problem is reading a DVD from the disc drive.
    but you said vlc can read disks?
    if vlc can play the DVD but Dragon can not it sounds like a gstreamer issue what's the output of
    Code:
    zypper se -si gstreamer
    gstreamer it self does not provide a library to access DVD's I think it uses libdvdread4 check to see if it's installed
    Code:
    zypper se -si libdvdread4
    you could try and use libvlc instead of the gstreamer libraries by installing and setting as the preferred decoder in kde settings phonon-backend-vlc
    Code:
    zypper in phonon-backend-vlc
    about vlc audio issues afaik DVD's use ac3 or mp2 for audio coding and I do believe the patents on both of those formats ended and are now available from the oss repositories skips could indicate a damaged disk or failing drive

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