Gateway W3501 with core2duo and 2 gigs, latest kernel, up-to-date PCLOS KDE install, latest KDE release.
Have searched the forums on how to get movies to play-- they don't play in SMPlayer, VLC, Dragon-- in fact with any software I have installed. I'd like them to automount and then let me choose the player. I have Win7 in a dual boot but prefer to stay in Linux
unless I have to use my magicJack.
I believe I have the needed libraries installed (from synaptic:)
DVD when inserted doesn't spin up. Not recognized by any players.
This is beyond my depth, but I think it will help if I tell you /etc/fstab reads:
# Entry for /dev/sda7 :
UUID=4157cab1-f3eb-40dc-a57f-f97bf5f24638 / ext4 defaults 1 1
# Entry for /dev/sda3 :
UUID=7A5A601D5A5FD50B /Windows7 ntfs-3g defaults,umask=000 0 0
none /dev/pts devpts defaults 0 0
tmpfs /dev/shm tmpfs defaults 0 0
# Entry for /dev/sda5 :
UUID=1bb0877b-fd35-4451-a129-568daec2bff2 /home ext4 defaults,user_xattr 1 2
/dev/sr0 /media/cdrom auto umask=0,users,iocharset=utf8,noauto,ro,exec 0 0
none /proc proc defaults 0 0
# Entry for /dev/sda6 :
UUID=11c4521b-cedf-4418-b593-1f40946a948a swap swap defaults 0 0
PCC under Local Disks shows CD/DVD burner (Optiarc DVD RW AD7563A) with the following configuration:
Mount point: /media/cdrom
Name: Optiarc DVD RW AD-7563A
which is very similar to the line beginning /dev/sr0... in fstab
[I thought mount points were typically /mnt/(device) like /mnt/dvd or /mnt/cdrom and not /media/(device)]
What do I need to do to play dvd's with ease?? I'd like to learn and understand more, so please feel free to explain what you see lacking in the system and how it manages DVD's, in addition to what to do.
Thanks for any help!