Below error appears when creating a avi out of a DVD, is an mencoder error: MEncoder 1.1-4.8 (C) 2000-2012 MPlayer Team libdvdread: Can't stat /dev/dvd No such file or directory libdvdread: Could not open /dev/dvd Couldn't open DVD device: /dev/dvd (No such file or directory) No stream found to handle url dvd://2 Cannot open file/device. … Continue reading Error Couldn’t open DVD device: /dev/dvd (No such file or directory)
How to convert VCD to MP4 using mplayer in Linux
If you have a VCD and need to create an MP4 file of it's content, use mplayer to do so. If you install just mplayer, you will not get --dumpstream or --dumpfile. To get those parameters, you need to open a terminal window and install mplayer2 as follows:$ sudo apt-get install mplayer2 <enter> Open a … Continue reading How to convert VCD to MP4 using mplayer in Linux
How to connect laptop to TV with HDMI in Xubuntu
Connect the HDMI cable - one end to PC and one end to laptop. Then switch on TV and select the Video Input as HDMIx where x is the HDMI port you have connected your laptop or computer to the TV. Select Settings Manager -> Display and you will see HDMI as one of the … Continue reading How to connect laptop to TV with HDMI in Xubuntu
How to play VCDs in Linux with Mplayer
VLC does not play all VCDs in Linux. You can play VCDs using Mplayer instead. Open a terminal window in Linux and type the following command to do so: $ mplayer vcd:://4 -cdrom-device /dev/sr0 <enter> If you notice the //4, that is the track on the VCD. Change it if the VCD does not play … Continue reading How to play VCDs in Linux with Mplayer
5.1 Surround Sound in Linux – Gnome MPlayer
You can get full 5.1 surround sound in Linux using Gnome MPlayer. Here is what needs to be done. Install Gnome MPlayer and mplayer following the instructions using your distribution's repository. Visit http://www.lynnemusic.com/surround.html to download a 5.1 surround sound audio file to test the settings. Start up Gnome Mplayer. Select Edit -> Preferences from the … Continue reading 5.1 Surround Sound in Linux – Gnome MPlayer
Extract audio from DVD
There are 2 methods: # mplayer vcd://04 -cdrom-device /dev/sr0 -dumpaudio -dumpfile /tmp/track04.mp3 <enter> # transcode -i /dev/dvd -x dvd -T 1,-1 -a 0 -y wav -m track01.wav <enter> # bladeenc -256 -rawfreq=48000 track01.wav track01.mp3 <enter>
Play AVI files with Subtitles
Keep the avi file and the srt file in the same folder. The srt file is the sub title file. Then, play it with mplayer.
Mplayer does not play VCDs (Video Output Error)
This is because the video output driver in ./mplayer/gui.conf is wrong. Change the driver from 'vdpau' to 'vo'. This will be the setting video_driver = 'xv' to make it work properly.