playing a dvd

Fabian Keil freebsd-listen at
Sun Apr 30 14:50:50 UTC 2006

eoghan <freebsd at> wrote:

> Im trying to open a dvd and play it. I am trying a number of programs 
> but I cannot seem to get it to open my dvd.
> I have tried totem, kmplayer and finally mplayer from terminal.
> $mplayer dvd://1
> gives me:
> libdvdread: Could not open device with libdvdcss.
> libdvdread: Can't open /dev/acd0 for reading.
> Couldn't open DVD device: /dev/acd0
> This seems to have happened a few weeks ago, because i have used 
> kmplayer (on gnome) before and I had no problems playing dvd's.
> Could someone help me out?

Does your user have read permissions for /dev/acd0?

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