copying DVD material :: somewhat OT.

neal kneel.pardoe at
Sun Dec 9 07:12:52 PST 2007

On Saturday 08 December 2007, Predrag Punosevac wrote:
> I wrote K3b how to
>cd_i_dvd_diskova_pomo%C4%87u_k3b but you will need little
> bit of Serbian language to read it.
> Actually probably you could follow article even if you do
> not speak Serbian as the language is generic and there
> are only three important steps you need to do.
> Step 1 Editing your /boot/loader.conf file with
> atapicam_load="YES"
> hw.ata.ata_dma="1"
> hw.ata.atapi_dma="1"
> since FreeBSD is using atapicam device to write DVD
> Step 2 Edit your /etc/devfs.conf with various permission.
> Most of those are needed for a work station anyway
> perm      /dev/acd0   0666
> perm      /dev/cd0    0666
> # Commonly used by many ports
> link  cd0 cdrom
> link  cd0  dvd
> link  cd0  rdvd
> link  acd0 cdrom
> link  acd0 dvd
> link  acd0 rdvd
> # Misc other devices
> perm    cdrom   0666
> perm    dvd     0666
> perm    rdvd    0666
> perm    xpt0    0666
> perm    pass0   0666
> Step 3 Edit your /etc/fstab file if you want to use K3b
> as a normal user since the disk has to be mounted on the
> mount point which belong to you
> [pedja@ /usr/home/Pedja]$ more /etc/fstab
> #These are my options
> /dev/cd0     /usr/home/Pedja/mnt/cdrom cd9660   rw,
> noauto      0       0 /dev/acd0  
>  /usr/home/Pedja/mnt/cdrom cd9660   rw, noauto      0    
>   0
> You do not need HAL for things to work but is not going
> to heart.
> Also read
> make showinfo /usr/ports/sysutils/k3b
> Best,
> Predrag

Thanks for posting this Predrag.

I have had unsolvable (so far) problems with playing both 
dvd movies and cd audio. MPlayer will play VOBs but no 
menus, no navigation which can make watching pretty much 
impossible sometimes. 

I had actually given up on trying to get these two features 
to work and have installed a new linux (to me), Kubuntu. On 
this platform, there are no problems with DVD movies, audio 
cd, streamed audio, even flash. I can watch youtube too. 
This has not been the case on FreeBSD. I have tried 
installing FreeBSD 6.2 via three different versions, 
FreeBSD, DesktopBSD and PCBSD, and asked questions on their 
mailing lists. 

But I do like many things about BSD and would like to be 
able to move to it completely when I can have these 
features working correctly, so I will try your suggestions 
above and see what happens.


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