copying DVD material :: somewhat OT.

Predrag Punosevac punosevac at
Sun Dec 9 09:04:43 PST 2007

neal wrote:
> 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. 
My Dear Friend,

You will have to wait for a very long time then since all of the above 
except Flash (which Adobe does release for Linux but not for FreeBSD) 
works flawlessly on FreeBSD including watching YouTube (just use 
youtube-dl to snap the video and play with VLC). There are even 
alternative solutions for the Flash unless you want to play video games 
full of Flash!

The only reason they didn't work for you is that you didn't know how to 
set up those features.

Never the less if you fell more comfortably with Kubuntu stick with it. 
FreeBSD is not platform for everything and everyone.
Personally, I find myself using more and more OpenBSD. So you have to 
use OS you are comfortable with and has a features you most desire (in 
my case enhanced security).


> 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.
> neal.
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