I am runing linuxMint 17 64bit. I have install all the cods for Acidrip does not exist

Asked by william

I am running Mythbuntu 8.04.

I have installed all the codecs/CSS packages, but MythTV (or Mplayer/VLC) can't play the DVDs. I believe that the error is that the programs are looking in /dev/dvd for the DVD and that does not exist on my system. I know that I need:
ln -sf /dev/??? /dev/dvd
but I don't know how to find out the sda/sdb device that corresponds to my DVD drive.

Also, how do I make the link permanent (survive a reboot)?

Why isn't a /dev/dvd created when Ubuntu is installed? The media players seem to use it. /dev/cdrom exists on the system and works correctly, why can't Ubuntu make a /dev/dvd that goes to the same place? Is this something that I should file a bug for?

Thanks a lot for your help.

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Aaron Whitehouse (aaron-whitehouse) said :

Hello William,

This is more a request for advice at this stage, so I have converted your bug to a question. If there are any bugs or feature requests that become clear when people are answering your question, you could open a new bug for these at that stage.

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Aaron Whitehouse (aaron-whitehouse) said :

This may hopefully answer you question on creating symbolic links:

For a one-off you could probably do a:
ln -s /dev/cdrom /dev/dvd
but the udev rule would be the proper way to do it.

You should post your question on installing acidrip as a separate question, but I'm not sure that it is in 8.04 (if you are still using that). It does seem to be in Trusty multiverse (http://packages.ubuntu.com/trusty/acidrip). If you are still using 8.04, you should consider upgrading to Trusty in any event, as 8.04 is no longer supported.

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actionparsnip (andrew-woodhead666) said :

What is the output of :

lsb_release -a; uname -a


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