[PC-BSD Support] problems playing dvd and cd media
kris at pcbsd.com
Tue Oct 30 06:10:25 PST 2007
Normally its just a matter of installing the codec package on PC-BSD
which lets you play DVD's and such.
If memory serves me right, they are available here:
Of course you need to know that the DVD decryption stuff is illegal in
some countries, you will need to check if yours allows this legally or not.
the kneeling fool wrote:
> I'm trying to move completely away from Linux and BSD looks
> like a great option. I have tried a number of times to
> install FreeBSD using both DesktopBSD and PC-BSD and
> although the install is successful, I was hoping as the
> documentation states/implies to be able to play a dvd or
> music cd 'out of the box'. I have not been able to do this
> and after lots of messing around, reading the 'Handbook' I
> am still frustrated by this. What I have found is a common
> problem regardless of how FreeBSD is installed. I can load
> a dvd and it will play for about 10 - 20 seconds normally
> and then I get an error box telling me I do not have
> correct rights or there is no disk in the drive.
> I can actually play a non-encrypted dvd (although not all
> non-encrypted will play). Music using the same device is
> also problematic. It will play a cd for roughly the same
> amount of time and then just skip to the next track and
> play that, sometimes the next track will not play at all
> and so there is a skip to the next track after that and
> might play for the aprox 20 seconds or so.
> IIRC (and I have done quite a few new BSD installs over this
> time) PC-BSD does actually create the /dev/dvd /dev/cdrom
> etc devices needed. I have had to manually create these in
> DesktopBSD and try to change rw permissions.
> Sorry if this seems garbled, byt that is where my thinking
> has ended up trying to sort this out.
> Can anyone please help me get PC-BSD set up and providing
> these services?
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