Ubuntu

kaffeine ignores --device

Reported by Jeff Strunk on 2006-08-12
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kaffeine (Ubuntu)
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Bug Description

Binary package hint: kaffeine

I store DVD backups to my hard disk. In Breezy, I used the following to watch the backups:
"kaffeine -d /path/to/backup DVD".

In Dapper, this option is ignored, and kaffeine tries to access the hardware DVD drive.

This function is documented in the man page:
-d, --device <argument>
              Set Audio-CD/VCD/DVD device path (e.g. /dev/cdrom)

Xine works if I specify:
xine dvd:/path/to/backup

Andrew Ash (ash211) wrote :

Was this a bug in Dapper or Edgy?

Does using --device not work either?

Thanks for the bug report.

Changed in kaffeine:
status: Unconfirmed → Needs Info

This is a bug in Dapper. --device is ignored as well.

Thank you,
Jeff

On 9/30/06, Andrew Ash <email address hidden> wrote:
> Was this a bug in Dapper or Edgy?
>
> Does using --device not work either?
>
> Thanks for the bug report.
>
> ** Changed in: kaffeine (Ubuntu)
> Status: Unconfirmed => Needs Info
>
> --
> kaffeine ignores --device
> https://launchpad.net/bugs/56150
>

Andrew Ash (ash211) wrote :

I think the DVD at the end of your command "kaffeine -d /path/to/backup DVD" should be removed. "kaffeine -d /path/to/backup"

-d, --device <argument>
              Set Audio-CD/VCD/DVD device path (e.g. /dev/cdrom)

All that would be necessary would be the options (-d or --device) and the argument (/path/to/backup). Does that work?

Jeff Strunk (jeffstrunk) wrote :

No. The DVD at the end tells it to start playing the DVD. The -d
option tells it to look for the DVD/CD at that particular location.

The error message shown when run suggests that the -d option is not being used:
libdvdread: Could not open /dev/dvd with libdvdcss.
libdvdread: Can't open /dev/dvd for reading

Thanks,
Jeff

On 9/30/06, Andrew Ash <email address hidden> wrote:
> I think the DVD at the end of your command "kaffeine -d /path/to/backup
> DVD" should be removed. "kaffeine -d /path/to/backup"
>
> -d, --device <argument>
> Set Audio-CD/VCD/DVD device path (e.g. /dev/cdrom)
>
> All that would be necessary would be the options (-d or --device) and
> the argument (/path/to/backup). Does that work?
>
> --
> kaffeine ignores --device
> https://launchpad.net/bugs/56150
>

Andrew Ash (ash211) wrote :

Sorry about that. Is this still a problem in edgy?

Jeff Strunk (jeffstrunk) wrote :

Yes. It behaves the same as in Dapper.

Thank you.

On 2/25/07, Andrew Ash <email address hidden> wrote:
> Sorry about that. Is this still a problem in edgy?
>
> --
> kaffeine ignores --device
> https://launchpad.net/bugs/56150
>

Andrew Ash (ash211) on 2007-02-26
Changed in kaffeine:
status: Needs Info → Confirmed
Jeff Strunk (jeffstrunk) wrote :

This bug also affects Feisty Fawn.

Thank you.

Andrew Ash (ash211) wrote :

Please check bugs.kde.org for other mentions of this bug. I believe that's where kaffeine tracks its bugs for developers.

Jeff Strunk (jeffstrunk) wrote :

They just fixed it last week. http://bugs.kde.org/show_bug.cgi?id=143427

How long do you think it will be for that fix to get integrated?

Andrew Ash (ash211) wrote :

I'm not sure if they actually changed code to get kaffeine to work, or instead just decided to open the .iso file with file->open. If it was a patch, it will probably be in their next release, which I suspect will be out in time for gutsy.

The new release is in gutsy now.

Changed in kaffeine:
status: Confirmed → Fix Released
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