dvdnav not supported by mplayer-nogui

Bug #145796 reported by Sam Brightman on 2007-09-27
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
mplayer (Ubuntu)
Mario Limonciello

Bug Description

Binary package hint: mplayer

mplayer man page suggests dvdnav support in several places (command line syntax, key bindings, -mouse-movements description), but it does not appear to be compiled in (updated Feisty). It should either be compiled in if the quality of support is sufficiently good, or removed from the documentation temporarily. Here is sample output:

sam@wildthing:~$ mplayer dvdnav://
MPlayer 2:1.0~rc1-0ubuntu9.1 (C) 2000-2006 MPlayer Team
CPU: AMD Athlon(tm) XP 1700+ (Family: 6, Model: 6, Stepping: 2)
CPUflags: MMX: 1 MMX2: 1 3DNow: 1 3DNow2: 1 SSE: 1 SSE2: 0
Compiled with runtime CPU detection.
mplayer: could not connect to socket
mplayer: No such file or directory
Failed to open LIRC support. You will not be able to use your remote control.

Playing dvdnav://.
[file] No filename
Failed to open dvdnav://.

Exiting... (End of file)

Roman Polach (rpolach) wrote :

I have the same problem.
Maybe mplayer package upgrade to rc2 would help - it includes forked version of libdvdnav

Roman Polach (rpolach) wrote :

Problem still present in Gutsy final.
Installing libdvdnav package does not help.

Alex EviL (alex--evil) wrote :

Same problem.
Installing libdvdnav4 didn't help me (too). Same thing in all mplayer packages (-nogui, gnome-mplayer and so on).

Changed in mplayer:
assignee: nobody → superm1
status: New → In Progress
Mario Limonciello (superm1) wrote :

1.0~rc2 has been uploaded to gutsy with support for dvdnav.

Changed in mplayer:
status: In Progress → Fix Released
Roman Polach (rpolach) wrote :

I still do not see 1.0~rc2 in repos...

rpolach wrote:
> I still do not see 1.0~rc2 in repos...
That's because it still hasn't built yet. Its waiting in line.


Mario Limonciello
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It looks like mplayer depends on their own fork of libdvdnav:

Theirs differs significantly from the one in Gutsy (presumably from http://sourceforge.net/projects/dvd/, last updated in 2004).

Dom H (speedsix) wrote :

Building the latest mplayer from the trunk seemed to work fine with the default dvdnav libs in Intrepid. I do agree dvdnav support should be built into the Ubuntu mplayer.

John Lenton (chipaca) wrote :

mplayer in intrepid no longer knows how to play dvdnav://

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