[nmglug] .avi on DVD play VLC

Brian O'Keefe okeefe at cybermesa.com
Tue Apr 9 17:47:27 PDT 2019

Interesting issue. First, is there a mtg. Thursday and where?

OK, a little strange since a DVD is not an .avi. It would be an mp4 or 
just the image on your desktop of the DVD. I can't imagine where 3 
.avi's came from if they didn't exist before. You would generally need 
to reformat a DVD to create an .avi which is generally a much smaller 
file size.

I would consider running VLC or mplayer in a terminal to open the DVD. Try:

$ cd /media

run ls  as below and your username should be shown:

/media$ ls


$ cd "myusername"

then to see what's in /media/yourusername run ls command again:

/media/"myusername"$ ls



and the DVD should play. If not you'll be able to see the errors in the 
terminal which will give you info that will help.

Good luck!

On 4/9/19 1:18 PM, Ted Pomeroy wrote:
> A., why not "play disk" from vlc menu? I'll try a screenshot later. 
> Also, is the disk commercial or user made? Was it made free and cross 
> platform or designed to only run with certain software? Just some 
> thoughts. Ted P.
> On Mon, Apr 8, 2019, 10:20 PM a <a at kaluta.us <mailto:a at kaluta.us>> wrote:
>     Hi
>     Intermittent problem received Dvd today has been finicky VLC error
>     message say check log where is that log be located?
>     Have played the DVD in part three tries out of perhaps ten tries
>     no go
>     at times seem to override error message?
>     Have been using open disc ,open files and open DVD alternately the
>     later
>     where the error message manafests, I then somehow have stumbled
>     upon the
>     three file .avi choices. choose one click on to play, Where I
>     found the
>     files is a bit hazy?
>     Any thoughts on an unraveling strategy? Thanks, Anthony
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