(How to read DVD discs and play movies)
© (2004) Pablo Arés, pablo /at/ math.tifr.res.in
How to read DVD discs
The "regular" machine with a DVD reader is homotopy. The
drive is the second one, as you count from the top of the machine (you
can see that it does not fit as nicely as the original CD-ROM drive that
came with the machine).
To read a DVD you just do as with a CD:
- Put the media (DVD disc) in the drive and close it.
- Execute the command
- All files are now available in the directory /dvd You can read
them, look at the contents and copy them in the hard disc. You cannot
write files in the DVD as the drive is read-only.
- To be sure that the disc can be ejected, do the following command
before you take the media out of the drive:
- Now you can safely take the media out of the drive by pressing
the button or by ejecting the command:
How to play movies from a
You can play movies in the DVD by inserting the media in the drive
and executing the following command (you do not have to mount it):
where title-no is the number of the chapter/title you want to
play (to play the first chapter put 1, 2 for the second
and so on).
How to write DVD discs
The SONY laptop has a read-and-write DVD drive. I have not try
writing DVD's in it, but you can do it with the dvd+rw-tools package. Check the documentation of
that packages (it should be in the directory
/usr/share/doc/dvd+rw-tools in the SONY laptop).