[ILUG-BOM] how to play vcds or svcd in ubuntu?

Rony Bill gnulinuxist at gmail.com
Sun Jun 28 15:58:02 IST 2009

On 6/28/09, jtd <jtd at mtnl.net.in> wrote:
> On Sunday 28 June 2009, Rony wrote:
>> Kussh Singh wrote:
>> > i was able to play other VCDs via VLC using /dev/sr0 on my machine. The
>> > earlier VCD may have been defective or was a special format (svcd etc).
>> >
>> > THANKS FOR ALL YOUR HELP AND SUGGESTIONS. Sorry for all the trouble
>> >
>> > kussh
>> sr0? A question to the list. Are the new kernels following a new naming
>> system for SATA drives?
> Afaik no.

To uncover the mystery, I booted a live cd of Kubuntu 9.04 and found
that Kubuntu is giving the name sr0 to the cd drive. 'dmesg' and
'mount' both confirm this. I wonder why Ubuntu does it.


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