--- a/src/dvdread/dvd_input.c
+++ b/src/dvdread/dvd_input.c
@@ -170,7 +170,7 @@
   
   /* Open the device */
 #ifndef WIN32
-  dev->fd = open(target, O_RDONLY | O_EXCL);
+  dev->fd = open(target, O_RDONLY);
 #else
   dev->fd = open(target, O_RDONLY | O_BINARY);
 #endif