I'm using xine 0.9.9, and it seems I can't make it to access my DVD
drive as a raw device. In my ~/.xine/config I have the raw device
# path to a raw device set up for dvd access
# string, default: /dev/rdvd
and the raw device itself configured properly:
# /etc/rc.d/init.d/rawdevices start
/dev/raw/raw1 --> /dev/hdc
bound to major 22, minor 0
but when I start xine, nothing suggests that it is using the raw device.
Also, when I strace xine, there is no sign of /dev/raw/raw1 in the
What am I doing wrong?
> I'm using xine 0.9.9, and it seems I can't make it to access my DVD
> drive as a raw device. In my ~/.xine/config I have the raw device
> but when I start xine, nothing suggests that it is using the raw
> device. Also, when I strace xine, there is no sign of /dev/raw/raw1
> in the strace anywhere.
> What am I doing wrong?
Maybe nothing, since the dvd input plugin is AFAIK the only plugin
shipped with xine, that uses the raw device. All others don't.
The additional css-enabled dvd plugins out there might use raw device
but they might add an additional config entry themselves, I don't know.
I only use dvdnav for dvd playback. The vanilla version doesn't use the
raw device, but I attched two patches (one against libdvdcss and one
against xine-dvdnav) which make the nav plugin use raw devices.
On my system, this greatly improves the kernel's caching behaviour.