Bug#466309: totem: Won't play DVD

Sven Arvidsson sa at whiz.se
Thu Mar 6 22:16:05 UTC 2008

On Sun, 2008-02-17 at 15:20 -0500, Dominique Brazziel wrote:
>     Totem seems to have serious problems playing DVDs.  With the default
> gnome preference set to totem %m it won't play DVDs at all.  From the command
> line if I issue 'totem dvd://' I have success playing one DVD but the other
> fails with following error(s):
> *** Zero check failed in ifo_read.c:1539
>     for c_adt->zero_1 = 0x0011
>     *** libdvdread: CHECK_VALUE failed in ifo_read.c:1678 ***
>     *** for info_length % sizeof(uint32_t) == 0 ***
>     *** libdvdread: CHECK_VALUE failed in ifo_read.c:1543 ***
>     *** for info_length % sizeof(cell_adr_t) == 0 ***
>     libdvdread: Invalid title IFO (VTS_01_0.IFO).
>     ** Message: Error: Could not read from resource.
>     dvdreadsrc.c(908): gst_dvd_read_src_create (): /play/source
> Note that mplayer issues a similar error message about the .ifo file but plays both DVDs without any tinkering
> or stoppage.


From the last line in the error message, it looks like you're using
totem-gstreamer, it's usually a better idea to use totem-xine to play
DVDs as the GStreamer backend only has limited DVD support.

Anyway, the errors above come from the libdvdread library, do you know
which version you're using? Check with "dpkg -l libdvdread3"

The latest version of libdvdread 0.9.7-8 seems to have an important
bugfix. You can probably grab it directly from unstable.

Sven Arvidsson
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