can't read from DVD drive

Christophe Massiot massiot at
Fri Aug 23 10:31:23 CEST 2002

"Liu, Haining" <hliu at>:

> I installed libdvdcss and vlc as instructed. When I tried to play with
> DVD mode, i got "
> module error: requested access module 'dvd' unavailable
> input error: no suitable access plug-in for 'dvd/:mnt/cdrom1 at 1,1'
> Then I cleaned everything, installed libdvdread, and configure the vlc
> with --enable dvdread option. But finally I still got the same
> problem!

Building with libdvdread is not recommended with current versions of VLC.
The command line you type is probably erroneous, since you must give
the path of the DEVICE, not the directory where it is mounted. For
instance :
vlc dvd:/dev/hdd

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