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First off, if you don't know what Ubuntu is then I suggest you just move on, because there's nothing to see here.

 

I have a bit of a problem. I have installed Ubuntu 8 on my daughter's pc and I'm trying to access my DVD database which is sitting on my RAID array. I've tried all of the DVD players that can be installed with Ubuntu and they are all able to play DVD perfectly from either the DVD disc istelf or from the local HDD. I cannot however get any of them to play a DVD from the array.

 

The array has Windows shares for all of the DVDs, with each movie sitting in its own directory. Ubuntu allows me to create a shortcut (bookmark) to the share, but non of the Ubuntu media players (Xine etc) allow me to access the share. I can get VLC Player to play the individual .vob (avi) files that make up the DVD, but that's pretty crap.

 

Can someone advise me of the correct syntax for accessing a file on a windows share from Linux? This would allow me to access an individual movie's video_ts.ifo file which contains the DVD playlist. Ideally of course there will be some sort of DVD player out there for Ubuntu that will allow me to simply select the DVD folder and it figures out the rest.

 

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Can you explain what you mean by DVD on a "RAID array"?

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Well, I have most of my DVD collection backed up onto hard drive. On average a DVD contains about 6.4GB of data. This means that my 600 DVDs take up just under 4 terrabytes of storage. Clearly, if my storage were to fail it would be rather inconvenient so I have them on a RAID array which provides redundancy in the event that one of the hard drives fail. Specifically, I have it configured as an un-striped Raid4 array. What this means in practical terms is that I can keep on adding hard drives to my array up to a limit of 15 drives (16, including the parity drive), safe in the knowledge that if any drive fails the data on it can be rebuilt from the parity drive. The magic bit is that I only need 1 parity drive that is at least the same capacity as all the other drives in order to be able to rebuild the array if one of the data drives fails. Obviously, if the parity drive fails I can simply re-create it from the unaffected data drives. The array allows me to stream DVDs to 4 different meadi centres simultaneously, which is great because it means the discs themelves stay nice and safe in the loft.

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Sorry right I see what you mean. For some reason thought you were talking about a DVD drive on a RAIDed PC :)

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Any use??...

 

Access Windows Shares from Linux

 

Mounting Windows Shares In Ubuntu | { note to self } - ubuntu specific.

 

I think the fact its a RAID array doesn't really matter (unless you know better).

 

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I had some Ubuntu problems on my desktop PC - used to run 7.10 okay, but wasn't able to run 8.04...so I gave up for a while...

 

However, I took the time to register with the Ubuntu forums, and I guess you will find your answer somewhere in this search.

 

Sorry to not be more specifically helpful, it is clearly a failing of mine, but I know that you are a big boy, and that all you really wanted was a pointer in the right direction... :p

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Poor Spicey. Not only are you not specifically helpful, but apparently you are also a nerd.;)

 

Have a pasty and cheer yourself up.:D

 

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Poor Spicey. Not only are you not specifically helpful, but apparently you are also a nerd.;)

 

Have a pasty and cheer yourself up.:D

If I may pedant myself to the extreme, I think the correct term should have been geek rather than nerd...but that is just me being a language nerd...or is it a language geek?

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Can you pedant yourself? That sounds like a verb, and whilst I would not suggest that I could possibly compete with your superior grammatical skills, I am not familiar with this use of the word.

 

As for nerd; I was merely using the word used by Robert. I'm sure you know best whether you are a nerd or a geek.:p

 

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