This is a tiny DVD player that uses libmpv (mpv package) as its backend for media playback. A man page is included with the dvd_info package, see man dvd_player for details. Here is the help output:

dvd_player - a tiny DVD player

Usage: dvd_player [path] [options]

  -f, --fullscreen              Display in fullscreen mode
  -t, --track <#>               Playback track number (default: longest valid)
  -c, --chapter <#>[-#]         Playback chapter number or range (default: all)
  -a, --alang <language>        Select audio language, two character code (default: first audio track)
  -A, --aid <#>                 Select audio track ID
  -s, --slang <language>        Select subtitles language, two character code (default: no subtitles)
  -S, --sid <#>                 Select subtitles track ID
  -d, --detelecine              Detelecine video
  -v, --verbose                 Verbose output
  -h, --help			Show this help text and exit

DVD path can be a device name, a single file, or directory (default: /dev/sr0)

dvd_player reads a configuration file from ~/.config/dvd_player/mpv.conf
See mpv man page for syntax and dvd_player man page for examples.

Custom Configuration

One of mpv's strong points is that it can have configuration saved in your config directory. This program supports that as well.

Here's an example mpv.conf that goes in ~/.config/dvd_player/ directory:




Track Selection

One thing that may be confusing is that mpv and dvd_player do not have the same track ordering number. MPV zero-indexes the tracks (the first track is number 0), while all the dvd_info tools one-index them (the first track is number 1).

This can be confusing in the user output because dvd_player will accept the one-indexed track number, but libmpv will output a different track number.

$ dvd_player -t 2
[dvd_player] Track: 2, Length: 00:22:36.033, Chapters: 5, Filesize: 549 MBs
libdvdnav: DVD Title: 888574310851D1
libdvdnav: DVD Serial Number: 0CEE4CEBDVDSHR
libdvdnav: DVD Title (Alternative): 
libdvdnav: DVD disk reports itself with Region mask 0x00000000. Regions: 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08
[dvdnav] DVDNAV, switched to title: 1