He might not be coming back. He sounds pretty discouraged.
It would be nice if someone could say where the VLC logs are located. It should provide some info that might help troubleshooting. I would be interested in where they're located as I received a similar message needing to check the log when my wav files wouldn't play.
Shouldn't he check the /etc/fstab for his optical drive device (CD/DVD drive)? Or?
Edit: to make sure permissions isn't an issue, I would check /etc/fstab for your optical drive info. That is, seeing what device node it's being assigned. For e.g., I discovered this one for mine: /dev/scd0.
I then checked permissions using this command:
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ls -l /dev/scd0
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 3 Apr 24 2012 /dev/scd0 -> sr0
Maybe someone can explain what this means?
I'm reading about it now. The 'l' shows the file type is a link and then the permissions are listed and I thought maybe the link is a symlink or something that is pointing to 'sr0?' Not sure what that part is about.