Playing a directory as a DVD

If you've made a backup of your DVD with e.g. dvdbackup, you can play the directory like a regular DVD like this:

$ mplayer dvd:// -dvd-device ~/video/dvd-directory-containing-VIDEO_TS

Channeling audio to your TV using ALSA

This is how I tell mplayer to play a video on my HDMI connected TV:

$ mplayer -ao alsa:device=hw=0.7 file.mp4

The correct values is found via the output from aplay -l.

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