[mythtv] [mythtv-commits] Ticket #1499: Myth fails to detect DVD insertion

Michael T. Dean mtdean at thirdcontact.com
Sat Jun 10 17:19:16 UTC 2006

On 06/08/2006 09:54 PM, MythTV wrote:
> #1499: Myth fails to detect DVD insertion
> Changes (by devel at mrwire.co.uk):
>   * resolution:  invalid =>
>   * status:  closed => reopened
> Comment:
>  I've also had this problem and written a (rejected) patch for the case
>  insensitivity.  I'm using Ubuntu 6.06 which also uses the new hal/submount
>  methods which mount dvd's as iso9660.  The only way to get them as udf is
>  to change the fstab entry to force udf which of course breaks every other
>  optical disk...
>  I think this is going to become a major problem as more distros start
>  using this method, but unfortunately the Myth developers do not appear to
>  be open to discussion on the matter.  This is their reasoning:
>  "> Could you explain for me why dvd's must be mounted as udf and why it is
>  > a problem if not?
>  >
>  DVD specification...  I would say (although it's never really been
>  explicitly said) Myth doesn't want to encourage users to configure their
>  systems improperly because the consequences of the improper
>  configuration would then be partially Myth's fault."

For the record, that isn't the reasoning of the Myth developers.  That's 
my guess at the reasoning of the Myth developers ( 
http://www.gossamer-threads.com/lists/mythtv/dev/206265#206265 ).  I am 
not a Myth developer, so my guesses/opinions/statements/etc. should be 
taken with a grain of salt (or ignored outright).


The views expressed above are not necessarily those of this list or the 
Myth developers...  ;)

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