[mythtv-users] Playing complete DVDs from disk?

Schlomo Schapiro ivtv at schlomo.schapiro.org
Sun Oct 3 11:31:16 EDT 2004


I use xine dvd://<path-to-ripped-dvd> to play DVDs I copied with dvdbackup 
to my HD. Works very well with menues etc.


On Fri, 1 Oct 2004, Preston Crow wrote:

> On Fri, 2004-10-01 at 11:56, Jurgen Kramer wrote:
> > This probably is asked some time before but...Is is possible to play
> > complete DVDs from disk with either mythvideo or mythdvd? My mythbox
> > lacks a dvd drive but I have plenty of diskspace to put some DVDs on it
> > (vob, ifo, bup files etc).
> Sure.  I use xine as my player for mythvideo, but for files ending in
> .dvd, it uses a script that changes the DVD device to the file in xine's
> config file before telling xine to play a DVD.
> Here's my script:
> #!/bin/csh -f
> if ( x"$1" == x ) exit 1
> mv ~/.xine/config.dvd ~/.xine/config.dvd~
> sed '/^input.dvd_device:/s:.*:'$1'' ~/.xine/config.dvd~ >
> ~/.xine/config.dvd
> shift
> xine --config ~/.xine/config.dvd $argv
> This would be a lot simpler if xine would allow the dvd device to be a
> command-line parameter instead of only settable in the gui (or by
> hacking the config file where the gui saves it).
> This is also a useful trick if you want to take a DVD on a laptop with
> you when traveling--I'll bet that the hard drive takes less power than
> the DVD drive by a large margin.
> --PC


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