[mythtv-users] Re: Does MythTV Obviate a DVD Player?
scier at PostHorizon.com
Fri Sep 3 22:02:58 EDT 2004
Chris Vargas wrote:
> I have run across discs like that: the one I know of
> for sure is my copy of "Spirited Away." Works fine on
> hardware DVDs, does not work with my xine and
> appropriate libraries installed.
As a data point, I watched Spirited Away on my Myth box via xine (atrpms
build, pretty standard installation) a couple days ago, and it worked
beautifully. Could be a your disc was subtly warped/scratched/fogged/etc or
from a different pressing, or could be due to a different DVD drive, or of
course a software difference is possible. The only disc I've come across
so far that wouldn't play was Equilibrium -- and that worked via mplayer.
> I'm also very happy with the results with xine
> (especially with post-processing filters), but am not
> exactly ready to pack up my regular DVD player.
I'll echo this sentiment; I'm generally quite happy with DVDs via the Myth
box, but it's always in the back of my mind that maybe I'll someday get a
~$100 DVD player as a backup.
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