[mythtv-users] Ripped DVD's issues

Brian Wood beww at beww.org
Tue Mar 28 13:17:51 UTC 2006

On Mar 28, 2006, at 6:01 AM, Dave Oxley wrote:

> I have ripped quite a few DVD's as either Perfect or as an ISO. When
> playing them back I have several issues:
> 1. The length of the movies is reported incorrectly (Some say they're
> only 1 second long others say 30 mins while other say 4 hours)
> 2. Fast forwarding at anything above 3x or skipping forward (10 mins)
> makes the video freeze and but the audio seems to go into super fast
> mode and I have to kill the frontend as it never recovers.
> The frontend is an AMD64 machine running Gentoo and the backend is an
> EM64T also running Gentoo. They both run trunk revision 9483  
> although I
> don't think this is a recent issue. The frontend is set up to use the
> Internal player rather than Xine or mplayer. I haven't got a 32 bit
> machine running Linux at the moment so I don't know if this is a 64- 
> Bit
> problem. It may well be a file size issue as obviously the files are
> multiple gigabytes (the filesystem is RieserFS).
> Has anyone else seen these sort of issues? Is there a solution or is
> this a bug that is to be fixed.

Well since you don't appear to live in the "Land of the Free" we can  
discuss the matter :-))

Have you gone to the video manager (setup/utility- Video manager) and  
selected the option to import the IMDB data ? This should get you the  
correct metadata such as run time, as well as the cover art. If your  
disks do not have IMDB entries you will have to enter that info  
manually. Sometimes the title is ambiguous, and you will have to tell  
the system which of similar titles you actually have (Chicago is an  
example) and in extreme cases (Mars Attacks) you will have to  
manually enter the IMDB number, which you can get from the IMDB website.

Of course I have just heard about this around the net, I would have  
no personal experience of course.

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