[mythtv-users] Ripped DVD's issues

Dave Oxley dave at daveoxley.co.uk
Wed Mar 29 01:30:16 UTC 2006

Brian Wood wrote:
> 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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Yeah, all my DVD rips have imdb information. Playing the movie does not
use the running time from the imdb information though, its just for
information purposes.


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