[mythtv-users] DVD Truncating (Underworld Evolution)

DaveD mythtv at guiplot.com
Tue Aug 7 05:18:49 UTC 2007

I use Xine myself.  The Myth internal just never quite worked right.  
Playback was ok until it was time to rewind or FF, then things fell 
apart and it would hang and I had to kill the process.  (Running Myth 
0.21-155_trunk_r13045 from Atrpms on FC5).  Xine plays everything very 
well, but its FF / Rew is sorely lacking, not as slick as Myth's TV 
playback.  But it jumps ahead, ok, and never hangs.

As for "back-ups", when my wife gets the three-fer deal at the vid store 
and we don't watch them before time to take them back, I have yet to 
find one that K9Copy 1.1.0 can't "back up" in a nice .ISO package on my 
hard drive for viewing at our leisure.  I have associated the .ISO file 
extension with a script I wrote to mount the ISO image on the loopback 
and fire up Xine to play it.  I store them in a directory on the desktop 
and she or I can pick movies from a folder and watch them with a few 


Tom Dexter wrote:
>> From: "John P Poet"
>> Underworld has Sony's latest, greatest copy protection on it.  Last I
>> checked, none of the Linux based decryptors could handle it.  I ended
>> up ripping it using DVDfab under XP, then copying it over to my linux
>> box.
>> http://www.dvdfab.com/free.htm
>> John
>> -- 
> He was referring to playing rather than ripping.  It's been my 
> experience that xine has no problem playing those Sony abominations.  
> It wouldn't surprise me if it trips up the mythtv internal player though.
> To be honest, lately, unless I really want to see a dvd in the worst 
> way, I pass when I see www.SonyPictures.com on the back, just out of 
> principle.  They can stick their intentionally defective products up 
> their ass as far as I'm concerned. </rant>
> By the way...this page describes a backup method using vlc that works:
> http://gentoo-wiki.com/HOWTO_Backup_a_DVD
> Tom
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