[mythtv-users] Perfect DVD rips failing

Brad DerManouelian myth at dermanouelian.com
Mon Jan 15 06:14:32 UTC 2007

On Jan 14, 2007, at 10:02 PM, Peter wrote:

> I experimented with ripping some of my DVD's to iso's to allow for
> easier management. Mostly the TV shows I buy but some of my  
> favorite and
> more often watch movies, it's faster to watch them using Myth than to
> constantly have to switch disks all the time. Anyway, I ripped each  
> disk
> as an iso and now I can't play them. I know at one point in time they
> did play, I remember it working. However, my myth box sat idle for a
> while so I recently did a clean upgrade to FC6 and myth .20 from  
> atrpms.
> And all of them give me some interpol warning that I don't remember
> having seen before.
> So, two questions.
> 1. Why won't mplayer/Myth play these back? I assume it's a track/ 
> chapter
> issue, where it doesn't know which to play, and the default is the
> warning screen. But perfect rips have to work somewhere, right?
> 2. Should I rip to something other than an iso? I want the quality for
> the video to stay the same, and for the audio when it's dolby digital.
> I've never tried anything but a perfect rip, so I'm game for other
> options, but if I'm gonna spend the HD space for convenience, then it
> better look good.
> Like I said, I'm fairly certain these worked in the past, but now  
> don't.
> I screwed something up, but I'm not sure what. Any help would be much
> appreciated. Thanks.
> -Pete

You need to install the decss libraries to play DVDs in Linux. I  
believe Myth doesn't come with it because it's illegal in some  

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