[mythtv-users] Perfect DVD rips failing

Peter pete at putzin.net
Tue Jan 16 01:28:02 UTC 2007

Brad DerManouelian wrote:
> 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  
> countries.
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Thought that, but the system plays DVDs now, and libdvdcss is installed, 
so I don't think that's the issue. For some reason, the system is 
treating iso's differently than it has in the past. Not sure what to do 
about that.

Thanks for the suggestion though.

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