[mythtv-users] Issues with DVD drive

Lan Barnes lan at falleagle.net
Sat Mar 31 23:08:30 UTC 2007

Report back:

Buying a Sony drive for $37 (after tax) fixed it. Sometimes hitting
something with a blunt instrument is the best way.

On Fri, March 30, 2007 10:54 am, David Brodbeck wrote:
> Lan Barnes wrote:
>> My only other meaningful experiment was to put a known-good DVD movie in
>> the tray and select Play DVD in the menu. This led to a clearing of the
>> screen as if xine had loaded full screen, and then ... nothing.
> When I had this problem, I ran mythfrontend from an xterm command prompt
> to troubleshoot it.  It dumps a fair amount of information to stdout,
> and you might see something in there that's helpful.
> You might also try changing the DVD player to "Internal" (I think the
> default is mplayer) to see if that makes any difference.  I really like
> the internal player.

Lan Barnes

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