[mythtv-users] Burned Movie - Audio Tracks Mixed Up

Rod Smith mythtv at rodsbooks.com
Sat Sep 22 00:32:05 UTC 2007

On Friday 21 September 2007 19:33:25 Garry Cook wrote:
> I upgraded my system the other day using MythDora4. Everything is working
> great, much better than before. However, I have one issue. I burned a DVD
> to the box, and now when I watch it there is no sound by default. I found
> that I if I open the menu and choose 'Select Audio Track' I can get the
> sound to work. However, the selections are all mixed up. English is is
> Spanish, Spanish is French, and I have to choose French to get the actual
> English track.
> I've not yet tested this with any other DVDs. Anyone seen anything similar
> to this or know what the issue might be?

I'm not sure about the English/Spanish/French mixup, but this sounds like a 
problem with some recent versions of MythDVD. I Googled it when I ran into 
problems with the sound on DVDs I created not playing and I found it's a 
known issue that's been fixed. (I didn't save the URL for that discussion, 
though.) For me, the problem occurred after I upgraded from 0.20.whatever to 
0.20.2.whatever (for SchedulesDirect support) on an Ubuntu system. I assume 
the fix didn't get into the version I installed. Try playing your burned DVD 
on a conventional DVD player or using xine. If it's OK, then just chalk it up 
to a MythDVD problem that will eventually get fixed, or that you can fix now 
if you go to the effort of tracking down and installing the appropriate 
bug-fix release.

As a workaround, at least for the no-sound issue, try locating and setting 
the "always encode to AC3" option in the MythArchive setup screens. This gets 
sound working for me, although the DVDs I've burned have, to date, had just a 
single audio track, so I don't know if this would help with audio language 

Rod Smith

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