[mythtv-users] Myth won't play DVDs, video is shaky

straurig at comcast.net straurig at comcast.net
Thu Dec 11 22:43:40 UTC 2008

> Date: Thu, 11 Dec 2008 12:28:27 -0800 
> From: "Andrew" <mythtv at villeneuves.com> 
> I'm running Ubuntu (latest version, Intrepid Ibex). 
> My first problem is that Myth won't play DVDs. If I go to Optical Disks > 
> Play DVD, the screen flashes to black and returns to the Optical Disks menu. 
> When I built my system a few weeks ago, one of the first things I did was 
> install myth and then mythplugins. I did not receive my DVD drive from 
> Pioneer until just a few days ago, so I had not installed libdvdread3. I 
> have now, and my drive will play encrypted discs in the default Ubuntu 
> player, but Myth still won't. Do I need to reinstall mythplugins (and if so, 
> how) or is there something else I should do to troubleshoot this? 

I had this happen when I upgraded from 7.10 to 8.04. In 8.04 and 8.10 they changed how the optical drives were named. I can't remember sitting here at work but it's something like /dev/sdb or something. Just go into setup and change the device name for the DVD player and that may fix it. 

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