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

Andrew mythtv at villeneuves.com
Fri Dec 12 00:15:57 UTC 2008

You mean MythArchive Settings, where it says Location of DVD?


It was set to /dev/dvd


I changed it to /dev/sdb


The problem still occurs…


Here are my Player Settings (in Video Settings):


Default Video Player: mplayer –fs zoom quiet –vo xv %s

DVD Player Command: Internal

VCD Player Command: mplayer vcd:// -cdrom-device %d –fs –zoom –vo xv





From: mythtv-users-bounces at mythtv.org [mailto:mythtv-users-bounces at mythtv.org] On Behalf Of straurig at comcast.net
Sent: Thursday, December 11, 2008 2:44 PM
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Subject: Re: [mythtv-users] Myth won't play DVDs, video is shaky


> 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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