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

Andrew Villeneuve mythtv at villeneuves.com
Fri Dec 12 17:19:25 UTC 2008

The key (for me) to getting my DVDs to play was correctly identifying the
location of my device in the /dev directory, as Brad said. In my case it was
/dev/dvd1, but it seems to vary on different systems.

However, it looks like I still have more settings that need to be adjusted
because I'm hearing a hissing sound instead of DVD audio when I play a disc.
I've also noticed that the DVD video also appears to hang every three
seconds for just less than a moment, like it's getting temporarily stuck.
I'd love to solve those problems so I can enjoy my DVDs, but I'm not sure
which settings I should be toying with....


On Fri, Dec 12, 2008 at 3:31 AM, David Watkins <watkinshome at gmail.com>wrote:

> > I've had no luck getting the internal player to work with video DVDs,
> > protected or otherwise. libcss etc is installed. Like the other poster I
> > settled for mplayer.
> I've also recently lost the ability to play [most of my] DVDs using
> the mythtv internal player. (Running 0.21 fixes from a month or two
> ago).
> I think I'm being hit by the issue in this ticket.
> http://svn.mythtv.org/trac/ticket/5630
> The DVD fails to start and I see "Still Frame" on my LCDProc display.
> None of the navigation keys seem to get things moving again.
> I'm using xine now, but getting a bit of tearing that I didn't have
> with the Internal player  :-(
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