[mythtv-users] DVD ISO playback problems: Invalid IFO

Tom Greer trgreer at gmail.com
Wed Jan 9 17:43:09 UTC 2008

I had similar problems trying to watch the Planet Earth DVD set that I
received for Christmas.  Nothing of the Linux-based apps that I have used in
the past could play it.

Finally, I used DVD Decrypter under wine (using easy how-to that I googled)
to copy the five DVDs to hard drive.

Now it plays beautifully.

If I had not found a way to play it, I would have returned it and purchased
something else that did not contain DRM-crap.

When will the content owners (in this case the BBC) realize that their DRM
efforts are preventing customers from using their products and potentially
losing sales.

By the way, I have no desire or intent to share these copied files with
anyone else.  I respect rights of the copyright holders.  I simply want to
use the content I have purchased (or in this case received as a gift).
Please don't call me a pirate or insinuate that I have committed some


On Jan 9, 2008 3:55 AM, Martin Ritchie <ritchiem at apache.org> wrote:

> Hi, like others on this list I am seeing the following problem in all
> the apps I've tried:
> mplayer,xine,ogle,mythvideo,vlc
> libdvdread: Invalid IFO for title 2 (VTS_02_0.IFO).
> Now from what I've found out it seems to be that the libdvdread is
> getting up set that it cannot determine the Region setting for the
> 'DVD Drive' as this is an iso file there is no drive to query.
> Has anyone else had this issue and worked past it? The interesting
> thing to note is that when I started using mythtv I managed to make an
> ISO copy of a couple of my dvds then forgot what tool I used. Those
> disks work 100% ok. Having forgotten the tool I used I've started
> using k3b as it makes iso copies of the DVD and all of those so far
> only play to the title page. The main features all result in an
> Invalid IFO error.
> For reference I'm using the Mythdora 4.0 build as my custom myth box
> went up in flames and I didn't want to spend an age getting the tv
> card working again.
> --
> Martin Ritchie
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