[mythtv-users] scratched DVD playback issues

victor rajewski askvictor at gmail.com
Mon Jan 14 03:05:14 UTC 2008

Every once in a while I come across a scratched DVD (don't we all?)
Using MythTV (or for that matter, vlc or mplayer) seems to cause the
application to crash at the scratch. It is sometimes possible to jump
over the scratch, once the exact spot has been isolated. Playing it
through a stand-alone DVD player, it might stutter for a bit around
the scratch, then continue on, or sometimes there is not any
noticeable stutter at all. Is this a common problem? Is it more
related to the hardware (dvd drive) or software, or hardware drivers
(create I/O errors on bad input)?

What would be the way forward from here? This is a bit of a show
stopper (pardon the pun) for mythtv as far as my gf is concerned,
since the older technology worked much better.



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