[mythtv-users] scratched DVD playback issues

Brad DerManouelian myth at dermanouelian.com
Mon Jan 14 03:10:54 UTC 2008

On Jan 13, 2008, at 7:05 PM, victor rajewski wrote:

> 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.
> ciao
> vik

Someone needs to write some error-recovery code into mtd so it will do  
something other than bail when it hits a bad sector on the disc. Of  
course, that's just for ripping, so the same sort of checks need to be  
put in place for the internal video player. No one has done that, yet.

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