[mythtv-users] "Cars" dvd crashes internal DVD player to desktop
qwertybyrd at gmail.com
Mon Oct 27 15:13:12 UTC 2008
On Sun, Oct 26, 2008 at 8:07 AM, Tom Dexter <digitalaudiorock at gmail.com>wrote:
> On Sat, Oct 25, 2008 at 9:13 PM, <robbinsck1 at gmail.com> wrote:
> > Reviving an old thread here. Did this problem ever get solved? I'm
> >>> building a new box on Mythubuntu 8.10beta. It sure sounds like DVD
> >>> playback has problems with Still Frames. I haven't encountered a still
> >>> frame it could play thru. I'm hoping that the myth build in Mythubuntu
> >>> 8.10beta is just out of date and when the release happens the .21-fixed
> >>> weekly builds will solve the problem. Myth is my primary dvd player.
> >>> Its up converting looks great on my projector. These disks play fine
> >>> under .20 with ubuntu 7.10.
> >>> More on this issue:
> >>> http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=957143
> >>> https://bugs.launchpad.net/mythbuntu/+bug/288816
> >> i found that 'Cars' just wouldn't play on my MythBox. but i'm running
> >> a slightly dated version of KnoppMyth and .21. my current
> >> playground/experimental box is running MythBuntu 7.10 and i haven't
> >> tried playing there. i'll do that tonight and report back. :)
> > ok, i can't play Cars on my experimental MythBox either because i
> > don't have a DVD drive on that machine. when i get a chance i'll try
> > it out on my production setup ad see if i can capture any errors in
> > the logs.
> > --
> > Andrew Close
> > A dirty way way to remedy this is just select menu and the chapter
> selection. Pick the first one, that works for all the movies that won't play
> gor me.
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> Just a note on this...I have mythtv setup to play DVDs with xine and
> I've run into more than one DVD that would simply stop unless I
> manually went to the first chapter as you described. I always figured
> it was related to all the God-awful copy protection (read
> intentionally broken products) that a growing number of companies are
> pushing off on consumers.
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Original poster here...
This is actually the solution that was proposed, and that I finally used -
set up Myth to play the dvd with xine rather than the internal player. I
also found I needed to have it launch xine from a shell window to deal with
some focus issues.
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