[mythtv-users] Mythtv 0.22 upgrade problems

Robert McNamara robert.mcnamara at gmail.com
Wed Nov 18 05:15:45 UTC 2009

On Tue, Nov 17, 2009 at 9:11 PM, Mike Smith <easygreenus at yahoo.com> wrote:
> I did the scan and it found all my videos.  Now, when I go into MythVideo,  I see
> a list of the .iso files I have in the /var/dvd directory.  But, when I try to play one
> of them, nothing happens.  I get the message below when trying to use Mplayer.
> When I try to use the Internal Viewer,  it puts up that black screen that looks like the
> start of a movie for about 2 seconds, then goes to the tan background color for 5
> seconds, then back to the menu.  The console has messages complaining that it
> can't open the /dev/dvd device.
> Also, /var/dvd/BEERFEST.iso is an NFS mount on the mythfrontend client.
> MPlayer SVN-r29189-snapshot-4.3.2 (C) 2000-2009 MPlayer Team
> 137 audio & 296 video codecs
> Can't open joystick device /dev/input/js0: No such file or directory
> Can't init input joystick
> mplayer: could not connect to socket
> mplayer: No such file or directory
> Failed to open LIRC support. You will not be able to use your remote control.
> Playing myth://Videos@
> No stream found to handle url myth://Videos@
> Exiting... (End of file)
> 2009-11-18 00:07:57.313 Deleting UPnP client...
> [mythtv at mythtv ~]$ ls -l /var/dvd/BEERFEST.iso
> -rw-rw-rw- 1 mythtv mythtv 8314814464 2008-08-14 02:25 /var/dvd/BEERFEST.iso

mplayer won't work with storage groups, and neither will the internal
player with ISO files which are Storage Group homed, presently.

To play this particular file you would need to have it as a locally
hosted file, not in a storage group.


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