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series of work arounds (handbrake, anydvd, etc).  None of those are
foolproof or allow a user to simply pop in a DVD and watch it.  This is
really disappointing.

Has anyone tried running windows in a VM and playing back DVDs?  Would that


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<div class=3D"gmail_quote">On Fri, Jan 8, 2010 at 12:55 PM, Greg Estabrooks=
 <span dir=3D"ltr">&lt;<a href=3D"mailto:greg at">greg at</a>=
&gt;</span> wrote:<br><blockquote class=3D"gmail_quote" style=3D"border-lef=
t: 1px solid rgb(204, 204, 204); margin: 0pt 0pt 0pt 0.8ex; padding-left: 1=
<div class=3D"im">&gt; I&#39;ve read that content protection on some discs =
can cause these types of<br>
&gt; issues. =A0Has anyone got their myth system to play &gt;90% of DVDs? =
=A0If so can<br>
&gt; you share the recipe or point me in the right direction? =A0Maybe ther=
e are<br>
</div>=A0What sort of errors are you encountering? =A0I&#39;ve got maybe 2 =
or 3 discs that give me problems under myth and all of those are just menu =
issues =A0on discs with layers of submenus (TV series and such). Other than=
 those couple I haven&#39;t had a Disc that wouldn&#39;t play in years.<br>

<div><div></div><div class=3D"h5"><br></div></div></blockquote></div><br>As=
 others mentioned most of my errors are with the DVD menus.=A0 All the DVDs=
 I watch are from Netflix and they might differ from the retail versions (t=
he labels do at least).=A0 They generally start with a black screen, FBI wa=
rning, or studio logos and then crash back to the frontend leaving tons of:=
<div style=3D"margin-left: 40px;">Jan 10 19:55:02 XXXXXX kernel: [197010.86=
5867] end_request: I/O error, dev sr0, sector 8138376<br></div>Messages in =
my logs.=A0 <br><br>Then there are a few even weirder ones such as Transfor=
mers: revenge of the fallen.=A0 It started playing straight into the movie =
(no menus) but was playing at 1.5x speed (guesstimate) with the audio being=
 similarly distorted.=A0 Then as an added twist every 5min it would jump to=
 a random chapter in the movie.<br>
<br>Another weird one was <span class=3D"title"></span>Doctor Who: Season 4=
: Disc 2 which played with no audio.=A0 I watched many other discs in this =
series without issue but this one wouldn&#39;t play audio even after I fidd=
led with the audio track selections.=A0 This is a new problem I haven&#39;t=
 seen before so it might be a result of a recent update in JYA repo (I upda=
ted friday).<br>
<br>From the general tone of responses it seems like there is no &quot;fix&=
quot;, only a series of work arounds (handbrake, anydvd, etc).=A0 None of t=
hose are foolproof or allow a user to simply pop in a DVD and watch it.=A0 =
This is really disappointing.<br>
<br>Has anyone tried running windows in a VM and playing back DVDs?=A0 Woul=
d that work?<br><br>thanks<br>Matt<br>


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