[mythtv-users] Many new dvd's not working

Neil Salstrom salstrom at gmail.com
Sat Jul 10 06:50:29 UTC 2010

I've been having a horrible time playing new(er) DVD's in mythtv.  I
suspect it's some new stupid copy protection scheme that simply makes
life miserable for people legitimately renting or buying movies...

At any rate...

The wife acceptance factor has been plummeting recently because of
this.  Often the DVD will dump back to the frontend as soon as the
main menu appears or sometimes as soon as the movie starts.  You can
get around this sometimes by selecting the chapter quickly but then
later you may find yourself back to the frontend somewhere in the
middle of the film.

The two movies that come to mind are Up in the Air and Sherlock Holmes
(both region 1 dvd's).  The worst being Sherlock Holmes.  This was
from Netflix and there was no chapter menu.  Mythtv was an immediate
drop to the frontend.  We managed to get it playing by selecting the
correct video track using vlc but then nearly all the way through the
movie it suddenly stopped playing.

Has anyone else been having this issue with new disks?  Is there a workaround?

Here is my MythTV version info:

MythTV Version   : 25259
MythTV Branch    : branches/release-0-23-fixes
Network Protocol : 56
Library API      : 0.23.201000617-1
QT Version       : 4.4.3
Options compiled in:
 linux release using_oss using_alsa using_pulse using_jack
using_pulseoutput using_backend using_directfb using_dvb
using_firewire using_frontend using_hdhomerun using_hdpvr using_iptv
using_lirc using_mheg using_opengl_video using_opengl_vsync
using_qtdbus using_qtwebkit using_v4l using_x11 using_xrandr using_xv
using_bindings_perl using_bindings_python using_opengl using_vdpau
using_ffmpeg_threads using_libavc_5_3 using_live using_mheg

Thanks for the help and suggestions.


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