[mythtv-users] Question about DVD navigation

Mark Kendall mark.kendall at gmail.com
Tue Oct 18 18:15:02 UTC 2011

On 18 October 2011 19:10, John Pilkington <J.Pilk at tesco.net> wrote:
> On 18/10/11 18:31, Mark Kendall wrote:
>> On 18 October 2011 17:54, John Pilkington<J.Pilk at tesco.net>  wrote:
>>> When I use MythArchive I usually use the MythCenter-Animated theme
>>> because I find this has fewest problems with the Myth video player; but
>>> it's not well suited for discs with a large number of short tracks for
>>> infant viewing. The 'Simple' theme will play such tracks in sequence and
>>> will by default insert Chapter markers at 5-minute intervals in each.
>>> I've only been able to move these (to distinguish between tracks that
>>> all start the same) by editing the created dvdauthor.xml file.
>>> After doing that I have a disc that plays continuously or can be stepped
>>> forward and back in my stand-alone players and in vlc (using
>>> shift/B,N,O,P), but I have not been able to find any way of doing this
>>> in the internal player.
>>> PageUp and PageDown claim to be  Previous Chapter and Next Title
>>> respectively but don't deliver.  The menu/navigation option seems to
>>> need menu pages.  Am I missing something?
>> If you bring up the Menu->Navigation - do you see Chapter and then a
>> list of chapters to select?
>> regards
>> Mark
> No.  Menu > navigate offers root, title and chapter options but all fall
> through to the start of the first track.

Then MythTV hasn't detected any chapters on the disc. Not sure what
the standalone players and vlc are working with - but are you sure
they're actually using chapters? rather than just skipping X minutes
back and forth?



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