[mythtv-users] Question about DVD navigation

John Pilkington J.Pilk at tesco.net
Tue Oct 18 19:24:08 UTC 2011

On 18/10/11 19:15, Mark Kendall wrote:
> 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?
> regards
> Mark

No, they both step on to the next track or the position of the chapter 
mark, which I put 44 seconds in, to see the title. The vlc gui Playback 
 > Navigation > DVD menu shows 7 options that are inactive - again, they 
go back to (probably) the start of the first track.  But Playback > 
Navigation also shows Title 1 to Title 26, each having Chapter 1 and 
Chapter 2, which are correctly selectable.  The Previous Chapter/Title 
and Next Chapter/Title buttons displayed on screen don't work as I had 
hoped, though.



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