[mythtv-users] Question about DVD navigation

John Pilkington J.Pilk at tesco.net
Tue Oct 18 19:38:23 UTC 2011

On 18/10/11 20:24, John Pilkington wrote:
> 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.
> Cheers?
> John
I suppose the key lies in dvdauthor.xml  Attached.  HTH.


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