[mythtv-users] DVD iso won't show menus

Michael Watson michael at thewatsonfamily.id.au
Thu Sep 6 14:25:23 UTC 2012

On 6/09/2012 11:17 PM, Michael T. Dean wrote:
> On 09/06/2012 09:12 AM, Michael T. Dean wrote:
>> (fixed top posting)
>> On 09/05/2012 10:39 PM, Michael Herman wrote:
>>>>> On Wed, Sep 5, 2012 at 3:33 PM, Michael T. Dean wrote:
>>>>>> (And remember that other DVD playback software does try to 
>>>>>> incorporate workarounds for protected discs--so just because it 
>>>>>> works in<insert DVD player name>, doesn't mean that it's not the 
>>>>>> structural protection or that it's a compliant disc.)
>>> Why would mplayer and VLC beable to play the iso file while mythtv's
>>> player can't?
>> As above.
>>>    I was under the impression that ddrescue is able to overcome
>>> the errors on the disc.
>> No. ddrescue simply copies whatever it's able to copy off the disc 
>> and leaves garbage/holes where it couldn't read.  If the holes extend 
>> beyond the specific bytes where they existed on the disc (due to how 
>> your drive actually attempts to read the broken sectors and when it 
>> returns errors), it may actually make an even-more-broken rip.
> And, really, the best place to discuss the issue is some forum for 
> some dedicated DVD-ripping software, rather than here.
> The only thing of importance when it comes to MythTV is that MythTV 
> has no code to try to work around broken/non-compliant discs or any 
> kinds of copy protection, including structure protection.  So, 
> whatever you do, you'll need to get a good video without any of the 
> garbage or MythTV probably won't be able to play it properly.
Or use VLC as "alternative" player in MythTV (if that function hasnt 
been ripped out yet), or dump MythTV as a Frontend and use XBMC for your 

> Mike

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