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

Simon Hobson linux at thehobsons.co.uk
Thu Sep 6 16:14:17 UTC 2012

jedi wrote:

>     If the disk is from Disney or any associated company, then that
>dramatically increases the likelihood that you are dealing with some
>form of "sabotage" copy protection.

In which case, taking it back and requesting a non-faulty disk would 
be a good idea.
The crippleware only works because so few people use players that 
have a problem, and the majority of them will not have the know-how 
to diagnose that the disk is faulty. As such, the volume of returns 
due to it will be very low.

It's a pity that there isn't a readily available program that can 
check a disk against the standard - because if you had a disk that 
failed, then you could (in the UK at least) make a case for it's sale 
being illegal (not as described) as long as it carries the "DVD" logo.
Now, having Trading Standards tell retailers to take a title off the 
shelves might just cause ripples big enough to make the studio take 
notice. Ideally, you'd manage to get a title completely banned across 
the EU - it wouldn't just be the lost sales, it would be the 
compensation claims from the distribution channel.

Not likely to happen as long as there's no easy way to prove a disk 
as 'defective'

Simon Hobson

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