[mythtv-users] Mythfrontend will not play BD folder

Greg Oliver oliver.greg at gmail.com
Wed Oct 11 19:24:50 UTC 2017

On Tue, Oct 10, 2017 at 10:44 PM, Stephen Worthington <
stephen_agent at jsw.gen.nz> wrote:

> My mother's Mythbuntu 16.04 box has now got a folder with a BD image
> in its videos storage group.  I can make it play for her using
> mythavtest:
> mythavtest /mnt/sda4/videos/Donizetti\ -\ Don\ Pasquale\ -\ John\ Del\
> Carlo\ 2010/
> But when I try to play it using mythfrontend, nothing happens.  I have
> tried using Play on the folder, and using "I" then "Play folder" and
> any other variants I could find.  Nothing works - mythfrontend does
> not even attempt to play it, and there is nothing at all in the log
> file.  Is seems that it does not recognise that it should even try to
> play the folder, so I am wondering if there is some option somewhere
> that I need to set to make it see BD and DVD folders as playable. Does
> anyone have any ideas?  Does playing of BD and DVD folders work for
> anyone?
> root at crw-pvr:/mnt/sda4/videos# mythutil --version
> Please attach all output as a file in bug reports.
> MythTV Version : v29.0-41-g0cf1422
> MythTV Branch : fixes/29
> Network Protocol : 91
> Library API : 29.20170212-1
> QT Version : 5.5.1
> Options compiled in:
>  linux profile use_hidesyms using_alsa using_oss using_pulse
> using_pulseoutput using_backend using_bindings_perl
> using_bindings_python using_bindings_php using_crystalhd using_dvb
> using_firewire using_frontend using_hdhomerun using_vbox using_ceton
> using_hdpvr using_ivtv using_joystick_menu using_libcec
> using_libcrypto using_libdns_sd using_libfftw3 using_libxml2
> using_lirc using_mheg using_opengl using_opengl_video
> using_opengl_themepainter using_qtwebkit using_qtscript using_qtdbus
> using_taglib using_v4l2 using_x11 using_xrandr using_xv
> using_profiletype using_bindings_perl using_bindings_python
> using_bindings_php using_freetype2 using_mythtranscode using_opengl
> using_vaapi using_vdpau using_ffmpeg_threads using_mheg using_libass
> using_libxml2 using_libmp3lame

Are you running mythfrontend as root as in the example above?  Permissions
on file and folder not allowing the mythfrontend user to play it?

ps auwwxf|grep mythfrontend | awk '{print $1}'

run mythavtest on that same file when logged in as that user and see what
you get.

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