[mythtv] [mythtv-commits] Ticket #7690: internal dvd player: DVD Menu button not displayed properly on some DVDs in 0.22

John Pilkington J.Pilk at tesco.net
Fri Jan 28 22:45:07 UTC 2011

On 28/01/11 22:16, Robert McNamara wrote:
> On Fri, Jan 28, 2011 at 2:06 PM, John Pilkington <J.Pilk at tesco.net
> <mailto:J.Pilk at tesco.net>> wrote:
>     On 28/01/11 20:41, MythTV wrote:
>         #7690: internal dvd player: DVD Menu button not displayed
>         properly on some DVDs in
>         0.22
>         -----------------------------------+-------------------------
>           Reporter:  skamithi               |          Owner:  robertm
>               Type:  defect                 |         Status:  closed
>           Priority:  minor                  |      Milestone:  0.25
>         Component:  MythTV - DVD Playback  |        Version:  head
>           Severity:  medium                 |     Resolution:  Fixed
>           Keywords:                         |  Ticket locked:  0
>         -----------------------------------+-------------------------
>         Changes (by robertm):
>           * status:  accepted =>  closed
>           * resolution:   =>  Fixed
>         Comment:
>           Almost certainly fixed in .24+, don't know how this was missed
>         until now.
>     Ticket guidance suggests that commenting on closed tickets is not
>     encouraged or useful, so I'm posting to the dev list.
>     This ticket has just been closed, but DVD menu buttons are still far
>     from perfect for DVDs created by MythArchive.  They used to be
>     better several years ago, perhaps around 0.21, as Stanley said, and
>     I suspect they probably got broken as a result of attempts to outwit
>     uncooperative commercial DVDs.  Usually, but not always, vlc gets it
>     right, so it's more likely to be a player problem.
> That's not relevant to this particular ticket, for which the sample is
> no longer even available.  Add to that the fact that DVD Menu button
> handling *has* been largely fixed and this ticket is unsolvable beyond
> the resolution above.
>     I've tended to choose my MythArchive theme to get a menu that would
>     work, albeit with badly positioned or incomplete buttons, but as far
>     as I remember non-animated themes often don't show buttons at all.
>     Attempts have been made in the past by me and others to draw
>     attention to these problems and a I remember one other cut-down .iso
>     being posted, but in the end it seems simpler to accept that this
>     isn't a matter of great importance or interest in the dev world and
>     just use the unpolished product as is - or use another player.
> I'm sorry your issues aren't being addressed at a speed acceptable to
> you.  We can only fix bugs as fast as free time allows.  If you have
> solutions or concrete diagnostic info showing *why* the issues arise,
> that will tend to push them higher in the queue.  Outside of that you'll
> unfortunately need to live with work getting done as quickly as our
> mortgages will allow.
> I should also note that every single ticket opened by you which is > 60
> days old has been closed as "fixed" where a valid issue existed.
> http://code.mythtv.org/trac/search?q=j.pilk&noquickjump=1&ticket=on
> <http://code.mythtv.org/trac/search?q=j.pilk&noquickjump=1&ticket=on>
> It's hard to argue that you're not getting adequate service.  I'm not
> interested in a flame war with you, just in maybe asking you to think
> about whether exasperated and passive-aggressive commentary to a bunch
> of people just trying to make something nice available, for free, are
> the best way to get what you want.
> Robert

I'm not interested in a flame war either.  I just wanted to point out 
that, although the ticket has been closed, very similar problems do 
still exist.


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