[mythtv-users] Mythfrontend will not play BD folder

Stephen Worthington stephen_agent at jsw.gen.nz
Wed Oct 11 23:39:05 UTC 2017

On Wed, 11 Oct 2017 14:24:50 -0500, you wrote:

>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
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>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.

Mythfrontend and mythavtest are both running from the mythtv frontend
user (rosemary).  The permissions on the BD directory are full access
for everyone:

root at crw-pvr:/mnt/sda4/videos# ll -d Donizetti\ -\ Don\ Pasquale\ -\
John\ Del\ Carlo\ 2010
drwxrwxrwx 5 rosemary mythtv 24 Apr  9  2017 Donizetti - Don Pasquale
- John Del Carlo 2010/

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