I do at least know that this particular DVD is not faulty, having watched it successfully in totem.


From: James <James@superbug.co.uk>
To: xine-devel@lists.sourceforge.net
Sent: Tuesday, 15 May 2012, 11:14
Subject: Re: [xine-devel] Xine seriously hates the Thor DVD - libdvdread needs refreshing.

On 20/04/12 14:32, Chris Rankin wrote:
I suspect that xine produces an error message because its internal libdvdnav doesn't have the unicodes fixes. Once I add those fixes, xine fails more mysteriously.

Cheers,
Chris

From: Michael Hughes <marynya@compuserve.com>
To: xine-devel@lists.sourceforge.net
Sent: Friday, 20 April 2012, 13:56
Subject: Re: [xine-devel] Xine seriously hates the Thor DVD - libdvdread needs refreshing.

MythTV dumps you back to the menus while MPlayer and VLC simply crash
when you try to open the disk.  At least Xine produces an error message!

There are actually quite a lot of commercial movie and TV episode disks
which do not play for various reasons.  I am not prepared to work on
that part of the code at the present time but I wonder if it would be
worth posting references to disks which do not play for the benefit of
the people working in that area.  Perhaps they already know about enough
disks to keep them busy.  I should have been keeping a log of this but I
haven't.

Mike


The only reliable way to fix this is to send a copy of the problem DVD to the developer, i.e. me.
I have not come across a DVD that xine cannot play recently.
xine does not currently support damaged DVDs. I.e. Ones with sector errors.
For proper support of damaged DVDs, libdvdnav requires a lot of work, and I don't have time for that currently, but I should have enough time to get a single problem DVD to play.

Kind Regards

James


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