View Full Version : DVD playback - poor/no performance

January 24th, 2011, 02:41 AM
Hello forum,

Newly built Mythtv box:

Foxconn M61PMP-K AM3 NVIDIA MCP61P Micro ATX AMD Motherboard
AMD Athlon II X2 240 Regor 2.8GHz Socket AM3 65W Dual-Core Processor ADX240OCGQBOX
Patriot 2GB 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10600) Desktop Memory Model PSD32G13332
HITACHI Deskstar 7K1000.C HDS721010CLA332 (0F10383) 1TB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive

Also, a no-name used generic DVD RW drive.

Running 10.10, just installed this morning.

At any rate, it seems fully functional, but it won't play DVDs. I put a disk in, choose Optical Disks and then Play DVD. Sometimes, it gives the "please wait" message for a second and then dumps me back to the Mythtv menu without playing the DVD. For other disks, it gives me the DVD's title menu, but then "crashes" and dumps me back to the Mythtv menu. For still other disks, it'll actually play the DVD, but it's choppy, the wrong speed, and no audio. All of the disks I attempted will play normally in other PCs or in "regular" DVD players.

Please let me know where to start looking to troubleshoot. As this is my first real issue with Mythtv I am not yet familiar with common problems or tools, i.e. where to look for logs, etc. This is also my first attempt at watching a DVD on a linux PC, so I'm not sure if there's some core issue going on here either.

January 24th, 2011, 04:07 AM
Did you follow this ?

January 24th, 2011, 04:14 PM
Nope, didn't know about that - thanks. Will try it tonight.

January 24th, 2011, 11:15 PM
Apparently that package is already installed. I get a "libdvdread4 is already the newest version" message.

Any other ideas?

January 24th, 2011, 11:24 PM
At any rate the problem seems better tonight, after a reboot, so who knows...