Re: DVD distorted picture
On 1/1/08, Mark Fletcher <email@example.com> wrote:
> hce <webmail.hce <at> gmail.com> writes:
> > Hi,
> > I am using mplayer to watch DVD video movies. Some DVD can be
> > displayed on the screen well, but others were displayed in a distorted
> > picture with 3 columns repeated the same contents. Does anyone know
> > what was that problem and how to fix it?
> > I was using following command:
> > mplayer -fs dvd:////media/INCONVENIENTTRUTH/VIDEO_TS/VTS_01_1.VOB
> First of all, you should be able to use a more simplified command line,
> something like:
> mplayer -fs dvd://
> should do it. You may have to specify a title number, start with mplayer -fs
> dvd://1 and increase the number until something sensible happens. Hard to tell
> you in advance which number to use, depends on the DVD.
> Now, to your problem. I think we first need to figure out if this is an
> mplayer issue or an issue with the DVD itself. Try playing the DVD on a normal
> player, or using another program like totem. Do you get the same effect?
> If so, it's a problem with the DVD. If the DVD is an original, bought copy,
> you've either been ripped off or something has gone seriously screwy. If it's
> a copy, that's what you get for trying to rip off the film company ;-)
> Now assuming other players play it OK, it's starting to sound like an mplayer
> problem. It would be helpful to see the text output by mplayer when playing the
> If mplayer has a problem and so does some other software eg totem, but a
> hardware DVD player has no problem with it, that implies problems with the DVD
> reading libraries such as libdvdread and libdvdcss, in which case we are
> starting to get out of my depth, but let us know what versions of these
> libraries you have anyway...
Thanks Mark, I've just realized my DVD driver is DVD+R, that the DVD
disk is DVD-R. Any tricks to play DVD-R disk on DVD+R driver?