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Old 09-05-2004, 04:58 PM   #1
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Xine: jumpy dvd and finding movie menu


Two basic DVD/Xine questions, as I acquaint myself with my new DVD Burner.

1) When watching DVDs via Xine, how do I revert to the DVD movie menu? I know, a silly question, but I can't find the option in Xine.

If I'm watching a clip from a certain chapter, for example, and want to stop it and go back to the menu (not xine menu, the movie menu), what do I do? Right now, I'm hitting stop and the DVD starts from the beginning, with the FBI warning, etc. I just want to quickly jump back in to the menu.

2) How do I get rid of jumpy video. Right now, doing the following works, but on each reboot I find I have to do it again.

In order to get rid of jumpy DVD, from root I type:
hdparm -d1 /dev/dvd

This does the trick. I even added:
hdparm -d1 /dev/dvdram (which points to /dev/dvd, to be safe).

But, each reboot, the change doesn't stick.

Thanks,
Rory
 
Old 09-05-2004, 05:11 PM   #2
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don't know what distro you're running (always nice to put that bit of info in), but you can slap that command in one of your rc scripts. redhat/fedora provides a script called rc.local, usually found in /etc/rc.d, where that's the last boot up script before getting the login prompt. if you're using redhat/fedora, just put that hdparm line in the rc.local script.

what happens when playing a dvd if you right click on the player or the viewer and choose Menu and one the options in the Menu submenu?
 
Old 09-05-2004, 07:30 PM   #3
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re: permanently setting hdparm -d1 /dev/dvd
Oh, sorry about that. SuSE 9.1.

re: triggering DVD menu.
Okay, those sub-menus worked. By their titles, I didn't think they had anything to do with what I was looking for. Thanks. Doh!
 
Old 09-05-2004, 08:44 PM   #4
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from what i've googled, it looks like suse puts start up scripts in /etc/init.d.

http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...oto=nextnewest

there's talk there about doing it. but have you checked yast? check that first. there may be settings in yast that will do what you're looking to do.

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Old 09-05-2004, 09:09 PM   #5
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Thanks. Found it in YaST under IDE DMA Mode. I changed it to UltraDMA/33 as default. Other options were UltraDMA/16 and DMA On. I have an LG 12x DVD Burner (4120B).

Not sure what there difference are between those settings. Do you know? In any case, it's working now when I reboot.

Thanks for your help! Appreciate it!

Rory
 
Old 09-06-2004, 01:07 AM   #6
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the nitty gritty differences between the two? i don't know. but in general if you're choosing between udma/16 and udma/33, you want udma/33. udma/33 runs at a higher frequency (i think 33 Mhz compared to 16 Mhz).
 
  


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