Originally Posted by TheKrell
Thanks Teddtstacker and hotfuzz for your help. Because this used
to work! I have been using DVD Decrypter for decryption as well as iso production. I presume if a more modern DVD comes along that it can't handle, I'll have to use something else such as AnyDVD. But so far I haven't seen even one such disk; all my ripped DVDs thus far are ready to process further, e.g. into mpg files. Actually, I have a recent distribution of DVDFabDecrypter which I have at the ready, should DVD Decrypter fail.
The symptom is this: when I select or Play an iso file, I get the brief notice that it's playing the selected file, and then it simply exits without any video or audio. If I've used the Play button, it goes on to play subsequent files just fine (as long as they are not ISO files). Use of the Select button just returns to the file browser after display of the filename.
I've tried iso's I've gotten off the net, those I've made with DVD Decrypter, and those I've made with DVD Hive, all with the same result. Can either of you ship me a URL with an ISO that absolutely positively works fine in your Mediagate? That would tell us whether I've somehow wedged my firmware or else just can't produce a valid ISO file. But that seems far-fetched since these ISOs all burn to DVD just fine using Nero.
This sounds very similar to a problem I've had.
Apologies if it's already been covered.
I was also having trouble playing ISOs.
I'd click on the file, but all it would play would be eternal, silent blackness.
The first time it happened I thought it was a dodgy ISO.
However... when it happened again after I'd just been watching an ISO that played successfully, I decided to investigate futher.
I'd noticed that when a movie was stopped, the player said it could be resumed later from the same point.
"Ah, ha", I thought, "perhaps the wee box is trying to play other films from the same time index..."
And sure enough, when I tried to play other ISOs, some played the famed eternal silent blackness, while some others played from halfway through the film.
"Ok then" was my next thought, "how about a hard reset (aka switching off and on?"
And wouldn't you know it... all my previously unplayable ISOs were suddenly revived!!
Now, although this is a workaround, it's rather poor that you have to switch off the machine before you can watch another film after having previously viewed another.
Is there another way?
Am I missing something?
Any help Krell?
I've a couple of my own 'monsters from the Id'
that you may be able to help me with...
1. On all my ISOs, a few digital artefacts sometimes (actually most of the time) loiter on the screen, positioned about a fifth of the way in from the left and about a third of the way up from the bottom.
2. On a couple of ISOs can be heard some harsh electronic 'spitting' sounds. Each lasts, say, a fraction of a second and they are spaced about six minutes apart.
I've only heard them on two ISOs, mind you, so the problem may be rather isolated. Still, I'd be interested to hear if anyone else had heard such accoustic annoyances.
Thanks in advance.