Tried to watch a DVD rip (usual disclaimer; we own physical copies of all our media library, backups, ya-di-ya-di-ya …) of “Clear and Present Danger”.
Browse to it, press play on the rip … and nothing happens. For some apparently random time. Then (still without anything apparently happening) I can once again use the remote to … well, navigate up (“…”) or have the ISO ignored again.
The rip’s fine - we ended up watching it (exactly the same rip) on a different media player without any issues.
Well done finding anything in amongst all those CEC errors
No, nothing at all. Hm. It is, IIRC, another (very) old one, but there shouldn’t be anything there which causes issues. It was probably ripped with a piece of software which was a Decrypter of _DVD_s (and the mere mention of the name of which used to bring a gaggle of MPAA lawyers to the door of your website in mere minutes ); now we use something a little more Foxy ([Edit] And these days, sporting a nifty little black bandanna ). Either way, our rips are encryption and protection free backups.
Yes - it fixes the problem and now the disc plays perfectly (well, ‘perfectly’? It appears to be playing using software MPEG decoding, which would seem consistent with your installation suggestion. So the playback is awful, but the point is it plays back and you know about the dropping into software issue already) - you just had to ask that last, didn’t you?!