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OpenELEC Testbuilds for RaspberryPi Part 3 (Kodi 14.0)
Post-mortem from last night:

I followed the procedure I gave above. You do have to skip forwards in dvdplayer before the Resume option becomes available. It's not clear where the cutoff is, but under a minute appears not to be long enough, 7-8 minutes is, so in practice a chapter skip forwards in dvdplayer, then chapter skip back in omxplayer to return to the beginning works.

The film then played fine until about 12 minutes in. Then the video froze. 10-20 seconds later the audio stopped. Bringing up the OSD showed the current play time as 26 minutes in (which it definitely wasn't.) This happened on the two different films we watched, with pretty much the same timings on both.

So I resorted to just using omxplayer from the beginning, having to drive the menu system "blind", then both films played fine all the way through. It's not that menus don't work *at all* in omxplayer, and least not usually. Though it does sometimes hang on the copyright/studio splashes before the menu appears and be unable to proceed, that is highly disk dependent. It's just that it either doesn't display the menu video at all, or corrupts it badly, and doesn't display button highlights, so you can't actually see where you're navigating/what option your selecting. But if you already know the menu layout it's usually just about possible to get through it. (And it works in dvdplayer so you can at least use that to work out the right sequence of buttons to press.)

(Actually, before trying the resume method I had a concern about using the Resume function to switch players: how likely is that to work with alternative splicing, such as disks with theatrical and directors cuts, where it adds/removes scenes from the single contiguous video stream as it goes depending on which main menu option you chose. It seems that that could only work if it preserves the entire DVD VM state, and not just the resume position, and can share that between the two different players. I'm pretty sure I've seen dvdplayer mess up the sequencing even without stop/resume, where rewinding past a chapter/splice point then playing doesn't quite backtrack the way you came, or follow the same path though the video second time round.)
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Re: RE: - by Mafarricos - 2014-06-04, 20:21
Live tv issues again - by pootler - 2014-06-04, 23:29
RE: OpenELEC Testbuilds for RaspberryPi Part 3 - by jsxbmc - 2014-06-27, 02:08
RE: OpenELEC Testbuilds for RaspberryPi Part 3, - by removed151214 - 2014-08-04, 23:38
RE: OpenELEC Testbuilds for RaspberryPi Part 3 - by removed151214 - 2014-08-19, 00:11
RE: OpenELEC Testbuilds for RaspberryPi Part 3 - by removed151214 - 2014-08-21, 20:42
RE: OpenELEC Testbuilds for RaspberryPi Part 3 - by removed151214 - 2014-09-22, 22:20
RE: OpenELEC Testbuilds for RaspberryPi Part 3 - by removed151214 - 2014-09-22, 22:34
RE: OpenELEC Testbuilds for RaspberryPi Part 3 - by removed151214 - 2014-09-22, 22:44
RE: OpenELEC Testbuilds for RaspberryPi Part 3 - by removed151214 - 2014-09-23, 01:12
RE: OpenELEC Testbuilds for RaspberryPi Part 3 - by removed151214 - 2014-09-23, 23:24
RE: OpenELEC Testbuilds for RaspberryPi Part 3 - by removed151214 - 2014-09-25, 01:38
RE: OpenELEC Testbuilds for RaspberryPi Part 3 - by removed151214 - 2014-10-01, 18:12
RE: OpenELEC Testbuilds for RaspberryPi Part 3 - by removed151214 - 2014-10-01, 18:26
RE: OpenELEC Testbuilds for RaspberryPi Part 3 - by removed151214 - 2014-10-05, 01:07
RE: OpenELEC Testbuilds for RaspberryPi Part 3 - by removed151214 - 2014-10-11, 03:48
RE: OpenELEC Testbuilds for RaspberryPi Part 3 - by removed151214 - 2014-10-11, 04:06
RE: OpenELEC Testbuilds for RaspberryPi Part 3 - by removed151214 - 2014-10-11, 11:29


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