Opened 10 years ago

Last modified 10 years ago

#1845 new defect

Dual layer DVD transition very harsh

Reported by: akb825@… Owned by: reimar
Priority: normal Component: core
Version: 1.0rc3 Severity: normal
Keywords: Cc:
Blocked By: Blocking:
Reproduced by developer: Analyzed by developer:


When playing a dual layer DVD in MPlayer, the transition between layers is very
harsh, to the point where it doesn't make sense watching DVDs with MPlayer. The
DVD will play smoothly until the transition, then the video will freeze and the
audio will skip for a good 5 or more seconds. Once it's recovered, the DVD
continues to play smoothly. I have tried larger buffers and no buffer, neither
of which seemed to fix the issue. I have reproduced this on 2 separate
computers running Squeeze, one of which has an SATA blu ray drive and the other
which has an IDE DVD burner.

I reported the version to 1.0rc3, since that's the version in the package name. I am running Debian Squeeze using the Debian Multimedia repository for MPlayer, which has more up to date packages, and it has a subversion number in the package name, so I think it's a rather recent snapshot. The package information is here. (

Change History (1)

comment:1 Changed 10 years ago by akb825@…

When browsing other bugs, I noticed suggestions to try dvdnav://. When I use that, the harsh transition goes away. I'm not sure if that invalidates this bug, or just moves it to a lower priority.

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