[MPlayer-users] RFE: "Intelligent" DVD title selection

Dominik 'Rathann' Mierzejewski dominik at rangers.eu.org
Sat Jan 15 18:29:06 CET 2005

On Saturday, 15 January 2005 at 18:19, Matthew Mott wrote:
> Dominik 'Rathann' Mierzejewski wrote:
> >
> >I have a DVD (Babylon 5 Season 1), on which each episode and each extra
> >is in its own title, so there's no "longest" title, but there are - for
> >example - 3 or 4 titles of equal length and several shorter ones. First
> >episode is located - quite intuitively - at title 1. How do you propose
> >to handle this case?
> How about:
> 1) If there is a longest title, select this one.
> 2) If there are several "longest" titles, which differ in length by at
> most x seconds (where x is fairly small), select the one with the lowest
> title number.

What about "differ in length by at most x percent"? Relative difference
is better here I think.

> This would deal correctly with your DVD, since the first title is also
> the first "longest" title. It would also deal correctly with my DVD of
> Little Britain Series 1 where the first episode is title 2 (with title 1
> being an introductory sequence).

Sounds reasonable to me. Now we need a volunteer from the audience to
implement it. :)


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