[MPlayer-users] Black Screen on Chapter Switch

Nico Sabbi Nicola.Sabbi at poste.it
Sat Mar 22 22:59:27 CET 2008

Il Saturday 22 March 2008 22:34:19 Aaron Greenspan ha scritto:
> Hi,
> In case people weren't aware of this problem... I just tried to watch a
> DVD from an ISO file, as there was no other way to watch this particular
> film in the United States (it's Belgian and not distributed here)
> without being at a film festival at the right time and place. I managed
> to get mplayer to work with an external SRT subtitle file, which was a
> step up from VLC Player, which couldn't handle it, but then I ran into
> two annoying problems. One was that it took me a while to get past the
> DVD menu since there was no obvious way to navigate it. The second was
> that--and I'm not positive about this, but I'm pretty sure--every time
> the DVD chapter changed, the screen went totally black (OSD included, if
> it was on) but audio continued, pressing the left and right arrow keys
> to seek was useless, and I had to restart mplayer at the new time
> already into the movie. Basically, I ended up watching the movie in
> five-minute increments. I tried this on two machines with two different
> video cards; both had the same problem. There didn't appear to be any
> other issues with my ISO file, and VLC Player didn't ever go dark, it
> just couldn't handle external subtitles with a DVD-type video track.
> Hope this helps someone...

not really: you didn't give the slighest detail about 
- version number
- codec used
- video out used
- stream type used

and much more.
You had better post the console output of the whole mplayer session

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