DVD Player & TS Folders - Fast Forward & Rewind Major Problem?

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  1. rscott4563 macrumors member

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    Has anyone else experienced this problem and if so do you have a solution??

    I've ripped all of my dvds to my hard drive using MTR (3.0R14) and setup Front Row to play them all. Everything works flawlessly with cover art and chapter skipping working fine. The problem is that anytime I fast forward a film by holding the forwards button on the remote it starts fast forwarding as it should but then I can't stop it and the whole computer just locks up with the never ending loop of the movie on fast forward!? The only way to stop it is a force quit (sometimes this doesn't even work) or a direct power off via the power button.

    Any help would be really appreciated as this is a real pain in the butt! :(

    Cheers
     
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  3. Trainwreck707 macrumors member

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    I have the exact same problem on a new Mac Pro. I posted here a few weeks ago and didn't get any responses. I think it is a bug in the software as I installed VLC and haven't had any problems.
     
  4. Trainwreck707 macrumors member

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    My problem occurs with DVD Player—I've never tried Front Row. I've always assumed that Front Row uses DVD Player but I guess I'm wrong. I just came across this post in a forum on Macworld.com:

    "Front Row doesn't use DVD Player. Front Row and DVD Player both rely on the same underlying system functionality (the DVDPlayback framework) and it's that component that's having trouble."

    If this is true then it would make sense that VLC would have problems as well. I'm going to test VLC again and I'll post the results in a few minutes
     
  5. Trainwreck707 macrumors member

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    I just messed around with VLC. I tried it a few weeks ago and didn't notice any problems, but this time I definitely had problems. When I hold FF for more than a few seconds an error box pops up. I tried it a few times and eventually the program quit on me. I have no problem watching a full movie and skipping chapters (skipping chapters often freezes DVD Player) though.

    I'm surprised that there aren't more posts on this. I have a feeling we're dealing with a hardware issue. Maybe not very many people play Video TS files. Anyway, one of us should post this on apple.com.
     

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