The DVD menu option allows you to play DVDs just like a standalone DVD player.
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Moving the mouse or pressing Blue on the remote will cause the DVD OSD to be shown.
The codecs used to play DVDs are configured on the Decoders tab of the settings dialog.
NextPVR currently does not support native Blu-ray playback. A number of options have been discussed including using special codecs, 3rd party software or launching an external player like PowerDVD. For now it is recommended to Search or ask on the forums for the latest information.
|Play (on most DVD's this will start the DVD playing on any menu)||Ctrl-P||PLAY button|
|Navigate the DVD menus||↑, ↓ ←, →||Up, Down, Left, Right arrow|
|Jump to DVD Menu||Home||Info|
|Play (unpause)||Ctrl-P||PLAY button|
|Stop playback and return to DVD menu||Ctrl-S||STOP button|
|Pause recording||Ctrl-Q||PAUSE button|
|Fast-forward DVD||Ctrl-F||FF button (>>)|
|Rewind DVD||Ctrl-R||REWIND button (<<)|
|Skip forward (60 s by default)1||Ctrl-[Right Arrow]||SKIP button (>|)|
|Skip back (30 s by default)2||Ctrl-[Left Arrow]||REPLAY button (|<)|
|Skip forward xx minutes/seconds3||number of minutes/seconds + Ctrl-[Left Arrow]||number of minutes/seconds + SKIP button|
|Show menu bar||Ctrl-B||Info button / Blue Button|
|Toggle aspect ratio4||F7|
|Change Subtitles stream||Ctrl-Y||Yellow|
|Change Audio stream||Ctrl-G||Green|
1. Default forward skip size is defined in the "Playback" section of config.xml file.
2. Default back skip size is defined in the "Playback" section of config.xml file.
3. The units (minutes/seconds) which the video is skipped by is configured in the "Playback" section of config.xml file.
4. Auto, Fill, Remove LetterBox, PillarBox.
In a HTPC environment you may want to disable autoplay for DVDs to avoid any popups when you insert a DVD. The steps for doing this differ depending on the version of Windows you are running. Here are instructions for Windows XP Windows Vista and Windows 7.
Page last modified on January 12, 2011, at 02:12 PM