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ChrisHHow benchmark DvPlayer with DVDs from the Shell?20110109 21:21
I want to get DvPlayer to play DVDs from the Shell, so that I can benchmark it using Verbose. But on my Sam440, when I use the command AppDir:DvPlayer sii3114ide.device:3 DvPlayer says "File is not a recognised movie format" :-(

I also note that DvPlayer run from the Shell has no "Open DVD / VCD" menu option, for some reason.

I remember that someone posted how to benchmark DvPlayer DVD playback, but sadly Amigans.net seems to be missing a Search function, so I'm kinda stuck.
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ChrisHRe: How benchmark DvPlayer with DVDs from the Shell?20110109 21:29  #858
OK, I found the thread I was thinking of, but it doesn't seem to help with my error message:
http://amigaworld.net/modules/newbb/viewtopic.php?topic_id=32872&forum=33
nubechecorreRe: How benchmark DvPlayer with DVDs from the Shell?20110109 22:47  #860
@ChrisH

run dvplayer from shell adding "verbose" then run a dvd. After quitting dvplayer you'll find all infos in the shell :)
ChrisHRe: How benchmark DvPlayer with DVDs from the Shell?20110110 00:03  #862
@nubechecorre
run dvplayer from shell adding "verbose" then run a dvd

Problem is that isn't possible. Quoting myself:
note that DvPlayer run from the Shell has no "Open DVD / VCD" menu option, for some reason

:-(

ValiantRe: How benchmark DvPlayer with DVDs from the Shell?20110110 00:13  #863
@nubechecorre

When I try AppDir:DvPlayer verbose I get my registered DvPlayer running, but it doesn't have an Open DVD menu item. And Open-ing a File gives a read/write error.

ChrisHRe: How benchmark DvPlayer with DVDs from the Shell?20110110 00:17  #865
@nubechecorre
Never mind! It didn't like the FullScreen switch. Thge Open DVD menu is available when just using Verbose.

@Valiant
Don't use AppDir! It doesn't set the Current Directory (a bug IMHO) and so DvPlayer isn't able to find it's files. Hopefully fixed in another Update.
colinwenzelRe: How benchmark DvPlayer with DVDs from the Shell?20110110 12:32  #871
@ChrisH

If you want to change the current dir use the "CD" command.
It's exactly the same senario as being CD'ed to SYS: and typing;
sys:utilities/foo/bar/baz/DvplayerSE/dvplayer

Not CD'ing to the program's directory in a shell is not a "bug", it's just sad.
APPDIR: only locates the executable by name, it doesn't make pancakes.
elwoodRe: How benchmark DvPlayer with DVDs from the Shell?20110110 23:02  #882
@ChrisH

appdir:dvplayer cd0:video_ts/vts_01_0.vob verbose

@all

As a side note the directory of "myapp" can be set with
cd `getenv appdir/myapp`
ChrisHRe: How benchmark DvPlayer with DVDs from the Shell?20110111 01:45  #886
@colinwenzel
If you want to change the current dir use the "CD" command.

That kind of defeats the purpose of AppDir:, which is that you aren't supposed to need to know the folder the program can be found in...
ChrisHRe: How benchmark DvPlayer with DVDs from the Shell?20110111 01:47  #887
@elwood
appdir:dvplayer cd0:video_ts/vts_01_0.vob verbose

That doesn't work for me, at least with Region Protected DVDs. I think DvPlayer isn't able to find the relevant files needed to decode the DVDs.

P.S. The problem with playing DVDs from Shell turned out nothing to do with the Full switch, and everything to do with me initially using AppDir: in the foolish expectation that it would "just work"... (Hope they fix this in the next release, as currently AppDir: is useless for non-simple apps.)
FabRe: How benchmark DvPlayer with DVDs from the Shell?20110111 11:45  #890
@ChrisH

Programs should always refer to their data/whatever files in their directory with "PROGDIR:", anyway. That way, running foo:bar/dvplayer/dvplayer should work, whatever the current directory is. It's not a question of simple applications, but good applications.
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