Bug 407801 - Limit DVD reading speed to reasonable levels
Limit DVD reading speed to reasonable levels
Status: CLOSED UPSTREAM
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: totem (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Bastien Nocera
Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
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Blocks: F9Target
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Reported: 2007-12-02 08:21 EST by Nicolas Mailhot
Modified: 2007-12-02 09:04 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2007-12-02 09:04:30 EST
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Tracker ID Priority Status Summary Last Updated
GNOME Desktop 501016 None None None Never

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Description Nicolas Mailhot 2007-12-02 08:21:22 EST
Most computer DVD readers sound like lawn mowers when driven at full speed.
This is unfortunately the linux kernel default (data-copy oriented). Therefore
any attempt to read a shiny disk will be a noise disaster unless the video app
requests limiting the drive to reasonable speeds such as 2×

Totem does not do it right now but it should, the code needed is very small, as
evidenced on
http://safari.iki.fi/speedcontrol.c
Comment 1 Bastien Nocera 2007-12-02 09:04:30 EST
You already filed this bug upstream at:
http://bugzilla.gnome.org/show_bug.cgi?id=501016

Don't do that...

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