In the thread describing my experience with initial installation of CC 2.0 on V5/6 PS2 (thread=51967) I mentioned that I was unable to auto boot burned dvd movies. My question was if there had ever been a version of the firmware that could auto boot burned movies. That thread never found a solution. I then posted the same question in the version 29 bug thread and there were some responses indicating that my dvd format was incorrect. This thread will hopefully explore the problem and figure out a solution.
Firstly I would like to mention that most of my responses were to get a dvd player and use that instead of using the PS2. At first I was against this solution. I purchased the CC 2.0 and it should be able to do everything it advertises. However, I do believe that >my< final solution will be to purchase a dvd player and a switch box.
Posters mention that using the PS2 as a dvd player is a waste of the laser. After thinking about this for a few days I am agreeing. I have 3 PS2 units. They are all aproximately the same age. One of them was having a hard time playing burned dvd movies so I purchased a cheapie dvd player for that room. The other 2 units were used as consoles/dvd players. Recently, 2 of the 3 units died. I am not certain how to tell if the laser is dead, but the units were working and then simply stopped playing movies and games. Sounds like a dead laser to me. Anyone willing to take a guess as to which 2 units died? Yes, the units used as dvd players died and the one that is only being used as a console is still working...
However, I am still interested in discovering the reason why CC 2.0 does not reckognize my movies as dvd movies. So I hope to get some help from the more experienced users here.
One of the first suggestions was that my media sucked. A perfectly valid first guess. I am disregarding this guess. I am not a novice at backing up my DVDs. I use only the highest quality Taiyo-Yuden DVD+R media that has been bookmarked to DVD-ROM for maximum compatibility. This media is made in japan. I refuse to use any made in taiwan media. I burn using a BenQ burner and all testing for defects on burned discs show very few errors. Also, the discs play perfectly in the PS2 if the CC 2.0 is in HSM. There is never any freezing or skipping of the movie.
Another suggestion was to run the dvd player from the BM instead of enabling HSM. I agree with that poster. However, I am a novice with CC 2.0 and did not realize the capabilities of the BM. I will explore that possibility tonight and I suspect it will work great.
It seem like in verison 30/31 that there was a way to bind a controller button to an action. Would it be possible to set up something like a "pressing O at BM will run the dvd player executable"?
This would allow a shortcut to be put in place. It would make life easier, but it still does not anwer the question as to why the burned movie does not auto boot.
When sitting at the BM and inserting an original dvd movie, the icon in the upper, left corner changes to indicate a DVD movie has been inserted. The icon is a dvd with a piece of film stcking out from the middle.
When I insert my burned dvd, the icon changes to a generic looking dvd icon. So firmware 29, 30, and 31 do not think it is a valid movie.
Here is my next question. Does anyone know what the firmware looks for to determine it is a dvd movie?
During my process of backing up my originals I convert DL to single layer. This typically requires re-encoding of the movie. The results of my re-encoding are a video_ts folder and uhmmm.... Oh shoot, I forget the name of the other folder. The output of my reencoded dvd is in a .iso file and I use dvd decrypter to burn that to my dvd.
Looks like I have stripped something out that the firmware is looking for. Anyone know what that is? I supose I can try writing out using nero instead of using dvd decrypter.
Any help would be appreciated.