I think DVDV-Support will come, if ESR is FINAL.
I have nothing to do with ESR.
I help Jimmi with testing and give him some hints on how to do what (My opinion is to have highest compatibility with a few features, mod-chips provide.).
How you could help:
-Test Beta-Builds (+Bugreport)
-Provide solutions, or a "(sub)program structure chart" how to fix problems, or add features.
-Ideas (+ solutions, if possible)
-etc. (anything else, that might be helpful)
It's maybe 5Sec. faster, but even a direct-boot of a disc.
I didn't test, how faster it is.
It depends on the way, ESR is working, why it isn't that easy to implement Fastboot of it.
I didn't see any sources of it yet, but ffg explained it very well, so I doubt it's harder, than the Fastboot-Feature for PS2-CDVDs.
It would be easy to integrate DVD-Video-Fastboot, but to differ between ESR-Disc and DVD-Video, ESR must be loaded (afaik).
Easiest way is to recognize SYSTEM.CNF on DVDV-Patched disc.
If it isn't there, it is a normal Video-DVD and directly could start the PS2-DVDPlayer.
PS2 V7/DMS3 V2 (FW:2.4b7); Seagate Baracuda 200GB
PS2 V7/CC1.0 (FW:34 hacked v2 BM:2.1.6); Maxtor DiamondMAX9 PLUS 160GB
PS2 SCPH-30004R; NoMod+NoLaser
3xSony MC 8MB
MAX/Datel 16MB with Boot-CD
Custom FMCB 1.8b+ Beta-Build, my AIO 0.5, Sony&xRhino-Linux