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I have been having a recent rash of problems with "can't seek to block errors" from libdvdread with specific DVDs and VLC. Most DVDs work fine.

The error message is not very descriptive, it just says "libdvdread: can't seek to block xxx".

However, on examination of the source code for libdvdread this error message could be being generated form several places. Are there any plans to add some annotations (e.g. __FILE__, __LINE__, __FUNCTION__ etc.) to these error messages to make tracing them easier?

I've looked up the development site for libdvdread, but the site shows little sign of activity since 2006, and the web page at Chalmer's University in Sweden on libdvdread no longer exists, at least the one pointed to from the libdvdread development site.

Useful Links:

http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1767768 (My post about this on the Ubuntu Forums)

http://freshmeat.net/projects/libdvdread/ (libdvdread Development Site)

Wanted to create these tags but couldn't (reputation < 300): libdvdread libdvdcss

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closed as too localized by jrg Mar 2 '12 at 17:33

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I am surprised that there is such active disinterest in this...what will people think if people have a DVD that won't play and they get an error message like that? You can't even tell where it came from to any meaningful degree. –  bjem Mar 27 '12 at 10:08

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