Ok. I disabled webserver and remote control of xbmc. I disabled pretty much all the add-ons, even some generic ones that come with installation and then rebooted the system and ran the same test as above, following these steps
1) Video > Files > (attempt to play known to work .iso (dvd rip) file). ((time: 2:59)) file was HORRIBLE_BOSSES
- This file was located in a multi-path smb share, I played it simply by clicking the .iso file in file mode.
- File played successfully and I stopped it in the dvd menu.
2) Video > Files > (attemp to play known NOT to work .iso (dvd rip) file). ((time: 3:02)) file was CAPTAIN_AMERICA
- This file was located in a multi-path smb share (the same share as above), I played it simply by clicking the .iso file in file mode.
- The file opened and went to a black screen, it continued with a black screen playing it as a 2 second loop over and over.
Ok something miraculous just happened, after the 2 second black screen looped several times, it actually jumpted to a 9 second loop, then a 25 second loop, then the dvd played taking me to the first menu.
- Skipped through previews.
- Played actual movie ((time 3:06))
and the movie appears to be playing without any issues.
Ok so this was related to a plugin or something to do with webserver?
I'm guessing I add each thing back one at a time to establish the link?
- ((time:3:07)) stopped the movie
- returned to main menu, extracted log files and shutdown xbmc
looking at the log, it seems the delay was due to xbmc "cracking the css keys"? Like I said before I use imgburn and anydvd to create my .iso's, i use the same technique for all my dvds, the majority of them work fine, always, some, like this don't or apparently do.. now. I re-ripped this film a few times to be sure.
Full log: http://paste.ubuntu.com/1223760/