How to Fix DVD Playback on Kodi 15/14 Problems?

Diana Joan

Jan 16, 2016 09:35 am / Posted by Diana Joan

DVD Kodi 14/15 playback problem

1. Kodi version: 15.0 Isengard
I could not play an ordinary DVD with current Kodi version. I removed Kodi and re-installed Kodi. The symptoms were the same when I tried to play my dvd.

2. Kodi version: 14.2
If i try to playback a DVD (from external DVD-Player or already ripped to disk) KODI crashes. When Kodi is turned on for a while sometimes the playback is working.
(I have a second Raspberry with Openelec...the DVDs can all be played.)
I have the latest Crashlog here:

Simple solution to fix Kodi 15/14 DVD playback issues

If you are facing the same issue when playing DVD with Kodi 14 Helix or 15 Isengard and looking for a simple solution to fix this issue, you have come to the right place. To save your time and energy, here, we would like to recommend you a simple and workable way to address this issue with a program called Pavtube DVDAid (best DVD Ripper for Windows 10).

DVD playback issues with Kodi 15/14

As a standalone and simple to use application, the program can facilitate you to easily remove all copy & region protection from DVD disc without installing any third-party plug-ins. In addition, it can do you a great favor to rip DVD to Kodi best playable formats so that you won't have any DVD playback problems on Kodi 15/14.

Play DVD on Kodi 15/14 with subtitles

To follow the movie better, subtitles are very important when watching DVD movies. You can select your desired subtitle languages from original DVD movies, enable forced subtitles when the actors are speaking a different language. You are also given the chance to add external ASS/SSA/SRT subtitles to DVD movies when there are not your wanted subtitles in original DVD movies.

For your convenience, the program has both Windows and Mac version. For Mac users, you can go to download Pavtube DVDAid for Mac to get the work completed on Mac OS X El Capitan.

How to Rip DVD for Playback with Kodi 14 Helix and Kodi 15 Isengard?

Step 1: Load DVD disc.

Launch the program on your computer, from "File" menu on the top toolbar and select "Load from disc" option to load dvd disc from DVD-ROM.

Load DVD disc

Step 2: Select Kodi playable file formats.

Click "Format" and from its drop-down selections, you can define to output Kodi playble MKV file format from "Common Video"> MKV (Matroska) Video (*.mkv)" to preserver the subtitle languages, audio tracks, menus and chapter information in original DVD movies. You can also choose other file formats according to your own needs.

Output DVD to MKV format for Kodi playback

Step 3: Select desired subtitles and enable forced subtitles.

Select desired subtitles: Check the movie titles you want to rip. Click the drop-down list of Subtitles, then all the subtitles info in the DVD movie will be shown clearly, so you can select your needed language as your subtitles freely.

Enable forced subtitles: Tick off "Forced subtitles" option besides "Subtitles" option, you will be enabled to see subtitles only when actors are speaking a different languages from your desired subtitle languages.

Select desired subtitles and enable forced subtitles

Step 4: Start DVD to Kodi 15/14 conversion process.

Go back to the main interface, click right-bottom "Convert" button to start the conversion process immediately.

When the conversion is done, click "Open Output Folder" button to pop out the folder with converted files, then follow this guide to add converted movies to Kodi 15/14 for playback with ease.

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