Hmmm, lots of things I'm noticing with Mythbuntu that are kind of a pain. Out of the box there are a lot of default programs that are disabled for the sake of "simplicity". Including, but not limited to, getting rid of the volume notification that I recall using in vanilla Ubuntu. Used Alsamixer and adjusted everything down to right at green with the exception of the master which is now set to 100%... seemed to get rid of distortion and sound is nice and loud
Well I went ahead and installed the Libdvdcss2... I didn't quite get around to the dread4 yet. I was able to load into Rainman after installing Libdvdcss2 and restarting the MythFrontEnd. However, all of the colors seem to be inverted or something because tom cruises face makes him look like he is apart of the blue man group! I also tested a few videos that I dropped into the Video folder for Ubuntu and set them as the default directory in MythTV. I watched these MP4 videos and the same discoloring occurs. Play these same videos in VLC outside of the frontend and there is NO problem what so ever.
Oh and Flog away
I found that article helpful to the installation process. Although I had to re-learn how to copy and paste in Ubuntu again ahah. Its the subtle changes that make it a learning curve.