18 November 2009

How To Play DVDs on Ubuntu

Forget about blogs and websites that tell you to add the Medibuntu repository to the apt sources file.

I can tell you how to play DVDs on Ubuntu without meddling with repositories.

In a terminal window:

sudo apt-get install libdvdread4 libxine1 ubuntu-restricted-extras

If you really need to play DVDs encrypted with CSS, then just execute an additional command to download and install libdvdcss.deb from the Mediubuntu site:

sudo /usr/share/doc/libdvdread4/install-css.sh

-------- Original Message --------
Subject: Re: DVD...............
Date: Wed, 18 Nov 2009 09:13:15 +0800
From: Wei-Yee Chan
To: Fred A. Miller

Fred A. Miller wrote:
> On 11/17/2009 07:18 PM, Wei-Yee Chan wrote:
>> Fred A. Miller wrote:
>>> On 11/17/2009 04:52 PM, Wei-Yee Chan wrote:
>>>> Fred A. Miller wrote:
>>>> Huh?
>>> I'm looking to see if I've somehow forgotten a multimedia file need
>>> to view DVDs.....that's all.
>>> Fred
>> Say...you really sound like this $in-gapore dude I know who has
>> collected a ton of porn DVDs.... *Lol*
> Yeah right.......NOT!!!!!!

>> My system can play DVDs just fine. Have you tried playing a DVD with
>> your system? That's the best way to know if you've missed out on a
>> package.
>> If you can't play DVDs, please tell me what happens when you try to
>> play them, and I'll figure the problem out.
> I just want to know the "add on" files that MUST be added after an
> install. I'm sure I have them all, but wanted a list....IF you had it.
> Thanks,
> Fred

Oic, you want to install Ubuntu on people's computers eh? I think this
will answer your question: https://help.ubuntu.com/community/RestrictedFormats/PlayingDVDs

You might also want to install ubuntu-restricted-extras.

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