trying to find codecs for playing dvd,s also am a new user of ubuntu

Asked by wayne on 2008-07-07

i tried palying a dvd system searched for plug ins came up with none said for me to restart totem movie player once i installed them so which plug ins do i use

with thanks

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2008-07-08
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Sharar Ravitz (jewfro-macabbi) said : #1

You'll need libdvdcss2 - It's hosted in an additional repo:

sudo wget http://www.medibuntu.org/sources.list.d/hardy.list -O /etc/apt/sources.list.d/medibuntu.list

sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get install medibuntu-keyring && sudo apt-get update

sudo apt-get install libdvdcss2 libdvdread3

That should do it.

sudo apt-get install ubuntu-restricted-extras vlc

Ubuntu restricted extras should install codecs
VLC is an exceptional media player. You may use it to play DVD files.

Bhavani Shankar (bhavi) said : #4

Hello

Please see:
https://help.ubuntu.com/community/RestrictedFormats
and here:
https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Medibuntu

Basically you want the codecs to allow you to play different (non-open source or open standard) formats.

You can install vlc by:

Open Synaptic (System -> Administration -> Synaptic Package Manager). In Settings -> Repositories, make sure you have a "universe" repository activated.

Search for vlc and install it. You should also install vlc-plugin-esd, mozilla-plugin-vlc (and libdvdcss2).

Regards

Bhavani Shankar.

Best Zubin Bhuyan (zoobean) said : #5

For DVDs you can also go for Ogle.
Check:-
 System -> Administration -> Synaptic Package Manager

wayne (wayne-bryant4) said : #6

Thank you all for your help problem solved with ogle as suggested