DVD not playing

Asked by Chris on 2011-02-14

I have just upgraded to the latest version of Ubuntu and find that I cannot play commercial DVD's. In fact they are not recognised at all.

Do I need to get more software to run commercial DVD's and if so what software?

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Andrew Hayzen
Solved:
2011-02-20
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2011-02-20
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2011-02-14

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Best Andrew Hayzen (ahayzen) said : #1

Hi Chris

To run Commercial DVD's you will have to install an extra package.

Please either follow this guide or:
https://help.ubuntu.com/community/RestrictedFormats/PlayingDVDs

or run these commands in terminal:
sudo apt-get install libdvdread4
sudo /usr/share/doc/libdvdread4/install-css.sh

Also I would recommend installing ubuntu-restricted-extras from the Software center as this installs many other codecs and useful formats.

Hope that helps

Andy

Chris (chrisbrett10) said : #2

Thanks Andy,its working just fine now.

Chris (chrisbrett10) said : #3

Thanks Andrew Hayzen, that solved my question.