Play video dvd Ubuntu

Asked by Lorenzo Tom James

I placed dvd in drive,went to PLACES and click on computer,right click on cd icon and selected open application with MOVIE PLAYER.Movie Player told me*(it could not open location;I might not have Permission to open the file).Can someone please help me with this?

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mycae (mycae) said :
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DVD playback is restricted due to legal concerns in some regions. Installation instructions are here, and background is on wiki:

https://help.ubuntu.com/community/RestrictedFormats

skip to the section entitled "Playing Restricted Formats", then

Background on wiki:
https://secure.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/wiki/Ubuntu-restricted-extras
https://secure.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/wiki/DeCSS

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Lorenzo Tom James (jameslorenzo913) said :
#2

I went to help.ubuntu.com and install all extras but am still receiving the same error message.Also tried another dvd......still the same.Should I re-boot?

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mycae (mycae) said :
#3

Did you run the command that was listed?

Press Ctrl+Alt+T, then paste this:

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

For the above legal reasons, ubuntu cannot ship a CSS decryptor, as this is technically bypassing DRM (Digital Rights Management) restrictions on the disc.

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Lorenzo Tom James (jameslorenzo913) said :
#4

The above command was the first thing I ran,anyway,still no change,despite, I ran it again.

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ahambidge (ahambidge) said :
#5

Hello,

Go to the Synaptic Package Manager and install all the non-free codecs.

Also install VLC Player as this is better.

Regards,

Allan :)

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Lorenzo Tom James (jameslorenzo913) said :
#6

I have install the VLC player,but could you please tell me what are the non free codecs listed under in synaptic P. M.

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ahambidge (ahambidge) said :
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Hello,

Go to System/Administration/Synaptic Package Manager and type codec in the search window.

Regards,

Allan :)

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Lorenzo Tom James (jameslorenzo913) said :
#8

Still no change;VLC tells me(your input can't be opened:VLC is unable to open MRL 'computer:/// CD%20Drive.drive'.If I am understanding this correctly, the necessary codecs MUST be in place before the player can even open the file,rather than actually do a playback.Is this correct?If so,that would indicate I still have not installed the proper codecs ,would'nt it?

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ahambidge (ahambidge) said :
#9

Hello,

Without the non-free codecs you cannot watch dvds.

Regards,

Allan :)

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Lorenzo Tom James (jameslorenzo913) said :
#10

Thus far I have the following installed:libdvdread4 libdvdnav4 gstreamer0.10plugins-bad gstreamer0.10plugins-ugly usr/share/doc/libdvdread4/install-css.sh.......Am I missing anything?

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ahambidge (ahambidge) said :
#11

Hello,

You have to install the non-free codec and w32codecs drivers from the Synaptic Package Manager.

Regards,

Allan :)

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Lorenzo Tom James (jameslorenzo913) said :
#12

Please forgive me but I am still unable to locate the non-free codecs or w32 drivers,despite using CODEC as a point of search in synaptic.Could you please be a bit more specific in your`Synaptic listing.

Thanks,
Lo

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ahambidge (ahambidge) said :
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Hello,

What version of Ubuntu are you using?

I am using 10.10 and by typing codecs in the Synaptic Search the codecs pop up.

Regards,

Allan :)

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Lorenzo Tom James (jameslorenzo913) said :
#14

I am using 11.4 and when I typed in CODEC,I got the following;libvpx0,libvpx0-dbg,libvpx-doc,libcommons-codec-java,libvpx-dev,libcommons-codec-java-doc,which does not seem to have anything to do with the non-free or drivers.

Lo

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ahambidge (ahambidge) said :
#15

Hello,

I have a laptop where I have just installed 11.04.

Go to the Synaptic and type non. The non-free codecs are there.

I can play DVDs with no problem after installing the non-free codecs.

Regards,

Allan, :)

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