using a Polaroid DVD/CD player on my laptop with ubuntu software

Asked by Denise Chambers on 2012-02-02

Hi
I have a Gateway small laptop with an Ubuntu software system. I got a Polaroid DVD/CD player/writer.
When I try to play a DVD, it goes "Open Movie Player" then, it doesn't work.
Thus, I would like some guidance, even if it involves with whom would be better to ask this question.

Thank you,
Denise

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2012-02-02
Nathan Heafner (nathan1465-5) said : #1

Hello Denise,
if you are trying to watch DVD's, please see
https://help.ubuntu.com/community/RestrictedFormats/PlayingDVDs

you should open terminal and run
sudo apt-get update; sudo apt-get install libdvdread4; sudo apt-get install vlc; sudo /usr/share/doc/libdvdread4/install-css.sh

to open terminal you can press CTRL + ALT + T

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