Mplayer won't play dvd

Asked by Noel Marlu Agullo on 2008-08-13

I have already used the mplayer in playing a VCD title and an .avi file located in my disk. Both of these play just fine; however, mplayer didn't work when I tried to play a DVD disc.
When I tried to make mplayer read the DVD disc, it will just hang up and the only way for me to stop the program is by ending the process "gmplayer" through the system monitor and I get this message, "mplayer interrupted by signal 15 in module: demux_open".

Need help. Thanks.

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Eric Patat (epatat) said : #1

You probably need to install ubuntu-restricted-extras which is in the Ubuntu multiverse repository. Open Synaptic package manager, click on settings, repositories and enable the multiverse option on the Ubuntu Software tab. Notice that use of some packages in this repository is restricted by copyright or law in some countries. When you have that enabled, reload your package information. Now search for ubuntu-restricted-extras and enable and install it.

That should do it. Good luck!

Noel Marlu Agullo (aronnax-14) said : #2

I already have it installed even before I installed mplayer. I have xv as my video driver and ALSA as my audio driver in my mplayer. As for the codecs, I use the ffmpeg video and audio family codecs.

Thanks.

Charles Profitt (cprofitt) said : #3

If you are running 64bit you might want to follow these instructions - http://ubuntuforums.org/showpost.php?p=4023043&postcount=10

Noel Marlu Agullo (aronnax-14) said : #4

I tried to follow the steps from the link, but and this is what I get:

noel1420@maloy:~$ sudo wget http://www.medibuntu.org/sources.list.d/gutsy.list -O /etc/apt/sources.list.d/medibuntu.list
--14:37:05-- http://www.medibuntu.org/sources.list.d/gutsy.list
           => `/etc/apt/sources.list.d/medibuntu.list'
Resolving www.medibuntu.org... 69.64.58.30
Connecting to www.medibuntu.org|69.64.58.30|:80... failed: Connection timed out.
Retrying.

--14:40:33-- http://www.medibuntu.org/sources.list.d/gutsy.list
  (try: 2) => `/etc/apt/sources.list.d/medibuntu.list'
Connecting to www.medibuntu.org|69.64.58.30|:80... connected.
HTTP request sent, awaiting response... 200 OK
Length: 3,573 (3.5K) [text/html]

100%[====================================>] 3,573 --.--K/s

14:40:37 (649.53 KB/s) - `/etc/apt/sources.list.d/medibuntu.list' saved [3573/3573]

noel1420@maloy:~$ wget -q http://packages.medibuntu.org/medibuntu_key.gpg -O- | sudo apt-key add - && sudo apt-get update
gpg: no valid OpenPGP data found.

Noel Marlu Agullo (aronnax-14) said : #5

I tried another link which is located at https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Medibuntu because the pgp at the http://ubuntuforums.org/showpost.php?p=4023043&postcount=10 has problems. I am now able to play DVDs.

Thanks for all the guys who contributed and helped and thanks to the guys at launchpad.

Noel Marlu Agullo (aronnax-14) said : #6

I tried another link which is located at https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Medibuntu because the pgp at the http://ubuntuforums.org/showpost.php?p=4023043&postcount=10 has problems. I am now able to play DVDs.

Thanks for all the guys who contributed and helped and thanks to the guys at launchpad.

Charles Profitt (cprofitt) said : #7

Glad you got it working.