totem dvd plugins

Asked by krsgypsy

i have just installed ubuntu 7.06 & would like to use the totem movie player to watch dvds. it tells me i need the required plugin. how do i accomplish this as painlessly as possible? i am new to linux so the easier you can make this, the better. thanks all!

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Ryan Kavanagh (ryanakca) said :

For multimedia issues, this page has useful information: - See also - But please use free formats if you can:
FAQ #3: “Restricted Formats”.

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Rafał Grądziel (rafal.gradziel) said :

It's also worth mentioning that it helps when you install totem-xine (which will replace default totem-gstreamer). For me this combination of codecs (mentioned on RestrictedFormats page) and total-xine works fine and I am able to watch DVDs

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Matthew (mcphil2) said :

The problem with that is that totem-xine doesn't play /dev/video0 (my TV card).

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Best leopinzon (leopinzon) said :

You just have to install all the RestrictedFormats as Ryan Kavanagh said. You can simply type in a terminal:

sudo apt-get install ubuntu-restricted-extras

(if you have xubuntu or kubuntu, just replace the name in the instruction)

And... that's all !!

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krsgypsy (krsgypsy) said :

Thanks leopinzon, that solved my question.