dvd wont play

Asked by howard ferguson on 2011-06-05

trying to watch a movie but the dvd wont play

ProblemType: Bug
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 10.10
Package: totem 2.32.0-0ubuntu1
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 2.6.35-28.49-generic
Uname: Linux 2.6.35-28-generic i686
NonfreeKernelModules: nvidia wl
Architecture: i386
Date: Sat Jun 4 21:19:34 2011
ExecutablePath: /usr/bin/totem
InstallationMedia: Ubuntu 10.10 "Maverick Meerkat" - Release i386 (20101007)
SourcePackage: totem

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This question was originally filed as bug #792991.

Fabio Marconi (fabiomarconi) said : #1

Thank you for taking the time to report this issue and helping to make Ubuntu better. Examining the information you have given us, this does not appear to be a bug report so we are closing it and converting it to a question in the support tracker. We appreciate the difficulties you are facing, but it would make more sense to raise problems you are having in the support tracker at https://answers.launchpad.net/ubuntu if you are uncertain if they are bugs. For help on reporting bugs, see https://help.ubuntu.com/community/ReportingBugs#When%20not%20to%20file%20a%20bug.

mycae (mycae) said : #3

Hello Howard,

Did you install the non-free (as in legal restriction) DVD playback components? You can do this if you are in appropriate legal jurisdictions.


Don't forget to run the command that installs the decryption software (the "install-css" command, after you install the dvd playback package).

This is separated from the ubuntu installation for legal reasons.

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