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 2.6.35.11
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)
ProcEnviron:
 LANG=en_US.UTF-8
 SHELL=/bin/bash
SourcePackage: totem

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2011-06-05
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2011-06-05

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.

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

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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