getting the decription library for the dvd player? I cant play dvds

Asked by travis carper on 2014-06-11

Besides the fact that a friend put this Ubuntu 12.04 on my new hard drive because I lost the old one with windows. I don't know how to program! I cant play dvds, cant watch netflix, I cant get Utorrent so I can down load an ebook for linux dummies. I really need help out here. Much would be appreciated.

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2014-06-11
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2014-06-12

Why is being able to program added to the question?

Netflix only works (in some way) with a seriously hacked version of Wine. Netflix refuses to support Linux outside of Android.
http://itsfoss.com/netflix-ubuntu-1404-desktop-app/

Ubuntu comes with Transmission installed by default, so you don't need to install uTorrent.

You can install the DVD decoder using this guide:
https://help.ubuntu.com/community/RestrictedFormats/PlayingDVDs

I recommend installing qbittorrent which is like an open-source equivalent of utorrent:

http://alternativeto.net/software/qbittorrent/

Here is more info on using Ubuntu:

https://help.ubuntu.com/community/ExternalGuides

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