dvd playback totem

Asked by erick

 fine im a newb ive been trying for a while to get totem to play dvds ive read every forum and tried entering all different commands but i keep getting error The playback of this movie requires a DVD source plugin which is not installed. i then get this message The required software to play this file is not installed. You need to install suitable codecs to play media files. Do you want to search for a codec that supports the selected file?

The search will also include software which is not officially supported. i hit search and gstreamer extra plugins come up i hit install and i get Cannot install 'gstreamer0.10-plugins-ugly'

This application conflicts with other installed software. To install 'gstreamer0.10-plugins-ugly' the conflicting software must be removed first.

Switch to the 'synaptic' package manager to resolve this conflict. what do i do

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Andy Loughran (andylockran) said :

I guess the best bet would be to load the synaptic package manager. Goto System>Administration>Synaptic Package Manager. Then find the gstreamer0.10-plugins-ugly package and select it to install.

The reason why it needs synaptic to do it is because it's much better at conflict resolution. This should enable you to install the package.

The other thing that I'd suggest whilst your using synaptic is to install vlc media player. It's my preferred player of choice. The 'swiss-army-knife' of media players it'll play pretty much anything you throw at it.

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erick (eykramer) said :

i get this error message when i try to do that "gstreamer0.10-plugins-ugly-dbg:
 Depends: gstreamer0.10-plugins-ugly but it is not going to be installed"

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ajmal_82 (ajmal-82) said :

my friend you need codecs to play xyz format video's also you need to install region codes which is libdvdcss2 and libdvdcss3.
google for automix then install all codecs issues solved,also note it is not officially supported.also you can manually goto ubuntupackages repository and install specic packages and its dependencies.hope this solves.

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gear3895 (gear3895) said :

If VLC or Totem doesn't work, and you want to watch dvd movies or downloaded flv video files in Ubuntu,
Google for "flv flash Totem internal data stream vlc undf"
... it's better to install everything in 32 bit, even if you have a 64 bit machine, as there are something missing in 64 bit depository like drivers, codecs,...

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marcobra (Marco Braida) (marcobra) said :

Play mp3 and dvd under Ubuntu install skype googleearth acroread and other stuffs using Medibuntu

First please install https://help.ubuntu.com/community/RestrictedFormats

You need to have extra repositories enabled..

Please first enable the universe and multiverse repository:

Open System → Administration → Software sources → [ Tab Ubuntu software ]

enable "Community-maintained Open Source software ( universe )"
enable "Proprietary drivers for devices ( restricted )"
enable "Software restrictecd by copyright or legal issue ( multiverse )"

Close and confirm the repository reload.

Then open a Terminal from the menu Applications→Accessories→Terminal

Tip: right click with mouse on the terminal title caption and select the item "Always on Top" doing this you will force the terminal window to stay on top of the other windows and you will find very easy to copy single row from this web page into the terminal...
Something more about using the terminal https://help.ubuntu.com/community/UsingTheTerminal

Then type or better copy and paste a row a time then press enter:
(Tip: select the single row to copy then right click into the terminal and to quick paste click with middle button of mouse )

and type or better copy and paste:

sudo aptitude install vlc smplayer mplayer

To get better dvd playback and optional packages here the medibuntu available software list http://packages.medibuntu.org/
you need to add the medibuntu http://www.medibuntu.org/ repository to your /etc/apt/sources.list file:
( here the medibuntu howto https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Medibuntu but see below )

In short please open a Terminal from the menu Applications → Accessories → Terminal and type or copy and paste:

sudo wget http://www.medibuntu.org/sources.list.d/$(lsb_release -cs).list --output-document=/etc/apt/sources.list.d/medibuntu.list; sudo apt-get -q update; sudo apt-get --yes -q --allow-unauthenticated install medibuntu-keyring; sudo apt-get -q update

-- give your user password when requested, you don't see nothing when you type it, then press enter

Now to install, type:

sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install ubuntu-restricted-extras libxine1-ffmpeg non-free-codecs
sudo aptitude install libdvdread3 libdvdnav4 libdvdcss2 regionset gnome-mplayer
sudo aptitude install gstreamer0.10-pitfdll gstreamer0.10-plugins-good
sudo aptitude install gstreamer0.10-plugins-ugly gstreamer0.10-plugins-ugly-multiverse

Then to install the codecs if you are using:
-- a Ubuntu 32 bits:
sudo aptitude install w32codecs
-- a Ubuntu 32 bits:
sudo apt-get install w64codecs

give your user password when requested, you don't see nothing when you type it, then press enter.

Then to play encrypted dvd please read: http://www.ubuntugeek.com/playing-encrypted-dvds-in-ubuntu.html

You can also install other Medibuntu repository provided optional software http://packages.medibuntu.org/ :

sudo apt-get install skype
sudo apt-get install googleearth
sudo apt-get install acroread

Hope this helps

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