VLC will not play video from dvd

Asked by Lesley Mostert on 2011-04-18

trying to play video from a dvd, right click on video file, click open with, click VLC.
VLC opens but after 1 second video name disappears and VLC has nothing to play
the video file is on the playlist, but will not play

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Did you install the DVD codec?

Perform these commands in Terminal:
sudo apt-get install vlc xine mplayer libdvdread3
sudo /usr/share/doc/libdvdread3/examples/install-css.sh

UbuntuFanatic suggests this article as an answer to your question:
FAQ #3: “Restricted Formats”.

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