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June 2nd, 2009, 11:34 PM
I have mplayer and movie player with ubuntu-restricted-extras installed and I still cannot get DVD playback. I get an error that says I may not have permission. I have never seen that type of error before. I never had DVD playback problems before. Anyone have any idea what to do about it. I followed the trouble shooting section for DVD playback in the MultiMedia how to guide here and I'm still getting no love.

June 2nd, 2009, 11:40 PM
How about some more info on what you were doing when you got the error, and the text of the actual error message.

June 2nd, 2009, 11:46 PM
How about some more info on what you were doing when you got the error, and the text of the actual error message.

That is all the actual error message said.

However, I ran this in terminal and I got back this.

gary@gary-laptop:~$ sudo apt-get install libdvdcss2 libdvdread4 libdvdnav4 vlcReading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree
Reading state information... Done
Package libdvdcss2 is not available, but is referred to by another package.
This may mean that the package is missing, has been obsoleted, or
is only available from another source
E: Package libdvdcss2 has no installation candidate

So maybe an issue with libdvdcss2?

June 2nd, 2009, 11:52 PM

Did you check the restricted extras guide
it includes info for 9.04

It says use this

sudo apt-get install ubuntu-restricted-extras

Here is the link (https://help.ubuntu.com/community/RestrictedFormats)

June 2nd, 2009, 11:54 PM
Is the medibuntu repository set up correctly?

Visit the community documentation at
for a guide on how to do this.

Hope this helps,

June 3rd, 2009, 12:01 AM
The medibuntu repository is ok and ran the install for ubuntu-restrited-extras again and nothing. It says nothing new to install because everything is already installed. Just to check I tried a different dvd and nothing either.

I also tried loading it with DVDrip to see what would happen and when I click load it says "Can't read DVD track. Faulty disk?"

It says this about all my DVDs though.

June 3rd, 2009, 12:11 AM
I figured it out.

I ran this command then I restarted my computer.

gary@gary-laptop:~$ sudo /usr/share/doc/libdvdread4/install-css.sh

I feel so stupid. O well it works now. Thank you all for your help.

June 3rd, 2009, 12:22 AM
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