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July 22nd, 2009, 06:33 AM
I borrowed a DVD from a library and it won't play.
Could not open location; you might not have permission to open the file.VLC can't seem to play it, nor can Mplayer GUI.
Back of DVD says NTSC 1.
I've been able to play a different DVD.
July 22nd, 2009, 06:50 AM
Did you install libdvdcss2??
July 22nd, 2009, 06:54 AM
no. am doing so now. I'll try to get it from https://help.ubuntu.com/community/RestrictedFormats/PlayingDVDs
July 22nd, 2009, 06:56 AM
Hi, I went to https://help.ubuntu.com/community/RestrictedFormats/PlayingDVDs
and did the 2 steps, but still no playback. 8-(
July 22nd, 2009, 05:16 PM
I just booted up this computer this new day and it now seems to work, at least in VLC.
August 6th, 2009, 07:35 AM
Glad you got your DVD player working.
I have been having a similar problem where I cannot play DVDs. I am running Ubuntu 9.04. I have enabled restricted media formats installed including libdvdcss2. I have also used regionset to set my DVD drive to Region 1.
When I open up a DVD in Totem I get the following error:
Could not open location; you might not have permission to open the file.
The same DVD barely plays in VLC but it is extremely choppy. I can feel and hear the drive crank on each cycle on the laptop (Compaq Pesario R3000). The video will play a second or two before pausing for a short while and then the cycle repeats. It is like watching a video on the internet with a slow connection and bad buffering.
I am wondering if my DVD drive has gone bad. My guess would be no because I can navigate to media/cdrom/ and I see both AUDIO_TS and VIDEO_TS folders.
Any ideas on what might be wrong?
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