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uRabbit
July 6th, 2010, 11:28 PM
Ugh... So I have to add "packages" to watch DVD's? What? Someone said to just try VLC Player (which I use on XP), but that requires some weird stuff too.

What the hell do I do? :popcorn:

hansdown
July 7th, 2010, 12:30 AM
Welcome to the forum, uRabbit.

You need to install a few things for dvd.

Click system> administration> synaptic package manager.

Search for, and install these.


ubuntu-restricted-extras


libdvdcss2


gstreamer0.10-ffmpeg


gstreamer0.10-plugins-ugly


gstreamer0.10-plugins-bad


libdvdread3

WinterRain
July 7th, 2010, 01:05 AM
Welcome to the forum, uRabbit.

You need to install a few things for dvd.



libdvdcss2



You need the medibuntu repos before you can download libdvdcss2.

Just do (you can copy and paste):

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

sudo apt-get install libdvdcss2

hansdown
July 7th, 2010, 01:20 AM
Thanks WinterRain.

I completely missed that.

uRabbit
July 7th, 2010, 01:38 AM
libdvdread3

libdvdread4 was available. No '3'. So I opted for that one.

Winter, where do I paste those?

I'm downloading 68 files associated with those that hansdown mentioned. When I clicked one, it listed files that needed to be downloaded with it.

hansdown
July 7th, 2010, 01:42 AM
Copy and paste WinterRain's command in the terminal.

Click applications> accessories> terminal.

uRabbit
July 7th, 2010, 01:54 AM
Awesome. Got that going. Was about to try to use Software Sources to do so.

Is it okay that I installed those after your suggestions, hansdown?

edit: Yup, it worked. :)

Love this forum already. And Ubuntu. Now I just gotta get The Sims 3 running (if possible). :)

hansdown
July 7th, 2010, 02:11 AM
For Sims 3, go to synaptic package manager, and install


playonlinux


Here's a good read.

http://www.hardestlevel.com/705818753/sims-3-on-ubuntu-linux/

uRabbit
July 7th, 2010, 03:34 AM
For Sims 3, go to synaptic package manager, and install


playonlinux
Here's a good read.

http://www.hardestlevel.com/705818753/sims-3-on-ubuntu-linux/

Got that downloaded. Can't open Sims3 installer.

How do I do it?