View Full Version : [ubuntu] DVD playing errors

July 8th, 2008, 06:52 PM
I have about 5 different media players installed on my Ubuntu machine, gxine, totem, mplayer, v-something... all but mplayer give me an error whenever I try to run commercial DVD with menues. Mplayer will play with a bunch of artifacts on the screen and tell me that the buffer is being overloaded for some reason.

Can anyone recommend what I may be doing wrong?

I followed the guide for DVD playback here:

and I have run these two line commands:

sudo apt-get install libdvdcss2 libdvdread3 libdvdnav4 vlc
sudo apt-get install gxine libxine1-ffmpeg

There was some kind of error message on the first but I was able to fix it somehow... or maybe I didn't. These two commands allowed me to get mPlayer to the point is is now. I have also run the command to set the DVD to region 1.

Thank you,

Here are my machine specs:
Intel Pentium 4 540
nVidia - EnvyNG drivers Axle nVidia 6600 PCI-e 512 mb
2 GiB of RAM
SATA 3.0 G/sec

July 8th, 2008, 07:17 PM
The official repository is third party called medibuntu (https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Medibuntu) Follow the guide there. I use vlc player - it plays virtually every codec known. In vlc click on file and then click open disc and it should play.
sudo apt-get install vlcin terminal to obtain vlc player.

July 11th, 2008, 01:06 PM
I had tried VLC before to no avail, but I tried again after reading your post and *ding* it worked perfectly. Clearly you are some kind of magical genie. Or I did something that fixed it for VLC but not the others and completely forgot what it was I did.