Re: Problem with DVD menus
I am having similar issues. I can play DVDs without menus, though they have the 'subtitles always on' problem. The ones with menus fail in a number of different ways.
Using Totem, I have to click 'next chapter' several times to get past the opening sequences and to the menus, at which point I can choose an item from the menu. It will play, but no matter what I do, subtitles are always present.
Using Mplayer, I am only able to play the first video on the DVD. This is fine if the DVD is a movie, but makes watching TV series DVDs impossible. On the up-side, subtitles aren't forced in the 'on' position.
VLC won't even open the disk.
I tried installing totem-xine, and that didn't change anything.
I started from a fresh install, then followed the directions from help.ubuntu.com for dvd playback. I received no errors during the install process.