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    Hello
    I am trying to get some DVD's to play in Ubuntu 10.10 but whenever i try to play them i get an error message saying "Could not read from resource".
    I am pretty new to Linux and Ubuntu
    Thank you in advance!
    Colkey

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    Re: DVD's not playing in Ubuntu 10.10

    Click Applications -> Accessories -> Terminal, a purple window should appear, run the following command (you can copy then edit paste in Terminal):
    Code:
    gksudo apt-get install libdvdread4 && gksudo sh /usr/share/doc/libdvdread4/install-css.sh
    After you paste that in, press Enter. It'll prompt you for your password and install the necessary components.
    After that's done, close down your media players open and test! =D
    Where's [slooksterpsv] been? - I had Catastrophic partition alignment failure. I lost 90%+ of my data, and just now got it back fixed and working.

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    Re: DVD's not playing in Ubuntu 10.10

    thanks
    that seems to have improved the situation but now it asks me to install a plugin but when i click search for required plugin, the search returns no results. The plugin is called dvd source

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    Re: DVD's not playing in Ubuntu 10.10

    Have you installed the: ubuntu-restricted-extras ? You can find it in Software Center. If not install that.
    Where's [slooksterpsv] been? - I had Catastrophic partition alignment failure. I lost 90%+ of my data, and just now got it back fixed and working.

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    Re: DVD's not playing in Ubuntu 10.10

    Yes

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    Re: DVD's not playing in Ubuntu 10.10

    Look in Synaptic and make sure that libdvdcss2 and libdvdnav4 package are actually installed.
    Last edited by Temüjin; December 12th, 2010 at 09:10 AM.

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    Re: DVD's not playing in Ubuntu 10.10

    Hey Everyone,
    I have the same problem with 2 fresh installations of Ubuntu 10.10. I have followed all your directions and made sure that libdvdnav4 and libdvdcss2 are installed, but I can't play any DVD's on my computers. I have always been able to play DVD's before with both of these computers. Can you please help with more suggestions than above?
    Thanks,
    Rocko262c
    Last edited by Rocko262c; January 14th, 2011 at 06:56 PM.

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    Re: DVD's not playing in Ubuntu 10.10

    get vlc media player from the ubuntu software centre

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    Re: DVD's not playing in Ubuntu 10.10

    Quote Originally Posted by slooksterpsv View Post
    Click Applications -> Accessories -> Terminal, a purple window should appear, run the following command (you can copy then edit paste in Terminal):
    Code:
    gksudo apt-get install libdvdread4 && gksudo sh /usr/share/doc/libdvdread4/install-css.sh
    After you paste that in, press Enter. It'll prompt you for your password and install the necessary components.
    After that's done, close down your media players open and test! =D

    This solved my problem, my DVD is playing with VLC just fine now.

    Thanks!

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    Re: DVD's not playing in Ubuntu 10.10

    Worked great - thanks for the information!!

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