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Thread: Installed VLC will not play!

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    Installed VLC will not play!

    On a reinstalled Ubuntu 14.04 I installed VLC through the Software Centre plus the 3 codecs. I checked on the Terminal and it showed I have the latest VLC installed.

    Strangely a friend gave me a video he made and it played it, but when I put a commercial DVD in it prepares to play but won't!

    What am I missing?

    Victor

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    Re: Installed VLC will not play!

    Commercial DVDs have encryption. You need to load the decryption library. VLC doesn't use any external codecs which is why it is so nice and bad. Depends on your point of view.
    https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Re...ts/PlayingDVDs explains.

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    Re: Installed VLC will not play!

    To play commercial DVDs in Ubuntu you need to install libdvdcss for recognizing them, libdvdread4 for reading them and libdvdnav4 for navigating them. These are not included by default, because Canonical would have to pay a royalty, making Ubuntu non-free. For personal use however, they are free for you to install.

    In a terminal window run
    Code:
    sudo apt-get install libdvdcss libdvdread4 libdvdnav4
    Afterwards, and again in terminal run
    Code:
    sudo /usr/share/doc/libdvdread4/install-css.sh
    Rebooting might be necessary.
    Last edited by slickymaster; March 31st, 2015 at 11:33 AM. Reason: Rephrased

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    Re: Installed VLC will not play!

    Thanks Slickymaster

    Great - did the trick.

    Victor

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    Re: Installed VLC will not play!

    You're welcome.

    Happy *buntuing.

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