Neither program "gets it" when I try to open or import the DVD, either.
I guess for now, this is as close as I'm going to get.
What format the movie on DVD is in? Have you installed VLC Media Player? I have not installed any restricted formats from Ubuntu, yet VLC plays them all except off course VCD. All DVD works out of the box.
You haven't replied to:
Does Ubuntu on your computer play other DVD? Or is this just one DVD we are trying to sort out?
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VLC and mplayer are good media players, and often have DVD playback abilities built in.
Did you say that you have multiple DVD and/or optical drives? That could confuse some players if the drive you're trying to use isn't at the same device location as the player expects by default.
What is the output ofCode:mount
It is about 1/3rd the way down the checklist...
/dev/sda5 on / type ext4 (rw,errors=remount-ro,commit=0)
proc on /proc type proc (rw,noexec,nosuid,nodev)
sysfs on /sys type sysfs (rw,noexec,nosuid,nodev)
fusectl on /sys/fs/fuse/connections type fusectl (rw)
none on /sys/kernel/debug type debugfs (rw)
none on /sys/kernel/security type securityfs (rw)
udev on /dev type devtmpfs (rw,mode=0755)
devpts on /dev/pts type devpts (rw,noexec,nosuid,gid=5,mode=0620)
tmpfs on /run type tmpfs (rw,noexec,nosuid,size=10%,mode=0755)
none on /run/lock type tmpfs (rw,noexec,nosuid,nodev,size=5242880)
none on /run/shm type tmpfs (rw,nosuid,nodev)
binfmt_misc on /proc/sys/fs/binfmt_misc type binfmt_misc (rw,noexec,nosuid,nodev)
gvfs-fuse-daemon on /home/jeff/.gvfs type fuse.gvfs-fuse-daemon (rw,nosuid,nodev,user=jeff)
I have no idea what any of this means nor do I think I should.
Did you have a DVD in the drive when you ran mount? How many DVD drives to you have, and how are they connected? I.e., USB, SATA, etc.
If you could provide answers to the questions asked of you in posts #13 and #14 it will help us help you.
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