Re: Playing DVD's in Totem without having PulseAudio installed
If you rip out sections of your operating system, you kinda have to expect that it will cause breakage.
I can't get Totem to play encrypted DVDs, even with Pulseaudio on - I just use VLC. Sorry it's not a solution to the precise problem, but I think most would agree that you should just use VLC regardless of whether you have Pulseaudio or not.
I try to treat the cause, not the symptom. I avoid the terminal in instructions, unless it's easier or necessary. My instructions will work within the Ubuntu system, instead of breaking or subverting it. Those are the three guarantees to the helpee.