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    Playing a DVD

    It used to be so simple. I'd insert a DVD into my Windows 7 Compaq Presario drive, & away it would play, no bother at all. That was before my hard drive crashed & I installed another, & decided to see what this Ubuntu was like. LibreOffice is quite straightforward, as are most other things, but getting a DVD to play is another matter entirely!. I've got VLC Media Player, SMPlayer, XBMC Media Center & none of them seem to play my commercial DVDs. Can anybody give me some simple non-geeky advice please & restore my faith in Ubuntu.

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    Re: Playing a DVD

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    Re: Playing a DVD

    My hero. Sorted out my prob. Brilliant. Many, many thanks.
    Anything is easy when you know how to do it.

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    Re: Playing a DVD

    Please mark your thread as solved then https://wiki.ubuntu.com/UnansweredPo.../SolvedThreads, thanks!
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    Re: Playing a DVD

    Just noticed that although I can now play commercial DVDs with all the apps that I have previously mentioned,
    I still can't play holiday DVDs I have burned myself on a desktop PC (Windows 7).
    Before I mark this thread as solved, anybody got any solution for this problem.
    Thanks in anticipation.

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