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    DVD playback

    I am having trouble following the instructions on the Movies, DVDs and Videos section of the Documentation, where it directs you to use this command to install the codes for playing encrypted DVDs:

    sudo /usr/share/doc/libdvdread3/install-css.sh


    This is the error returned:

    ... sudo /usr/share/doc/libdvdread3/install-css.sh
    --22:17:22-- http://www.dtek.chalmers.se/groups/d...2.5-1_i386.deb
    => `/tmp/dvdcss-JF5867/libdvdcss.deb'
    Resolving www.dtek.chalmers.se... 129.16.29.100
    Connecting to www.dtek.chalmers.se|129.16.29.100|:80... connected.
    HTTP request sent, awaiting response... 404 Not Found
    22:17:22 ERROR 404: Not Found.


    Can anyone point me in the right direction to resolve this problem?

    Thanks in advance,
    Brendan

    IBM T41 Ubuntu 9.10

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    Re: DVD playback

    I just set up a fresh box, here's what worked well to take care of dvd/cd playback for any ver. of ubuntu. (none of the default stuff at bottom is for kubuntu)
    Run in order
    Code:
    sudo wget http://www.medibuntu.org/sources.list.d/hardy.list -O /etc/apt/sources.list.d/medibuntu.list
    Code:
    sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get install medibuntu-keyring && sudo apt-get update

    Edit: if the code to add medibuntu doesn't work (shows errors in terminal) then use an alt. method (at times you can't add it with wget)
    go to system -> administration -> software sources -> third party
    click add and add these two lines one at a time
    Code:
    deb http://packages.medibuntu.org/ hardy free non-free
    Code:
    deb-src http://packages.medibuntu.org/ hardy free non-free
    Then exit out, clicking the reload tab when prompted
    You can then try the get key line from above or don't worry about it and
    when you install the packages if an unauthenticated line comes up just choose yes

    do run sudo apt-get update in any event
    End Edit

    Then run

    Code:
    sudo apt-get install vlc libdvdcss2 ubuntu-restricted-extras w32codecs
    Thats it.

    To add the better totem-xine player
    Code:
    sudo apt-get install totem-xine
    (to set as a default choice see here, read thru mplayer part and see edit
    http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.p...03#post5633803

    edit : the libdvdread3/install-css.sh thing is somewhat outdated, much better to get your libs, codecs and players from medibuntu. In the rare case the current libdvdcss2 doesn't work for your system then that's an option

    Strongly suggested to add vlc as a default choice or at least set the launcher command for vlc to vlc %m or vlc %f as here (just for ubuntu as far as default - for xubuntu go to removable drives and media and replace totem %m with vlc %m ) (note that's a space between vlc and %m
    http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.p...40#post4986640
    Last edited by mc4man; October 4th, 2008 at 10:44 PM. Reason: hyperhacker

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    Re: DVD playback

    Hi,

    Thanks for the reply. I'll not have access to my ubuntu box for a while, but I'll try that when I get back.
    Last edited by Brendantb; June 14th, 2008 at 09:29 PM. Reason: Duplicate sig
    Brendan

    IBM T41 Ubuntu 9.10

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    Re: DVD playback

    Here's a comprehensive multimedia how-to:
    First this step:
    http://ubuntutip.googlepages.com/multimediaubuntustep1

    Then this one:
    http://ubuntutip.googlepages.com/multimediaubuntustep2
    Tips, tweaks and how-to's for Ubuntu and Mint:
    http://sites.google.com/site/easylinuxtipsproject
    In for a pleasant surprise? Give Xubuntu a try:
    http://sites.google.com/site/easylin...roject/xubuntu

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    Re: DVD playback

    Pjotr123,

    Thanks for the helpful info on your web page. It solved several issues for me, such as DVD playback, and made my recent wholesale switch from Win XP to Ubuntu much nicer.

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    Re: DVD playback

    I am completely new to Linux and Ubuntu so please excuse any ignorance or anything I may have looked over. I followed you guide to get my dvd player working on my HP laptop. Everything seemed like it was going fine. The previews plays and then I hit play on the main menu and got this error:



    Any help to get the dvds to play would be greatly appreciated.

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    Re: DVD playback

    First, I'll point you to: http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=856190

    And I believe this part of that link will fix your problem, because it did for me:

    Code:
    sudo apt-get install ubuntu-restricted-extras

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    Re: DVD playback

    Great post, thanks.

    Now why don't Canonical include these packages into a script which can be installed as an option easily by a non technical Ubuntu user?

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    Re: DVD playback

    Quote Originally Posted by keenboy View Post
    Great post, thanks.

    Now why don't Canonical include these packages into a script which can be installed as an option easily by a non technical Ubuntu user?
    Probably because of some truly silly legal minefields that they have to tiptoe through...

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    Re: DVD playback

    In one word... Automatrix

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