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    DVD playback

    I'm having problems with DVD movie playback. Apparently my system mounts the DVD, as the icon pops up on the desktop, but when I try to watch the movie it says "an error occoured, cannot read from resource". I can browse the the DVD files, so this is most likely a problem with totem. I have no clue on why, or how to begin troubleshooting. =/ Help?

    My system is a Gateway c-141 XL convertible running Ubuntu 8.04 with a 8x Multi-Format Dual Layer DVD-RW with DVD-RAM. Don't really know if this is relevant.

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    Re: DVD playback

    Why don't you run thru this and then ck. playback. Will also add vlc - you may like it better as player. If after you don't have playback start vlc from the terminal and post any error messages
    http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=828342

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    Re: DVD playback

    I had this problem so I ran this command and it fixed it:
    sudo /usr/share/doc/libdvdread3/install-css.sh

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    Re: DVD playback

    Have you installed the ubuntu-restricted-extras package? If not that should be your next step. Do that and things will probably work. If you still have trouble you will want to add Medibuntu as a repository, and then install libdvdcss2. If you aren't sure how to do any of this run a search on the forums here, and you will find plenty of tutorials. Good luck.
    Hardware: Asus M2N-SLI Deluxe, AMD Athlon 64 6400+, 4 gigs DDR2, nVidia 9600GT, 1.5 TB HD storage
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    Re: DVD playback

    Quote Originally Posted by mc4man View Post
    Why don't you run thru this and then ck. playback. Will also add vlc - you may like it better as player. If after you don't have playback start vlc from the terminal and post any error messages
    http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=828342

    Thanks a lot, this helped.

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