View Full Version : [ubuntu] Please Help play dvd & Divx

February 4th, 2009, 01:26 PM
Dear friends i am newly using ubundu 8.04 LTS Desktop for how to play dvd's movie cd's divx movies i don't have internet connections any offline packages in internet how to install pls help me


February 4th, 2009, 02:33 PM
Personally mate, here's what I'd do.

1. Get the internet set up for your ubuntu, it's practically useless with out it.

2. Or if you have access to internet on a computer, download the files for VLC player, burn it to a disc and install on ubuntu.

get it here http://www.videolan.org/vlc/

I am a newb also.

February 4th, 2009, 03:23 PM
Your best bet is to borrow an internet connection .. then read this guidehttp://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=766683
print out the guide if you have to..The initial step of getting the Medibuntu repository might be better followed here
If you follow the guide it probably only takes an hour on an average internet connection but it will give you everything you need including those things necessary when you get your own internet connection..Post back when you can..Best to you..

February 4th, 2009, 03:53 PM
you will also need libdvdcss2 to play dvds

February 4th, 2009, 04:01 PM
I second the VLC download. It has so many codecs pre-installed, it's very handy.