View Full Version : [ubuntu] DVD Playback, or lack thereof

June 28th, 2009, 09:41 PM
Hey guys, i am actually a Fedora User, and know very little about Ubuntu. I install Ubuntu on computers for newer computer users, because i think it is the best distro for them.

I was trying to get the dvd playback to work on one of these computers, but cannot seem to get it. I have libdvdnav4 and libdvdread4 installed, but vlc, mplayer, and the other players still will not play a dvd. Is there something that i am missing?

I know that with Fedora, you have to install libdvdcss, but i cannot find that for Ubuntu. Is this even necessary?


June 28th, 2009, 09:46 PM
Yes. You need libdvdcss. But it is not included in the repositories for legal reasons.

There are two ways to deal with it. The easiest is to install the Medibuntu (https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Medibuntu) repositories and install libdvdcss from there.

If you have libdvdread4 installed, you can also run the following from a terminal:
sudo /usr/share/doc/libdvdread4/install-css.sh