View Full Version : [ubuntu] DVD burner

June 30th, 2009, 01:19 PM
My dvd drive works, I can burn dvd's cd's etc... I can also read and play movies that have been burned in movie player. When I put in a "real" dvd that was bought at the store it reads it and displays the name of the dvd but will not play it, it says error reading source. I have tried a number of programs, acidrip, dvd shrink etc... and none of them can read the dvd's. I don't even care about ripping or burning them for now but I want to be able to put a dvd in my drive and watch it on the computer. I was wondering if anyone knows why other dvd's work but store bought ones will not play. thanks!

June 30th, 2009, 01:29 PM
here 'ya go:


hope it helps you. :)

June 30th, 2009, 01:29 PM
If you have not already, you may need to enable the Medibuntu repositories to be able to play those DVD's.
Follow the instructions here: https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Medibuntu

June 30th, 2009, 01:34 PM
Have you tried Medibuntu (https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Medibuntu), and installing ubuntu-restricted-extras?

June 30th, 2009, 09:50 PM
Thanks guys got it working, your awesome!