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April 30th, 2010, 12:15 AM
Hi, Everyone...

I just installed 10.04 and am pleased w/ things, for the most part.

However, I cannot get a DVD disc to play (a movie, for instance) or be recognized unless I shut down the system and restart (provided I have already launched a Web video, or something). The DVD-ROM is dead to the world as far as disc recognition goes.

Things were just great in Karmic so this is completely confusing to me.

Does anyone have a fix?

Thanks so much,


April 30th, 2010, 12:28 AM
So DVDs will play after you restart your system?

April 30th, 2010, 10:35 AM
Yes, Hi...

My DVD burner is recognized in devices but will not play a DVD, nor is the disc recognized.

Everything worked in Karmic--I am finding many problems in Lucid, this is just one that is quite annoying.

Any help would be appreciated,


April 30th, 2010, 10:39 AM
did you install the codecs to play dvds in 10.04?

May 1st, 2010, 01:36 PM
I can't get a video dvd to play either. I looked at this thread-http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=766683&highlight=dvd+won%27t+play+lucid
and tried the tips there. I also installed Ubuntu Restricted Extras, still no joy.
Can someone point us to the codecs we need?

May 1st, 2010, 01:42 PM
Well, I answered my own question- found the solution here-