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August 9th, 2010, 12:34 PM
To Whom It May Concern!

I have tried loading/playing (many different) dvds via VLC / new install of 10.04 (on a laptop through which I had been able to play / burn / rip dvds until I "upgraded")...this is what transpires:


Playback failure:
DVDRead could not open the disc "/dev/sr0".
Your input can't be opened:
VLC is unable to open the MRL 'dvd:///dev/sr0'. Check the log for details.

The log reveals:

dvdread error: DVDRead cannot open source: /dev/sr0
main error: no access module matched "dvd"
main error: open of `dvd:///dev/sr0' failed: no access module matched "dvd"

Any wisdom?

August 9th, 2010, 12:44 PM

Playing Restricted Formats

Follow these steps to play and record most common multimedia formats, including MP3, DVD, Flash, Quicktime, WMA and WMV, including both standalone files and content embedded in web pages.

Ubuntu 10.04 LTS (Lucid Lynx) and 9.10 (Karmic Koala)

Click here to install the ubuntu-restricted-extras package (apt:ubuntu-restricted-extras?section=universe?section=multiverse)

August 9th, 2010, 03:38 PM

Perfect! Right on the money!

Thank you!

[Related: http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1555795 ]