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luisito
August 31st, 2010, 04:46 AM
I regularly use XBMC on my htpc. Everything seems to work just fine except that I cannot watch DVDs with it. It just never detects a DVD. If I insert a DVD with XBMC running, it just lets me browse the files. If I select the video files it plays some of them (depending on the DVD apparently). If I click on the play button it says that no disk is detected. There is nothing that I can see in the log file and seems relevant. I really don't know what to do.

The computer is an HP z555. I just modified it by adding more ram and I changed the video card for an NVIDIA 8400GS. It is running Ubuntu Lucid and XBMC 9.11 installed from the PPA repository.

The dvds play well with totem, vlc and mplayer

gcastell
October 20th, 2010, 11:08 PM
I regularly use XBMC on my htpc. Everything seems to work just fine except that I cannot watch DVDs with it. It just never detects a DVD. If I insert a DVD with XBMC running, it just lets me browse the files. If I select the video files it plays some of them (depending on the DVD apparently). If I click on the play button it says that no disk is detected. There is nothing that I can see in the log file and seems relevant. I really don't know what to do.

The computer is an HP z555. I just modified it by adding more ram and I changed the video card for an NVIDIA 8400GS. It is running Ubuntu Lucid and XBMC 9.11 installed from the PPA repository.

The dvds play well with totem, vlc and mplayer

I have the same problem with Kubuntu 10.10 and XBMC. Where you able to solve it?

luisito
October 23rd, 2010, 06:54 PM
No. I wasn't. I haven't tried it on 10.10 yet.

perspectoff
October 23rd, 2010, 07:01 PM
* You can install libdvdcss2 as a 64-bit .deb package without installing the Medibuntu repositories:

wget -c http://packages.medibuntu.org/pool/free/libd/libdvdcss/libdvdcss2_1.2.10-0.3medibuntu1_amd64.deb
sudo dpkg -i libdvdcss2_1.2.10-0.3medibuntu1_amd64.deb

or a 32-bit .deb package:

wget -c http://packages.medibuntu.org/pool/free/libd/libdvdcss/libdvdcss2_1.2.10-0.3medibuntu1_i386.deb
sudo dpkg -i libdvdcss2_1.2.10-0.3medibuntu1_i386.deb


for more info see:

http://ubuntuguide.org/wiki/Ubuntu:All#DVD_Playback_Capability

or

http://kubuntuguide.org/All#DVD_Playback_Capability

luisito
October 23rd, 2010, 09:28 PM
I've always had libdvdcss2 installed from the medibuntu repositories. In fact, I don't think dvds would play on totem otherwise.