View Full Version : [ubuntu] Playing a DVD under Virtualbox

May 27th, 2008, 02:38 PM
I'm having problems trying to play a DVD in Totem. I'm running Ubuntu in Virtualbox with Windows XP as the host. Unfortunately, my DVD drive isn't recognized. I mounted my DVD Drive from Virtualbox via the Devices menu. I also installed libhal-dev, and restarted Ubuntu many times. Is there any step I'm missing here?

May 27th, 2008, 02:40 PM
If you have properly mounted the DVD, it should show up in XP. Is XP even showing the drive's icon in "My Computer"?

May 27th, 2008, 02:43 PM
If it's a hardware/virtual box problem I can't help, if it's ubuntu:


May 27th, 2008, 02:56 PM
Windows XP was showing the drive's icon in My Computer even before I installed Virtualbox. The problem is that it isn't showing up in Ubuntu.

June 1st, 2008, 04:45 AM
Thanks, I can now watch DVDs in Ubuntu.