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Thread: System will not play DVD's.

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Jan 2009

    System will not play DVD's.

    The system will not play DVD's - I can read data DVD's, play .avi files, and burn DVD's, but payback is not working.

    When I attempt playback I get this from MPlayer (fatal error):
    Error opening/initializing the selevted video_out(-vo) device.

    I'm running the 64-bit version of Ubuntu.

    If you need more info, please let me know. I appreciate any help!!
    Also, I'm very new (2 days) to Ubuntu, so please excuse my ignorance...



    P.S. The system is a Compaq Presario V5210US laptop.
    Last edited by somavirex; January 20th, 2009 at 08:40 PM. Reason: extra info

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Jan 2007
    Gutsy Gibbon Testing

    Re: System will not play DVD's.

    You might need to install some software to read comercial DVD's
    There are legal reasons why Linux doesn't distribute it by default.
    One method is this

    sudo "echo activate sudo"
    sudo wget -O /etc/apt/sources.list.d/medibuntu.list
    sudo apt-get update
    sudo apt-get -y --force-yes install medibuntu-keyring
    sudo apt-get update
    sudo apt-get install libdvdread3 libdvdcss2 vlc
    sudo apt-get install ubuntu-restricted-extras

    vlc is an excellent media player.
    Last edited by dougfractal; January 21st, 2009 at 07:38 PM. Reason: --force-yes
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