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Watching DVDs in Linux

I run Ubuntu 8.10 and many DVDs won't play for me and I don't know why. Is there more software that I need to install outside the default install? Neither Totem or Mplayer will play the DVDs.

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Guest [Entry]

"This is well documented on the Ubuntu wiki.

Restricted Formats
Restricted Formats/Playing DVDs

Ubuntu 8.10 (i386, amd64)

Install the libdvdread3 package (no
need to add third party repositories)
via Synaptic or command line:

sudo apt-get install libdvdread3 gstreamer0.10-plugins-ugly

Then open a terminal window and

sudo /usr/share/doc/libdvdread3/install-css.sh

See the wiki pages for other Ubuntu versions."
Guest [Entry]

"You could just install vlc - that normally works fine for me.

Alternatively you can use the medibuntu packages, though it is possible they may not be legal in the country you live in. Here are full instructions for using medibuntu. For playing DVDs, the key package is libdvdcss2."