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Greetings. I have Ubuntu 6.06 and currently I have mplayer and totem on my system but I cannot seem to read DVDs, I put them in and totem comes up ...
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    Greetings.

    I have Ubuntu 6.06 and currently I have mplayer and totem on my system but I cannot seem to read DVDs, I put them in and totem comes up but says:
    "Totem cannot play this type of media (DVD) because you do not have the appropriate plugins to handle it."
    when I use mplayer, I cannot seem to find a single file to run the movie, it shows me every file on the disc but none of them seem to play the movie.
    is there a quick and easy way to watch DVDs on my Ubuntu system?
    thanks.

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    you have to install restircted codecs for playing DVDs.
    best way is, download 'Automatix' and install Non Free Audio/Video Codecs through it
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    install restricted formats manually through Synaptic.





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    Thanks Casper, as always you are a great help. I downloaded the codec and it works now with totem, question though, since it says these are non free codec, who do I have to pay?

    also, under the ubuntu help forum I have a threat asking help on making backups of my DVDs, so far nothing seems to work, do you have any ideas?

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    I downloaded the codec and it works now with totem, question though, since it says these are non free codec, who do I have to pay?
    you dont have to pay to anyone. Those codecs are free for Home PC Users.
    also, under the ubuntu help forum I have a threat asking help on making backups of my DVDs, so far nothing seems to work, do you have any ideas?
    i will check that thread.





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