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    VLC has just “stopped” working


    Until a few weeks ago I was happily using VLC on my Ubuntu distro (15.10) and then today when I put a commercial DVD in, it wouldn't work. Previously I had installed libdvdcss and it worked fine, and when my current set-up failed to work, I reinstalled this.

    But when I open up vlc, and click on Media->Open Disk->Select DVD->Play, I get the following dialog box message:

    Playback failure: DVDRead could not open the disc "/dev/sr0". Your input can't be opened: VLC is unable to open the MRL 'dvd:///dev/sr0'. Check the log for details.
    (This is what I got previously too)

    I have also removed VLC and then reinstalled from scratch, but with the same problem.

    Can anyone suggest a solution please?

    Many thanks

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    Linux Guru Segfault's Avatar
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    Is your DVD even readable?
    Code:
    file -s /dev/sr0

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    Linux Guru Rubberman's Avatar
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    A lot of commercial DVD's are DRM-encumbered. Depending upon the disc, you may need to decrypt it with something like ffmpeg.
    Sometimes, real fast is almost as good as real time.
    Just remember, Semper Gumbi - always be flexible!

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    Quote Originally Posted by DPL View Post
    Ubuntu distro (15.10)
    this distro is dead, EOL.
    no more updates since over a year.
    how did you install vlc?
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    Linux Guru Rubberman's Avatar
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    I downloaded and installed it directly from my Mint Synaptic package manager for my laptop. My workstation I downloaded and compiled the code for my CentOS server directly. I use it daily on both systems, both for audio and video.
    Sometimes, real fast is almost as good as real time.
    Just remember, Semper Gumbi - always be flexible!

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