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Hey all, I have Ubuntu with WINE installed. Its on a laptop, and I bring this laptop with me on vacation and use it to watch movies alot. I went ...
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    DVDs


    Hey all,

    I have Ubuntu with WINE installed. Its on a laptop, and I bring this laptop with me on vacation and use it to watch movies alot. I went to play a DVD but got this error from Totem Movie Player
    Code:
    Totem could not play 'dvd:///media/cdrom0'.
    No URI handler implemented for "dvd".
    I tried it in kaffine, but it wont work there either. Do need a codec or is it something else? I am a very new user, so keep it simple. Much appreciated,

    Nick

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    install Restricted Formats.
    OR
    install Multimedia codecs through EasyUbuntu.
    It is amazing what you can accomplish if you do not care who gets the credit.
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    I got easyubuntu downloaded, but it wont work. I cant figure out how to get to the universal repository to do the restricted formats. Thanks

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    I got easyubuntu downloaded, but it wont work.
    whats the error message?
    I cant figure out how to get to the universal repository to do the restricted formats. Thanks
    post the contents of sources.list here.
    Code:
    cat /etc/apt/sources.list
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    If you post your version of Ubuntu that might help, too.

    Did you read the "Restricted Formats" link?

    Specifically, I'm thinking this part may be applicable to you:

    To play most DVDs you'll need the libdvdcss2 package. This package is available using Medibuntu. This is a third party package, and not supported by Canonical.

    There is a link provided to show you how to work with Medibuntu, although it took me a little while to get it.


    I don't recommend EasyUbuntu or similiar programs. They've never worked for me without errors, even with fresh installs, and its easier and better just to do it yourself with a little guidance from the linux community.

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    heres sources.list
    Code:
    deb-src http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ dapper main restricted
    
    ## Major bug fix updates produced after the final release of the
    ## distribution.
    deb http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ dapper-updates main restricted universe multiverse
    deb-src http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ dapper-updates main restricted
    
    ## Uncomment the following two lines to add software from the 'universe'
    ## repository.
    ## N.B. software from this repository is ENTIRELY UNSUPPORTED by the Ubuntu
    ## team, and may not be under a free licence. Please satisfy yourself as to
    ## your rights to use the software. Also, please note that software in
    ## universe WILL NOT receive any review or updates from the Ubuntu security
    ## team.
    deb http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ dapper main restricted universe multiverse# deb-src http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ dapper universe
    
    ## Uncomment the following two lines to add software from the 'backports'
    ## repository.
    ## N.B. software from this repository may not have been tested as
    ## extensively as that contained in the main release, although it includes
    ## newer versions of some applications which may provide useful features.
    ## Also, please note that software in backports WILL NOT receive any review
    ## or updates from the Ubuntu security team.
    # deb http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ dapper-backports main restricted universe multiverse
    # deb-src http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ dapper-backports main restricted universe multiverse
    
    deb http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu dapper-security main restricted universe multiverse
    deb-src http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu dapper-security main restricted
    # deb http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu dapper-security main restricted universe multiverse
    # deb-src http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu dapper-security universe
    I'm not sure what EasyUbuntu was supposed to do, but i think it installed a few new media players, none of which will play a DVD. I'm using version 6.06.

    thanks

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    # deb http:// us.archive.ubuntu.com /ubuntu/ dapper-backports main restricted universe multiverse
    execute this
    Code:
    gksu gedit /etc/apt/sources.list
    remove # sign before the line i quoted above.
    save file and execute
    Code:
    sudo apt-get update
    try to install Restricted Formats listed here.

    did you install VLC palyer through EasyUbuntu. it plays all formats, DVDs and VCDs.
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