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Hello All I am using Ubuntu 10.04 and have installed all updates. I can not play dvds with Movie Player and would like to know what package I have to ...
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    Unhappy SOLVED - Playing DVDS


    Hello All
    I am using Ubuntu 10.04 and have installed all updates.
    I can not play dvds with Movie Player and would like to know what package I have to install to watch dvds. If I can't get it from the repository and have to install it from some place else I will need easy instructions on how to do it. I have tried every package in the repository that said it would play dvds with no luck. The only one that came close to me being able to play a dvd was SMplayer and it said that I needed to update it but could not see how to update it so I couldn't use it either.
    I'm a newbie so like I said I will need easy instructions or I should say simple instructions.
    Also when I tried to use Movie Player it accessed the internet and said there were no packages for it.
    Thank you in advance for your help.

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    Add medibuntu repositories and add package libdvdread4 and libdvdcss2

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    Hello All
    Thank you for such a fast reply.
    I went to the following links

    https://help.ubuntu.com/community/RestrictedFormats

    I then updated every thing with the following command

    sudo apt-get update

    Next I clicked on this link

    Click here to install the ubuntu-restricted-extras package

    and got the following in a window

    Launch Application

    This link needs to be opened with an application.
    Send to:

    apturl

    Choose an Application then there is a button that says chooose

    Remember my choice for apt inks.

    Then there are two more buttons with the following cancel and ok

    I don't know what to do with the above things. Please help me with this as I am a real newbie with Ubuntu.
    Thank you for your help with this.
    Have a Happy Holiday.
    Montana

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    Code:
    sudo apt-get install ubuntu-restricted-extras
    sudo apt-get update
    sudo apt-get install libdvdread4
    sudo /usr/share/doc/libdvdread4/install-css.sh
    This allowed VLC to play everything for me in Ubuntu, but I'm not entirely sure if it will work for MPlayer.
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    Hello jayd512
    Where do I get VLC and how do I install it? I will try the commands that you gave me after I have installed VLC this way I'll have a better chance of getting it to work. Is Mplayer installed automatically when you install Ubuntu?
    Thank you for your help inadvance.
    Have Happy Holidays.
    Montana

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    You get all your software from the same place. The package manager GUI or use the command line. The choice is yours but the end result is the same. If VLC is not installed already, check the package manager (Synaptic) or use the command line.
    Code:
    sudo apt-get install vlc
    same for mplayer.
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    sudo apt-get install mplayer
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    Hello All
    I want to thank you all for the help. I now have a dvd that works in my laptop. I'm going to save all the information for future use. Again thank you very much. Oh yea I'm using VLC which seems to work now for I tried a dvd and it played. Again thank you very much.
    Have a Happy Holidays.
    Montana

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    I would like to mark this as solved but can't figure out how to do that. If someone could tell me, I have tried the different things on the right but didn't find anything to do it.
    Thank you.
    Montana

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