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I tried playing a DVD movie last night because I wanted to know if the codecs were there. Movie Player poped up and gave me an error. So I installed ...
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- 07-02-2006 #1
Is there a way to play DVD movies?
- 07-02-2006 #2
With MPlayer, you can play them from the command line:
mplayer dvd://[track number]Flies of a particular kind, i.e. time-flies, are fond of an arrow.
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- 07-02-2006 #3
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Have you installed all of the multimedia codecs for Ubuntu? I used the Automatix script which replaces/updates/installs as necessary. I've just checked my Ubuntu install and DVDs play automatically in Totem (Movie Player) when a disc is inserted.
- 07-02-2006 #4
yes and no
Totem pops up and does the same thing. I don't know what Automatix is. I use Synaptic for installations.
- 07-02-2006 #5Originally Posted by dapperone
Something like that will do the trick (once your repositories are correctly configured) :
sudo apt-get install libdvdread3 sudo /usr/share/doc/libdvdread3/examples/install-css.sh
Configuring repositories using Synaptic :
http://ubuntuguide.org/wiki/Dapper#H....28Synaptic.29"To express yourself in freedom, you must die to everything of yesterday. From the 'old', you derive security; from the 'new', you gain the flow."
- 07-02-2006 #6
The first sudo apt-get didn't do anything. The install-css gave me the ability to play the DVD but no sound.
- 07-03-2006 #7
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- 07-03-2006 #8
seems to be working
[Update] I got it figured out. I reconfigured my packages, did some updates, and now DVD movies play very well. I also did a 'dpkg-reconfigure xserver-xorg' and set display to 24-bit. The movies play slightly jittery but that's to be expected considering my video card and CPU speed.
I checked all volume controls, everything is ok. This time I let the movie play while checking Preferences etc, and after about 40 seconds playing time the sound kicked in. The movie plays kind of jerky so I assume I'm choking the system between video and sound. My settings are at 32-bit video so maybe that's choking everything.
I can't remember how to change from 32-bit to 24-bit, but I think it's in the xorg. I'll check my notes.
Thanks for the help.