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Old 01-14-2014, 07:51 PM   #1
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DVD playback failure


Evening:

Actually, I have a number of questions to pose. #1. I just installed Xubuntu 13.10 and cannot get the DVD playback to work from either PAROLE nor VLC. PAROLE gave error: GStreames backend error-could not read information for DVD. I entered command "vlc dvd: ///dev/sr0 and got:
(in green print) [0x7fadf00062e8] main input error
(in red print) ES_OUT_RESET_PER called.
Need some help to understand what to do about these error reports. To the best of my knowledge, all restricted extras and codecs are installed. Which brings up question #2. When installing and downloading 13.10, it took an inordinate amount of time (45 mins install- 1hr. 40 mins to download/install restricted extras-(575.5Mb)). Care to say why? And #3. Is there a way to incorporate "restart" into the dropdown menu? #4. Will "Virtualbox" allow play from such sites as "BIGFISHgames", "POGO", "POPCAP", etc? If not what cross-platform program must I install?
Any of these problems you could answer/fix would be appreciated. I'm not exactly new to LINUX/UBUNTU, but, obviously, I'm not an old pro either.
THANX:
Rick

I'd like to add some info. Perhaps this will add some insight to the problem. When I key in "vlc dvd: ///dev/sro" in terminal, it opens the player. Yet, it does not remain in vlc player...i.e. when opened from the multimeadia menu I have to re-enter command. And PAROLE player gave error code: GStreamer backend error-Could not read information of DVD. Actually, there are other apps that are not staying with the programs they get attached to such as "Chromium does not stay default browser, even though I've set it many times. I'm wondering, is it possible to download a corrupt I.S.O./O.S pkg? I retrieved Xubuntu 13.10 from Xubuntu.org!! Installed in a clean/wiped HDD. Plus, ran a wipe (from Xubuntu) out ahead of install. Is there any more info you may need, that might be of help?

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Old 01-14-2014, 08:07 PM   #2
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Are these commercial DVDs? There might be a DRM issue.

Can you open the DVDs in a file manager, view their contents, and play the *.vob files in the VIDEO_TS folder?
 
Old 01-14-2014, 08:50 PM   #3
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1) what frankbell said

2) your speed question may be because you have gone to a repo that is hard locked to a certain download speed

look at the alternative repos and time a download from each.

debian does offer a apt speed tool, netselect-apt and it appears to exit in *buntu land as well
http://manpages.ubuntu.com/manpages/...ect-apt.1.html

3) checking popcap I notice to play free that
http://www.popcap.com/bejeweled-blitz

Quote:
Ways You Can Play

iPad
iPhone/iPod touch
Android
Xbox LIVE Arcade
Facebook
nope!

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Old 01-14-2014, 09:37 PM   #4
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To play commercial copy protected DVD's you need libdvdcss2. That probably did not come with Xbuntu by default. You said you installed all the "restricted extras and codecs" ... did that included libdvdcss2?

If libdvdcss2 is not installed, you will not be able to play commercial copy protected DVDs. However, I don't know what error message will result, nor do I know if the error messages you are getting are related to the absense of libdvdcss2. I'm just guessing.

Run "dpkg --list | grep libdvdcss2" to make sure it's installed. Your output should look something like the below if it's installed:

Code:
$ dpkg --list | grep libdvdcss2
ii  libdvdcss2  1.2.12-0.0medibuntu1  Simple foundation for reading DVDs - runtime libraries
$

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Old 01-14-2014, 10:04 PM   #5
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Hi. Searching my package manager: looks like you can also try installing Brasero to get libdvdcss2, I have Brasero installed but "dpkg --list | grep libdvdcss2" shows nothing? Haven't played many DVDs tho sorry... best wishes and have fun.

:Edit.

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Old 01-15-2014, 08:37 PM   #6
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Smile libdvdcss2

For those in need of libdvdcss2....which is not available on some sites anymore and hard to find for download; I have a good copy (32 bit only. don't know if it works for 64 bit) - if anyone wants it, I will be glad to share! e-mail me and will send it to you! civilwest@bluebirdwireless.com ~Darrel~
 
Old 01-15-2014, 08:43 PM   #7
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Also; I believe you will need to install avifile-win32-plugin from your package manager! Works for me every-time!
 
Old 01-15-2014, 08:52 PM   #8
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Try following the steps detailed on this link.

https://help.ubuntu.com/13.10/ubuntu...estricted.html


Report back with your results.

Good luck to you.
 
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Old 01-17-2014, 03:58 PM   #9
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To TroN-0074:

THANK YOU!!! Went to the url you suggested. Not sure which command did the trick, but now have DVD playback. KUDOS, my friend

To haertig:

Your reply should be removed. Ubuntu discontinued medibuntu quite some time ago. Your answer will lead to greater frustration by those who may attempt to use it. Thank You for replying.

To aus9:

I will check out the sites you mentioned. Thank You.

I'd like to add my appreciation to all here who took the time to reply. I'd been searching for the answers to my comp's issues for some time before stumbling into this site. I found more useful info in one post here, than all of the others sites I visited. THANX to all!!
RICK
 
Old 01-17-2014, 07:00 PM   #10
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Quote:
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To haertig:

Your reply should be removed. Ubuntu discontinued medibuntu quite some time ago. Your answer will lead to greater frustration by those who may attempt to use it. Thank You for replying.
I didn't mean to imply that you have to go to medibuntu to get it. And I never said you should go to medibunto to get it. That happens to be where mine came from, but I know medibuntu is gone now. Your output from dpkg will look "something like" my output, as I said in my post. That's all I was trying to show you - how to see if you have it installed or not. You appeared to be newbie in your initial post and I wasn't sure if you were aware of the ways to see what packages you actually have installed in a Debian-based distro.

Where you get libdvdcss2 from, that could be anywhere. Sorry you were confused by my post. I was only trying to help you, not frustrate you.
 
Old 01-17-2014, 07:36 PM   #11
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To haertig:

OK, well if you look at the "command" posting, you can see why I (or anyone else) would think what I did. Believe me, I wasn't intending to insult you, or belittle your contribution. TRUCE, my friend? !! OK, while I have you "on the hook", perhaps you could help me with another little problem I'm having. I installed "SoundConverter" in order to convert .wma to FLAC or .wav. However, after opening program, I couldn't get it (SC) to do as I wanted. So, could you dirsct me to a "how to" manual(I searched and didn't find one) or could you just simply tell me what i must do. I have a MAJOR music collection I want to get off my flashdrives and onto my HDD.(at least, I know how to cut/paste audio files) Actually, there are quite a few little things I'd like to do in setting up my laptop, but at the moment, I haven't found either the "how to's" or the posts that would tell me what I need.
Thank You:
Rick
 
Old 01-17-2014, 08:36 PM   #12
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Quote:
Originally Posted by 69Rixter View Post
To TroN-0074:

THANK YOU!!! Went to the url you suggested. Not sure which command did the trick, but now have DVD playback. KUDOS, my friend

... those who may attempt to use it. Thank You for replying.

To aus9:

I will check out the sites you mentioned. Thank You.

I'd like to add my appreciation to all here who took the time to reply. I'd been searching for the answers to my comp's issues for some time before stumbling into this site. I found more useful info in one post here, than all of the others sites I visited. THANX to all!!
RICK
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