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Old 02-14-2010, 03:06 PM   #1
MatBirch
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DVD Player problems...


I am having trouble getting my DVD player to play a commercial dvd. It reads recorded data discs just fine, but when I put a movie in, it loads "movie player" on my ubuntu, but then opens a window of "cannot play dvd, you may not have permission". Is this a "driver" type issue?
I tried installing AcidRip as well, and get the same results.

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Old 02-14-2010, 03:11 PM   #2
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I am having trouble getting my DVD player to play a commercial dvd. It reads recorded data discs just fine, but when I put a movie in, it loads "movie player" on my ubuntu, but then opens a window of "cannot play dvd, you may not have permission". Is this a "driver" type issue?
I tried installing AcidRip as well, and get the same results.

Thanks
Is libdvdcss installed? Most GNU/Linux distributions don't ship the library needed to decrypt and play commercial DVDs, as it can be illegal in certain areas. If you don't remember installing this, open up the terminal and type:

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sudo apt-get install libdvdread4
followed by:

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sudo /usr/share/doc/libdvdread4/install-css.sh
If this doesn't work or you've already installed it, it's probably a problem with your home user not being able to mount/unmount it correctly under HAL. (That is, if Ubuntu still uses HAL.. I haven't used it for a long time. )

Last edited by camphor; 02-14-2010 at 03:11 PM. Reason: grammar
 
Old 02-14-2010, 03:13 PM   #3
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Which distro are you using?

If you are using Ubuntu as the logo on your post suggests then you need the package: libdvdcss2

Look at https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Medibuntu and scroll down to "Playing Encrypted DVDs"
 
  


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