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Old 05-04-2009, 03:57 PM   #1
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DVD software


Before I get drawn and quartered, I'm running UBUNTU, am I in the right place? I am registered with the UBUNTU forum, forgot my login and passwd, can't get in.

I need to install safe and free DVD software, Googled the net and didn't find any except for Windows O/S. Any leads?

Thanks in advance!
 
Old 05-04-2009, 04:18 PM   #2
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You are going to have to explain by what you mean by DVD software. If you mean burning, then K3b. If you mean players look at VLC, Mplayer, and a host of others. For other uses, you will need to specify what you want to do.
 
Old 05-04-2009, 06:42 PM   #3
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Thanks for the response...
I have a music instructional video which also includes "Access To Online Book", whatever that is. Have not been able to play the video, so I'm not sure what type of software I need.
 
Old 05-04-2009, 10:04 PM   #4
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What type of file is it? avi,mpg,vob, etc.
 
Old 05-05-2009, 04:42 AM   #5
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No clue, I can't read the disk. I'll use it on a friend's Window based system.

Thanks
 
Old 05-05-2009, 09:18 AM   #6
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Talking Frustrated with Windows

hi, I'm getting very frustrated with Windows, it's nothing more than a money grabber. I already tried Ubuntu in Windows and I like it. Now I want to install it directly into my external hard drive and my question is "what is the easiest way to do it?"

Last edited by Claude Lefort; 05-05-2009 at 09:38 AM. Reason: Rephrase
 
Old 05-05-2009, 10:03 AM   #7
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You should install mplayer and libdvdcss

sudo apt-get install mplayer smplayer w32codecs lidvdcss2

then you should be able to insert the DVD and play it on your Ubuntu box.
 
Old 05-05-2009, 11:07 AM   #8
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Claude Lefort View Post
hi, I'm getting very frustrated with Windows, it's nothing more than a money grabber. I already tried Ubuntu in Windows and I like it. Now I want to install it directly into my external hard drive and my question is "what is the easiest way to do it?"
Claude:

The easiest way to do it is---

1. Download (or buy from distributors) an installer CD that fits your hardware, 32bit or 64bit whatever your hardware is. You can can choose from distros go this site http://distrowatch.com/

2. Burn the downloaded ISO into a CD or DVD
3. Run it, partition available space into ext3 a minimum of 5-8 Gigs to host your linux OS, and another 500MB for Swap;
4. Install Linux into that partition
5. Use its package management to isntall further software you need.

That's all. Check back if you have some problems: first seach Linux Questions Forums for answers, if none you may post a question here again.

Hope this helps.
 
Old 05-05-2009, 11:11 AM   #9
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Nice !! I completely overlooked the first question (how do I install) and answered the second one (DVD Software).. which does no good until the install is complete.. OOoops
 
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