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Old 10-06-2008, 10:32 PM   #1
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getting VLC media player to work


hello, I want to be able to watch DVDs on my computer. But I put in a DVD and go to VLC media player and it won't play. I try going to open file, and I tell it to open the DVD (which shows up on my desktop and everything) and it still doesn't play anything. how can I make it work?

thanks for helping me, you guys. It's awesome you have these forums for us!
 
Old 10-06-2008, 10:37 PM   #2
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O, I'm sorry! I should have told you that I have Hardy Heron and my architecture (if that matters) is x86-64 (AMD64). what do those numbers and letters stand for anyway? and why is it useful to know the architecture? I guess its useful to know the distribution because you know what code works.
 
Old 10-07-2008, 12:06 AM   #3
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hello, I want to be able to watch DVDs on my computer. But I put in a DVD and go to VLC media player and it won't play. I try going to open file, and I tell it to open the DVD (which shows up on my desktop and everything) and it still doesn't play anything. how can I make it work?

thanks for helping me, you guys. It's awesome you have these forums for us!
You should try to do something in here:
http://www.debuntu.org/how-to-play-d...r-ubuntu-linux

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Old 10-07-2008, 03:38 AM   #4
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O, I'm sorry! I should have told you that I have Hardy Heron and my architecture (if that matters) is x86-64 (AMD64). what do those numbers and letters stand for anyway? and why is it useful to know the architecture? I guess its useful to know the distribution because you know what code works.
The numbers refer to the processor you're using. It's useful to know the architecture because some programs don't have versions for certain architectures.
 
Old 10-07-2008, 10:23 AM   #5
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Please help!

Someone had a similar problem [mod_edit]URL removed[/mod_edit].. i dont use LQ much so if anone could reply on that link would be great!

Last edited by Tinkster; 10-18-2008 at 04:04 PM. Reason: Driving traffic to own site?
 
  


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