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Old 02-07-2006, 08:20 PM   #16
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Ok,
Still no joy! Says it can't find it.

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Old 02-08-2006, 02:21 AM   #17
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Try moving the file to your home directory then, you should be able to do that with Nautilus or something.
 
Old 02-12-2006, 01:04 PM   #18
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ok
It says it is already in the home directory, at least that is part of the path. obviously, ubuntu is only for use on the internet, and that computer is not on it. Maybe some day I will put it online and I can get my dvd player to play.
Thanks to everyone for the help.
unclejerry out
 
Old 02-12-2006, 08:25 PM   #19
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Well,
I finally did get the package installed. The player (totem) still does not work right. Totem starts the dvd, but all I can see is some visualisation like swirls and such on the player screen. The sound is there and sounds normal, though I can't tell if it is in sinc with the movie.
Any help would be appreciated.
Thanks, unclejerry
 
Old 02-12-2006, 08:36 PM   #20
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ok,
I have a nvidia g-force 2 video card. Could that be the problem?
Thanks
unclejerry

Last edited by unclejerry; 02-12-2006 at 08:38 PM.
 
Old 02-13-2006, 02:49 PM   #21
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possibly, ati do drivers for linux, tho they aren't generally known as "good", but I can't comment on that as I use NVidia...
 
Old 02-13-2006, 03:00 PM   #22
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Quote:
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possibly, ati do drivers for linux, tho they aren't generally known as "good", but I can't comment on that as I use NVidia...
I am massively confused here as to when ATI vs nvidia came in...espeically as he uses nvidia... And no, video drivers have nothing to do with video playback not installing properly. That is an issue of missing codecs for video, and that is it. You need to install something better than totem, like mplayer, with libdvd and win32codec-all. There are many great install guides and such around for ubuntu, but pretty much all of em will tell you to go online. It is not really designed as an offline distro.

EDIT: On a side note... both ATI and nvidia have linux drivers which are easily accessable, and easy to install. ATI's are an install script, I believe nvidias are the same, though ubuntu has released packages for both from what I understand.

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Old 02-14-2006, 08:36 AM   #23
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i use kubuntu and i suppose its the same in ubuntu but i just right click the deb file and and choose package menu/install package
 
Old 02-15-2006, 11:12 AM   #24
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I dont believe it has anything to do with your video drivers.. try installing something like xine or mplayer to play the DVD.. I've always had problems with Totem.
Also, he has an Nvidia card- whats the point behind discussing ATI drivers?

Thanks
 
Old 02-15-2006, 12:57 PM   #25
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I have downloaded the Win/32 codecs and installed them according to the instructions provided. I got no error message and it seemed to install ok. How can I tell? I have since tried to play a bought dvd movie, and it said it couldn't find the proper (can't remember the word it used) to play Dvd://. I will try to download Mplayer and libdvd.
Thanks
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Old 02-15-2006, 05:22 PM   #26
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Welcome To Dependency Hell

You'll need libdvdcss to read copy protected DVDs. You can download Automatix from the ubuntu forum, automates installation of all the audio and video codecs and libs for you.

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Old 02-22-2006, 12:38 PM   #27
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I still don't have it. I like ubuntu, but why would they release a crippled distro, knowing it won't play dvd's? It looks to me like linux would appeal to more people if it was just a little more user friendly. Geeks will snear and laugh at nongeeks, but there are more of us out here who would like to do without Microsloth, if it were a little easier.
unclejerry
 
Old 02-22-2006, 12:45 PM   #28
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lost

If you get lost in the directories ~ indicates your home directory
example: I am user rob
cd ~ takes me to /home/rob
so ~/Desktop will always point me to rob's desktop
so if I have a file located on my desktop, regardless of where I currently am (my pwd) I should be able to assume it's at ~/Desktop/[filename]
 
Old 02-22-2006, 02:12 PM   #29
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Thank the MPAA and RIAA

Quote:
Originally Posted by unclejerry
I still don't have it. I like ubuntu, but why would they release a crippled distro, knowing it won't play dvd's? It looks to me like linux would appeal to more people if it was just a little more user friendly. Geeks will snear and laugh at nongeeks, but there are more of us out here who would like to do without Microsloth, if it were a little easier.
unclejerry
You're all too right. However, if they released it to, by default, be able to decrypt DRM protected media (which playing a DVD is) they would leave themselves wide open to murderous assault by the entertainment industry's legal sharks. I'm sure you can appreciate their dilemma.

If you don't want to slog through trying to install manually and you don't feel like giving Automatix a try, you could try easy ubuntu

Easy Ubuntu

Installs the stuff for you. If you don't start enjoying your box, you'll never bother trying to learn more. Some consider these tools to be "cheating" somehow. But if you can't get it to do something simple that you know you can do in Windows, you might give it up entirely. Go ahead and cheat - we won't tell.

Last edited by Dragineez; 02-22-2006 at 02:23 PM.
 
Old 02-22-2006, 02:15 PM   #30
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