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ronb0803 02-04-2009 06:57 PM

Looking for a media player for Hollywood movie playback
 
I just installed Kubuntu and have installed Totem for video playback. It is not playing any movie DVD's. Is there something out there that will play hollywood movies?

thorkelljarl 02-04-2009 07:22 PM

Yes there is

Try vlc and find it here.

http://www.videolan.org/vlc/

BCarey 02-04-2009 08:13 PM

Totem will also play dvds. If you are trying to view encrypted videos you will probably need to install libdvdcss, which raises legal issues. I don't use (K)Ubuntu, but I don't imagine it is included in the standard install because of the legal stuff.

Brian

ronb0803 02-04-2009 08:30 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by BCarey (Post 3432518)
Totem will also play dvds. If you are trying to view encrypted videos you will probably need to install libdvdcss, which raises legal issues. I don't use (K)Ubuntu, but I don't imagine it is included in the standard install because of the legal stuff.

Brian

Hmm all I am trying to do is watch a store bought video but Totem is not able to play them back for some reason.

craigevil 02-04-2009 09:13 PM

Intrepid - Kubuntuguide
Quote:

The Kubuntu Restricted Extras will install Adobe Flash Player, Java Runtime Environment (JRE) (sun-java-jre) with Firefox and Konqueror plug-ins (icedtea), a set of Microsoft Fonts (msttcorefonts), multimedia codecs (w32codecs or w64codecs), mp3-compatible encoding (lame), FFMpeg, extra multimedia codecs for K3b, the package for DVD decoding (libdvdread3, but see below for info on libdvdcss2), and the unrar archiver. This is a single command approach.

sudo apt-get install kubuntu-restricted-extras
You are probably just missing libddvcss2

Code:

wget -c http://packages.medibuntu.org/pool/free/libd/libdvdcss/libdvdcss2_1.2.10-0.2medibuntu1_i386.deb
sudo dpkg -i libdvdcss2_1.2.10-0.2medibuntu1_i386.deb

You might also want to take a look at
GetDeb - Software for Ubuntu Linux
http://www.getdeb.net/

and:
Appnr - Get Ubuntu Applications!
http://appnr.com/

Medibuntu - Community Ubuntu Documentation
https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Medibuntu

BCarey 02-07-2009 02:52 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ronb0803 (Post 3432525)
Hmm all I am trying to do is watch a store bought video but Totem is not able to play them back for some reason.

Most movie dvds these days are encrypted. In order to view them you need software to handle this, therefore libdvdcss.

Brian


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