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Old 01-25-2015, 01:34 AM   #1
zrampage
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Trouble playing store bought movie DVDs


<<<<<<<<<<
Playback failure:
DVDRead could not open the disc "/dev/sr0".
Your input can't be opened:
VLC is unable to open the MRL 'dvd:///dev/sr0'. Check the log for details.>>>>>>>>>>>>>>


i have researched this issue. it makes me feel like a noob. i some how messed up my dvd drive for a while with copy and paste terminal commands . eventually i had to reinstall. decided to donate and buy zorin os 9 ultimate. i've experimented with a couple distros like mint. i just can't seem to find a good program to play a dvd.

is there a way?

my drive now reads discs and it seems like something is there.

just did a test burn and that worked so the drive should be fine. it's a satellite c655
 
Old 01-25-2015, 02:35 PM   #2
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Do you have rights to /dev/sr0?

Run:

ls -l /dev/sr0

and see your user has right or not.
 
Old 01-25-2015, 02:47 PM   #3
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Quote:
Originally Posted by zrampage View Post
<<<<<<<<<<
Playback failure:
DVDRead could not open the disc "/dev/sr0".
Your input can't be opened:
VLC is unable to open the MRL 'dvd:///dev/sr0'. Check the log for details.>>>>>>>>>>>>>>


i have researched this issue. it makes me feel like a noob. i some how messed up my dvd drive for a while with copy and paste terminal commands . eventually i had to reinstall. decided to donate and buy zorin os 9 ultimate. i've experimented with a couple distros like mint. i just can't seem to find a good program to play a dvd.

is there a way?

my drive now reads discs and it seems like something is there.

just did a test burn and that worked so the drive should be fine. it's a satellite c655
Do you have libdvdcss installed? From the vidolan dvdcss website:

"libdvdcss is a simple library designed for accessing DVDs like a block device without having to bother about the decryption."
 
Old 01-25-2015, 03:07 PM   #4
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@ zrampage

I agree with aianson, it's probably a codec issue. Below is a link to install libdvdcss and the restricted extras package for additional codecs to play.

https://help.ubuntu.com/community/RestrictedFormats

Last edited by Bret W; 01-25-2015 at 03:11 PM.
 
Old 01-25-2015, 07:39 PM   #5
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Here's the specific page for installing the libdvdcss
https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Re...ts/PlayingDVDs

Just those two commands is all that should be needed. Note: it says something to the affect that if you already installed the restricted extras you won't need this -- but that is out of date so ignore that (i.e you do need it).
 
Old 01-26-2015, 07:31 AM   #6
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zrampage@zrampage-pc:~$ ls -l /dev/sr0
brw-rw----+ 1 root cdrom 11, 0 Jan 24 23:10 /dev/sr0

...


libdvdread4 is already the newest version.

did the steps on that site which sounded right and looked good.. i rebooted and got =

Playback failure:
DVDRead could not open the disc "/dev/sr0".
Your input can't be opened:
VLC is unable to open the MRL 'dvdsimple:///dev/sr0'. Check the log for details.


i feel that i'm close.. thank you guys for the help.. i'm running zorin 9 ultimate .. figured it'd have all the bells and whistles .. figured playing a dvd would be easy
 
Old 01-26-2015, 08:25 AM   #7
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If you installed libdvdread and ran the install command in the post it should work. Check to see if your user is a member of the cdrom group. While logged in as your user, open a terminal and type: groups
In the output you should see cdrom as well as several other groups.
Have you tried the DVD in another computer on the off chance you got a bad one?
 
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Old 01-26-2015, 09:19 AM   #8
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check your package manager and see if libdvdcss (or libdvdcss2) is installed.

most distros (i think linux mint is an exception) cannot install it by default since many countries have laws against decrypting digital content without paying a royalty to the mpaa.
 
Old 01-26-2015, 11:29 AM   #9
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A few questions.

Did you run the install script for libdvdcss?

Code:
sudo /usr/share/doc/libdvdread4/install-css.sh
Usually, this is enough to get DRM DVDs to play.

Do you have more than one DVD/CDROM drive on the machine?
If so, the device nodes would be /dev/sr0, /dev/sr1, etc...

Is the dvd a bluray disc?

VLC can play Non DRM blu-ray discs, but not DRM blu-rays.

Are you trying to play the DVD through a VM? ( virtual machine )

Have you tried playing another DVD disc?

Last edited by Bret W; 01-26-2015 at 11:34 AM.
 
Old 01-26-2015, 01:47 PM   #10
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zrampage@zrampage-pc:~$ groups
zrampage adm cdrom sudo dip plugdev lpadmin sambashare

fresh install too btw. just tried a few dvds that work in my tiny tv/dvd combo. .

figured i'd try a few different programs. VLC = Playback failure:
DVDRead could not open the disc "/dev/sr0".
Your input can't be opened:
VLC is unable to open the MRL 'dvdsimple:///dev/sr0'. Check the log for details


and Xine says i don't have a disc in or i don't have premission .. any DVD specific media players out there?

i am about to go to work. when i get back i may see if i have a spare disc drive i can put in to eleminate that.

strange issues really feel that getting a dvd to play shouldn't be giving me this much hassle. installed everything in those suggestions.
 
Old 01-26-2015, 10:38 PM   #11
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Not heard of this, might work on some distros if that script is provided:

Quote:
sudo /usr/share/doc/libdvdread4/install-css.sh
Apart from Mint I have always needed to get libdvdcss2 as a .deb file and install it. If you just install libdvdcss it will not work. Ubuntu might have their own arangements.
Not sure what is happening with the latest intell processers and drm.

Fred.
 
Old 01-27-2015, 02:44 PM   #12
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Quote:
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Not heard of this, might work on some distros if that script is provided:

Quote:
sudo /usr/share/doc/libdvdread4/install-css.sh
Apart from Mint I have always needed to get libdvdcss2 as a .deb file and install it. If you just install libdvdcss it will not work. Ubuntu might have their own arangements.
Not sure what is happening with the latest intell processers and drm.

Fred.
That was the step for ubuntu when installing libdvdcss unless the latest releases of ubuntu is using an alternative install method. It's been a long time since I used ubuntu and that step worked for me in the past.

In other distros, libdvdcss will be pre-installed or available in the repos.

Last edited by Bret W; 01-27-2015 at 03:32 PM.
 
Old 01-31-2015, 01:37 AM   #13
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I'm using a version of Zorin 9 i paid for. it is fully loaded .. so far i've tried to burn cds and dvds... that works fine

i did a sudo lshw -C disk

*-cdrom
description: DVD-RAM writer
product: CDDVDW TS-L633Y
vendor: TSSTcorp
physical id: 0.0.0
bus info: scsi@5:0.0.0
logical name: /dev/cdrom
logical name: /dev/sr0
version: TF20
capabilities: removable audio cd-r cd-rw dvd dvd-r dvd-ram
configuration: ansiversion=5 status=ready
*-medium
physical id: 0
logical name: /dev/cdrom
---------------

when i put a blank disc in and do it says busy and then ready all good..... can read discs with data on it .... i can burn and see it on other pcs ...

when i put a Movie DVD in says busy then says status=nodisc



also when i put a DVD in and try
zrampage@zrampage-pc:~$ sudo regionset
regionset version 0.1 -- reads/sets region code on DVD drives
ERROR: Could not open disc "(null)"!
Please ensure there is a readable CD or DVD in the drive.


-------------

seems like it has no idea what a DVD movie is... movie plays just fine on my other computer and dvd player

also tried a SMplayer click open disc ... no luck .... tried VLC

Playback failure:
DVDRead could not open the disc "/dev/sr0".
Your input can't be opened:
VLC is unable to open the MRL 'dvd:///dev/sr0'. Check the log for details.


i've gotten every update.. newest stuff ... this is driving me nuts
 
Old 01-31-2015, 02:29 AM   #14
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If you want to play commercial copy-protected DVD's, the easiest way is to install LinuxMint as your distro. It's going to play them out of the box. Other distros, as mentioned above, you'll have to install libdvdcss at the very least. The good thing about Mint, is that it's based on Ubuntu so you have access to the large amount of stuff in the Ubuntu repos.
 
Old 01-31-2015, 04:37 AM   #15
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i do love mint .. i've used it for a while .. someone got me hooked on zorin. it's a pretty cool os. shouldn't be any reason why i can't use it. had the free core 9 then i decided to buy the ultimate edtion to check it out. i was hoping to use it a while.

Starting to wonder if it's my dvd drive maybe. been plugging a way at it. i'll check out the latest mint on a vm and see if i can play dvds though virtual box

if that fixes it i'm going to be mad at zorin. for some reason i think it has to be something else other than the os im using. it's the ultimate full featured edition i have that libdvdcss

ubuntu extras ... tons of media players and bells and whistles ... really starting to make me think it's a messed up drive

now i'm also getting this error in the attachment
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