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Old 07-12-2009, 04:06 PM   #1
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Question Ubuntu won't read DVD's


I have Ubuntu for a couple of months and everytime I insert a DVD that I bought in a shop , Soo it a completely legal copy .
Ubuntu will not read it .

I installed libdvdread and libdvdcss.
I scanned a bunch of threads , but they all say the same .
Install libdvdcss. . But I have installed it already

And it still doesn't work .

Somebody help me ....

Greets .
 
Old 07-12-2009, 04:19 PM   #2
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Does it work in another computer? Or a DVD Player?

It should be libdvdcss2.

Have you installed ubuntu-restricted-extras?
 
Old 07-12-2009, 04:25 PM   #3
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It works on every other dvd player and it works on Windows .
I installed Libdvdcss2 and ubuntu restricted extras ..
 
Old 07-12-2009, 04:33 PM   #4
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Install VLC.
 
Old 07-12-2009, 04:34 PM   #5
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VLC is installed and so is totem (Xine) and so is Mplayer .
It really wont work
 
Old 07-12-2009, 04:37 PM   #6
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Mmm, can't think of anything else.
 
Old 07-12-2009, 04:46 PM   #7
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Sometimes the CD-Rom won't read some media (CDs). Can you copy the disk to a different CD? (Not a CD-RW, but a recordable)
 
Old 07-12-2009, 05:53 PM   #8
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Guinevere View Post
I have Ubuntu for a couple of months and everytime I insert a DVD that I bought in a shop , Soo it a completely legal copy .
Ubuntu will not read it .
Is the drive mounted correctly? Can you see the contents inside the dvd? Double check with ls, you should see the audio_ts and video_ts folders inside of it.

If that does work, try to use mplayer in command line this way:

Code:
mplayer /mnt/dvd/video_ts/*.VOB
Make sure you adjust the path in the right way.
 
Old 07-13-2009, 11:40 AM   #9
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It can't see anything from the dvd .
Its like the driver can't read it , I can hear the dvd spin for 2 seconds and then it stops .
I try to mount the dvd ; But it says that there is no media in the drive .

And I have installed everything which I mentioned earlier .
 
Old 07-13-2009, 02:09 PM   #10
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Check this Ubuntu 9.04 Post Installation Guide and install the programs mentioned in it.
 
Old 07-13-2009, 02:37 PM   #11
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If he can't mount the drive I doubt it's user-land related. All you need to mount a disk is a kernel with the relevant stuff enabled and the mount command, nothing else.

This sounds to me rather like faulty disks and/or drive, or maybe your drive is not able to read a given type of disk for any reason.

Let's check the trivial stuff, not even Einstein was immune to silly errors. First, the drive can read dvd disks, right? Try this command right after booting:

Code:
sudo dmesg | grep -i dvd
And post here the output.

If dvd's don't work, try a regular cdrom and see if you can mount it. I've seen dvd drives which after some years of operation couldn't read dvd's any longer, but they had no problem with cdrom', which will be indicative that the lens used to read dvd's has died and cdroms are handled by another independent lens. That wouldn't fix anything, but you would then be sure that the problem is in the hardware.

I assume you've tested a different distro (that's what livecds are for) and that you have the same problem. If not, please, try it as well.
 
Old 07-13-2009, 03:12 PM   #12
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See https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+s...ux/+bug/228624
 
  


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