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Old 03-26-2016, 12:45 PM   #1
Belikewater
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Unable to play DVD on VLC - VLC is unable to open the MRL


I am new here and new to Linux. I gave up Windows 10 and decided to make Linux my OS in particular the Mint distro. I am having trouble with a few things. For this thread I am having issues with playing DVDs on VLC.

I get this error message:
File reading failed:
VLC could not open the file "/media/Computername/Gladiator/VIDEO_TS.VOB" (Permission denied).
Your input can't be opened:
VLC is unable to open the MRL


I went into Tools> Preference> input codec> and confirmed the default optical drive is /dev/sr0. Sitll wont work. I tried the other default optical drive. Still not working. I uninstalled VLC and reinstalled. Still same issue. It looks like I have all the correct packages selected.

I have tried what I can find that is suggested. Any other suggestions?
 
Old 03-26-2016, 01:53 PM   #2
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I just tried a non commercial dvd and it worked. But even when I shut off firewall, commercial dvds wont play. It gives the same message as above.
 
Old 03-26-2016, 01:59 PM   #3
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Can you please paste the output from:

Code:
dpkg -l libdvd*
 
Old 03-27-2016, 01:36 PM   #4
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Hey hydrurga,

This is what I get back:

Quote:
Desired=Unknown/Install/Remove/Purge/Hold
| Status=Not/Inst/Conf-files/Unpacked/halF-conf/Half-inst/trig-aWait/Trig-pend
|/ Err?=(none)/Reinst-required (Status,Err: uppercase=bad)
||/ Name Version Architecture Description
+++-==============-============-============-=================================
ii libdvdcss2 1.2.13-0 amd64 library designed for accessing DV
ii libdvdnav4:amd 4.2.1-3 amd64 DVD navigation library
ii libdvdread4:am 4.2.1-2ubunt amd64 library for reading DVDs
 
  


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