Dvd's do not play in VLC, xine, mplayer, or movie play (Karmic)
first post, so please excuse my noobishness:
here goes: I'm running 9.10 on a lenovo g450 laptop. I have most of what I think the necessary software is: vlc, xine, mplayer, movie player. I have most if not all of the gstreamer plugins, I've installed libdvdcss2 and the ubuntu-restricted plugins. What happens is that none of these programs will play my dvd (british series 'coupling') for more than a few seconds without stopping. Basically, whatever program I use goes to the dvd menu, will begin to play in poor, pixelated quality with choppy sound, and then crashes. For a little while, vlc would play it with the same pixelation and poor sound, but now no dice anyway you slice the cake. Any suggestions?