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Old 12-26-2009, 02:58 PM   #1
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Dvd's do not play in VLC, xine, mplayer, or movie play (Karmic)

Hi all,

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?
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Hi Craig,

thank you for your RTFM reply. However, I'd already stumbled across that tutorial and I've gone through it. I have DMA enabled on the drive, and I can play the videos just at really poor quality. So...could this be a hardware issue?


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