Well it looks like my dvd player issues is actually something else. I could see the players making attempts to find the dvd and I thought that was the problem. I installed mplayer and ran it from a terminal window and got this, which looks like a video issue? Anyone seen this?
I tried to post the results from the terminal window but I got an error about posting 8 images, 6 is the limit, however I had no images.
so has anyone had a similar problem, nvida 8400 I think is my video card. I installed loads of updates for the card the other day.