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Old 04-03-2013, 01:42 AM   #1
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installing VLC player in UBUNTU OS

am using UBUNTU 12.04 OS, in that am unable to install VLC player. previously I used UBUNTU 9.10 in that I installed direct through internet, and I found offline installer also, but in this am not getting.
and my suggestion is the UBUNTU 10.10 versions is very user friendly and we can use easily. I need offline installer for VLC player ..

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Old 04-03-2013, 01:54 AM   #2
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vlc is in the universe section of repository:

So, just need to enable this repository (eg )
and then install it. Eg

sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install vlc

If you have no network you could look into use a tool like apt-offline:

Old 04-25-2013, 04:59 PM   #3
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Talking SOLVED - DVD doesn't play with VLC

I did everything you proposed in your post and it gave me VLC which plays very well but only DVD's don't but video files on my pc do.
Am I missing a codec or a pluggin? if you have any suggestions on how to config VLC for DVDs to play it would make my day.

I'm using Ubuntu 12.04 LTS on Presario CQ56

Hello everyone,

I was able to fix my problem, here's what I did :

I first installed VLC using :

sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install vlc

and then I found the commmand:

sudo /usr/share/doc/libdvdread4/

after installing libdvdread4, I went into Ubuntu software center and searched for the package(regionset)
and Installed it, now everything in VLC works well, all DVDs,DVD-RW, VCDs etc...

I found my answers on Ubuntu's Help website :

Thanks again all for your help and input, really appreciated. :-D

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Old 04-25-2013, 06:06 PM   #4
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Try this for DVD playback:
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Ubuntu has most excellent documentation. This page is the first google hit for "Ubuntu DVD":

sudo apt-get install libdvdread4
sudo /usr/share/doc/libdvdread4/
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Originally Posted by le555 View Post
Am I missing a codec or a pluggin? if you have any suggestions on how to config VLC for DVDs to play it would make my day.
Try adding the medibuntu repos to your sources.list:
sudo -E wget --output-document=/etc/apt/sources.list.d/medibuntu.list$(lsb_release -cs).list && sudo apt-get --quiet update && sudo apt-get --yes --quiet --allow-unauthenticated install medibuntu-keyring && sudo apt-get --quiet update
Then install the libdvdcss2 package to play encrypted DVDs.

Note that installing the xine-ui program is great for watching DVD discs, although VLC should play them just as well as long as you have the proper codecs (i.e., libdvdcss2) installed.


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