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Old 08-12-2017, 10:49 AM   #1
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Can't play DVDs in Ubuntu


hi guys I'm trying to play DVDs in Ubuntu but I'm having some problems.
I run this command and got the output

Code:
antobbo@antobbo-linux-Dell-System-XPS-L702X:~$ sudo apt-get install libdvdcss
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree       
Reading state information... Done
Package libdvdcss is not available, but is referred to by another package.
This may mean that the package is missing, has been obsoleted, or
is only available from another source

E: Package 'libdvdcss' has no installation candidate
antobbo@antobbo-linux-Dell-System-XPS-L702X:~$ sudo apt-get install libdvdcss
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree       
Reading state information... Done
Package libdvdcss is not available, but is referred to by another package.
This may mean that the package is missing, has been obsoleted, or
is only available from another source

E: Package 'libdvdcss' has no installation candidate
So I run this

Code:
antobbo@antobbo-linux-Dell-System-XPS-L702X:~$ apt-cache search libdvdcss
brasero - CD/DVD burning application for GNOME
kubuntu-restricted-extras - Commonly used restricted packages for Kubuntu
lubuntu-restricted-extras - Commonly used restricted packages for Lubuntu
ubuntu-restricted-extras - Commonly used restricted packages for Ubuntu
xubuntu-restricted-extras - Commonly used restricted packages for Xubuntu
arista - multimedia transcoder for the GNOME Desktop
gxine - the xine video player, GTK+/Gnome user interface
libdvdread4 - library for reading DVDs
antobbo@antobbo-linux-Dell-System-XPS-L702X:~$
SO what do I do with that, do I need to run
sudo apt-get install ubuntu-restricted-extras
 
Old 08-12-2017, 11:00 AM   #2
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It may be that you just have to install libdvdcss2 (the package changed name). If that doesn't work you will need to check that you have the relevant repositories enabled so posting your /etc/apt/sources.list may help.
 
Old 08-12-2017, 11:28 AM   #3
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Thanks for that.
No luck with libdvdcss2
Code:
antobbo@antobbo-linux-Dell-System-XPS-L702X:~$ sudo apt-get install libdvdcss2
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Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree       
Reading state information... Done
Package libdvdcss2 is not available, but is referred to by another package.
This may mean that the package is missing, has been obsoleted, or
is only available from another source

E: Package 'libdvdcss2' has no installation candidate

This is the content of /etc/apt/sources.list

Code:
# deb cdrom:[Ubuntu 12.04.3 LTS _Precise Pangolin_ - Release amd64 (20130820.1)]/ dists/precise/main/binary-i386/

# deb cdrom:[Ubuntu 12.04.3 LTS _Precise Pangolin_ - Release amd64 (20130820.1)]/ dists/precise/restricted/binary-i386/
# deb cdrom:[Ubuntu 12.04.3 LTS _Precise Pangolin_ - Release amd64 (20130820.1)]/ precise main restricted

# See http://help.ubuntu.com/community/UpgradeNotes for how to upgrade to
# newer versions of the distribution.
deb http://gb.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ precise main restricted
deb-src http://gb.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ precise main restricted
deb http://ppa.launchpad.net/rabbitvcs/ppa/ubuntu **DISTRIBUTION** main

## Major bug fix updates produced after the final release of the
## distribution.
deb http://gb.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ precise-updates main restricted
deb-src http://gb.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ precise-updates main restricted

## N.B. software from this repository is ENTIRELY UNSUPPORTED by the Ubuntu
## team. Also, please note that software in universe WILL NOT receive any
## review or updates from the Ubuntu security team.
deb http://gb.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ precise universe
deb-src http://gb.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ precise universe
deb http://gb.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ precise-updates universe
deb-src http://gb.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ precise-updates universe

## N.B. software from this repository is ENTIRELY UNSUPPORTED by the Ubuntu 
## team, and may not be under a free licence. Please satisfy yourself as to 
## your rights to use the software. Also, please note that software in 
## multiverse WILL NOT receive any review or updates from the Ubuntu
## security team.
deb http://gb.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ precise multiverse
deb-src http://gb.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ precise multiverse
deb http://gb.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ precise-updates multiverse
deb-src http://gb.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ precise-updates multiverse

## N.B. software from this repository may not have been tested as
## extensively as that contained in the main release, although it includes
## newer versions of some applications which may provide useful features.
## Also, please note that software in backports WILL NOT receive any review
## or updates from the Ubuntu security team.
deb http://gb.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ precise-backports main restricted universe multiverse
deb-src http://gb.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ precise-backports main restricted universe multiverse

deb http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu precise-security main restricted
deb-src http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu precise-security main restricted
deb http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu precise-security universe
deb-src http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu precise-security universe
deb http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu precise-security multiverse
deb-src http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu precise-security multiverse

## Uncomment the following two lines to add software from Canonical's
## 'partner' repository.
## This software is not part of Ubuntu, but is offered by Canonical and the
## respective vendors as a service to Ubuntu users.
# deb http://archive.canonical.com/ubuntu precise partner
# deb-src http://archive.canonical.com/ubuntu precise partner

## This software is not part of Ubuntu, but is offered by third-party
## developers who want to ship their latest software.
deb http://extras.ubuntu.com/ubuntu precise main
deb-src http://extras.ubuntu.com/ubuntu precise main
 
Old 08-12-2017, 11:33 AM   #4
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Well, the documentation does tell you how to do it.
However, isn't 12.04 now out of support and, if so, can you actually install anything?
 
Old 08-12-2017, 11:39 AM   #5
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Great thanks, I'll have a read at the documentation, will post back if I get stuck.
Yes it is, but I thought I could still install stuff...uhm, is there anything I could use to test ?
 
Old 08-12-2017, 11:41 AM   #6
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Great thanks, I'll have a read at the documentation, will post back if I get stuck.
Yes it is, but I thought I could still install stuff...uhm, is there anything I could use to test ?
The link advises to install something like libdvdnav4 so if you can install that you can still install but, really, you need to upgrade as your OS is no longer supported which is a bad thing.
 
  


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