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Old 11-21-2018, 05:23 PM   #1
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Getting DVD to play - Ubuntu 18.04 lts


Ubuntu 18.04 lts

When a DVD is inserted, it asks if I want to find DVD Source in the software center to install; however, a frown face comes on the screen.

What should I install from the software center to get a dvd to play? (or type into terminal)

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Old 11-21-2018, 06:50 PM   #2
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I followed the instructions at https://help.ubuntu.com/stable/ubunt...ricted.html.en
and the following happened:

michael@michael-HP-Pavilion-Notebook:~$ sudo dpkg-reconfigure libdvd-pkg
[sudo] password for michael:
debconf: DbDriver "config": /var/cache/debconf/config.dat is locked by another process: Resource temporarily unavailable
michael@michael-HP-Pavilion-Notebook:~$
 
Old 11-21-2018, 06:51 PM   #3
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You havew to close other package managers before apt will work from the command line.

Try launching vlc, and then start the playback from there.

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Old 11-21-2018, 06:58 PM   #4
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I also followed the instructions at https://itsfoss.com/play-dvd-ubuntu-1310/
and the following happened:

michael@michael-HP-Pavilion-Notebook:~$ sudo apt install libdvd-pkg
[sudo] password for michael:
E: Could not get lock /var/lib/dpkg/lock - open (11: Resource temporarily unavailable)
E: Unable to lock the administration directory (/var/lib/dpkg/), is another process using it?
michael@michael-HP-Pavilion-Notebook:~$
 
Old 11-21-2018, 07:24 PM   #5
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You havew to close other package managers before apt will work from the command line.

Try launching vlc, and then start the playback from there.

When I use VLC now, the Dvd plays to the first menu, then I select play the dvd and nothing but an image of the VLC icon.
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Old 11-24-2018, 12:30 PM   #6
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Update: When I use VLC now, the Dvd plays to the first menu, then I select play the dvd and nothing but an image of the VLC icon.
 
Old 11-24-2018, 05:01 PM   #7
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I followed the directions at this website and got one dvd to play; however most still won't work.

https://itsfoss.com/play-dvd-ubuntu-1310/

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Old 11-25-2018, 04:16 AM   #8
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please show us the output of
Code:
apt search libdvdcss
 
Old 11-25-2018, 05:22 AM   #9
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please show us the output of
Code:
apt search libdvdcss
michael@michael-HP-Pavilion-Notebook:~$ apt search libdvdcss
Sorting... Done
Full Text Search... Done
brasero/bionic,now 3.12.1-4ubuntu2 amd64 [installed]
CD/DVD burning application for GNOME

kubuntu-restricted-extras/bionic 66 amd64
Commonly used media codecs and fonts for Kubuntu

kylin-burner/bionic 3.0.4-0ubuntu1 amd64
CD/DVD burning application for UKUI

libdvdcss2/now 1.2.13-0 amd64 [installed,local]
library designed for accessing DVDs

libdvdread4/bionic,now 6.0.0-1 amd64 [installed]
library for reading DVDs

lubuntu-restricted-extras/bionic 66 amd64
Commonly used media codecs and fonts for Lubuntu

ubuntu-restricted-extras/bionic,now 66 amd64 [installed]
Commonly used media codecs and fonts for Ubuntu

xubuntu-restricted-extras/bionic,bionic 66 all
Commonly used media codecs and fonts for Ubuntu (transitional)
 
Old 11-26-2018, 12:58 AM   #10
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ok, thanks.
next time please use code tags.
Quote:
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Code:
libdvdcss2/now 1.2.13-0 amd64 [installed,local]
  library designed for accessing DVDs
this is strange.
please show us:
Code:
sudo apt -s autoremove
 
Old 11-26-2018, 05:06 PM   #11
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ok, thanks.
next time please use code tags.

this is strange.
please show us:
Code:
sudo apt -s autoremove

Code:
michael@michael-HP-Pavilion-Notebook:~$ sudo apt -s autoremove
[sudo] password for michael: 
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree       
Reading state information... Done
The following packages will be REMOVED:
  gir1.2-keybinder-3.0 libkeybinder-3.0-0
0 upgraded, 0 newly installed, 2 to remove and 249 not upgraded.
Remv gir1.2-keybinder-3.0 [0.3.2-1]
Remv libkeybinder-3.0-0 [0.3.2-1]
michael@michael-HP-Pavilion-Notebook:~$
 
Old 11-26-2018, 06:34 PM   #12
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I uninstalled VLC in the software center and then followed the directions at https://itsfoss.com/play-dvd-ubuntu-1310/

Now the DVD's work with application "Videos" and "VLC"
 
Old 11-27-2018, 01:34 AM   #13
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^ oh i forgot that ubuntu defaults to using snap packages, at least for VLC.
 
  


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