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Old 09-16-2006, 05:33 PM   #1
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ubuntu - cant play dvds

i cant seem to play dvds on anything...kaffeine and gxine crash when i try to...gxine says it needs an X11 driver but i dunno which one to get..tried various ones and they dont work....
i have libdvdread3 downloaded but it says
sudo: /usr/share/doc/libdvdread3/examples/ command not found
so i downloaded libdvdcss2 manually...but that didnt help..totem player doesnt even show that the dvd exists...runnin out of!!
Old 09-16-2006, 10:19 PM   #2
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Mplayer will play DVD. Read through the instructs first, that may help you out.
Old 09-17-2006, 10:40 AM   #3
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What i've done on fresh ubuntu installs is go to down load their easy ubuntu utility and follow the directions. Works for me.
Old 09-17-2006, 10:41 AM   #4
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Hi, have you done this?
Old 09-17-2006, 12:26 PM   #5
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hi...woke up this morning...and switched on my computer...and it works...maybe i had to reboot - i didnt think so...very weird!!
but thanks y'all...i looked at the sites you gave thanks
Old 09-21-2006, 08:53 PM   #6
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Smile quick fix for playing DVD movies

Here's how to set up SimplyMEPIS 3.4-3 to play Commercial DVD movies.
As root do the following:

apt-get install libdvdread3
apt-get install libdvdcss2

Mount your DVD and play with Kaffeine


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