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Old 04-02-2006, 07:12 PM   #1
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Can't view DVD's

I'm using Ubuntu here, recently started using it as my desktop operating system.

I seem to have trouble viewing dvds. I've tried with ogle, mplayer and xine, and they all give me the same error message which is:

Playing dvd://1.
libdvdread: Using libdvdcss version 1.2.5 for DVD access
Reading disc structure, please wait...
libdvdread: Can't open file VIDEO_TS.IFO.
Can't open VMG info!

libdvdread: Using libdvdcss version 1.2.5 for DVD access
libdvdnavVDOpenFileUDF:UDFFindFile /VIDEO_TS/VIDEO_TS.IFO failed
libdvdnavVDOpenFileUDF:UDFFindFile /VIDEO_TS/VIDEO_TS.BUP failed
libdvdread: Can't open file VIDEO_TS.IFO.

I have the w32 codecs installed, as well as libdvdcss2 and a few other libraries.

Am I doing anything wrong here?

Old 04-03-2006, 11:58 AM   #2
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did you tried only a single dvd media or different ones?

Last edited by stormrider_may; 04-03-2006 at 12:14 PM.
Old 04-03-2006, 01:17 PM   #3
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If you were to search the boards you would find many threads mentioning that you need libdvdcss and libdvdnav, and that you need to add a repository to adept or synaptec and then you can easily install it.

You need to add libdvdnav and ubuntu appears to offer two versions of it - I added both to a workstation on which I am reevaluating ubuntu. It plays most DVDs just fine. (I had a problem with one DVD - The Nutty Professor with Jerry Lewis)


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