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Ubuntu dvd playback problems

So I rented some movies on DVD from library but most of them couldn’t be read on my laptop. It was fine when I had windows 7 on it, so I guessed it must be from Ubuntu. I was right!

Following the instructions on this page, and then installing this package: ubuntu-restricted-extras, and after that using VLC player  resolved the issue totally.

  1. sudo apt-get install libdvdread4

 2. sudo /usr/share/doc/libdvdread4/

  • Rebooting may be necessary.
  1. sudo apt-get install ubuntu-restricted-extras

  2. sudo apt-get install vlc



Posted June 15, 2014

Omid Hezaveh lives and works in Helsinki find him on twitter