Playing DVD’s on Ubuntu Feisty

I’ve never really gotten DVD’s to work reliably in Linux. Ubuntu‘s a great distribution and it’s got a lot of things working beautifully straight off, but as usual I couldn’t get DVD’s to play with Totem. I found Quickstart on the Ubuntu Forums and a lot of people had said it worked fine, as usual with most of the fixes. It didn’t work for me (installed a few other cool things for me though) so I played around a bit, determined to watch Sneakers now that the sound was working 🙂

I figured that I’d been playing around too much so uninstalling everything to do with media playing then reinstalling it might be the go, and I was right 🙂

If you’re having problems and nothing really works, try this… either su to root or use sudo in front of this command to run it as root:

apt-get remove totem libdvdcss2 libdvdread3

Or just go into Synaptic and remove Totem, libdvdcss and libdvdread. Then go into Quickstart again and install the DVD software. You should be good to go 🙂

If you do have any problems, leave a comment and I’ll see what I can work out that I’ve left out - I removed a few things but I think those three packages are the main problem causing ones.

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