new dvd drive won't play dvds, but old one can

Cary Bielenberg cary at
Thu Aug 14 06:57:43 UTC 2008

I don't know where the setting is in KDE but in Windows when you put a 
new DVD rom in you have to setup the region before it will work! I guess 
the rom is in know where land till the region is set.


Donatas G. wrote:
> On Thursday 14 August 2008 06:10:33 Juan Kawada wrote:
>> I just installed a new dvd drive (Asus DRW-2014L1T), and hooked it up
>> alongside my older drive. problem is that when I put a dvd in the new dvd
>> player and try and play it in Kaffeine I get an error that says:
>>  *"This DVD Video is encrypted. To be able to watch it you will need to
>> install libdvdcss by running from a console: sudo
>> /usr/share/doc/kaffeine/ In some countries it is illegal to
>> install the decryption software without permission from the video copyright
>> holder."*
>> I've installed libdvdcss already, I checked in Adept to make sure it was
>> still installed.
>> The dvd plays in my old drive.
>> I've uninstalled and reinstalled libdvdcss, and it still plays in the old
>> drive
>> When I try regionset it says:
>> *regionset version 0.1 -- reads/sets region code on DVD drives
>> ERROR: Could not open disc "(null)"!
>> Please ensure there is a readable CD or DVD in the drive.*
> Just a replica:
> I get similar message when trying to play movie dvd's on my laptop dvd drive 
> on kubuntu 8.04, and I can play those same dvd's on my desktop computer - no 
> problem, the os is the same.
> By the way, my notebook is asus :)  And my desktop is not.
> could that be the dvd drive problem? Can you try to use it on windows? I get 
> the same results on both os'es.
> Donatas
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