Reinhold Rumberger rrumberger at
Wed Jun 9 19:40:07 BST 2010

On Wednesday 09 June 2010, Brian Wootton wrote:
> On 09/06/10 15:38, kubuntu-users-request at wrote:
> >> I'm getting nowhere attempting to play VIDEO_TS videos directly
> >> from disc.
> > 
> > Whoa, I somehow missed that part. That'll never work if the disc
> > is using CSS since the driver used to mount the disc doesn't
> > know how to handle the incompatibilities introduced by it. You
> > need to not mount it and simply use your favourite DVD player
> > to play it the way it does DVDs (which is slightly akward in
> > the case of mplayer).
> > 
> > If the disc doesn't use CSS, you are likely just missing a
> > driver.
> This disc does use css, KpackageKit, etc refers me to libdvdread4
> which is already installed.
> tells me to install  libdvdread4 and then it should work,
> only it doesn't.

Well, you kinda also need the codecs used to encode the video 

>   Just for luck I tried 'sudo apt-get install libdvdcss2' and got
> the following:

If it doesn't use CSS, this won't do you any good - you'll need the 
kubuntu-restricted-extras package.

> ------------------------------------------------------------------
> --------------------- % sudo apt-get install libdvdcss2
> Reading package lists... Done
> Building dependency tree
> Reading state information... Done
> Package libdvdcss2 is not available, but is referred to by another
> package. This may mean that the package is missing, has been
> obsoleted, or is only available from another source
> E: Package libdvdcss2 has no installation candidate
> ------------------------------------------------------------------
> -------------------------------------
> I suspect sabotage, I will do some further googling.

Actually, you just need to add the medibuntu repository. That should 
be easy with a quick google.


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