media player

Israel israeldahl at
Sun Apr 20 00:59:11 UTC 2014

If I remember correctly there is a setting in VLC for changing the 
region.  But I can't remember where you can change it.  I wonder why 
64bit has this problem, though.  It may require something that is not 
pulled in in the 64bit version.  You can install the 32bit version of 
VLC in lubuntu by choosing the :i386 version of the package.
You might test that to see if it works as well... That is an odd bug to 
encounter :(

On 04/19/2014 04:24 PM, Henk Terhell wrote:
> There are more problems with playing DVD's as I thought before. Many 
> of my DVD's (region 2) will not play at all in 64-bit Lubuntu 14.04 
> with any of the media players  (VLC, Parole) though I had downloaded 
> the available codecs files from the Lubuntu software center .
> Switching to 32-bit Mint 16 with LXDE desktop (which is also on the 
> same PC) , all DVD's so far can be started  if VLC is selected from 
> the autorun.
> It looks that I need to file a bug report.
> Henk Terhell schreef op 19-4-2014 17:50:
>> Thanks Irael for your help.
>> Israel schreef op 19-4-2014 14:17:
>>> Hi,
>>> On 04/18/2014 05:06 PM, Henk Terhell wrote:
>>>> Happy to have installed 14.04 now on my desktop and old laptop but 
>>>> upgrading from 12.04 was not very smooth. Only a complete overwrite 
>>>> worked out OK. On my laptop I forgot to put the wireless connection 
>>>> on when upgrading to 14.04 ( I assumed I could do this afterward) 
>>>> and had to reinstall again as I couldn't find a way to find the 
>>>> router.
>>> Sorry you encountered the issue.  Unfortunately I do not know how to 
>>> answer this, though a bug report might help the developers.  It may 
>>> be unrelated to Lubuntu specifically, and be more related to your 
>>> wireless card.
>> Now I understand it was related to the missing nm-applet, so no 
>> further action is needed.
>>>> There is a problem with media playing in 14.04 which I hadn't 
>>>> notice in 12.04: VLC player won't start a CD or DVD until it is 
>>>> ejected first from PCManFM in the left column.
>>> Do you have PCManFM handle mounting volumes automatically? I found 
>>> using thunar --daemon in my startup applications worked well for 
>>> autoplaying DVDs when I insert them, but unfortunately PCManFM 
>>> doesn't yet have the ability to automatically open a program when 
>>> media is inserted.
>> Yes, mounting devices automatically seems to be on. I have installed 
>> thunar now. Most useful as indeed it does show all tracks of the 
>> CD/DVD from which you can start VLC and it actually works, Clicking 
>> on the individual wav files from within PCManFM causes an error 
>> message in VLC.
>>>> Also VLC won't start when a CD or DVD was present at start-up 
>>>> although BIOS is set to boot from the hard disk. With BIOS setting 
>>>> at CD/DVD reading first, the system won't even boot when a movie 
>>>> DVD is present, but that is a handicap quickly learned to overcome.
>>>> Reinstalling VLC didn't solve anything
>>>> Henk
>>> The system not booting when a movie is in seems to be a firmware 
>>> issue for your BIOS, it seems unlikely that this issue is related to 
>>> Lubuntu.  Did this used to work, but now is broken?
>> Not sure, but after resetting the BIOS to boot from hard disk there 
>> are still sometimes crashes in starting up the system when a disk is 
>> present in the tray, so I should avoid that. I had not seen this 
>> before nor does it show up in starting mint 16/LXDE from grub. But 
>> also in mint 16 the problem exists that vlc cannot be restarted 
>> unless after playing the disk is ejected first either manually or 
>> from PCManFM, so that likely is an issue of this file manager.


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