Play DVD's

Israel israeldahl at
Thu May 8 01:39:33 UTC 2014

On 05/07/2014 12:58 PM, John Hupp wrote:
> Playing DVD's is on my functionality checklist, and when I insert one
> under 14.04, all I get is a prompt to open the DVD in the file manager.
> I would like it to automatically open in Gnome MPlayer (or VLC, if
> that is a better choice for DVD's) and either start playing the movie
> or else give me a menu.
> Reading up on the task, it looked like I needed to install libdvdcss,
> so I opened the terminal to /usr/share/doc/libdvdread4 and ran:
>     sudo ./
> But inserting a DVD still produces the same prompt to open in the file
> manager.
> Manually opening MPlayer and choosing File: Disc: Open DVD with Menus
> doesn't work either.  I can choose File: Open Location and paste in
> the DVD path, and that starts the movie, but half of the credits and
> such are in French rather than English.



 it will work extremely well for DVDs, and every other kind of media you
want to use it for (music/video/network streams etc...)


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