Vlc won't play DVD's on Ubuntu, or Kubuntu Intrepid

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Wed Feb 4 21:50:00 UTC 2009

Olá Nigel e a todos.

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On Tuesday 03 February 2009 17:23:40 Nigel Henry wrote:
> I have vlc installed on both my Ubuntu, and Kubuntu Intrepid 8.10 installs, 
> but vlc will not play dvd's. It finds the optical drive ok, and I get the 
> menu up for the dvd, but only about a half second of sound, and video play, 
> then it stalls. If I press on play the movie, again I get about a half second 
> of sound and video, then the movie stops playing. If I move the progress bar, 
> I can move through the movie, but again when I stop moving it, another 
> snippet of sound and video, and all I have is effectively a still shot, with 
> no sound.

You need to install ubuntu-restricted-extras.
There is a bug opened on Launchpad about VLC not asking for the codecs.

> I then enabled the Hardy Multiverse repo, and installed the Hardy version of 
> vlc 0.8.6a janus (wxWidgets Interface) on Kubuntu Intrepid, which plays dvd's 
> with no problem.

Was it Hardy or Interpid?

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