How do I get Ubuntu Studio to play dvds.

Mike Holstein mikeh789 at
Sun Jan 20 21:11:06 UTC 2013

On Jan 20, 2013 3:42 PM, "David King" <linuxman at> wrote:
> I am having some problems playing DVD files on my Ubuntu Studio 12.04.
> The DVD is an ISO file, created using DVD Styler, from my own mpeg files.
> I am surprised that Ubuntu Studio cannot play the DVDs it creates.
> I looked online and could not find a suitable solution yet. I have tried
playing the ISO in VLC and Xine. With VLC, nothing much happens, and then
VLC will not close and hogs the CPU until I kill it. With Xine, it reports
that it cannot play the file.
> I was able to play the ISO as a DVD in a Windows virtual machine on the
same PC, so this a problem with something missing in Ubuntu Studio. I have
the restricted extras installed, including libdvdread.
> So how can I play the DVD ISO files I created in Ubuntu Studio?

Test a known good dvd.. now you are troubleshooting a burner, the media,
software to make and play dvd's that you may not be accustomed to... my
dvd's play.

> David K
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