[ubuntu-uk] DVD playing

Tez binary_y2k2 at blueyonder.co.uk
Tue Sep 5 20:35:06 BST 2006

julian wrote:
> Hi folks
> I have installed both ubuntu(with gnome) and kubuntu recently and 
> neither of them seem to play DVD "out of the box". Is there a specific 
> reason for that(copyright laws or something?)?
> It strikes me as a issue that should be addressed to start to pull 
> people away from Windoze. lots of windoze user will not use linux if it 
> can't play DVD without hassle.
> My installation was on sony vaio laptop which played all DVD with 
> Windoze no problem (windvd, powerdvd).
> If anyone can shed any light then thanks!
> Ju.
Not sure whether you know this or not, but even windows doesn't play
DVDs "out of the box". You need to buy some software (normally comes
with the DVD drive) that has the DVD codec on it.


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