Playing a DVD -- was: ubuntu-users Digest, Vol 22, Issue 391
Jean Hollis Weber
jean-ooo at taming-openoffice-org.com
Sun Jun 25 00:08:52 UTC 2006
Jean Hollis Weber wrote:
> Lee Tambiah wrote:
>>> But I suspect that I have failed to install something that's needed
>>> for playing the encrypted DVDs. I thought I had got everything, but
>>> most likely I missed something.
>>> Thanks to all who have been helping me with this.
>> Make sure yoiu have "libdvdread3" installed..Failing this install
>> mplayer and you should be able to watch DVD's...
> Hmmm... I've know I've got libdvdread, but not sure if it's libdvdread3
> and I'm not sure how to find out (I'm a real newbie at all of this).
> I installed mplayer but it did not work either. I forget exactly what
> problems it encountered. Everything I've tried has failed, but in
> slightly different ways. :-)
Replying to myself...
First, I tried installing libdvdread3, but apparently it's
already there because the installer told me it was up to date.
Then I tried MPlayer again, to find out how it fails. I could not
get it to start playing a DVD. When I open it from the GUI,
right-click on the logo screen and choose any of the DVD options,
a window opens but nothing but blue shows (no sound, no video),
and after a few seconds that window closes.
I also tried installing mplayer again, and the installer told me
it was up to date.
This is well beyond my level of comprehension.
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