Ubuntu Dapper: cannot play uncrypted DVDs

Tristan Wibberley maihem at maihem.org
Sat Mar 11 17:06:22 UTC 2006

Luca Manganelli wrote:
> Hi, I have installed:
> totem-xine 1.3.92
> libdvdread3 0.9.4
> libdvdplay0  1.0.1
> libdvdcss2  1.2.5
> but I cannot play DVDs with totem. An error appears: "Totem was not
> able to play this disc. No reason."

If you are using the auto start feature to play the DVD, go to 
System->Preferences->Removable Drives and Media, go to the Multimedia 
tab, and change "totem %d" to "totem dvd://" in the Video DVD Disks 
section. I believe this is a bug in gnome-vfs, but I'm not sure how to 
handle multiple DVD drives correctly.

If you are trying to use the play disk feature from the totem Movie 
menu, use open location and type the uri dvd://

Tristan Wibberley

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