Ubuntu Dapper: cannot play uncrypted DVDs

Tristan Wibberley maihem at maihem.org
Sat Mar 11 20:21:09 UTC 2006

Luca Manganelli wrote:
> On 3/11/06, Tristan Wibberley <maihem at maihem.org> wrote:
>> 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://
> Totem reports me this error:
> "The source seems encrypted, and can't be read. Are you trying to play
> an encrypted DVD without libdvdcss?"
> but I have libdvdcss installed

I had this once, uninstalling libdvdcss and reinstalling again (using 
the script in the libdvdread documentation directory) worked for me.

Tristan Wibberley

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