Cannot play DVD's

Josh Holland jshholland at
Fri Dec 26 19:52:28 UTC 2008

On Fri, 2008-12-26 at 21:52 +0200, Corneil du Plessis wrote:
> You probably want to check out the repositories at
> Make sure you agree with the licenses before you install.
> Corneil
> On Fri, 2008-12-26 at 14:44 -0500, Mark Pyles wrote: 
> > Hi everyone:
> > 
> > I have a bit of a problem. I am using Ubuntu 8.04 on a Dell Inspiron 
> > 1525 laptop (Gnome desktop). I cannot play any dvd's in any dvd or movie 
> > players and I have downloaded every one of them using Synaptic. I have 
> > also tried running each and everyone of them to see if they will play 
> > dvd's and not a one works. It's as if it is not recognizing my cdrom 
> > drive. Does that mean it is not mounted? If so how can I fix this 
> > permanently? Thank you all.
> > 
> > Mark
> > 

The package you normally need is libdvdcss2 (or something like that).
It's not in by default because it's illegal in some jurisdictions.
Josh Holland aka madmartian
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