Cannot play DVD's

Mark Pyles markfpyles at
Fri Dec 26 22:00:01 UTC 2008


You were absolutely correct! That is just what I needed. It works great! 


Josh Holland wrote:
> 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.
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