Getting dvd to play

H.S. hs.samix at
Sun Jan 11 04:36:44 UTC 2009

Linda wrote:
> I finally got around to installing a dvd player. I followed the 
> instructions for Resticted Formats Playing DVD someone posted for me 
> last week, but I get an error message from Totem Movie Player that it 
> can not read from resource.
> If I try to play a commercial dvd  from VLC  I get  a title page showing 
> the movies title with a choice to play movie and some other things but 
> in about 1 second it disappears and I have the choice to push play pause 
> etc across the top and a blank white box. If I push play it repeats 
> title then blank screen
> At this point I can play a home movie dvd with Totem or VLC although it 
> does give me a green stripe across the bottom of the frame.
> Can anyone give me any suggestions on how to get the commercial dvds to 
> play?
> In your opinion which program is the best choice for playing DVD there 
> are quite a few of them?
>                             Thanks
>                              Linda

By any chance, is your system a 64 bit amd system? If not, what is it

In the case where I see a similar problem, the system is a 64 bit amd.



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