DVD movie on 10.04 and Windows
blchupin at iinet.net.au
Sun Apr 25 13:38:21 UTC 2010
On 25/04/10 22:55, zongo saiba wrote:
> On Sun, 2010-04-25 at 22:35 +1000, Basil Chupin wrote:
>> On 25/04/10 21:58, Karl Larsen wrote:
>>> Yesterday I did the things necessary to display a DVD movie on my
>>> 10.04 Ubuntu. It involved getting software from
>>> https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Medibuntu which is odd but effective.
>>> My laptop can now display ANY DVD movie from any area, the USA is area
>>> 0. I choose to display the movie with the VLC viewer because it has the
>>> most complete set of controls.
>>> I have Vista Windows on my laptop so I rebooted to that and
>>> inserted the DVD movie and it came up automatic but it complained that
>>> this movie was from another area. I was not at all sure what to do but
>>> when I said to change the area it started to work right. I was able to
>>> get it to view the start of the movie as desired.
>>> So the DVD movie can be viewed on both Windows and Ubuntu 10.04 but
>>> I think the controls over the movie are far better under 10.04 using the
>>> VLC viewer.
>>> 73 Karl
>> Karl, read this:
>> the first entry on this page.
>> "I do not feel obliged to believe that the same God who has endowed us with sense, reason and intellect has intended us to forgo their use."
>> Galileo Galilei
> I did not have to set the region on my DVD player. I can play DVDs from
> any region. The only thing I did is installed libdvdread4 and CSS
> (Content Scrambling System) for encrypted DVDs following this post -->
> Works like a charm. I am using HandBrake to extract my DVDs. Not the
> fastest but it does the job.
If you have Linux libdvdread installed then it allows you to read DVDs
from any region - it simply ignores the region code I understand.
In Windows you have to set the DVD ROM to the correct region before it
will play the DVD created for that region - eg, USA = region 1. And you
can only set this region in the DVD ROM only 5 times - the last region
set will then be the only one which will apply; this is built-in into
the ROM and there is nothing you can do about it (unless you do some
real hacking, I believe).
"I do not feel obliged to believe that the same God who has endowed us with sense, reason and intellect has intended us to forgo their use."
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