Inconsistent DVD accessibility

Nils Kassube kassube at
Wed Jun 15 17:25:23 UTC 2016

MR ZenWiz wrote:
> On Tue, Jun 14, 2016 at 11:41 AM, MR ZenWiz <mrzenwiz at> 
> > On Tue, Jun 14, 2016 at 2:08 AM, Nils Kassube <kassube at> 
> >> I would suggest to compare the installed packages on the two
> >> machines. I think the package xubuntu-restricted-extras might
> >> provide the missing functionality.
> > 
> > I'll check.  Thanks.
> I have xubuntu-restricted-extras v60.1 installed, but not
> ubuntu-restricted-extras (v60.1).
> I'm not sure sure if I need both.  I do have both
> xubuntu-restricted-addons and ubuntu-restricted-addons installed, both
> v20.

The *ubuntu-restricted-extras depend on the *ubuntu-restricted-addons 
packages, so if you have the -extras packages, you should have 
everything. And the difference between xubuntu-restricted-addons and 
ubuntu-restricted-addons is the package oxideqt-codecs-extra which is 
not a recommended package for xubuntu-restricted-addons. But from the 
description I wouldn't expect that oxideqt-codecs-extra would help you 
with your DVD problem.

As you wrote in the other mail, that you could read other DVDs on your 
desktop, I would assume that the problem is a DRM issue of the drive 
together with the new DVDs. You could google for the DVD title and the 
drive type - perhaps others have a similar problem even with Windows.


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