[xubuntu-users] playing DVD

Norman Silverstone norman at littletank.org
Fri Feb 14 10:37:50 UTC 2014

On 14/02/14 03:53, Fred Roller wrote:
> On 02/11/2014 02:49 PM, Norman Silverstone wrote:
>> I have installed Xubuntu 12.10 and now I am unable to play a DVD.
>> There is an error message DVDRead could not open disc "/dev/dvd"
>> Google is no help so could someone here help, please?
>> Norman
> Have you installed the restricted extras:
> from command line:
>      sudo apt-get install xubuntu-restricted-extras
> or look for the "Xubuntu Restricted Extras package" in the Software center.
> /and/ after installation run the libdvdcss script:
>      sudo /usr/share/doc/libdvdread4/install-css.sh
> You can get complete info at:
> https://help.ubuntu.com/community/RestrictedFormats
> Hope this was helpful.

All the required extras are there however, with a lot of help from my 
son, the answer for users of xine is as follows:- run xine, select Setup 
and set to Expert -> Apply, select media tab, scroll down to find 
'device used for DVD playback' and change the entry to /dev/sr0 and 
click OK. I closed and then restarted xine and sat back and enjoyed Star 


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