I enjoy watching movies, so getting DVD playback on my Ubuntu install was a definite priority. Nothing sadder than putting a DVD into your drive and having your system be unable to play the disc. Here’s how to enjoy your DVD movies on your Ubuntu system:
1. Open a terminal window.
2. Execute the following terminal command to install the necessary packages (make sure to approve any prompts):
sudo apt-get install totem-xine libxine1-ffmpeg libdvdread3
3. Execute the following terminal command:
After you have executed the above terminal commands, insert a DVD into your drive. Totem will open and the movie will begin playing.