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Ubuntu: Enable DVD Playback

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:sudo /usr/share/doc/libdvdread3/install-css.sh

After you have executed the above terminal commands, insert a DVD into your drive. Totem will open and the movie will begin playing.

Rob Rogers
Rob Rogers
Once a prolific author here on Tech-Recipes, Rob has moved on to greener pastures.



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