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Old 04. Jan 2011, 08:09 AM   #106 (permalink)
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Default DVD player does not regonize DVD Movie disk

I have this thread posted on Ubutu's forum.
Thought I would ask Gizmo's resident experts.

From what I am seeing I don't believe its a restricted format problem for I have everything installed and with maveric 10.10 it also installed while I was installing Ubuntu. Anyway I reinstalled all of it just to cover my bases.

Like the thread says I'm running Ubuntu 10.10
My cd/dvd player recognizes game and data CD'S/DVD'S the cd/dvd icon appears on desktop and I can access the files as well as playing games off the cd's.

When I try movie DVD's I get no desktop icon nor is it shown in the file managers. When trying to access the movie via VLC (open disk) I get the following error:
Playback failure:
DVDRead could not open the disc "/dev/dvd".
Your input can't be opened:
VLC is unable to open the MRL 'dvd:///dev/dvd'. Check the log for details. (Don't know what log its referring to)
SMplayer and xine won't work either

I have tried every tip I could find on Ubuntu's forum. I installed all restricted format files including libdvdread4 and then ran this command
sudo /usr/share/doc/libdvdread4/

followed all the advice from this site: restricted formats/playing dvd's

Its like the drive won't recognize a movie DVD.

Just as a side note. I use to run simply mepis with no issues with
movie dvd's. I also dual boot to Winxp no problems their either

Anyone experience this problem?

Thanks in advance

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