I have just managed to get DVD”s to play in Ubuntu after a lot of googling and these tutorials (here and here).Here goes:

  • Run the following in the Terminal {.js name="code"} sudo wget http://www.medibuntu.org/sources.list.d/jaunty.list --output-document=/etc/apt/sources.list.d/medibuntu.list

``` {.js name=”code”} sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get install medibuntu-keyring && sudo apt-get update


``` {.js name="code"}
sudo apt-get install libdvdcss2                 

``` {.js name=”code”} sudo apt-get install w32codecs


``` {.js name="code"}
sudo apt-get install libdvdread4                 

``` {.js name=”code”} sudo /usr/share/doc/libdvdread4/install-css.sh


``` {.js name="code"}
sudo apt-get install ubuntu-restricted-extras                   
  • This will install the codecs you need to get DVDs to play.
  • Then run the following to set the region of the DVDs you wish to play.

    sudo apt-get install regionset

    sudo regionset

and change the region to the number you want (1-4)- Finally install MPlayer (the only player I could get DVDs to work with successfully).

Click:Applications ->Ubuntu Software CenterThen search for:GNOME mplayer 

Matt Reid

Lead Software Architect. Java and js enthusiast, badminton lover, foodie.

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