This problem occurs only with encrypted commercial DVDs:
I picked up a copy of the new Linux Mint 4.0 Daryna for my Acer Aspire 5630 today, after having a problem with DVD playback in Ubuntu Gutsy. I'm getting the same error message in my Linux Mint 4.0 installation .
An error occurred
The source seems encrypted, and can't be read. Are
you trying to play an encrypted DVD without libdvdcss?
VLC won't play along, either. It displays no error message, but also does not play the movie in either Menu or Simple modes.
I have ensured that the libxine1-ffmpeg was installed, and tried installing libxine1-gnome, since Synaptic said GNOME users might want to install it. No dice.
I tried Linux Mint because I heard that it comes with the multimedia goodies installed out of the box. Everything else seems nice, so I'd like to keep it, but my laptop doesn't seem to appreciate it. I read the Daryna Release Notes, but saw no mention of my hardware having this problem. I'm so sad that I can't taste all the Minty freshness yet .
My specifications are as follows (pasted from Aspire manual):
IntelÂ® Coreâ„¢ 2 Duo processor T5500 (2 MB L2 cache, 1.66 GHz)
IntelÂ® 945PM Express chipset
2 GB of DDR2-533 RAM
NVIDIAÂ® GeForceÂ® Go 7300, 256 MB RAM
160GB SATA HDD, 5400 RPM
DVD-Super Multi double-layer (CD-R/RW, DVD+/-R, +/-RW)
Does anybody know how I can fix this? I'll provide any other information you require if it will help you point me in the right direction!