Vincent Vermeulen wrote:Try it with VLC media player instead, that usually is more flexible with playing DVDs.
AlbertP wrote:It's also possible that your DVD player is to blame - some of them are very strict regarding region codes. You can see the drive's make and model in Disk Utility (gnome-disk-utility in the repository).
AlbertP wrote:Matshita drives often refuse to play region code protected DVD's correctly, and I don't think you can really solve that (apart from the ISO workaround). But perhaps you can replace the drive.
AlbertP wrote:What ThinkPad is it? Some of them also support other drives.
AlbertP wrote:This laptop does not seem to have an UltraBay so apparently the DVD drive is a normal SATA one which means any laptop (not ThinkPad Ultrabay) SATA DVD drive could be used to replace it.
Would that help?
If DVD playback is noticeably choppy or burning a CD/DVD is slower than it should be, then you may need to enable DMA transfer for the DVD drive. See the DMA (Direct Memory Access) page for details. The other (quicker) fix for this is to delete the ~/.dvdcss/ folder, if you have attempted to play a DVD without everything set up perfectly the incorrect CSS key will always be used. Deleting this folder causes the key to be rebuilt.
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