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Linuxmint 16 wont play DVD; updated

Posted: Sun May 04, 2014 5:55 pm
by Cocolate
Hi I installed Linuxmint 16 and installed the ubuntu restricted packages, updated, and tried

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mplayer -dvd-device /dev/sro dvd://1
The movie is brand new will not play and also another burned movie will not play

Error in Kaffeine I receive is

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Read error from:
/dev/dvd
and in VLC its

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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.
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.

Re: Linuxmint 16 wont play DVD; updated

Posted: Sun May 04, 2014 8:28 pm
by Flemur
You probably need to install
ubuntu-restricted-extras
synaptic: "Installing this package will pull in support for MP3 playback and decoding, support for various other audio formats (GStreamer plugins), Microsoft fonts, Flash plugin, LAME (to create compressed audio files), and DVD playback."
and perhaps
libdvdread4
libdvdcss2

(they might be in ubuntu-restricted-extras)

and perhaps gstreamer (go down about 1/3 of the page):
http://debianhelp.wordpress.com/2013/11 ... x-mint-16/

It's not Mint's fault, it's because of some silly legal mumbo-jumbo.

But try ubuntu-restricted-extras and see if it works.

Re: Linuxmint 16 wont play DVD; updated

Posted: Wed May 07, 2014 12:21 am
by Cocolate
Hi thanks for your response. Ill try the other stuff that you said, but as you can see, the first line of my post is that I did in fact install the ubuntu-restricted-packages, I believe so. Is there a specific package other than what is commonly known as ubuntu-restricted-packages? Thanks