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dosoe
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Can't read DVDs

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Hello,
I installed linux mint for my mom some time ago. I now have the problem that it can't read DVDs. More precisely, when I start

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vlc
in the terminal and open the dvd using the gui of VLC, I get an output like:

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linux@Mint17 ~ $ vlc
VLC media player 2.1.6 Rincewind (revision 2.1.6-0-gea01d28)
[0x1a5b118] main libvlc: Lancement de vlc avec l'interface par défaut. Utilisez « cvlc » pour démarrer VLC sans interface.
"sni-qt/4636" WARN  10:51:53.390 void StatusNotifierItemFactory::connectToSnw() Invalid interface to SNW_SERVICE 
libdvdnav: Using dvdnav version 4.2.1
libdvdcss debug: opening target `/dev/sr0'
libdvdcss debug: using libc for access
libdvdcss debug: disc reports copyright information 0x1
libdvdcss debug: drive region mask 0xfd, RPC-II, region code set
libdvdcss debug: disc is scrambled
libdvdcss debug: requesting AGID
libdvdcss debug: drive authenticated, using variant 0
libdvdcss debug: authentication established
libdvdcss debug: GetASF authenticated, ASF=1
libdvdcss debug: disc key needs not be decrypted
libdvdcss debug: using CSS key cache dir: /home/linux/.dvdcss/AVATAR_BK3_VOL1-2007083011410400-0000000000/
libdvdnav: DVD Title: AVATAR_BK3_VOL1
libdvdnav: DVD Serial Number: 371E5A42
libdvdnav: DVD Title (Alternative): AVATAR_BK3_VOL1
libdvdnav: Unable to find map file '/home/linux/.dvdnav/AVATAR_BK3_VOL1.map'
libdvdnav: DVD disk reports itself with Region mask 0x00fe0000. Regions: 1

libdvdread: Attempting to retrieve all CSS keys
libdvdread: This can take a _long_ time, please be patient

libdvdread: Get key for /VIDEO_TS/VIDEO_TS.VOB at 0x0000d2bf
libdvdcss debug: title key found in cache 00:00:00:00:00
libdvdread: Elapsed time 0
libdvdread: Get key for /VIDEO_TS/VTS_01_0.VOB at 0x0000d3bb
libdvdcss debug: title key found in cache 00:00:00:00:00
libdvdread: Elapsed time 0
libdvdread: Get key for /VIDEO_TS/VTS_01_1.VOB at 0x0000d42b
libdvdcss debug: title key found in cache 00:00:00:00:00
libdvdread: Elapsed time 0
libdvdread: Get key for /VIDEO_TS/VTS_02_0.VOB at 0x0000d506
libdvdcss debug: title key found in cache 00:00:00:00:00
libdvdread: Elapsed time 0
libdvdread: Get key for /VIDEO_TS/VTS_02_1.VOB at 0x0000dde7
libdvdcss debug: title key found in cache 00:00:00:00:00
libdvdread: Elapsed time 0
libdvdread: Get key for /VIDEO_TS/VTS_03_0.VOB at 0x0000de00
libdvdcss debug: title key found in cache 00:00:00:00:00
libdvdread: Elapsed time 0
libdvdread: Get key for /VIDEO_TS/VTS_03_1.VOB at 0x000149b1
libdvdcss debug: title key found in cache 00:00:00:00:00
libdvdread: Elapsed time 0
libdvdread: Get key for /VIDEO_TS/VTS_04_1.VOB at 0x00014a3a
libdvdcss debug: title key found in cache 00:00:00:00:00
libdvdread: Elapsed time 0
libdvdread: Get key for /VIDEO_TS/VTS_05_1.VOB at 0x00023cd0
libdvdcss debug: title key found in cache 00:00:00:00:00
libdvdread: Elapsed time 0
libdvdread: Found 5 VTS's
libdvdread: Elapsed time 0
libdvdnav: Suspected RCE Region Protection!!!
libdvdnav: Suspected RCE Region Protection!!!
[0x7fed6c0009b8] main input error: ES_OUT_RESET_PCR called
[0x7fed6c0009b8] main input error: ES_OUT_RESET_PCR called
and it's continuing like that over and over again.

Now I looked around on google to get some help, tried out various things but none worked. I also tried other readers (totem and smplayer) but they didn't work either.
More precisely, what I tried out was:

what is recommended here https://forum.ubuntuusers.de/topic/dvd- ... pielbar-2/ , namely install the codecs according to https://wiki.ubuntuusers.de/VLC/ and https://wiki.ubuntuusers.de/Codecs/#Cod ... stallieren and execute

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sudo sh /usr/share/doc/libdvdread4/install-css.sh
Change the region using

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regionset /dev/sr0
, where /dev/sr0 is the dvd drive according to lsblk, setting region to 2

remove the ~.dvdcss folder.

I'm running a Linux Mint 17 Cinnamon 64-bit, it is up to date according to

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sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get upgrade
.

VLC itself runs fine for reading videos from a file, but for dvds it looks like he is either stalled or he is restarting the videos frantically.
I'm running out of ideas now, would anyone know what is wrong?
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Re: Can't read DVDs

Post by Pierre »

is that, when the drive is reading home burnt disks? - - how does it read commercially made disks?.

as in, this could be a hardware failure with the actual drive,
or just that the laser is going bad.

sometimes, a bad drive, will only read it's own burnt disk(s).
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Re: Can't read DVDs

Post by Jaydemir »

Is it Mint 18.1? Anything using the Ubuntu 16+ base lost DVD playback out of the box.

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sudo apt-get install libdvd-pkg
Should be able to install whats missing, then reboot and it should work.
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Re: Can't read DVDs

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Re: Can't read DVDs

Post by phd21 »

Hi "dosoe",

Welcome to the wonderful world of Linux Mint and its excellent forum !

I just read your post and the good replies to it. Here are my thoughts on this as well.

It would help to know more about your system setup. If you run "inxi -Fxzd" from the console terminal prompt, highlight the results, copy and paste them back here, that should provide enough information.

Be careful when using "regionset" to change a DVD drive to a specific country location because you are limited in how many times you can do that, like 3 or 4.

Assuming you have already installed the "mint-meta-codecs" during the Linux Mint installation, have you also installed "ubuntu-restricted-extras" and "udftools" from the Software Manager or Synaptic Package Manager (SPM)? If not, I recommend doing that as well. "udftools" helps for reading discs made on other operating systems, like MS Windows.

Hope this helps ...
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