Getting the DVD player to work

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Getting the DVD player to work

Postby philross » Thu Feb 28, 2013 12:32 pm

hi there,
I have installed Linux Mint (latest version) and I am very happy with it - however I cant seem to get the DVD player to play DVD films. When I try movie player and VLC absolutely nothing happens.
Any ideas ? many thanks
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Re: Getting the DVD player to work

Postby mgold1 » Thu Feb 28, 2013 12:56 pm

Have you installed the ubuntu-restricted-extras from the Software Center? That package needs to be installed.

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Re: Getting the DVD player to work

Postby homerscousin » Thu Feb 28, 2013 10:16 pm

I think I have seen this sort of question before. I have installed 3 Mint distros. My dvd drive worked in all. All video formats play. I really don't remember, but maybe there is an option during the O.S. install procedure to allow proprietary drivers and codecs to install, which I did. If someone didn't do this during install then they have to do it later? Is this correct?
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Re: Getting the DVD player to work

Postby minty33 » Thu Jul 18, 2013 10:40 am

i have possibly the same issue.
the issue is when you put a dvd in it is not mounted automatically. when it is mounted it does not auto play in any particular program. i am able to manually mount and attempt to play with VLC player but the issue is then it only recognizes the one title screen sequence and never goes to the actual episodes and they are not in list and hitting next just replays title sequence. It is a dvd for a series called "band of brothers".
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Re: Getting the DVD player to work

Postby wiggy25 » Mon Jan 18, 2016 4:05 pm

I have the same issue.

No DVD's will play at all.
Running Ubuntu 15.10 now trying Mint Mate 17.3 and no DVD will play.
If I start VIDEOS it doesn't even show anything in the drive.

It will play audio files though.

I have installed Mint Mate on my laptop and putting in the same DVD auto plays and is perfect.

I know my DVD RW is an old one connected via the IDE connection, I'm sure I read somewhere someone changing it to a Sata drive and all worked fine.
A bit weird as I know I've had this working before.

Hopefully someone with more knowledge than me will help us out.

Sorry I know it's bringing up an old post but it's the same issue I have now.



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