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I'm a newbie, and I've installed the restricted extras package but I still cant play a dvd. Is there a way to trouble shoot the problem or is there any important codecs that I've missed?

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just install vlc or smplayer –  shantanu Mar 22 '12 at 6:47

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You should also run the command sudo /usr/share/doc/libdvdread4/install-css.sh to be able to play in the default movie player.

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VLC and SMPLAYER both are very good media player and support almost every audio/video format. If you install them then you can run dvd without install external plugins.

install vlc (25-30 MB): sudo apt-get install vlc
install smplayer (8.5 MB): sudo apt-get install smplayer

OR just search in synaptic package manager or Ubuntu software center.

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