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I just installed Ubuntu 12.04 on a Dell Inspiron 6400 and tried to enable playing of encrypted DVD's, I made sure libdvdread4is installed and got myself regionset via apt. When I try running it however it tells me

regionset version 0.1 -- reads/sets region code on DVD drives ERROR: Could not open disc "(null)"! Please ensure there is a readable CD or DVD in the drive.

I tried this as root, as non-root, with an actual encrypted DVD and also with a "normal" cd with some pictures on it. They both get automatically mounted.

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You might need libdvdcss - and you can get that easily. Just follow the instructions here: https://help.ubuntu.com/community/RestrictedFormats/PlayingDVDs

Or, add the Medibuntu repos and install it from there:

sudo -E wget --output-document=/etc/apt/sources.list.d/medibuntu.list http://www.medibuntu.org/sources.list.d/$(lsb_release -cs).list && sudo apt-get --quiet update && sudo apt-get --yes --quiet --allow-unauthenticated install medibuntu-keyring libdvdcss && sudo apt-get --quiet update

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Thanks for the answer, I checked, libdvdcss was and is installed and the newest version. The problem persists –  tannerli May 9 '12 at 17:06
    
Had the same problem once... can't remember what I did to get it to work, though. The only other advice I can give you is that you might try installing the ubuntu-restricted-extras package, and remember that not all DVD's work with libdvdcss. –  Richard May 18 '12 at 2:00
    
That actually did it, well kinda... regionset still fails, but DVD works now so.. problem solved :) Thanks –  tannerli May 19 '12 at 11:35
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