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I'm relatively new to Ubuntu and I'm trying to figure out how to play DVDs. I've read through a lot of forums, and got to the one asking how to read encrypted DVDs. I was able to do the first step and installed libdvdread4, but when I got to the second step of installing libdvdcss, I got what amounted to error messages.

This is the command I ran:

sudo /usr/share/doc/libdvdread4/

Is there something important that I should know? As in, probably something basic that I don't know because I'm new...?

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closed as not a real question by Eliah Kagan, Mik, Raja, vasa1, Seth Mar 17 '13 at 17:45

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What error messages do you get? – Florian Diesch Jun 15 '12 at 23:43
Indeed, please edit your question to include the full and complete text of all error messages. If you've closed the Terminal window, you can open a new one, run the command again, and then copy all the text from the Terminal and paste it into your question. Then select it all in your question (while editing the question, before submitting the changes) and use the <$> tool in the editing toolbar so it's formatted properly. – Eliah Kagan Jun 15 '12 at 23:46
Check also you're connected to the internet – Anwar Shah Jun 16 '12 at 0:06

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You can try with this command in the terminal:

gksudo /usr/share/doc/libdvdread4/
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There is no reason to use gksu or gksudo (or kdesudo on Kubuntu) to run non-graphical console applications and scripts as root. – Eliah Kagan Jun 17 '12 at 2:08

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