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To put it simply, I'm trying to watch and rip DVDs on my computer, but it never works. I have VLC and libdvdcss, but the DVD just doesn't load and evidently, doesn't play. Could you guys help me out with this?

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Please put the error messages you get from VLC and also include further details, such as, which DVD doesn't play (is it the original or ripped). – Chan-Ho Suh May 27 '13 at 21:57

Have you tried installing libdvdread4 ?

If not do this:

sudo apt-get install libdvdread4
sudo /usr/share/doc/libdvdread4/

Worked for me.

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I have solved my problem. I installed win32codecs, an now it seems to work perfectly in VLC and AcidRip. Thanks anyway :) – Tez Bayliss May 27 '13 at 23:35
sudo wget --output-document=/etc/apt/sources.list.d/medibuntu.list$(lsb_release -cs).list && sudo apt-get --quiet update && sudo apt-get --yes --quiet --allow-unauthenticated install medibuntu-keyring && sudo apt-get --quiet update

sudo apt-get install libdvdcss2

try these..

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