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I have tried playing VCDs and DVDs but I always get this type of error:

File reading failed:
VLC could not read the file (Input/output error).

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You probably just miss some libraries for reading DVD. Ensure you have libdvdcss2, libdvdread4 and libdvdnav4 installed:

sudo apt-get install ubuntu-restricted-extras libdvdread4 libdvdnav4

Then run:

sudo /usr/share/doc/libdvdread4/install-css.sh

Reference: https://help.ubuntu.com/community/RestrictedFormats/PlayingDVDs

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HI cUBI, I HVE TRIED LL THT BUT STILL THE SME ERROR,UNBLE TO PLY USING VLC –  Mecha-Unix Aug 18 '13 at 9:17
    
sudo apt-get install ubuntu-restricted-extras libdvdread4 libdvdnav4home@home-Aspire-V3-571G:~$ sudo apt-get install ubuntu-restricted-extras libdvdread4 libdvdnav4 Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done libdvdnav4 is already the newest version. libdvdnav4 set to manually installed. libdvdread4 is already the newest version. libdvdread4 set to manually installed. ubuntu-restricted-extras is already the newest version. 0 upgraded, 0 newly installed, 0 to remove and 129 not upgraded. –  Mecha-Unix Aug 18 '13 at 9:19
    
WHEN I TRY I GET THIS ERROR –  Mecha-Unix Aug 18 '13 at 9:20
    
File reading failed: VLC could not read the file (Input/output error). File reading failed: VLC could not read the file (Input/output error). –  Mecha-Unix Aug 18 '13 at 9:21
    
run vlc -vvv /media/[PATH_TO_MAIN_VOB_FILE] from terminal and post the result –  Cubiq Aug 18 '13 at 12:50

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