I just bought an external DVD drive for my System76 Galago ultra-pro, running Ubuntu 13.10.
I installed libdvdread4 following the instructions here: https://help.ubuntu.com/community/RestrictedFormats/PlayingDVDs
Now, when I try to play a region-2 dvd, it will work in totem, but not in VLC. A region-1 dvd causes totem to crash but raises the same error in VLC. I'd like to get VLC to work because I hope to use Handbrake to make backups of some dvds.
When I run any dvd in VLC I get the errors in this picture:
From the terminal:
$ vlc VLC media player 2.1.2 Rincewind (revision 2.1.2-0-ga4c4876) [0x1026058] main libvlc: Running vlc with the default interface. Use 'cvlc' to use vlc without interface. libdvdnav: Using dvdnav version 4.2.0 libdvdread: Using libdvdcss version 1.2.13 for DVD access libdvdread: Can't stat /dev/dvd1 No such file or directory libdvdread: Could not open /dev/dvd1 libdvdnav: vm: failed to open/read the DVD libdvdread: Using libdvdcss version 1.2.13 for DVD access libdvdread: Can't stat /dev/dvd1 No such file or directory libdvdread: Could not open /dev/dvd1 [0x7fed5c000e78] dvdread demux error: DVDRead cannot open source: /dev/dvd1 [0x7fed700032b8] main input error: open of `dvd:///dev/dvd1' failed
So VLC can't find my drive? Any suggestions how to fix it?