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What can I play VCDs with? I tried MPlayer, but it ran the intro scene for a few seconds and exited (I've to choose from the menu in that scene). Does Totem/Movie Player support VCD and stuff?


I was able to to get tracks using mplayer vcd:// command. Nothing plays from the first track (mplayer vcd://1), video only appears on the second track.

On VLC I could play it normally from the GUI.

Is there anyway to play VCD on the default softwares (Media Player/Banshee)?

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Can you clarify if you've installed any extra codecs e.g. sudo apt-get install ubuntu-restricted-extras sudo apt-get install w32-codecs – fossfreedom May 14 '11 at 7:39
@fossfreedom, installed any and all restricted codecs. – Oxwivi May 14 '11 at 9:36
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VLC should be able to play VCD. Command line: /usr/bin/vlc vcd:// or from within VLC: media, open disc:

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Try and find out if you get any errors while doing this command line. Maybe you need some extra codecs.

For i386 install codecs:

sudo apt-get install w32codecs libdvdcss2

For amd64 install codecs:

sudo apt-get install w64codecs libdvdcss2

(but these might already be installed on your system)

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VLC works. Totem/Media Player possible? – Oxwivi May 14 '11 at 9:37
OK. So it is definitly a totem issue and not codecs! – Rinzwind May 14 '11 at 9:59
nope, I always install proprietary codecs. – Oxwivi May 14 '11 at 10:03
@Oxwivi may sound stupid but all I find are ppl complaining about totem not playing vcd's :-X – Rinzwind May 14 '11 at 10:17
I ain't complaining, I want it working, but forget it problem solved. – Oxwivi May 14 '11 at 10:22

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