Ask Ubuntu is a question and answer site for Ubuntu users and developers. It's 100% free.

Sign up
Here's how it works:
  1. Anybody can ask a question
  2. Anybody can answer
  3. The best answers are voted up and rise to the top

I installed VLC player on my Ubuntu 14.04 system. DVD movies won't play (no sound or picture) even though the computer tries to start the movie. What's wrong? Is the version wrong for Ubuntu 14.04?

share|improve this question
    
possible duplicate of How can I play encrypted DVD movies? – Eliah Kagan Apr 12 '15 at 4:15
2  
When using install ubuntu-restricted-extras as described in the answer below, to accept the EULA agreement, hit Tab, then Enter, as in [askubuntu.com/questions/16225/… [1]: askubuntu.com/questions/16225/… – Berry Sep 13 '15 at 13:07

Install package ubuntu-restricted-extras:

sudo apt-get install ubuntu-restricted-extras

then run:

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

to install libdvdcss2 library, that is not included in offical repos due to legal reasons. Now all DVD movies should play like a charm.

share|improve this answer
2  
Thanks. The install-css.sh was key. – Kris Krause Nov 17 '15 at 11:47
    
This also solved my problem with handbrake! – frepie Jan 23 at 22:07

If you have the same problem with me because we open disk in wrong way, please try the following way:

http://howtoubuntu.org/how-to-play-a-dvd-in-ubuntu

First,      insert DVD and do nothing with it (no run, no open). 
Second,     launch VLC Media Player. You can find it by searching for VLC.
Lastly,     brown to DVD files by click File and select Open Disc.
share|improve this answer

protected by Community Apr 3 at 4:38

Thank you for your interest in this question. Because it has attracted low-quality or spam answers that had to be removed, posting an answer now requires 10 reputation on this site (the association bonus does not count).

Would you like to answer one of these unanswered questions instead?

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.