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When I try to open a dvd with movie player, I get a message saying that a plugin is missing. It isn't specified what plugin is needed and when I click on the search button, no appropriate plugin is found.

How do I determine what I need? What is the best way to view DVDs on Ubuntu 11.04?

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by abarbaneld

Ubuntu 11.04 Natty Narwhal does not come out of the box playing DVDs but with 2 simple commands you will be watching DVDs in a flash.

  1. Open a Terminal Window Ctrl+Alt+T

  2. Type sudo apt-get install ubuntu-restricted-extras

  3. Type sudo /usr/share/doc/libdvdread4/

  4. Insert DVD and enjoy.

I noticed during playback of my DVD that the picture was a bit wobbly. There is an easy fix for this.

Go to Edit>Preferences>Display Tab and check the box that reads disable deinterlacing of interlaced videos. Next close down the Movie Player and reopen it and the wobbly screen should be gone.

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Another option that is worth enabling is the play video where you left off. Go to Edit>Preferences>General Tab and check on Start playing files from last position.

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If you have suggestions to how to fix the mess I've described here:… I'd appreciate it – Eric Wilson Jun 28 '11 at 1:23

Open software center and search for: ubuntu-restricted-extras install it.
Also it should work in VLC player, try it.

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And if you keep having a message stating the decrypt lib are not installed or if VLC starts reading the media and stops, it is because your region is not correct for the DVD. To fix this, download regionset using packet manager.

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