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The two most common ways to install software in Ubuntu are: Ubuntu Software Center This allows you to install software in a comfortable graphical way like you are used to in Windows or Mac OSX. Software installed from here is updated automatically, although it may not be the latest version which exists of a specific program. or Command line (usually ...


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I'll try to be as verbose as possible. Please let me know at what step you need more instructions: Press the super key on your keyboard (the key with the ubuntu/windows logo on it- usually besides the left alt key) and in the text box of the window that opens up, type "software center". When the software center opens up, in the search bar(the text box to ...


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After installing Ubuntu 14.04: Step 1 Type the command below into terminal: sudo add-apt-repository -y ppa:videolan/stable-daily Step 2 LibDVDCSS is a library required for reading some DVDs. Unfortunately, due to legal issues, it is not included by default. This repository is provided by Videolan, and can be added with the code below: echo 'deb ...


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If you need command-line access, you can talk to it directly over DBUS. Here's an example I stole from Fran Diéguez: To pause: dbus-send --print-reply --dest=org.mpris.MediaPlayer2.spotify /org/mpris/MediaPlayer2 org.mpris.MediaPlayer2.Player.Pause Or to toggle: dbus-send --print-reply --dest=org.mpris.MediaPlayer2.spotify /org/mpris/MediaPlayer2 ...


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If you want to make a kiosk, make a kiosk. Simply put, stop loading Unity and all that and just load VLC. I've been over this quite recently with another user. That should get you into a clean environment. Obviously they're loading a script as a user called thomas, but it shouldn't take too much imagination to customise that to your usage: exec su -c ...


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Please make sure that you have installed the following package: ubuntu-restricted-extras It is set of many multimedia related packages, including the libdvdnav, which is probably missing in your case. If you have vlc and libdvdcss already, then you have everything required to play any DVD movie.



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