I'm very new to Ubuntu having just replaced a faulty Windows 7 on my Sony Viao. I now find that my DVD drive will not play commercial movie DVDs. I have loaded the recommended files. I can use home-made DVD-R no problem, but with the commercial DVDs, the drive makes a loud clicking noise and eventually stops without VLC opening. On a single layer movie disc, VLC reported a blank disc. Any ideas?
Because commercial dvd's are encrypted, to be able to read them you need to install some codecs.
Open terminal and enter the following:
sudo apt-get install libdvdread4 sudo /usr/share/doc/libdvdread4/install-css.sh
you may have to enter those commands separately, and you may have to reboot.
Open a terminal and add the VideoLAN Repository with one long command (execute with root rights):
echo "deb http://download.videolan.org/pub/debian/stable/ /" > /etc/apt/sources.list.d/libdvdcss.list; apt-key adv --recv-keys --keyserver keyserver.ubuntu.com 6BCA5E4DB84288D9; apt-get update
After that install the libdvdcss2 package with
sudo apt-get install libdvdcss2.