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How to play commercial DVDs on lenovo t-500 laptop? I have Ubuntu 12.04, all updates

Could not read dvd despite having restricted extras

I tried the following, but VLC does not play DVDs.

 sudo apt-get install libdvdnav4 libdvdread4 gstreamer0.10-plugins-bad gstreamer0.10-plugins-ugly

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

marked as duplicate by Mitch, bcbc, aquaherd, user68186, Alvar May 7 '13 at 22:06

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  • @Mitch he has already tried the solutions described there. – w4etwetewtwet May 7 '13 at 20:09
  • However did you reboot after doing that? – w4etwetewtwet May 7 '13 at 20:10
  • Rebooting shouldn't be necessary (It wasn't for me, at least.) Please post the exact error message so we know what's specifically going wrong. – jackweirdy May 7 '13 at 20:10

Try this

sudo wget --output-document=/etc/apt/sources.list.d/medibuntu.list http://www.medibuntu.org/sources.list.d/$(lsb_release -cs).list && sudo apt-get --quiet update && sudo apt-get --yes --quiet --allow-unauthenticated install medibuntu-keyring && sudo apt-get --quiet update

And then

sudo apt-get install libdvdcss2

Followed by

sudo apt-get install w32codecs

If you are on 64 bit install w64codecs instead however.


Open VLC Player. Press on Ctrl+D (or choose Media --> Open DISC). From there choose your Media type then click on Play. See pic

  • I set the regioncode to 2 (europe) (sudo regionset) I pressed Ctrl D, opened in VLC the window where to choose the media, and chose "no disc menus" and now VLC plays partially the DVD. The sound comes later and the screen is all the time green. @Hejar Mukriyani – user156456 May 8 '13 at 6:22

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