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I have ubuntu 12.10 and I can't play dvd movies. I tried every kmplayer vlc gnomeVLC could not read the file (Input/output error).

File reading failed:
VLC could not read the file (Input/output error).
File reading failed:
VLC could not read the file (Input/output error).
Your input can't be opened:
VLC is unable to open the MRL 'dvd:///media/ahsidddiqui/Ubuntu%20OEM%2012.10%20amd64%20UALinux/'. Check the log for details.
Your input can't be opened:
VLC is unable to open the MRL 'dvd:///media/ahsidddiqui/Ubuntu%20OEM%2012.10%20amd64%20UALinux/'. Check the log for details.

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  • Have any of the solutions below solved your issue? – DaimyoKirby Mar 21 '14 at 14:12
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This might be caused by not having the correct codecs installed. To be able to play DVDs on Ubuntu, there are a few things you need to do first:

  1. Install ubuntu-restricted-extras, either through the software center or the terminal using the following command: sudo apt-get install ubuntu-restricted-extras
  2. Install libdvdcss using the following command in the terminal: sudo /usr/share/doc/libdvdread4/install-css.sh

You can read more about playing DVDs on the Community Help Wiki

  • great answer. I could never play dvd and this solved it. dunno why there aren't more upvotes – Connor Leech Mar 13 '14 at 15:51
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For Ubuntu 16.04 i needed to do some more. I needed to install libdvdread4 and libdvdcss The first one can be installed through apt. For the latter one the installation steps are written in detail in /usr/share/doc/libdvdread4/README.css or here. After adding these two libs i was able to play original dvd`s on my laptop.

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You need Medibuntu for this - here is documentation - what to do :

https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Medibuntu

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