I am trying to play a VCD, but Totem gives me an error :

Videos requires to install plugins to support the following multimedia feature: VCD protocol source

So i did

sudo apt-get install ubuntu-restricted-extras

I still get the same error when i try to play the VCD again after installation, so i try :

sudo apt-get install w64codecs libdvdcss2

But that gives me the error :

Package libdvdcss2 is not available, but is referred to by another package.
This may mean that the package is missing, has been obsoleted, or
is only available from another source

E: Unable to locate package w64codecs
E: Package 'libdvdcss2' has no installation candidate

Any way to make Totem play the VCD?


libdvdcss2 isn't a "standard" package and has to be installed the following way:

sudo apt-get install libdvdread4
sudo /usr/share/doc/libdvdread4/install-css.sh # This downloads and installs libdvdcss2

This should make Totem play your VCD. You may also want to make sure you have gstreamer's plugins to play some patent-encumbered formats:

sudo apt-get install gstreamer1.0-plugins-bad gstreamer1.0-plugins-ugly
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As far as I know, currently there is no solution for this problem. But you can try other media players like VLC. It plays almost everything.

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