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so I enabled the restricted DVD codecs on Ubuntu 14.04 LTS, and my DVD reader/writer recognizes the THE_MATRIX dvd, but it does not show any contents as if it were empty.

Any suggestions? sudo apt-get install libdvdread4 libdvdnav4 installed as well as sudo /usr/share/doc/libdvdread4/install-css.sh

  • You try running your video player from the command line with a --verbose option to see why it can't play the DVD or if it is having issues? – Goddard Dec 18 '15 at 18:40
  • @Mookey - here is a link : howtoubuntu.org/how-to-play-a-dvd-in-ubuntu - often it is only about a missing library like libdvdcss (codecs) or the version of libdvdcss might be a bit too old. – dschinn1001 Dec 18 '15 at 20:31
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Install ubuntu-restricted-extras and libdvdread4

sudo apt-get install ubuntu-restricted-extras
sudo apt-get install libdvdread4

then run this command.

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

now open up VLC

Click on Media --> Open Disc untick No disc menus then click play.

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  • Thanks. There was actually no need for the last step, only a reboot after the commands. Worked like a charm! Thanks a lot! – Mookey Dec 23 '15 at 7:39

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