I'm a new Ubuntu user.
I installed Ubuntu 16.04 and tried playing a DVD on VLC (which worked perfectly fine with Ubuntu 14.04). After about a minute, the video stops, while the sound continues. If I'm lucky, VLC will crash the computer while I try to stop it from continuing. So far I've been very lucky.
For some details:
I've installed libdvdcss2 and Ubuntu restricted extras.
The computer: AMD FX 8350 CPU @4GHz; 16 GB RAM; Brand-spaking new LG DVD drive (just over 6 months); 2 TB HDD; nVidia Geforce 960
So I've installed the appropriate software, and I know it's not a hardware issue.
I read on another forum to set VLC to play DVD video as OpenGL, so I tried that, and it didn't work.
I've removed the restricted extras and am still experiencing the problem.
Kicking back to 14.04 is "technically" an option, though not entertaining.
I'll take a moment here to ask for instructions for how to create a log of events when a program freezes to the point it crashes the system and I have to press the reset switch to reboot the machine.
I'm also wondering - could this be something that needs to be ironed out with Ubuntu 16 (did I find a bug)?
Thank you in advance for the help.
Pre-edit I'd love to provide output, but the message apparently thought it was spam.
So, to recap.
- I install Ubuntu 16.04
- I install libdvdcss2
- DVD playback works.
- I install Ubuntu restricted extras.
- DVD playback stops working.
- I **remove** Ubuntu restricted extras.
- DVD playback still doesn't work.
So, any ideas? Should I just reinstall 16.04? Or go back to 14.04?