I’ve been trying to get VLC media player to play DVDs with no success. I believe I’ve installed all the needed files. I used “How To Play DVD In Ubuntu 14.04 And 16.04” from Itsfoss.com, and installed libdvdcss2, libdvdread4, and libdvdnav4. It still wouldn’t work, so I tried to change the region code on the DVD drive, but wasn’t able to.
sudo apt-get install regionset. Then I ran
sudo regionset after which the terminal results read:
regionset version 0.1 -- reads/sets region code on DVD drives Current Region Code settings: RPC Phase: II type: NONE vendor resets available: 4 user controlled changes resets available: 5 drive plays discs from region(s):, mask=0xFF Would you like to change the region setting of your drive? [y/n]:y Enter the new region number for your drive [1..8]:0 New mask: 0x00, correct? [y/n]:y ERROR: Region code could not be set!
I don't understand the existing code on the drive being "0xFF," not just 0. When I try to play a DVD, VLC shows the title, then shuts down a few seconds later.
VLC played DVDs fine with this same DVD drive when I was using Ubuntu 14.04, but I had to scrub the hard drive and start from scratch with 16.04. Now I can't get VLC to work.
Thank you much for your help.