DVD Playback for Ubuntu 10.04

DVD playback in Ubuntu has always been a little bit of a pain. Here is how to do it in a couple of easy steps.

First you need to make sure you have all the goodies that were not included in Ubuntu 10.04.

# sudo aptitude install ubuntu-restricted-extras

This will give you the codecs you need and some other goodies. Next you have to manually set up the ability to read DVDs.

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

Now just pop in your DVD and you should be all set.

I am also working on my Things Ubuntu 10.04 Forgot Post. Look for it soon.

Enjoy

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  • [...] we need to get DVD playback enabled: sudo aptitude install ubuntu-restricted-extras sudo /usr/share/doc/libdvdread4/install-css.sh [...]

  • [...] we need to get DVD playback enabled: sudo aptitude install ubuntu-restricted-extras sudo /usr/share/doc/libdvdread4/install-css.sh [...]

  • Matt:

    Wished that there would be a package available to download instead since the PC that has 10.04 on it I can’t carry around to a coffee house cause i dont yet have net at my home but i will.. *sighs*

  • I have Ubuntu 10.4 loaded with updates on system (Phenom II 4x 2.9G)

    On the first line of the recipe for DVD viewing, all went well until it hung up on a screen which mentioned a Microsoft EULA for True-type fonts!

    “Configuring ttf-mscorefonts-installer” plus the EULA wording ended by , no buttons

    There doesn’t seem to be a way forward from here. What should I do? Thanks in advance for any help.

  • Brad:

    Try to hit the “y” key then enter, or “q” then enter… I have never had to approve anything before.

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