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Install Media Codecs & Enable DVD Playback

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#1 NickAu


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Posted 17 May 2015 - 09:06 PM

Install Media Codecs & Enable DVD Playback




Due to legal constraints in some countries, Ubuntu does not include codecs to play mp3, movies, and DVDs out-of-the-box.

Guide Overview

The purpose of this guide is to teach you how to Install Media Codecs & Enable DVD Playback on Ubuntu.
Tools Needed
Step 1
Install the codecs to play common audio and video file formats:
Open Ubuntu Software Centrer, search for and install ubuntu-restricted-extras package.
Once that is done, you should be able to play your music and movies.
This step should also install libdvdread4, library to read DVDs. If not, install it from Ubuntu Software Centrer.

Step 2


To play encrypted DVDs, you also need the libdvdcss2 library by installing it via  terminal:

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



If it is still not working, You may need to set the region code for DVD drive via terminal:

sudo apt-get install regionset && sudo regionset



Edited by NickAu, 18 May 2015 - 03:11 AM.

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