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Install Media Codecs & Enable DVD Playback


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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
None.
 
Instructions
 
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.
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This step should also install libdvdread4, library to read DVDs. If not, install it from Ubuntu Software Centrer.
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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

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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

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


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