Ubuntu :: Cannot Play DVDs - Getting Error?

Sep 18, 2010

I get an error whenever I try to play DVDs in either VLC or movieplayer in Ubuntu. However Windows plays them just fine in either VLC or Windows Movie Player.

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I installed Fedora 12 recently. The Open multimedia installed by default does not play DVDs. It stops with the error " Totem cannot play this type of media (DVD) because it does not have the appropriate plugins to be able to read from the disc. "

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I have Ubuntu 10.4 on 2 different machines. Both machines are having the same problem. When I put a DVD in, nothing happens. When I double click the drive icon under PLACES, nothing happens. Try to open with Totem, an error message comes up and says that an error has occurred and that I might not have permission to open it. However, when I try to check the permissions, it tells me that it cannot determine the permissions. What am I missing or forgetting to do?

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Dec 23, 2010

I put in the DVD and the menu came up alright. So far so good. Then I tried to actually play the movie...

Quote:
An error occurred Could not read from resource.So what's up?

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Jan 18, 2011

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Mar 23, 2010

I just un- and reinstalled VLC, including updates and I'm still unable to play a DVD on my Inspiron 1525.

Am I missing a codec? Something else I need to install or to check?

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May 30, 2010

I just upgraded to Karmic, I had not previously tried to play dvds but i cant seem to get it to work. I downloaded VLC to see if thta would fix it but to no avail. Any ideas?? I also downloaded a restricted date allowance package but nothing works. It doenst say it cant play it, it just wont start at all.

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Ubuntu Multimedia :: Cannot Play DVDs / What's Going On?

Aug 24, 2010

When I put a DVD in either of my two drives, the movie will not play using either VLC or Movie Player.

When I go to 'Open Disc' in VLC, next to 'Disc Device' it lists a string of two very odd characters, ��, as the only option. The drop-down arrow doesn't work. When I click on 'Browse' and navigate to the name of the movie (which I assume is the drive) in the 'Places' menu, nothing happens.

In Movie Player, when I go to Movie > Play Disc "(Insert Movie Name Here)", I get the following error message: "Could not read from resource"

The same thing happens with either drive, with either of two DVDs.

DVDs seem to play fine in Windows XP using VLC.

What's going on here?

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Jun 8, 2011

I've installed libdvdcss2 (using these instructions), but still can't play encrypted DVDs. It appears to be an encryption thing, because I can play backed-up/decrypted DVDs. I'm using Ubuntu 11.04, 64 bit. Another user here got it working by installing Ubuntu from scratch, then going straight to install medibuntu and libdvdcss, but that's not a realistic option for me at this point.

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Jul 3, 2010

I'm running Fedora 13 on my Toshiba laptop and I cant play DVDs. If I try to play a DVD using VLC player nothing seems to happen. A similar thing happens if I try to watch it in the "Dragon Player" that came with Fedora, except it doesn't play any videos at all (that's why I downloaded VLC). How can I get DVDs to play?

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Ubuntu Multimedia :: DVDs Will Not Play With Any Application

Jan 22, 2010

DVDs will not play with any app., however, all play fine in Linux Mint (dual booting here) with a straight install.

VLC gives me the following error message:
Playback failure:
VLC cannot set the DVD's title. It possibly cannot decrypt the entire disc.
Your input can't be opened:
VLC is unable to open the MRL 'dvd:///dev/sr0'. Check the log for details.
Playback failure:
VLC cannot set the DVD's title. It possibly cannot decrypt the entire disc.
Your input can't be opened:
VLC is unable to open the MRL 'dvd:///dev/sr0'. Check the log for details.

Again, I'm not trying to rip or decrypt anything, just play. All DVD & players give me the same results in Ubuntu, but all play fine in Linux Mint.

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Mar 27, 2010

I've tried everything I can find. On Karmic I have libdvdcss2 and libdvdread4 installed, along with VLC 1.0.2 and latest Mplayer. I also installed ubuntu-restricted-extras. Of the following DVDs

Blazing Saddles
Christmas Vacation
It's a Wonderful Life

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...all fail to play because of error cracking the codes in both Mplayer and VLC except #9 does play in VLC.

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Mar 29, 2010

I recently installed Kubuntu, but I can't play back DVDs.

I also added handbrake and VLC, because I would like to rip my DVDs and I understand that I need libdvdcss.

I've followed various instructions on the forum for adding files from Medibuntu, but I still can't even play back a commercial DVD.

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Ubuntu Multimedia :: Cannot Play The Encrypted DVDs

May 7, 2010

I'm running UNR 10.04 (fresh install) on a new Acer Aspire1 250 and just cannot get encrypted DVDs to play at all (as far as I can tell), using any media-player software.I'm having the most luck so far with xine (it is at least properly playing a DVD that I think must not be encrypted), so I'd like to start with trying to get xine working.

Details:

Running xine-ui 0.99.5+cvs20070914-2.1
I have installed ubuntu-restricted-extras, libdvdnav4, libdvdread4, libdvdcss2, gstreamer-plugins-bad, gstreamer-plugins-ugly.

I'm using a LaCie external DVD to (try to) play these. After inserting the DVD, I start up xine, which will play usually a brief introduction to the DVD (like the FBI warning, studio logo, maybe start up the menu) and then crash, giving the error message:

Code:

The source can't be read.
Maybe you don't have enough rights for this, or source
doesn't contain data (e.g.: not disc in drive).
(/media/GOODWILL/VIDEO_TS/VTS_06_1.VOB)

The last line of course varies with the DVD, and there are many of these messages (one per track, I think). Like I suspect, does this mean that xine doesn't realize that libdvdcss2 is there (or some codec)? If so, how do I tell it where to look?

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Jul 22, 2010

I'm trying to watch a dvd on Lucid, but not vlc or xine can open it.I have the libdvdnav, libdvdcss and libdvdcss libraries from the medibuntu repositories installed.Here is the log I gget from vlc when I try to play the dvd. It seems as if cannot decode the format.

Code:
libdvdnav: Using dvdnav version 4.1.3
libdvdread: Using libdvdcss version 1.2.10 for DVD access

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Ubuntu Multimedia :: Encrypted DVDs Play On 8.04 But Not On 10.04

Nov 6, 2010

I have libdvdcss2 installed (it might not be working properly, but it is installed) My DVD reader is set to region 2The DVDs I'm testing with are store-bought region 2 discs
The test DVDs play fine on a standalone player and a Windows laptopNow the problem: This machine (a Dell T3400, very boring) was upgraded from Kubuntu 8.04.1 64-bit to Kubuntu 10.04 64-bit a couple of month ago. Before the upgrade I was able to play and rip encrypted DVDs successfully using VLC and dvd::rip.

After the upgrade neither playing nor ripping works reliably. Some DVDs will play in VLC, but a lot will stop halfway through or close to the end of a track. I've not been able to rip any encrypted DVD at all. Usually dvd::rip will get a failure when it runs lsdvd to read the DVD's table of contents. If it gets past that it will inevitably freeze up part of the way through ripping a track.

I've booted the machine back into 8.04.1 64-bit from a USB key and verified that I can still play and rip DVDs that will not work in 10.04, so it doesn't seem like a hardware problem. As I say above, the DVDs work fine in other players and machines.The failures seem to be related to a libdvdcss seek error:

libdvdcss error: seek error
libdvdread: Can't seek to block 4072713
libdvdread: Invalid IFO for title 23 (VTS_23_0.IFO).

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The block number will be different with different discs/tracks but it's usually some variation on this. I initially thought it might be this problem: [URL] but that patch seems to have been merged in ages ago. The attached logs show my attempts to run vlc, lsdvd and dvdbackup on both 8.04.1 (hardy.log) and 10.04 (lucid.log) with the same DVD ("The Shield", season 4 disc 3). As you can see there are a lot of errors logged by libdvdread3 on 8.04.1, but it does work eventually. No such luck on 10.04.

In case it matters, the DVD reader is one of these:

description: DVD-RAM writer
product: DVD+-RW AD-7200S
vendor: Optiarc
physical id: 1

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Dec 29, 2010

I am new to Linux, when trying to play a DVD movie on computer through MOvie Player I get the following error:

An Error Occured:

Can not read from source!

The movies will not play with VLC or SMC player either, but will play on windows. I believe it might be the driver.

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Jan 23, 2011

I cannot play encoded dvds, or access the menu options of dvds with menus.1. My dvd drive appears to work fine. It can play anything else i put in it.2. I have enabled Restricted Formats and Medibuntu. Both are fine.3. I have installed libdvdcss2 and libdvdread4. Both are fine.4. I have installed VLC. It can see the tracks on the disk but cycles through them without playing anything.5. I have Gnome MPlayer. It can see the tracks on the disk, but not open the menu screen. It can even play tracks on the disk, but only from 25 minutes into the track and onwards. (?!?) The image and audio work fine so it can obviously read the data, but it can't manage the menu and finding the first 25 minutes of each track.. Everything is up to date. Nothing appears broken.I have been using Ubuntu for 3 years now and have challenged many Windows friends to change. Some have. But without a dvd player... That's going to be like selling a three-wheeled car.

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Jan 31, 2011

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Feb 20, 2011

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May 14, 2011

I've tried everything that I can find. Nothing is working. I'm sitting here with my netflix delivered copy of Farscape: peacekeeper wars. And I can't play it. 8( I have another DVD that is a how to for comps(A+ level type stuff) and it won't work either. If I go to home and look it only says cd/DVD drive. I have two. I'm very new to ubuntu. Are they supposed to do like windows and show they have anything.

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Aug 23, 2011

How is it possible to automatically play CDs and DVDs? I have found it not possible ..Is there a simple solution to this problem? and searching packages I find there is no libdvdcss package to install ...

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Oct 13, 2010

I just did a fresh install of Ubuntu 10.10 on an AMD quad-core machine. Totem, vlc, and xine all refuse to play video DVDs although music CDs play fine. I installed the restricted extras from Synaptic but no joy.When you try to start a disc with VLC, it will kind of give a quick flicker like it tried to open the screen and then goes back to the control panel. I notice that it's set to /dev/dvd but there is no such file there. The same with /dev/sr0 (the DVD player is an ASUS Sata DVD player.)

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Feb 11, 2010

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Aug 18, 2011

I have some problems reading dvds using either xine or totem

Here's the output from running xine dvd://

This is xine (X11 gui) - a free video player v0.99.6.
(c) 2000-2007 The xine Team.
libdvdread: Using libdvdcss version 1.2.10 for DVD access
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I know that this issue has been addressed on the forum before, but I haven't found any threads that solves my problem.

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Have downloaded the Ubuntu Restricted Extras, but still cannot play DVDs.

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Jan 11, 2010

My laptop is having issues with DVD's. I can play region free DVD's (they were gifts), but I can't play any of my legit Region 1 DVD's? I downloaded the codecs from the software center but for whatever reason, They don't work, both Mplayer and Movie player just give me error messages when I load the disks. I know the disks are being read, their name pops up and everything, but I guess it just cant read the files.

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