Ubuntu: VLC won't play DVD movies [duplicate]


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I installed VLC player on my Ubuntu 14.04 system. DVD movies won't play (no sound or picture) even though the computer tries to start the movie. What's wrong? Is the version wrong for Ubuntu 14.04?


Install package ubuntu-restricted-extras:

sudo apt-get install ubuntu-restricted-extras

then run:

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

to install libdvdcss2 library, that is not included in offical repos due to legal reasons. Now all DVD movies should play like a charm.


15.10 and upper

Copy to terminal:

sudo apt-get install libdvd-pkg  

Then install something such as:

sudo apt-get install pyrenamer;  sudo apt-get remove pyrenamer;  

to run building script of libdvdcss2.

15.04 and lower

Copy to terminal:

sudo apt-get install ubuntu-restricted-extras;  sudo /usr/share/doc/libdvdread4/install-css.sh;  


My fix in 16.04

sudo apt-get install libdvd-pkg followed by sudo dpkg-reconfigure libdvd-pkg

Then just drag-and-drop the IFO (usually VIDEO_TS.IFO) into VLC window.


If you have the same problem with me because we open disk in wrong way, please try the following way:


First,      insert DVD and do nothing with it (no run, no open).   Second,     launch VLC Media Player. You can find it by searching for VLC.  Lastly,     brown to DVD files by click File and select Open Disc.  

Note:If u also have question or solution just comment us below or mail us on toontricks1994@gmail.com
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