January 2, 2009

Playing Commercial DVD with Ubuntu

Like Adobe Flash and proprietary media formats cannot be distributed with Ubuntu since they are not open source, but playing commercial DVD on Ubuntu is not hard. Simply install the below script and you will be able to play commercial DVD.

sudo /usr/share/doc/libdvdread3/install-css.sh

Once the scripts has finished simply insert a DVD and Totem player will automatically be launch. One downside with Totem player is it is not handling DVD menu very well, actually you could say it does not handle it at all. A better choice is then using VLC for playing DVD.

sudo apt-get install vlc

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