UBUNTU Media Player issues DVD decryption not installed

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I am lucky that this doesn’t take enough time to setup.
Can anyone make this function?

You may enable it by inserting a DVD into your disc drive and selecting the ‘Play’ with UBUNTU’S default media players

An error occurred

Could not read DVD. This may be because the DVD is

encrypted and a DVD decryption library is not installed.

Above error emerges:

Need a solution. Thanks.

Answered By 0 points N/A #92153

UBUNTU Media Player issues DVD decryption not installed


In order for Ubuntu's default media players to play DVDs, you need to install Ubuntu's libdvdcss2.

This will allow your media player in Ubuntu to be able to work with commercial DVDs encrypted with Content Scrambling System.

To install libdvdcss2, do the following:

  1. On the command line type: sudo apt-get install libdvdread4
  2. Open a terminal and type: sudo /usr/share/doc/libdvdread4/install-css.sh
  3. Reboot your system

If your media player is still giving you errors when playing DVDs, you need to check the region set up. If you want to change the region of your DVD player do the following:

  1. Insert a DVD that can play on your drive
  2. You need to go to the Universe repositories and install the regionset package
  3. Launch it by typing: sudo regionset

Hope that helps! Cheers!

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