Mike Stone

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Watch DVDs in Ubuntu Linux

11 Jun 2011

I’ve recently run into a startling number of people that think you can’t play DVDs in Linux. I’m sure this idea came about because it is true that you can’t play DVDs in Linux by default, but you can install software that gives you the capability, and it’s amazingly easy.

I found 4 easy steps on dreamingisdigital.com that walked me through it with no problems. The original article can be found here.

Step 1. Open a Terminal Window Step 2. Type sudo apt-get install ubuntu-restricted-extras Step 3. Type sudo /usr/share/doc/libdvdread4/install-css.sh Step 4. Insert DVD and enjoy.

If you have any questions about this process please feel free to let me know. If you don’t, I hope you enjoy watching your DVDs in Linux!



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