[mythtv-users] Playing DVD with mythbuntu 8.04

steve.goodey at bt.com steve.goodey at bt.com
Thu Jun 26 14:57:28 UTC 2008

> -----Original Message-----
> From: mythtv-users-bounces at mythtv.org 
> [mailto:mythtv-users-bounces at mythtv.org] On Behalf Of allen edwards
> Sent: 26 June 2008 15:45
> To: Discussion about mythtv
> Subject: [mythtv-users] Playing DVD with mythbuntu 8.04
> I have Mythbuntu 8.04  all new HW.  This is my first real 
> myth system after my prototype P4 system.
> I followed this wiki:  
> https://help.ubuntu.com/8.04/musicvideophotos/C/video.html
> and issued this command:  sudo 
> /usr/share/doc/libdvdread3/install-css.sh
> I can play DVDs
> The wiki says I will not get menus, but I do.  So much for 
> the documentation...
> Also, the wiki says something about "additional software must 
> be installed to allow you to view ...(other stuff)"  It then 
> goes on to talk about fxine, mplayer, and VLC media player.  
> Doesn't talk about the internal mythtv player.
> In searching the forums, I find reference to things like "of 
> course I installed libdvdcss and w32codecs..."  What is 
> w32codec?  I found a page that gives 20 different ways to 
> install it for different distros but of course, nothing for 
> ubuntu 8.04.  Do I need this?
> I also looked over the archives for the last 6 months for all 
> articles with DVD in the title.  Some help there but nothing 
> on w32codec.
> So, my question is, do I need to do anything else? 
> I don't want to introduce my wife to mythDVD by having the 
> last 5 minutes of Juno refuse to play with some error message 
> about not having rights.
> Allen

Have you looked at installing libdvdcss and w32codecs with Mythbuntu
Control Centre? Made it a lot easier for me.


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