If you want to play Movie DVDs on Linux, then the earlier method of will not work anymore on Ubuntu. To start playing movie DVDs, do the following. $ sudo apt-get install libdvdnav4 libdvdread4 gstreamer1.0-plugins-bad gstreamer1.0-plugins-ugly libdvd-pkg <enter> Once you are done installing above package, the DVDs can be played flawlessly using VLC.
Below error appears when creating a avi out of a DVD, is an mencoder error: MEncoder 1.1-4.8 (C) 2000-2012 MPlayer Team libdvdread: Can't stat /dev/dvd No such file or directory libdvdread: Could not open /dev/dvd Couldn't open DVD device: /dev/dvd (No such file or directory) No stream found to handle url dvd://2 Cannot open file/device. … Continue reading Error Couldn’t open DVD device: /dev/dvd (No such file or directory)
From this version of Ubuntu/Xubuntu, medibuntu repository does not exist. Therefore, you cannot get the libdvdcss4 package to install and watch DVDs on Xubuntu / Ubuntu 13.04. To watch DVDs on this version of Ubuntu / Xubuntu, download the libdvdcss2 package from http://www.videolan.org/developers/libdvdcss.html and install it. The above steps can be replaced with the following … Continue reading How to read DVDs in Xubuntu