VLC does not play all VCDs in Linux. You can play VCDs using Mplayer instead. Open a terminal window in Linux and type the following command to do so: $ mplayer vcd:://4 -cdrom-device /dev/sr0 <enter> If you notice the //4, that is the track on the VCD. Change it if the VCD does not play … Continue reading How to play VCDs in Linux with Mplayer
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
By default, Ubuntu or Xubuntu cannot read encrypted DVDs. To be able to do so, run the following command in a terminal: $ sudo /usr/share/doc/libdvdread4/install-css.sh <enter>
A MKV format video file can be played back on Linux using VLC. You can get VLC from your distribution's package repository or you can download it from http://www.videolan.org/vlc. VLC is also available for Windows, and is one of the best swiss-army knife kind of media players available.