[clug] watch DVD movies with ubuntu 9.04

jhock jhock at iinet.net.au
Sat Oct 3 17:41:10 MDT 2009

Hi Ian and Denise,

Thanks for your prompt reply.

I tried to load libdvdcss2 using:

sudo apt-get install libdvdcss2

and got the following message:

Package libdvdcss2 is not available, but is referred to by another
package. This may mean that the package is missing, has been obsoleted,
or is only available from another source.

This is where my limited knowledge failed. ;--) I have no idea what to
do next.



On Sun, 2009-10-04 at 10:33 +1100, Ian Bardsley wrote:
> jhock wrote:
> > Hi,
> >
> > Yesterday I bought a LG slim portable GP 08 external DVD RW.  I have
> > connected it to my Kogan pro e10 which has Ubuntu 9.04 loaded onto it.
> > i am able to watch API movie DVDs but when I try to watch a bought DVD,
> > eg. Pink Floyd, I get an unknown format error with Totem.
> >
> > Does any one know if I need to get another library for totem or do I
> > need to get another application like realplayer?
> >
> > Thanks.
> >
> >
> > John
> >
> >   
> Have you checked that libdvdcss2 is installed? For some reason it isn't 
> included in Ubuntu-Restricted-Extras on Jaunty.
> Ian Bardsley

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