[Tfug] No dvd playback on Debian Testing (Squeeze)

Jude Nelson judecn at gmail.com
Tue Sep 1 00:26:55 MST 2009

You may need the actual codecs as well...I'd add
www.debian-multimedia.org to your APT sources and grab some of their

On 8/31/09, earljviolet at deserthowler.com <earljviolet at deserthowler.com> wrote:
> On Mon, August 31, 2009 6:49 pm, Glen Pfeiffer wrote:
>> Using Totem on a fresh install of Debian Testing (Squeeze) I am unable to
>> play dvd's. Totem reports "Could not read from resource". And yes, the
>> disc is mounted.
>> I have installed libdvdcss2 from the debian-multimedia repository and I
>> thought that was all I needed because that's all I had to do on Old-Stable
>> (Etch). I have a laptop also running testing and it cannot play dvd's
>> either, but I never bothered to figure it out because I don't play movies
>> on it.
>> Is anyone aware of other packages I need to install or configuration
>> settings I need to change?
>> Here are the packages I have installed related to DVD's:
>> pippin:/home/glen# aptitude search dvd | grep ^i
>> i A dvd+rw-tools    - DVD+-RW/R tools
>> i   libdvdcss2      - Simple foundation for reading DVDs - runti
>> i A libdvdnav4      - DVD navigation library
>> i A libdvdread4     - library for reading DVDs
>> Any thoughts?
>> --
>> Glen
> I have a DVD reader that will read most DVDs but less than 1% of the time
> it won't read one.  I had to have a friend copy a DVD so I could watch it
> on my machine.  He could only read it on one of his 2 readers.  I also use
> vlc.
> Earl
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