Ubuntu: unable to play DVD

If your Ubuntu installation is not able to play DVDs, here you can see all the steps to enable this feature:

from a command line, make sure you install the main libraries:

sudo apt-get purge libdvdread4 libdvdcss2 libdvdnav4 ubuntu-restricted-extras
sudo apt-get install libdvdnav4 libdvdread4 ubuntu-restricted-extras

Finally, in order to be able to read crypted content (that is most of the DVD you would find in stores), you need to install the css libraries by running (still from the terminal):

sudo /usr/share/doc/libdvdread4/install-css.sh

And now… enjoy your DVDs!

 

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