Why does DVD playback still not work after installing libdvdcss2?

I have installed libdvdcss2, but I still get this error when trying to play DVDs:

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libdvdread4 was installed by default (This is a new System76 Pangolin Performance). I ran the install-css.sh script, and it completed with no problems.

I can confirm that libdvdread4 and libdvdcss2 are installed:

[email protected]:~$ dpkg -l | grep dvdcss
ii  libdvdcss2                                 1.2.12-0.0medibuntu1                    Simple foundation for reading DVDs - runtime libraries
[email protected]:~$ dpkg -l | grep dvdread
ii  libdvdread4                                4.2.0-1ubuntu3                          library for reading DVDs

Here is Solutions:

We have many solutions to this problem, But we recommend you to use the first solution because it is tested & true solution that will 100% work for you.

Solution 1

The instructions on the Ubuntu Documentation site were quite right. As david6 pointed out, I simply needed to read further down the page and set the region code.

The process:

1. Install libdvdcss

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

(libdvdread4 came installed with the laptop.)

2. Set my region code

After making sure the universe repositories were enabled:

sudo apt-get install regionset

Before setting my region code, I read the regionset documentation at /usr/share/doc/regionset/README.

sudo regionset

I set my region to 0, North America.

3. Fix poor playback

After setting my region code, playback was possible, but the video was very distorted. So I read further down the DVD playback page. Deleting ~/.dvdcss/ did the trick.

rm -R ~/.dvdcss/

Playback still isn’t perfect… In Totem media player, the menu is slightly distorted, and in VLC I have to disable menus entirely. But once the video is rolling, everything works fine. Thank you January and david6 for your help!

Solution 2

This should work:

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

Solution 3

Try re-installing all DVD support:

sudo apt-get -y install libdvdcss2 libdvdnav4 libdvdread4
sudo /usr/share/doc/libdvdread4/install-css.sh

Solution 4

I had the exact same problem and it was just region set all the time I followed the steps on the following site which then got it working for me 🙂 I still can’t understand why I didn’t have to use it on the last version of ubuntu but oh well at least it works and I know to look at it next time if I need to.
Use the following link for steps…

Note: Use and implement solution 1 because this method fully tested our system.
Thank you 🙂

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