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How play or view DVDs on Ubuntu [Guide]

Selection_0051 [1]Ever put a DVD disc into your Ubuntu machine only to find out that it’s not playable? For legal reasons, Canonical does not ship Ubuntu with DVD playback functionality. Don’t worry! This guide will help you enable DVD playback on your machine! Let’s get started!

Before We Begin

DVD playback functionality does not ship on Ubuntu by default for legal reasons.

After enabling DVD playback, all video players will then use the DVD decoding library.

This guide is accomplished with terminal commands. Open a terminal by opening the Unity dash and searching for ‘terminal’.

How To Enable DVD Playback On Ubuntu

sudo apt-get install libdvdread4

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



Though the Digital Video Disc is aging technology, it’s still used today. That means that even today, it’s still important to make sure that your machine can playback DVDs. With this guide, you’ve learned exactly how to do that! Enjoy!