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Totem won't play the movie!!

Discussion in 'Tech Talk' started by denfoote, Jul 20, 2008.

  1. denfoote

    denfoote MENACE

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    I get this error message.

    An Error occurred.

    Could not open location you might not have permission to open the file.


    Works fine in windows!!!

    I think it's the security crap they put on the disks.
    Is there a codec I can download to solve this???
     
  2. IndyGunFreak

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    Remember, you're not using Windows. Just because it works there, means nothing about why it does or doesn't work in Linux.

    A DVD movie? yes, you need to install libdvdcss... then, ditch totem, and use VLC.. way better. Assuming you're still using Ubuntu..

    https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Medibuntu

    Add the medibuntu repository following the instructions above(make sure you add the GPG key also, otherwise apt will constantly complain about a possible security risk form an unverified repository)...

    After you've done the above, follow the instructions to install libdvdcss2 (sudo apt-get install libdvdcss2)... you *should* be able to open a DVD in totem now, although there was a problem w/ it not recognizing when the codecs were installed(i think its been fixed, but I'm not sure because I don't use Totem). Regardless, if you can't play it in totem, simply run sudo apt-get install vlc. After which, you should have no prob watching a DVD in vlc.

    IGF
     

  3. Tennessee Slim

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    +1

    Windblows or Leenuks, VLC is king shiznit.
     
  4. denfoote

    denfoote MENACE

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    problem solved.
    Thanks guys.