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Old 12-13-2017, 06:39 PM
 
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Kodi should have the codecs you need. For movies and TV channels, you have to do some research on addons. Their are thousands.. some legal, some gray areas and some not so much legal but gets the job done.

For DVD on your linux, VLC should have install some lib codecs
Copy to terminal:

sudo apt-get install libdvd-pkg
Then install something such as:

sudo apt-get install pyrenamer;
sudo apt-get remove pyrenamer;
to run building script of libdvdcss2.

Install package ubuntu-restricted-extras:

sudo apt-get install ubuntu-restricted-extras

then run:

sudo /usr/share/doc/libdvdread4/install-css.sh
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Old 12-13-2017, 06:40 PM
 
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Is there a way to run Ubuntu and Mint dual boot? I've heard of some people who run Ubuntu and Widows dual boot. If possible, I'd prefer not to run Windows at all. I did run Windows 10 at least a year ago, but my system crashed due to viruses. A friend of mine who gave me my old laptop installed Ubuntu Linux 14.04 LTS on it and I don't want to go back.

Yes you can run both..

https://itsfoss.com/install-ubuntu-1...ows-8-81-uefi/


Older linux but will do the job..


i run both. .linux for programming and win for games.
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Old 12-13-2017, 08:13 PM
 
Location: (six-cent-dix-sept)
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Is there a way to run Ubuntu and Mint dual boot? I've heard of some people who run Ubuntu and Widows dual boot. If possible, I'd prefer not to run Windows at all. I did run Windows 10 at least a year ago, but my system crashed due to viruses. A friend of mine who gave me my old laptop installed Ubuntu Linux 14.04 LTS on it and I don't want to go back.
yes, same process. start the install from a live-usb and allow the installer to partition the drive and configure grub.
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Old 12-13-2017, 08:15 PM
 
Location: (six-cent-dix-sept)
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... Their are thousands.. some legal, some gray areas and some not so much legal but gets the job done...
doesnt that describe the internet as a whole.
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Old 12-13-2017, 08:18 PM
 
Location: (six-cent-dix-sept)
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For DVD on your linux, VLC should have install some lib codecs
Copy to terminal:

sudo apt-get install libdvd-pkg
Then install something such as:

sudo apt-get install pyrenamer;
sudo apt-get remove pyrenamer;

to run building script of libdvdcss2.

Install package ubuntu-restricted-extras:

sudo apt-get install ubuntu-restricted-extras

then run:

sudo /usr/share/doc/libdvdread4/install-css.sh
the bolded seems weird. you are effictively digging a hole; then filling it up again. what are you trying to accomplish ?
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Old 12-14-2017, 02:50 AM
 
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Kodi should have the codecs you need. For movies and TV channels, you have to do some research on addons. Their are thousands.. some legal, some gray areas and some not so much legal but gets the job done.

For DVD on your linux, VLC should have install some lib codecs
Copy to terminal:

sudo apt-get install libdvd-pkg
Then install something such as:

sudo apt-get install pyrenamer;
sudo apt-get remove pyrenamer;
to run building script of libdvdcss2.

Install package ubuntu-restricted-extras:

sudo apt-get install ubuntu-restricted-extras

then run:

sudo /usr/share/doc/libdvdread4/install-css.sh
It worked!!! I can now watch DVDs!!! A fomer rooommate (I had a stroke back in 2015; I now live in a nursing home) lent me some DVS, including season one of Game of Thrones. I can now see ehat the big deal is about.

I was able to load a few channels on Kodi, but I haven't been able to get them to work yet. I've got nothing but time, I'll get Kodi to work.
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Old 12-14-2017, 01:29 PM
 
Location: McAllen, TX
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^^^ If you have a drive that is Region restricted you may be able to flash a newer firmware to it to make it region free. The restriction is in the DVD drive, not the software. What is the Brand and model of the drive?
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Old 12-14-2017, 04:01 PM
 
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the bolded seems weird. you are effictively digging a hole; then filling it up again. what are you trying to accomplish ?
It just fixes permissions and missing files. just works lol..
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Old 12-17-2017, 04:56 PM
 
Location: Tulare County, Ca
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Try this, works everytime for me.....or install Linux Mint and it will work automatically.

To Enable Playback: open your terminal and copy/past the red
  1. Install libdvdread4:
    sudo apt-get install libdvdread4
  2. Then install libdvdcss:
    1. Ubuntu 15.10 onward
      sudo apt-get install libdvd-pkg
    2. Ubuntu 12.04 to 15.04
      sudo /usr/share/doc/libdvdread4/install-css.sh
    (More about libdvdcss here.)
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Old 12-19-2017, 02:39 AM
 
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I'm happy with Ubuntu Linux 17.04 LTS now that I've got the DVD player working. I've got 17.10 on a USB stick, but I'm unable to install it. I'm also having fun trying to get Kodi to work. Any ideas on both?
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