Enable Ubuntu Restricted Extras & DVD Playback

If you have tried to play a DVD in Ubuntu you may have encountered some issues. DVD playback (and other non-free media formats) can easily be enabled following this short guide.

  1. Ubuntu Restricted Extras

    To install Ubuntu Restricted Extras run the following command in the terminal (Ctrl+Alt+t):

    sudo apt-get install ubuntu-restricted-extras

    or click the button below:

    Install Ubuntu Restricted Extras
  2. Enable DVD Playback

    To enable DVD playback run the following command in the terminal (Ctrl+Alt+t):

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