If I didn't have the codecs how could I play encrypted dvd's? I can play them in mplayer, just a problem with totem, always has been. Mplayer can even play flash video, my favorite player after trying several. I never tried this player in ubuntu until I tried it in pclinuxos, and with that distro it was much easier to get everything working simply via synaptic. Ubuntu is nice, but not as easy to configure as pclos. I still use both distros and like them both, but use mplayer (which comes with pclos2007) exclusively now.I am guessing that gallup doesn't have the correct codecs to watch the dvd on his computer. Here is a website that will allow you to get the Codecs. The only thing is that this isn't exactly kosher. So, if you are a person that likes everything to be by the book then this won't work for you. But other wise you will be set.
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