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Ubuntu 20 & Video codecs

Ubuntu 20 & Video codecs

Bother. Never as easy as you’d hope.

A bit of mucking around and then i find this, at askubuntu.

Most of the links below install the various libraries needed, but the following command is needed;

sudo dpkg-reconfigure libdvd-pkg

VLC is working, not so sure about Videos.


  1. q: apt runes libdvdcss
  2. q: how to install video codecs in ubuntu 20
  3. man apt-secure
  4. how to play a dvd in ubuntu, from

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