This afternoon, while doing nothing in particular, I decided to listen to one of my Jools Holland DVDs. I popped the DVD into my laptop and started Totem, only for Totem to spit out an error message. The error message told me that I didn't have the correct plugin to handle DVD playback and pointed me in the direction of this page: http://www.gnome.org/projects/totem/#codecs
A new Linux interface to HandBrake called HandBrakeGTK can convert DVDs to H.264 for viewing on your iPhone or iPod Touch. It’s simple to use (no terminal commands), fast (especially with multi-core CPUs), and is easy to install in Ubuntu.
The good folks at Dell have added DVD playback capability to the image that they preinstall for folks who buy Dell computers with Ubuntu.
One of the key requests from customers interested in Linux is the ability to watch their favorite DVD movies. (See idea Preinstalled Linux must play commercial DVDs from IdeaStorm user jonmca... but we ended up taking some advice from jmxz to use LinDVD.). We totally agree and that's why we now include built-in DVD movie playback with all Ubuntu 7.10 systems.
ManDVD is an application for creating video DVDs from a wide variety of video formats. Using this application, you can also create eye-pleasing menus with video, audio, and chapters.
I've complained repeatedly that K3b supplied via Ubuntu 7.10's repositories can't rip DVDs on Ubuntu 7.10. It worked for me on 7.04 as well as on every version of openSUSE I cared to try it on. I tried everything I could think of to get it to work short of installing Kubuntu, which I will never do. I have an abiding dislike of Kubuntu, stoked in part by its silly insistence that Konqueror is the default web browser, not Firefox.
Thoggen is a GTK+ based DVD ripper with very simple user interface. The name is based on the fact that it outputs the video to Theora/Ogg format.
Ubuntu automatically starts playing audio or video discs when you insert them into CD/DVD drive.If you want to turnoff this use the following tip.
If you have video footage that you want to capture, edit, and share with friends or family (or even use professionally), you'll be happy to know that you can do it all with open source tools. I'll show you how to author a DVD that can play on most home players.
MPlayer is a movie and animation player that supports a wide range of codecs and file formats. It also has a plugin for Firefox allowing you to view streaming video from your web browser. This short howto will help you get it up and running in no time.
I used to run this application all the time in windows.. Guess what? You can run it on Ubuntu with wine.