After a lot of attempts to get VLC working on my recently installed Ubuntu MATE 16.04, VLC just will not play the commercial DVD’s. It did work one time and I restarted the computer but it would not work after that. My personal home DVD’s work. The computer recognizes the home DVD’s but not the commercial DVD’s.
I have installed the latest drivers using
sudo apt-get install libdvd-pkg
I check the Software Boutique and libdvdcss2 shows it is installed.
I have tried a couple of other options such as those found on the Ubuntu Ask Questions forums.
I have another computer running the same system and VLC plays commerical DVD’s after the recommended software libraries were installed. The computer that works with VLC commercial DVD’s is a Toshiba with 4GB of RAM and a 2.1GHz dual core processor. The current computer giving me problems is a Dell Inspiron-1720, 4GB or RAM and a 2.4GHz dual core processor. The Inspiron PC gave me some problems when I was running Ubuntu 14.04. It would play commercial DVD’s but cut out part way through the movie. I was running Debian Xfce for a while before installing Ubuntu MATE 16.04. Any help would be appreciated.