I’m going on holiday next week to a villa in Spain with the extended family. I’ll take my Blackberry & laptop with Ubuntu and a 3G card because I’m one of those sad people who like to stay in touch with the office… But I’d also like to use the laptop for my 6 year old son to watch DVDs on the plane, now thats all very well but the DVD drains the battery pretty quick and the reliability is pretty awful. So I thought no problem I’ll just rip the DVDs into ogg movie files.
Now I haven’t used any DVDs in Hardy 64 bit (only 32bit which worked fine) but I instantly hit a problem, after being automatically prompted to install the illegal gstreamer library (nice feature that auto prompt) Totem refused to play ball with the DVD:
“An error occurred Could not read from resource”
After a good deal of checking software, plugins etc and lots of googling I eventually came across this bug reference:
For amd64 there seams to be a bug in the install-css.shsudo gedit /usr/share/
You see following two lines:
#available=”alpha hppa i386 ia64 powerpc s390 sparc”
Replace the with
available=”alpha amd64 hppa i386 ia64 powerpc s390 sparc”
Save the file and do a “sudo /usr/share/
Then reboot (gee what am I using Windows?)
This worked for me!
So now it was justa simple case of using Thoggen to rip the DVDs… bliss, lower battery consumption and hassle free playing, means I may get to read a book on the
plane after all.