Totem can't play video DVDs

Bug #1069839 reported by Romuald on 2012-10-22
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Totem
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totem (Ubuntu)
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Bug Description

I did a fresh install of Ubuntu 12.10 Gnome Remix 64 bits + Gnome 3 ppa. So I
run Totem 3.6.0. Also installed the Ubuntu restricted package which installs
libdvdcss2 and libdvdread4.

Then, I run the sudo sh /usr/share/doc/libdvdread4/install-css.sh script.

Then tried to play some DVDs always same issue :
- Totem starts
- Displays the Title of the DVD in its title bar
-> ...and that's all, stays blocked to a blank screen.

So, I run in terminal and here is the output:
*******************************************************************************************
libdvdread: Using libdvdcss version 1.2.12 for DVD access
libdvdread: Attempting to use device /dev/sr0 mounted on
/media/romu/TARZAN_AND_JANE for CSS authentication
libdvdnav: Using dvdnav version 4.2.0
libdvdread: Using libdvdcss version 1.2.12 for DVD access
libdvdread: Attempting to use device /dev/sr0 mounted on
/media/romu/TARZAN_AND_JANE for CSS authentication
libdvdnav: Can't read name block. Probably not a DVD-ROM device.
libdvdnav: DVD disk reports itself with Region mask 0x00fd0000. Regions: 2

libdvdread: Attempting to retrieve all CSS keys
libdvdread: This can take a _long_ time, please be patient

libdvdread: Get key for /VIDEO_TS/VIDEO_TS.VOB at 0x00000122
libdvdread: Elapsed time 0
libdvdread: Get key for /VIDEO_TS/VTS_01_0.VOB at 0x00000317
libdvdread: Elapsed time 0
libdvdread: Get key for /VIDEO_TS/VTS_01_1.VOB at 0x00006276
libdvdread: Elapsed time 0
libdvdread: Get key for /VIDEO_TS/VTS_02_0.VOB at 0x001aff0a
libdvdread: Elapsed time 0
libdvdread: Get key for /VIDEO_TS/VTS_02_1.VOB at 0x001b0080
libdvdread: Elapsed time 0
libdvdread: Found 2 VTS's
libdvdread: Elapsed time 0
libdvdnav: Language 'fr' not found, using 'en' instead
libdvdnav: Menu Languages available: en
libdvdnav: Language 'fr' not found, using 'en' instead
libdvdnav: Menu Languages available: en
libdvdnav: Language 'fr' not found, using 'en' instead
libdvdnav: Menu Languages available: en
libdvdnav: Language 'fr' not found, using 'en' instead
libdvdnav: Menu Languages available: en
libdvdnav: Language 'fr' not found, using 'en' instead
libdvdnav: Menu Languages available: en
libdvdnav: Language 'fr' not found, using 'en' instead
libdvdnav: Menu Languages available: en
libdvdnav: Language 'fr' not found, using 'en' instead
libdvdnav: Menu Languages available: en
libdvdnav: Language 'fr' not found, using 'en' instead
libdvdnav: Menu Languages available: en

(totem:2662): GStreamer-CRITICAL **: gst_caps_append: assertion `IS_WRITABLE
(caps1)' failed

(totem:2662): GStreamer-CRITICAL **: gst_caps_append: assertion `IS_WRITABLE
(caps1)' failed

(totem:2662): GStreamer-CRITICAL **: gst_caps_append: assertion `IS_WRITABLE
(caps1)' failed
*******************************************************************************************

I just want to add that VLC perfectly works with the same DVD on the same
computer.

Bug also filed in bugzilla.gnome.org : https://bugzilla.gnome.org/show_bug.cgi?id=686645

Changed in totem:
importance: Unknown → High
status: Unknown → Incomplete
Romuald (romu70) wrote :

After the last system updates, the DVD playback is...back!

Changed in totem (Ubuntu):
status: New → Fix Released
Changed in totem:
importance: High → Critical
status: Incomplete → Fix Released
Changed in totem:
importance: Critical → High
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