Linux.com: How to Play DVDs on Any x86 GNU/Linux Distro

“My folks recently bought and sent me two DVDs, but the only DVD
player I have is in my Linux-based computer. Using the free
software application MPlayer, I was able to watch my videos. I’ll
walk you through the easy steps required.

“I used Slackware GNU/Linux v10.0 on an AMD Athlon, but the
techniques apply to any distro on x86 hardware and even to
BSD-based operating systems. I’ll assume here that you are a user
of GNU/Linux, that you’re running the X Window System with some
window manager (it doesn’t matter which), that you know how to get
to a command prompt and do basic directory navigation and file
manipulation, and that you know what a symbolic link is…”


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