Want to watch your favorite movies on you Ubuntu Frankenstein, here is a few tinks I found.
How to enable DVD playback in Ubuntu 9.10
Using the Terminal
Ubuntu 9.04 and 9.10 (i386, amd64)
Open the terminal from Applicationsaccessories, and click the terminal icon.
Within the terminal type this:
sudo apt-get install libdvdread4
After this completes, type this command:
When that has completed, type this command:
sudo apt-get install vlc
This install will take up 528mb of space. Once this execution finishes, go to applicationssound and video and click VLC
apt-get - means find application to install
install - command to install application
any value following the install command is the app that will get installed. Again this is how you install apps using the terminal enjoy.