first thing first, make sure all your repositories are indeed BREEZY (not hoary). done? good, lets move on. from the stock sources.list you should be able to install mplayer easily. so lets go. don't forget to "sudo apt-get update"
sudo apt-get install mplayer-fonts
sudo apt-get install mozilla-mplayer
installing fonts will also install all your nice mplayer-386 and all teh other deps. you can also always just apt-get install mplayer-386 but than you have to install fonts when you're done anyway. now don't forget to change video from x11 to vx in mplayer.conf now install the codecs. you should be able to do all of this:
sudo apt-get install gstreamer0.8-plugins
sudo apt-get install gstreamer0.8-lame
sudo apt-get install gstreamer0.8-ffmpeg
sudo apt-get install vorbis-tools
it might or it might not let you do these, try them anyway:
sudo apt-get install lame
sudo apt-get install sox
sudo apt-get install ffmpeg
sudo apt-get install mjpegtools
finally do this:
and finally its done for DVD Playback. actually, you might not wanna use Xine for playing DVDs, it will let you browse menus and so on, something mplayer doesn't do. so go ahead and install xine
sudo apt-get install xine-ui
and now you need the dvd codecs. there is a problem however, breezy's backports have been emptied (contrary to hoary) so you might do some googling. but its ok, since this is a how-to i'll google for you. http://download.videolan.org/pub/lib...2.9-1_i386.deb
here is the package. download and install using dpkg
sudo dpkg -i libdvdcss2_1.2.9-1_i386.deb
now why not make it so that when you put in a dvd xine automatically opens up and starts playing. this should take care of it:
gconftool-2 --type string --set /desktop/gnome/volume_manager/autoplay_dvd_command "xine dvd://"
you're done. pop in a movie and enjoy. make sure you have ati or nvidia drivers installed.