Originally Posted by wnd
I prefer mplayer, but since either my copy of mplayer or myself is uncapable of displaying DVD-menus
MPlayer has experimental dvdnav support. Try starting the DVD using dvdnav://1 instead of dvd://1. If you have dvdnav compiled in it should work but I sometimes find it buggy with certain DVD's. So far VLC has had a slightly better success rate overall for me. I use MPlayer for all non-DVD content.