DVD playback

Gavin McCullagh gmccullagh at gmail.com
Sun Sep 21 23:14:12 BST 2008


On Sun, 21 Sep 2008, Vincent Yau wrote:

> When I tried to play DVD, the screens are all scrambled.  These are
> legitimate DVDs I bought in stores.
> When I play the same DVD on my macbook, it works fine.

Most movies sold on DVD are encrypted using a scheme called CSS.  These is
a library for Linux, sometimes called DeCSS, libcss or libdvdcss2.  This
package allows Linux video programs to decrypt the DVD and play it.  If you
don't already have this, you're going to need it.

As there are questions about the legality of libdvdcss2, ubuntu cannot
redistribute it.  It's not too tough to install though.

Load this link and go to the section headed "Install libdvdcss2 and w32
video codecs in Ubuntu 8.04 (Hardy Heron)" and all should become a little



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