DVD playback

Vincent Yau vyau5678 at gmail.com
Mon Sep 22 00:00:53 BST 2008

Thanks Gavin.  This libcss did the trick and I am able to play the same DVD
disc now.


On Sun, Sep 21, 2008 at 3:14 PM, Gavin McCullagh <gmccullagh at gmail.com>wrote:

> Hi,
> 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
> clearer.
> http://www.ubuntugeek.com/install-mplayer-and-multimedia-codecs-libdvdcss2w32codecsw64codecs-in-ubuntu-804-hardy-heron.html
> Gavin
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