[Bug 37264] Re: [libdvdcss missing] Error message unclear

Andrew Ash ash211 at gmail.com
Sat Sep 30 17:34:59 UTC 2006

This bug still appears in Edgy Beta.

Here are some specs that may relate to creating an easy to use way to
install these codecs:

--Apparently Mandriva has something just like this: https://wiki.ubuntu.com/LinuxForReal#head-f397f3da0e2dc8d159874f3d5dffa025a7a587b3
--Something similar for Ubuntu: https://wiki.ubuntu.com/UbuntuCommonHooker

The first link seems to be what we're looking for:

"One of the most convenient features of Mandriva Linux is the way it
handles commercial DVD movies. Put an encrypted DVD into your DVD-ROM
and the Kaffeine video player pops up a window that checks for the
required libraries and codecs. If some are not found -- Win32 and
libdvdcss are not installed with the distribution because of legal
issues in some countries -- you're told where to go to get them. Click
the provided links, download the RPMs, install them using Mandriva's
software installer, and within five minutes you have DVD and Windows
media file playback capabilities."

I think this would clear up the confusing dialog Kaffeine gives to
unsuspecting users trying to play a DVD.

[libdvdcss missing] Error message unclear

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