Major problem playing dvd's
binary_y2k2 at blueyonder.co.uk
Sat Sep 2 04:47:31 BST 2006
> I have install kdemultimedia and mplayer and vlc player,
> even kaffeine can't play standard dvd's
> I get this error message:
> The source seems encrypted, and can't be read.
> Your DVD is probably crypted. According to your country laws, you can or can't
> use libdvdcss to be able to read this disc. (Media stream
> Have a standard dvd rw burner in my laptop.
> that can burn dvd's cd-r and play music cd's.
> Please this is very frustrating not be able to play movie dvd's
> Thanks in advance.
As the error suggests, you need the libdvdcss package to read encrypted
DVDs, and depending on where you are it may or may not be legal.
If it is ( ;-) ) then you can add a PLF repository to your sources.list
and install the package "libdvdcss2" and you may need "libdvdread" from
the Ubuntu main repository.
You can add this line to your /etc/apt/sources.list
deb http://packages.freecontrib.org/ubuntu/plf/ dapper free
# sudo apt-get update
# sudo apt-get install libdvdread libdvdcss2
Or you can install a package like Automatix or EasyUbuntu that
will run a script to install it for you, though it's easier just to add
the repository for PLF and get it that way.
 http://www.getautomatix.com/ #(There is a special version for
Kubuntu with this)
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