Major problem playing dvd's

Tez binary_y2k2 at
Sat Sep 2 04:47:31 BST 2006

Richard wrote:
> 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 
> scrambled/encrypted)
> ---
> 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.
> Rich
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 dapper free
then run
# sudo apt-get update
# sudo apt-get install libdvdread libdvdcss2

Or you can install a package like Automatix[1] or EasyUbuntu[2] 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.

[1] #(There is a special version for
Kubuntu with this)


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