dvds won't play, libdvdcss installed

Knapp magick.crow at gmail.com
Sat Oct 4 21:24:21 BST 2008


On Sat, Oct 4, 2008 at 9:16 PM, Jerry Lapham <rjlapham at cinci.rr.com> wrote:
> On Saturday 04 October 2008 2:30:24 pm Juan Kawada wrote:
>
>> I have two dvd players, my old one recently broke, so I took it out today.
>> Now when I try to play dvds in my new drive I get an error message saying
>> that the dvd is encrypted and that I need to run "sudo
>> /usr/share/doc/kaffeine/install-css.sh" to install a decryptor.
>> Dvds played fine before.
>> I've run sudo /usr/share/doc/kaffeine/install-css.sh
>> I've uninstalled kaffeine and reinstalled it
>> and than tried "sudo /usr/share/doc/kaffeine/install-css.sh" again
>>
>> anyone know the problem?
>
> Here's what happened to me:
>
>> > And in your case, it's almost certainly the encryption, not a missing
>> > device link.
>>
>> Actually, it was neither.  I received an email today with a .wmv file as an
>> attachment.  When I tried to open the .wmv file with Kaffeine, I got a
>> message that some codecs were missing and did I want to install them.  I
>> said "OK" and it did.  Now not only can I run the .wmv video but the DVD
>> video also works.  The laptop, which could run the DVD video before can
>> also play the .wmv video.
>
> Try it and see if it works for you.
>
>        -Jerry

The smart ass in me is being held down. This is like the 4th separate
time this has come up on this list in the last few months. I wish as a
minimum people would stop giving bad advice and Google the answer up.
Watch this turn out to be a new problem. LOL.

Just remove (rename it to something else with the word backup is
better) the file called
/etc/udev/rules.d/70-persistent-cd.rules
Then reboot your computer.

All should now be working. It also will prevent any future problems
and will make ALL the software work.

I Googled it because I forgot the file name and found that there is a
LOT of bad advice out there about how to fix this problem!! I guess
asking here is a good idea!

-- 
Douglas E Knapp

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