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
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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