[ubuntu-uk] Should ubuntu play DVDs gratis?

Peter Smout smoutpete at gmail.com
Sun Mar 2 14:43:21 UTC 2014

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On 02/03/14 14:31, Michael wrote:
> On 02/03/14 00:09, Daniel Llewellyn wrote:
>> Andres,
>> www.fluendo.com <http://www.fluendo.com>
>> fluendo dvd player is a proprietary product which can play DVDs.
>> Fluendo also do a pack of "codecs" which include among others a plugin
>> for Windows Media format (unencrypted only). The codecs work for any
>> gstreamer-based player but not others such as mplayer, vlc or xine.
>> Also the DVD player is a separate app which doesn't enable DVD
>> playback in totem or any other player which you may prefer :-(.
>> On 1 March 2014 23:02, Andres <a75576 at alumni.tecnun.es
>> <mailto:a75576 at alumni.tecnun.es>> wrote:
>>     Hi all,
>>     I got some DVDs from my local library disney or disney type films.
>>     Fairly recent and old ones.
>>     Started reading:
>>     https://help.ubuntu.com/community/RestrictedFormats/PlayingDVDs
>>     Is libdvdcss2 legal un uk?
>>     Is there a payable pakage I need install? I seem to recall one of
>>     the first things you could buy in the software centre* had
>>     something to do with this, f(?) something? Might be an option to
>>     buying a new DVD.
>>     -- 
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>> Daniel Llewellyn
> VLC, available for Linux and MS Windows, a freeware package, will play a
> DVD, regardless of region coding.

......and I seem to remember that libdvdcss2 is now stored on videolan's
website since the sad demise of medibuntu!

Pete S

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