December 18, 2006

Playing Encrypted DVD on Linux

Filed under: Uncategorized — mifan @ 7:20 pm

Ever tried to play your favorite DVD movie, just to find that you couldn’t since it was encrypted!. First time I tired it with the magical combination that allows you to do wonders (Linux+mplayer,VLC and Xine), I got the following error message: ” Encrypted VOB file! Read DOCS/HTML/en/dvd.html”. Seemingly, libdvdcss2 is required to play Encrypted DVDs, and it was not available in some standard repositories. But as usual, anything is possible under Linux, and the magic works here too 🙂

To install libdvdcss2 under Ubuntu (Dapper),

cd /usr/share/doc/libdvdread3/examples/

This script would automagically install libdvdcss2 for you, from the appropriate sources. And then its a matter of watching that DVD of yours in your favorite player! Is that cool or what??


1 Comment »

  1. thanks

    Comment by jo — December 22, 2006 @ 3:43 am | Reply

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