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I recently made the switch from Windows to Debian, and while I have no trouble playing copied DVDs, I am having trouble playing any DVD that's been bought from a shop. I reckon I need to install some sort of Decss file but I'm having a little trouble figuring out where to go from there.
Having no luck with Mplayer or VLC. Any help would be appreciated. :D
Running Debian Lenny amd64 on a HP Pavilion zv6000. Don't know if you need to know anything else. Ask me if you do. :)
That repository has a different version of mplayer that will have codecs built in that can play copy-protected dvds. These codecs aren't in the official repositories because they contain material that doesn't strictly adhere to debian's terms. I think that repo has other video players besides mplayer too. Just pick your favorite. Also make sure you have libdvdcss2 and w32codecs installed.
What trooper said is correct. For 64 bit you need w64codecs. You can use those commands on the command line as root (type su and hit enter first).
Alternatively you should be able to do the same thing from synaptic if you're more comfortable with that. First rescan your sources to update synaptic, then run a search for the packages mentioned above and install them.