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Old 05-12-2012, 04:56 AM   #1
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need dvd decryption library


I have a new (for me) PC in it I have Ubuntu 12.04 and on the other side WinXP. I went to play a DVD on the Ubuntu side and was told I needed to have installed was a dvd decryption library. I looked in the Sofware Center but did not find anything coming close to that. Would appreciate if someone could point me in the right direction?
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Old 05-12-2012, 04:58 AM   #2
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Do you have the package "ubuntu-restricted-extras" installed? I think what you need is part of that package.
 
Old 05-12-2012, 05:01 AM   #3
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Hi there,

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Originally Posted by herakles_14 View Post
I have a new (for me) PC in it I have Ubuntu 12.04 and on the other side WinXP. I went to play a DVD on the Ubuntu side and was told I needed to have installed was a dvd decryption library. I looked in the Sofware Center but did not find anything coming close to that. Would appreciate if someone could point me in the right direction?
I suggest you install VLC (Videolan Player). VLC is a very versatile player that plays almost anything that smells like video or audio, and VLC brings the necessary lib with it.

I'm surprised VLC is not included in the default installation, though.

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Old 05-12-2012, 06:38 AM   #4
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The surefire way is to add the Medibuntu Repository and get: libdvdcss2

http://medibuntu.org/repository.php
 
Old 05-12-2012, 01:41 PM   #5
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I have to second VLC, mentioned above. I've yet to come across a format it can't play. I even got my wife to install it on her Windows 7 laptop, since Microsoft wanted her to pay something like $35 just to play DVDs.
 
Old 05-13-2012, 01:21 AM   #6
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I had installed VLC. I had not installed "ubuntu-restricted-extras" which I just did moments ago. This I followed by installing: "Mediubuntu Repository" In the Symnaptic Package manager it shows I have: "Medibuntu-keyring" In the Ubuntu Software Center it does not show the "Mediubuntu Repositiry" I did find an install: "libdvdcss2"

Before doing all of the above I tried to play a DVD using VLC and I got the error message below.

Playback failure:
DVDRead could not open the disc "/dev/dvd".
Your input can't be opened:
VLC is unable to open the MRL 'dvd:///dev/dvd'. Check the log for details.

I next tried playing the DVD using "Media Movie Player" and got this error.


Could not read DVD. This may be because the DVD is encrypted and a DVD decryption library is not installed.

Right now the Movie is playing nicely using VLC. Thanks to; TedHornsby84, arochester, and Doc CPU for all the help you gave me. You are all the greatest!

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Old 05-13-2012, 02:19 AM   #7
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"How to add Medibuntu repository in Ubuntu 12.04 Precise pangolin and 11.10| Via Terminal and GUI" -http://www.unixmen.com/how-to-add-medibuntu-repository-in-ubuntu-via-terminal-and-gui/
 
Old 05-13-2012, 03:29 AM   #8
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arochester;
Hey.. I used the link:http://medibuntu.org/repository.php and from there downloaded and installed the medibuntu repository using the termimal command line. I assumed that the mediubuntu repository would be in the 'Synaptic Package Manager', I was wrong. I checked the link you suggested: http://www.unixmen.com/how-to-add-me...minal-and-gui/ and found they were the same.
I think the problem at the time was I did not have that pesky 'libdvdcss2' on board, once I had it I was able tol watch my DVD without any problems.
Again thanks for pointing me in the right direction. I'll jhave to remember the bit abiut having to go through the whole rigmarole with mediubuntu repository after the release upgrade happens.
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