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Old 09-11-2006, 01:06 AM   #1
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Remove ALL VIDEO viewing codec on Ubuntu drapper. Child looking at videos.....


Love ubuntu.

Ubuntu laptop. The laptop is being used for porn. Need to remove all movie viewing capablities. Laptop has all codecs that can be downloaded through Automatix.

I dont watch movies.

Any help?

PS> Dont give me Netnanny/similar. Thats is all junk. I need just the answer to that question regardless of why

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Old 09-11-2006, 02:42 AM   #2
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Remove the media players so that there is no way to even watch movies.

That's my best suggestion
 
Old 09-11-2006, 05:35 AM   #3
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sudo apt-get remove totem-xine w32codecs vlc vlc-plugin-arts wxvlc totem-xine mplayer-386 mplayer-fonts mozilla-mplayer

...next your kid will use your browser to search for pics and flash movies
 
Old 09-11-2006, 10:32 AM   #4
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or find a live cd and not have to worry about any of the above mentioned stuff:P
 
Old 09-11-2006, 11:22 AM   #5
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Jens, you seem to be on the right track.

As for the flash movies and etc. that is something that I can possible take care of at a later time. The main usage was DVD.

LiveCD... dont have time to play with it. Its nice but I like having a stable desktop with everything done like I it.

Also, Will Jens suggestion work? Meaning: Is there any other codecs and etc?

I Want to DISABLE ALL (REGARDLESS OF CODEC) Movie viewing.

Micro420, nice idea will definately spin it also.
 
Old 09-11-2006, 03:04 PM   #6
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make sure you remove libdvdcss - that enables DVD reading.
 
Old 09-11-2006, 04:41 PM   #7
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Removing libdvdcss will only disable encrypted DVD reading, some DVDs will still play as they are just MPEG files.
 
Old 09-11-2006, 05:10 PM   #8
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Excellent point Binary_y2k2.

I believe Ubuntu comes with some standard codecs to view videos. I am not exactly sure but often what happens is the DVD is irrevealant and is just a medium to actually transfer the files. It might as well be a USB stick or plain CD.

None of the DVDs are encrypted because they are all download somewhere off some P2P (not on this laptop though)....

Does anyone know the default codecs Ubuntu comes with? And how to disable them?

XavierP: The libdvdcss I believed was already removed but not positive. I used the Automatix remove thread (you would think you could uncheck the stuff rather than use it in a terminal) for reference on removing the commericial codecs but I need to try again to be sure.

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Old 09-11-2006, 07:45 PM   #9
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Dimitriy
Excellent point Binary_y2k2.


None of the DVDs are encrypted because they are all download somewhere off some P2P (not on this laptop though)....

Does anyone know the default codecs Ubuntu comes with? And how to disable them?
The command I posted above (you could indeed inlcude libdvdcss, it will not make a difference though) will really make playing anything impossible. Don't remove even more, you'll start removing libs that are needed for other apps as well.

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sudo apt-get remove totem-xine w32codecs vlc vlc-plugin-arts wxvlc totem-xine mplayer-386 mplayer-fonts mozilla-mplayer libdvdcss
As long as he has root or sudo access, he could always reinstall everything.
Even without it, a simply google will explain you how to remove this password as long as you have physical access.

IMHO it's simply not worth the effort of crippling your system... after all, it's just pron. A growing sexual interest is IMHO just natural.
 
Old 09-12-2006, 02:53 AM   #10
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"just pron"

Hey, Jens, I am in a total agreement with you. Its natural and its just there. Porn is not a really big issue for me since I can understand the kid.

The issue is also illegal movie downloading and I one of the reason I switch to linux was I wanted to be legal on the computer front. I agree that Bill Gates deserves his money. A man charge whatever he wants for his work and ideas/scams.

But overall, I am not looking to "stop" anyone from getting porn, just wanted to make this one free of the video ones at least.

besides there are a few more issues one of them being someone has a very very snappy mouth lately.....wait until reality hits that you play hardball, we play hardball

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Old 09-13-2006, 04:30 AM   #11
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man..what ever happen to hidding a magzine under your bed...kids these days gotta be all high tech and whatnot...back when i was growing up...we had old magazine passed down from brothers etc.etc.
 
Old 09-13-2006, 03:41 PM   #12
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Quote:
you play hardball, we play hardball
I'm not sure whether this note is welcome - and I'm not presuming anything about your situation - and it's not Linux-related at all. ^^ -->

It's always the stronger, wiser, and more loving one that initiates the first re-integrating steps, again.
Getting off-side is a major experience in a young man's life, but finding out one is able to always get back (find shelter, re-integrate, be accepted but for all that ...) really makes a difference!

I'm agreeing that there need to be clear rules, though, at any rate.

- Also please note, this will last a few years, only (OK, only...). - After that time, there will be a completely different constellation - basing upon (amongst many other things) your current reactions.

- Please note, too, that it's been you who put this little sucker into the world. If you aren't able to deal with little suckers, you were probably doing a wrong job.

Thanks
 
Old 09-13-2006, 04:34 PM   #13
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You making an assumption. Its not my kid. We are not even related in any way shape or form. Heck no this is different story and scenario. But advice dutefully noted.
 
Old 09-13-2006, 05:01 PM   #14
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I'm adoring what you appear to be doing. - Best of luck! - And possibly stop before you might burn out, Dimitryi.

Thanks

Edit: Ahem, is this a kind of re-marriage?

Thanks again

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Old 09-13-2006, 05:54 PM   #15
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if the kid uses his own account, just put him into a group and set the group so it is not allowed to use the programs/libraries... then the computer works for you to view the news and not that group to view videos....

No matter what you do, I suppose that he could install his own codecs, pgms or build them from source.... (*thats what I would do if someone really didnt want me to run something*)

Hmm, maybe some sort of chroot jail is really what you need, then you could lock the environment to bogus files you setup?

FWIW - rog
 
  


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