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Novatian 09-04-2008 08:49 PM

You Tube And Playing DVDs, How Is it Done?
 
I have Ubuntu now, new install 8.04, but how do I get You Tube going and DVDs playing movies...?

Simon Bridge 09-05-2008 03:43 AM

To access youtube and other embedded multimedia, you need to enable javascript and install the flash plugin for firefox (or whatever your browser is).

This will enable non-free software needed to run on your computer, inside your browser. It is not enabled by default because it also creates a security vulnerability. Advise you also install noscript so you can choose which sites can run software inside your browser.

DVD playback is already enabled - however, almost all commercial DVD movies contain DRM and encryption so they cannot be played on an unlicenced machine. It is possible to circumvent the encryption and some countries have laws which allow this as a kind of fair use. Other countries (USA?) this is illegal.

Have a look at: HBCLUG Ubuntu page for quick instructions with explanation.

tur third 09-05-2008 05:32 AM

I think you just need to make sure you have all the packages installed. It should work - mine does, and I don't remember having to do any configuring.

This link may help.

http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=766683

IndyGunFreak 09-05-2008 05:58 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Novatian (Post 3270004)
I have Ubuntu now, new install 8.04, but how do I get You Tube going and DVDs playing movies...?

An easy way to enable all codecs, and get DVD's playing, is Medibuntu.

http://www.medibuntu.org

Follow the instructions for adding the repository and the gpg key, then run the appropriate commands to install codec support, and DVD support(sudo apt-get install w32codecs, sudo apt-get install libdvdcss2). Flash, I always download the tar file from Adobe.com and follow the instructinos, and it installs in no time.

Are you using 32bit or 64bit?

IGF

Kubuntu234 09-08-2008 12:23 PM

Can't get Kaffeine to play DVDS...
 
Hi all, new here, first post.

Anyhoo, I've been having problems getting a DVD to play in Kaffeine. I get the error message:

This DVD Video is encrypted. To be able to watch it you will need to install libdvdcss by running from a console: sudo /usr/share/doc/kaffeine/install-css.sh. In some countries it is illegal to install the decryption software without permission from the video copyright holder.


I installed w32codecs and libdvdcss2, and it still doesn't work! I never had a problem in Windows with playing any DVDs, don't know why it has to be so difficult in Linux!

Btw, running Kubuntu 8.04 if that helps.

TIA

UPDATE:
Nevermind, I downloaded VLC Player and it works perfect!
Still need Kaffeine for mpgs and such cause there are sound problems with VLC and mpgs, even in Windows!

Simon Bridge 09-11-2008 12:06 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Kubuntu234 (Post 3273476)
Hi all, new here, first post.

Anyhoo, I've been having problems getting a DVD to play in Kaffeine. I get the error message:

This DVD Video is encrypted. To be able to watch it you will need to install libdvdcss by running from a console: sudo /usr/share/doc/kaffeine/install-css.sh. In some countries it is illegal to install the decryption software without permission from the video copyright holder.


I installed w32codecs and libdvdcss2, and it still doesn't work! I never had a problem in Windows with playing any DVDs, don't know why it has to be so difficult in Linux!

The difficulty is imposed upon the free software world by the media companies. We simply do not have a license to allow encrypted/DRMed media to be played with free software.

Note - you can pay for a non-free DVD player (LinDVD) which does have this license. There are projects, without the license, which include everything needed for DVD playback. MPlayer, and the VideoLAN Client, for eg. Installing these in some jurisdictions can leave you vulnerable to litigation.

See:
http://www.defectivebydesign.org

Quote:

Btw, running Kubuntu 8.04 if that helps.

TIA

UPDATE:
Nevermind, I downloaded VLC Player and it works perfect!
Still need Kaffeine for mpgs and such cause there are sound problems with VLC and mpgs, even in Windows!
Transcode proprietary formats to free ones. Try ffmpeg2theora ... this will transcode most formats into the equiv. (free) Xiph format. You will still have problems with some DRM - which is just the media company telling you that they do not want you to play the media on your computer.

If you use a ardio station or other broadcast provider which insists on using non-free formats, how about writing to them to encourage them to change? This has worked before.

http://www.groklaw.net/article.php?s...80821100600851

ricemark20 09-11-2008 08:31 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Novatian (Post 3270004)
I have Ubuntu now, new install 8.04, but how do I get You Tube going and DVDs playing movies...?

http://www.cyberciti.biz/faq/howto-u...-playback-dvd/

In order to play encrypted DVDs just install CSS library with following linux command

First install open source Linux player such as vlc or xine, mplayer, totem etc using apt-get command:

Code:

$ sudo apt-get install vlc xine mplayer totem libdvdread3
Now install CSS library:
Code:

$ sudo /usr/share/doc/libdvdread3/examples/install-css.sh
Now you can play DVD by visiting Applications > Sound & Video > Movie Player

totem worked best for me.


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