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Old 12-15-2006, 01:11 PM   #1
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where to find libdvdcss2 and w32codecs ?


I have googled my heart out but I can't find libdvdcss2 or w32codecs
All of the repositories I have tried don't seem to work. Can someone please point to to a working repository or a direct link perhaps?
 
Old 12-15-2006, 01:20 PM   #2
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Hi,
I won't be of much help, because I have posted the same question for Debian. I have been able to get libdvdcss2, bt not the F***g w32codecs on Marillat's repository :
deb http://debian-multimedia.org/ etch main
Beware, it may be temporary, because such a thing occurred in the past, packages were not
available one day and you could get them the next.
Perhaps in this case also the secret is a bit of patience...

cheers
 
Old 12-15-2006, 01:31 PM   #3
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I tried the following link:

http://www.ubuntulinux.nl/source-o-matic

and I added the generated sources to /etc/apt/sources.list.
After running: sudo apt-get update and sudo apt-get install libdvdcss
I get :


Package libdvdcss2 is not available, but is referred to by another package.
This may mean that the package is missing, has been obsoleted, or
is only available from another source
E: Package libdvdcss2 has no installation candidate
 
Old 12-15-2006, 09:10 PM   #4
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If you run Synaptic, the search function in it will find you what you need from the Ubuntu repositories.
 
Old 12-16-2006, 12:19 AM   #5
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Try this out.

Dear Friends,
You might like to read this blog entry which explains multiple ways to get these codecs.
http://ubuntu.wordpress.com/2005/12/...cs-for-ubuntu/

I hope it works for you.
 
Old 12-16-2006, 12:26 AM   #6
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the ubutnu Restricted Formats help page will tell you how to install them
 
Old 12-16-2006, 05:07 AM   #7
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Quote:
Originally Posted by dohpaz
I have googled my heart out but I can't find libdvdcss2 or w32codecs
All of the repositories I have tried don't seem to work. Can someone please point to to a working repository or a direct link perhaps?
Automatix will also install them, if you want to go that route. It also installs several programs for you automatically...Including w32codecs and libdvdcss. Some people report problems with automatix, but it has worked perfectly for me.
http://getautomatix.com/wiki/index.p...e=Installation

However, the Ubuntu Wiki has info on how to install Libdvdcss and the W32 codecs...

6.10 Edgy wiki
http://ubuntuguide.org/wiki/Ubuntu:Edgy - Ref 1.6.22 and 1.6.23

Ubuntu 6.06 Dapper wiki -
http://ubuntuguide.org/wiki/Ubuntu_dapper - Ref. 6.21 and 6.22

Even if you solved the problem, the Wiki for your respective OS, is very handy to keep it around. I've had to refer to it several times.

IGF

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Old 12-16-2006, 03:38 PM   #8
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Thanks for all the replies,

Indy, I have decided to try automatix thanks for the suggestion. One question though I see that they have links to dapper and edgy on www.getautomatix.com but I see none for breezy. I will keep looking.

Also aiims1777 I followed the blog entry you suggested before I posted and after adding the repositories and running apt-get update I get a message saying that libdvdcss2 cannot be found when trying to install with sudo apt-get install libdvdcss2.
 
Old 12-16-2006, 03:44 PM   #9
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Originally Posted by dohpaz
Thanks for all the replies,

Indy, I have decided to try automatix thanks for the suggestion. One question though I see that they have links to dapper and edgy on www.getautomatix.com but I see none for breezy. I will keep looking.

Also aiims1777 I followed the blog entry you suggested before I posted and after adding the repositories and running apt-get update I get a message saying that libdvdcss2 cannot be found when trying to install with sudo apt-get install libdvdcss2.
Thats why its important to mention what version of Ubuntu you're using..

I'm pretty sure the automatix version of Breezy was phased out not to long ago.

Try EasyUbuntu, its pretty much the same, but should still have support for Breezy. Breezy is gonna be obsolete here soon, and finding packages/programs that work for it, will be more and more difficult. This might be a good time to back up all your files and consider an upgrade to Dapper or Edgy. I wouldn't recommend just upgrading, there's been a lot of problems reported here. I'd backup all critical files, then do a complete new install.

http://easyubuntu.freecontrib.org/get.html

Ubuntu Breezy 5.10 FAQ
http://ubuntuguide.org/wiki/Ubuntu

Some of the repos for 5.10 are slowly closing, so some of that may not be available.

IGF

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Old 12-16-2006, 03:50 PM   #10
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ok when I try to install automatix with:

Code:
sudo apt-get install automatix2
Code:
The following packages have unmet dependencies:
  automatix2: Depends: tango-icon-theme-common but it is not installable
              Depends: tango-icon-theme but it is not going to be installed
  libdvdcss-dbg: Depends: libdvdcss2 but it is not going to be installed
  libdvdcss-dev: Depends: libdvdcss2 (= 1.2.9+debian-1duo+woody1) but it is not going to be installed
E: Unmet dependencies. Try 'apt-get -f install' with no packages (or specify a solution).
I'm not sure how to solve these dependencies but I'm sure it involves adding more repositories
 
Old 12-16-2006, 04:17 PM   #11
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Quote:
Originally Posted by dohpaz
ok when I try to install automatix with:

Code:
sudo apt-get install automatix2
Code:
The following packages have unmet dependencies:
  automatix2: Depends: tango-icon-theme-common but it is not installable
              Depends: tango-icon-theme but it is not going to be installed
  libdvdcss-dbg: Depends: libdvdcss2 but it is not going to be installed
  libdvdcss-dev: Depends: libdvdcss2 (= 1.2.9+debian-1duo+woody1) but it is not going to be installed
E: Unmet dependencies. Try 'apt-get -f install' with no packages (or specify a solution).
I'm not sure how to solve these dependencies but I'm sure it involves adding more repositories
Read what I just posted, its probably because your using Breezy, which has pretty much been phased out.

Try EasyUbuntu.

IGF
 
Old 12-16-2006, 04:28 PM   #12
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So much trouble for something so easy. First I'd consider upgrading to Ubuntu 6.06 or 6.10 since they are still supported. Regardless, go to the top bar and do System-> Administration-> "Synaptic Package Manager." Insure that the Ubuntu universe and multiverse repositories are enabled. Synaptic search for "w32codecs" and mark it for installation. Do the same for "dvdcss" and mark for install "libdvdcss2" and "libdvdread3." Click "Apply" and you're done. All dependencies are automatically handled.
 
Old 12-16-2006, 04:40 PM   #13
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So much trouble for something so easy. First I'd consider upgrading to Ubuntu 6.06 or 6.10 since they are still supported. Regardless, go to the top bar and do System-> Administration-> "Synaptic Package Manager." Insure that the Ubuntu universe and multiverse repositories are enabled. Synaptic search for "w32codecs" and mark it for installation. Do the same for "dvdcss" and mark for install "libdvdcss2" and "libdvdread3." Click "Apply" and you're done. All dependencies are automatically handled.
True indeed, but given the fact he sounded exasperated in his first post, i figured he'd tried that. I'm assuming since he's using Breezy, alot of the repos might be closed, and it might not be quite as easy to find those files...

IGF
 
Old 12-16-2006, 04:55 PM   #14
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You may be right on availability for Breezy which I've never used. A release candidate of Dapper brought me into the Ubuntu community. Many users seem fearful of upgrades but I can't wait for the next one. If we were dealing with a classic commercial closed product they'd always tell you to upgrade as the first step to solving any problem. My upgrade to Edgy was very smooth. I believe this is so because I favor using packages from the Ubuntu repositories. There are some exceptions but always because the item is otherwise not available from Ubuntu.
 
  


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