How to look DVDs?

How to look DVDs?

Postby alpi » 02 Aug 2013, 13:44

As usual in Linux Mint, i started a Video DVD by VLC.
There was no way to look this Video after trying some ttime.
I think, libdvdcss2 is needed. Is there a way to install or another to look Video DVDs

Thank you for anwers
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Re: How to look DVDs?

Postby jordan » 02 Aug 2013, 16:57

alpi wrote:As usual in Linux Mint, i started a Video DVD by VLC.
There was no way to look this Video after trying some ttime.
I think, libdvdcss2 is needed. Is there a way to install or another to look Video DVDs

Thank you for anwers


Go to https://wiki.debian.org/MultimediaCodecs and scroll down to the DVD Playback section.
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Re: How to look DVDs?

Postby GB Jim » 20 Nov 2013, 23:53

I have not tried this, but it is from the Distrowatch comments when they reviewed Point. You might want to give it a try. It seems correct.

48 • Pointlinux and dvd playback (by gee7 on 2013-11-12 00:59:26 GMT from United Kingdom)

A note for the unwary and not so experienced Linux users: I just downloaded Pointlinux and found it easy and quick to install in a multi-boot system but please note that VLC is unable to play your dvds because libdvdcss is not included by default and is not to be found in the Synaptic Package Manager's repositories.

If you open a terminal and type 'sudo su' followed by 'passwd' you can then set a password to become root user and make changes as root (This is my way of working, others will use sudo).
Once root, type (without the #):

# nano /etc/apt/sources.list

use the down arrow key to reach the end of the list and then add the following 2 lines:

deb http://download.videolan.org/pub/debian/stable/ /
deb-src http://download.videolan.org/pub/debian/stable/ /

and use the Ctrl and x keys to close the file, after answering "y" to save the file.

Then in the terminal type the following commands@

# wget -O - http://download.videolan.org/pub/debian ... t.asc|sudo apt-key add -

# apt-get install libdvdcss2

and you should then be able to play dvds.

On first impressions. Pointlinux looks good and feels comfortable, next I will see if my old Epson printer works out of the box.

Best wishes all.
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Re: How to look DVDs?

Postby Maroman » 21 Nov 2013, 10:48

Jim, nice tip :good: . however I have no dvd drive in my notebook, but your tip is very useful for multimedia fans and increases system's functionality. imho valuable hints or howtos should be publish in wiki. what about community wiki? there is official one but working on system Peter has no time. It's only my suggestion to help Peter.

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Re: How to look DVDs?

Postby Pry » 21 Nov 2013, 12:20

I can register you on wiki.pointlinux.org if you want to write something. Just send me e-mail.
Peter Ryzhenkov, Point Linux Lead Developer.
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Re: How to look DVDs?

Postby TNFrank » 24 Jan 2014, 20:18

I downloaded the .deb package of libdvdcss2 and installed it and it worked like a charm to let me play DVD's with VLC. Thanks.
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Re: How to look DVDs?

Postby ausmuso » 07 Sep 2014, 02:32

There is an even easier way to get it:
as superuser, add the following repository to your /etc/apt/sources.list:
deb http://www.deb-multimedia.org wheezy main non-free
then, from your terminal, enter
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sudo apt-get update

apt-get will warn that it doesn't have the proper public key, so enter:
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sudo apt-get install deb-multimedia-keyring

when asked whether to install the package, answer "Y". Then enter:
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sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install libdvdcss2

That's all.
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