Most commercial DVDs are encrypted with CSS (Content Scrambling System), which attempts to restrict the software that can play a DVD.

By installing the libdvdcss2 package you can play encrypted DVDs with:  Kaffeine, (the Kubuntu video player)MPlayer,  xineTotem-xineVLC media player, Ogle

Note : While Totem-gstreamer can play a DVD automatically when it is inserted into the DVD drive, it cannot navigate the DVD reliably (see Bug #41335). If you use vlc media player you can navigate through the menu, forward in the movie and select subtitles. Just select open disc, probe Disc(s) and click ok.


Installing libdvdcss

  • Install the libdvdread4 package using the Terminal window (command line):  Applications menu / Accessories / Terminal.  Copy and paste the first line item below in Terminal window, Enter, type in your login password, Enter and repeat for the second line item below.

sudo apt-get install libdvdread4

sudo /usr/share/doc/libdvdread4/

  • Rebooting may be necessary.
  • Enjoy!


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