Enable DVD playback

Discussion in 'Linux & BSD' started by abhishek_a01, May 8, 2008.

  1. abhishek_a01

    abhishek_a01 OSNN Addict

    This guide will tell you how to enable DVD playback in ubuntu (linux) system.
    DVD playback is not a feature that is installed by default due to license restrictions. This will show you how to install DVD playback capability on your Ubuntu linux machine.

    Note: In some parts of the world using DVD playback is not legal.
    Installing DVD playback is Very Easy. You’ll need to install the Seveas Repository before you’ll have access to it

    First you need to edit your /etc/apt/sources.list using the following command
    sudo vi /etc/apt/sources.list
    and enter the following sourcelist save the file and exit

    deb http://mirror.ubuntulinux.nl edgy-seveas all
    deb-src http://mirror.ubuntulinux.nl edgy-seveas all

    Now you need to copy the key using the following command
    wget http://mirror.ubuntulinux.nl/1135D466.gpg -O- | sudo apt-key add -

    Update your source list using the following command

    sudo apt-get update

    Install libdvdcss2 using the following command

    sudo aptitude install libdvdcss2

    or, if you prefer not to install Seveas repository you can run the following command to automatically download and install the appropriate files

    sudo /usr/share/doc/libdvdread3/./install-css.sh