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DVD Playback In One Easy Step

Written by Matt on February 18, 2008 – 3:27 pm -

    Although many distros are now becoming very user friendly, most don’t include commercial DVD playback. Most distros don’t even include commercial DVD playback in their repos. The “hidden” thing you need is libdvdcss2. Medibuntu provides you with this file. Taken directly from Medibuntu, you can simply download the appropriate file (according to architecture), and install it. Instead of using Medibuntu’s repos (which messes with other things as well), just install the right deb file. After installing the right deb file, simply use your favorite media player. Kaffeine, Totem, and VLC will all work perfectly.
i386.deb   amd64.deb   powerpc.deb

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3 Comments to “DVD Playback In One Easy Step”

  1. jim Says:

    Seems that most people are having more luck with VLC these days. Codecs are no prob and it’s pretty dang powerful. VLC gets my vote over indians and too much coffee.
    It’s easy to get too.

    sad/remove on bun2
    emerge vlc on Gentoo/Sabayon
    rpm, etc. lots of binaries for the major distros (even Arch). But, if you like compiling your own (as I do) and you don’t use Gentoo or Arch, then you can get the source code here: http://www.videolan.org/vlc/download-sources.html

  2. Nanniech Says:

    i am gonna show this to my friend, man

  3. fstephens Says:

    Can you tell me what the medibuntu repository messes up? I seem to be using it without apparent problems, though I may have installed libdvdcss2 first anyway.

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