Ubuntu – How to play DVDs which are encrypted (The Lord Of the Rings)


I'm a totally newbie within linux (programs – how to navigate through folders and so on – and commands as well – …) – but I think linux is very interesting as well.

I have now made a virtually machine with Oracle and have success with my HP printer.

I have tried to find out how to play DVD which are encrypted (I think). Without success I have tried to use 'libdvdread4.2.0' because my thought was that this might be a possible missing.

But honestly – I don't know how to start downloading the right free software for decrypting DVDs in Ubuntu Linux – and to make the install of the software. And I dont know how to search for the right software.

So I will be really glad if someone can help the totally newbie.

My system is Ubuntu "12.04.2 Alternate 64bit Danish".

Best Answer

you have to install a package named as libdvdcss2. open your terminal with CTRL+ALT+T and type as

sudo apt-get install libdvdread4

Then again in the terminal

sudo /usr/share/doc/libdvdread4/install-css.sh

Then restart your system to apply the changes.

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Legal Warning: Check with your local laws to make sure usage of libdvdcss2 would be legal in your area.