Playing DVDs in Ubuntu

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Ubuntu by default does not play encrypted DVDs. This is because most commercial DVDs are encrypted with CSS (Content Scrambling System), which restricts the software that can play a DVD.

To enable you must install the libdvdcss2 package to allow Ubuntu to play DVDs. For that you need to run the following commands:

sudo apt-get install libdvdread4

Followed by:

sudo /usr/share/doc/libdvdread4/

That will install the required libraries and now your encrypted DVDs will be readable.

Please Note: Check with your local laws to make sure that usage of libdvdcss2 would be legal in your area.

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