I have Ubuntu 14.04 and I can't get it to recognize Libdvdcss2, which is downloaded to the download file. There I clicked on the bz2 file and it opened to give me a nice neat package that doesn't work. What do I need to do or try. Keep in mind I am a newbie.
By installing the libdvdcss2 package you can play encrypted DVDs with:
12.04 onwards works this way.
Install the libdvdread4 package ( no need to add third party repositories ) via Synaptic or command line: (note: if you have installed *ubuntu-restricted-extras this has already been installed automatically for you)
Then open a terminal window and execute:
Rebooting may be necessary.
After this, VLC will automatically use it.
Ubuntu 14.04 doesn't provide libdvdcss in repositories so you need to add vlc ppa to the sources.list so you can download it.