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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.

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From here:

https://help.ubuntu.com/community/RestrictedFormats/PlayingDVDs

By installing the libdvdcss2 package you can play encrypted DVDs with:

  1. Kaffeine , the Kubuntu video player

  2. MPlayer

  3. xine

  4. Totem-xine

  5. VLC media player

  6. Ogle

  7. XBMC Media Center

12.04 onward work 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)

sudo apt-get install libdvdread4

Then open a terminal window and execute:

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

Rebooting may be necessary.

After this, VLC will automatically use it.

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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.

sudo rm /etc/apt/sources.list.d/medibuntu.list curl ftp://ftp.videolan.org/pub/debian/videolan-apt.asc | sudo apt-key add - echo "deb ftp://ftp.videolan.org/pub/debian/stable ./" | sudo tee /etc/apt/sources.list.d/libdvdcss.list sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install libdvdcss2

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