I am running Ubuntu 15.10 and trying to get VLC to work. I installed VLC, and libdvd-pkg from terminal. Then I downloaded libdvdcss, I need instructions on how to get it to terminal to make it work.


Installing libdvdcss

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

From Ubuntu 15.10 onwards, libdvd-pkg is available to ease the installation of libdvdcss.

Install the libdvd-pkg package (no need to add third party repositories) via Synaptic or command line:

sudo apt-get install libdvd-pkg  

Then run the following commands to complete the libdvdcss installation:

sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get upgrade


  • Already installed libdvd-pkg. It still seems to be scrambled
    – will
    Mar 8 '16 at 0:06
  • "Follow libdvd-pkg's instructions to let it download, compile, and install libdvdcss." Would be worth mentioning what instructions those are.
    – xangua
    Mar 8 '16 at 2:43
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    Try unscrambling with sudo dpkg-reconfigure libdvd-pkg
    – andrew.46
    Apr 5 '16 at 7:43

Step 1 - open terminal.

Step 2: - copy/paste into terminal:

sudo apt-get install libdvd-pkg

Step 3 - copy/paste into terminal:

sudo /usr/lib/libdvd-pkg/b-i_libdvdcss.sh

Step 4 - Hit Enter

Step 5 - Enter password

Step 6 - When installation is complete: close terminal.

Tested successfully on Ubuntu Mate 16.04.

  • Worked with Xenial with unity desktop as well.
    – wayneeusa
    Jun 3 '17 at 2:54

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