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Re: Codex

On Sun, 2017-04-30 at 23:27 +1000, Peter Morrissey wrote:
> Hi,
> Both myself and a friend have installed Debian 8.6 and 8.7 respectively. We
> are both familiar with Ubuntu and Linux, and the use of terminal commands
> for same. We have spent days trying install DVD codex following the helpful
> advice from Debian sources, using both root and the package installer to no
> avail. I suspect its operator error but thought I should ask if codex for
> DVD playing is not permitted at present for Debian.
> Thank you for taking the time to point us both in the right direction
> regards this very minor issue.

Debian distributes the codecs needed for DVDs, but most discs are
restricted by a DRM system (DVD-CSS).  Debian does not have a licence
to implement DVD-CSS, which would in any case have to be non-free. 
There is an unofficial implementation, but this is treated as a
copyright violation in many jurisdictions so we can't distribute that


Ben Hutchings
This sentence contradicts itself - no actually it doesn't.

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