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