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Re: [OT] Codex

On Sun, Apr 30, 2017 at 03:11:36PM +0100, Ben Hutchings wrote:
> 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.

The CSS in DVD-CSS Content Scramble System.

See also https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/DeCSS

Geert Stappers
Leven en laten leven

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