Re: encrypted DVDs on Lenny
On Fri, 21 Aug 2009, Jochen Schulz wrote:
That means if you want to play a legally bought DVD on your
computer, you either have to run proprietary software (which
contains a licensed descrambler) or you have to crack the CSS key
using something like libdvdcss.
Thanks for explaining. Although, if every DVD is CSS encrypted, I
should have needed libdvdcss to play even those DVDs that are region
marked ALL. That doesn't happen -- I can play all those DVDs. (Or
maybe, I happened to have only unencrypted DVDs till now.)
Will try installing libdvdcss later today and see if that helps me
play region 5 DVDs. But another question: libdvdcss is GPL'ed; why is
it not in any of the Debian repositories then? I'm also hoping to
find its legal status here in India.
Girish Kulkarni - Allahabad, India - athene.org.in/girish