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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

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