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    LibDVDCSS Not Available?

    So I'm trying to configure the ability to read commercial (copyright-protected) DVDs as per this page:
    http://howtoubuntu.org/how-to-play-a-dvd-in-ubuntu/

    However "LibDVDCSS" is not found in the Ubuntu Software Center and installing it via Terminal gives the following:
    Code:
    gregoryopera@gregory-pc:~$ sudo apt-get install libdvdcss
    [sudo] password for gregoryopera: 
    Reading package lists... Done
    Building dependency tree       
    Reading state information... Done
    Package libdvdcss is not available, but is referred to by another package.
    This may mean that the package is missing, has been obsoleted, or
    is only available from another source
    
    E: Package 'libdvdcss' has no installation candidate
    gregoryopera@gregory-pc:~$
    The other two packages mentioned at the link above ("LibDVDRead4" and "LibDVDNav4") are already installed according to the Ubuntu Software Center, so it seems to be that "LibDVDCSS" is the missing key to the puzzle...

    Any help would be appreciated...
    Last edited by CybaCowboy; September 14th, 2012 at 12:21 PM. Reason: Corrected "code" field.

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    Re: LibDVDCSS Not Available?

    try
    Code:
    sudo apt-get install ubuntu-restricted-extras

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    Re: LibDVDCSS Not Available?

    Actually, the package you need is libdvdread4, and you'll probably also want libdvdnav4 for your DVD experience.

    Ubuntu-restricted-extras is a large metapackage that installs both of the aforementioned packages, along with a few proprietary MS fonts, codecs needed for reading and ripping proprietary media files (like .mp3, .wma, .m4a), etc.

    Slugslug's advice will install the whole shebang. If you just want the ones for playing DVDs,

    Code:
    $ sudo apt-get install libdvdread4 libdvdnav4
    If you do that, you can always install ubuntu-restricted-extras for the rest of the stuff later.
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    Re: LibDVDCSS Not Available?

    Oh, sorry CybaCowboy, I should have looked at the link you provided. You probably already installed those two packages.

    Once those are installed, you need run the following (per this):

    $ sudo /usr/share/doc/libdvdread4/install-css.sh

    That should get things working.
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    Re: LibDVDCSS Not Available?

    Quote Originally Posted by newb85 View Post
    Ubuntu-restricted-extras is a large metapackage that installs both of the aforementioned packages, along with a few proprietary MS fonts, codecs needed for reading and ripping proprietary media files (like .mp3, .wma, .m4a), etc.

    Slugslug's advice will install the whole shebang.
    Yeah, it's cool - one can never have too many codecs and fonts, etc...


    Quote Originally Posted by newb85 View Post
    Once those are installed, you need run the following (per this):

    $ sudo /usr/share/doc/libdvdread4/install-css.sh

    That should get things working.
    Nope:

    Code:
    gregoryopera@gregory-pc:~$ $ sudo /usr/share/doc/libdvdread4/install-css.sh
    $: command not found
    gregoryopera@gregory-pc:~$
    And Totem Movie Player says:
    An error occured
    Could not read DVD. This may be because the DVD is encrypted and a DVD decryption library is not installed.

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    Re: LibDVDCSS Not Available?

    Quote Originally Posted by CybaCowboy View Post
    Yeah, it's cool - one can never have too many codecs and fonts, etc...




    Nope:

    Code:
    gregoryopera@gregory-pc:~$ $ sudo /usr/share/doc/libdvdread4/install-css.sh
    $: command not found
    gregoryopera@gregory-pc:~$
    And Totem Movie Player says:
    An error occured
    Could not read DVD. This may be because the DVD is encrypted and a DVD decryption library is not installed.
    Hmm...Please give the output of
    Code:
    $ ls -l /usr/share/doc/libdvdread4
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    Re: LibDVDCSS Not Available?

    Assuming libdvdread4 is installed
    It's
    Code:
    sudo /usr/share/doc/libdvdread4/install-css.sh
    Not
    Code:
    $ sudo /usr/share/doc/libdvdread4/install-css.sh

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    Re: LibDVDCSS Not Available?

    Quote Originally Posted by mc4man View Post
    Assuming libdvdread4 is installed
    It's
    Code:
    sudo /usr/share/doc/libdvdread4/install-css.sh
    Not
    Code:
    $ sudo /usr/share/doc/libdvdread4/install-css.sh
    Yeah that did the trick, thanks!

    Now I just need to get my NAS server issue sorted and I'm good to go (for now!)...
    Last edited by CybaCowboy; September 14th, 2012 at 02:44 PM. Reason: Re-worded post for clarification.

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    Re: LibDVDCSS Not Available?

    Quote Originally Posted by CybaCowboy View Post
    Yeah that did the trick, thanks!

    Now I just need to get my NAS server issue sorted and I'm good to go (for now!)...
    FYI, it's common practice to use $ to indicate that the following command should be entered at the command prompt. Commands don't actually start with $.
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    Re: LibDVDCSS Not Available?

    Ah, okay.

    Thanks!

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