With the demise of the Medibuntu repository and libdvdcss not being hosted in the main Ubuntu repos due to licensing issues a new repository is needed from 13.10 upwards. Thanks to the good folks at VideoLAN (makers of the awsome VLC Video Player) there is a ready and updated source available.

wget ftp://ftp.videolan.org/pub/debian/videolan-apt.asc | sudo apt-key add -
echo "deb ftp://ftp.videolan.org/pub/debian/stable ./" | sudo tee /etc/apt/sources.list.d/libdvdcss.list
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install libdvdcss2

Leo Gaggl

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This Post Has 5 Comments

  1. duke

    Thanks for the tip !

  2. Wolfsi

    i think i been looking for a way to install this for 20 min now :|
    after 10 to 15 i found only it was via vlc
    now me not good on linux
    so when i found this, copy paste into terminal try play dvd running <3
    so worked 4 January :D

  3. Rod

    I’ve been looking for an easy way to install libdvdcss for weeks now. The directions ether dont work (ubuntu 10.04) , or they are to complicated .(something about editing a line or something) , Not a simple copy and paste into terminal . If you guys have such a thing for 10.04 I would greatly appreciate getting the directions for it

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