HOWTO Watch Copy-Protected DVDs in Ubuntu 7.10 Gutsy
Though installing audio and video codecs has become easier in recent Ubuntu releases, there is no straightforward way to watch copy-protected DVDs (all big titles in the US). Because of legal problems, Ubuntu cannot provide the necessary DVD decryption package, but does provides a package that includes a script that downloads the DVD decryption package.
Here’s a demo video (also available as an AVI file):
These are the lines to copy and paste into a terminal:
sudo /usr/share/doc/libdvdread3/install-css.sh sudo aptitude install vlc gconftool-2 -t bool -s /desktop/gnome/volume_manager/autoplay_dvd true gconftool-2 -t string -s /desktop/gnome/volume_manager/autoplay_dvd_command "vlc %m" #
There you have it, DVD on Linux.