Ubuntu play restricted DVD. Fix "This may be because the DVD is encrypted and a DVD decryption library is not installed."

To fix the following DVD error: "This may be because the DVD is encrypted and a DVD decryption library is not installed.", you need to install libdvdread4 to play your DVD as it is likely encrypted.

Open the Terminal and on the command line, copy and paste the following commands to run them:

sudo apt-get install libdvdread4
cd /usr/share/doc/libdvdread4
sudo bash install-css.sh

This will allow playback of commercial DVDs that are encrypted with CSS (Content Scrambling System) and your disc should now be able to play as intended.

Also, please use VLC Media Player https://www.videolan.org/

Enjoy your movie.

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  1. anonymous

    wonderful. thanks!

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  3. anonymous

    do the following?I have no idea what to do with the code, Please be more specific

  4. anonymous

    "sudo bash install-css.sh" runs the script

  5. anonymous


  6. anonymous

    Thank you!

  7. anonymous

    Define 'do'

  8. anonymous




  9. anonymous

    well i run de the 3 code line for library decriptor but my dvd media still not playing. please what can i do. the 3 command was correctly installed

  10. anonymous

    where is the 'command line'? I don't get it.

  11. anonymous

    works a charm thanks

  12. anonymous

    i donot know where to find deryption library. tellme how tofind the

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