[sf-lug] libdvdcss (was: Re: Are there really such frequent updates to Firefox?

Michael Shiloh michaelshiloh1010 at gmail.com
Wed Mar 16 11:34:10 PDT 2011

please don't hijack threads

On 03/16/2011 11:04 AM, Bobbie Sellers wrote:
> On 03/16/2011 10:49 AM, Rick Moen wrote:
>> Quoting Bobbie Sellers (bliss-sf4ever at dslextreme.com):
>>> People who are interested ask me why I run Mandriva Powerpack. In the
>>> USA the recording part of the entertainment industry insists on
>>> various protections on the DVDs such as Region codes and other items.
>>> They have licensed MS to provide these and maybe Apple as well. By
>>> getting the Powerpack and paying for it I get the license from a
>>> company called Fluendo so that I can play entertainment DVDs on my
>>> computer.
>> Getting libdvdcss is not at all difficult on _any_ Linux or BSD
>> distribution. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Libdvdcss#Distribution
> I tried that early on in my Linux use
> but had problems that convinced me to
> leave that to the more knowledgeable.
> later
> bliss
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