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How To Enable Encrypted DVD Playback Fedora 18

Just installed Fedora 18 and can’t wait to watch Starship Troopers or Matrix? Well no worries here, just need to install a few packages. First we need to install libdvdnav and libdvdread which will allow us to play non-encrypted DVD’s.

$ sudo yum install libdvdread libdvdnav

To read encrypted DVD’s we need libdvdcss2, which in this case is available from atrpms.

For 32-bit systems:

$ sudo rpm -ivh http://dl.atrpms.net/f18-i386/atrpms/stable/libdvdcss2-1.2.11-6.fc18.i686.rpm

For 64-bit systems:

$ sudo rpm -ivh http://dl.atrpms.net/f18-x86_64/atrpms/stable/libdvdcss2-1.2.11-6.fc18.x86_64.rpm

Now we need something to play them so lets go with VLC.

$ sudo yum install vlc

That’s all we need and we are ready to start watching our favorite DVD’s.

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