How to install libdvdcss on Fedora 20 to enable DVD playback.

Posted: December 31, 2013. At: 1:49 PM. This was 4 years ago. Post ID: 6807

The libdvdcss library is used to playback encrypted DVD disks on a Linux operating system.

Download the tarball here:

Then we need to unpack the tarball.

[homer@localhost libdvdcss-1.2.13]$ tar -xvf libdvdcss-1.2.13.tar.bz2

Then enter the directory.

[homer@localhost libdvdcss-1.2.13]$ cd libdvdcss-1.2.13/

Then begin the compilation process.

[homer@localhost libdvdcss-1.2.13]$ ./configure && make

Once that has completed, install the library to /usr/local/lib.

[root@localhost libdvdcss-1.2.13]# make install

The library will be installed, but the system will not know about it.

Type this command to edit the /etc/ file.

[root@localhost libdvdcss-1.2.13]# vim /etc/

And add the /usr/local/lib folder to the file so that it looks like this.


Save the file and then run this command to re-load the changes.

[root@localhost libdvdcss-1.2.13]# ldconfig

This will help enable DVD playback on a Fedora 20 system. I did not have to install a replacement libdvdread library or anything. This worked well for me playing DVD discs with VLC.

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