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

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

Download the tarball here: http://www.linuxfromscratch.org/blfs/view/svn/multimedia/libdvdcss.html.

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/ld.so.conf file.

[root@localhost libdvdcss-1.2.13]# vim /etc/ld.so.conf

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

include ld.so.conf.d/*.conf
/usr/local/lib

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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