How to play a DVD on Fedora 25 with libdvdcss.

PLaying a DVD on Fedora 25 is not too difficult. I already had the extra repositories added to enable multimedia playback support, but I could not play a DVD. So I downloaded the libdvdcss library.

http://download.videolan.org/pub/libdvdcss/1.4.0/.

Then I built and installed it.

darkstar% tar -xvf libdvdcss-1.4.0.tar.bz2
darkstar% cd libdvdcss-1.4.0
darkstar% ./configure
darkstar% make
[root@darkstar libdvdcss-1.4.0]# make install

Then I had to add the /usr/local/bin directory to the ld.so.conf file in /etc.

[root@darkstar etc]# cat ld.so.conf
include ld.so.conf.d/*.conf
/usr/local/lib

Then run the ldconfig command to tell the system about the changes.

[root@darkstar etc]# ldconfig

Then DVD playback should work fine on your Fedora system. This will also be true for an Ubuntu system. Install the ubuntu-restricted-extras package and then follow the steps above to get encrypted DVD playback working.

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