How to play a DVD on Fedora 25 with libdvdcss.

How to enable encrypted DVD playback on Fedora 25

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.

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 file in /etc.

[root@darkstar etc]# cat

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.

There is also an RPM file available. Just download this RPM.

Then open a terminal and switch to root, and then type dnf install Downloads/libdvdcss-1.4.0-2.fc25.x86_64.rpm to install the RPM file and the libdvdcss library will be installed.

Like this.

[root@localhost jason]# dnf install Downloads/libdvdcss-1.4.0-2.fc25.x86_64.rpm
Fedora 25 - x86_64 - Updates                                                                                                             619 kB/s |  23 MB     00:38    
RPM Fusion for Fedora 25 - Free - Updates                                                                                                630 kB/s | 276 kB     00:00    
Paper Project (Fedora_25)                                                                                                                159 kB/s | 151 kB     00:00    
Fedora (Fedora_25)                                                                                                                        23 kB/s |  39 kB     00:01    
Last metadata expiration check: 0:00:03 ago on Mon Jun  5 09:04:13 2017.
Dependencies resolved.
 Package                                Arch                                Version                                      Repository                                 Size
 libdvdcss                              x86_64                              1.4.0-2.fc25                                 @commandline                               69 k
Transaction Summary
Install  1 Package
Total size: 69 k
Installed size: 173 k
Is this ok [y/N]: y
Downloading Packages:
Running transaction check
Transaction check succeeded.
Running transaction test
Transaction test succeeded.
Running transaction
  Installing  : libdvdcss-1.4.0-2.fc25.x86_64                                                                                                                        1/1 
  Verifying   : libdvdcss-1.4.0-2.fc25.x86_64                                                                                                                        1/1 
  libdvdcss.x86_64 1.4.0-2.fc25                                                                                                                                          

More RPM files here.

3 responses to “How to play a DVD on Fedora 25 with libdvdcss.

Would be great if you explained how to do it for noobs. I don’t know how to “make” a thing. HI don’t even know what to do with the file you suggest to DL.
This is a little too advanced. I’ve gotten DVDs to play before and I knew less than I know now.

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