Play a DVD with Smplayer on Ubuntu 16.04.

Posted: May 19, 2016. At: 9:50 AM. This was 2 years ago. Post ID: 9135
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To play a DVD on Ubuntu 16.04, you will need to install the Libdvdcss library to enable encrypted DVD playback. This is very simple.

Firstly, download the required library: https://download.videolan.org/libdvdcss/1.2.12/libdvdcss-1.2.12.tar.bz2.

Then move to the Downloads directory and extract the tarball.

[email protected]:~$ tar -xvf libdvdcss-1.2.12.tar.bz2

Then move to the directory to compile the code.

[email protected]:~$ cd libdvdcss-1.2.12/

Then run the configuration script.

[email protected]:~/libdvdcss-1.2.12$ ./configure --prefix=/usr/local

Once completed with no errors, compile the code.

[email protected]:~/libdvdcss-1.2.12$ make

Then install the compiled libraries.

[email protected]:~/libdvdcss-1.2.12$ sudo make install

Once this is completed, open a DVD in Smplayer and it should open with no errors. This is what I did on Ubuntu to play a DVD as this was easier than getting the Videos application to play a DVD.

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