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Re: other dvd players

On 1/22/07, Mark Knoop <mpknoop gmail com> wrote:

The others (mplayer, xine, etc) can play unencrypted dvds if you
install libdvdread which is free. To play css encrypted dvds you need
to also install libdvdcss (non-free).

In what sense is libdvdcss non-free?

/* libdvdcss.c: DVD reading library.
* Authors: St<E9>phane Borel <stef via ecp fr>
*          Samuel Hocevar <sam zoy org>
*          H<E5>kan Hjort <d95hjort dtek chalmers se>
* Copyright (C) 1998-2002 VideoLAN
* Modified for use with MPlayer, changes contained in libdvdcss_changes.diff.
* detailed CVS changelog at http://www.mplayerhq.hu/cgi-bin/cvsweb.cgi/main/
* $Id: libdvdcss.c 18110 2006-04-15 21:45:29Z reimar $
* This program is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify
* it under the terms of the GNU General Public License as published by
* the Free Software Foundation; either version 2 of the License, or
* (at your option) any later version.

etc. etc.


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