Doing DVDs with Linux

DVDs are kind of a problem, sometimes, in Linux because DVD players are supposed to be "licensed" to "decrypt" the "encryption" that most DVDs use for "protection". All those quotation marks are meant to signify that DVD "encryption" is really kind of a joke, and was broken about thirteen nanoseconds after it was released.

Anyway, it’s not the technology that’s difficult so much as the thicket of legalities and licensing that make doing DVD stuff on Linux a little bit complicated. So you can find out more about how it all works from this article, Rip DVDs in Linux the (Semi-)Easy Way, from Lifehacker.

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