Introduction to libdvdcss

libdvdcss is a simple library designed for accessing DVDs as a block device without having to bother about the decryption.

Package Information

libdvdcss Dependencies

Optional (to Create Documentation)

Doxygen-1.4.6 and teTeX-3.0

User Notes:

Installation of libdvdcss

Install libdvdcss by running the following commands:

./configure --prefix=/usr &&

If you have Doxygen and teTeX installed, HTML and Postscript documentation was created during the build. If you also want to install a PDF version of the reference manual, issue the following command:

make -C doc/latex pdf

This package does not come with a test suite.

Now, as the root user:

make install

If you have Doxygen and teTeX installed, install the documentation using the following commands as the root user:

install -v -m755 -d /usr/share/doc/libdvdcss-1.2.9/html &&
install -v -m644 doc/html/* /usr/share/doc/libdvdcss-1.2.9/html &&
install -v -m644 doc/latex/*.{pdf,ps,dvi} \


Installed Programs: None
Installed Library: libdvdcss.{so,a}
Installed Directories: /usr/include/dvdcss and /usr/share/doc/libdvdcss-1.2.9

Short Descriptions


provides the functionality that is required for transparent DVD access with CSS decryption.

Last updated on 2006-06-21 11:26:07 -0500