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


Get libdvdcss

The latest version of libdvdcss is 1.3.0.

Our Debian/Ubuntu repository can be accessed by adding the following lines to /etc/apt/sources.list

deb /

deb-src /

And by running

wget -O - | sudo apt-key add -

libdvdcss is available through Git or by browsing the releases.

Git checkout

$ git clone git://

You can also access the code online.

Changelog and Documentation

You can see the release notes and the ChangeLog.

Document Status Download Maintainer
Libdvdcss API documentation Up-to-date HTML Generated by Doxygen

Additional Information

If you want to read more on this subject, we publish a non-technical description of libdvdcss.

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