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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 1.4.3.

On Debian and Ubuntu, you can install libdvdcss via libdvd-pkg helper package:

sudo apt install libdvd-pkg

And by running the following command, which will download, build and install the latest libdvdcss source to your machine:

sudo dpkg-reconfigure libdvd-pkg

libdvdcss is available through Git or by browsing the releases.

Git checkout

$ git clone

You can also access the code online.

Changelog and Documentation

You can see the release notes and the change log.

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.

Legal information

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