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I just installed Debian Live and movie or video DVDs do not play. Totem gives me this error:

Could not read from resource.

Opening the disk in VLC has no response. How can I play DVDs?

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DVDs are usually encrypted, and you need to install a special codec to read them.

apt-get install libdvdcss2 

This package should do the trick.

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And you need to add a source for libdvdcss! Either Debian Unofficial or Debian Multimedia. –  Gilles Aug 22 '11 at 23:16
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