You can use many video players on Debian to read video DVDs, including ["Xine"] (or players with a Xine backend, such as totem-xine) or ["MPlayer"] . Most DVDs will require the installation of libdvdread3, either using ["Synaptic"] or ["Apt"]:

# apt-get install libdvdread3

libdvdcss2 is often required for decryption of many DVDs. This cannot be obtained from the Debian repositories due to the licence restrictions in various countries. It can be downloaded from other sources, such as debian-multimedia.org. However, the easiest way is to execute the following command as ["root"]:

# /usr/share/doc/libdvdread3/install-css.sh

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