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libdvdcss

libdvdcss is a cross-platform library for transparent DVD device access with on-the-fly CSS decryption. It currently runs under Linux, FreeBSD, NetBSD, OpenBSD, BSD/OS, Solaris, BeOS, Win95/Win98, Win2k/WinXP, MacOS X, HP-UX, QNX, and OS/2. It is used by libdvdread and most DVD players such as VLC because of its portability and because, unlike similar libraries, it does not require your DVD drive to be region locked.

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  •  15 Nov 2011 11:16

    Release Notes: This release improves RPC-II drive handling and contains a more robust keys retrieval mode. It also introduces fixes for MingW and OS/2 compilation, and has various bugfixes for small issues, memory leaks, crashes, and build issues.

    •  30 Aug 2008 04:36

      Release Notes: This release supports DVD drive auto-detection and accepts "X:\" as a device name on Windows. Failure recovery has been greatly improved, and various minor bugs were fixed. For developers, a new dvdcss_is_scrambled() function is provided, and the library now installs a standard .pc file.

      •  11 Jul 2005 19:03

        Release Notes: This release improves seeking on Windows and supports Solaris' libsmedia for DVD access when available. The key caching is now more robust, and follows the latest cache directory tags specification.

        •  30 Jul 2003 01:16

          Release Notes: A Win32 fix for encrypted DVDs and a workaround for strange discs that report read errors seemingly at random.

          •  23 Jun 2003 17:43

            Release Notes: This release activates key caching by default. It has a fix for collisions between cached keys, packaging improvements for Debian, and packaging improvements for RPM-based distributions.

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