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how to play encrypted dvd in ubuntu 10.04

playing dvd in ubuntu

After installing the Ubuntu 10.04,some extra softwares i.e is not installed by default(Due to license problem) is necessary to install.. like adobe flash player, and library for playing encrypted dvd.

In general all the commercial DVDs use CSS(Content Scramble System),a digital right management(DRM) scheme which uses a proprietary 40 bit stream cypher algorithm.The CSS key sets are licensed by DVD copy control association to manufacturers so that they can incorporate them into their products like DVD movie releases,players and driver softwares.CSS key is nothing but a combine term for all the keys such as authentication keys,disc keys,player keys,title keys etc.

Due to this reason ubuntu can’t ship css library so it is not able to play encrypted DVD by default.
Hence in order to play dvd you have to install the libdvdcss2 or libdvdcss library(A free software library,part of Video Lan project for accessing and unscrambling DVD;encrypted with CSS).In ubuntu 10.04 you have to install libdvdread4 package.you can to install it by either command line or using synaptic manager.

Using Command Line
step1 : Open the terminal(CTRL+ALT+T).

step2 : First, run the command

sudo apt-get install libdvdread4 (It may be installed,if so then move to next step).
step3 : Next, run this command :

sudo /usr/share/doc/libdvdread4/install-css.sh
step4 : Now remove the dvd fr0m the tray and insert it again.Now Mplayer will open it automatically(If no then check the options).You can also play with VLC player.
step5 : That’s all…enjoy.I hope you are playing your dvd..if no then you may leave a comment about the problem.

Using Synaptic Package Manager(Recommended for older version)
step1 : Go to System->Administration->Synaptic Package Manager.
step2 : search for ubuntu restricted extras.
step3 : check the box for installation.
step4 : Install the restricted packages by clicking on Apply changes.
step5 : Installation will complete and then you would be able to play you dvd well.
step6 : that’s all…

Good Firewall for Ubuntu 10.04

good firewall for ubuntu 10.04

Why Need a Firewall?

Network based attack is increasing very rapidily today and installing a good firewall is always recommended(Although installing a firewall doesn’t mean that your computer is full secure ,rather it is just a tool to filter/block unwanted traffic/request and thus helps in protecting the system fr0m internet based hacks).After the fresh installation of ubuntu 10.04 , now lets try to make the system more secure.That’s why a firewall should be installed on ubuntu 10.04 LTS(Lucid Lynx),but the problem is that-there are many firewalls available then how to choose a good one according the need.For Desktop and Laptop users,Firestarter(open source and free of cost) is excellent.More details about the firestarter is given below.

Firestarter
An Open source Firewall with the simple and easy to use graphical interface,so that you can monitor visually.It is totally free of charge and available for linux users.In ubuntu 10.04 it is very smple to install.Just go to software center or synaptic package manager(system->administration) and search for firestarter.Then install it in single click.

Some important Features :
1. It is Open source and available free of cost.
2. It is very user friendly(Simple graphical user interface).
3. You can easily defined inbound and outbound access policy.
4. It can also allow you to monitor the intrusion attempts and events in real time.
5. Options for whitelist and blacklist traffic.
6. you can Monitor active connections.
7. you can easily enable the port forwarding in LAN.

Fore More Details on Features

Download Firestarter

how to install adobe flash player in ubuntu 10.04

installing adobe flash in ubuntu

Adobe flash player is necessary for modern browsing experience because more than 65% of the websites on the Internet have flash contents.For playing youtube video you need latest version of adobe flash.After the fresh installation of ubuntu 10.04,you can install the adobe flash player(It will work For atleast these browsers-Mozilla,Crome,Opera,SeaMonkey and Midori) by following these steps :

step1 : Download the .deb package fr0m the adobe’s website.Its size is 3.84 MB.
Download URL : http://get.adobe.com/flashplayer/

step2 : If you have selected the default option at the time of downloading like -“Open with – Gdebi package installer” then installation will be automatically started after the completion of downloading,otherwise go to the location of downloaded file and right-click(default) on it to open with “Gdebi Package Installer”.

step3 : After some moments an option- “Install package” will appear on the right corner of a window.Click on “install package”,it may asks for user password,if so then enter your user account(Ubuntu login) password.

step4 : Wait for few minutes until the installation will complete.Now, Open the browser and open youtube.com to play a video.If no problem is there, then your work is done otherwise click on reinstall the package.

step5 : That’s all ..I hope you installed the adobe flash successfully in your Ubuntu 10.04 LTS(Lucid Lynx).