Problem with Automatix?

Problem with Automatix?

Summary: Quick question - anyone else had a problem bringing in libdvdcss2 with Automatix?

TOPICS: Tech Industry

Quick question - anyone else had a problem bringing in libdvdcss2 with Automatix?

I've tried it on several systems over the past few days with the same result.  The w32codecs come in fine but not libdvdcss2.  I don't get any errors or anything.  Everything else installs just fine.

Any ideas?

Topic: Tech Industry

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  • Have you tried using Synaptic?

    The tool that came with Ubunutu? I have never used Automatix so I can't really answer, but I find that sticking with the tools designed for the the distribution greatly reduces installation headaches. ]:)
    Linux User 147560
    • No, I didn't ...

      ... I went with Automatix because "it's what Michael Dell uses." :-) Knew that was a mistake. ;-)
      Adrian Kingsley-Hughes
  • Works for me

    No problems either on 32 or 64 bits (two laptops and one desktop).
    Yagotta B. Kidding
    • And it brings in both ...

      ... w32codecs and libdvdcss2? Hmmm ... odd.
      Adrian Kingsley-Hughes
  • Please avoid installation scripts!

    Installation scripts like Automatix, Envy, EasyUbuntu cause a great many problems.

    During my one-year active presence on the Dutch Ubuntu forum (I've posted nearly 4.000 times and have helped many people there), I have seen many problems stemming from the use of those seemingly user friendly installation scripts.

    Those problems tend to arise after updates from the official Ubuntu sources, especially kernel updates. On the Dutch forum, the use of those scripts is therefore discouraged.

    Furthermore, they aren't needed anymore, as installation of restricted drivers and of patented codecs has been made a no-brainer in Ubuntu 7.04.

    Greetz, Pjotr.
    • Thanks!

      Thanks for the advice. Just one thing:

      "Furthermore, they aren't needed anymore, as installation of restricted drivers and of patented codecs has been made a no-brainer in Ubuntu 7.04."

      How? What am I missing? :-)
      Adrian Kingsley-Hughes
      • Here comes!

        patented codecs:

        * Applications - Add/Remove
        * show all available programs
        * search key word: mp3
        * check:
        - Gstreamer extra plugins
        - Ubuntu restricted extras
        - Gstreamer ffmpeg video plugin
        - VLC media player
        - Xine extra plugins
        click Apply

        Then, in Synaptic, install the mozilla plugin for vlc.

        Restricted drivers:
        System - Control - Restricted drivers manager

        Hope this helps! :-)
        • Excellent!

          Many thanks!
          Adrian Kingsley-Hughes
  • libdvdcss2

    I almost forgot:
    for libdvdcss2 a simple sidestep into the terminal will do the trick:
    sudo apt-get install libdvdcss2
    • libdvdcss2: sequel

      Sorry, I was a bit too quick here. First you have to add the source containing libdvdcss2 to your sources.list. This makes it a rather more complicated maneuver than with the other codecs. However, this is the only instance where such an action is necessary, thank heaven.... :-)

      In the terminal:
      sudo gedit /etc/apt/sources.list (Ubuntu)
      sudo kate /etc/apt/sources.list (Kubuntu
      sudo mousepad /etc/apt/sources.list

      Add the following lines to your sources.list:
      # Medibuntu multimedia packages
      # GPG key: 0C5A2783
      deb feisty free non-free

      Now validate the GPG-key of the Medibuntu source (i.e. tell Ubuntu that this is a safe source) Simply copy and paste the following command in the terminal:
      gpg --keyserver hkp:// --recv-keys 0C5A2783
      and then
      gpg --export --armor 0C5A2783 | sudo apt-key add -
      (including the last -)

      Now you can install libdvdcss2 using Synaptic or Adept.

      Greetz, Pjotr.
  • What i always do

    I've once had some probs using automatix and decided to not use it anymore.

    currently whenever i need to get this done i resort back to this howto:

    This one has always provided a working solution for me and I always recommend reading it when people have trouble with media.

    Even Ubuntu warns at their community site against using easybunty and automatix.
  • libdvdcss is illegal...

    ...perhaps that's why it doesn't install... they must have recieved a cease and desist notice...
    • Jurisdiction

      [i]"they must have recieved a cease and desist notice..."[/i]

      It depends where it is sent to. If they sent it to Ubuntu then a US "cease and desist" will have little effect in the UK.
    • Mark Shuttleworth has already told M$

      to KEEP their blood money! So a cease and desist order wouldn't necessarily apply either. ;)
      • Very OT, but I couldn't resist

        Mark Shuttleworth refuses to drink the M$ Kool-Aid. BRAVO.
        Old Timer 8080
  • Automatix

    Nothing but problems. Not recommended.

    I've stuck with VLC and Amarok for my MultiMedia needs.
    Nope, I haven't played with burning CDs/DVDs yet. Everything is on the W2000AS server...
    Old Timer 8080