N/APosted on - 09/27/2013
I am doing a research about encryption and maybe someone here can answer my question. Why is it that some encrypted DVD report a problem when you open them? The problem am talking about is in form of an error depicted below.
The source seems encrypted and can’t be read. Are you trying to play an encrypted DVD without libdvdcss?
Encrypted DVD shows error while working
Encrypting a DVD is usually done to protect the contents from being accessed by unauthorized persons. This is done most of the time on very sensitive information like bank information or credentials, credit card, and other sensitive data. When accessing this type of disc, it is decrypted first using a program to make the data available.
There are also times video DVD discs are encrypted to prevent the video from being copied illegally. This is usually present on copyrighted materials like original video DVDs. That’s why when playing a video DVD on the computer, the video can’t easily be transferred to the hard drive because of the encryption method applied.
The error in the screenshot means that the user is trying to play an encrypted DVD but the player doesn’t seem to have libdvdcss.dll file. This DLL file is used by most players to decrypt encrypted DVDs and be able to play it. If you need a DVD player that includes libdvdcss.dll, you can download XBMC player from XBMC Frodo 12.2.