Originally Published: Tuesday, 26 October 1999 Author: Kristopher Kersey
Published to: enhance_articles_hardware/Hardware News Page: 1/1 - [Std View]

DVD Support for Linux is Now One Step Closer

The CSS DVD unlocking routine for Linux source code is now available for download. If you're not familiar with this, here's a clip from the README file accompanied with the new source:
"This source is meant to demonstrate the CSS algorithm to negotiate keys and authenticate the drive. Doing so will unlock the locked sectors on the DVD disk. It does not report the disk key, although it is trivial to do so at this point, nor does it descramble the mpeg stream."
As you can see, this brings us a lot closer to DVD support under Linux. All that's needed now is a nice decoder to handle the MPEG stream.