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<?
   $title = "Libdvdcss - Overview";
   $lang = "en";
   $date = "19 January 2003";
?>

<h1>libdvdcss</h1>

<p> <code>libdvdcss</code> is a simple library designed for accessing
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DVDs like a block device without having to bother about the decryption. </p>

<h2> Features </h2>
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<ul>
  <li> Portability. Currently supported platforms are GNU/Linux,
  FreeBSD, NetBSD, OpenBSD, BSD/OS, BeOS, Windows 95/98, Windows NT/2000,
  MacOS X, Solaris, and HP-UX. </li>
  <li> Simplicity. There are currently 7 functions in the API, and we intend
  to keep this number low. </li>
  <li> Freedom. <code>libdvdcss</code> is released under the General Public
  License, ensuring it will stay free, and used only for free software
  products. </li>
  <li> Just better. Unlike most similar projects, <code>libdvdcss</code>
  doesn't require the region of your drive to be set. </li>
</ul>
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<p> The whole <a href="devel_doc.html">developer documentation</a> is
available. </p>

<h2>Get libdvdcss</h2>

<p> <code>libdvdcss</code> is available through <a href="/cvs.html">CVS</a>
or by browsing the <a href="/pub/libdvdcss/">releases</a>. </p>