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2006-05-22

Running DVDDecrypter on Ubuntu Linux via Wine

I was not sure if it would work, but it did. I was able to relatively easily install DVD Decrypter 3.5.4 via wine & rip a DVD!

Most of the instructions mentioned in "Ubuntu Linux DVD Shrink, DVD Decrypter Guide" are OK. I had to do a few things differently:
  • Verified via hdparm command that my DVD drive was already using DMA
After enabling universe in /etc/apt/sources.list
  • sudo apt-get update
  • sudo apt-get install wine winesetuptk
(I did NOT need to run winesetuptk, it did not work for me anyway).
I prefer to use y: drive for dvd-reader and z: for dvd burner

cd ~/.wine/dosdevices
rm y:
ln -s /media/cdrom y:

gedit ~/.wine/config
[Version]
"Windows"="win98"
change to
"Windows"="nt40"

When I first launched DVD decrypter, it did not detect any drives but then when I popped in a DVD, it was able to detect both y: and z: drives and I was able to rip the dvd. Sweet!
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