Subject: pkg/19743: New package graphics/libdvdcss
To: None <>
From: David Ferlier <>
List: netbsd-bugs
Date: 01/08/2003 08:05:09
>Number:         19743
>Category:       pkg
>Synopsis:       New package graphics/libdvdcss
>Confidential:   no
>Severity:       non-critical
>Priority:       low
>Responsible:    pkg-manager
>State:          open
>Class:          change-request
>Submitter-Id:   net
>Arrival-Date:   Wed Jan 08 08:06:00 PST 2003
>Originator:     David Ferlier
>Release:        NetBSD-1.6
NetBSD hell 1.6 NetBSD 1.6 (CATAPULT) #0: Sat Dec 14 20:38:30 CET 2002     root@hell:/usr/src/sys/arch/i386/compile/CATAPULT i386
libdvdcss is a simple library designed for accessing DVDs like a block device
without having to bother about the decryption. The important features are: 

   - Portability. Currently supported platforms are GNU/Linux, FreeBSD, BeOS
     and Windows.
   - The MacOS X version is being worked on as well.
   - Simplicity. There are currently 7 functions in the API, and we intend to
     keep this number low.
   - Freedom. libdvdcss is released under the General Public License, ensuring
     it will stay free, and used only for free software products.
   - Just better. Unlike most similar projects, libdvdcss doesn't require the
     region of your drive to be set.