"When I first heard the news of DVD encryption being cracked,
allowing Unix users to view DVDs, I was quite skeptical. I couldn't
even get Quake III Arena running for more then ten minutes without
taking down my entire machine, and that was put out by Loki Games
FOR Linux. How could I even imagine that I'd be able to play my
DVDs on anything other than the commercial software that came with
my video card?"
"To my surprise, not only was DVD playback possible, it was much
easier then I expected. After sorting through a few packages and
bugging the friendly people in #xine on Openprojects, I got to
watch my SNL 25th Anniversary DVD while checking Slashdot in
Mozilla and compiling kernel 2.4.1. In this article, I hope to
break down the process into a few simple steps."