Problems with libdvdcss, other codecs and ripping apps...
But have they (Ubuntu) tightened the clamps on libdvdcss and also with ripping apps in Ubuntu Precise? Because here's what I have noticed:
After installing Mint 13, I noticed there were none of the codecs included in the DVD for libdvdcss or ffmpeg, etc so I had to track them down myself, which is quite a surprise. Furthermore, I confirmed this when immediately after installing libdvdread then activating the libdvdcss.sh script, Mint then sends me the update to libdvdcss2. I may be mistaken but libdvdcss2 used to be installed by default in previous editions, right? Secondly, I am an adamant user of the application Handbrake but both in Mint 13 and Ubuntu Precise, I have problems using Handbrake after either I install the PPA files for it, or just by installing a .deb file. Gdebi says its installed successfully but upon trying to use Handbrake, the app just kicks me out. And in Ubuntu Precise, and Mint 13 the PPA is "404-Not found" if doing apt-get update even though I see it was successfully installed and received the key previously, so I'm wondering what is going on with all of this?
Here's a prime example that happened yesterday to me: Okay, so I installed Xubuntu 11.10 and of course installed every media codec known to man, including libdvdcss, libudf0, and the rest. Then as usual I installed Handbrake, acidrip, dvdrip and ogmrip just to cover my ground for dependencies. Finally, I imported the Handbrake PPA and got Handbrake up and running. It worked like a charm as always. After transcoding a DVD succesfully, I went ahead and had Ubuntu perform the full upgrade to 12.04 Pangolin. So after the upgrade finished (and after I reinstalled my repositories and codecs manually ) I then tried to use Handbrake this morning. It did not work and would not trans-code the DVD. Hmmm... This is also the same thing occurring in Mint 13 so it leaves me to wonder.
Can someone shed some light on any of this? Because as of now, if I use Mint or Ubuntu, its just going to be previous releases prior to Pangolin that I will use. I'm even shocked Mint isn't including the ffmpeg, h264enc or xvidenc like they used to!