Linux Articles listed under "portable media center"
The following tutorial covers the process of making Totem Media Player play encrypted DVD's. This tutorial assumes that your using Debian Linux or a distro based purely on Debian. It will allow you to have your own Debian DVD portable media center. If your getting error messages like the following, this tutorial is for you:
Totem could not play 'dvd:/ There is no plugin to handle this movie.
An error occurred: The source seems encrypted, and can't be read. Are you trying to play an encrypted DVD without libdvdcss?