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Old 10-28-2008, 09:19 AM   #1
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Can I play Blue Ray DVDs


Hello,
I'm thinking about building a media center PC and I would like to run Linux as the OS but the big question is, can I play Blue Ray DVDs in linux?
 
Old 10-28-2008, 11:04 AM   #2
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https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Re...BluRayAndHDDVD
should help you out , a little cumbersome but I have confirmed it worked.

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Old 10-28-2008, 05:18 PM   #3
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So if I understand it right I need to rip my disk before playing it. what a pain in the ass.
 
Old 10-28-2008, 06:56 PM   #4
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The reason why you have to rip is because finding the key to decrypt the HD movie is buried in the data. If more and more people see a repetition where the key is buried, it can be extracted easily. The next hard part is creating an efficient method of decoding and playing back 1080p data. This is not an easy task for a processor. A computer containing at the least a 3 GHz processor such as AMD Athlon 64 X2 6000+ (Windsor) will have to be used. This processor will be good enough to handle the video codecs that HD movies uses.

Another obstacle is supporting eight channel LPCM, AES, and HDCP. The AES encryption and decryption is not bad, but HDCP have to be done to make the display output proper 1080p.

Anandtech.com did an extensive review about HD movie. The following describes what needs to be done to get the full effects of HD movies.

http://www.anandtech.com/video/showdoc.aspx?i=3411

I am sticking with DVD because it does not have a catch-22.
 
Old 11-04-2008, 06:09 PM   #5
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http://www.linuxtoday.com/news_story...18-35-NW-GM-SW

"A small group of dedicated researchers over on the Doom9 forum have successfully defeated BD+, the Blu-ray copy-protection system. This was the copy-protection mechanism that Richard Doherty, a media analyst with Envisioneering Group, claimed wouldn’t likely be broken for 10 years"

It appears we just got one step closer

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