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Old 02-02-2011, 07:52 PM   #1
thomas.hedden
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What software to use to play Blu-Ray disks?


I just got a Blu-Ray ROM drive and want to play a BRD.
I inserted the BRD, and the disk icon bearing the
blue-colored "BLU-RAY" inscription automatically
appeared on my desktop.
However, so far I have been unable to play it.
If I launch Kaffeine, which works fine with DVDs,
it doesn't seem to recognize the BRD. I searched
System | Administration | Add/Remove Software
for "Blu-Ray" (Bluray, Blue-Ray, Blueray, etc.),
but came up with no results.
Does anyone have any experience with Blu-Ray on
Linux or have any suggestions?
I am running Fedora 12, SW has been regularly
updated, plenty of memory, HD space, etc.
Any ideas?
Thanks,
Tom
 
Old 02-02-2011, 08:12 PM   #2
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I'm sure libdvdcss2 will be able to recognize Blu-Ray disks. You can try it, but I'm not absolutely certain.

To install it:

https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Re...ts/PlayingDVDs
 
Old 02-02-2011, 08:31 PM   #3
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I have libdvdcss installed.
I searched for libdvdcss2 in the repositories
that I have set up, but there were no results.
I can play DVDs without any problems.
Tom
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I'm sure libdvdcss2 will be able to recognize Blu-Ray disks. You can try it, but I'm not absolutely certain.

To install it:

https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Re...ts/PlayingDVDs
 
Old 02-03-2011, 08:41 AM   #4
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One thing I forgot to mention is that I'm running
64-bit Fedora rather than 32-bit. Even if you don't
have time to explain how you got it working,
I'd appreciate hearing from anyone out there who
is able to play Bluray disks on x64 Fedora 12.
Thank you,
Tom
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Originally Posted by thomas.hedden View Post
I just got a Blu-Ray ROM drive and want to play a BRD.
I inserted the BRD, and the disk icon bearing the
blue-colored "BLU-RAY" inscription automatically
appeared on my desktop.
However, so far I have been unable to play it.
[snip]
 
Old 02-03-2011, 01:38 PM   #5
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Another thing that I forgot to mention
is that the BRD came from Germany and
I think that it is encoded with region
code "B/2" instead of the North American
region code ("A/1").
With regular DVDs, if there is an error
regarding the region code, the player
usually whines at you instead of simply
not working. Has anyone had experience
with how Blue Ray equipment behaves when
media is inserted that has the wrong
region code?
Thanks in advance for any help or
suggestions.
Tom
 
Old 02-03-2011, 07:49 PM   #6
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I got ahold of a North American BRD with region code A/1
and tried playing it, and everything behaved the same way,
so I've ruled that out as the problem, or at least as the
only problem.
Tom
 
Old 02-03-2011, 09:42 PM   #7
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I don't have a bd-player here at the moment, but I had one some months ago and was looking for solutions as well.
In short: it is very complicated. The bd drm system aacs is an aes encryption and is not as easy to crack as css. That alone makes it illegal at best.
Look for a software named "makemkv", which can rip and even "stream" bd's, but it is complicated and illegal. It worked for me however.

I don't know if this is still the latest information though.
 
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Old 02-03-2011, 10:47 PM   #8
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I have blu-ray disc player,but no blu-ray's to play yet. When I startlooking for ways to play mine. I'll be researching playstation or xbox software, because they're Blu-ray.
Maybe you should start your search from there.

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