Blu-Ray Comes to Linux, Finally!
Jan 05, 2010, 16:32 (9 Talkback[s])
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"For the Linux fans out there, today is a great day! Up
until now, blu-ray playback support in Linux has been very
complicated and quite an aggravating experience. First you would
have to hope you had the right BD-ROM drive and that there was a
hacked firmware for you to flash it with. Then you had to hope the
correct AACS keys were out on the interwebs for the blu-ray disc
you wanted to watch. Once you had the right drive and the right
keys, you had to dump the entire blu-ray disc to your hard drive
and play it from there.
"Well the guys over at the MakeMKV project just made this
process a whole lot simpler! It is now actually feasible to play
blu-ray movies in Linux. This is still a far shot from proper
native support for blu-ray playback, but it is a nice workaround
that is easy enough for any home user to get working. The way it
works, basically, is that the newly released MakeMKV 1.4.10 now
offers the ability to stream files or discs across your home
theater network and any media player capable of playing a network
stream can pick this up. So without going to much further, let's
get started on this how to guide."