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    Phoronix: MPlayer Now Supports Most HD-DVD/Blu-Ray Codecs

    This news is coming a few days late (MPlayer's web-site lacks any RSS or syndication support), but the latest MPlayer code in their SVN trunk now supports most HD-DVD and Blu-ray codecs. Earlier this year we talked about possible Blu-ray support for FFmpeg and developers becoming more interested after we interviewed the FFmpeg developers and there ended up being an outpouring of support by our readers offering up Blu-ray drives and other forms of help. The latest MPlayer code in their Subversion repository now supports most Blu-ray and HD-DVD codecs...

    http://www.phoronix.com/vr.php?view=NzcwMQ

  • #2
    There is also support for ripping legal copies of Blu-ray content on Linux using this guide.
    While making a copy for fairuse may be legal, circumventing the copy protection is not (at least in the USA with it's DMCA).

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    • #3
      Well i tested the patch, what it does is basically playing the biggest m2ts from the BDMV/STREAM dir. It does not help when the movie is splitted in serveral parts and you don't know the right order. I am not sure about that precompiled libbluray however, my guess it is taken from

      http://my-trac.assembla.com/libbluray/

      but it is not written in the readme.

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      • #4
        I take it this means it'll play unencrypted blu-rays?

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        • #5
          Maybe look at the Readme:

          "Only AACS encrypted blurays until mkb 10, no BD+ support (yet)."

          Without BD+ it is basically similar to HDDVD. It is definitely impossible to play newer titles with it directly. Maybe you find older ones.

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          • #6
            Finally it's becoming possible to play your legal Blu-ray movies on Linux.
            So if you stole the disc from the store it would work in Linux, but if you paid for it, it wouldn't work? I know Linux is about freedom and everything, but thats extreme.

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            • #7
              I assume this is referring to audio codecs?

              (eac3, DTS-HD/MA, Dolby TrueHD)

              mplayer has played h.264 and vc-1 video for a long time.

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              • #8
                Mplayer has got problems to detect TrueHD right, therefore i created this patch. It was sent to the mailing list by somebody else but was rejected. Without it detects TrueHD when it is DTS/AC3 and does not detect TrueHD when it is.

                Code:
                Index: libmpdemux/demux_ts.c
                ===================================================================
                --- libmpdemux/demux_ts.c	(revision 29771)
                +++ libmpdemux/demux_ts.c	(working copy)
                @@ -1417,8 +1417,8 @@
                 		int ssid = parse_pes_extension_fields(p, pkt_len);
                 		if((audio_substream_id!=-1) && (ssid != audio_substream_id))
                 			return 0;
                -		if(ssid == 0x72)
                -			es->type  = type_from_pmt = AUDIO_TRUEHD;
                +		//if(ssid == 0x72)
                +		//	es->type  = type_from_pmt = AUDIO_TRUEHD;
                 	}
                 
                 	p += header_len + 9;
                @@ -2525,6 +2525,9 @@
                 			case 0x86:
                 				pmt->es[idx].type = AUDIO_DTS;
                 				break;
                +			case 0x83:
                +				pmt->es[idx].type = AUDIO_TRUEHD;
                +				break;
                 			case 0xEA:
                 				pmt->es[idx].type = VIDEO_VC1;
                 				break;

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                • #9
                  Cool hopefully we will be able to watch Blue ray in Linux soon.
                  I miss using my Blue Ray player since switching from Vista to Ubuntu a year ago.

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by cliff View Post
                    Cool hopefully we will be able to watch Blue ray in Linux soon.
                    I miss using my Blue Ray player since switching from Vista to Ubuntu a year ago.
                    Maybe then just buy a set top bluray player for the time being if you don't want to install Vista/W7 just to play bluray discs

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