Open-Source Blu-ray Decryption Library For Linux
Written by Michael Larabel in Free Software on 2 January 2014 at 03:56 PM EST. 42 Comments
Some days ago there was an update released to VideoLAN's libbluray Blu-ray library that began supporting BD-J Java and other new functionality. Making news now is another but separate open-source Blu-ray news.

The libbdplus library has been released today that's designed to decrypt the Blu-ray disc DRM. This has been an effort of several years.

Playing back a Blu-ray disc on Linux is still a difficult process (and legally questionable depending upon your location). The steps involved require installing Libbluray, libaacs, and libbdplus. VLC, MPlayer, or XBMC must be installed as the multi-media front-ends. A Blu-ray multimedia database key must also be installed on the system.

The libbdplus code was recently published via its project page while the news we were tipped off today comes from this French blog.

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