blu ray player doesn't work with Mint

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hufire
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blu ray player doesn't work with Mint

Post by hufire » Sat Aug 04, 2018 3:07 pm

Hi,
New computer build last summer. Bought a new blu ray DVD player for it. Problem is that neither the standard LInux Mint media player, nor VLC will play blu ray disks. Other stuff plays fine.

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Re: blu ray player doesn't work with Mint

Post by Buzzsaw » Sat Aug 11, 2018 5:07 pm

Are the discs encrypted?

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Re: blu ray player doesn't work with Mint

Post by JeremyB » Sat Aug 11, 2018 5:37 pm

I think you may need makemkv to watch blu ray. Do a google search and you may find the info you need

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Re: blu ray player doesn't work with Mint

Post by Joe2Shoe » Sat Aug 11, 2018 6:54 pm

This got blu-ray playing for me on VLC.
https://www.howtogeek.com/240487/how-to ... -on-linux/
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Re: blu ray player doesn't work with Mint

Post by phd21 » Sat Aug 11, 2018 7:08 pm

Hi hufire,

Welcome to the wonderful world of Linux Mint and its excellent forum!

I just read your post and the good replies to it. Here are my thoughts on this as well.

It would help to know more about your system setup. If you run "inxi -Fxzd" and "lsusb" from the console terminal prompt, highlight the results, copy and paste them back here, that should provide enough information.

In addition to the stuff in the link below, search "Synaptic Package Manager SPM" for "blu-ray" and install any relevant packages, reboot before trying again.

SMplayer is another great multimedia player that can play blu-ray discs.

Dvd's won't play - Linux Mint Forums
viewtopic.php?f=48&t=267440&hilit=regionset

Hope this helps ...
Phd21: Mint KDE 17.3 & 18.3, 64-bit Awesome OS, Ancient Dell OptiPlex 780 Core2Duo E8400 3GHz,4gb Ram,256gb SDD, Video: Intel 4 Graphics, DVD Lightscribe. Why I use KDE?:https://opensource.com/life/15/4/9-reasons-to-use-kde

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