Playing Bluray movies

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Pascal Illustrator
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Playing Bluray movies

Post by Pascal Illustrator » Fri Nov 16, 2018 11:18 am

Hello,
I have a bluray movie and wanted to watch it with VLC media player, but it didn't worked.
It said to look in the logbook, but I don't have an idea where I have to find that.
Then I booted up with Windows 10 and could watch the movie with another blu ray player.
But how can I solve it in Linux? If VLC doesn't work, are there other good Bluray players for Linux?

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Re: Playing Bluray movies

Post by phd21 » Fri Nov 16, 2018 11:29 am

Hi "Pascal Illustrator",

See these posts:

cd burner for mint 19
viewtopic.php?f=90&t=279918&hilit=regionset

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

How to Play DVDs and Blu-rays on Linux
https://www.howtogeek.com/240487/how-to ... -on-linux/

Hope this helps ...
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Re: Playing Bluray movies

Post by Pascal Illustrator » Fri Nov 16, 2018 12:25 pm

I think my bluray disc is to new for the VLC method.
Then I think I will use Windows for it.

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Re: Playing Bluray movies

Post by phd21 » Fri Nov 16, 2018 12:36 pm

Hi "Pascal Illustrator",

If you install the packages from the first link for "K3b" and any "blu-ray" packages from the "Synaptic Package Manager (SPM)", you should be able to play your Blu-Ray discs, restart the computer after installing these. The only other potential problem is the player's "region" settings, see link 2. If you still have a problem, the 3rd link has an option for using the excellent "MakeMKV" software to play or "rip" Blu-Ray discs. Remember that these procedures only need to be done once, then this should work fine from then on.

SMplayer is another multi-media player that is supposed to play Blu_ray and or DVD discs. "Totem" is good for DVD's too, shows up as "videos" in menus.

I do not have a computer Blu-Ray player burner although I would love one, or I would verify this for you.

Hope this helps ...
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Re: Playing Bluray movies

Post by Pascal Illustrator » Fri Nov 16, 2018 3:22 pm

I tried this to get VLC work:
https://vlc-bluray.whoknowsmy.name/

But it didn't work. It has something to do with AACS

I also tried Smplayer, but it seems it doesn't see my bluray player/writter.

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Re: Playing Bluray movies

Post by phd21 » Fri Nov 16, 2018 3:59 pm

Hi "Pascal Illustrator",

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.

Is this an internal or USB external Blu-Ray player?

Did you install "K3b" per the link's instructions that I mentioned before, there is a special quote box for people with Blu-Ray player burners with additional instructions.

Installing the "libdvd-pkg" from the "Synaptic Package Manager (SPM)" should provide the current decryption packages for Blu-Ray and DVD discs. I think it may be installed when you install the "ubuntu-restricted-extras" from the Synaptic Package, but make sure. While in the "Synaptic Package Manager (SPM)" search for "blu ray" and install those packages too.

It is also a good idea to install "ffmpeg", "x264", "x265" from the "Synaptic Package Manager (SPM)".

Hope this helps ...
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Re: Playing Bluray movies

Post by Lord Boltar » Fri Nov 16, 2018 5:01 pm

Make sure you have the following installed - you can check them through the Synaptic Package Manager and install as necessary

libdvdread4

libdvd-pkg - this may also install libdvdcss

libdvdcss

libaacs0

libbluray-bdj

libbluray2

libbluray-bin

once installed reboot try again

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Re: Playing Bluray movies

Post by ugly » Fri Nov 16, 2018 7:23 pm

Pascal Illustrator wrote:
Fri Nov 16, 2018 3:22 pm
I tried this to get VLC work:
https://vlc-bluray.whoknowsmy.name/

But it didn't work. It has something to do with AACS

I also tried Smplayer, but it seems it doesn't see my bluray player/writter.
This works with some Blurays but not all. I've only tried a few of mine, but it seems to be less than half success rate.

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Re: Playing Bluray movies

Post by phd21 » Fri Nov 16, 2018 7:45 pm

HI ugly, "Pascal Illustrator", & Everyone Else,

If you follow my instructions, I think you can play most Blu-Ray discs

If the other instructions do not play everything then this link has instructions for installing the superb MakeMKV application with additional instructions on how to play most Blu-Ray and DVD discs using components from this application.

vlc - Can linux play blu-rays? - Ask Ubuntu
https://askubuntu.com/questions/565516/ ... y-blu-rays


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Re: Playing Bluray movies

Post by Pascal Illustrator » Sat Nov 17, 2018 3:09 pm

Thank you everyone.
I am sorry, but I don't like to share detailed computer information on the internet.
It's an internal ASUS drive.
I have installed K3b and libdvd-pkg and the blu ray packages.
ffmpeg x264 and x265 were installed already.
I think AACS is a problem. VLC says it's 'withdrawn' (I translated it literally from Dutch to English, maybe the software uses a different word for the English version).
But I have seen the complete movie now on Windows, so it has become less important since all my other movies are on dvd.

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Re: Playing Bluray movies

Post by phd21 » Sat Nov 17, 2018 3:18 pm

Hi "Pascal Illustrator",

There is nothing in the results of those commands that would be "bad" for you or reduce your security. You could omit your hostname if you wanted, but there are details about the DVD/CD/Blu-Ray drive(s) and your video setup that would help a lot.
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Re: Playing Bluray movies

Post by Pascal Illustrator » Sun Nov 18, 2018 9:39 am

I prefer to close this topic.

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Re: Playing Bluray movies

Post by Hoser Rob » Sun Nov 18, 2018 10:15 am

Pascal Illustrator wrote:
Sat Nov 17, 2018 3:09 pm
Thank you everyone.
I am sorry, but I don't like to share detailed computer information on the internet.....
Then you are never going to get any sort of decent Linux support anywhere and indeed may as well go back to Windows.

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