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    Default MPlayer Now Supports Most HD-DVD/Blu-Ray Codecs

    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

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

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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Quote 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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