[mythtv-users] Blu-Ray player? Myth capable?

Mark Hutchinson mark at onnow.net
Mon Feb 25 16:53:47 UTC 2008

Ben Coates wrote:
> I'm about to do the same and purchase a Blu-ray drive to play Blu-ray 
> movies on my main myth box.
> What I'd like to know is - how to play Blu-ray discs in linux...
> If anyone has any recommendations for what's supported under linux (or 
> what to avoid), I'd be very grateful.
> On 2/25/08, *Mark Hutchinson* <mark at onnow.net <mailto:mark at onnow.net>> 
> wrote:
>     I have read the wiki and such on Blu-ray, but still have some
>     questions.
>     I purchased an LD Blu-ray/HD-DVD player.  With UDF 2.5 patched
>     into the
>     kernel, it is seen fine.
>     I also have a Winblows box with AnyDVD that can see and play this fine
>     with PowerDVD.
>     My goal is to be able to see the Blu-Ray DVD I have purchased in
>     MythTV.
>     Does anyone know a way to rip to avi or mpeg or anything so as to be
>     able to view in myth?
>     They are in m2ts files now ( about 30 of them in some cases )
>     Thoughts?  Advice? What might work?
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The best way would be to simply have Mplayer or Xine be able to play a 
blu-ray disk.  I dont think this works now though. Mplayer SVN can play 
.EVO files, but I have had no luck trying to convert blu-ray to EVO.  
There must be some simpler way.  If there were an equivilent to PowerDVD 
in the Linux space, maybe.
Any one else have ideas?  Ways to convert etc....  I own these movies, I 
just want to see them in Myth.  I am even willing to convert in Windows 
to get this done first, then transfer.

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