[mythtv-users] Bluray player to play mythtv recordings and videos

Brian Wood beww at beww.org
Sat Dec 4 23:54:56 UTC 2010

On Saturday, December 04, 2010 04:41:55 pm Josh White wrote:
> On Sat, Dec 4, 2010 at 6:39 PM, Brian Wood <beww at beww.org> wrote:
> > On Saturday, December 04, 2010 11:03:51 am belcampo wrote:
> > > Has anybody any experience with using such a player as
> > > frontend-player ?
> > 
> > I'm not aware of any way to play a BR disk directly under Linux.
> > You can use Makemkv to stream it to something like VLC, or rip the
> > disk to a file and play that. If it can be played directly I'm not
> > aware of how.

> I think OP's talking about going the other way; using a blu-ray
> player as a frontend. I'm not aware of it being done, but I
> certainly would be cool.

I guess I thought "frontend player" meant a player *for* the frontend.

But I think you're right, and hacking a BR player to run a Myth frontend 
would be pretty cool.

I think it's more likely that we could hack something like a Popcorn 
Hour or other NMT to run a F/E, and also use a BR drive.

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