[mythtv-users] playing bluray

Robert McNamara robert.mcnamara at gmail.com
Wed Dec 29 04:18:10 UTC 2010

On Tue, Dec 28, 2010 at 8:12 PM, John Welch <jrw3319 at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Tue, Dec 28, 2010 at 10:53 PM, Jean-Yves Avenard <jyavenard at gmail.com> wrote:
>> On Wednesday, 29 December 2010, John Welch <jrw3319 at gmail.com> wrote:
>>> Figured I would post here since I'm having essentially the same
>>> problem as the OP.  Just got a new Plextor USB BD-drive, but so far my
>>> attempts to use it with Linux/MythTV have failed.  When I run
>>> 'mythavtest' with more verbose decryption logging I get a bunch of
>>> stuff, which I'll be happy to post if requested.  However, I'm
>>> guessing the key to my problem might be these two lines:
>>> libaacs/aacs.c:618: Failed to initialize AACS! (0x238b130)
>>> libaacs/aacs.c:630: AACS destroyed! (0x238b130)
>>> I'm sure I've probably done something wrong with my setup work, but I
>>> have no idea what.  Libaacs *seemed* to compile and install correctly,
>>> and I installed the 64-bit binary of aacskeys into /usr/local/bin.
>>> I've Googled both "error" messages that I've posted and got exactly zero hits.
>> Libaacskeys is NOT libaacs
>> You must install libaacs if you want your bd playback to work.
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> Hmm, I *think* I at least have the right software installed.  I
> downloaded libaacs from the VLC git repo, and ran through the
> necessary steps (bootstrap, configure, make, make install (as root)).
> I also downloaded aacskeys following the link in the wiki.  I copied
> the pre-compiled 64-bit Linux binary that was included in this archive
> into /usr/local/bin.  Not sure if I had to do this or not, but the
> instructions I read somewhere seemed to indicate that it was
> necessary.  Where did I mention "libaacskeys" that you are referring
> to in your response?

For the record, no, aacskeys, and libaacskeys are not required.  Only
some information contained within its archive is required to properly
configure the KEYDB.cfg file.  The point JYA was making is that you
don't need to install any part of aacskeys to make this work.  You
want libaacs, which according to your logs, you have.  Your issue is
that your KEYDB.cfg is unconfigured.  Fix that and things will work,
presuming you are attempting to play a disc for which you have a
supported Processing Key. (meaning a disc with MKB v10 or less, which
roughly equates to "released in early 2009 or earlier, and without


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