[mythtv-users] Blu-ray? How?

Nick Rout nick.rout at gmail.com
Mon Nov 22 01:41:05 UTC 2010

On Mon, Nov 22, 2010 at 1:36 PM, Robert McNamara
<robert.mcnamara at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Sun, Nov 21, 2010 at 4:21 PM, Fedor Pikus <fpikus at gmail.com> wrote:
>> I just rip them using makemkv
>> (http://www.makemkv.com/forum2/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=224) and play them
>> without any previews and demos and other crap.
> Playing them with MythTV straight off the disc doesn't play previews,
> demos, or any other crap.  It also gets you title switching,
> multi-angle support, chapter navigation, access to all the extras, all
> the metadata about all the tracks, and all the other niceties of
> having a disc (minus the menus, which hopefully will be partially
> supported in .25).
> Sorry that linux is currently limited as to what decryption is
> supported, but we *do* support Blu-ray playback of any properly
> authored disc or disc structure.  MythTV doesn't provide any
> decryption code whatsoever, that's all provided by libaacs/libbdplus,
> which are limited by the publicly available Processing Keys (up to
> MKBv10 right now, or early-mid 2009 or so discs in real life
> parlance).  I understand that to many people these things are a black
> and white issue (it works for everything, or it doesn't work at all in
> their minds) but this is how open source (especially when it comes to
> media) works.  We have to take the initial steps to get things
> supported, or we'd never get anywhere.  It makes me a little sad and
> disheartened when people express such strong disappointment that we're
> not "all the way there" yet.  I just don't know another way to get
> there, especially when decryption hinges on code we neither ship nor
> control.  Meanwhile all I and others can do is continue to polish the
> code we *do* control, namely a great experience within MythTV itself
> for accessing extras, angles, multiple language audio, subtitle, and
> video tracks, menu support, etc.
> Guess you can please some of the people some of the time, but there
> will always be some people you can't please any of the time.  ;)
> Robert

Robert I don't think anyone was complaining! Good work by the way.

For the record, makemkv does include chapter marks in the mkv,
although I think that browsing them is limited to going forward or
back through them one at a time rather than any menuing system (at
least i have never seen a player that offers a "menu" of mkv

makemkv isn't open source, is free (gratis) in beta and is rumoured to
be going to cost when it gets to release. Also it has some sort of
phone home feature that stops it working if your version is too old.
(In other words when it gets to a $cost 1.0 version, the gratis betas
will likely cease to work).

I can see why people choose to bittorrent hidef files to watch, when
so many barriers are put in the way of them watching a disk that they
legitimately bought.

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