[mythtv-users] Can MythTV play blu-rays?

jedi jedi at mishnet.org
Wed Jun 27 16:39:08 UTC 2012

On Wed, Jun 27, 2012 at 11:08:43AM -0400, Matt Emmott wrote:
> On Wed, Jun 27, 2012 at 10:57 AM, Paul Gardiner <lists at glidos.net> wrote:
> > On 27/06/2012 15:43, Jean-Yves Avenard wrote:
> >
> >> On 27 June 2012 23:35, Brian J. Murrell <brian at interlinx.bc.ca> wrote:
> >>
> >>  but it seems like just too much work and resources (just how big a FE do
> >>> you need to be able to run a windows VM that can host anydvd?) to be
> >>> able to do at the moment.
> >>>
> >>
> >> I give very little resource to the VM running AnyDVD..
> >>
> >> But I agree... a BD drive is an easier option and much cheaper.
> >> AnyDVD alone is more than $60
> >>
> >
> > Separate player is probably the way I'll go, but it's tantalising that
> > all we need is internal player to handle what MakeMKV can stream and
> > there's a very simple solution.
> >
> >
> "Why climb that mountain?" "Because it's there!"

    If you are going to keep a disc, even the a burdensome ripping process
that includes AnyDVD or MakeMKV can work out to be less bother in the end.
Otherwise, real BD player might be better. However, there are plenty of
horror stories regarding those. So it's hard to say what the bet option is

> I have a separate Blu-Ray player on the tv, and I rip all my purchased DVDs
> to mp4 using Handbrake and MakeMKV (I switched from mkv to mp4 because my
> new iPad + the explayerHD app will hardware-accelerate the videos streaming
> from my NAS). But the idea of a built-in solution to Myth that could be
> transparent to the end user is A) really cool and B) would help with the
> FAF (Friend appreciation factor). This is one of those times I wish I could
> write code because it seems like a possible solution is within reach.

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