Re: QUESTION ABOUT PLAYING BLU-RAY DISC ON WIN 10
Date: June 24, 2018 15:52
The short answer is MakeMKV and a license key or a free beta license key.
And then you should be able to get them (the commercial Blu-ray Discs) to work with media player softwares such as VLC , Media Player Classic , and MPV Media Player etc. .
This is a tutorial for RedCore Linux .... not Windows BUT,you should be able to apply some of the information (such as where to get a license key for commercial Blu-ray playback) to Windows if that is what you're going to stick with.
Here's the tutorial :
The purpose of this article is to explain how to play Blu-rays under Argent Linux. Since (nearly all) Blu-rays are encrypted and copy-protected, some steps are necessary to allow playing the content with a media player like Package:Mpv or media-video/vlc (package not on wiki - please add).
** Warning :
Playing Blu-ray involves circumventing the copy protection and encryption of the discs. In some areas of the world, this may be illegal. **
To be able to play Blu-ray disks using mpv (or any other player), it is necessary to circumvent the encryption scheme of the disk. At the moment, there are two possible ways to do this:
At the moment, there are two possible ways to decrypt and play a Blu-ray:
libaacs & libbdplus GPL'd software, does not work with recent disks.
makemkv Proprietary software, works with all disks.
If you don't want to use proprietary software, using media-libs/libaacs (package not on wiki - please add) and media-libs/libbdplus (package not on wiki - please add) will be the solution of your choice. If you however have very recent Blu-ray disks or don't mind installing a proprietary application, consider using media-video/makemkv (package not on wiki - please add). This article will explain both ways.
Playing Blu-ray disks using makemkv
This section explains how to play Blu-rays using the proprietary software media-video/makemkv (package not on wiki - please add). makemkv has been originally designed to copy Blu-rays to mkv files, but using the shipped libraries it is also possible to play disks on-the-fly.
First, emerge Package:Mpv or media-video/vlc (package not on wiki - please add) with the bluray useflag. Then, install makemkv:
# emerge media-video/makemkv
***** Using MakeMKV requires a license key which you may get either by purchasing the software or by using a free beta key, which is available at the MakeMKV Forums. *********
Copy the key and insert it into your settings.conf:
app_Key = "Your Key here"
To make sure that your player uses the libraries shipped with makemkv, the following environment variables need to be set:
- Environment variables
So, assuming that your Blu-ray is mounted at /media/bluray, you can play it like this:
# LIBAACS_PATH=libmmbd LIBBDPLUS_PATH=libmmbd mpv bluray:////media/bluray
If you want to use vlc, run it like this:
# LIBAACS_PATH=libmmbd LIBBDPLUS_PATH=libmmbd vlc
Then use the play disc menu entry.
Playing Blu-ray disks using only free software
This section explains how to play Blu-rays using media-libs/libaacs (package not on wiki - please add) and media-libs/libbdplus (package not on wiki - please add).
First, emerge Package:Mpv or media-video/vlc (package not on wiki - please add) with the bluray useflag.
Then, make sure that both libraries are installed:
# emerge media-libs/libaacs media-libs/libbdplus
As the next step, you will need to store a file called KEYDB.cfg into the following folder: ~/.config/aacs This file contains keys which have been extracted from hardware players. Such a key is needed to decrypt Blu-rays. At the time of this writing, in can be downloaded at . Note that recently no new keys have been extracted, therefore very new Blu-rays cannot be played using this method.
After this step, you should be able to play the Blu-ray if and only if it can be decrypted. For VLC, chose the play disc option from the menu. For mpv, assuming that your blu-ray drive is located at /dev/sr0:
# mount /dev/sr0 /media/bluray
# mpv bluray:////media/bluray