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    Blue Ray

    Does blue-ray work in Ubuntu? I'm looking at getting a drive and a HD cable and was wondering if this is a waste of time.

    Also, does the HD cable also take the sound to the TV - if not how does this work?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hightower View Post
    Does blue-ray work in Ubuntu? I'm looking at getting a drive and a HD cable and was wondering if this is a waste of time.

    Also, does the HD cable also take the sound to the TV - if not how does this work?
    It does on the PS3 with ubuntu, so a PC shouldnt be a problem.

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    Any ideas what I will need in terms of software. Also, If I use MythTV or LinuxMCE would I be able to use a remote control?

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    check out Doom9.net - The Definitive DVD Backup Resource if your wanting to do stuff like backing up your bluray disks etc

    https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Re...BluRayAndHDDVD

    might be useful too?

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    Just be aware you are breaking the law.

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    Cheers guys, found a lot of info that tells me how to rip it but nothing that tells me how to watch it straight from disk. Software comes with the drive - would it be possible to install this under Wine? If not I'm just going to sit tight. I don't want to break the law, just want to watch good quality movies that are paid for legitimately.

    There's no point in paying legit for them when I will be breaking the law by watching.

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    The whole reason dvd ripping came about in the first place was because there wasnt a legitimate player for linux. Not to say it wouldnt have been circumvented eventually anyway, it just gave them more of an incentive

    I couldnt actually find any info of simply playing your bluray from the bd disk on the quick search I did.

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    Meh, not to worry - can't really afford it this month anyways (or for the next few) so who knows what is around the corner.

    Just ordered my new DVI - HDMI cable in preparation. Hope it doesn't take too much fiddling with. Also just ordered a new infra-red media remote - Hopefully it installs automatically.



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