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is there an easy way to play blueray on ubuntu?

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  1. Fitseries3

    Fitseries3 Eleet Hardware Junkie

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    i've found many articles that say linux doesnt have DRM/HDCP somethin or other and cannot play BR's or HDdvd with a simple program like in windows.

    you first have to rip the move and re encode it to another playable format.

    does anyone know a simpler way to do this? is there some program i havent found yet?

    thanks in advance
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    yeah tried that... all my BR's are BR+ and i cant get any of them to decode.
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    You could give wine a shot, any blue ray software work under wine?
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    Won't work.
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    is it possible to run a windows virtual machine that has access to the drive, that removes the protection flags (dont remember the app name), and then share that drive via windows file and printer sharing to the host os ?
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    It's worth checking out, but I don't think you would get watchable video decoding that way. It certainly doesn't work under Wine.
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    good idea... i'll get VMware installed pronto:D
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    the vm will only decrypt, not the decode the video stream
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    What about a Windows VM running with AnyDVD HD?
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    thats the program i meant .. anydvd hd
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