Play Blu-Rays in Linux and OS X with Blu-Play
Watch on YouTube: youtu.be/oEGgbHoh3vA
How to Play Blu-Ray
First off, Macs don't come with Blu-Ray players.
If you don't have one already, I highly recommend purchasing the MATSHITA BD-CMB UJ160.
It's a very slim external Blu-Ray Player (with DVD-RW, of course) and it can be powered by USB alone or with an adapter. (I've never used the adapter though)
on Mac OS X
on Ubuntu Linux
If you use the Blu-Play installer it will install VLC and MakeMKV automatically.
Additionally (and optionally), you can also install the latest version of VLC and a copy of some popular Blu-Ray decryption keys using this command. (running commands is explained in the next section)
wget -E -q -O - https://raw.github.com/gist/4712635/blurayInstall.sh | sudo bash
If you use this method, you may be able to play Blu-Rays simply by opening VLC as described in How to play DVDs on Ubuntu
How to install Blu-Play
- Open Spotlight (or Dash)
* On OSX: Click the Magnifying Glass (aka spotlight) in the upper-right corner * On OSX: Or hit ⌘ + Space * On Ubuntu: Click the upper left-most button on *Launcher*
Type in "Terminal" and hit enter (and wait a moment for it to open)
Copy and paste this command (in doing so you are legally bound to MakeMKV's License Agreement):
curl -L -s https://raw.github.com/gist/4167539/install.bash | sudo bash
Type in your password (you won't see any * or anything)
Hit enter (and wait a few seconds)
Play a Blu-Ray with Blu-Play
Stick a Blu-Ray in your Blu-Ray Drive
Open Terminal (or iTerm2, whatever)
Execute the Blu-Player:
Wait a minute or two (it takes a while to break the encryption and find the start chapter).
I could add a Unity Launcher icon for Linux: http://superuser.com/questions/347443/unity-how-to-add-a-shell-script-to-the-dock
By AJ ONeal
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