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#1 pcpunk

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Posted 01 May 2017 - 10:16 AM

I wanted to know if Blu-Ray will work on Linux as well as it did on Windows Vista.  I have this older Vista Laptop with Mate 17.3 on it, here is the Link.  It clearly says Blu-Ray but I have no clue if it will work the same with Linux as it does on Windows?
http://www.dell.com/us/dfh/p/inspiron-1720/pd#!stoneId=ratingsAndReviewsTab
 
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Posted 01 May 2017 - 10:31 AM

Blu ray unfortunately doesnt work in linux at least not directly

There are workarounds such as ripping trhe blu ray but not much else.

This is mainly due to Blu ray needing the internet to work and its DRM protocols.

I would just rip your movies and move on to digital.

 

here is the arch wiki on the matter:

https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Blu-ray


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Posted 01 May 2017 - 10:33 AM

Yup Madman beat me to it. 

 

Blaying Blu-Rays is a bit of a hit and miss. There isn't any official licensed Blu-Ray player for Linux so it can't decode some of them. Take a look at this article.


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Posted 01 May 2017 - 10:34 AM

Yeah this is why I never invested in the format and waited for something better to come along.

It has in the form of amazon video and google play.


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Posted 01 May 2017 - 10:41 AM

Yup I rarely have anything but digital format nowadays (games and movies).

 

My last laptop (A Lenovo IdeaPad) had Blu-Ray player in it. Which was super cool at first... then it kind of stopped working in Windows, and never worked in LInux. Now my new laptop (well both my gaming and my Dell XPS 13) don't even have a cd/dvd drive. I used the extra space in my gaming laptop for more SSD drives!  :thumbsup:


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Posted 01 May 2017 - 10:53 AM

Woops, had a little issue posting.

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Posted 01 May 2017 - 10:54 AM

That's very interesting guys!  Thanks for the input, I could have googled it up but would not get the expertise I enjoy here as usual.  I will install that stuff and see if it will play, it's not for me so won't be done immediately.  I'll post back my findings but is all quite interesting.

 

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Posted 01 May 2017 - 10:55 AM

well somebody had a glitch :D


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