Originally Posted by lockdown571
It's a shame there just aren't more licensed software options.
That's because it's massively expensive to get an AACS license, and the penalties if your software is determined to have failed to protect AACS protected content are even more massive (IIRC it was like an $8million fine). And it's impossible to get a license to rip BDs because the AACS license agreement forbids such use.
I don't really know how it all works, but what's stopping Jriver from getting a license for blu-ray playback?
Money, lots and lots of money for all the licenses you need.
I might consider dealing with trailers and menus if there were a good reliable player. Obviously studios don't want you playing copies off your hard drive,
That's the entire point of AACS, BD+, and HDCP, and probably about 50-75% of the point of BD, to make it so people can't rip them.
but that hasn't stopped TMT and PowerDVD.
Once it's on the hard drive, there's not a lot that can be done. Well besides Cinavia, and making it part of the licensing agreements to detect that and disable playback of content with Cinavia.
Now to the original question, the simplest solution would be to create a database of discs and which titles/tracks make up the main movie, then the first couple people would have to try it the hard way, but after that you could just pull down the info on which titles to rip automatically. MyMovies has something like that for TV show DVDs.