In theory, a MUCH simpler solution to BluRay playback on Linux should be DVDFab (free-beer to rip to hard disk):http://www.dvdfab.com/dvd-fab-new.htm
December 31, 2009
DVDFab 18.104.22.168 Updated!
* New: Command line are fully supported, please read Commandline.txt in installation folder.http://www.dvdfab.com/docs/index.php...ramCommandLine
(I recall a reference some time ago that said the commandline version was essentially open source, but can't find it at the moment. This means disc ripping could be free-speech as well)
DVDFab "Blu-ray to Blu-ray":
* New: Added support for BD+ protection.
* New: Improved BD-Live removal.
* Fix: PiP(Picture in Picture) Blu-ray disc can be read correctly now.
* Fix: Multi-angle Blu-ray disc can be read correctly now.
* Fix: Backup disc cannot be played in certain cases.
* Fix: An output oversized problem when copying "Main Movie" to BD-25 with "Remove HD Audio" checked in certain cases.
* Fix: Estimated source size is not updated when switching "Remove HD Audio" option.
* Fix: A crash problem when opening Blu-ray disc in certain cases.
* Fix: A crash problem when copying Blu-ray disc in "Main Movie" mode in certain cases.
* Fix: A crash problem at start of "Clone" Blu-ray disc in certain cases.
DVDFab works perfectly for DVD disk ripping in Linux under Wine- just install Wine from Synaptic or from PPA at winehq.org and double click dvdfab.exe the same as on Windows.
Don't know how well DVDFab works for BluRay on Linux, though, but the BD+ issues appears to be addressed.
In theory, you would just insert a BD disk into a BD-ROM drive, launch DVDFab, the disc will be scanned/analyzed at startup (automatic), then begin copying BD to hard disk. In theory, you should be able to start playing the ripped BD video file(s) a few minutes later in VLC or SMplayer, so nearly realtime BluRay disc playback- not directly from disc of course.
22.214.171.124 (Sep 25, 2007)
"New: "DVD to Mobile" feature uses a lot of of open source libraries, like FFmpeg, x264, xvid, liba52, faac, lame, etc. DVDFab is compatible with open source GPL/LGPL license, and thanks for the help of open source community. "