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The VideoLAN project, known for such developments as the popular VLC media player have developed a free library for Blu-ray playback. The main task for libbluray is navigation, menu control and the support of the BD Java (BD-J) used on Blu-ray discs.

Released under the LGPL 2.1 in June, the library is said to be highly portable due to its small number of dependencies and is currently being developed for Linux, Windows and Mac OS X.[...]

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We'll need a separate lib_aacs and lib_bdplus...

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To be on the safe side in terms of legal requirements, libbluray will not include any features for bypassing the AACS and BD+ Blu-ray copy protection mechanisms. This means that users won't be able to play back the majority of commercial discs, as most of them are copy protected.

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We'll need a separate lib_aacs and lib_bdplus...

That's a separate issue and not a real issue when you back up all your media to a NAS server anyway.

Being able to play full menus and extras of a BD (or rather of a unencrypted back-up copy) can be very useful even without a lib_aacs and lib_bdplus.

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That's a separate issue and not a real issue when you back up all your media to a NAS server anyway.

Being able to play full menus and extras of a BD (or rather of a unencrypted back-up copy) can be very useful even without a lib_aacs and lib_bdplus.

Agreed on all points, just sayin'

I have no doubt that someone will do at minimum a lib_aacs, and probably a good working lib_bdplus moving forward.

Again, a non-issue assuming you rip your discs to remove the free-speech-restricting stuff (AACS and BD+) anyways, with DVDfab, etc, and then play the rips and/or burned backups.

Nice to know the VLC guys are adding BD menu and BD-J support in any event.
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