Originally Posted by Karyk
I don't consider it to be a solution if you can't play straight from disc. There's only so much hassle I want to go through to watch a movie.
I agree, the MakeMKV approach copying the movie to a hard drive, is not a good solution for someone who wants to simply pop a blu-ray disk in the PC and watch. But for me it is actually a great solution, particularly as suggested by another commenter, because I can now easily distribute the movie to the other PCs and devices in my household, once the movie is on the hard drive. (Only one of my PCs has a blu-ray drive). Also I can put the blu-ray disks away for safe keeping so my kids don't mess them up. Isn't it odd, the DRM breaking application MakeMKV will actually cause me to purchase MORE blu-ray movies, now that I can be assured of playing them, and of having the convenience to easily watch the movies on any of my household devices. The movie industry is messed up in terms of their DRM model in my opinion.
In terms of playing blu-ray disks directly using a PC, while some folks are suggesting it is easy, I wonder why there are many threads and posts from persons having difficulties? Just to play the blu-ray disk I bought for my wife for Christmas, I had to spend time researching on the web, reading about the various approaches people are trying and the hurdles/downsides/expenses involved. Certainly playing a blu-ray on a PC is not easy as my experience playing a DVD. And forget about users such as my parents getting it sorted out on their own, lol. Seems easier to use a stand-alone blu-ray player, unless the user is good with tech and has the time/cash to get PC playback sorted out and maintained.