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DVD/BluRay combi drive not mounted / setup properly

I have Laptop with a BluRay/DVD combi drive which means this drive has a BluRay and a DVD laser. I followed the ArchWiki > BluRay > PlayBack guide to mount a BluRay disk (actual BluRay movie): $ ...
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How to play blu rays on ubuntu 20.04

this question has been asked many different times and ways for many different ubuntu versions, but because technology is constantly evolving, i feel it is important to ask this question as it pertains ...
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DVDs not mounting in Ubuntu 20.04 - works fine in Windows

I have an Hitachi LG-WH16NS6 SATA DVD and Bluray drive mounted in an OWC Mercury Pro external USB 3 caddy. When I connect the device to my machine and try to insert a DVD under Ubuntu (20.04 LTS), the ...
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How do I play blu-ray discs in Ubuntu 20.04.2 LTS?

From search I can see that this question has arisen a few times in the past. But the answers are all old and/or out-of-date. The "official" documentation seems to have been written back in ...
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Missing AACS configuration file" error when playing blueray movies

I'm on ubuntu 20.10, and I keep getting this error code whenever I try to play a bluray movie in VLC media player Missing AACS configuration file I don't know what to do, and I was wondering if ...
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New reccomended version of VLC and Make MKV Blu Ray work around?

So one of the reccommended solutions to get Ubuntu to play Blu Ray is to setup VLC to work with MakeMKV translating and streaming output in the background as described here. https://www.howtogeek....
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How to decode play Blu Ray .mkv video format file? [duplicate]

System OS version & player media:Ubuntu 20.04 TLS amd64 of VLC&Kodi ;Windows 10x64 of PotPlayer e.g:Rick and Morty S01 1080p BluRay DD5.1 x264-NTb How to play blu ray .mkv files on ubuntu 20....
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How to play blu ray .mkv files on ubuntu 20.04 LTS?

How to play blu ray .mkv files on Linux? e.g:1080p.BluRay.DD5.1.x264-NTb.mkv
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Using MakeMKV to view blu-ray in VLC

I have been trying to use MakeMKV to watch blu-rays in VLC. From what I've read, this should be possible using the libmmbd.so.0 library included with MakeMKV (https://www.makemkv.com/forum/viewtopic....
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Blu-Ray drive seems to be recognized as harddrive (/dev/sdb) (drive conntected at SATA -> USB adapter)

I have connected my Blu-Ray disk drive via a SATA -> USB adapter to my notebook. But is not found as optical disk drive by the system. When I type in lsusb it shows: Bus 004 Device 005: ID 152d:...
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Java Runtime Kubuntu 18.04 LTS to get Blu-Ray Menu in VLC

as you might have guessed from the topic, I am searching for a way to get Blu-Ray Menus working in VLC. I am running on Kubuntu 18.04 LTS 64bit. In order to play Blu-Ray discs I installed MakeMKV and ...
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External blu-ray drive not working ubuntu 19.04 [closed]

I have a generic external Blu-ray drive enclosure I purchased off eBay that I use as my only optical drive. It works just fine on windows, but I can't seem to be able to get it working on Ubuntu 19.04....
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Why is there no proper Blu-Ray support? [closed]

I'm a recent adopter of Linux and so far I am absolutely loving it. I've been using my HTPC as a guinea pig and I am pleasantly surprised at just how easy it has been to get full functionality out of ...
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k3b and brasero rejects attempts to burn Blu-Ray disks on kubuntu 17.04

Running kubuntu 17.04 on machine that includes an LG WH16NS40 with firmware version 1.02 (apparently latest version). I'm attempting to burn a 12.0 GB ISO image onto either 25 GB or 50 GB BD-R disks ...
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Ubuntu Server 17.04 - udev rule(s) for Blu-Ray Drive

I'm trying to create a udev rule that will allow non-root users to mount a disk inserted into the Blu-Ray drive on an arbitrary mount point. Since the drive is permanent, but the disks aren't, I'm ...
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Playing Blu-Rays

I'm beginning to wonder if it's even possible to play commercial Blu-Ray discs under Ubuntu. I have ~/.config/aacs/KEYDB.cfg, half a dozen BD-related packages and looked at many guides, some of which ...
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Blu-Ray disc not being recognized in the filesystem when they are inserted into the drive.

This happens with some blu-ray discs and not all discs. When I insert them into my drive they just do not show up in the file system to be used by programs.(VLC/MakeMkV etc) I take out the bluray and ...
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Is there a burning program that supports disk spanning?

Is there a burning program that supports disk spanning? This means that if you add data bigger than the actual disk (CD, DVD, Blue Ray) to the project, it will be spread across multiple disks.
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Where is the VLC logfile for errors?

I tried to open a blu ray with VLC, but I got this error message: VLC is unable to open the MRL 'bluray:///dev/sr0'. Check the log for details. For further information I have to read a log from ...
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Create & burn an ISO Image from a source Blu-Ray under Linux

My aim is to create an accurate, bit-for-bit identical copy of a Blu-Ray disc while leaving all the original content, DRM etc. untouched. How would I manage to do so using dd command to rip to .iso ...
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Does Ubuntu 16.04 LTS have Blue Ray Support?

I read some time ago that Ubuntu doesn't support the burning of Blue Ray disks. Does 16.10 now support it? I've tried using kb3 but it displays a blank window; I've also tried some command line ...
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Burning Blueray disk with growisofs stopped at 'WRITE@LBA=b02ea0h Error'

I successfully burned several Blueray Disk with this command: growisofs -allow-limited-size -Z /dev/sr0 -r -speed=4 -J -V "Backup 01" /home/default/Documents/Backup/ But when I tried to burn an BD50 ...
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Is there an easy way to watch Blu-ray in Ubuntu 16.04?

I have tried to get it to work in the past with no success. makemkv
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Only some Discs [Kubuntu]

My blu-ray discs appear empty in the file manager, and they don't have the proper title? Some regular CD and Dvds have the same issue. Why won't the contents display? Thanks, I appreciate your time. ...
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Cannot open The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy bluray

I am having trouble opening The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy bluray on Xubuntu 14.04. I am able to open other encrypted bluray discs just fine and rip them with MakeMKV. This specific disc is the ...
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System failed Blu-ray burn, would not recognize any disc until reboot

I was burning a data Blu-ray disc last night using k3b and cdrecord on Kubuntu 14.04. The disc burned fine, but the second disc stalled. The drive spun up, but k3b never showed more than 0%. ...
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14.04 w/ Samsung SE-506CB external BRD cannot read or burn blu ray disks.

The drive mounts, but I cannot, "see" anything on it. I open MakeMKV and back up greyed out. I cannot run the setup disk either. I am trying to backup to Bluray. CD/DVD will not do. Output of sudo ...
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What do I need in order to make Ubuntu 14.04 LTS see my newly-purchased Blu Ray writer?

I just bought a Blu Ray writer (Pioneer BDR-TD05AS 6x Blu-Ray BD-RE Writer Burner). The writer itself is internal, but I bought a special box (3Q ODD) that you put it in and then connect the whole ...
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Blu-ray VlC problem

I got a problem with blu-ray player in VLC Blu-ray error: Blu-ray Disc is corrupted. Your input can't be opened: VLC is unable to open the MRL 'bluray:///dev/sr0'. Check the log for details. It's ...
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Ubuntu 15.10 not detecting external blu-ray drive

Running Ubuntu 15.10 and its not detecting my Samsung SE-506BB external blu-ray drive. Do i have to mount it in any way?
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Cannot play Blu-Ray discs with VLC, Getting the error 'BD+ decoding library does not work'

When I put the disc in the tray and try to play with VLC I get this error, "Blu-ray error: Your system BD+ decoding library does not work. Missing configuration? Your input can't be opened: VLC is ...
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Playing BluRay discs

Things i Have tried. Playing Blu-Ray and HD DVD Video MakeMKV and DumpHD do not work. Playing Blu-ray using VLC Can linux play blu-rays VLC error. Your input can't be opened: VLC is unable to ...
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Ubuntu 12.04LTS and blu-ray

I have a blu-ray disc (original),ubuntu 12.04LTS and VLC 2.0.10. I have followed this guide on web but VLC still not working: sudo apt-get install libbluray-bdj libaacs0 mkdir ~/.config/aacs/ cd ~...
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Can linux play blu-rays?

So I recently bought a blu-ray drive since I started accumulating a bunch of movies and shows on the format, and I was wondering if linux/ubuntu can actually play them? If not it's fine I can just ...
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MakeMKV libbdplus - How to play 2013 / 2014 BD+ Discs?

I have a Bluray of Star Trek Into Darkness (2013). Is there any way to play this legally bought bluray on my ubuntu computer? I found something here: http://www.makemkv.com/forum2/viewtopic.php?f=3&...
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using `growisofs` to burn a blu-ray from an .ISO

In using growisofs to burn a blank Blu-Ray disk from an .ISO file I encounter the following error. /dev/dvdrw: media is not recognized as recordable DVD How do I resolve this problem? The command ...
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Burn PLayable Blu-Ray

I want to convert and burn multiple videos to a blu-ray disc that contains a menu and is playable on any standalone BD player. What should I use? I currently have Ubuntu 14.04 installed.
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Is there windows Bluray player software that runs on wine in Ubuntu 13.10

I'm looking for bluray player software that I can run through wine in Ubuntu 13.10. I don't mind paid software. The reason I'm looking for WINE and not native is that, as far as I can tell, there are ...
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Blu-rays don't work on vlc

I have a Panasonic UJ-120 BD-ROM Drive and I also have KEYDB.cfg in ~/.config/aacs. However when I try to play the bluray in vlc it says Bluray Error: AACS: MMC Failed. What do I do?
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Folder Inclusion/Streaming

When I used Windows - I used Nero Media Home Essentials 4 to stream my videos to my LG Bluray player. All I did was click "Add Share" and select my "Movies" folder - then it showed up on my Bluray ...
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Bluray drive not responding when inserting a disk

Problem: I am trying to play a bluray disk on my Sony Vaio Laptop running Ubuntu 12.04.2. I have tried many tutorials on how to do this and actually I was able to play 1 scene once. But after reboot ...
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Does Zbox AD03 work fine with Ubuntu and XBMC?

I have a Zotac ZBOX AD03 (bluray) currently installed with Windows. I would like to pass to Linux and I would like to try Ubuntu. Does anybody of you has hints / tips / warning to provide? Is the ...
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Is there a abcde equivalent for DVD/Blu-Ray Discs?

When I converted my CD collection to mp3 several years ago, I used abcde. The workflow basically went like this: Insert CD Run abcde abcde ejects the disc Repeat I'm looking for a similar workflow ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 fails to recognise my blu-ray drive

This blu-ray drive was working fine in Windows (before Windows became corrupted and I used the opportunity to move to Linux). I have checked SATA connections and the drive is picked up by the BIOS ...
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Blu-ray player?

I'd like to play bluray discs in my laptop. I found the official documentation, and there it's explained that one should use mplayer and ffmpeg. Looking at the repositories, there exist two different ...
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Playing Blu-ray using VLC

I've been searching for a way to play Blu-ray using VLC on Ubuntu 12.04 64bit and all of them tell me that I've to somehow rip the disk into .mkv format then play it. But today, I found a page with ...
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How to play Bluray? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I watch Blu-ray discs? How can i play Bluray discs on Ubuntu 12.04 64bit? When i put the disc in my laptop it doesn't even get mounted. jeggy@localhost:~$ sudo ...
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How to burn a BLU-RAY disc in a DVD-R? [closed]

I have a BLU-RAY disc of my project. I need rip this to my HD and burn this content in a DVD-R. Its possible?
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Can I install ubuntu from a blu-ray disc?

I only have blank blu-ray discs around , if i burn the iso to one of them would i be able to boot from it and install ubuntu? I would rather not burn the disc without being sure, they cost quite a ...
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Is blu-ray writing support reliable yet?

Blu-ray writers have reduced in price a lot recently, but there are few success stories on the web about writing blu-ray disks using Ubuntu (and the same goes for GNU/Linux in general). Are any of ...
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