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# 80180 28-Mar-2011 10:50
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Hi
trying to avoid another piece of hardware in my tv cabinet, i am thinking to install bluray drive into my htpc. Tv connects to htpc via hdmi and to projector via component video. as far as codec's go i have purchased hdpack 2.6. need opinions on this.

thanks.

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  # 452688 28-Mar-2011 11:32
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gumdigger: Hi
trying to avoid another piece of hardware in my tv cabinet, i am thinking to install bluray drive into my htpc. Tv connects to htpc via hdmi and to projector via component video. as far as codec's go i have purchased hdpack 2.6. need opinions on this.

thanks.


Purchased? You mean downloaded for free right?

Bluray is not yet implemented successfully on Mediaportal. I have had it working on a few discs in the past, but it is not something as easy as just push and play.

 



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  # 452690 28-Mar-2011 11:38
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Hdpack 2.6 you have donate to use it.
You mean to say mp cant handle bluray discs with full featured menus

 
 
 
 


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  # 452702 28-Mar-2011 12:12
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gumdigger: 
You mean to say mp cant handle bluray discs with full featured menus


Yep that's right. The only way around that is to minimise Mediaportal, and use something like 'powerdvd 10'.

Or, you could just format shift your Blurays to an h264 file, and Mediaportal would have no problems then.


The following is from an article for XBMC, but mediaportal is in the same boat.

"No one has written any open-source software that can play back Blu-ray movies, nor is there any software library capable of decoding the DRM encryption on-the-fly yet " March 2011
http://lifehacker.com/#!5621471/how-to-enable-blu+ray-playback-in-xbmc


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  # 452989 28-Mar-2011 23:52
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jjnz1 is absolutely right. If the BR has copy protection then no open source software can play it *right now*. You'll either need something that strips the copy protection (ie. AnyDVD or similar), or an external player like PDVD...



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  # 452990 28-Mar-2011 23:59
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If i buy anydvd will i then be able to play that bluray in MP?

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  # 453000 29-Mar-2011 01:08
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To be completely honest, I'm not sure. I'm part of the MP dev team so I know a little bit about what is going on behind the scenes (I wish I could share what I know on this topic!) but I don't have a Bluray drive so I can't tell you what Bluray support is like *right now* [and whether AnyDVD is useful as a part of that]. I'd recommend that you read the last few pages of the threads that were linked earlier to get a better idea about that. I'd certainly recommend it for the future and if you're interested in backing up your Blurays...

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