How To Play Blu-ray on Ubuntu 13.10

Well I finally took the plunge and purchased a Blu-ray burner / Reader to my UbuntuStudio 13.10 system. Question was how can I play a few of the Blu-ray’s I own on the system. Well the answer is VLC and the aacs config files. In this post we will cover just how to accomplish this task.
First install VLC

$ sudo apt-get install vlc

Next let’s install libbluray-bdj and libaacs0

$ sudo apt-get install libbluray-bdj libaacs0

Create the directory for the aacs keys to live  and download them.

$ mkdir ~/.config/aacs/
$ cd ~/.config/aacs/ && wget

Now let’s put in the disc and see if it plays!

  • Insert Blu-Ray Movie
  • Launch VLC
  • CTRL+D to enter Disc Menu
  • Select Blu-Ray Option and check: No Menu option.


  • Under drive select browse and highlight your drive only on the left side (not the 3 folders on the right)
  • Select Play from the former “Open Media” screen.

And you should now be able to see the HD goodness in all it’s glory!

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