How To Convert DVD and Blu-ray with MakeMKV

Introduction To go along with other posts and conversion we have another tool to add to your arsenal called MakeMKV which runs on Windows, OS X and Linux. It is fast and easy to use. What is MakeMKV? According to the developer. MakeMKV is your one-click solution to convert video that you own into free and patents-unencumbered format that can be played everywhere. MakeMKV is a format converter, otherwise... read more

How to Copy PS3 Formatted Blu-Ray disks with ImgBurn

Recently I received a request to make copies of Blu-Ray formatted DVD’s for playing on PS3, that use the AVCHD format. The movies were not store bought so there is no encryption involved. The question was how to duplicate the DVD’s and the answer is with ImgBurn. Basically we can use ImgBurn to create an iso of the BDMV folder and then burn the iso to DVD. All of this is being done on a... read more

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... read more

How To Play Blu-Ray on Fedora 17

Always wanting to be able to do the same thing on Linux that I do on Windows I found myself taking the challenge of playing Blu-Ray on Linux. There are several posts onĀ  the net that explain how to achieve this on Ubuntu but not any on Fedora. One thing that was common was the mention of the VideoLan project and VLC which had created the libaacs and libbluray libraries needed for BluRay playback. All that... read more