How To Get Encrypted Blu-Rays Working In VLC ~ Web Upd8: Ubuntu / Linux blog

August 19, 2012 by  
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With a small tweak, the latest VLC 2.0.x should be able to play most Blu-rays released before 2012 (it doesn’t work for Blu-rays that use BD+). So here’s what you must do to get encrypted Blu-ray discs working with VLC 2.0.x in Ubuntu 12.04 Precise Pangolin.1. Install the required packages To add the PPA and install the required packages in Ubuntu 12.04, use the following commands:sudo add-apt-repository ppa:n-muench/vlcsudo apt-get updatesudo apt-get install vlc libaacs0 libbluray-bdj libbluray12. Now you must create an “aacs” folder in the hidden “.config” folder from your home directory and download the aacs keys there. To do this, run the following commands in a terminal:mkdir -p ~/.config/aacs/cd ~/.config/aacs/ && wget Now to play Blu-rays using VLC, open VLC, select Media > Open Disc, make sure “no disc menus” is selected (without this, VLC will crash for most Blu-ray discs) and browse for the Blu-ray disc.The instructions above should work for other Linux distributions too, not just Ubuntu, as long as you have VLC 2.0.x installed along with libaacs0 and libbluray1.

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