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Re: [News] Stripping DRM from Blu-ray to Become Easy in Linux

On 2009-03-21, Roy Schestowitz <newsgroups@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> Blu-ray Focus Grows Within FFmpeg Project

    You can already play bluray rips with ffmpeg. I am not sure
really what ffmpeg has to do on the hardware side of things. 
Something like this would likely be isolated in a separate
library (like decss) so that it can be added incrementally to
systems located in countries where a Linux AnyDVD workalike 
might be illegal.

    You can already play BD video in Linux, you just can't rip it.

    The BD hardware acceleration on the newer Nvidia cards also 
works quite well too. There might even be some question as to
what operating system would exploit the new minimacs better in
this regard.

> ,----[ Quote ]
>| Earlier this week Google had published their list of 2009 Summer of Code 
>| projects and FFmpeg was among them. Last week we published an interview with 
>| the FFmpeg developers where we learned more about their v0.5 release and 
>| other topics like OpenCL, Blu-ray, and multi-threading. Since running that 
>| interview, where it was found that Blu-ray wasn't actively being worked on 
>| due in part to a lack of hardware, a number of readers have stepped up and 
>| offered Blu-ray drives and media to help developers, which may result in 
>| Blu-ray support coming sooner rather than later.       
> `----
> http://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?page=news_item&px=NzE1NA



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