[MPlayer-DOCS] [homepage]: r3610 - trunk/src/news.en

Reimar Döffinger Reimar.Doeffinger at gmx.de
Sat Feb 18 18:01:59 CET 2012

On 18 Feb 2012, at 17:46, compn <tempn at twmi.rr.com> wrote:
> On Sat, 18 Feb 2012 16:39:33 +0100, Reimar Döffinger wrote:
>> I don't know anything about libbluray - don't use it, don't have it
>> installed. I can suggest the below, but it is vague and I don't
>> intend to get more explicit.
>> Index: src/news.en
>> ===================================================================
>> --- src/news.en    (revision 3610)
>> +++ src/news.en    (working copy)
>> @@ -13,6 +13,17 @@
>> </h2>
>> <p>
>> +Correction: MPlayer does support encrypted BluRay playback, though we do not
>> +deal with how to obtain decryption keys. The two alternative methods use the
>> +URL schemes bd:// (always supports decryption, but you need the key for each
>> +and every disk in ~/.dvdcss/KEYDB.cfg and only works well with very simple
>> +BluRays, similar to dvd:// vs. dvdnav://) and br:// (uses libbluray and
>> +supports whatever that supports/was configured to support - if done
>> +correctly that should be the same as VLC mentioned below, but we
>> +are not involved in that).
> its very vague and doesnt explain how the keydb.cfg has to be formed or
> the format/template of how keys are supposed to be listed in it. but
> that info would probably do better in the DOCS anyhow.
> why are the keydb.cfg different from vlc to mplayer? seems confusing.

They shouldn't be different, MPlayer cannot make use of all entries in it/it is an older format.
Or to put it differently: one that works for MPlayer should work for VLC, just not necessarily the other way round.
Note that I don't like the VLC method (unless it updates it?): It can happen that you put in a new BluRay in the drive and suddenly none of your disks play any more.

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