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Re: bluray and hddvd playback
« Reply #30 on: December 11, 2007, 06:46:32 pm »
just rip your hddvds and bluray to h264 and store it on a drive array.. That's what I do. For 1080p with high quality sound it works out to about 10GB per disk
Which apps do you use to rip HD-DVDs and Blu-Rays, running on Linux?

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« Reply #31 on: December 11, 2007, 07:16:49 pm »

Which apps do you use to rip HD-DVDs and Blu-Rays, running on Linux?
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had to add that last caveat didn't you.. There isn't any easy solution yet native to linux. I dual boot into win XP to do it.

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« Reply #32 on: December 11, 2007, 07:20:35 pm »
Which apps do you use to rip HD-DVDs and Blu-Rays, running on Linux?
had to add that last caveat didn't you.. There isn't any easy solution yet native to linux. I dual boot into win XP to do it.

Well, this is LinuxMCE, so I'm looking for a Linux solution. Preferably one to embed into LMCE for automatic conversion of my media.

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Re: bluray and hddvd playback
« Reply #33 on: December 11, 2007, 07:24:27 pm »
don't worry, a solution has already been done.

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Re: bluray and hddvd playback
« Reply #34 on: December 11, 2007, 08:16:50 pm »

Which apps do you use to rip HD-DVDs and Blu-Rays, running on Linux?
had to add that last caveat didn't you.. There isn't any easy solution yet native to linux. I dual boot into win XP to do it.
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OK, so if one wanted to rip their HD-DVDs and Blu-ray Discs (in any O/S), what would they do?

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Re: bluray and hddvd playback
« Reply #35 on: December 11, 2007, 08:54:40 pm »
Sorry guys! I did not mean to be rude to anyone. just asking questions and giving opinions. did not intend to be insulted either.
Can't we all calm down and get useful discussion here?

So my simple question is: is there any chance in the foreseeable future that HDDVD/Blu Ray be supported by LMCE? My understanding from this thread is no.
Am I wrong?

Yes... in LinuxMCE-0710 there is support for HD in the form of HD-DVD and BlueRay :-)


This is great news! What about everything which has been said above regarding DRM and so on? Will LMCE overcome that or not?

In addition what kind of CPU will be needed to tackle those DVDs?

Thanks a lot for this positive note. You made my day. ;D

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Re: bluray and hddvd playback
« Reply #36 on: December 11, 2007, 09:32:15 pm »
Which apps do you use to rip HD-DVDs and Blu-Rays, running on Linux?
had to add that last caveat didn't you.. There isn't any easy solution yet native to linux. I dual boot into win XP to do it.

Well, this is LinuxMCE, so I'm looking for a Linux solution. Preferably one to embed into LMCE for automatic conversion of my media.

0710 includes software to copy HD content to the core
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Re: bluray and hddvd playback
« Reply #37 on: December 11, 2007, 09:33:30 pm »
i tried to elude to that without outright saying it.

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Re: bluray and hddvd playback
« Reply #38 on: December 11, 2007, 09:48:31 pm »
This 0710 release will be epic. I sure hope there's a feature list, if not a detailed ChangeLog, so all that work gets the attention it deserves, instead of just sitting on everyone's disks (like so many MS Office features ;)). Bring it on!

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Re: bluray and hddvd playback
« Reply #39 on: December 11, 2007, 10:56:54 pm »
Last question: what will be needed in terms of hardware to get this going? (CPU, LAN, GC)  ???

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Re: bluray and hddvd playback
« Reply #40 on: December 12, 2007, 12:46:30 am »
Last question: what will be needed in terms of hardware to get this going? (CPU, LAN, GC)  ???
Yes, you will probably need at least all three of those...  ;D
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Re: bluray and hddvd playback
« Reply #41 on: December 12, 2007, 03:22:33 pm »
Last question: what will be needed in terms of hardware to get this going? (CPU, LAN, GC)  ???
Yes, you will probably need at least all three of those...  ;D

Funny  ;D

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Re: bluray and hddvd playback
« Reply #42 on: December 12, 2007, 04:36:44 pm »
well then it's time to buy the hddvd/bluray combo drive :)

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Re: bluray and hddvd playback
« Reply #43 on: December 15, 2007, 10:44:27 am »
Last question: what will be needed in terms of hardware to get this going? (CPU, LAN, GC)  ???

Broadly I would suggest... 3Ghz Dual Core processor, Gigabit LAN, and an nVidia 6100/6200 (or C51L on board variant) or 7050 onboard with DVI/HDMI out...
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Re: bluray and hddvd playback
« Reply #44 on: December 15, 2007, 04:17:02 pm »
In addition what kind of CPU will be needed to tackle those DVDs?

The HD-DVD and Blu-Ray player HW will probably be enough to process their discs into files, nothing special from the CPU. Though until we see it in 0710, there's no way to be sure.

You can look at the wiki for hardware specs and some examples of tested HW. 0710 will probably require refreshing those pages.