Author Topic: kubuntu + wine + powerdvd ultra  (Read 1949 times)

kimnach

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kubuntu + wine + powerdvd ultra
« on: August 21, 2007, 05:19:25 am »
i've looked through the forum and this question hasn't been addressed.

because my htpc drive is in for replacement, i decided to play around with linuxmce with the hope that i can get my lite-on lh-2b1s (blu-ray) to work under linux by using wine.

tonight i installed lmce 0704, but not yet configured it, and updated the video driver for my sapphire x1600 pro hdmi card.

before proceeding, is the linux + wine + powerdvd ultra + anydvd solution worth attacking?  has anyone tried this? the lack of blu-ray support--that is just insert the disk and play without ripping the disk first--is the only reason i've stayed away from linux(mce).

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Re: kubuntu + wine + powerdvd ultra
« Reply #1 on: August 21, 2007, 06:09:36 am »
Using the Wine database ( newbielink:http://appdb.winehq.org/appview.php?iAppId=1822 [nonactive]) it seems PowerDVD isn't that well supported under Wine (some have it working some don't). It also seems to differ depending on the version people are using. I couldn't find any entries in the database for AnyDVD as well.

Though I do remember reading someone trying to get this combination working on the Ubuntu forums (though I never followed up and I can't seem to find the post anymore).

Is using a VMware session out of the question? Is the Blu-Ray playback requirements to heavy for it?

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Re: kubuntu + wine + powerdvd ultra
« Reply #2 on: August 21, 2007, 06:39:38 am »
... the lack of blu-ray support--that is just insert the disk and play without ripping the disk first--is the only reason i've stayed away from linux(mce)...

That's a funny coincidence, I stay away from blu-ray for the exact same reason. ;) 

If I were you I'd try my luck on kubuntu first and see if it can be made to work there.  Integrating it with LMCE will probably not be very easy.
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