Play back of blu-rays with VC-1 encoded video on a Linux (and Windows) PC

Unfortunately, it seems the VC-1 video codec is poorly supported on both the Windows and the Linux platform. Windows Media Player did not want to give me anything but sound. VLC was able to play back the video, but it has a lot of “micro stuttering”. On Linux with XBMC and other media players, I […]

Backing up/ripping a blu-ray disc

A while back I started to back up my DVD collection using Linux (dvdbackup and Handbrake). For Blu-ray disks I have unfortunately not found any good solutions for Linux and only open source software. Therefore, this guide will show how you may back up your Blu-rays on the MS Windows platform, using AnyDVD HD, BDInfo, […]

Blu-ray playback (sort of) comes to Linux

The lack of playback of Blu-ray movies has stopped me from installing a Linux distribution on my HTPC. However, according to a blog post from The Media Viking, this is now possible. It is still a bit cumbersome, but it seems better than the old recipe. I have personally not tested it yet, but I […]