Install from zip. Follow all other steps to get makemkv etc...
I am updating this first post as a placeholder for the current state of development of the plugin. The original script I've now abandoned as a development platform, I'll keep the script location up for a while though until we know that the plugin is fully functional.
Ok, now for the new: I've released a version of the BluRay video plugin. Please be aware that this is still somewhat a development version. I've tested as well as I could on vista and did play a disc on Linux so I'm reasonably comfortable that it will work. However, until you've tested for your self I would urge you to keep a copy of the original script around so you can switch back to that.
If you have any feedback, suggestions or bugreports please use this thread so we can all share, thanks!
* A working install of MakeMKV. If you're installing under Linux, make sure you install both the source and the binary package, otherwise the commandline tool won't be there.
* A BluRay source, either a disc or iso's or something.. (What's the point otherwise...)
Install the plugin
* Download the current version of the plugin here
* Unzip/Install the plugin in your plugin/video path to make it act as a video plugin
Use the plugin
Browse to your video plugins and if all went well with the installation a BluRay plugin should now be selectable. Enter it and play some BluRay's.. Initially there are 3 sources options and a selection to go to the plugin settings. Source options are:
* Disc, play a disc insterted into your BluRay drive (can also be a DVD if you really want to..)
* Filelocation, browse for a filelocation in your video sources and use it as a BluRay source. Selections can be either and ISO image or an index.bdmv file if the dir has been extracted. Note: Since the actual streaming of the image is delegated to the makemkvcon executable only files accessible at the filesystem level can be used. If you've used an XBMC selected samba source, iso files from this location won't work.
* Remote, you can let it connect to a remote machine with the stream setup already.
All three source options have both a 'play' and 'browse' selection. If you choose 'play' the plugin will automatically determine the longest running feature on the disc and start playback of that. Handy if the bluray has only one main feature (ie movies). If you choose 'browse' the plugin will display a selection of chapters on the disc and let's you select the one you want to play. Handy if you're looking at a series BluRay with multiple episode.
Unfortunately there is not a lot of information available on the streams when selection browse. This is because the MakeMKV streamer doesn't supply any more info unfortunately.
Explanation of the settings:
Settings are divided into three sections
* General Settings
o MakeMKV location. -> Point to your makemkvcon executable. If it is on your path the default should be fine, otherwise just browse to the correct location and select it.
o Seconds to wait for stream -> Tell the script how long it should wait for makemkv to finish parsing the disc/iso before calling it quits and exiting. Default is 2 minutes.
o Local portnumber -> If running makemkvcon locally this is the portnumber that the script will listen to. Default should be fine
* Browseable Options
o Enable disc support -> Turn on or off disc support
o Enable File location support -> Turn on or off support for browsing to ISOs and directory structures for playback
o Enable Remote location support -> Turn on or off support for streaming from a remote location
* Remote Setup
This section will only show up if you've enabled remote location support. Enter the ip address and portnumber of the remote makemkv stream location.
* Fixed code issue with exception handling causing real error to be 'forgotten'
* Fixed issue with logging code which preventen discs from streaming (oops, already!)
* Initial release of the plugin, based on the script code that has gone before
* Main feature selection now more 'intelligent' by selecting longest stream
* Changed settings around to make more sense by allowing source categories
===== OLD Script:
Location to get the old script: http://www.bultsblog.com/BluRay-script.zip
==== OLD first post starts here
Just a heads up that I've succeeded in playing back an original Blu Ray disk in the blu ray drive using XBMC. It's not as user friendly as is could be yet, but at least it's now possible.
- Install MakeMKV
- Insert Blu ray
- makemkvcon stream disc:0
- Get a browser somewhere and point it to:
- Watch the movie....
You can browse the Blu Ray index by pointing to http://192.168.0.103:51000/ By the way.
Now to figure out how to pour this into a plugin somehow...
I apologise if this was already widely known, but it was new to me.