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VLC BLu-Ray playback no longer seems to work?

Posted: Thu Jul 04, 2019 8:58 am
by ChrisJ60
VLC direct Blu-Ray playback, as described here (https://2mkv.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f= ... 23f3d8b71a), no longer seems to work; is this expected?

I have macOS 10.14.5, VLC 3.0.7.1 and MakeMKV 1.14.4. I have created the symlinks in ~/lib as described in the article but when I try to open a Blu-Ray disk in VLC I get an error from VLC saying 'This Blu-ray Disc needs a library for AACS decoding, and your system does not have it.'

I notice that the instructions are from 2013; has something changed since then and maybe they need to be updated?

Re: VLC BLu-Ray playback no longer seems to work?

Posted: Thu Jul 04, 2019 9:17 am
by ChrisJ60
An update on this; I placed the symlinks in /usr/local/lib instead of ~/lib and now VLC seems to find the library and starts trying to open the disc but then VLC disappears (seems likely it crashed) but there is no crash report or anything else to indicate what the problem is.

Any chance of getting this to work using latest macOS, VLC and MakeMKV?

Re: VLC BLu-Ray playback no longer seems to work?

Posted: Thu Jul 04, 2019 9:25 am
by ChrisJ60
Interestingly this works (with the libraries in /usr/local/lib) under macOS Catalina Beta 3. However it complains that Java is missing so there is no menu support. I'm wondering if it is a Java issue on my other system causing VLC to crash. I wonder what version of Java VLC is expecting.