Trying to enable Direct DVD playback and get this error

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mtbdrew
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Trying to enable Direct DVD playback and get this error

Post by mtbdrew » Sun Jul 05, 2020 4:47 pm

Open terminal, navigate to directory where libmmbd is installed, and make a symlink to a location in library path. The following commands are for default installation

sudo ln -s libmmbd.so.0 /usr/lib/

Get this error:

ln: failed to create symbolic link '/usr/lib/libmmbd.so.0': File exists

Woodstock
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Re: Trying to enable Direct DVD playback and get this error

Post by Woodstock » Sun Jul 05, 2020 5:26 pm

So, did you verify that you didn't already have a file or link /usr/lib/libmmbd.so.0 ?
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mtbdrew
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Re: Trying to enable Direct DVD playback and get this error

Post by mtbdrew » Sun Jul 05, 2020 6:22 pm

Ya must already be there as VLC plays bluray disc just fine now. Funny thing is I don't remember ever running that command before, of well getting old. Thanks for the reply.

MetalDave
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Re: Trying to enable Direct DVD playback and get this error

Post by MetalDave » Wed Aug 12, 2020 7:09 pm

Interestingly enough, it looks like a copy of libmmbd.so.0 is installed to /usr/lib when you compile and install MakeMKV. This was my experience using Ubuntu 20.04 with MakeMKV v.1.15.2.

Thus, the instruction on the Direct Blu-ray playback with VLC would be incorrect in this case (and cause the error mentioned by mtbdrew.

I'm working on this issue now. I'm trying to resolve the conflicting instructions and methods of installing the application on Ubuntu (compile versus package manager). I plan to publish my documented method as soon as I'm done for everyone's benefit. This topic provided a clue that corroborates my findings, so thank you!
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