LTolledo wrote: ↑
Mon Sep 17, 2018 12:07 pm
if you installed kodi you might
get it to work there.
I can confirm this works well. I have (and it is probably required) the MPEG-2 codec installed on my Pi 3B, but then, I installed Kodi as an app. on Raspbian:
As well as acing as a fine media player from a locally-attached disc or network-accessible server, when a DVD is inserted and Kodi is active, "Disc" automagically appears on Kodi's main menu, allowing you to play the DVD - which works well, using the in-built hardware graphic playback acceleration, I believe.
BTW: it had problems with a USB-powered DVD drive connected directly to the Pi (probably wanted too much power from the Pi's USB ports) but when a powered USB hub was used - it all worked really well! I am sure a self-powered DVD drive would work just as well too.
PS: Added later:
(a) I fully expect that DVD playback works fine with any of the Kodi "standalone" installations, on a cutdown OS like LibreElec, OSMC, OpenElec, etc. rather than Raspian. I haven't tried it (yet) myself, but I intend to soon.
(b) I am keen to find out if Blu-Ray disc playback works in the same way, with a self-powered, USB-connected Blu-Ray disc drive. You probably won't even need the MPEG-2 codec for this.