This is my first post here, so apologies if it seems like I’m still getting into the proverbial swing of things. In any event, I’ll get straight to the point.
I was looking into Blu-Ray support for Linux, and tried various options (running a Windows-compatible player through Wine, trying workarounds with VLC, etc.), before attempting to use MakeMKV from the AUR. It runs well enough, with one major exception… it doesn’t detect my Blu-Ray drive!
I looked around on the MakeMKV forums, and found exactly one poster who was similarly using Manjaro and encountering the issue. He suggested that people downgrade MakeMKV (though I can no longer find the version he recommends, but whatever), then reboot.
To this end, I tried the following from the terminal, after installing Downgrade via the instructions on the Manjaro Wiki:
$ downgrade makemkv
I was met with:
Downgrading from A.L.A. is disabled on the stable branch. To override this behavior, set DOWNGRADE_FROM_ALA to 1 .
See Downgrading packages - Manjaro Linux for more details.
Unable to downgrade makemkv
After some more digging, I tried to do the following:
$ export DOWNGRADE_FROM_ALA=1
However, this does not appear to have worked. Any suggestions as to how to get the program to detect my drive, or even an entirely different method for Blu-Ray support, would be appreciated.