What Equipment Do I Need to Play Blu-ray Disc on My Mac or PC?

Diana Joan

Aug 26, 2016 08:17 am / Posted by Diana Joan | Categories: BD/DVD Tools

Blu-ray is getting more popular comparing to HD DVD for its large storage capacity and HD video effect. Blu-ray also is more difficult to stream than DVD. Thes are frequently asked question when referring to Blu-ray playback on PC and Mac. Therefor, here lists the equipment you need to play Blu-disc on Mac and PC.

copy Blu-ray on Mac

Why can’t Blu-ray play on PC and Mac?

1. No Blu-ray drive. Blu-ray is a new format, so the old optical drive cannot read Blu-ray discs. 
2. low hardware configuration. Blu-ray requires fairly robust and reliable hardware for the smooth playback of Blu-ray disc. 
3. Encoding. Blu-ray discs are encoded with programming beyond that of a normal DVD, such as region code, AACS or BD+ from the latest bluray disc, etc.

Equipment for Blu-ray playback on Mac

1. Mac hardware 

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Import DVD to FCP X in multi-track ProRes 422 (HQ)4444ProxyLT

Diana Joan

Aug 23, 2016 03:02 am / Posted by Diana Joan | Categories: BD/DVD Tools

Even you are not a TV producer, you also can create and produce your own video to upload YouTube, Vimeo, Instagram for sharing and show your personality. For Mac users, the best video editing tool would be Final Cut Pro X, which is a revolutionary application for creating, editing, and producing the highest-quality video. But if your source videos are some DVDs, you will seem to be at your wits end. Because Final Cut Pro X maybe support some camera videos but not DVD videos. So if you want to import DVD video to FCP X for editing, you are so lucky here cause this article is just focusing on the way to rip DVD to FCP X in multi-track ProRes 422 (HQ)/4444/Proxy/LT.

Through converting DVD to multi-track ProRes 422 (HQ)/4444/Proxy/LT for FCP X, you can preserve multi-track audio and subtit...

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3 Methods to Copy Blu-ray on Mac (macOS Sierra)

Diana Joan

Aug 19, 2016 06:37 am / Posted by Diana Joan | Categories: BD/DVD Tools

When you want to play Blu-ray with QuickTime on Mac including the new system macOS Sierra, you need to use an external Blu-ray Drive cause Mac OS X doens’t have the function to read a Blu-ray. Now there is a easier way to stream Blu-ray with QuickTime and other Apple product – copy Blu-ray on Mac (macOS Sierra). Through ripping Blu-ray, you can import Blu-ray to iTunes for iPhone 7, iPad Pro and Apple TV 5/4 streaming freely. Of course, you never need a Blu-ray Drive to watch Blu-ray movies with QuickTime.

copy Blu-ray on Mac

To create digital copies of Blu-rays on Mac (macOS Sierra), you need Mac Blu-ray Ripper to circumvent the encryption scheme and save Blu-ray content in the format you need. There are three highly-praised Blu-ray Ripper in the market: MakeMKV for Mac, BDMagic for Mac and Pavtube ByteCop...

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MakeMKV vs ByteCopy vs DVDfab: Which One You should Get?

Diana Joan

Aug 16, 2016 05:15 am / Posted by Diana Joan | Categories: BD/DVD Tools

Ripping Blu-rays to protect original physical Blu-ray discs from scratching but you maybe don’t have the space on your HTPC to hold all those 50 GB files. So choosing to rip Blu-ray to MKV will be an ideal solution, keeping all the info in Blu-ray discs but smaller size than entire Blu-ray copy. 3 tools will be very popular to rip Blu-ray to MKV: MakeMKV, Pavtube ByteCopy and DVDFab.

MakeMKV VS ByteCopy VS DVDFab

Brief Introduction to These 3 Blu-ray Rippers

MakeMKV MakeMKV is a two-click decrypting, ripping and converting tool for DVDs and Blu-Ray discs. Literally all you do is pop in the disc, click the DVD or Blu-Ray icon, and then hit Make MKV—30 minutes later, you’ve got yourself a high-definition MKV file that can be played in most media players (like VLC or XBMC). >> Learn More
Pavtube ByteCopy Pavtube...
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The War Between Sothink Blu-ray Ripper with Pavtube ByteCopy

Diana Joan

Aug 12, 2016 07:34 am / Posted by Diana Joan | Categories: BD/DVD Tools

Commercial Blu-rays are far too expensive to let scratches turn your video into a glorified coaster, so most people will tend to backup their Blu-ray collection. Sothink Blu-ray Ripper and Pavtube ByteCopy are two top-ranked Blu-ray Rippers that can rip and covert all kinds of Blu-ray discs, folders and ISO files into all mainstream audio & video formats for playback on various mobile and portable devices like smart phones, tablets, game consoles, TV Boxes, 3D devices etc. with all the output content totally in your control. But when compare Sothink Blu-ray Ripper with Pavtube ByteCopy, which is the better Blu-ray Ripping tool?

Sothink Blu-ray Ripper vs Pavtube ByteCopy: Which is Better?

Blu-ray Rip and Conversion Performance

Blu-rays to Audio or 2D/3D Videos Conversion

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Copy Blu-ray to Buffalo MiniStation Air for Taking Anywhere

Diana Joan

Aug 09, 2016 05:47 am / Posted by Diana Joan | Categories: BD/DVD Tools

You ask me what benefits you can get if rip Blu-ray to Buffalo MiniStation Air, I tell you it will have too much. Only if you have any thinking about storing Blu-ray movies on External Hard Drive, you won’t regret backing up Blu-ray to Buffalo MiniStation Air.

What Can You Get If Ripping Blu-ray to Buffalo MiniStation Air?

  • Store and transport hundreds of Blu-ray movies for instant access from your mobile devices
  • Take your Blu-ray media library with you on the go and stream movies to your mobile devices without a Wi-Fi connection or using your data plan
  • Stream Blu-ray movies to your DLNA connected devices, such as smart TVs, media players and gaming consoles
  • Wirelessly stream your Blu-ray movies to your tablets, smartphones, PCs and Mac computers
  • Protect Blu-ray discs from scratch...
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Put some Zumba DVD Dance Party Video to iPad Air 3

Diana Joan

Aug 05, 2016 08:54 am / Posted by Diana Joan | Categories: BD/DVD Tools

If you have a weight-loss program, dacing Zumba is really a good idea. You can transform body with the music, dance and sweat. Some people like home workout instead of gymnasium so they buy Zumba DVDs. But Zumba in DVD discs limits the exercise field. You only can dance Zumba in front of TV cause you have to use DVD Player. But here, through ripping Zumba DVD dance video to iPad Air 3, you can exercise in the yard or any place you want. Of course, following the tutorial, you not only can copy DVD to iPad Air 3 but also can backup DVD to iPad Pro, iPad Mini, MacBook, etc.

Copy Zumba DVD to iPad Air 3

It is known by all that iPad, iPhone, iTunes even Mac video player – QuickTime only can play MP4, MOV, M4V video. So the first step to put Zumba DVD videos to iPad Air 3 is to extract MP4, MOV, M4V video from DVD discs...

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Copy Blu-ray to Samsung Portable SSD T3

Diana Joan

Aug 02, 2016 02:15 am / Posted by Diana Joan | Categories: BD/DVD Tools

Portability is the key element shared among all digital devices today where everything, including you, is constantly moving. When you are always on-the-go, your Blu-ray movies should be, too. Born and bred with potent portability in its core, the Samsung Portable SSD T3 is built strong and light and is equipped with a built-in security feature that can carry your Blu-ray movies in safe and portable.

Blu-ray to Samsung Portable SSD

Ripping and put Blu-ray to Samsung Portable SSD T3 can make your Blu-ray on the move and when you want to stream it via Samsung Portable SSD T3, you can get superfast speeds of up to 450 MB/s. In conclusion, the T3 will take your Blu-ray movies to another level of accessibility.

There are three ways to backup Blu-ray to Samsung Portable SSD T3: Method 1: 1:1 backup with original video stru...

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Hacking Blu-ray Region-free for Xbox One S Streaming via USB

Diana Joan

Jul 29, 2016 05:41 am / Posted by Diana Joan | Categories: BD/DVD Tools

Xbox One S not only can stream Blu-ray discs but also can play 4K Blu-ray movies in stunning 4K Ultra HD video. But unfortunately, Xbox One S also only can play Blu-ray discs that are sold in the same region as the console. You can check the below chart to see whether your Blu-ray disc is supported by your new Xbox One S.

Find the region code represented as A, B, or C on the packaging, and verify that it matches your region.

Region

Geographic regions/countries

A

Includes most North, Central, and South American and Southeast Asian countries and regions, plus Taiwan, Japan, Hong Kong SAR, Macau, and Korea

B

Includes most European, African, and Southwest Asian countries, plus Australia and New Zealand

C

Includes the remaining Central and South Asian countries, as we...

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What video codecs will Blu-ray support? and How to Play Blu-ray Movies?

Diana Joan

Jul 26, 2016 05:46 am / Posted by Diana Joan | Categories: BD/DVD Tools

Blu-ray or Blu-ray Disc (BD) is a digital optical disc data storage format. A single layer Blu-ray disc could store data up to 25GB, and a dual layer Blu-ray disc up to 50GB. It was designed to supersede the DVD format, in that it is capable of storing high-definition and ultra high-definition video resolution (2160p), which is the important reason why Blu-ray Disc defeated HD DVD in the war.

Blu-ray supports different video codecs in that sometimes you ripped Blu-ray but you can’t play the Blu-ray rips on Kodi or Roku due to the Blu-ray codecs. So what video codecs Blu-ray supports? Here, let’s introduce the Blu-ray codes in detail.

Blu-ray Codecs

Blu-ray codecs means that all Blu-ray players and recorders will have to support playback of these video codecs, it will still be up to ...

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