How to Convert Blu-ray & DVD in Windows 8.1

Diana Joan

Jul 06, 2014 06:19 pm / Posted by Diana Joan | Categories: Blu-ray

Microsoft introduced and released Windows 8.1 with new manageability, mobility, security, however, it doesn’t solve Blu-ray and DVD playback issue on Windows 8.1, here is the situation:

I have some Disney Blu-rays and many other encrypted DVDs such as Iron Man 3 and Monsters University fail to be ripped for watching on Windows 8.1. What’s the problem? Any fast and easy solution? (Get new Blu-ray/DVD releases)

backup blu-ray dvd on windows 8.1

Windows 8.1 doesn’t come with a default BD/DVD player and some programs may not work in Windows 8.1 any more. If you want to play your Blu-ray and DVD movies without any hassles, you need to look for Blu-ray/DVD ripper that is comptible with 8.1 to help you backup and rip Blu-ray & DVD in Windows 8.1. Look no further! You’ve come to the right place. Here I’ll introduce you one of the best way to backup your favorite Blu-ray/DVD movie on Windows 8.1 keeping the original structure or directly copy the main movie without any loss of quality.


The best program I can recommend for handling Blu-ray & DVD in Windows 8.1 is called Pavtube BDMagic, which ranks top on the Blu-ray/DVD ripping, conversion and backup application list. Having tried DVDFab, Magic DVD Ripper, Copier 2, but all of them can’t beat Pavtube. (Read Top 5 Best Selling Windows/Mac Blu-ray Rippers Review)

This top Blu-ray Ripper from Pavtube can rolls off Blu-ray/DVD disc protection, supports loseless 1:1 Blu-ray backup and keeps all the disc titles and chapter structure perfectly. In addition, it provides hundreds of video presets for portable devices like iPhone, iPad, Samsung Galaxy Tab, Google Nexus 7, Nook HD, Acer Iconia Tab, etc. Don’t hesitate to get free trial version (no time limitation) now and follow the easy steps below to make your Blu-ray & DVDs playable anywhere in Windows 8.1. Here is a guide for Mac users: How do I Back up and Burn a Blu-ray with Mac?

Backup and convert Blu-ray & DVD in Windows 8.1 with best video quality

1. Run Best Windows 8.1 Blu-ray/DVD Ripper and import disc.

Click “Load Disc” icon to load your inserted Blu-ray and DVD disc, IFO/ISO or folder. I also noticed if you have a ISO file to import, it will recognize the ISO file automatically with no need to run virtual driver and mount ISO files firstly. Good design.

windows 8.1 blu-ray dvd ripper

2. Set output folder and Choose format.

Click the “Browse” button to set output folder where you want to save the copied Blu-ray/DVD movies. Click “Format” drop-down list and choose proper format for different using.

Here are mainly two choices for you to bacup your Blu-ray disc: Full Disc copy or Directly Copy.

1. Click the “computer” icon on the top to output 1:1 Blu-ray file exactly the same as original.

2. Select “Copy>Directly Copy” in format list to output an intact m2ts file of the main title.

copy blu-ray and dvd

Alternatively, you are suggested to choose “Common Video -> H.264 MP4 Video (*.mp4)” for putting Blu-ray and DVD to hard drive for playback.

Learn how to backup DVD/Blu-ray discs to hard drive on Mac, convert BD/DVD to Galaxy Note 4 or play Blu-ray video on iPhone 6.

convert blu-ray dvd to mp4

Step 3. Change video specs. (It does not work for directly copy)

If you are not satisfied with default specs, then click “Settings” to enter Profiles Settings windows. You can customize video frame rate, bitrate, size and other settings freely.

mp4 settings

Step 4. Start copying or converting

Click the big red “Convert” to start backing up or copying your Blu-ray disc on Windows 8.1. Usually backup will be quicker because it does not need to do trancoding.

After the conversion, click “Open output folder” to quick locate converted files. Connect your hard drive to computer and transfer them into it.

blu-ray dvd conversion

Additional Tips:

I used another Pavtube program called ByteCopy to backup my Blu-rays without quality loss. Meanwhile, several audio tracks and subtitles are preserved so I can switch language when watching movies. You can also have a try! (Learn Top 5 Best Multi-track Blu-ray Ripper Review)

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