AC Ryan PlayOn HD Full Network Media Player is the best Media player I have had so far. I use it for storing all my Movies, Music and Photographs which I can scroll through within seconds. AC Ryan Player claims no other media player supports as many file types. Video playback is good, and it has no problems with a range of standard-def and HD files including DivX, H.264, SRT subtitles and a full HD M2TS Blu-ray rip. Audio support is even better with HDMI or digital audio pass-through for Dolby Digital Plus, DTS, Dolby TrueHD and AAC 7.1 plus stereo downmix of all except DD Plus.
Now I have some Blu-ray, DVD discs in hand, and I’m wondering if I can get my Blu-ray, DVD content for playback on AC Ryan Player. As can be seen as above, M2TS is included in AC Ryan Player supported format list. However, according to the feedback provided by some users, AC Ryan Player does play M2TS selectively only, some are, and some are not. In purpose of solving this problem, we need to rip Blu-ray, DVD movies to AC Ryan Player supported file format. Or we need remove Blu-ray/DVD copy protection in advance.
Step-by-step guide: Rip Blu-ray, DVD movies to AC Ryan Player
Note: A Blu-ray Disc Drive is required for Blu-ray ripping.
Step 1: Load Blu-ray, DVD movie.
Get ByteCopy downloaded here. Feel free to have a try. Launch Pavtube ByteCopy and click disc button to import source from Blu-ray, DVD disc.
Step 2. Configure output settings
Select the Subtitle and Audio tracks for your preference.
Step 3. Set output format
According to the above-mentioned specifications, AC Ryan Player absolutely supports MP4. Just click the format bar to follow “HD Video” and “H.264 HD Video (*.mp4).” Image quality will be adequately maintained in this format.
Upon selecting an output profile, advanced users can click “Settings” button by the side to configure more parameters like bit rate, frame rate, aspect ratio, etc.
Step 4. Start Ripping
Click the “Convert” button to start the Blu-ray, DVD video conversion. You just need to wait some minutes, when the conversion process finished, you can click “Open” button to get the ripped Blu-ray, DVD movie files for your AC Ryan Player.
Use a USB drive to transfer the ripped MP4 media file to AC Ryan Player, and then connect the device to your HDTV via HDMI cable. Once done, you are able to watch Blu-ray and DVD movies with AC Ryan Player with ease.
More features in ByteCopy:
* You can use full Disc Copy to backup the whole Blu-ray/DVD disc with original structure including chapter markers.
* You can backup Blu-ray, DVD retaining multiple audio tracks and multiple subtitles in an MKV video without transcoding and quality loss.
In a market filled with standalone media players, A.C.Ryan has a quality product that should make your shortlist. With many devices eschewing the hard drive in favour of streaming directly (WD TV Live) or using eSATA as an optional, fast and direct storage (Asus O!Play HDP-R1) or do include the hard drive but are much more flashy and expensive (Popcorn Hour C-200 HDMI), the AC Ryan Player seems to have found a pretty good niche for tself. Here is a review for you.