How to Rip Blu-ray to PC HDD to store actual discs in the attic?

Diana Joan

Jan 11, 2016 06:50 am / Posted by Diana Joan | Categories: Blu-ray

How do you deal with your hundreds, even thousands of Blu-ray discs? Just put them on the cupboard and make them covered with dust? Did your wife have a quarrel with you because your a large number of discs is always making the house in a mess? Have you though about that to rip your Blu-ray discs then you can store the Blu-ray rips on a PC HDD so that you can put the actual discs in the attic freeing up valuable cupboard space? This idea probably can help you keep your wife happy. Do you want to have a try? 

If you get interested in ripping Blu-ray to PC HDD for store actual discs in the attic, here the article can teach you how to achieve the goal step by step. But before the work, you have something to prepare. Learn the details below:

What you need to backup Blu-ray to PC HDD

An external Blu-ray drive
Clear your PC HDD to make more room for Blu-ray movies as much as possible 
A computer
A Blu-ray ripper: Pavtube BDMagic is recommended here for its ability of ripping any commercial Blu-ray discs to PC HDD in various format like H.265, M3U8, MP4, AVI, MKV, MOV, etc with original video quality. 

Learn >> Other Blu-ray ripping tools

Steps to backup Blu-ray to PC HDD for storing actual discs in the attic

Step 1: Download and install Blu-ray ripper on PC and insert Blu-ray discs to external Blu-ray drive. Launch Blu-ray to PC HDD converter and click “File” to load the Blu-ray movies to the software. 

Note: Since the program can work in Blu-ray discs in any region codes, so you can load Blu-ray discs come from any counties. 

Step 2: Press on “Format” to open the drop-down list. Actually, if you want to store more Blu-ray movies on PC HDD, H.265 video is the best choices since H.265 offers the same video quality but half of the video size comparing to H.264 video. But considering the WMP and other media players format compatibility, H.264 MP4 will be the right choices.


Tip: If needed, you can click “Settings” next to “Format” to adjust video/audio size, codec, bitrate, frame rate, etc. You can preview the output video parameters and size in the chart below.

Step 3: Hit “Convert” to start to copy Blu-ray to PC HDD in MP4 format.

When Blu-ray to PC HDD process ends, you can locate the generated Blu-ray rips in the output folder. When you migrate the Blu-ray discs to PC HDD, it is the time for you to move the actual Blu-ray discs to attic. 

PC HDD is just one of the centralized locations. WD My Cloud,  Seagate Wireless Plus,  NAS,  External Hard Drive and other  personal cloud storage devices, all of them are good choice to save your Blu-ray rips. In addition, if you  put Blu-ray movies to Home Network, your family can easily get the access to Blu-ray movies without the use of Blu-ray discs. 

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