Backup Bluray on External Hard Disk to playback with VLC

Diana Joan

Feb 29, 2016 08:38 am / Posted by Diana Joan | Categories: Blu-ray

It is an common issue to backup Blu-ray to External Hard Disc in that there are so many benefits. For example, if you backup Blu-ray to External Hard Disk, you will be able to play Blu-ray backups with VLC on computer via External Hard Disk without inserting physical Blu-ray discs to external Blu-ray drive. Then you can put your expensive Blu-ray discs to attic where your naughty kids seldom visit, which avoids the Blu-ray discs being destroyed by them. 

So how to rip Blu-ray to External Hard Disk to use to playback with VLC? A Blu-ray Ripper will be a essential tool to achieve the task <Learn Blu-ray Ripper vs. Blu-ray Copier>. There are so many Blu-ray ripping software floating on the web. How should you pick the right Blu-ray Ripper to help you rip and copy Blu-ray to External Hard Disk for VLC? Here we list some essential factors you should take into consideration:

1.Easy to use: To the average person, the interface of Blu-ray Ripper need to be intuitive and simplicity, which can make users know the following steps easily when ripping Blu-ray to External Hard Disk. It is better to finish the conversion process with simply three or less steps.

2. Comprehensive capability of ripping, copying and converting: A professional Blu-ray Ripper must be equipped with the capability of ripping all Blu-rays under the newest protection technology. Meanwhile, it can backup Blu-ray to External Hard Disk with a manageable size and convert the source Blu-ray movies to any VLC supported format.

3. Video Quality: A professional Blu-ray Ripper should convert Blu-ray with original video quality in high definition.

4. Speed: Ripping or copying a Blu-ray to External Hard Disc costs a lot of time. If you have several Blu-rays to backup, the conversion speed must be considered as a criterion for professional Blu-ray Ripper.

5. Personal Demands: When backing up Blu-ray to External Hard Disc, many people has some personal demands, like cropping the black area of the movie and adding some watermarks.

6. Price: Anytime, whatever we buy, the thing we have to consider must be the price.

7. Lifetime free update: Consering either Windows or Mac system will update several times in the later life, the Blu-ray Ripper should provide lifetime free update to compatible with the newest platform.

Best Blu-ray Ripper to Rip Blu-ray to External Hard Disc for VLC

Taking all the above factors into account, Pavtube BDMagic (Mac version)will be the best choices. It can rip and backup copy & region protected Blu-ray to External Hard Disc with VLC compatible MP4, H.265, MOV, AVI, 3GP, WMV, MKV, etc format with original video quality in three steps. Based on Windows, it can offer you 6x times Blu-ray ripping speed by H.264 codec with NVIDIA CUDA/ AMD GPU acceleration technology. It is cheap for Pavtube often offers a discount on its official Facebook to reward the customer. 

In addition, you can contact Pavtube Support Team for more help through the contact ways listed as below, and your emails will be replied within 2 work days once Pavtube team received them.
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Backup Bluray on External Hard Disk to playback with VLC

Step 1: Add Blu-ray movies

Launch Blu-ray to External Hard Disc converter, click “File” > “Load from Disc” to add 2D/3D Blu-ray to the software. This Blu-ray to External Hard Disc converter supports batch conversion so you can add more than one Blu-ray movies at a time. And you can select the desired subtitle in “Subtitle” box and preview your Blu-ray on the right window. 

Step 2: Choose VLC supported format

VLC supports tons of video formats. You can select any one from “HD Video” or “Common Video”. Considering the most compatible format with VLC, HD MP4 is suggested here.

Tip: Click “Settings”, you can adjust video codec, bitrate, frame rate, etc and preview the video size in the chart below.

Step 3: Convert Blu-ray to External Hard Disc for VLC

Hit the “Convert” button to transcode your Blu-ray to External Hard Disc with VLC compatible formats.

After you stored Blu-ray on Blu-ray to External Hard Disc, you can play these Blu-ray movies with VLC via Blu-ray to External Hard Disc without using the discs again.

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