Create digital versions of Blu-ray discs

Diana Joan

Jan 29, 2017 06:08 am / Posted by Diana Joan | Categories: BD/DVD Tools

Before, many people prefer to buy movies on physical media, versus electronic only. But the enjoyment rely on the heavy Blu-ray Player. You can watch movies like Apple ecosystem. Only transfer the movie to iTunes, you can view the video on iPhone, iPad, Apple TV freely anytime. Fortunatley, if you make your own digital versions of Blu-ray, you can put it to iTunes like a MP4 video can get and enjoy the Blu-ray rips via iTunes on your any Apple device. If you’re interested in creating your own digital copies of your Blu-ray discs, read on to see how I do it.

The Benefits Of Converting Blu-ray To Digital Files

There are absolutely some benefits of converting or ripping Blu-ray movies to digital files on Windows (10) or Mac.

Occasion #1: Well protecting Blu-ray disks from being scratched or data from getting lost

Convenient as Blu-ray disc is, but it is subject to being scratched or getting data lost through frequent being inserted in and and out of Blu-ray drive. Those Blu-ray collectors are wondering if there is a solution enabling them to protect their Blu-ray collection but at the same time to watch the high-quality of Blu-ray content. By ripping Blu-ray to digital files, you can get your precious Blu-ray well protected.

Occasion #2: Making the goal of Blu-ray playback on the go attainable

For those of you who spend considerable time on their portable mobile devices like Windows, Android or Apple products (iPhone, iPad, Mac) on the go or on big screen TV with family at home, it is an ideal way to rip Blu-ray to digital files and then transfer the ripped result to these devices for them to watch Blu-ray movies in a convenient way.

Occasion #3: Sharing Blu-ray movies with friends on social media or video-sharing sites

Sometimes, you may come across an idea that you would like to share Blu-ray movies on social media or video-sharing sites such as YouTube, Facebook, etc. with your friends. However, movies contained in a Blu-ray cannot be directly uploaded to social media and video-sharing site due to format incompatibility. Such being the case, Blu-ray ripping from Blu-ray disk to digital files is necessary. After converting Blu-ray to digital format conversion, you can start to upload the converted file onto social media or video-sharing sites for sharing with your friends.

Occasion #4: Freeing up some room in your house

Since the Blu-ray collection takes a lot of space, by ripping or copying Blu-ray disk to digital files on Windows (10) or Mac, you can save a lot of space in your house. Sometime you can also save Blu-ray on NAS server so that you can access them anywhere, it does save storing space too.

The Best Blu-ray To Digital Converters

There is not a piece of software born with Windows and Mac operating system that can rip Blu-ray to digital files, which means a piece of third-party Blu-ray to digital ripper software is required to complete the task of ripping Blu-ray on Windows (10) or Mac.

Note: Ripping encrypted Blu-rays is agaist the laws and regulations. Users shall consult the local laws or gain the copy right of commercial Blu-rays first before ripping process takes place.

Pavtube ByteCopy is one of the top Blu-ray rippers I have tried. This program will decrypt commercial Blu-ray discs that are under copy protection and lift region limitation upon Blu-ray discs. It can convert Blu-ray movies into video or audio in more than 200 formats such as H.264/H.265 MP4, MKV, MOV, AVI, Prores, M3U8, MP3, etc. with 100 % original quality reserved and a high conversion speed. Meanwhile, it can convert Blu-ray movies into multi-track MKV/MOV/AVI/MP4 with mutiple audio tracks preserving.

It offers multiple tracks for you to select, making it friendlier to rip copy-protected Blu-ray to those non-English speakers. What’s even more amazing is that users can trim Blu-ray video length, crop Blu-ray video size, adjust Blu-ray video effect, add watermark/subtitles upon Blu-ray video, and convert 2D source Blu-ray video into 3D movie for 3D players, VR headsets, 3D TV, etc.

Pavtube ByteCopy for Mac version is here. Now download the right program according to your computer system and follow the step-by-step guide below to convert Blu-ray to MP4, AVI, MOV, etc digital video files.

Free download and install Pavtube ByteCopy:

          

Convert Blu-ray To Digital On Windows (10) Or Mac

Step 1. Add Blu-ray Movies

Install and launch the program, then click “Load file(s)” button to import the Blu-ray movies that you want to use. After the files are loaded, you can preview them on the right and take snapshots of any movie scenes.

load Blu-ray

Tip: You have the option of editing videos as you want. Just click “Edit selected task” button on the menu bar to accomplish editing tasks.

Step 2. Choose output format

From the drop-down list of “Format” > “Common Video”, you can select MP4, AVI, MOV, etc. (for MP4, MKV, MOV is usually encoded with H.264) as the output format. If you want to get better HD video quality, select format from “HD Video” category. If you want to import the Blu-ray movie to play on iPhone, iPad, iPod, Apple TV, etc., you can also directly select iPhone, iPad, Apple TV or iPod as the output format to get videos with optimized settings for your devices.

Choose format

Note: The most commonly used Blu-ray movie digital format is MP4, for its good compression and excellent compatibility. The popular MP4 video is widely accepted by most devices and media players. But to be specific: <See Blu-ray Ripping Software vs. Blu-ray Copy Software>

  • If you’d like to convert Blu-ray to digital files for playback on PC, you are advised to backup Blu-ray to MP4, AVI, WMV, MKV (Windows 10 already supported);
  • If you want to play Blu-ray movie on iPad/iPhone/Apple TV/Mac and other Apple devices, then you can choose to rip Blu-ray to MP4, MOV, M4V;
  • In addition, as for Android users, converting Blu-ray to MP4, H.264, 3GP, WebM, MKV video formats are suggested;
  • At last, if you want copy Blu-ray to a digital file including all intact Blu-ray videos/audios/subtitles or main title Blu-ray backup, “Copy the entire disc” option or “Format > Copy > Directly Copy or Directly Copy for 3D Bluray” will be the best choice.

Tip: To adjust video and audio parameters like codec, aspect ratio, bit rate, frame rate, sample rate, you could click on “Settings” button.

Step 3. Start to convert Blu-ray to digital

After all these have been prepared, just click the “Start conversion” button to begin the Blu-ray to MP4, AVI, MOV, etc. conversion. After that, click Open button to get the output video clips and play on mobile devices/TV, edit, share them online anywhere you like.

You can transfer the Blu-ray rips to Plex to setup your own home theater. You also can transfer Blu-ray to iTunes for watching on iPhone, iPad and Apple TV. Of course, load Blu-ray to NAS is also a good idea.

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