Blu-ray to Media Player tagged posts

How do I Rip Blu-Ray, DVD Discs for storage onto Drobo 5n and copy to Mac Mini Plex for Use on TV

Diana Joan

Oct 04, 2014 06:23 pm / Posted by Diana Joan | Categories: BD/DVD Tools

“I am looking to put my movie titles onto my Drobo 5n and pointed my dedicated Mac mini running Plex Server and running Plex Theater, that’s connected to a 4×4 matrix switch that plays to all my TVs in my house. Once I have all my movies uploaded in the right format, I would like to be able to play them on any device (mainly my TVs, or my 3 iPhones and 3 iPad Minis.) My movies are DVD and Blu-ray (most with digital copy). Can you help me? Thanks!”

Put Blu-ray/DVD on Drobo 5n and Mac mini Plex

Blu-ray and DVD movie is becoming more and more popular, many people choose to enjoy movies with a blu-ray or dvd player, but sometimes it is not so convenient in this way, so they prefer to store BD/DVD on Drobo 5n or stream via Plex for playing directly with other portable devices or TV as above...

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Rip Blu-ray and DVD movies to AC Ryan Player for watching

Diana Joan

Sep 05, 2014 06:31 am / Posted by Diana Joan | Categories: BD/DVD Tools

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.

View Blu-ray DVD on AC Ryan Player

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...

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Watch The Avengers Blu-ray on Vizio 70″ M-Series 3D Smart LED HDTV in 16:9 display

Diana Joan

Sep 04, 2014 03:57 am / Posted by Diana Joan | Categories: BD/DVD Tools

I bought my very first 3D TV The M701d a week ago at Costco. It is the second largest LED TV in the M series for 2013/2014. The 2D picture looks great and it also has a very nice deep rich 3D quality picture. But right away I noticed some cross talking on the bottom part of the screen when I watched John Carter and The Hobbit, mostly when there was subtitling. I saw it really bad when watching Wreck-It Ralph last night. Depending on the depth of the 3D image, the cross talking is extremely noticeable on the bottom half of the screen. Watching a 16:9 movie, like The Avengers, is almost unbearable. It is a movie in Blu-ray disc.

Vizio 70" M-Series 3D Smart LED HDTV

As many Blu-ray players don’t support 3D playback, you may choose 3D Smart LED HDTV like Vizio 70″ M-Series to watch 2D/3D Blu-ray movies keeping 3D effect like me...

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How to get 3D Blu-ray onto your BenQ W1080ST projector for playback

Diana Joan

Aug 26, 2014 06:45 am / Posted by Diana Joan | Categories: BD/DVD Tools

I’d consider myself a home entertainment enthusiast, as such I’m quite finicky when it comes to audio and video quality. I would happily drop out my LED TV and replace it with the BenQ W1080ST. The W1080ST delivered high quality and bright video, for as long as you were not shining a direct light at it.

And a few days before, I’ve purchased many 3D blu-ray movies, I wonder if my BenQ W1080ST projector directly play 3D blu-ray with 3D effect keeping? Is it necessary to hook up a Blu-ray player to it? I only have two options to hooking it up to a blu-ray player: S-video or that yellow video plug. No optical or DVI or HDMI plugs. I would really like to know before I go and spend a lot of money on a Blu-ray player.

BenQ W1080ST projector

From BenQ website, we learn that the W1080ST is a single chip DLP projecto...

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Is there any way to watch Blu-ray(ISO) movies on Xbox 360

Diana Joan

Aug 21, 2014 03:55 am / Posted by Diana Joan | Categories: Hot Topics

Xbox one latest news: Xbox One will stream TV to your phone or tablet with upcoming update.

The Xbox One is a fantastic console, and with a few more updates and games it could become a must-buy for media-savvy gamers. But do you know the fact: The Xbox is not only a good game console, but also a great media player? With the rising popularity of Blu-ray, you may have a large collection of Blu-ray Discs or Blu-ray ISO files and want to use your Xbox console to play it. However, you found it impossible because it doesn’t have a built-in Blu-ray drive and Xbox 360 only support 720P and 1080P resolution in AVI, MP4, MOV, WMV, etc. video formats not including Blu-ray ISO image files.

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Then is there any way to help you out? Absolutely yes...

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Backup Blu-ray to ISO, BDMV, M2TS, MKV for playing on WD TV Live Plus

Diana Joan

Aug 19, 2014 08:08 am / Posted by Diana Joan | Categories: BD/DVD Tools

Western Digital’s amped up WD TV Live Plus goes beyond Netflix with Flickr, Pandora, DVD menu support, control through Windows, and more. You can play media from your home network and the Internet on your big screen TV. Plus, enjoy access to your Netflix unlimited membership and other premium content. What I mean is that you can experience them as big as life on your TV in Full-HD 1080p with WD TV Live Plus HD media player.

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The supported file formats of WD TV Live Plus HD are including WMV9, AVI (MPEG1/2/4, Xvid, AVC), H.264, MKV (h.264, x.264, AVC, MPEG1/2/4, VC-1), MOV (MPEG4, H.264), M2TS, TP, TS, MOV/MP4 (MPEG4, h.264), DVR-MS, VOB (unprotected or unencrypted). Here comes these questions:

Can WD TV Live Plus playback Blu-ray backups?

The answer is YES...

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Backup Blu-ray to Popcorn Hour C-300- Rip Blu-ray to ISO first

Diana Joan

Aug 14, 2014 10:18 pm / Posted by Diana Joan | Categories: BD/DVD Tools

The Popcorn Hour C-300 is our best Networked Media Jukebox yet! Powered by the Sigma Designs 8647 CPU and with added multi-language support, the C-300 comes with our NMJ v2 software that automatically turns your video, music and photo libraries into works of art. The C-300 comes with a rack allowing you to install a standard hard drive (mounted without screws) and a slim format Blu-ray/DVD player. However, you have to add £50 for a full size Blu-ray player or £130 for a slim model.

popcorn hour c-300

To make it easy to get C-300 have license to support Blu-ray playback, you have to remove the Blu-ray copy-protections and rip Blu-ray to HDD first. There are different ways for backing up Blu-ray- you can rip a Blu-ray to BDMV, BD ISO, MKV or .m2ts streams without degrading the Blu-ray quality...

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Get Blu-ray Subtitles for Popcorn Hour A-400

Diana Joan

Aug 13, 2014 11:48 pm / Posted by Diana Joan | Categories: BD/DVD Tools

Popcorn Hour has come up with a new media box. The Popcorn Hour A-400 is one of the company’s dinkiest boxes yet. It’s designed to occupy as small a footprint as possible, giving you more room to spare under your TV. With up-to-date 7.1 audio system you can get up to DTS-HD and Dolby TrueHD 7.1 audio output, as the A-400 boxes can pass-through original Blu-ray HD audio to AV receiver for decoding.

popcorn hour a 400

However, few people have luck with Blu-ray subtitles when playing ripped Blu-ray movies with a Popcorn Hour A-400. This is because the Blu-ray .sup subtitles is not a supported format for PCH A-400. Blu-ray Discs use PGS encoded .sup subtitles. PGS is graphical image subtitles totally different with the text based subtitles (e.g. srt), and must be played in a different way...

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Rip Blu-ray to ASUS O!Play Mini Plus media player for unlimited movie enjoyment

Diana Joan

Aug 12, 2014 09:51 am / Posted by Diana Joan | Categories: BD/DVD Tools

O!Play Mini Plus offers access to the most popular worldwide online streaming service Netflix. After you bought a new realeased Blu-ray disc like Sabotage, do you want to get full-control of your Blu-ray on your HDTV via Asus O!Play Mini Plus without ever having to get off your couch to drop a BD disc. Is it possible to backup your Sabotage Blu-ray Disc to Asus O!Play Mini Plus?

asus o play mini plus

In fact, Asus O! Play Mini Plus is a compact media player which is capable of playing most of the video and audio in various formats like include MPEG1/2/4, H264, VC-1 and RMVB, with all the popular extensions such as AVI, ASF, DAT, FLV, MKV, M2TS, MP4, MOV, M4V, RM, TS, TP, TRP, VOB/ISO/IFO, WMV, and xVid/DivX, etc...

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Enjoy Blu-ray/DVD movies via WD TV player with 5.1 audio

Diana Joan

Aug 10, 2014 05:08 am / Posted by Diana Joan | Categories: BD/DVD Tools

It is known that WD TV is a customer device produced by Western Digital and it is good at playing high-definition video, standard video and most common video and audio formats. The WDTV (original box) only has DTS pass-through, no down mix. And the WDTV Live can downmix DTS to stereo, so you can watch a film with a DTS soundtrack down mixed to TV via HDMI on WDTV Live. While WD TV Live HD Media player, WD TV Live Plus HD Media Player and WD TV HD Media Player will play DTS audio in 2 channels without the need for an audio receiver that can decode the codec.

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If you want to enjoy Blu-ray/DVD movies with WD TV player, the best way is to backup BD/DVD to lossless MKV which is supported by WD TV player with with all languages, subtitle tracks and chapter info keeping...

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