Most of us are not about to play iTuness ridiculous prices to watch movies and TV shows we already have on Blu-rays. Instead, we’ll just rip those Blu-ray discs to iTunes-friendly format. Here is how.
People would like to play Blu-ray with iTunes. Because it is easy to play your Blu-rays on devices that supports iTunes such as iPad, iPhone or iPod Touch without ever needing to use the Blu-ray disc again. You will always want to have access to your Blu-rays whenever you feel like. To crown it all, it is free, once you convert your Blu-ray, you can play your Blu-rays with a lot of ease. On the other hand, it is important to acknowledge the fact that iTunes cannot rip Blu-ray to iTunes.
However, that should not be a reason to worry you, since there are some of the best Blu-ray to iTunes rippers which can aid in copying Blu-ray to iTunes in a professional way. Whether it is for storage or preserving the movie or carrying the movie in digital format the task can be accomplished in a number of ways.
If you’re looking for ease of use and don’t mind spending $49, I’ve had success using Brorsoft’s Blu-ray Ripper for Mac(available for Mac and Windows users) to rip and convert my favorite Blu-ray and DVD movies to a format playable by iTunes and iPad Air. I’ve found the quality to be excellent, and see no difference when compared to playing the discs themselves.
The software works like most other BD rippers I’ve used. Pop in your disc, choose an iTunes output profile (QuickTime MOV, MP4, HD MP4), and click “Convert”. If you are copying Blu-ray to iTunes library for easy syncing with other iDevices, chances are you already installed this great program. If not, download it from here (or Windows version here). Below are the steps.
How to convert Blu-ray to iTunes highly compatible video formats
Step 1. First, of all the process starts at the Blu-ray drive (necessary for BD ripping), insert your Blu-ray in the drive, then launch the Blu-ray ripper software. Click “Load Blu-ray” icon to import the Blu-ray movies.
Loaded Blu-ray movies can be previewed in the right preview window and you’re free to take snapshots of your favorite Blu-ray movies. In addition, you can select the subtitle and audio track as you like.
Step 2. After you have successfully completed loading your Blu-ray, select the output format and folder. If you do not have a ready folder, create one where you can easily locate it. The video formats available are M4V, MP4 or MOV. In this case, we shall select MP4 format from the common Video choices only for description purposes.
If you want to convert your Blu-ray movies for play on iPhone, iPad, iPod, Apple TV and more, you can simply browse to find the preset of your device and select it as the output format to get videos with optimized settings. All iDevices output files can be synced to iTunes automatically.
Step 3. After selecting your desired format and the destination file you can opt to make changes or settings and if you are OK with the way the format is click the Convert button to initiate the conversion. This might take some time; however, it is important to note that the conversion time depends on the size of the Blu-ray movies.
So there you have it. Pretty Simple! When the conversion is done, you can decide to watch your movie or share it with friends on iTunes or iPod Touch, iPad, iPhone among other portable devices.
Ways to import and play the converted Blu-ray videos with iTunes
Once you ascertain that the conversion is successfully completed, you can import the file anywhere you wish to even in the media player as long as the file is iTunes friendly. First, locate the output file where you have saved the videos. Then open the iTunes app so that you can import the output videos to it. This can be done by dragging and dropping the media file. The process is simple all you need is:
Step 1. Click “File” menu on the left side of iTunes toolbar
Step 2. Choose the “Add File to Library” option
Step 3. Open the output folder that contains the videos
Step 4. Select the file and click “Open”.
After opening the file the will go to your iTunes and you can verify if the transfer has been successful by going to the iTunes library and typing the name of the file. If it is successfully transferred, A thumbnail of the video file will appear in your screen. If the transfer is successful you can further transfer the file to your iPod Touch, the new iPad Air, iPad Mini, iPad 2, iPhone 5S, iPhone 4S, Apple TV 3 and other portable devices and you can easily enjoy them everywhere you wish to.