Large Blu-ray or DVD collections can take up a lot of room. Shelf after shelf can be taken over, and if Blu-rays or DVDs get out of order it can be very difficult to find the disk you are looking for. Converting the Blu-rays/DVDs to a digital format for viewing on PCs and media centers is a smart way to reduce the need for physical copies and speed up the process of selecting a title.
When you leave your home, your Blu-ray or DVD collection sits in your movie library at home. Wouldn’t it be great to digitize all of your Blu-ray/DVD movies so that you could watch them on your tablets, smartphones, laptops, and even watch them directly from your smart TV without needing your Blu-ray player? If you’re looking for an easy way for this, here are a few steps to effortlessly digitizing your Blu-ray/DVD library to videos for amusement anywhere you like.
Why Digitize Your Blu-ray/DVD Library?
- To stream movies directly to your tablets, computer, Blu-ray player, gaming consoles (XBOX One/360, PlayStation 3), even to your smart HDTV
- Protect your Blu-ray’s from fire, scratches, loss
- Watch your movies anywhere – at a friend’s house, while traveling, anywhere you can get Internet access
- Manage your movies in a more convenient way
Requirements to Digitize Blu-ray/DVD Collection
- Blu-ray Ripper to handle both Blu-ray and DVDs
- A BD Drive
- A PC or Mac
To digitize Blu-ray and DVD, the best program I can recommend here is Brorsoft Blu-ray Ripper, which is available for Windows and Mac computers. It is easy to use for editing and conversion and makes great quality copies of Blu-ray and DVDs.
The program takes everything from the Blu-ray/DVD, including the chapters, extras, and subtitles. It enables you to rip protected Blu-ray/DVD discs into versatile popular video formats including MP4, MKV (Tutorial: Losslessly Rip Blu-ray to MKV), MOV, FLV, WMV, AVI, etc. without any quality loss. And with the “Copy entire disc” option of the Blu-ray Ripper, you are able to make a successful and full copy of protected Blu-ray/DVD movie. Plus, you can just copy the movie only from your BD/DVD with its Directly Copy feature. In addition, 150+ video presets for portable devices like iPhone, iPad, iPod, PSP, HTC, Samsung, Archos, Zune, etc. are provided to let your get videos with the best settings to fit your device. If you’re using a Mac, please turn to Mac Blu-ray Ripping software (compatible with the latest Mavericks 10.9), which enables you to digitize Blu-ray/DVD film collection on Mac OS X.
How to digitize Blu-ray/DVD to videos with ease
The guide below uses Blu-ray Ripper for Windows screenshots. The steps to rip video files from Blu-ray on Mac is the same. Just make sure you have got the right version according to your situation.
Step 1: Launch the program and insert the Blu-ray/DVD disc that contains the Blu-ray movies you want. Click the disc button to choose the Blu-ray/DVD files you want to convert. At the bottom, you can select your desired subtitle and audio track.
Step 2: Click “Common Video” to select an output format. You can either choose MP4, MOV, MKV, FLV, WMV, AVI, MP3, WMA, OGG, etc. as the output format or select the icon of a device/software to get videos with optimized settings for a certain device/software like iPhone, iPad, iPod, HTC, PSP, Samsung, Xbox, etc.
Step 3: The last step is to click Convert button to being ripping your Blu-ray or DVD to digital videos. When the conversion finishes, click Open to get the ripped videos and enjoy them anywhere you like.
Editors’ note: With decent decrypting capability, high quality video output and considerate backup solution and specific format templates for versatile PMP devices (iPad, iPhone, Apple TV, Xbox, PS3, Android tablets and phones, etc), Brorsoft Blu-ray Ripper ranks top on the Blu-ray ripping and copying application list. Meanwhile Brorsoft provides excellent customer support service, including lifetime free upgrade of product and technical support. Users can contact the support staff via email for help and suggestion.