Basically, my family and I go traveling once a month in a recreational vehicle, while my children have nothing better to do than watch movies on PC/Car TV when I am driving. I've got hundreds of Blu-rays but I got tired of lugging them around, so I bought a 2TB External HDD and just want to watch movies on PC/Car TV via that. However, I am not a computer-man and I really do not know how to backup Blu-ray to External HDD for watching in recreational vehicle.
In order to backup Blu-ray to External HDD, you will need a Blu-ray ripper to rip the Blu-ray copy protection in advance and convert Blu-ray movies to External HDD compatible format, like MP4. There are many Blu-ray ripping programs on the web, while Pavtube BDMagic is the simplest, working method you could find. As it can not only rip Blu-ray movies, but also can copy DVD videos. Besides, it allows you to rip Blu-ray/DVD to various video formats, likeH.265/HEVC, H.264, MKV, MP4 etc for playing on not only PC/Car TV, but also other portable devices, such as Android phones, iPhone, PS4 etc. Moreover, you can set the video codec, size, bitrate etc to achieve better movie enjoyment. Here is the guide:
Free download and install:
- Pavtube old official address: http://www.pavtube.cn/blu-ray-ripper/
- Cnet Download: http://download.cnet.com/Pavtube-BDMagic/3000-7970_4-75922877.html
Steps to rip Blu-ray to MP4
Step 1. Load Blu-ray movies
Click “file” to find the “ load from disc” choice to import your Blu-ray movie.
Step 2: Set output format
Click the format bar to follow “HD Video” ＞ “H.264 HD Video (*.mp4)” supported by general media players as output format. If your device supports H.265, you can choose H.265 to lower the video size.
Step 3: Customize output video and audio quality
Here, you are free to adjust video and audio parameters in “Profile Settings” in order to achieve better movie enjoyment. You could set video size to 1080p and audio channel to 5.1 Channel to get excellent Blu-ray backup to External HDD.
Tips: To store more Blu-ray movies in External HDD, you can lower video size and bitrate etc in the “setting”.
Step 4: Start to convert
Click Convert button to rip Blu-ray to MP4. Afterwards, locate the created video in output folder.
There you get the job done. You can backup Blu-ray to External HDD successfully and stream it on PC/Car TV for watching in recreational vehicle.