Convert Blu-ray to 720 x 480 Video

Summary: Standard Blu-ray is 1080p and new 4K Blu-ray has 2160p. Blu-ray resolution is high and that is an advantage but sometimes, you may need to get it reduced to a lower resolution. 

When your display has lower pixel or you want to rip Blu-ray to Gear VR video, you need to reduce the resolution to a lower resolution like DVD 720 x480 vidoe. So how to get the film reduced to 720 x 480 during the ripping process? Read the article to learn the way to convert Blu-ray to 720 x 480 video.

Side-by-side Comparison of Blu ray vs DVD vs 4K Ultra HD



Laser type

Video codecs


Region codes



720×480 (480i/480p-US)


650nm (red laser)


$14.99 to $29.99

8 regions(6 commercial)

Numerous movies in DVD


1920×1080 (1080p)


405nm (blue laser)


$5 to $10 expensive than DVD

Three region codes

Newer and fewer than DVD


4096x2160 or 3840 x 2160

66 to 100GB


HEVC and VP9

Free to $99/year subscription


Limited resources

Steps to Get Video Reduced to 720 x 480 During ripping Blu-ray process 

Step 1: Get Pavtube ByteCopy to rip and compress Blu-ray video.

Pavtube ByteCopy can rip any Blu-ray discs by removing Blu-ray BD+, AACS up to MKB v61 then extract lossless MKV from Blu-ray. It also can convert Blu-ray to MP4/MOV/AVI with multiple subtitle and audio tracks. If you want to watch Blu-ray on VR Headsets, you can convert Blu-ray to 3D MP4, 3D MKV with ByteCopy. In the Blu-ray ripping process, ByteCopy allows you adjust video size to 720 x 480 or 1280 x 720 whatever you want.

Step 2: Click "File" icon like a disc to load source movie from Blu-ray disc or a folder. It will automatically detect the main title to convert.

Step 3: Hit "Format" to open the drop-down list. Choose "H.264 High Profile Video (*.mp4)" format from "Common Video" catelog.

Step 4: Click "Settings" in the main UI to open a new window. Choose 720 x 480 from "Video Size" box.

Step 5: Set output folder with "Browse" button. Then press on "Convert" to start to rip Blu-ray to 720 x 480 video.

When the ripping process ends, just open output folder then you can get the generated 720 x 480 video. With this Blu-ray Ripper, you also can shrink BD 50 to BD 25 in 1080p video.

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