In this article, we talk about how to rip or copy a movie from Blu-ray disc to NAS, so that you can share and watch Blu-ray movies from NAS on multiple computers, HDTV, iPad, Android or other portable devices as long as it’s DLNA compliant.
Blu-Ray may be majestic, but it also has more copy protection than any other format around, and it is a bit difficult if you want to store the movies from Blu-ray disc on NAS: firstly, the copy protection of Blu-ray disc prevent copying directly, secondly, the HD TV, PC, Mac and portable devices such as phones and tablet are not compatible with m2ts files on Blu-ray disc.
In this case, you need to rip the movie out of Blu-ray disc with a common format which is compatible with all of your devices and media players. In fact, *.mp4 is just the one for you, since it is the most common format and supported by almost all of the devices and media players. Here you just need a Blu-ray ripping tools, which has strong ability to remove the copy protection of the Blu-ray disc and rip the Blu-ray to common *.mp4 format. Here Brorsoft Blu-ray Ripper should take into your consideration. With it, 3D Blu-ray discs, 2D Blu-ray discs, and standard DVDs can be ripped to all popular SD and HD (3D) video formats like 4K/1080P/720P MP4, MOV, MKV, M4V, WMV, FLV, AVI, 3GP, MPEG and more. Meanwhile Brorsoft Blu-ray Ripper also provides the preset formats for over 200 hot devices (iPad, iPhone, Android, Surface tablet, Samsung Galaxy, Xbox,PlayStation, NAS, Panasonic/Samsung/Sony/LG Smart TVs/HDTVs/3D TVs). Meanwhile, it allows you to make physical and digital backup copies of your Blu-ray library with two models: Copy Blu-ray Main Movie Only or Backup Blu-ray Whole Structure.
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Tutorial: How to Rip Blu-ray to NAS for streaming
STEP 1. Add Blu-ray files
Insert your Blu-ray disc into your BD drive, run the Blu-ray ripping software and click “BD/DVD disc” icon to load your Blu-ray movies. As you can see, you can preview the loaded Blu-ray files in the right preview window and select Blu-ray audio track/subtitle. DVD disc, DVD folder, ISO/IFO files are supported as well.
STEP 2. Choose output format
To convert Blu-ray to NAS storing and streaming, just click on the dropdown menu of “Format”, and then choose MKV, H.264 MP4 from Common Video profile list. If you want to keep 1080p resolution as source movie, you can choose HD Video > H.264 HD Video(*.mp4) or MKV HD Video(*.mkv) as output format.
Tip: If you like, you can click “Settings” to change the video encoder, resolution, frame rate, etc. as you wish. To save your storage space, you can compress your Blu-ray movies. Keep in mind the file size and video quality is based more on bitrate than resolution which means bitrate higher results in big file size, and lower visible quality loss, and vice verse.
STEP 3. Start converting Blu-ray to NAS
Press the “Convert” button to start ripping Blu-ray movies for NAS streaming. When the conversion finishes, click Open button to find the output files. Make sure the wireless network connection is accessible among the NAS and HD TV or other media players. Then just enjoy the high quality movies at ease.
If you want to transfer Blu-ray to NAS retaining original quality and you have a lot of spare space, you can choose “directly copy”. It will copy Blu-ray into M2TS. Then you can view the M2TS files with VLC installed on your portable deviece.