How to Watch Blu-ray Movies on VLC with Android Phone

This article show you a very simple method to rip your Blu-ray disc to the VLC most compatible format so that you can watching them on your Android phone with VLC mdiea player installed.

VLC is is not only one of the most popular free media players available on the net, but also one of the portable player for Android phone that can play multiple audio as well as video formats seamlessly.

VLC media player that can play MPEG, QuickTime, MKV, AVI, DIVX, 3GP and many other formats. One the PC with DVD drive you can also play the DVD directly. However, it is not easy for watching Blu-ray movies with VLC on Android phone on-the-go. Here in this article we will show you a method to rip your Blu-ray disc to digital format for Android phone and then play with VLC.

For Ripping the Blu-ray to Android phone, you just need a Blu-ray ripping tools, and rip the Blu-ray to Android compatible format. The below table shows what files Android phones and tablets support, with both codec and filename extension information provided.

Format / Codec Supported File Type(s) / Container Formats Details
H.263 • 3GPP (.3gp)
• MPEG-4 (.mp4)
H.264 AVC • 3GPP (.3gp)
• MPEG-4 (.mp4)
• MPEG-TS (.ts, AAC audio only, not seekable, Android 3.0+)
Baseline Profile (BP)
(Android 3.0+)
H.265 HEVC • MPEG-4 (.mp4) Main Profile Level 3 for mobile devices and Main Profile Level 4.1 for Android TV
(Android 5.0+)
MPEG-4 SP • 3GPP (.3gp)
VP8/VP9 • WebM (.webm)
• Matroska (.mkv, Android 4.0+)
WebM (.webm)(Android 2.3.3+)
Matroska(Android 4.0+)
Streamable only in Android 4.0 and above

Note: Some Android phones may provide support for additional formats or file types not listed in the table. Similarly, some video formats may only be supported by later Android versions.

As for the Blu-ray ripping tool, Brorsoft Blu-ray Ripper for Windows | for Mac
is high recommended here.

– Decrypt Blu-ray AACS, BD+ up to MKB62.
– Convert Blu-ray to 3GP, MP4MKV for Android.
– Rip Blu-ray encoded with H.264/H.265 AVC to Android tablets and phones.
– Copy Blu-ray to Samsung Galaxy (S7/S7 Edge and Note 7), HTC(One X), Sony(Xperia Z3), etc.
– Batch conversion feature must give you surprise.

What’s more, it also rips 2D/3D Blu-ray into 3D Videos in MKV/MP4 with Side-by-Side, Top-Bottom, or Anaglyph (Red-Blue) 3D effects, and supports adding *.srt and *.ass subtitle.

Based on Windows, Brorsoft Blu-ray Ripper can offer you 6X times Blu-ray speed taking full advantage of the NVIDIA CUDA technology and AMD Accelerated Parallel Processing (APP) by H.264 codec. This Blu-ray Ripper also can rip DVD so you can copy DVD to Android with it, too.

If you are Mac user, please turn to Brorsoft Blu-ray Ripper for Mac, witch compatible with macOS Sierra well. For ripping Blu-ray on Mac and macOS Sierria, click here.

Guide: Rip Blu-ray movies to Android for playing on VLC

First free download the Blu-ray to Android Converter, in the below simple guide, we take Windows version as example, the way to compress Blu-ray to Android on Mac is almost the same. Just make sure you get the right version.

blu-ray-ripper-for-windows-try blu-ray-ripper-for-mac-trail

Step 1. Add Blu-ray movies

Place the disc from the BD drive, launch the Blu-ray Ripper for Android. and then click “disc” button to import Blu-ray movies into the program. DVD discs, ISO and IFO files are also supported.

Want to DVD movies to Android tablet/phone? Plese turn to DVD to Android Guide(Only for DVD, Blu-ray not supported).


Step 2. Choose output format

Generally speaking, MP4 is supported by almost all Android phones and tablets. Here you can choose “H.264 Video (*.mp4)” from “Common Video” as the output format. Also, this Blu ray converter provides optimized formats for Samsung, Motorola, Acer, Asus, Sony, Toshiba, HTC, etc branded Android devices; choose a proper one as you need. Or depends on your device, you can choose a suitable video format from “Android” catalogue.


Step 3. Profile Settings (Optional)

Click “Settings” to change the video resolution, bit rate, etc. for full screen playback smoothly or select the corresponding device as the output format. Please remember the file size is based more on bitrate than resolution which means bitrate higher results in bigger file size, and lower visible quality loss.


Recommended video parameters for Android
Parameters SD (Low quality) SD (High quality) HD 720p (N/A on all devices)
Video resolution 176 x 144 px 480 x 360 px 1280 x 720 px
Video frame rate 12 fps 30 fps 30 fps
Video bitrate 56 Kbps 500 Kbps 2 Mbps
Audio codec AAC-LC AAC-LC AAC-LC
Audio channels 1 (mono) 2 (stereo) 2 (stereo)
Audio bitrate 24 Kbps 128 Kbps 192 Kbps

Step 4. Start to rip Blu-ray for play on Android

The final step is to tap the Convert button and commence converting Blu-r ay movies to Android tablet or smartphone. When the conversion finished, you can click “Open” to locate the ripped files and easily transfer them to your Android device. In this way, you can easily play Blu-ray movies on Android tablet or phone with VLC media player without limitation.

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