How to Rip and Convert Blu-ray to AVI for Mac and Windows
There are endless reasons why you might want to extract the contents out from a Blu-ray disc and convert to a more manageable AVI file format. You might want to carry along those Blu-ray movies onto a PSP on a long trip, or you might want to share them with your friends via network, another reason might be that you might just want to backup in order to avoid scratches on the originals disc. Anyway...If you are looking to quickly decrypt and convert a blu-ray to AVI videos on Mac/PC without any complicated settings of codecs and compressions, Blu-ray Ripper is top choice for what you want to do.
Blu-ray Ripper for Mac has been around for quite some time. It gives a good balance between power and ease of use. It can remove most of type of protections contained on Blu-ray/DVD disc through its decryption algorithm, and convert the movie files across an incredibly large array of formats including Blu-ray to AVI (.*wmv, .*mp4, .*mkv, .*mov, .flv). One of the nice things is its flexibility: the program is embedded with preset options to convert Blu-ray for watching movies on just about every popular device, and lets you arrange several output settings to get full control over the quality/size of the exported video if you like. For Windows users, please download Blu-ray Ripper for Windows to get the job done.
Here below is the guide to go about ripping Blu-ray to AVI format on a Mac. Let's take a look at how it work.
Step 1: Add Blu-ray movie
Open the application. You'll be shown with a clean interface: it's spartan but extremely capable.
To get started, go to "Add Blu-ray/DVD" to import Blu-ray files (DVD supported as well) you want to convert in AVI. Or use its drag-n-drop feature to add BD files. This Mac Blu-ray to AVI ripper will scan your disc and automatically choose the recommended segment to rip. You can view the titles on the main window like so.
Step 2: Select the format of output
Next, head to the top middle menu next to the "Add Blu-ray/DVD". The default video is "MP4 Video", click it, this will bring up a panel where you need to click "Change" button to call up the format list window.
Then choose what format the exporting file will be save in. Here we just pick Format > Common Video > AVI Video.
Aside from the pre-determined output configurations for AVI, this Mac app gives you full control over the quality of the output video: bit rate, codec, channel, frame rate by clicking on the PEN icon on the upper right corner of AVI. But bear in mind that tweaking the default value are not advisable if you don't know what you are doing.
This Blu-ray to AVI converter also comes with brilliant features that make things much easier like converting videos directly for a wide selection of device presets next to the Format Tab. For example, Just choose the PS3 icon and the program will automatically optimized the output video settings for PS3 to produce the precise format you need.
Step 3: Ripping and encoding Blu-ray to AVI for Mac
Check all setting and click the big blue "Convert" button on the top right corner of the screen when you are satisfied with everything. The prorgram will begin the Blu-ray to AVI conversion. A progress bar will show its ripping speed. Depending on your system power, the length of movie files you select and the encoding settings you set, the time of conversion process will vary from hours up to half to the day.
That's it! After the contents of Blu-ray converted to AVI files on your Mac, you are ready to enjoy them at home or on the go, have a fun!