How to Rip a Blu-Ray to Play Movies on iPhone
With the development of Internet, a growing number of people have ditched the traditional ways of home entertainment especially like the broadcast TV, DVD and Blu-ray discs. Instead, users are more willing to stream online or download the movies to their portable smartphone which is convenient to carry and watch them anywhere they go. However, it can be so extravagant and pity to set aside or even abandon the Blu-ray discs where hold a sizable collection of favorite films. Is there a way to extract the movies out of your Blu-ray discs and play onto an iPhone? This post may do you a favor.
iPhone is not intended for playback of Blu-ray as it has no Blu-ray drive nor player to read the disc. Fortunately, we can make it possible with picking up a program called Blu-ray Ripper. It's an excellent tool that allows you to rip a movie from Blu-ray and convert into an iPhone-playable movie file. And it also convert your Blu-ray to other popular formats you need such as MKV, WMV, MOV, MP4, MPEG-2. Plus, it gives you the power to freely customize the settings of output video, as well as personalize the video with a handy built-in editor to get the results exactly the way you want.
For those who are running a Mac computer, please refer to Blu-ray Ripper for Mac to convert your Blu-ray disc for playback on iPhone.
The following part is about how to decrypt the Blu-ray and convert the movie into a format that iPhone can read so you could transfer it to your iPhone via iTunes. Before starting, you may download and install the right copy of the tool on your machine according to your operating system.
Note: While it may seem obvious, we’ll also mention you’ll need a Blu-ray drive attached with your computer since most Blu-ray drives are capable of reading DVDs, but not vice versa.
To convert a Blu-ray, follow this process:
Step 1: Insert a Blu-ray and run Blu-ray Ripper
Once you've installed Blu-ray Ripper on your machine, run it and it's time to get ripping.
Insert a Blu-ray disk into your computer. Click the Add Blu-ray/DVD button at the upper-left corner of the interface to import Blu-ray content to the program. There are three loading mode for you to select: Full Movie, Main Movie and Custom Mode. You can set this in preference as you like.
Then the software will begin scanning the contained content of the disc and display them with details respectively on the screen and you can select the Subtitles and Audio tracks for each title.
Step 2: Select output format
Select a title in the list, then click MP4 Video button next to Add Blu-ray/DVD. This will open a drop-down menu where there are three options to choose from: Edit, Change, Apply to All. Hit the Change option to proceed (Apply to All option here can be used to quickly apply the same profiles and settings to all the files of your choice).
You then should be presented with a new window where lists various of selectable formats as well as device-oriented preset profiles.
To get the best possible playback on your iPhone, you could choose an appropriate pre-defined profile under the Device tab. Selecting one of these presets will automatically adjust all the settings to fit whatever you choose. And you can also modify any of these presets by hovering on the preset you choose and checking the Pen icon at the upper right corner.
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Alternatively, you can choose to select a specific format as output format from HD Video sub-tab under Format tab for your iPhone. It's worth pointing out that iOS devices only support videos in MOV, MP4 and M4V extension.
Once the output profile has been confirmed, you can configure other settings such as video quality, audio track, sample rate, bitrate, etc by hitting the Pen icon at the upper right corner of the selected profile. All these mentioned settings are optional.
After resetting, press OK to save them and exit. Note that here you could rename the profile and click Save to Custom on the left side to save it as your customize profile for further use.
Also, prior to the actual process of converting your Blu Ray movie to iPhone, you're able to edit video files as per your choice by clicking Edit image icon at the end of each loaded title in the main interface. In this panel, you will be offered the help to trim the video length, watermark the video, crop to remove the back margins and unwanted parts, apply effects for the video and take 3D effect.
Step 3: Press "Convert" button
When you're ready, hit the green Convert button on the top bar, it should ask you to pick where you want to place the movie on your computer after you've ripped it. After that, again, click Convert button to let go the Blu-ray to iPhone converting process and take a break. It will take anywhere for a few minutes to over an hour.
Once the progress bar is filled, open the output directory to get the video file into iTunes library and transfer to your iPhone. (See also: Best replacements to iTunes.)
According to the handy guide above, you've magically turned those Blu-ray videos into files without reducing the quality noticeably, ready for viewing on your iPhone of your choice. Best of all, this Blu-ray Ripper is a perfect and stable product for home movie projects with a wide range of great features, and it's undeniably deserved your try.