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How to Convert Blu-ray to H.264 Video Files for Mac and PC

Blake Sullivan Updated on Apr 15, 2022 4:00 PM

As a movie lover, you might usually stream movies online these days. Now, you want to go over the classic movies that are stored in a collection of Blu-ray disc which gather dust at the corner of your room. You want to rip the movies from your Blu-ray to H.264 video file that are later moved into your multimedia device that supports H.264 files. You download a third-party tool online and it turns out you have run into difficult about copyright protection which is devised to thwart ripping and converting the Blu-ray to H.264 video files on your Mac or PC's.

Don't worry, Blu-ray Converter has countermeasures in place. It's capable of decrypting your both Blu-ray and DVD disc and converting movies to H.264 files and any other formats like MKV, MP4, WMV, MOV, M4V, etc. Also, it includes a bunch of presets for those who don't need a lot of fiddly options, so that you can convert the Blu-ray & DVD movies for playback on your gadgets: iPhone, iPad, Samsung, PS4, Xbox One, etc., smoothly.

The latest version of this program now accepts most video files as input and converts into pretty much formats you like.

Let's get to the point and see how it rips Blu-ray movie into H.264 videos on Mac machine for example. Note that this guide is about viewing Blu-ray content on a Mac or PC media player. To learn more about dealing with the process of Blu-ray to a specific gadget, read another tutorial on how to rip a Blu-ray to play movie on iPhone. It's also identical for other devices like Android smart phones.

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Blu-ray to H.264 Conversion Process

Step 1: Insert Blu-ray into BD drive

Open the application on your machine, the program interface is easy to navigate through because all the advanced settings are packed in the menus.

Insert your Blu-ray disc into external BD drive that's attached with your Mac, then click Load Disc button on the top left corner of the interface and select Blu-ray disc you would like to convert into H.264 files.

After the program scans the chosen disc, it will show titles on the screen alongside with something about the title like length, subtitle, resolution, etc.

Step 2: Choose an output format and set its video codec to H.264

Now that you've decides which title(s) to rip, you're ready to select the output profile. On the left position of the bottom area, click the Profile drop-down menu and this will get you into a pull-down panel that includes many format profiles available for choosing from: MP4, MKV, AVI, WMV, etc. See as below.

Right here, we choose the option marking H.264 codec for the purpose of ripping Blu-ray to H.264 videos in Mac. To do this, click the "HD Video" category, then select "HD H.264/MPEG-4 AVC Video (*.mp4)" as output format. Note that you can also pick HD MKV Video (*.mp4) since it uses h.264 codec to encoding videos in it.

Then click the Settings button near Profile menu to proceed to the next step.

Now, you are presented with a Profile Settings window with a list of video and audio encoding parameters. Modify those parameters in light of your own needs. Here make sure H.264 is selected as the Video codec.

[Related Article: How to Rip a Blu-ray and Convert to 1080p MKV File]

By the way, before you start converting Blu-ray movies to H.264, you are empowered by this program to edit the movie. You can cut, crop and merge the movies alongside with other effects. Click the Edit image icon on the top menu bar of the main interface for this function.

Step 3: Begin Blu-ray to H.264 conversion

In Destination box beneath Profile menu, select a location on your computer's hard drive where the output movies are saved.

Eventually, we have come to the final step. When you're all set, click the button labeled Convert at the bottom right corner of the interface and this software begin its work; depending on the length of the files and the speed of your computer, it can take a while to rip and convert the content of Blu-ray to H.264 video files on your Mac or PC.

After the software finishes its job in converting your Blu-ray on your machine, you can locate the movies in the folder and add the mp4 movies to your iTunes library and it will then ready for you to transfer (or stream) to your devices.


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