If you have high demand on subtitle while ripping Blu-ray to Open Hour Chameleon, just choose to copy Blu-ray to MKV. For 3D Blu-ray, if you need to add external .srt subtitle, ripping Blu-ray to 3D MKV SBS cause Kodi support that on Open Hour. Kodi 3D SBS works with readable subtitle provided the MKV being tag with correct SBS or TAB info but Auto switching TV to 3D not yet supported in Kodi. User will need to change their TV to 3D mode themselves at this moment. As for forced subtitle, tested MKV can support on Open Hour.
To put it simple, ripping Blu-ray to MKV for using Kodi on Open Hour, you won’t meet subtitle trouble. So the question is how to decrypt Blu-ray to MKV for Open Hour playing using Kodi? Now it is the job of Blu-ray Ripper. A Blu-ray Ripper the difference from Blu-ray Copier> can make backup copies of your Blu-ray discs. Once the disc has been copied over to your hard drive, Blu-ray ripper software has the ability to convert the data to another file format like MKV.
Pavtube ByteCopy for Windows/Mac is exactly top Blu-ray Ripper to help you convert Blu-ray to MKV for Open Hour playing via Kodi. It is easy to use and can keep the original video quality in the Blu-ray ripping process. It can transcode Blu-ray to 720P MKV, 1080P MKV, 2160P MKV (Open Hour supports H.265 HEVC and H.264 3840X2160) and lossless MKV with multi-track subtitle and audio tracks (Note: Multi-Channels Decoding not supported in Open Hour).
You can choose SD MKV from “Common Video” and “HD MKV” in “HD Video”, “Lossless MKV” in “Lossless Video” is not suggested. Once you defined output MKV format, you can open “Settings” window to custom video size, bitrate, codec, frame rate and audio codec, channel, bitrate, sample rate. Then you don’t need to worry your MKV files can’t supported by Open Hour if you reset the MKV video parameters according to the requirement of Kodi and OHC. Read Pavtube ByteCopy review.
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How to Rip Blu-ray to MKV for Using on Kodi via Open Hour
Step 1: Import Blu-ray movies
Run the app and insert Blu-ray to Blu-ray drive. Click “File” to load the Blu-ray movies to the Blu-ray ripper. Blu-ray folder, Blu-ray ISO and DVD disc, DVD folder and DVD IFO/ISO are all supported.
1. You can add more than one Blu-ray movies at a time for its batch conversion function.
2. If you need to play movies on Open Hour with forced subtitle, you can tick forced subtitle box below the chapter list.
Step 2: Choose MKV to output
Click “Format”, you can choose the desired format in “Common Video” or “HD Video” profiles. Here we selected HD MKV for Open Hour using.
1.To reset video parameters, click “Settings”. A new window will pop up where you can adjust the video/audio parameters.
2.To add external subtitle to Blu-ray movie, open “Video Editor” window, click the “Subtitle” bar and check “Enable”, then you will be able to browse and add subtitles that you have saved on local computer to the Blu-ray movies.
Step 3: Convert Blu-ray to MKV for OHC
Click the convert button and start converting Blu-ray to MKV for Kodi and Open Hour. Once the conversion finished, you can get the ripped MKV video in output folder as you wanted.
You can store your MKV files from Blu-ray discs to external hard drive or USB 3.0 Flash Drive. When you need to play them, just insert it to the USB port. Or you can choose to put the Blu-ray movies to NAS then view the movie off of a NAS using Kodi on OpenHour.
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