Blu-ray not only can be played via Blu-ray Player. It also could be ripped and streamed on other multimedia players, which natively don’t support Blu-ray, like Windows Media Player, Quicktime, Popcorn Hour A-400, WD TV Live Plus, etc. This operation is easy with the help of Blu-ray ripping products on the market. And no matter ripping Blu-ray to what device, the process is nearly the same. Here, we take WD TV Live Plus as an instance.
Firstly, backing up Blu-ray to WD TV Live Plus, you should know clearly the video and audio support of WD TV Live Plus. This can be found in the User Manual and Official site. Below is what I searched:
Media File Formats Supported on the WD TV Live Plus HD Media Player:
Video: MPEG1/2/4, WMV9, AVI (MPEG4, Xvid, AVC), H.264, MKV, MOV (MPEG4, H.264), M2TS, TP, TRP, TS, MP4, ASF, VOB (unprotected or unencrypted)
- MPEG2/4, H.264, and WMV9 support up to 1920x1080p 24fps, 1920x1080i 30fps, 1280x720p 60fps resolution.
- FLV file extensions are supported (using a video codec of H.264 and an Audio codec of AAC only) in the latest firmware version for all of the above devices besides the WD TV HD Media Player (Gen 2).
- RMVB videos from Real Media are not supported. You will need to use conversion software to convert them to a supported format.
Audio: MP3, WAV/PCM/LPCM, WMA, AAC, FLAC, MKA, AIF/AIFF, OGG, Dolby Digital, DTS.
Secondly, make sure your computer has a internal or external Blu-ray drive to carry out Blu-ray conversion process.
Thirdly, find a Blu-ray ripping tool, like Handbrake or ByteCopy. Considering that Handbrake can’t solve copy protected Blu-ray disc and it has output format limitation, I suggest you choose Pavtube ByteCopy (Mac version).
This software can rip and backup Blu-ray to nearly all kinds of video and audio format: H.265, M3U8, FLV, MOV, M4V, WMV, WMA, etc including lossless MKV with all multiple audio and subtitle tracks, and chapter markers keeping. It offers full disc copy and directly disc copy Blu-ray. What’s more, it allows consumers to adjust video frame rate, codec, size, and audio codec, channel to adapt to WD TV Live Plus. (More reasons to choose ByteCopy)
You can download here to try this amazing program:
– Pavtube old official address: http://www.pavtube.cn/bytecopy/
– Cnet Download: http://download.cnet.com/Pavtube-ByteCopy/3000-7970_4-76158512.html
Fourthly, using Blu-ray ripping tool to backup Blu-ray to WD TV Live Plus:
Steps to rip Blu-ray to WD TV Live Plus with ByteCopy
Step 1. Load Blu-ray files.
Step 2: Choose optimized profile for WD TV Live Plus
Pavtube ByteCopy offers users various choices for different devices and you are able to find the perfect profile for WD TV Live Plus following the path “HD Media Player” > “Multi-track/subtitle WD TV Live Video(*.mkv)”.(why choose MKV)
Step 3 : Set video parameters
According to the supported format list of WD TV Live Plus we searched before, when format is in H.264 codec, the frame rate should be set to 24. And the size can be set up to 1080p.
And audio AC3 codec is not supported, you should also change the codec to AAC.
Step 4: Start ripping Blu-ray to WD TV Live Plus
Click the “Convert” button to start converting Blu-ray to MKV for WD TV Live Plus. Once completed, go to “Open” the generated MKV files.
Fifthly, you can connect the WD TV Live Plus with your HD TV using HDMI and then to watch Blu-ray via WD TV Live Plus.
Although the devices maybe different, the process is similar. You can use this way to transfer your Blu-ray to other devices for streaming such as iPhone, iPad, tablet, game consoles.