Ripping, playing, and converting blu-rays: a tutorial
Here we’ll show you how to rip a blu-ray, play the rip, and then convert it for your iPod / iPhone / AppleTV / media player of choice.
You’ll need these softwares:
So first, download and install them. VLC & Handbrake are free while MBRP has a free trial.
Start Mac Blurayripper Pro and insert the disc as requested. MBRP should start scanning it. Once it is done, you can click the disc name to edit it, to ensure it corresponds to the actual name of the disc you are ripping. You can choose the destination folder in the preferences pane. Now click start: the ripping process will take about 60-90 minutes depending on the speed of your blu-ray drive and also the speed your hard disk drive.
Once the rip is complete, open the destination folder and browser inside the rip, then inside BDMV, and then inside of a folder named STREAM which contains the actual video files of the ripped disc.
These video files are numbered files ending with a m2ts extension. By looking at the filesize, it should be easy to find which one is the main movie.
At this point, you can launch VLC and drag the main movie video file on it to start playing it (and use the audio menu to select audio tracks).
If you intend to convert the video to another format, launch Handbrake, click open and select the video file you want to convert. You can then choose a preset and start converting! (Just make sure the ‘Large file size’ checkbox is enabled )
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As you can see, ripping, playing, and converting blu-rays on mac is quite easy!