Rip BD/DVD to HEVC for Minix Neo X8-H Plus/Kodi Streaming
There are several Minix boxes to choose between, but the Minix Neo X8-H Plus is the most powerful. It’s powerful, supporting H.265 decoding: 4K at up to 30fps, and comes with a handy keyboard remote control. It comes with a version of XBMC installed, but you can easily install the latest version of Kodi via Google Play. It only has 16GB built-in storage but you can expand that with an external SD card or via USB storage. With the expansion, you even can load some Blu-ray and DVD movies for Minix Neo X8-H Plus/Kodi streaming without any hassle.
Of course, before put Blu-ray and DVD to external SD or USB storage for Minix Neo X8-H Plus/Kodi playback, you need to convert Blu-ray and DVD to Minix Neo X8-H Plus/Kodi playable format video. Considering high resolution and small size, HEVC/H.265 will be the best format to rip Blu-ray and DVD. It has shown up to about 50% bit rate savings in HEVC compared to the previous standard of H.264/AVC, for similar video quality.
Note: Only Kodi 14 and higher version support H.265 video.
How to Rip DVD/Blu-ray to HEVC for Minix Neo X8-H Plus/Kodi Streaming?
It needs a Blu-ray to HEVC Converter to get it. Firstly, you need a Blu-ray Ripper which can bypass both Blu-ray and DVD copyright protection and convert Blu-ray and DVD to digital files. Then your Blu-ray Ripper should be able to output HEVC/H.265 video. These two factors are necessary. In addition, since HEVC encoding is CPU heavy, your Blu-ray Ripper is better support NVIDIA HEVC Encoder to accelerate Blu-ray and DVD to HEVC encoding speed with NVIDIA CUDA & NVIDIA NVENC.
Here, Pavtube ByteCopy is the best choise. Pavtube ByteCopy v22.214.171.124 and higher version have joined H.265 NVIDIA to 30X Realtime 4K H.265 encoding. With it, you can rapid rip Blu-ray and DVD to Minix Neo X8-H Plus/Kodi in HEVC/H.265 MP4 and HEVC/H.265 MKV format at up to 30x realtime 4K HEVC encoding speed. It can remove DVD protection and decrypt Blu-ray AACS, BD+, MBK V61, MKB V62, etc then convert Blu-ray and DVD to MP4, MKV, AVI, WMV, TS, MPEG, 3GP, MOV, etc.
Besides Blu-ray and DVD, Pavtube ByteCopy is powerful enough to rip 4K Blu-ray to HEVC using GeForce GTX 900 Series GPUs and other Geforce GPUs supported HEVC encoding. If you are runing a Mac, you can use Pavtube ByteCopy for Mac to convert Blur-ay and DVD to HEVC for Minix Neo X8-H Plus/Kodi playback but Mac version dosen’t support HEVC NVIDIA acceleration right now. Pavtue Studio claims that they will try to add NVIDIA HEVC acceleration to Mac software in 2017.
Start to Rip Blu-ray and DVD to HEVC for Minix Neo X8-H Plus/Kodi
Step 1. Load Blu-ray movies
Install and launch the best Blu-ray to H.265 Converter program. Insert your Blu-ray disc into your BD drive, and click “Load from disc” icon to load your Blu-ray discs. You can also import movies files from Blu-ray folder, ISO and DVD folder and DVD ISO/IFO, DVD discs to remove DVD protection and convert them to HEVC for Neo X8H Plus and Kodi.
Step 2: Choose H.265 MP4
Click “Format” to open the drop-down window and choose H.265 HD MP4 video in “HD Video” catelog. You also can choose HD MKV from HD Video category and set video codes to x265 in “Settings” to choose to rip 4K Blu-ray to H.265 MKV. Meanwhile, you are allowed to adjust profile parameters like display resolution, bitrate, frame rate, audio sample rate to achieve the best video and audio playback on your device.
Step 3. Utilizing Nvidia GPU Hardware Acceleration In ByteCopy
Now, move your cursor to “Tools” button on the top of the main interface to choose “Options”. Then you can enable GPU Encode acceleration. You need to check if your graphic card supports CUDA acceleration from here. .
Step 4: Start ripping BD/DVD to HEVC for Minix Neo X8-H Plus/Kodi
Hit on the “Convert” button and Blu-ray and DVD to H.265/HEVC video for Minix Neo X8-H Plus/Kodi Conversion begins. When the conversion is done, open output folder, find the ripped movie inoutput folder.
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