Backup Downton Abbey Blu-ray to NAS for Streaming on HD TV via WD TV
Downton Abbey has the latest Season 6. Actually, even though I love it, I gave it up when I watched Season 4. It is a pain for an impatient person to wait for a long time to watch the new episodes. But after Downton Abbey released Blu-ray version, I bought it and I want to review it from Season 1 on my HD TV. I plan to rip all the Downton Abbey Blu-ray to NAS so that I can watch them on HD TV via WD TV. The Blu-ray is new and I worry that they will be destroyed by my little kids accidentally.
I searched what format I should rip Blu-ray to. I know that WD TV can play virtually any file format including MKV, AVI, MP4, MPEG-4, MOV and more and my Samsung Smart TV H6400 should play MP4. So I decided to backup Downton Abbey Blu-ray to MP4 finally. Then I searched for “best Blu-ray Ripper” and find the Top Blu-ray Ripper review which introduced several top-ranked ripper in the market.
I chose Pavtube ByteCopy because it claims that it supports to rip Blu-ray to MP4 with original video quality and offers 6X time ripping speed on Windows by H.264 codec. This is an big attraction for me, you know a housewife doesn’t have too much space time to do the job. Anyway, I used Pavtube ByteCopy to successfully rip my Downton Abbey Blu-ray to MP4. I transferred the backup to my Synology DS416 and tested the rips on my TV via WD TV. The image is almost as same as the playback effect when I insert Blu-ray disc. I decided at once to backup my collected Christmas DVD for my kids with it. (I forgot to say it supports DVD ripping, too.)
I know there must be some people who like me that love to backup expensive Blu-ray to watch. For a office lady who doesn’t have the time to sit in the coach to enjoy the latest soap opera, getting the Blu-ray/DVD and spend a whole afternoon to watch it probably is enjoyment. So I shared my experience here and shared the Blu-ray ripping steps below. The steps are copied from the guide I read before.
Steps to Rip Blu-ray to NAS for Streaming on HD TV via WD TV
Step 1: Insert your Blu-ray disc into Blu-ray drive, Launch the program and click the “Disc” button to import the Blu-ray movies. Blu-ray folder and ISO files are also supported. You can select subtitles as you want.
Step 2: Click Format and choose MP4 video from Common Video, which can be recognized by NAS/WDTV well. If your devices support MKV, lossless MKV is a good choice which can keep multiple subtitle/audio and all chapter markers. And then click the Browse button to specify an output folder to save the converted files.
Tip: With the right settings you can retain the quality of the original Blu-ray while also saving space. This is particularly helpful when streaming over your network, depending on your network quality. Simply click Settings bar and you can tweak the settings to your satisfaction and even save it as preset.
Step 3: Finally, hit the “Convert” button at the bottom of the main interface to start the conversion. It will automatically convert Blu-ray to HD TV/WDTV compatible video files.
You can find the ripped Downton Abbey in output folder. If you don’t have a NAS, I think a Seagate Wireless Plus or a WD MyCloud even a USB Drive is also OK to store the ripped movies.
Free download and install:
– Pavtube old official address: http://www.pavtube.cn/bytecopy/
– Cnet Download: http://download.cnet.com/Pavtube-ByteCopy/3000-7970_4-76158512.html