|Posted by Lorraine Nielson on December 10, 2011 at 12:10 AM|
If you want to transfer your Blu Ray discs to your other devices, you need to install a Blu Ray ripper software program on your computer. A Blu-Ray Video Converter will quickly rip your BDs over to your computer’s hard drive in 4 easy steps. From there you can convert each movie to any video file format you want and upload it any other device:
1. Burn your BD movie to a blank DVD-R so you can watch it on your computer, laptop, or DVD player
2. Extract clips from your Blu Ray disc and post them on YouTube, Facebook, and other social sites.
3. Convert your BD movie to watch on all devices:
Check out all the features and see how easy it is to convert your BD movies into any format you want.
So why would you want to go to all the trouble to rip a Blu Ray disc when you can just watch it on your BD player with your HD-TV? I rip Blu Ray because if I’ve paid $15 to $20 for a movie, I feel it’s my right as the owner of that disc to watch it wherever I want. The developers of this technology have tried to lock the consumer into the Blu Ray player, and it’s really frustrating, at least for me. For example, if I buy a Blu Ray disc, I can’t watch it on a DVD player. That means I also can’t plug it into my computer hard drive, notebook, or netbook. If I want to watch a BD on a conventional DVD player or other device, I have to buy the DVD version of the same movie, which doubles the price and is very inconvenient for me.
Bluray ripper software lets me watch my movies wherever I want. Sure, they look best when I watch them on my Blu-Ray player hooked up to my HD television, but I don’t always feel like watching movies in my living room. Sometimes I want to curl up in bed in my jammies with a cup of hot chocolate and watch a chick flick on my netbook. And it’s great to upload a couple of movies to my iPhone for when I’m riding to work with my carpool. I also load them onto my iPod when I work out at the gym so I can hear the soundtrack.
Blu Ray discs are the newest version of high-density data storage and were developed to take the place of DVDs. There are a lot of advantages to this new format:
Blu Ray also has some real disadvantages:
This format is so new that nobody seems to know how to spell it. Variations like Bluray, Blue Ray, and Blueray are common, but the right way to spell it is Blu-Ray. Its abbreviation is BD, which stands for Blu-Ray Disc.
Because BD format is still brand new and has enhanced DRM, Blu Ray converter software is hard to find. I’ve tried many brands, and quite honestly, none of these converter programs gave me quality as good as the original disc. I don’t see this as a problem, though. If I want HD quality, I’ll use my BD player and sit in front of my HD-TV. Quality just isn’t as big an issue when I’m watching a movie on my iPhone.
You’re probably wondering, what is the difference between a ripper and a converter? Very little, actually, so don’t let it confuse you. When you “rip” a disc, you’re simply making a mirror image copy. The important thing is that the copy now sits on your computer’s hard drive, where you use converter software to change it to other file formats.
Here’s a list of common formats and the devices they work with:
If you live in the United States, you should be aware that copyright law forbids you from ripping or converting any copyrighted material that you haven’t purchased legally, and that you can't share copyrighted material.