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Blu Ray Playback, Ripping and Home Theater Management

Do you want to have a home theater, where you can access many movies you like to watch conveniently? Do you want to put your Blu-ray collection to home theater library so that you can stream Blu-ray through Home Theater management? Considering the compatibility, you'd better rip Blu-ray so that you can playback Blu-ray freely. Here, the article will show you Blu Ray Playback, Ripping and Home Theater Management.

Blu-ray Ripping

Ripping Blu-ray needs a Blu-ray Ripper. Here we commend Pavtube ByteCopy for you to decrypt any Blu-ray. This Blu-ray Ripper is regarded as the best Blu-ray ripping tool cause it can copy any Blu-ray encoded with VC-1 and AVC. It can decrypt Blu-ray AACS, BD+, UOP up to MKB61. You can choose any output format according to your needs. For example, if you use Kodi as media player in Home Theater, you should choose Kodi supported format. ByteCopy offers you lossless MKV, multi-track MP4/MOV/AVI and SD/HD/4K MP4, MKV, WMV, AVI, 3GP, FLV, etc. You can follow the steps below to convert Blu-ray to a playable format in your home theater.

Step 1: Launch Pavtube ByteCopy and click "File" to import Blu-ray movies. Batch conversion feature allows you to add multiple Blu-ray movies at a time.

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Step 2: Now, you can choose output format. Lossless multi-track MKV will be a perfect output video format which can preserve multiple subtitles/audio tracks and chapter markers. Click the format bar to follow “Multi-track Video” > “Lossless/encoded Multi-track MKV (*.mkv)”. Note: You also can choose to copy Blu-ray to other format for further use like MP4, AVIFLV, H.265/HEVC, WMV, 3GP, etc.

lossless MKV

Tip: You can click "Settings" to choose keep multiple subtitles and audio tracks. You also can uncheck the subtitle streaming and audio track you don't want.

Step 3: After all your settings, what you need to do in the end is to click the big red “convert” to get the Blu-ray to digital files conversion. When the process ends, open output foler to locate the generated format video.

Blu-ray Playback

You may want to have a program that can play all your media library in home theater. Below is some suggestions the debate:

Kodi is more for one PC. It doesn't transcode or allow easy access to media from away from home. It does what it does very good though, it's extremely customizable, has a ton of awesome addons, lots of support forums, skins, etc.

Plex is a good choice that is more a server, which hosts your files, and can play them, but it really shines if you want all your media accessible from other devices. You want to watch a ripped movie on your tablet from a hotel room, Plex does "transcoding" so it can convert any media in its library, in real time, to another format that a different device can read, since not all devices can read all format, it can find out what format any device can read and convert it to that format. It lacks in skins, addons, etc.

Home Theater Management

When the media library is large in home theater, you need a place to manage your media. NAS is absolutely the best choices to store your media l ibrary and Blu-ray rips. NAS (network attached storage) centralizes your media, streamlines your system, and gives you the best option at all times. It creates a personal cloud that acts as a hub for all of your media. Because it lives right in your home and is connected to your own network, everything in that cloud is safe and secure.

Some people like to set their personal computer as a Media Server. Considering the hard drive space, you can put media library and Blu-ray rips to some external hard drive or Terabyte Drive which can save your local storage space on PC.

You’ve put a lot of care into building your home theater. It’s your ode to entertainment. And with the right attention, it will keep entertaining for years to come. As the ultimate home cinema evolves beyond the home theater, don’t get stuck with a tangle of finicky devices and services.

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