This article elaborates a reliable solution to backup full Blu-ray disc to a folder as a Blu-ray Replica, so that you can easily access it for playback or burning a new disc for storage.
Warnings: Please don’t backup Blu-ray discs for commercial use.
Part 1: How to create intact Blu-ray folder backups from Commercial Blu-ray discs?
Part 2: How to use Pavtube ByteCopy created Blu-ray folder?
Why backup Blu-ray discs?
Talking about backing up Blu-Rays, basically, there are four reasons to do it.
a. Firstly, the physical discs are easy to break, while a backup copy is safe and permanent, protecting your Blu-ray discs from scratches, even if the data get lost, there’re ways to recover.
b. Secondly, a huge library of discs takes up lots of space, while the digital backups only require a home server for storage.
c. Thirdly, the digital copies are easy to control and manage, and you need not hunt for a movie in hundreds of Blu-ray discs and DVDs any more.
d. Fourthly, a backup free you from BD region code restrictions. Commercial Blu-ray discs could be Region A, B and C, while not a Blu-ray player reads full region Blu-ray discs. Things happen that your Blu-ray player refused to read your Blu-ray disc purchased from oversea market (unauthorized region). Things will not happen to Blu-ray backups, as they are totally region-free.
- Physical Blu-ray discs (Blu-ray purchases or rentals)
- A built-in Blu-ray drive or an external BD drive
- Pavtube ByteCopy software
Pavtube ByteCopy can create intact Blu-ray folder backups from commercial Blu-ray disc movies, keeping M2TS streams with best audio & video quality, without losing Meta info like audio tracks, subtitle streams, chapter markers, etc.
In order to create an intact Blu-ray folder keeping original file structure and movie quality, insert Blu-ray disc into the BD drive, launch Pavtube ByteCopy, press “Load file(s)” icon and select desired disc drive.
The whole disc is selected once loaded, navigate to Output area and click “Browse” to specify a destination folder for the backup folder.
In the main screen, press “Copy the entire disc” button. The Conversion window appears.
In the Conversion window, you can find backup information like conversion process, time elapsed, time left, generated file size and estimated file size.
If you don’t want to wait around for the entire backup procedure, you can tick off “Shut down computer after conversion” box.
Pavtube ByteCopy cracks Blu-ray copy-protections in a super fast speed, and sends the Blu-ray folder to your specified output path with everything in the original disc preserved. Practically speaking, even if running on a slower PC, it costs only about 1hour and 10 minutes to complete copying a 39.40 GB disc to your HDD as a standard Blu-ray folder.
You can find the full Blu-ray backup folder in the destination folder by pressing the “Open output folder” tab in “Conversion” window or the “Open” button in main screen. The decrypted Blu-ray folder contains all information and contents in the original Blu-ray disc, divided into a BDMV folder and a CERTIFICATE folder.
The BDMV folder is the most important one with all audio and video files in it.
You can find the M2TS files in the STREAM folder in BDMV.
You can play the intact M2TS video on your computer through MPlayer, VLC player, DAPlayer, KMPlayer, etc.
Note that the M2TS files in a Blu-ray has very high quality in 1080p, to make the playback smoothly without stuttering, be sure you have a higher computer system.
Moreover, you can burn the Blu-ray folder into a blank Blu-ray disc for storage use without losing quality using ImgBurn. Learn the burning steps.
A Blu-ray burner, a BD-R (Blu-ray Disc Recordable) or a BD-RE (Rewritable) disc are required for burning. Make sure the disc has enough space for saving the whole contents.
Step 1: Open ImgBurn in Build Mode - click on the Mode drop down menu and select Build mode.
On the “Device” tab, you can see useful Disc Information like “Disc ID”, “Disc Type”, “Size”, etc. ( See screenshot as shown)
Step 2: Add “BDMV” folder (simply drag and drop) created by Pavtube ByteCopy into the program. The latest ImgBurn will automatically create a CERTIFICATE folder so that you will only need to add a BDMV folder to the burning project. When “BDMV” folder is loaded, you can click the “Burn” icon to start blu-ray burning. Note that once you clicked “Burn” icon, three prompt windows would pop up one by one, just click “Yes”, “Yes” and “OK” button to confirm each of them.
Step 3: Blu-ray burning
As soon as “Step 2” is done, the Blu-ray burning process is starting off immediately. IMGBurn will display a burning window as below:
When the burning process is completed, you can check your BD-R or BD-RE disc to see if the Blu-ray movie files are correctly on the disc. If no problems, you can then use a standard Blu-ray player or your PS3 console to enjoy the Blu-ray movie with the newly burned disc freely.
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