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Quick Guide to Convert Blu-Ray to MOV

Have some awesome Blu-rays but don't want to carry all of them together during a family trip? Are you looking for an easy way to convert Blu-Ray movies to MOV files for watching on portable devices like iPad? If you also meet such kind of needs, this guide is the right place for you. It would provide you with an effective solution to help you convert Blu-ray to MOV as simple as possible.

Part 1: Basic Knowledge about MOV

MOV is a file extension used by the QuickTime-wrapped files. The format was created by Apple Computer to work with multimedia files. The advantage of MOV files is the ability to contain abstract data references for the media data. That means that they can be easily edited - no need to rewrite all media data after editing.

How to open MOV video file?

Apple's iTunes and QuickTime programs, VLC, Windows Media Player and Elmedia Player are all able to play MOV files.

Note: If your Apple QuickTime Movie file has the .QT or .MOVIE file extension, you probably need to use QuickTime unless you want to try renaming the file extension to .MOV.

Another way to open MOV files on a computer is using Google Drive. For this to work requires you to upload the video to that online storage service, which then lets you not only back up the file online but also stream the MOV file from any browser and compatible mobile device (through its mobile apps).

Part 2: Why Do People Convert Blu-ray to MOV?

As the successor of DVD, Blu-ray is used to store high quality and quantity of data. However, Blu-ray is copy protected, which makes it difficult to copy its contents, or rip the Blu-ray in a file format of your choice. Also, Blu-ray disc is easy to damage or lose, it would be a total waste of money to rebuy or throw away. What's more, you may find that you can only watch those Blu-ray disc on your HD TV with the help of a Blu-ray player but can not view them directly on on your smartphone or tablet.

By converting files from Blu-ray to MOV with a Blu-ray to MOV converter, you can create a backup copy of your favorite Blu-rays just in case the original discs are damaged and you can watch your movies on more platforms. You can put the files on your smartphone or game station, or just upload them online for watching whenever you have an internet connection.

Part 3: How to Convert Blu-ray to MOV with Blu-ray to MOV Converter?

When it comes to rip Blu-ray to MOV, Pavtube BDMagic for Mac (macOS High Sierra included) is the best reliable application that covered with amazing function. Even through Blu-ray is copy protected, this software still can remove its encryption and extract MOV video file with full original image quality. Besides QuickTime MOV, Pavtube BDMagic for Mac also convert any Blu-ray disc to H.264 MOV, MPEG-4 MOV, ProRes MOV, DNxHD MOV, 3D SBS MOV, 3D TB MOV and 3D Anaglyph MOV for various video player, multimedia device, video editing software and 3D devices like VR Headsets. Plus, it could convert Blu-ray to video for different resolution, like 4K, 1080p, 720p, just set it as you want.

Download and install Pavtube BDMagic for Mac on your Mac computer. / Windows users turn to Pavtube BDMagic (Windows 10 included).

Step by Step to Convert Blu-ray to MOV on Mac

Note: The steps of converting Blu-ray to MOV on Mac and PC using Pavtube BDMagic are the same. Below screenshots are from Mac Blu-ray to MOV converter.

Step 1: Load Blu-ray Movies

Insert Blu-ray to Blu-ray drive and launch the Blu-ray to MOV converter on your Mac. Then click the "Load Disc" button to browse source Blu-ray movies. After loading, you can choose desired subtitle and audio track in "Subtitle" and "Audio" box at the bottom of the chapter list.

Step 2: Choose output format

After the loading of source Blu-ray file, click "Format" to pop up profile window, and choose SD MOV in "Common Video", HD MOV in "HD Video", 3D MOV in "3D Video", ProRes MOV in "Final Cut Pro" categories for QuickTime, iMovie, iPad, iTunes, etc.


Adjust detailed settings

After MOV output format is set, switch to "Settings". You can adjust MOV video size, bit rate, frame rate and audio codec, bitrate, etc. You are also allowed to click the "Edit" icon on the tool bar of main interface to open the "Video Editor" Window to trim, crop, add effect, add subtitles, etc.

Step 3: Start to convert Blu-ray to MOV

Click the big red “Convert” button on the top-right of the main interface to start to rip Blu-ray to MOV. When the conversion is completed, click "Open Output Folder" on the main interface to pop out the folder with MOV files ripped from Blu-ray videos. 

Then you can double click the converted Blu-ray movie files and QuickTime Player will launch automatically and play the video files you choose.

If QuickTime is not the default media player, you can try one of the following method.

Method 1: Find out the target folder and choose the video you want to play, right-click it and choose QuickTime as the open mode.

Method 2: Launch QuickTime and click “File” > “Open File”, then choose the video you want to play.

Method 3: Directly choose and drag the files to the QuickTime player icon. After you releasing the mouse, QuickTime will launch automatically and open the videos you choose.

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