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How to Play a Blu-ray Disc on a DVD Player?

Blu-ray Player can play Blu-rays, DVDs and CDs cause when the Blu-ray Player manufacturers release thel Blu-ray Disc player, they will make sure the Blu-ray Player has both blue and red laser assemblies, so that they can play both Blu-ray Discs and DVDs. But on the contrary, can a DVD Player play a Blu-ray disc? The answer will be NO.

Why DVD Players Cannot Play Blu-ray Discs?

Blu-ray and DVD require entirely different laser assemblies and the discs are completely different in their format and recorded pits and lands. However, all Blu-ray players include the laser and electronics to play DVDs (as well as CDs), so all Blu-ray players are backwards compatible, but DVD players are not FORWARD compatible to newer higher resolution discs and formats (like Blu-ray).

How to Play Blu-ray Disc on DVD Player?

The only way to play Blu-ray disc on DVD Player is to convert Blu-ray disc to DVD Player supported video format using a Blu-ray Ripper. Then you can play the videos on DVD Player via USB port. All DVD players play MPEG-1 and MPEG-2 video and AC-3 or PCM (eg, WAV) audio. Virtually all of them will also play MPEG Layer 2 audio.  Beyond the basic formats, there are a handful of DVD players that can support AVI, WMV, and WMA discs. The specs online for the player or the box should tell you if it can support any of these.

You can use Pavtube ByteCopy to help you decrypt Blu-ray encryption and shift Blu-ray M2TS to MPEG2, DivX, XviD, AVI, MPEG-2, MP4, WMV for various DVD Player. It can rip AVC and VC-1 encoded Blu-ray even HEVC 4K Blu-ray to DVD Player supported format video. It removes any Blu-ray region codes for your DVD Player with different region codes. In the conversion, you can choose only one subtitle and audio track in Blu-ray (Blu-ray often contains multiple subtitle and audio streaming) for DVD Player and it can convert Blu-ray PGS subtitle to DVD Sub for DVD Player playback.

 If you are using Mac, please use Pavtube ByteCopy for Mac to backup Blu-ray to  DVD player certificated formats on Mac 10.12 macOS Sierra, Mac OS X 10.11 El Capitan, Mac OS X 10.10 Yosemite, 10.9 Mavericks, etc.

Step-by-Step Guide to Rip Blu-ray to DVD Player Supported Format

Step 1: Load Blu-ray disc

Run Blu-ray ripping tool on your computer, insert your Blu-ray disc into an internal or external Blu-ray drive, on the program’s main interface, click “File” > “Load from disc” to load commercial Blu-ray disc to the application.

load Blu-ray

Step 2: Output DVD player supported file formats.

You have many choices here according to your need. Check the specification explanation on your TV to see which video standards your TV using: NTSC or PAL, you should also be clear of your TV display screen aspect ratio: 16:9 or 4:3. Then click “Format” bar, from its drop-down list, select “VCD/DVD/SVCD” > “DVD PAL (16:9)”/DVD PAL (4:3)” or “DVD NTSC (16:9)”/DVD NTSC (4:3)” according to your own situation. You also can choose AVI, MP4, MPEG-2 from “Common Video”.

Tip: Click on “Settings” to modify video codec, resolution, frame rate, sample rate etc. Of course, different settings will have different results. And you should know, the higher video quality with bigger video size, please pay attention to your storage. Or you can also keep the origional settings which is also a good choice. Usually, a DVD Player supports 720p video.

Step 3: Start Blu-ray to DVD Player supported video conversion

Clicking the Convert button on main interface, you can go to Conversion window to start conversion. After the conversion, you can click “Open output folder” to pop output directory with the converted files.

When you get the DVD format video, you can transfer it into a USB stick or a NAS then stream your Blu-ray rips on DVD Player via USB port or over network.

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