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Play Blu-ray Movies on LG TV via Kodi

The Home Theater software Kodi is probably the best solution out there if you want to get the best media player for your Smart TV, but one thing it lacks is a built-in Blu-ray decoder. Then what is the best way to copy Blu-ray movies to Kodi for playback on Smart TV? If you've no idea about this, you're definitely being the right place. This article will take LG TV as example and show you how to play Blu-ray movies on LG Smart TV with Kodi installed.

How to Play Blu-ray Movies on LG Smart TV via Kodi?

As you see, most of the commercial Blu-ray movies are copy-protected. Considering although Kodi can play many kinds of videos, it has difficulty in streaming encryption Blu-ray disc. To play Blu-ray movies via Kodi, you need to remove the protection from your Blu-ray discs then copy them on Kodi Media Center. Plus, according to LG TV official website, LG Smart TV can only support limited video formats, H.264 MP4 is the best video format for LG Smart TV. So, I suggest you rip Blu-ray to LG Smart TV compatible H.264 MP4 video format for streaming and playback. Only comes with some help from third-party Blu-ray ripping software, it can be done effortlessly.

Here I choose Pavtube ByteCopy, which is a top-selling Blu-ray Ripper in the market which has the following features:

* Break down the encryption in Blu-ray discs, including AACS, BD+, region codes, etc.
* Rip Blu-ray to Kodi friendly video with fast ripping speed.
* Convert Blu-ray/DVD to H.265, H.264, MP4, MOV, AVI, MKV (including lossless mkv), etc with original video quality.
* Copy Blu-ray main movie to m2ts and and leave out extras, commentary, etc.
* Provide some video editing tools to let you crop the Blu-ray movies black bars, trim the unnecessary part, etc. for better video watching experience.
* Offer optimal presets for iPhone, iPad, PS3/PS4/PS4 Pro, Xbox 360/Xbox One/Xbox One S, Samsung/Panasonic/LG/Sony TV, etc.
* Compatible with Windows 10/8.1/8/7/Vista/XP/2003, etc.
* Has the equivalent Mac version which supports macOS High Sierra, macOS Sierra, El Capitan, Yosemite, Mavericks, etc.

Guide: Rip Blu-ray to H.264 MP4 for playing on LG TV via Kodi

Step 1. Simply click the “File” button on program toolbar to load Blu-ray movies from disc. Inserting the Blu-ray disc into Blu-ray drive is needed before the loading. All imported Blu-ray movies could be previewed on program right viewing window. 

Step 2. Set right output format. Click “Format” bar, and select H.264 MP4 from “Common video” or “HD video” category. Or directly select “LG TV(*.mp4)” from “TVs”.

Advanced Settings: If you like, you can click “Settings” to change the video encoder, resolution, frame rate, etc. as you wish. You can adjust the settings as below, and it will work fine with Kodi and LG TV:

MP4, h264, 6000 Kbps video, original size & frame rate, aac, 44100 Hz, 128 Kbps audio, 5.1 channel

Step 3. Click the “Convert” button on the main interface and the software will start to convert Blu-ray to Kodi and LG TV friendly video formats immediately. When the conversion finished, click “Open” to find the converted video files. Then you can effortless transfer the video files to Kodi and connect with LG TV for playback. Enjoy!

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