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Watch Blu-ray Movies on Galaxy S8/S8 plus

Besides iPhone, it must be Samsung is eating the biggest market share of smartphone. The Galaxy S8/S8 Plus, released by Samsung as its flagship phones in the consumer market, are really popular amony users. The screens used on them are Quad HD resolution with Super AMOLED build that has 5.8/6.2 inches 2960x1440 resolutions of pixels packed into it. This is probably one of the best displays on a smart phone according to any standards in the market. There is no doubt that Samsung Galaxy S8/S8 Plus is great for watching Blu-ray movies on the move.

However, you may find that you are out of luck to make that realized since all smart phones lack of BD drive to read the Blu-ray disc, in addition, most commecial Blu-rays are protected by region code and various copy protection, direct copy is not work. Don't worry, this post will show you the way to watch Blu-ray movies on Galaxy S8/S8 Plus.

View Blu-ray movies on Samsung Galaxy S8/S8 Plus

In fact, there are a large number of people who have held on to their collection of Blu-ray movies collected over the years. Unfortunately, these cannot be watched as easily on mobile devices due to copy protection issues and so on. In order to overcome these problems, a software called Pavtube BDMagic has to be used to accomplish the task. 

As one of the best Blu-ray ripper and copy software, it keeps constant update with perfect support to bypass all encryption, even the latest encryption used on many new released Blu-ray movies. Apart from ripping Blu-ray disc, you can also use the program to convert DVD movies to Galaxy S8/S8 Plus for playback. As for the important output function, you can not only use the program to rip Blu-ray to MP4, M4V, 3GP, 3G2, WMV, ASF, AVI, FLV, MKV, WEBM  and audio file formats like MP3, M4A, AAC, OGG, WAV, WMA, FLAC, but also flexibly adjust output profile parameters like video codec, resolution, bit rate, frame rate, audio codec, bit rate, sample rate, channels, etc as you like to get better output video and audio quality.

Adjust output video aspect ratio

As both Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus have an aspect ratio of 18.5:9 compared to the standard 16:9, while Blu-ray movies use an aspect ratio of 16:9, which doesn’t match with the display screen aspect ratio of Galaxy S8 or S8 Plus. When you try to view the output movies with the the same aspect ratio of original Blu-ray movie on Galaxy S8 or S8 Plus, there will be black bars around the video. Fortunately, you can easily fix this problem by adjust output video aspect ratio to let it fit with Galaxy S8 or S8 Plus with the “Crop” function in the video editor window.

If you are running on Mac, the Pavtube BDMagic for Mac provides you the same powerful functions.

Steps to rip Blu-ray for watching on Galaxy S8/S8 Plus

Step 1. Load Blu-ray movies

Insert your Blu-ray disc into your BD drive, and click “Load Disc” icon to load your Blu-ray movies. You can also import movies files from Blu-ray Folder, ISO.

Step 2. Set output format

Before going any further, be clear of what video and audio file formats can be viewed on Galaxy S8/S8 Plus. From Samsung’s official page, we get the information that we can play the following file types on Galaxy S8/S8 Plus.

Audio Playback Format:


Video Playback format:


Then click Format bar and just select “H.264 HD Video (*.mp4)" from "HD Video" category. You can also select other Galaxy S8 or GalaxyS8+ supported format, but H.264 MP4 format is highly recommended here, since H.264 MP4 is compatible with almost every devices and media player, you can watch them on other devices later without re-convert.

Step 3: Edit video for Galaxy S8/S8 Plus(optional)

Tip 1: Click "Settings" on the main interface to open “Profile Settings” window, here, you can flexibly adjust output profile parameters including video codec, resolution, bit rate, frame rate, audio codec, bit rate, sample rate, channels, etc as you like to get better output video and audio quality for Galaxy S8/S8 Plus.

Tip 2: Go the “Crop” tab in the “Video Editor” Window, switch to the “Advanced Mode”. To change output video aspect ratio, there are several aspect ratios for you to choose from, including 16:10, 16:9, 5:4, 4:3, 3:2, and 2:1, you can choose Galaxy S8 or S8 Plus accepted aspect ratio 18.5:9 approximately 2:1. Once you select a “Display aspect ratio”, the “green crop frame” will keep this ratio to crop video and you are able to preview the final effect in real time. If you want to keep the same aspect ratio in your final output files, do remember to set the Video “Size (pix)” in “Settings” section as the same ratio as display aspect ratio.

Step 4. Start rip Blu-ray for Galaxy S8 or Galaxy S8 Plus

After all settings, click "Convert" to rip your Blu-ray to H.264 MP4 videos for Galaxy S8 or Galaxy S8 Plus.

When the conversion finishes, click Open to get the ripped Blu-ray movies saved as H.264 MP4 format. Then you can:

1. Transfer the ripped Blu-ray movies to Galaxy S8 or Galaxy S8 Plus, and then watch them directly.

2. Backup the ripped Blu-ray to your Home Server (NAS) or DLNA enabled devices (Plex Media Server), them streaming them to your Galaxy S8 or Galaxy S8 Plus for watching anywhere, anytime.

3. Upload the ripped Blu-ray movies to your Cloud Storage, and then use Galaxy S8 or Galaxy S8 Plus to watch them on the go.

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