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Two Methods to Watch Blu-ray Movies on iPhone 8

The long expected iPhone 8 finally came. Is is designed with edge-to-edge OLED display with True Tone technology and/or Ion-X glass, upgraded storage and memory, possibly starting at 64GB and 3GB of RAM, all of these new features make it amazing to watch tons of free online HD movies on your iPhone 8 streamed from popular movies stream apps such as YouTube, Hulu Plus, Netflix. Plus, you must enjoying watching high-definition Blu-ray movies. What if you cannot access to Internet or want to watch your Blu-ray movies on iPhone 8? Shouldn't it be better if you get your movies off Blu-ray discs and play them on the iPhone 8 directly?

However, it seems impossible to play Blu-ray movies on iPhone 8 because there is no slot on the phone for loading Blu-ray drive and also no built-in Blu-ray player software to view the data on the disc. In addition, Blu-ray disc are usually encrypted with various copy protection, which makes it difficult to play on iPhone 8.

Solutions to Watch Blu-ray movies on iPhone 8

In this case, you need to take advantage of a Blu-ray ripper to convert Blu-ray to iPhone 8 playble video and audio formats:

Video formats supported: HEVC, H.264, MPEG-4 Part 2, and Motion JPEG

Audio formats supported: AAC-LC, HE-AAC, HE-AAC v2, Protected AAC, MP3, Linear PCM, Apple Lossless, FLAC, Dolby Digital (AC-3), Dolby Digital Plus (E-AC-3), and Audible (formats 2, 3, 4, Audible Enhanced Audio, AAX, and AAX+)

and then sync the converted digital file formats to iPhone 8. You can get the work completed in the following two ways: 

Method 1: MakeMKV + Handbrake 

Method 2: Pavtube ByteCopy

Method 1: Rip Blu-ray to iPhone 8 with MakeMKV + Handbrake

With MakeMKV, you can easily rip copy-protected Blu-ray disc into a large MKV file with all the meta-information, multiple subtitle languages, audio tracks and chapters well preserved.

Then you still need to download the free video converter - Handbrake to compress and convert the large MKV files to iPhone 8 supported MP4 file format and then do some profile parameter tweakings using its built-in video editor to output the best playback settings for iPhone 8 listed above.

Here is the simple guide:

1. Launch MakeMKV, insert a disc in your optical drive, then click the big button that looks like an optical drive. MakeMKV will read the disc, then display its contents.

Tip: MakeMKV only can output the MKV video file, you don't need to choose the output video format.

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2. You can click the disclosure triangle next to the disc, choose to exclude different parts of a disc, such as the main feature and bonuses, or different episodes for a TV series; you can also exclude any audio and subtitle tracks you don’t need.

3. Click the MakeMKV button, and wait for the app to create the file, you need to be patient to wait for the result if your Blu-ray movie is too long.

4. Launch Handbrake, click the "Source" button to browse and select the large MKV file you desire to compress. (Free Ways to Compress Big MKV File)

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5. Specify a preset for your output profile. Handbrake offers 9 option under the Devices presets including Universal, iPad, iPod, iPhone & iPod touch, Apple TV, etc. Choose one according to your own preference. You can also directly click Format bar to choose MP4 as output format.

6. Click "Browse" and choose the location for your destination. Give your new file a fitting name, and click "Save".

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Method 2: Rip Blu-ray to iPhone 8 with Pavtube ByteCopy

Here, another tool: Pavtube ByteCopy for Windows/Mac is highly suggested to help you remove Blu-ray copy protection and convert Blu-ray to iPhone 8 compatible videos i.g. H.264 MP4 without losing its original quality. 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.

Besides, it also has optimized settings for a large amount of devices and media player like: iPad, iPod, Xbox One, PS4, Android phone or tablet, Apple TV and more. For achieving better experience of viewing Blu-ray movies on iPhone 8, the program also provides various beneficial video customization, editing and also subtitle settings function. Read here to learn details: Pavtube ByteCopy Review.

How to Watch Blu-ray Movies on iPhone 8?

Step 1. Import Blu-ray movie

Run this Blu-ray to iPhone 8 converter, click “File” > “Load from disc” to add Blu-ray movie. If you have Blu-ray ISO files and Blu-ray folders, click “Load from folder” or “Load IFO/ISO.” Plus, DVD to iPhone 8 conversion can also be realized with this software.

Step 2. Select output format compatible with iPhone 8

MP4, M4V and MOV are well supported by iPhone 8. So just click on the format bar to locate the format list where you can see a full list of devices and corresponding formats. To enjoy HD movies on iPhone 8, it is ideal for you to choose "H.264 HD Video(*.mp4)" or "H.265 HD Video(*.mp4)" under "HD Video" as final output file format.

Step 3: Adjust output profile parameters

To get a full enjoyment on iPhone 8 edge-to-edge OLED display, you can choose to change video and audio settings to match the features of iPhone 8. Click “Settings” button to open “Profile Settings” window where you can change parameters like size, sample rate, bitrate, channels, etc.

For example, to enjoy HD or 4K movies on iPhone 8, please adjust the ouput video codec as H.264 or H.265, resolution as 1080p, 720p or 3840 x 2160 according to your own needs, frame rate as 30fps, audio codec as AAC-LC, bit rate as no more than 160Kbps, sample rate as 48kHZ.

Step 4: Start Blu-ray to iPhone 8 conversion process. 

Click the "Convert" button to start commercial Blu-ray to iPhone 8 ripping process. When the conversion is completed, you will have no problem to transfer converted Blu-ray movies to iPhone 8 for playback.


Multi-track feature can provide better media enjoyment. To enjoy multi-track Blu-ray movies on iPhone 8, click the "Format"> "Multi-track Video" >" Multi-track MP4 (*.mp4)" with multiple audio tracks and chapter markers preserved.

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