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PostPosted: Tue Mar 25, 2014 1:15 pm 
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I'd like to be able to put my DVD's and or blurays onto my laptop so I can watch them anywhere without having to carry a bunch of DVD cases.

Is there a simple way of doing this?

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PostPosted: Tue Mar 25, 2014 1:45 pm 
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I don't know about BluRays, but DVD Decrypter is still around and works well. Then you can use DVD Shrink to get rid of the extras, start menu, unneeded audio formats, etc and save the movie as an *.iso file.

-- Tue Mar 25, 2014 5:48 pm --

Oh, if you don't care about all the unnecessary stuff DVD Decrypter can create the *.iso file too.

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PostPosted: Tue Mar 25, 2014 8:17 pm 
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To be able to put your BluRays directly on your computer, it needs to have a BluRay reader (most laptops/notebooks do not support BluRay disks), so copying them needs to be done on a computer that has such a drive and appropriate software. I would not go the ISO route as that format is usually used to store files before conversion to a readable format such as WAV, MPEG or AVI for example. ISO is however the ideal format to move the movies from 1 computer to the other. I just moved a couple of hundred movies to my laptop for the same reason and I went with the 3 above formats to save a ton of space compared to the native formats.

Never managed to copy the BluRays though.


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PostPosted: Tue Mar 25, 2014 9:07 pm 
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MakeMKV is what you need, but you still need a Bluray reader as OBI56 said.
Do a google search, it's free in beta.It's what I use.


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PostPosted: Wed Mar 26, 2014 5:06 am 
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tardis26 wrote:
MakeMKV is what you need, but you still need a Bluray reader as OBI56 said.
Do a google search, it's free in beta.It's what I use.


Thanks for adding the MKV format to the list Tardis, I completely forgot that one and it seems to be the fastest growing new format in town.


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PostPosted: Wed Mar 26, 2014 5:53 am 
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Great topic! I have just finished ripping my entire Blu Ray collection to MKV, mostly using DVDFab, now called BluFab. The best program ever IMO but if you do not have it by now, good luck as the company has had some legal issues and I think the current update will not allow you to rip commercial Blu Rays.

Same problem with many other BR ripping programs out there now.

I did 1 to 1 copies and have the ability to play my files in full HD 1080p, Dolby True HD/DTS-Master, whatever. The copies look and sound great on my PC, WDTV's and Oppo 103.

I also used Make MKV for a couple of rips, it's a free program that also works well. I just like the interface better on DVDFab and find it's much faster. I can rip a 30GB BR disc in about 20mins.

I have also ripped well over 500 of my own DVD's using DVDFab version 8. Worked amazing, the copies have full menu's and all playback features. These were ripped to a TS folder, not playable on all devices. Go with MKV to be more flexible.

Keep in mind that if you are ripping movies with subtitles needed such as Letters From Iwo Jima, you will need to use a program called MKV Merge to get your suvtitles working on a WDTV. They should still work on a PC/laptop without MKV Merge if you are using VLC as a media player.

Let me know if you need any more advice.

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PostPosted: Sat Mar 29, 2014 2:14 pm 
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Thanks all - I will give this a try.


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PostPosted: Sun Mar 30, 2014 4:41 am 
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I tried using Make MKV but when I go to play the file my normal player (Media Monkey) does not recognize it? I also downloaded to try DivX player but it does not want to play the file either?

Did I make the copy incorrectly?

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PostPosted: Sun Mar 30, 2014 6:40 am 
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For DVD's you could give Freemake video converter a try.


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PostPosted: Sun Mar 30, 2014 7:15 am 
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Use VLC media player. It will play MKVs.


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PostPosted: Sun Mar 30, 2014 7:57 am 
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I too have had success using DVDfab to copy my DVD's (DVD copy) and BluRay (Blue-ray Copy).
With DVDfab I copied the full disc which includes the main menu and extras as one .iso file.
I then transferred the files onto a external 4TB NTFS formatted hard drive, and connected via eSTAT to my OPPO 95.
If you do wish to use a OPPO 95 to read .iso files you have to be mindful of the firmware, newer firmware disables this feature.


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