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Best solution for playing/watching Blu-ray Disc with HD media players

Watching Blu-ray movie from HDD is becoming popular (and affordable). Although there is Blu-ray Disc Player, many guys are getting used to rip Blu-ray to HDD to and play BD movies from with HD media players. “This would allow me to have my Blu-Ray and DVD library available all the time without having to go find and insert the disks, and protect my discs from scratching”, I way told by a friend, who has put away his BD and DVD collections and been watching movies with Seagate FreeAgent Theater and a 2TB NAS device. I followed his advice and make a digital copy of Avatar BD movie with Pavtube ByteCopy software. The image turned out to be marvelous on my 47’ HDTV. I must say, this is the best solution for watching BD movies with HD players as I get lossless videos as well as all the subtitles and audio tracks I want. Here’s what I did.


Step 1. Hook up an external BD drive with my desktop (as there is not an internal one), and place Avatar Blu-ray Disc into the BD drive.
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Step 2. Run Pavtube ByteCopy software and click the “Load BD/DVD” icon to import movie files from Avatar Blu-ray Disc.
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Step 3. Select the disc in file list, and click the “Edit Disc” button. In the “Edit Disc” screen, I select English and French subtitles and audio tracks for the movie, and set “lossless” quality in “Format” box.
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Step 4. Click the “Convert” button to start ripping the Blu-ray movie to MKV file. After conversion I click “Browse Export Path” and get an MKV file of around 40GB.


It takes around 2 hours to rip the Blu-ray movie (which is about 37GB) to my hard drive. It is said the software backs up BD/DVD as fast as the drive can read data. Maybe next time I’d use a faster BD drive. The MKV file plays great on my desktop (19’) using VLC Media player, so I tried to play the Blu-ray movie with WD TV HD Media Player and watch the Avatar on HDTV (47’), and it looks stunning! Here’s a thumbnail.


Basically I think it’s an ideal solution for watching Blu-ray movies with HD media players and would like to recommend the Pavtube ByteCopy software to HD movie lovers. Why I choose Pavtube ByteCopy:

  • Fast speed (comparing with other BD ripping tools)
  • Lossless quality (as it simply package BD contents into MKV container instead of transcoding)
  • Easy of use (3-step workflow as it shows above)
  • Multiple audio tracks and subtitles
  • Works with latest Blu-ray Discs (I tried Toy Story 3 and Inception)
  • Free of update for lifetime


Software availability FYI:

  1. Pavtube ByteCopy Trial version. A trial is free but functional-restricted. Lossless output can be used 3 times only. You may download a trial and see how it works.
  2. Pavtube ByteCopy Retail version. A full version is offered at $42 by Pavtube Studio.
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