With Box cloud storage, you can store any type of file online and access it easily from your computer, phone and tablet - anytime and anywhere. For those people who have invested a lot of money on Blu-ray or DVD disc, Box cloud storage would be a safe and also convenient solution for you to backup your precious Blu-ray/DVD disc. However, there are so many difficulties for you to complete the whole backup process. The following article will guide your through the process with detailed tips and solutions.
Backup Blu-ray/DVD into digital media formats
Although Box cloud storage has no limitation on the file types stored on it, however, it does not include support for disc-based media, you will need a special program to copy the data on Blu-ray/DVD disc into your local computer hard drive before uploading them to Box cloud storage. If the Blu-ray/DVD disc are store purchased with copy protection, things would become difficult to impossible. Fortunately, with a good Blu-ray Ripper software in hand, you can easily bypass that protection and make a copy or backup of Blu-ray/DVD disc into your desired digital file formats.
Supported video and audio file types by Box's Content Preview
After storing Blu-ray/DVD on Box cloud storage, you can preview the backup content with the Box Webapp on computer, phone or tablet. Only video and audio included in the following format list can be previewed with the Box Webapp.
Audio files: aac, aifc, aiff, au, flac, m4a, mp3, ogg, ra, wav, wma
Video files: 3g2, 3gp, avi, m2v, m2ts, m4v, mkv, mov, mp4, mpeg, mpg, ogg, mts, qt, wmv
- Video Preview is only available to Business level Box accounts and above. Free or personal users can preview video files owned by these accounts.
- You can preview videos up to 3.5 hours in length
- AVCHD (Advanced Video Coding High Definition) is not supported in preview.
To rip Blu-ray/DVD into Box cloud storage supported preview content formats, you can turn to help from Pavtube BDMagic (best Blu-ray Ripper), as a combo function of Blu-ray Ripper/Copier and DVD Ripper/Copier, the program is available on both Windows and Mac (get Mac version). It not only helps to automatically bypass all the Blu-ray (BD+ & AACS) and DVD (CSS & region code) protection in the backgroung without installing any third-party plug-in, but also enables to you to directly rip Blu-ray/DVD to Box cloud storage previewable formats listed above. As Box cloud storage only offers 10GB of free online storage, in addition, the previewable video content should be no longer than 3.5 hours, you can compress Blu-ray/DVD video file size and shorten video length with the program in the following ways.
Shorten video length with no quality loss:
- Trim or cut video to remove unwanted parts or segments
- Split large video into small parts by file count, length or size
Compress video file size (Please make a balance between file size and quality)
- Output a file format with better quality and small file size such as WMV
- Lower the output video resolution
- Lower the bit rate 20-50% of the default to get small files
- Lower the frame rate of the video to 15 or 10 fps can reduce the file size by as much as 1/2 or 2/3
Step by Step to Backup Blu-ray/DVD to Box Cloud Storage Previewable Content
Step 1: Load Blu-ray/DVD disc with the program.
Insert DVD into your computer's optical DVD drive, for loading Blu-ray disc, you will need an external Blu-ray drive. The run the program on the computer, click "File" > "Load from disc" to load Blu-ray or DVD disc into the program. When both Blu-ray or DVD disc exists, the program will load DVD disc first.
Step 2. Set output format
Click on "Format" bar to select output format. Here you can choose one of Amazon Cloud Drive supported video formats listed above. For space saving, you can choose "Common Video" > "WMV 2 (WMV8)(*.wmv)" as the desired output file format.
Step 3: Trim or split video to shorten video length.
Trim to shorten video length
Open "Video Editor" window and switch to the "Trim" tab, you can drag the slider bars to include the segment you want to remain, click the left square bracket to set start point, and click the right square bracket to set end point when previewing the video or directly input specific values to "Start" and "End" box.
Split video into several small pieces
By clicking the Split button on file list, or from Edit menu, you can launch the Video Split window. Ticking Enable to enable it, and then you can split the file by file count, time length, or file size.
Step 4: Compress video file size.
Click "Settings" to open "Profile Settings" window, you can change video resolution to a suitable file size. 640 x 480 is more preferable by many portable devices such as iPhone, iPad, Android phone and tablet, lower the bit rate 20-50% of the default to get small files or lower the frame rate to 15 or 10 fps.
Step 5: Begin the conversion process.
After all setting is completed, hit right-bottom "Convert" button to begin the Blu-ray/DVD to Box cloud storage supported formats conversion, trimming and compression process.
When the conversion is completed, you can have no problem to store Blu-ray/DVD on Box cloud storage for viewing with Box webapp on computer, smartphone or tablets.