Rip Blu-ray/DVD to MP4/MKV for Streaming to TV via Home Media Center

Diana Joan

Jan 25, 2016 08:40 am / Posted by Diana Joan

Rip Blu-ray/DVD for TV streaming via home media center

"I would like to find a program to rip my purchased Blu-ray/DVD for streaming to TV using home media center. I want to use MP4 or MKV format as my TV understands and decodes them both. What's more, I hope the program can auto generate SRT subtitles from both my original Blu-ray and DVDs. Any suitable recommendation would be appreciated!"

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Free solution to rip Blu-ray/DVD to MKV/MP4 with subtitles

It is not difficult to find an application to convert home-made un-protected Blu-ray/DVD to TV supported MKV or MP4 formats, however, as for purchased commercial Blu-ray/DVD disc with complicated copy & region protection, you will need a special program to unlock the protection before you can do anything else. Here, a free and simple to operate solution is recommended to you.
1. First, download MakeMKV to copy commercial Blu-ray or DVD into a large MKV file.
2. Convert and compress non protection Blu-ray/DVD to MKV or MP4 file formats with Handbrake.
3. Use Handbrake to add subtitles from source Blu-ray/DVD movies to the output video under Handbrake subtitles tab.

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<p >Tips: MakeMKV has 30 day use limit, you will have to reinstall it and another 30 day

Best way to convert purchased Blu-ray/DVD with subtitles

If you are looking for a more effective way to get the task completed, here, we would recommend you to download Pavtube ByteCopy for Windows(top 5 Blu-ray rippers review)/Mac. The program is a one-click solution to facilitate you to convert copy & region protected Blu-ray & DVD to MKV/MP4 for TV streaming via home media center. As for for subtitles function, you can easily select you desired subtitles from original Blu-ray/DVD movies, you also have the chance to enable forced subtitles for Blu-ray/DVD movies so that you only see subtitles when the characters are speaking a different language. If the Blu-ray/DVD movies do not contain any subtitle language that you understand, you can download and add external SRT/ASS/SSA subtitles to Blu-ray/DVD movies.

How to Rip Blu-ray/DVD to MP4/MKV for Streaming to TV via Home Media Center?

Step 1: Load Blu-ray/DVD disc.

Insert Blu-ray or DVD into disc drive. Launch ByteCopy, click "File" > "Load Disc" button to browse to disc drive and import source movie into this app. When both Blu-ray or DVD disc exists, the program will load DVD disc first.

Load Blu-ray/DVD disc

Tips: The program will automatically select the main title (the one with largest file size or longest time) for you by taking a tick in front of it.

Step 2: Specify output file format.

Click "Format" bar, from its drop-down options, select to output MKV or MP4 from Blu-ray/DVD for TV streaming via home media center by following "HD Video" > "H.264 HD Video (*.mp4)" or "MKV HD Video (*.mkv)".

Specify output profile format

Step 3: Subtitle functions.

Select desired subtitles: Check the movie titles you want to rip. Click the drop-down list of Subtitles, then all the subtitles info in the Blu-ray will be shown clearly, so you can select your needed language as your subtitles freely.

Enable forced subtitles: You can enable forced subtitles function by tick off "Forced subtitles" option, then you will only see subtitles only when actors are speaking a different language.

Select desired subtitles and enable forced subtitles

Add external subtitles: Open "Video Editor" window, click the "Subtitle" tab, then you can online downloaded external *.srt or *.ass/*.ssa subtitle-files to the video as hard subtitles.

Add external subtitles to Blu-ray/DVD

Step 4: Start conversion.

Go back to the main interface, press right-bottom "Convert" button to start Blu-ray/DVD to MP4 or MKV format conversion process.

When the conversion is completed, feel free to stream Blu-ray/DVD movies on TV via home media center.

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