OpenDrive is the all-in-one online drive which offers unlimited cloud storage for you to backup and manage cloud content. You can not only store data, but also sync, share and collaborate all within one interface and from one login.
What type of files can be uploaded to OpenDrive?
OpenDrive does not have any restrictions on file types, it means that you can store any file types you like on OpenDrive with no limitation. How about uploading Blu-ray/DVD disc to OpenDrive, the answer is definitely no. The main reason is that the copy and region protection on Blu-ray and DVD disc makes it pretty difficult make a copy or backup of the data on Blu-ray or DVD disc to your local hard drive or external hard drive or other cloud storage drive. The good news is that you can bypass that copy protection with some Blu-ray Ripper software.
Backup Blu-ray/DVD to OpenDrive
If you are looking for a simple solution to copy Blu-ray/DVD to OpenDrive, MakeMKV can be a good choice, it can swiftly convert the video clips from the encrypted Blu-ray/DVD disc into a large MKV files which store multiple video/audio tracks with all meta-information and preserve chapters.
View Blu-ray/DVD with OpenDrive video player
However, if you wish to preview video on OpenDrive with its built-in video player app, you will need to rip Blu-ray/DVD to OpenDrive video player supported formats including: MP4 (AAC/H.264), FLV, M4V, MPG and MPEG. Then, you still need to download the free video encoding software like Handbrake to convert the MKV file produced by MakeMKV into OpenDrive video player playable file formats. It would be a great hassle to remove Blu-ray/DVD protection with one app and decoding Blu-ray/DVD with another app. Here, a combo function called Pavtube BDMagic (best Blu-ray Ripper) is highly recommended to you. As a combo function of Blu-ray ripper/copier and DVD ripper/copier, the program can automatically bypass all the copy and region protection from all the recently released Blu-ray and DVD movies. You can then convert the non-protected Blu-ray/DVD to OpenDrive video player supported formats listed above.
Compress Blu-ray/DVD for OpenDrive
As OpenDrive only provides 5GB of free cloud storage for you to view and share data. To make the output video file size no more than 5GB, you can reduce the output video file size 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 MP4.
- 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
How to Backup and Upload Blu-ray/DVD to OpenDrive?
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. To access copied Blu-ray/DVD on OpenDrive Video Player, you can output one of OpenDrive video player supported file formats. For space saving, "H.264 Baseline Profile Video(*.mp4)" under "Common Video" main category would be your good choice.
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.