How to Play Blu-ray/DVD Movies Using Kodi on Android TV Box?

Diana Joan

Mar 01, 2016 05:21 am / Posted by Diana Joan

Using Kodi app on Android TV box to play Blu-ray/DVD movies

I purchase BR discs and also have a large collection DVD discs. I rip them all and store them on a network attached storage drive accessed through SMB from several Android TV boxes. I would like to watch these movies mainly using the Kodi app on various Android TV boxes. How can I make that realized?

Kodi app on Android TV

With the Kodi app installed on Android TV, you can easily turn your "dumb" TV "smart" for watching Kodi stored rich media content onto the big screen TV. It is not difficult to add media files that are included in Kodi supported formats list to it, however, as for purchased Blu-ray & DVD disc, before loading them into Kodi app, you will first need to remove the copy & region protection equipped on the disc.

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Crop video or adjust output aspect ratio

If the output video does not fit with your Android TV display aspect ratio, you can adjust the output aspect ratio with our program's built-in aspect ratio settings function. If there are black edges around the video due to incompatible aspect ratio settings, you can remove the black bars with the program's "Crop" function.

How to Play Blu-ray/DVD movies Using Kodi on Android TV Boxes?

Step 1: Load Blu-ray or DVD disc to the program.

Load Blu-ray disc or DVD from optical drive. When both Blu-ray and DVD exists, the software will load DVD. For Blu-ray disc, you will need an external Blu-ray disc drive.

Load Blu-ray/DVD disc files

Step 2: Choose proper output format.

Click "Format" bar, from its drop-down option, select to output Kodi best playable video formats by following "HD Video" > "H.264 HD Video(*.mp4)".

Choose Kodi best supported format

Step 3: Adjust output aspect ratio or crop black bars.

Adjust output aspect ratio: Open "Video Editor" window, under "Crop" tab, click "Advanced Mode" in the right panel, then select "Keep Ratio" option in the left panel, from "Display aspect ratio" drop-down list, you can either keep the original aspect ratio by choosing "Original" or keep the cropped aspect ratio such as 16:10, 16:9, 5:4, 4:3, 3:2, 2:1, etc from the aspect ratio lists.

adjust output aspect ratio

Crop black edges: drag the green dash line around the video to remove the black edges in the video frame.

crop black edges

Step 4: Begin the conversion process.

Go back to the main interface, click right-bottom "Convert" button to start the Blu-ray/DVD to Kodi for Android TV conversion process immediately.

When the conversion is done, click "Open Output Folder" button to pop out the folder with converted files, then add converted files to Kodi for watching on Android TV.


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