How to Rip Blu-ray for JRiver Streaming
JRiver Media Center is a multimedia application that allows the user to play and organize various types of media on a computer running Windows or Mac OS X. Not only streaming video from Netflix or Hulu, YouTube clips and movies, but also local media in a wide range of file formats. What's more, if you happen to have a pile of Blu-ray collections at hand, you are also able to copy them into JRiver Media Center for better streaming or viewing. Want to learn more, just keep reading the below article to get some hints.
First and foremost, to copy Blu-ray movies to JRiver Media Center quickly and easily, you'd better rip the Blu-ray contents off of the Blu-ray disc and convert them to a digital video format supported by JRiver Media Center. In view of this, you're highly recommended to take advantage of Brorsoft Blu-ray Ripper, which is specially designed to remove any encryptions on Blu-ray/DVD discs, including AACS, BD+, Sony, Disney, region codes, etc then convert Blu-ray to a digital version format with fast ripping speed and excellent output quality, so that you can play on HTPC via JRiver Media Center or stream from JRiver Media Center to Server Clients or DLNA compatible devices such as TVs, Blu-ray players, receivers, game consoles, etc.
Better still, this excellent gadget also features some wonderful editing functions such as adding subtitles, joining multiple files, embedding watermark, trimming video, etc catering for your different demands. If you want to import and play Blu-ray with JRiver Media Center on Mac, Brorsoft Blu-ray Ripper for Mac is your alternative choice! Now just download the right place and follow the steps below to convert Blu-ray to JRiver Media Center in a few clicks!
PS: If you just want to get DVDs into JRiver Media Center for streaming, please turn to Brorsoft DVD Ripper and follow the tutorial here.
Step 1. Add Blu-ray movies
Place the disc from the BD drive, launch the Blu-ray Ripper for JRiver Media Center. and then click "disc" button to import Blu-ray movies into the program. DVD discs, ISO and IFO files are also supported.
Step 2. Specify output format
Click Format (located below where your DVD or Blu-ray's files are displayed). You can choose any one according to the supported video format of JRiver Media Center.
Tips: With the right settings you can retain the quality of the original Blu-ray while also saving space. This is particularly helpful when streaming over your network, depending on your network quality. Simply click Settings bar and you can tweak the settings to your satisfaction and even save it as preset. Remember the file size and video quality is based more on bitrate than resolution which means bitrate higher results in big file size, and lower visible quality loss.
Step 3. Start ripping Blu-ray movies
After above settings, click the big Convert button to start to convert Blu-rays. As soon as the conversion is done, simply click Completed to back to main interface, and click Open button to find generated videos. You can transfer them your an external hard drive and add them to JRiver Media Center for playback.
The following chart is JRiver Media Center supported video formats and Brorsoft Blu-ray Ripper can output any one of them:
- AVI Video (avi)
- MPEG Video (mpeg, mpg, m1v, mpv, mpe, m2v)
- MPEG-4 Container Formats (mp4, m4v, mp4v, m4p, 3gp, 3g2)
- Windows Media Video (wmv, wvx)
- DIVX Video (divx)
- DVD Video (ifo, vob)
- QuickTime Video (mov, qt)
- RealVideo (rv)
- ShockWave (swf)
- TiVo Format (.tivo files)
- Flash Video (flv)