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How to Store Blu-ray DVD to External Hard Drive and Watch on HD TV


By storing your DVD and Blu-ray on External Hard Drive, finding a Blu-ray or DVD movies become more convenient and efficient, protect original DVD and Blu-ray from scratch or damage. Moreover, this gives you the advantage of playing DVD and Blu-ray movies on any kind of portable devices for a much better movie experience, and that’s what this tutorial is going to teach you – play your DVD and Blu-ray movies via your external hard drive, through to your HDTV screen.

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In order to store Blu-ray and DVD on External Hard Drive and watch on your HD TV, there are two things should be take into your consideration:

Firstly, as we all know that DVD and Blu-ray movies are original store on plastic disc, and for commercial DVD and Blu-ray, it always copy protected. You can not play DVD and Blu-ray movies when directly copy form plastic disc since it was protected by Disney X-project DRM, Analog Protection, CSS, Sony ArccOS, CSS, UOPs or region codes. So you need a Blu-ray/DVD Copy Protection Remover, enable you to remove all kind of copy protections of Blu-ray and DVD disc.

Secondly, you need to be aware that not every HDTV set will allow you to play video that is stored on your external hard drive, and that not all videos are supported by your HDTV. This is because HDTV sets each have unique requirements for the video formats they can use. So to make sure if they have any limitations with regards to the video formats that they can handle then you will need to rip Blu-ray and DVD to your HDTV compatible format. Let’s take MP4 video as an example, cause MP4 is an common format that compatible with almost all HDTV.

To rip Blu-ray and DVD to MP4 format and watch on HD TV like this then we recommend Brorsoft DVD Ripper or Blu-ray Ripper. Here are some key feature on why choosing Brorsoft:

1, Hack copy protection ability. What we need is Blu-ray/DVD ripper software with excellent Blu-ray/DVD copy protection hacking feature. It should has abilityh to backup any encrypted Blu-ray/DVD including older and recent ones and remove copy protection from Blu-ray/DVD with Disney X-project DRM, Analog Protection, CSS, Sony ArccOS, CSS, UOPs and unlock region code.

2, Outstanding output fomrat.

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With Brorsoft DVD Ripper, you can rip and copy any DVD (purchased for year or latest for week) into any digital format you want, such as H.264MKVQuickTime, MOVH.265(HEVC)

Rip and Copy DVD movies to iPad Pro , iPhone 7/7 Plus or iTunes for Playback ,

Rip and Upload DVD Films to Cloud StorageDropbox for streaming and watching on the go.

Rip DVD Films for Viewing on Oculus Rift DK2 with 3d effects.

Play DVDs on Samsung TV without DVD Player

Even you can use it as best AnyDVD Alternatives to backup, rip, and copy your DVD.

Read the review: Top Commercial and Open Source DVD Ripper Of 2016

With Brorsoft Blu-ray Ripper, you can even Copy and Backup Blu-ray Movies on macOS Sierra.

Rip and Convert Blu-ray to H.264MP4MKV (Top 5 Blu-ray to MKV Converter for Mac Review), AVI, etc.

Rip/Transfer Blu-ray to iPad ProiPhone 7/7 Plus, Playback with PS4/PS3.

Rip 3D Blu-ray for Viewing in ZEISS VR ONEGoogle CardboardOculus Rift DK2Freefly VRArchos VR Glasses,ect.

Store Blu-ray Digitally on Synology NAS Drive for Streaming, to Dropbox for Viewing Anywhere.

Import Blu-ray footage to Sony Vegas Pro, FCP, iMovie, etc for further editing.

Read the reviews: Top 5 Blu-ray Ripping Programs

Note: Blu-ray Ripper can not only Rip Blu-ray(remove Blu-ray copy protection), but also rip DVD to external hard drive for HDTV well, just like the Blu-ray Player can play the DVD disc well. If you want to rip both Blu-ray and DVD to external hard drive for HDTV, there is no harm in trying Blu-ray Ripper.

3, Easy to use. If one software is with quality features, it may be complicated to control. But what we need is simple steps. With Brorsoft, there are just three main steps to charge the whole ripping process: Load Blu-ray/DVD > Set Profile > Get Started.

4, Totally safe. No one would like to take any risks to run an unsafe software. The recommended Brorsoft Blu-ray/DVD ripper ought to be totally clean. No virus, no adware, no spyware, and no malware.

5, Speed and quality. Brorsoft Blu-ray/DVD ripper program makes a balance among faster ripping conversion speed, amazing output video audio quality and smaller file size.

These are just the main reasons for us to choose Brorsoft DVD Ripper or Blu-ray Ripper. The program is a cross-platform application that is available on both Windows and Mac (macOS Sierra included). If you don't like the one, just follow the tips above, you can also find a good Blu-ray/DVD ripper software with DVD copy protection hacking as you want.

==> Gudie: Rip Commercial Blu-ray/DVD to External Hard Drive for HDTV

Here we take Windows version Brorsoft Blu-ray Ripper as example, Mac version and DVD Ripper has almost the same steps besides the tiny differences on maininterface.

First free download Brorsoft Blu-ray Ripper, just keep in mind that you have download the right version, Mac OS .dmg files cannot be installed on Windows platform - and vice versa.

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(Note: Click here for OS X 10.5)

Step 1: Add Blu-ray movies

Click the "Blu-ray/DVD" icon to load Blu-ray/DVD movie. After the Blu-ray/DVD files are loaded, you can preview them on the right viewing window and take snapshots of your favorite movie scene. ISO and IFO files are also supported.


Tip: If you need to rip Blu-ray/DVD with wanted subtitles and audio track, you can click the drop down menu after "Subtitles" and "Audio" to select your desired tracks.


Step 2. Choose output format

Select an compatible format, e.g. H.264 .mp4, since it is compatible with almost all HDTV.

Basically the "Common Video -> H.264 Video (*.mp4)" is just all right.

Or depends on your device, you can choose a suitable video format from catalogues.


Tip: If you think the video size this not suitable for your devices, you can first choose any one of the provided type, then change the settings. Please remember the file size is based more on bitrate than resolution which means bitrate higher results in bigger file size, and lower visible quality loss.

Step 3. Start to rip commercial Blu-ray/DVD to External Hard Drive for HDTV

When all the settings are OK, click "Convert" button to rip commercial Blu-ray/DVD to External Hard Drive for HDTV.

You can view the conversion progress and are able to cancel the converting process at anytime..

When the conversion is over, click "open" to locate the ripped video files, disconnect your hard drive and connect it to your HDTV and set up your HDTV. Some sets will automatically play the movies on the external hard drive though..

If your HDTV doesn’t support to plug your external hard drive directly, you may need to use WD TV box or other HD media player, HDMI cable (if it’s available), or plug your external hard drive to your Mac (or PC) and hookup the Mac to HDTV and play the movies on the HDTV set through your Mac.

BTW: You can also entire copy the Blu-ray original structure or main movie only without any protections to your Mac, and play with MPlayer.

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