You can certainly watch your Blu-ray movies the usual way, with a Blu-ray player, but wouldn’t it be great to add the Blu-rays to your iTunes library, so you can sync them to your iPad, iPhone, or iPod Touch , and watch them anywhere? You will always want to have access to your Blu-rays whenever you feel like. Ripping Blu-ray and add them to your iTunes libarry is very simple with the right tool. This page shows you an easy way to get Blu-rays into iTunes for syncing across multiple devices easily.
iTunes can’t do this, of course, since ripping Blu-rays involve a gray area of copyright law. Well, that should not be a reason to worry you, since there are some of the best Blu-ray to iTunes rippers which can aid in copying Blu-ray movies to iTunes in a professional way.
If you’re looking for ease of use and don’t mind spending $33 (currently on sale), I’ve had success using Brorsoft’s Blu-ray Ripper to rip all my Blu-ray discs and DVD discs into a format playable by iTunes and Apple TV. I found the quality to be excellent and see no difference compared to the original discs. Plus, it also can help you to convert Blu-ray, DVD to almost any other common video format such as VOB, FLV, WMV, AVI, MKV or backup the Blu-ray and DVD keeping the whole movie structure as you need. If you are running on Mac, please turn to the Blu-ray Ripper for Mac (El Capitan compatible).
The process is straightforward. After downloading, follow the wizard to install and run the program. Then follow the steps below to rip and copy Blu-rays to iTunes in a few clicks! The below guide takes Blu-ray Ripper for Windows (Windows 10 compatible) screenshots for example. ( Note: A BD drive is needed for ripping Blu-ray discs. )
How to rip and import a Blu-ray into iTunes library
Step 1. First, of all the process starts at the Blu-ray drive (necessary for BD ripping), insert your Blu-ray in the drive, then launch the Blu-ray to iTunes converter software. Click “Load Blu-ray” icon to import the Blu-ray movies. You can also DVD discs, Video_TS folder, ISO/IFO file, etc. to the program.
Tips: Loaded Blu-ray movies can be previewed in the right preview window and you’re free to take snapshots of your favorite Blu-ray movies. In addition, you can select the subtitle and audio track as you like.
Step 2. After you have successfully completed loading your Blu-ray, select the output format and folder. If you do not have a ready folder, create one where you can easily locate it. The video formats available are M4V, MP4 or MOV. In this case, we shall select MP4 format from the common Video choices only for description purposes.
Tips: If you want to convert your Blu-ray movies for play on iPhone, iPad, iPod, Apple TV and more, you can simply browse to find the preset of your device and select it as the output format to get videos with optimized settings. All iDevices output files can be synced to iTunes automatically.
Step 3. After selecting your desired format and the destination file you can opt to make changes or settings and if you are OK with the way the format is click the Convert button to initiate the conversion. This might take some time; however, it is important to note that the conversion time depends on the size of the Blu-ray movies.
So there you have it. Pretty Simple! When the conversion is done, you can decide to watch your movie or share it with friends on iTunes or iPod Touch, iPad, iPhone among other portable devices.
Ways to import and play the converted Blu-ray videos with iTunes
Once you ascertain that the conversion is successfully completed, you can import the file anywhere you wish to even in the media player as long as the file is iTunes friendly. First, locate the output file where you have saved the videos. Then open the iTunes app so that you can import the output videos to it. This can be done by dragging and dropping the media file. The process is simple all you need is:
Step 1. Click “File” menu on the left side of iTunes toolbar
Step 2. Choose the “Add File to Library” option
Step 3. Open the output folder that contains the videos
Step 4. Select the file and click “Open”.
After opening the file the will go to your iTunes and you can verify if the transfer has been successful by going to the iTunes library and typing the name of the file. If it is successfully transferred, A thumbnail of the video file will appear in your screen. If the transfer is successful you can further transfer the file to your iPod Touch, the new iPad Air, iPad Mini, iPad 2, iPhone 5S, iPhone 4S, Apple TV 3 and other portable devices and you can easily enjoy them everywhere you wish to.