Rip Blu-rays to my network and play them with XBMC

The author simply introduced what's XBMC and how it works. It mainly teaches you how to rip Blu-ray movies to network and play them with XBMC media player. 

XBMC has been the most popular media player that can be used to build a home theater system. With XBMC media player, you can view and watch any videos, music, podcasts on your local computer or from internet. XBMC is developed for Mac, Windows, iOS, Android platform now. So almost all of us can use this powerful media player app without obstacles.

And there will be a trouble that maybe you are not able to play Blu-ray movies via XBMC due to the Blu-ray copy protection. So, the best way to get XBMC play Blu-ray movie is to remove copy protections, and rip the movies to a XBMC Player compatible format. 

In order to rip a Blu-ray, a professional Blu-ray Ripper is the key. Here we recommended Pavtube BDMagic - A powerful Blu-ray to XBMC Converter tool designed. It is capable of converting Blu-ray movies to XBMC supported MP4/MKV/AVI format, so that you can enjoy Blu-ray movies with XBMC Player conveniently without any trouble. More than that, with full supports for retail BD movies, the Blu-ray Converter is good at decrypting almost all latest BD copy protections, including AACS and BD+, so you can rip the latest released Blu-ray movies to XBMC at will. Mac version is BDMagic for Mac. See the detailed tutorial as below. 

Convert Blu-ray movies to XBMC Player supported format 

Step 1. Load Blu-ray. 

Put the Blu-ray disc into the BD drive and then click the import from BD drive button after launching the program. 

Blu-ray to Synology S215j 6TB Ripper
Step 2. Choose XBMC compatible formats. 

Click on the dropdown menu of "Format", and then follow "HD Video > H.264 HD Video(*.mp4)" for ripping movies from Blu-ray Disc to XBMC MP4. What's more, "MKV HD Video(*.mkv)" is compatible.

Synology DiskStation compatible format
Optional - Adjust video and audio settings 

The Blu-ray to XBMC Ripper allows users adjusting video and audio parameters before converting Bluray to MP4. Click "Settings" button, then you will be able to adjust video and audio settings in the following popup window, including codec name, aspect ratio, bit rate, frame rate, sample rate and audio channel. 

Step 3: After everything is done, click "Convert" button to start ripping Blu-ray to XBMC MP4 for playback. 

The program adopts advanced audio and video in sync technology, which will guarantee you perfect audio and video synchronization. Once the conversion is done, you can click "Open" button to get the final output XBMC files with ease. 

So there you have it. Pretty simple. Now just enjoy/play 1080p Blu-ray movies with XBMC Player as you like. 


  • In "Subtitle" tab on "Editor" Window, you are able to add *.srt and *.ass subtitles you get from internet or other places to the Blu-ray movies. 
  • Support Direct copy titles from Blu-ray in Original Format. 
  • Support 1:1 backup Blu-rays with original structure.
  • Support TrueHD 6.1 and TrueHD 7.1 decoding. 

Pavtube BDMagic is also the best choice if you want to play Blu-rays/DVDs with Apple TV, iPad, iPhone, Android/Windows tablet/phone and other devices with high quality. It enables you to transcode Blu-ray/DVD to Window Movie Maker, Sony Vegas, Adobe Premiere Pro, Avid Media Composer etc. With this best Blu-ray Ripper, you can easily and quickly rip Blu-ray/DVD discs and make a backup, conversion, compression of your Blu-ray/DVD for any use.

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