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Date: August 19, 2016

Why and How to Copy Blu-ray to Hard Drive on macOS Sierra/El Capitan

Summary: In this guide, we will show you how to backup your Blu-ray movie collection on to Blu-Ray discs, along with ripping the Blu-ray movie to Hard Drive on macOS Sierra if you prefer to keep a digital copy instead.

Blu-ray movies get unsurpassed picture and sound quality for its huge storage capacity. It is getting more and more common in home video enjoyment. But it also has more strict copy protection than DVD. And Blu-ray is really expensive. So if we can backup Blu-ray Movies to hard drive, it will save us much time and obviously avoid damaging the expensive and fragile Blu-ray DVD drive and disc. So what should we do, if we want to backup Blu-ray to computer? What we need only, is a Blu-Ray drive in your computer, and a Blu-ray Copy software.

As Blu-ray drives become more common, especially in laptops and many quality conversion software are being released, many users start using Blu-ray discs as the source of their encodings, in order to get excellent quality HD movies, especially 1080p and 720p instead of just the 480p resolution offered by DVDs. However Blu-ray discs have more complicated protection against ripping than Hard Drive hence adding an extra layer of difficulty to the whole process. In the article we will use the most popular decrypting tool.

Pavtube ByteCopy for Mac is program that runs on the background and detects whenever you insert a Blu-ray disc in your drive. It then runs by placing itself between the data your drive provides and the operating system, circumventing any known protection mechanisms the disc may have, automatically providing you with an unprotected disc, ready to be copied or ripped. It also removes the region code, plus the AACS encryption and the BD+ copy protection most Blu-ray discs have. Windows user can using Windows version.

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How to backup Blu-ray to Hard Drive for streaming without limitation

Step 1: Load the Blu-ray Movie

Run your Blu-ray to Hard drive Converter and insert your Blu-ray disc into your Blu-ray drive. Click “file” to find the “ load from disc” choice to import your Blu-ray movie.

Step 2: Choose output format

Click the format bar to follow “HD Video” > “H.264 HD Video (*.mp4)” supported by general media players as output format.

Output lossless multi-track MKV format

Step 3: Adjust video and audio Settings

Here, you are free to adjust video and audio parameters in “Settings” in order to achieve better movie enjoyment. You could set video size to 1080p and audio channel to 5.1 Channel to get excellent Blu-ray backup to Hard Drive.

Step 4: Backup Blu-ray to Hard Drive

Click Convert button to rip Blu-ray to Hard Drive in video. Afterwards, locate the created video in output folder.

There you get the job done. You backup Blu-ray movies to Hard Drive successfully and you can stream it on TV and computer without limitation. After you backed up Blu-ray, you still can place these Blu-ray replica to Hard Drive for your conveniently playback.

More Situations We Need to Copy Blu-ray to Hard drive
First of all, copy Blu-ray to computer hard drive is simply for creating digital backup of your BD disc. It will prevent your Blu-ray from scratching, cracking and other physical damages even lost. Do you know there are more than DVD owners will make backup of their DVD? So you need if you have Blu-ray.

Two Kinds Of Disc Backup Solution


1:1 BD/DVD Discs BackupFull disc copy with original BD/DVD structure with all subs tracks, audio streams and chapter information included  

BD/DVD Video Directly CopyCopy only BD/DVD main movie to local computer or external hard drive and leave out extras.’


Pavtube ByteCopy Powerful Function

Outstanding multi-track output
Lossless backup from Blu-ray/DVD to MKV Backup Blu-ray/DVD to MKV without any quality loss.
Multi-track MP4/MOV output Convert Blu-ray/DVD sources to multi-track MP4/MOV.
3D experience
2D-3D conversion Make 3D videos out of 2D Blu-ray/DVD sources in 3D MKV/MP4/MOV/WMV/AVI formats with side by side, anaglyph and top-bottom effect.
3D-3D backup Keep the same 3D effect with the source 3D Blu-ray videos.
A remarkable video editor & maker
Add SRT/ASS/SSA subtitles to video Pavtube ByteCopy allows you to insert subtitles in SRT/ASS/SSA format to help get a better understanding of the video.
Trim & Crop Get your favorite video clips by trimming and remove black bars and unwanted areas of the video by cropping where you’re also allowed to adjust aspect ratio.
Split & Merge Separate one file into several clips according to quantity, time duration and size by splitting and combine several videos into one as a complete movie by merging.
Extract SRT subtitle Pavtube ByteCopy allows you to extract subtitle in srt format from the source video.
Video preview before conversion A small built-in player allows you to take a preview of your source video first before conversion.
Choose desired subtitle and audio track Select your target subtitle and audio track from your Blu-ray/DVD discs.
Conversion acceleration supported You’re allowed to accelerate the conversion speed with NVIDIA CUDA/AMD APP technology.

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Rip blu-ray to Seagate Backup Plus Desktop Drive (5TB)

The process of ripping content from a blu-ray to your Personal Cloud Storage can be quite an easy task. People are ripping blu-ray to Seagate Backup Plus Desktop Drive (5TB) externally to create video on demand, to create a blu-ray collection, to play blu-ray on a plane while travelling, playback blu-ray videos on smart TV/Apple TV, iPhone, iPad, Android smartphones/tablets, or laptops, while preventing you from searching for the blu-ray you want from shelf to watch everytime and keep blu-rays from scratching. Seagate Backup Plus Desktop Drive (5TB) works as a fast portable drive or as a robust mobile media server for you and all you need is an Internet-connected device to browse and seamlessly enjoy blu-ray content stored on Seagate Backup Plus Desktop Drive (5TB). Now start taking the cinema home or on the go!

In fact, it’s easy to backup blu-ray movies to Seagate Backup Plus Desktop Drive (5TB) as long as you got a blu-ray Ripper in hand. There is a number of blu-ray Ripping software available like Freemake to help you convert blu-ray videos if you want to backup blu-rays to Seagate Backup Plus Desktop Drive (5TB) for playback on your portable device. These software programs vary, so you might be confused when you have to choose one. If so, you are recommended to use Pavtube ByteCopy. It’s rated as the best solution out there to rip blu-ray movies to Seagate Backup Plus Desktop Drive (5TB).For mac users, here is the Pavtube ByteCopy for Mac version.

You have a great many choices only depending on what your purpose of using the output video file.

1. Backup blu-ray to VOB/blu-ray folder: fast speed, original blu-ray quality and structure, convenient for future blu-ray burning;
2. Convert blu-ray to PC/Mac General Video: diversified choices, different formats for various purposes, smaller file size;
3. Rip blu-ray to Device Video: Play blu-ray on iPhone/iPad/Android/Apple TV/Surface/TV/other portable devices in mobile way

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Backup blu-ray to Seagate Backup Plus Desktop Drive (5TB)

1. Load blu-ray content

Insert your blu-ray disc into blu-ray drive, Launch the program and click the “Load file(s)” button to import the blu-ray movies. blu-ray, ISO/IFO files are also supported. You can select chapters as you want.

2. Choose output format

Click Format and choose formats video from “Common Video” or “HD Video”, which can be recognized by Seagate Backup Plus Desktop Drive well. If you want to copy blu-ray to Seagate Portable Hard Drive for playback on Samsung Galaxy TabPro/S2, Galaxy Note 5, Galaxy S6 Edge+/S6, Microsoft Surface Pro 4/Book, BlackBerry Priv, Xperia Z5, Apple TV, TV, etc. there are optimized presets for these devices. And then click the Browse button to specify an output folder to save the converted files.

3. Advanced Settings

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.

Step 4. Start converting blu-ray to Seagate Backup Plus Desktop Drive (5TB)

Finally, hit the “Start conversion” button at the bottom of the main interface to start the conversion. It will automatically convert blu-ray to Seagate Backup Plus Desktop Drive (5TB) compatible video files with the best quality. Once the conversion is finished, click “Open” to quickly find the converted movies.

This blu-ray to Seagate ripper is sufficiently powerful to optimize blu-ray to make it perfectly match different uses. It could rip your blu-ray to Seagate Backup Plus Desktop Drive : Central 5TB Personal Cloud Storage compatible H.264 video, MPEG-4, and Motion-JPEG for video, and AAC, MP3, Audible (formats 2, 3, 4), Apple Lossless, AIFF, and WAV for audio with excellent output video quality. You are free to compress a blu-ray to smaller file size and save the space for storage. Best of all, it allows you to copy your blu-ray movies to 5TB with original structure or main movie only. So why not to get the useful software immediately?

Stream blu-ray from Seagate to Devices from Windows/Mac

Please follow this procedure to load content onto your Seagate in Windows:

1. Set up your Seagate by opening the Public folder and clicking on the “Manage the Seagate Central” link.

2. Before you decide to transfer a large amount of files to your Seagate, Seagate recommends you make sure you have the most up-to-date firmware. See the instructions at the end of this article on how to check and update firmware.

3. Open the Start menu, then open (My) Computer or Windows/File Explorer. (In Windows 8: Press the Windows key () + D, then select File Explorer

4. In the left sidebar, click on the triangle icon next to Network to expand the menu

5. Find the Seagate and click on it.

6. The Seagate will appear with the hostname.
Example: Seagate-123456. The Public folder will appear. You may also see folders with titles that correspond with your username and other users you have set up. If you plan to view your content outside of your home using the Seagate Media app, this content must be placed in the Public folder.

7. Open another Windows/File Explorer or (My) Computer window and navigate to the files you would like to add to your Seagate.

8. Select the content you would like to copy and drag and drop the content to the folder of your choice. The private folder’s title is your username. That folder will always require a login and should be used to store files you don’t want readily available on your local network. You can add files to this folder by double-clicking on the folder and providing your credentials. Once you’re logged in, you can manually transfer files to that folder.

How to verify and update firmware

To verify whether you have the latest version of the firmware on the Seagate, open the Public folder and click on the “Manage the Seagate Central” link. Once logged in, go to “Settings” and then click on “Advanced” and “Firmware Update”. On the right-hand side, click on “Check for update” and apply any updates it may find.

Please follow this procedure to load content onto your Seagate from a Mac computer:

1. Set up your Seagate Central by opening the Seagate’s Public folder and clicking on the “Manage the Seagate Central” link.

2. Before you decide to transfer a large amount of files to your Seagate, Seagate recommends you make sure you have the most up-to-date firmware. Check the bottom of this article to see how to verify the firmware on your drive.

3. Open Finder from the Mac desktop.

In the left sidebar under Shared, find your Seagate device listed as Seagate-XXXXXX(where Seagate-XXXXXX is the host name).

4. The public folder will be displayed. You can access it from here if that’s where you want to copy your data. If you want to access your private folder, you will need to click on Connect As, then type in your credentials. Note: The username that is displayed by default is not the username of your Seagate. You will need to clear out that username and then type in the username that you gave the drive during setup.

5. Once you are connected, the private share (titled according to your username) and the public share will display in the left sidebar. Double-click on the desired folder to drag and drop data to it.

If you would like to view your content while outside of your home through the Seagate Media app, please drag and drop your content to the Public folder. The Seagate Media app has a limitation that will only allow you access to your Public Folder.

How to verify and apply firmware on the Seagate

To verify which version of the firmware is on your Seagate, open the Seagate’s Public folder and click on the “Manage the Seagate Central” link. Once logged in, click on the “Settings” tab, then click on “Avanced” on the left-hand side of the window. Click on “Firmware Update.” Click on “Check for update” on the right-hand side and apply any updates it finds.

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