Rip and Import Blu-ray to iTunes, iPad, iPhone, iPod, Apple TV on Yosemite

Outline: We hope you found it easy to follow these instructions for ripping a Blu-ray to iTunes support formats on Mac using Pavtube ByteCopy for Mac. Plus, you can also sync Blu-ray movies on iTunes Library to your iPad, iPhone, iPod and Apple TV series on Mac.

Tips: Please make sure that ripping the movies that you own on Blu-ray for your own personal use is actually legal in your jurisdiction.

iTunes works as a media library, it helps people manage movie/video/audio content without disc. Many Apple fans want to rip their movies on Blu-ray discs to iTunes for playback on iPad, iPod, iPhone or Apple TV to enjoy on the go. If you have some awesome Blu-ray discs in your hands, and you want to play them on your all Apple products, the Blu-ray movies will have to be converted into an iTunes friendly format on Mac, otherwise you may encounter the following problems:

Question 1: "Hi guys, I have a good external Blu-ray drive  for my MacBook Air… in order to import Fast and Furious 1-6 Collection Blu-ray into the my iPad Air 2. but now I can't see a way to find and import Blu-ray movies into iTunes from my Mac computer, please help!"

Question 2: "I want to transfer a Blu-ray onto iTunes just like you can do it with a CD. Is there any software for this or any way to do it?"

Question 3: "How to import movie from a Blu-ray to iTunes on a iMac? I have lots Blu-ray discs at home, I need to import all of them into my computer, and I want to watch them in iTunes on my iMac and on my iPad Mini 3, iPhone 6, How do I copy or import Blu-ray movies into iTunes for playback or sync to iPad and iPhone? Is their a simple way to do this? please help. Thank you in advance!"

First, the most important piece of the equation is that you have a Blu-Ray drive hooked to your Mac. No Mac currently ships with one (Steve Jobs’ "bag of hurt" statement continues to hold sway), so you’ll have to add it yourself. I have an internal drive that I put in the second optical bay of my Mac Pro, but if you have a more compact system, my understanding is that there are external drives that will work just as well.

Now that you've purchased a Blu-Ray drive, you're going to need a Blu-ray ripper tool in order to decrypt the data on your discs. The current software options for ripping a Blu-ray are virtually endless. From free to costly, easy to complicated, the right ripping tool is completely subjective to the end-user. Ideally, find something that makes your life easy while allowing you to create an output file that meets your objective. For this exercise, there is one application that stands out, and it's a favorite amongst many people, including myself. The end result for this tool is to generate a MP4/MOV file that I can drop into iTunes to be played on my iPad and my Apple TV.

This app is called Pavtube ByteCopy for Mac, it is by far the best tool for easily converting and copying your Blu-rays to iTunes friendly formats (MP4, M4V, MOV) as well as optimized presets for all the iPad/iPhone/iPod/Apple TV models. With it, you can also effortlessly rip Blu-ray/DVD/ISO/IFO to H.265 MP4, H.264 MP4, MPEG-4 MP4, HD MP4, QuickTime MOV, HD MOV, M4V, MKV, AVI, VOB, FLV, etc. as well as Side-by-Side, Top-Bottom, or Anaglyph 3D in MKV/MP4/MOV/WMV/AVI on Mac. 

Plus, Pavtube ByteCopy for Mac can be also used as Blu-ray/3D Blu-ray/DVD backup tool which can clone Blu-ray and DVD from physical disc to computer with original structure in 1:1 without any quality loss including all audio streams, subtitle tracks and chapter info, and lossless backup BD/DVD to MKV with all languages and subtitles, but also encode source movie to multi-track MP4, MOV for smartphones, tablets, HD media players, game consoles, smart TV, projectors, media servers, etc. and output multi-track Apple ProRes MOV for Final Cut Pro X/7/6. Plus, the app can also add SRT, ASS, SSA subtitles to BD/DVD movie on Mac. If you are running a PC and want to put DVD to iTunes library, please go and get ByteCopy for Windows.

Tools you'll need: your Mac computer, an external Blu-ray drive, and the Mac Blu-ray to iTunes ripper (A trial of Pavtube ByteCopy for Mac is free of access, which works with Mac OS X 10.5 or above, Intel processor only).

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How to Rip Blu-ray to iTunes or iPad, iPhone, iPod, Apple TV on Mac OS X?

Step 1. Import source 3D Blu-ray or Blu-ray movie. 

Connect the external BD drive with you Mac, place blu-ray disc in BD drive. Launch the Mac Blu-ray to iTunes Converter, when the Welcome page pops up, Click "Try" to continue. In the Main interface, click "File" > "Load from disc" to load Blu-ray movie. Here you can also import DVD, ISO files and IFO files to convert.

Tips: You can choose preferred subtitle and audio by scrolling down the "Subtitles" and "Audio" option. And "Forced subtitles" will help you get translations only alien languages are displaying.


Step 2. Choose iTunes supported format

Click the drop down box of "Format" to select iTunes highly compatible format like MP4 from "Common Video", HD MP4 from "HD Video", 3D MP4 from "3D Video" or multi-track MP4 from "Multi-track Video" profile list.

Tips: If you want to add the Blu-ray movie to iTunes for play on iPhone, iPad, iPod, Apple TV 3, etc., you can also directly select iPhone, iPad, Apple TV or iPod as the output format to get videos with optimized settings for your iDevices.

Plus, you can go to "Settings" page to adjust parameters of your output profile including Video&Audio bit rate, frame rate, aspect ratio, etc.

Step 3. Start ripping Blu-ray to iTunes on Mac

When you done everything, click "Convert" button to rip Blu-ray movies to iTunes formats on Mac. Once the conversion completes, you can get the ripped Blu-ray movie file under "Open" panel. Now, it is much easy for you to load the local ripped Blu-ray movie files into iTunes and sync the movies from iTunes to your iPadiPhone, iPod and Apple TV.


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