Watch Blu-ray Movies on TV via USB or Blu-ray Player

There are many different ways to play Blu-ray movies on TV, but in this article we will mainly focus on watching Blu-ray movies on TV via Blu-ray player or USB port.

Part 1: How to watch Blu-ray movies on TV with Blu-ray player?
Part 2: How to watch Blu-ray movies on TV via USB port?

Part 1: How to Watch Blu-ray movies on TV with Blu-ray player?

What type of TV can be used with Blu-ray disc player?

Before inserting the Blu-ray disc into your TV connected Blu-ray disc player’s drive, first, you should be clear of what type of TV can be used with Blu-ray disc player. A write of Lifewire has made a summary for us:

1. If your Blu-ray player has a composite video output – you can connect it to any TV that has a composite video input.

However, you will not be able to access high-definition Blu-ray quality from Blu-ray discs, nor video upscaling when playing DVDs.

2. If your Blu-ray Disc player has a set of component video outputs, you can connect it to any TV has a set of component video inputs. However, even if your TV is an HDTV, you may, or may not, be able to access high-definition Blu-ray quality depending on when the Blu-ray player was manufactured and/or if the Blu-ray disc title you are playing is encoded not to output high definition when played via component video connections. Also, no matter when your Blu-ray disc player was made, you will not be able to access video upscaling when playing standard DVDs if using component video connections.

3. If your TV has an HDMI input, use the HDMI output connection on your Blu-ray disc player for access to high definition video resolutions from Blu-ray discs, as well as DVD video upscaling from standard DVDs.

From above conclusion, we can see that to watch Blu-ray movies on TV with Blu-ray disc player, you must own a HDTV with an HDMI input.

Step by step to connect Blu-ray disc player to HDTV via HDMI

What you will need?

A high speed HDMI cable
Access to the back of HDTV
Access to the back of your Blu-ray player
Verify both your HDTV and Blu-ray player are powered off

To connect your Blu-ray player to your HDTV, follow the steps below.

1. Connect one end of the HDMI cable to the HDMI OUT port on the back of the Blu-ray player. This HDMI port is labeled as HDMI OUT.
2. Connect the other end of the HDMI cable to the HDMI IN port on the back of the HDTV.

3. Power on your Blu-ray first, then power on your TV.
Note: If you’re using a Samsung HDTV, the HDTV will power on automatically when the Blu-ray player is powered on and tune to the HDMI input where the player is connected. This is part of the Anynet+ function which is enabled by default.

4. Press the “Source” or “Input” button on your TV remote to change th TV input t the corresponding HDMI input where the player is connected. For example, if you connected your player to the HDMI 2 port on your TV, press the ‘Source’ or ‘Input’ button on your TV remote until HDMI displays.

5. The Home Menu of the Blu-ray player then displays.

Drawbacks of viewing Blu-ray movies with Blu-ray disc player

For people who want true HD video quality and the experience of navigating disc extras and menus, watching Blu-ray movies on Blu-ray player can be your best choice. However, for those people who wish to play your favorite Blu-ray movies without rifling through your collection and swapping discs, it would be much ideal for you to ripping Blu-ray into digital file formats, so that you can swiftly find your favorite Blu-ray movies for playing on TV from USB. In addition, playing of copying movies instead of the original Blu-ray disc will also help to protect your precious Blu-ray disc from damaged or scratched due to frequent usage.

Part 2: How to watch Blu-ray movies on TV via USB port?

USB file formats supported by TV

To enjoy Blu-ray movies on TV from USB port on TV, first make sure that your HDTV supports video playback from USB. If yes, then you still need to consult the user manual or promotional material for the particular set to see which formats it supports. Formats which are supported on many sets include MPG, MP4, DIVX, XVID, WMA and AVI, though it’s common for a particular set to support only some of this list. Some sets will only play a video in a supported format if it is at a specific resolution or within a particular range of resolutions. All these limitations mean you may need to convert or re-encode some video files to watch them through USB on your particular set.

Rip Blu-ray movies for HDTV Playing from USB

To get Blu-ray movies played on HDTV from USB, you will first need to rip Blu-ray into HDTV USB port supported digital file formats. Here, you can get the job easily completed with a program called Pavtube BDMagic (review), the program can powerfully bypass all the copy protection and region codec from 2D/3D Blu-ray disc, BDMV folder, ISO image file, you can then easily convert non protected Blu-ray movies to HDTV readable file formats. For advanced users, you can get better output video and audio quality for HDTV by flexibly adjusting output profile parameters such as video codec, resolution, bit rate, frame rate, audio codec, bit rate, sample rate, channels, etc as you like.

For beginner users who own a Samsung/Sony/Panasonic/LG TV, you can also directly use the program to directly rip Blu-ray to the specially optimized file format for Samsung/Sony/Panasonic/LG TV playing with the best playback settings.

Tips: If you own a 3D TV, you can also create 3D TV compatible Side by Side, Top and Bottom or Anaglyph 3D MP4/MKV/MOV/AVI/WMV file format from 3D/3D Blu-ray disc for viewing with great 3D visual effects.

How to Rip Blu-ray for TV Watching from USB?

Step 1: Load Blu-ray disc.

Insert the Blu-ray disc into your computer’s Blu-ray drive. If your computer doesn’t ship with a drive, you will need to purchase an external USB Blu-ray drive to read on the data on Blu-ray disc. Then press “File” > “Load from disc” option on the main interface, alternatively, you can also import Blu-ray folder or Blu-ray ISO files with the program.

Load Blu-ray disc

Step 2: Define the output format.

Clicking the Format bar, from its drop-down list, select one of HD TV supported file formats, for example, most HDTV can perfectly handle “H.264 HD Video(*.mp4)” under “HD Video” main category.

Output HD file formats

For Sony/Samsung/Panasonic/LG users, you can directly output TV preset profile formats with the optimal playback settings.

Output TV preset profile formats

For 3D TV owners, you can choose one of your 3D TV readable 3D file formats such as “MP4 Side-by-Side 3D Video(*.mp4)” under “3D Video” main category.

Output 3D SBS MP4

Step 3: Begin the conversion process.

After all setting is completed, hit the “Convert” button at the right bottom of the main interface to begin the conversion process from Blu-ray to HD TV supported file formats or preset profile formats conversion process.

When the conversion is finished, click “Open Output Folder” icon on the main interface to open the folder with generated files. Then feel free to transfer the converted files to your USB flash drive, plug the USB drive into your Blu-ray player’s USB port, then you will be able to watch your favorite movies or videos from Blu-ray player’s USB drive on your large screen TV.

Transfer and Watch DVD Movies on New iPad 2017

The 2017 new iPad from Apple is a 9.7-inch tablet computer. It is more powerful and heavier than the iPad Air 2, its height and screen size are the same as the original iPad Air, and its design is also nearly the same as the first Air tablet. However, unlike the iPad Air 2, this generation of iPad does not have a fully laminated display and lacks an anti-reflective coating. Unlike the iPad Pro, it also does not have a Smart Connector and only features a dual-speaker system.

Media playback ability of 2017 new iPad

For media enthusiasts, you may be more concerned about the media playback capability of this new generation of iPad. The good news is that it has the same video and audio playback specification as iPad Pro, iPad Air 2 and iPad Mini 4 since it also has the ability to playback 4k resolution video. However, for DVD movie collectors, you may be disappointed to find that you still get no chance to play your favorite DVD disc movies on 2017 new iPad. The main reason is that the new iPad 2017 lacks the optical drive to read the data store on your DVD disc, in addition, the iTunes program that manages media on your iPad, doesn’t import DVD content the same way it does music from a CD, this leaves you with no way to watch the DVDs that you’ve paid for on your tablet. Perhaps you can choose to repurchase all your DVD collection in the iTunes store, but that can be expensive, especially if you have a large DVD library.

Rip DVD for new iPad 2017 playback

Fortunately, with DVD to iPad Ripper application, you can easily extract the content on DVD disc and then sync the files to iPad via iTunes. It won’t be difficult for you to find a DVD Ripper software on the market, the problem is that you may find some program lack the ability to handle the copy protection on DVD disc, others are too complicated to operate, there are still some programs may be even unable to produce new iPad 2017 supported playback formats. Fortunately, here comes Pavtube BDMagic for Mac, a powerful, simple to use yet workable program which can powerfully and automatically bypass all DVD copy protection and region codec including Region code, RCE, key2Audio, UOP, CSS, Macrovision, FluxDVD, Protect, ARccOS, AACS, BD+, ROM Mark, BD-Live, etc from encrypted DVD disc with its built-in disc decrypter. It has full support for DVD disc, Video_TS folder and also DVD IFO/ISO image file.

As for the core output option, it not only facilitates you to rip DVD to 2017 new iPad compatible H.264 or MPEG-4 file formats, but also enables you to flexibly adjust other output profile parameters including video codec, resolution, bit rate, frame rate, audio codec, bit rate, sample rate, channels, etc, to get new iPad 2017 best compatible playback settings listed below:
– H.264 video up to 4K, 30 frames per second, High Profile level 4.2 with AACLC audio up to 160 Kbps, 48kHz, stereo audio or Dolby Audio up to 1008 Kbps, 48kHz, stereo or multichannel audio, in .m4v, .mp4, and .mov file formats
– MPEG4 video up to 2.5 Mbps, 640 by 480 pixels, 30 frames per second, Simple Profile with AACLC audio up to 160 Kbps per channel, 48kHz, stereo audio or Dolby Audio up to 1008 Kbps, 48kHz, stereo or multichannel audio, in .m4v, .mp4, and .mov file formats

Tips: To get better output file quality, it would be much ideal for you to choose a high standard definition video “H.264 HD Video” as the final output file format. In addition, some HD DVD will use an aspect ratio of 16:9, it may not match with the display screen aspect ratio of your 2017 new iPad (which display video with aspect ratio of 4:3), then there be black bars around the video when viewing the produced video on iPad, then it would be essential for you to change the output video aspect ratio from 16:9 to 4:3 with the “Crop” function in the program’s editing window to let it fit with the new iPad 2017 display aspect ratio.

Pavtube BDMagic for Mac is available on macOS Sierra 10.12, Mac OS X El Capitan 10.11, Mac OS X Yosemite 10.10, Mac OS X Mavericks 10.9, etc, it is also accompanied by an up-to-date Windows version – Pavtube BDMagic for Windows 10/8.1/8/7. The program keeps constant update with perfect capability to handle disc encryption used on many recently released DVD moviess. What’s more, the final results produced by the program are pretty high quality, the quality of the converted video is almost identical to the content on the DVD disc.

How to Rip and Play DVD Movies on New iPad 2017 on Mac?

Step 1: Import DVD Movies.

Download, install and run this DVD ripper.  You can load DVD by clicking “File” > “Load from disc”. Or load DVD Folder by clicking “File” > “Load from folder” or load DVD IFO/ISO image by clicking “File” > “Load IFO/ISO”.

Load DVD movies

Step 2: Define the output format.

Clicking the Format bar, from its drop-down list, here, it would be much ideal for you to choose the “H.264 HD Video(*.mp4)” under “Common Video” main category.

Output H.264 HD format

Step 3: Adjust output profile parameters.

click “Settings” on the main interface to adjust output profile settings to make them fit with your new iPad 2017, you can set the output video codec as “h264”, audio codec as “aac”, video frame rate as “30fps”, video file resolution as “1980×1020”, video bit rate as 2.5Mbps, audio sample rate as 48000hz, audio bit rate as 160000bps to make them fit with new 2017 iPad best playback settings. If you choose to output to stereo audio or Dolby Audio, please set audio bit rate as 1008000bps and sample rate as 48000Hz.

Step 4: Adjust output video aspect ratio.

Go the “Crop” tab in the “Video Editor” Window, switch to the “Advanced Mode”. To change output video aspect ratio, there are several aspect ratios for you to choose from, including 16:10, 16:9, 5:4, 4:3, 3:2, and 2:1, here, just choose iPad accepted 4:3 aspect ratio. Once you select the “Display aspect ratio”, the “green crop frame” will keep this ratio to crop video and you are able to preview the final effect in real time. If you want to keep the same aspect ratio in your final output files, do remember to set the Video “Size (pix)” in “Settings” section as the same ratio as display aspect ratio.

Keep cropped aspect ratio

Step 5: Begin the conversion process.

After all setting is completed, hit the “Convert” button at the right bottom of the main interface to begin the ripping process from DVD to 2017 new iPad best compatible video, audio format, resolution, aspect ratio, frame rate, bit rate, etc conversion process.

When the conversion is finished, click “Open Output Folder” icon on the main interface to open the folder with generated files. Add converted files to iTunes library on your Mac computer, connect your new iPad 2017 to the Mac computer with its equipped USB cable, then sync the converted DVD movies from iTunes to your 2017 new iPad via iTunes.

Play Blu-ray with Kodi on Raspberry Pi 3 Running LibreELEC 8.0.1

Have some Blu-ray disc movies and wish to stream and play them on Raspberry Pi 3 with the Kodi media player. The following article will walk you through the detailed steps to get the job completed.

Rip Blu-ray for Kodi Playing on Raspberry Pi 3 running LibreELEC 8.0.1

Obviously, you can not directly play the Blu-ray disc on Raspberry Pi 3 with Kodi, you will need to rip Blu-ray to both Kodi and Raspberry Pi 3 supported file formats. Due to the complicated copy protection and region code used on Blu-ray disc, it is essential for you to find a powerful Blu-ray ripping program. After a lot of site comparison and testing, we finally settle on Pavtube ByteCopy (review), the program can powerful and automatically bypass all the encryption used on commercial Blu-ray disc with its built-in disc decrypter, you can them make a digital copy from the data on the non protected disc. The program can facilitate you to output both Kodi and Raspberry Pi 3 playable file formats listed below:

Kodi supported file formats

Container formats: AVI, MPEG, WMV, ASF, FLV, MKV/MKA (Matroska), QuickTime, MP4, M4A, AAC, Ogg, OGM, RealMedia RAM/RM/RV/RA/RMVB, 3gp
Video formats: MPEG-1, MPEG-2, H.263, MPEG-4 SP and ASP, MPEG-4 AVC (H.264), H.265 (as from Kodi 14) HuffYUV, MJPEG, RealVideo, RMVB, WMV
Audio formats: MIDI, AIFF, WAV/WAVE, AIFF, MP2, MP3, AAC, DTS, ALAC, AMR, FLAC, RealAudio, WMA
3D video formats: Passive 3D video formats such as SBS, TAB, anaglyph or interlaced

Raspberry Pi 3 supported file formats

– H.264 (up to High Profile) encoded videos are supported up to 1080P using hardware video decoding. Note: Hi10P will not work.
– MPEG-4 encoded videos are supported up to 1080P using hardware video decoding. This includes XviD and recent versions on DivX (but not the older 3.xx DivX).
– The Raspberry Pi Foundation offers additional video codec licenses for a few dollars. At the moment you can purchase MPEG-2 and VC1, both with support up to 1080P.
– MJPEG, VP6, VP8 and OGG Theora are supported as GPU accelerated software decoders. These are limited to DVD resolutions.
– Codecs without gpu support like DivX 3, msmpeg and sorenson spark will be decoded by dvdplayer on the ARM. Should work for SD resolutions.
– DVD ISOs with menus should work fine (using dvdplayer).
– Software DTS audio decode works well in recent builds. TrueHD audio is CPU intensive and may require overclocking.

From above lists, we can see that the best solution is to rip Blu-ray to H.264 HD video format. Besides Blu-ray, you can also use the program to rip DVD for Raspberry Pi playing via Kodi.

Adjust output profile settings

Click “Settings” on the main interface to open “Profile Settings” window, here, you can flexibly choose or specify exactly the parameters including video codec, resolution, bit rate, frame rate, audio codec, bit rate, sample rate, channels, etc as you like to get better output video and audio quality.

Step by Step to Rip Blu-ray for Kodi Playback on Raspberry Pi 3?

Step 1: Load Blu-ray disc.

Insert the Blu-ray disc into your computer’s Blu-ray drive. If your computer doesn’t ship with a drive, you will need to purchase an external USB Blu-ray drive to read on the data on Blu-ray disc. Then press “File” > “Load from disc” option on the main interface, alternatively, you can also import Blu-ray folder or Blu-ray ISO files with the program.

Load Blu-ray disc

Step 2: Define the output format.

Clicking the Format bar, from its drop-down list, select both Kodi and Raspberry Pi 3 compatible file formats such as “H.264 HD Video(*.mp4)” under “HD Video” main category.

Define the output format

Tips: Click “Settings” on the main interface to open “Profile Settings” window, here, you can flexibly choose or specify exactly the parameters including video codec, resolution, bit rate, frame rate, audio codec, bit rate, sample rate, channels, etc as you like to get better output video and audio playback quality for Kodi.

Adjust output profile parameters

Step 3: Begin the conversion process.

After all setting is completed, hit the “Convert” button at the right bottom of the main interface to begin to rip Blu-ray into Kodi and Raspberry Pi 3 playable file formats.

When the conversion is finished, click “Open Output Folder” icon on the main interface to open the folder with generated files. Then follow the steps below to install LibreELEC 8.0.1 Kodi on Raspberry Pi 3 for enjoying the converted media types.

Install LibreELEC 8.0.1 on Raspberry Pi 3

No matter what media types you wish to view on Raspberry Pi 3 via Kodi, you will first need to install Kodi on Raspberry Pi 3, however, before you do this job, you will still need to install a dedicated distribution for Kodi which is optimized for Raspberry Pi 3. LibreELEC, which is described as‘Just enough OS’ for Kodi, is a Linux distribution built to run Kodi on popular media center hardware like Raspberry Pi 3. The following part will show you how to install the new LibreELEC 8.0.1 on Raspberry Pi 3.

1. Download LibreELEC Image for RPi3

In order to install LibreELEC on Raspberry Pi3, we first need to visit the download section in the LibreELEC website. Scroll down until the you reach the DIRECT DOWNLOADS section, select Raspberry Pi v2 and Raspberry Pi v3, and click on the LibreELEC-RPi3.arm-8.0.1.img.gz (latest available version) link to download the image.

Download latest version of libreelec

2. Download Etcher – For writing LibreELEC image to SD card

While the LibreELEC image is downloading, we need to download an app for writing the image to the SD Card. I am using Etcher because it also performs validation after writing the .img file and it has a really easy to use interface. In order to download it, just go on etcher.io site then click on the arrow next to the Download for Windows button, then select the portable version for Windows.

Download Etcher

3. Install LibreELEC on Raspberry Pi3

After downloading both archives make sure you extract them so you have the LibreELEC .img file and the folder for Etcher like in the screenshot below and proceed with the Raspberry Pi LibreELEC installation.

Next, plug in the SD Card in the computer, go to the extracted Etcher folder, and double click on Etcher.exeto open it. When Etcher is open, first, select the LibreELEC image, next select the SD Card you previously inserted, and click Finish to start writing the image, as shown in the picture below.

Write LibreELEC image to card using Etcher

Wait until you get the “Flash Complete!” confirmation that the image has been flashed successfully then take your SD card out and plug it into your Raspberry Pi3.

Next, connect the power cable to the Raspberrry Pi and the LibreELEC boot process will begin. Now all you need to do is wait for LibreELEC to boot and go trough the basic configuration. The first boot sequence usually takes about 5 minutes, but after the first boot, the next restarts will be faster.

Congratulations! You managed to go through all of the steps required for the Raspberry Pi LibreELEC installation. Now you can enjoy all your media on your Raspberry Pi3.

Original source:
https://www.htpcbeginner.com/install-libreelec-on-raspberry-pi3/

Playing MOV on DVD Player

Have some MOV files recorded with your camera or smartphone and wish to convert the MOV file type to play on a regular DVD player? The following article will show you how to get MOV files played on DVD player with the following 2 ways:
– Burn MP4 to DVD disc for DVD player
Convert MP4 to DVD player supported file formats

DVD player supported file formats

Before going any further, we should first be clear of what file types can be played on DVD disc. Generally, DVD players won’t just support any file format–most support MPEG-1, MPEG-2, Divx AVI, MPEG-4, etc codec, among a few other popular formats. It is well known that MOV is a container file format, which can hold various different video and audio compression codec, it’s very likely that you will fail to open the MOV files on DVD player due to the incompatible file codec.

– Burn MOV to DVD disc for DVD player

To play MOV files on DVD player, one of the simple way is to directly burn the MOV file to DVD disc, so that you can directly insert the DVD disc into DVD player’s optical drive for viewing on DVD player connected large screen TV. To burn MOV to DVD disc, what you need is simply a blank DVD disc, a DVD burning software. If you are looking for a simple yet powerful DVD burning software to get the job completed, we highly recommend Pavtube DVD Creator (get Mac version). The program can powerfully and directly burn MOV file with various different video and audio compression codec to DVD disc with just few clicks. The built-in DVD menu customizing features allow you to change the DVD menu template/style, menu text, display aspect ratio and background, you can also set chapter maker and playback mode.

How to Burn MOV for DVD Player Watching?

Step 1: Insert a blank DVD disc into your computer optical drive.

Insert a blank DVD-R (DVD+R, DVD+RW, DVD-RW) into the DVD-ROM drive of your computer.

Step 2: Add MOV video into the program.

Run the DVD Creator software, import MOV video into it for burning DVD disc project.

Load video into the program

Step 3: Customize DVD menu.

Switch to the menu pane, double click a DVD menu beneath the Menu Template to apply it to your DVD. You can customize the background video/image, background music, text, title thumbnail and more for your DVD menu. You can also choose the DVD quality at the bottom of the software, higher quality requires bigger DVD disc volume.

 Customize DVD menu

Step 4: Start MOV video to DVD burning process.

Click the “Burn” button to start burning Halloween videos to DVD. You can burn MOV video to DVD disc, save as ISO file or Generate to DVD Folder.

– Convert MP4 to DVD player supported file formats

Nowadays, many high-end DVD players feature USB inputs that can be used to house USB drives filled with movies. You can then access the files through your DVD player’s main menu and watch them on your TV screen. However, only the files that are supported by your DVD player can be viewed on it from the USB port. To get all MOV files played on DVD player, you can download this
remarkable program called Pavtube Video Converter, the program has full support for all MOV file types, you can easily convert MOV to DVD player readable MPEG-1, MPEG-2, MPEG-4 or Divx AVI file formats with just few clicks. The program supports batch conversion mode, you can batch load multiple MOV files or other unsupported file formats such as MP4, MKV, AVI, WMV, FLV, etc into the program and them output them to DVD player compatible file formats listed above.

Adjust output file resolution and audio codec for DVD player

As the highest resolution that the DVD format can support for is 720 x 480 pixles for NTSC and 720 x 576 pixels for PAL,, when the file size of the MOV video exceed that limitation, your DVD player will automatically downscale the resolution, which will produce a even bad quality video. The good news is that you can flexibly adjust the output video resolution in our program’s profile settings window to let it not exceed the limitation listed above to get a good quality.

Pavtube Video Converter is available on both Windows 10/8.1/8/7, it is also accompanied by an up-to-date Mac version – Pavtube Video Converter for Mac for macOS Sierra. The program is pretty simple to use, no matter experienced user or fresh could handle it very well. In addition, the results produced by the program are pretty high quality, you can’t tell the difference between the converted video and the original MOV files.

Free download Windows version

Free download Mac version

How to Convert MOV for DVD Player Viewing from USB drive?

Step 1: Import MOV files.

Download the free trial version of the program. Launch it on your computer. Click “File” menu and select “Add Video/Audio” or click the “Add Video” button on the top tool bar to batch import multiple MOV files into the program.

Import MOV files

Step 2: Define the output format.

Clicking the Format bar, from its drop-down list, choose one of DVD player supported file formats such as “MPEG-2 Video(*.mpg)” under “Common Video” main category.

Output DVD player supported file formats

Step 3: Adjust output file resolution and audio codec.

Click “Settings” on the main interface to open “Profile Settings” window, under video section, click “Size(pix)” drop-down option to set the output resolution smaller than 720 x480 or 720 x 576, under audio section, from “Codec” drop-down list, output DVD player supported MP3, AC3, WMA audio codec. 

Step 4: Begin the conversion process.

After all setting is completed, hit the “Convert” button at the right bottom of the main interface to begin the conversion process from MP4 to DVD player supported format.

When the conversion is finished, click “Open Output Folder” icon on the main interface to open the folder with generated files. Then following the steps below to transfer and play converted files on DVD player from USB drive.

Step 1: Put your USB flash drive into a USB port on your computer.

Step 2: Open your USB flash drive by clicking on “My Computer” and then clicking on the icon for your flash drive.

Step 3: Drag the appropriately formatted video files into this window. They will now be transferred to your USB flash drive.

Step 4: Remove the USB flash drive from your computer.

Step 5: Put your USB flash drive into an open USB port on your DVD player.

Step 6: Use your DVD player’s remote control to navigate to the “USB Flash Drive” menu. Select the file you want to play from the list by highlighting it and pressing the “Enter” or “Play” buttons on the remote. The file will now play on your TV screen.

Play DVD on Raspberry Pi 3/2/1 Via Kodi

Apart from playing local video on Raspberry Pi from the command line, you can also make that by installing XBMC, a great media center software which allows you to play photos, music and video onto your Pi’s SD card or stored on a USB stick or external hard drive. Have some great movies on your old DVD disc and wish to view them on Raspberry Pi? The following article will show you how to get DVD movies played on Raspberry Pi 3/2/1 via Kodi (XBMC).

Install Kodi (XBMC) on Raspberry Pi 3/2/1

To play video on Raspberry Pi via Kodi, you will first need to install Kodi (XBMC) on Raspberry Pi. You can install Kodi on Raspberry Pi using either OSMC or OpenELEC. For detailed step by step guide, you can have a reference at this article.

Rip DVD into Raspberry Pi 3/2/1 compatible file formats

After you’ve successfully installed Kodi on Raspberry Pi 3/2/1, then the next step is to add DVD into Kodi for viewing on Raspberry Pi 3/2/1. Obviously, you can’t directly load the DVD disc into Kodi, you will need to rip DVD to Kodi supported digital file formats. Here, you can get the job easily done with Pavtube ByteCopy, which can powerfully bypass all commercial DVD copy protection including Region code, RCE, key2Audio, UOP, CSS, Macrovision, FluxDVD, Protect, ARccOS, AACS, BD+, ROM Mark, BD-Live, etc, so that you can then rip the non protected data on DVD disc to Kodi playable file formats below:
Container formats: AVI, MPEG, WMV, ASF, FLV, MKV/MKA (Matroska), QuickTime, MP4, M4A, AAC, Ogg, OGM, RealMedia RAM/RM/RV/RA/RMVB, 3gp
Video formats: MPEG-1, MPEG-2, H.263, MPEG-4 SP and ASP, MPEG-4 AVC (H.264), H.265 (as from Kodi 14) HuffYUV, MJPEG, RealVideo, RMVB, WMV
Audio formats: MIDI, AIFF, WAV/WAVE, AIFF, MP2, MP3, AAC, DTS, ALAC, AMR, FLAC, RealAudio, WMA
3D video formats: Passive 3D video formats such as SBS, TAB, anaglyph or interlaced

You can choose the output file format according to the devices that you plan to connect your Raspberry Pi to.  

Besides DVD, you can also use the program to rip 2D Blu-ray, 3D Blu-ray disc or ISO image file into Kodi readable file formats listed above for viewing on Raspberry Pi 3/2/1.

Pavtube ByteCopy is very simple to use, no matter experienced user or fresh could handle it very well. The program has perfect compatibility with the new Windows 10/8.1/8/7. In addition, it also keeps constant update with the perfect capability to bypass the new encryption used on many recently released DVD disc. What’s more, the finally results produced by the program are pretty high quality, you can’t tell the difference between the ripped video and the original DVD disc.

How to Rip DVD for Raspberry Pi 3/2/1 Playing via Kodi?

Step 1: Import DVD Movies.

Download, install and run this DVD ripper.  You can load DVD by clicking “File” > “Load from disc”. Or load DVD Folder by clicking “File” > “Load from folder” or load DVD IFO/ISO image by clicking “File” > “Load IFO/ISO”.

Import DVD Movies

Step 2: Define the output format.

Clicking the Format bar, from its drop-down list, select one of Kodi compatible file formats such as “H.264 HD Video(*.mp4)” under “HD Video” main category.

Tips: Click “Settings” on the main interface to open “Profile Settings” window, here, you can flexibly choose or specify exactly the parameters including video codec, resolution, bit rate, frame rate, audio codec, bit rate, sample rate, channels, etc as you like to get better output video and audio playback quality for Kodi.

Output Kodi supported file formats

Tips: Click “Settings” on the main interface to open “Profile Settings” window, here, you can flexibly choose or specify exactly the parameters including video codec, resolution, bit rate, frame rate, audio codec, bit rate, sample rate, channels, etc as you like to get better output video and audio quality.

Adjust output profile settings

Step 3: Begin the conversion process.

After all setting is completed, hit the “Convert” button at the right bottom of the main interface to begin to rip DVD into Kodi playable file formats for viewing on Raspberry Pi.

When the conversion is finished, click “Open Output Folder” icon on the main interface to open the folder with generated files. Add converted files into Kodi for playing on Raspberry Pi 3/2/1.