Anyone else converting Blu-rays??


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  1. Thumper

    Thumper Active Member This Topic's Starter

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    I know SOMEONE will ask why since the size of the screen makes the quality difference between DVD and Blu-ray near impossible to see.

    However, the point is, I have lots of movies on Blu-Ray only, and would like to watch them on my Droid on occasion.

    Now, I know there is a way, they have programs to convert Blu-ray files to DVD style files, or even directly to MPEG-4 format. Emicsoft, Apecsoft, iSkysoft, and 4U M2TS Converter.

    My question revolves around finding one that is good, since every one I have found has an absolutely useless free trial. You can only convert files that are small, you can only convert certain files, or they plaster a giant watermark over the screen making it near impossible to notice any quality issues. I'm not paying $30-50 for a program that may not be what I want, it's ridiculous. One of them had a function to merge all the files into one like Handbrake does with DVD files, but again, I could not test that. Worst case is having to convert from the Blu-ray file to DVD file and then use Handbrake to convert to MPEG4, I'm fine with that if that's the way it has to be.

    Just wanted to see if anyone else has already gone down this path, or if I am the guinea pig :)
     

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    justjimjpc Premium Member VIP Member

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    Sounds like you have already found the best work-around in the two-step process


     
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    Thumper Active Member This Topic's Starter

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    True....my main question is not so much how to do it but looking for reviews on the programs.....hate to drop $50 on a bad program
     
  4. donnyrkj

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    well if you into downloading bluray's most of them now are in a mkv format. which yields a higher quality and plays just like bluray. a good converter for those are mkv2vob. it is a free program so even if you wanna convert it works for that also.
     
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    Thumper Active Member This Topic's Starter

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    I don't download them, I built my own HD Home Theatre system with a LG Blu-Ray drive (also plays HD-DVDs). I've had it about a year or so, once it was up, I stopped buying DVDs, no point.

    I'll give that program you mentioned a try, once it puts it in vob format I should be able to handbrake it to MPEG4.
     

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