Files in an ISO format is general ireferred to as “disk image” formats because they’re basically “cloning” the structure and content from a DVD or Blu-ray optical disc. Users make an .iso out of these ripped Blu-rays for widely use or reduce the physical drive’s frequency of utilization. For this purpose, we’d like share the best workaround to create/make ISO image files from Blu-ray disc in the following post.
Basically there are two important steps to to backup Blu-ray content to ISO image files, first copy Blu-ray contents from commercial BDs onto hard drive, second use some freeware like ImgBurn to create ISO images files with these source contents. To make copy and backup commercial and protected Blu-ray to hard drive, Brorsoft Blu-ray Ripper is highly recommended for you. With it, you can effortlessly remove all Blu-ray copy protections and encryptions such as AACS, BD-Live and BD+ and decrypt and copy Blu-ray with whole structure for future use. If you are on Mac, please get Brosroft Blu-ray Ripper for Mac.
Part I. Copy Commercial Blu-ray to Hard Drive in Original Structures
Step 1. Load Blu-ray Movie
Free download the best Blu-ray Ripper and copier, then click “load disc” button to load original Blu-ray disc. You need a Blu-ray Disc drive (either external or internal) to read Blu-ray Disc.
Step 2. Decrypt and copy Blu-ray contents
Tap the “Copy the entire disc” to copy the commercial Blu-ray disc to hard drive, including the menus, titles, ads, etc. Full disc copy means to help users to backup the whole contents(menus, titles, ads, etc) of a Blu-ray disc remaining the original structures.
Once finished, you can click “Open” button to locate the Blu-ray directory. And in usual, the BDMV directory is contained by default. To create those Blu-ray backups to ISO image files, you need to add the CERTIFICATE folder in most cases.
Part II. Create ISO File from BDMV Folder with ImgBurn
Step 1. Download an ISO compiler
The most widely used tool for compiling files into ISO is the ImgBurn utility, which is also free. Download and install the software.
Step 2. Load BDMV and CERTIFICATE folder to ImgBurn
Open ImgBurn; start compiling feature by double clicking on the “Create image file from files/folders” and navigate to the title folder, double-click it, then select the BDMV and Certificate folders along with any extra.
Step 3. Start creating a Blu-ray ISO-File from folder
Select the destination for your image file(.iso) -> Configure the options for your .iso file(Tap Option bar and set File System, and UDF Revision)- > Finally click on Build button.
That all, you have done a great job, now you can enjoy your BD movies without using physical drive.