How to Backup Your Blu-ray Disc to NAS Devices

In this article, we will show you what is NAS, what can you do with a NAS devices, and give you the simple tutorial to rip and backup all of your Blu-ray discs to NAS devices.

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NAS stands for Network Attached Storage. Most manufacturers of network devices—routers, hard drives, as well as some home theater manufacturers, offer a NAS unit. NAS devicess are also sometimes referred to as Personal, or Local, Cloud Storage devices. Typically, a NAS device will have at least a 1 or 2 TB hard drive to store the files, if a NAS unit is incorporated into your home network you can save Blu-ray movies to it, just like manage files on a typical hard drive.

Tip!: 1 TB drive can store up to 100 Blu-ray movies, if you rip the Blu-ray to common HD format, such as H.264 *.mp4 HD video.

What a NAS device can do with Blu-ray Movies?

Firstly, Blu-ray discs are fragile and susceptible to scratches, nicks, and getting lost, backup Blu-ray movies to a NAS devices, you can keep them safe forever.

Secondly, many NAS devices allow remote access of your media files, put it into simple way, when you are away from home you can play your stored Blu-ray movies on any device that has an internet browser — laptop, tablet or smartphone.

Thirdly, it is easier to management of your Blu-ray movies, you can store the Blu-ray movies in NAS media library by date, size, type as you like.

At last, a NAS device that is DLNA certified “media server” connects easily to DLNA certified playback devices. You can view your stored Blu-ray movies on any device that has DLNA certified.

How to rip and backup the Blu-ray movies to a NAS device?

In order to store the Blu-ray movie from the physical disc to a NAS devices and make them compatible with all your portable devices (PC, Mac, phones, tablets), you need a Blu-ray Ripping tool, which should have ability to remove the copy protection and rip them to NAS & portable devices supported format. Here, Brorsoft Blu-ray Ripper / for Mac is just the one, all commercial protected Blu-ray disc can be ripped to nearly all popular video and audio formats like MP4, MOV, MKV, AVI, AAC, MP3 as you need for playback on different devices, such as AndroidiPhone(7), HDTV, etc.

Moreover, it provide two model to make a lossless backup of Blu-ray disc, so that you can play Blu-ray movies with network-enabled Blu-ray Disc players without quality loss via NAS:

• Directly Copy Blu-ray without extras
Save 100% intact M2TS main movie from your Blu-ray disc without any quality loss.

• 1:1 Full Disc Copy
Copy the entire disc in original file structure with all subtitle tracks and audio streams preserved.

BTW, Brorsoft Blu-ray Ripper can not only rip DVD disc, but also work well with Blu-ray disc well, just like the Blu-ray Player can play the DVD disc well.

Guide: How to rip and backup Blu-ray disc for storing on NAS device

The Brorsoft Blu-ray Ripper (for Mac) provides free trail version, just download the right version as you need, Mac OS .dmg files cannot be installed on Windows platform – and vice versa.

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Step 1. Load Blu-ray disc.

Run the Blu-ray Ripper, then click the disc like button to load your Blu-ray disc.

You can also click “IFO/ISO” or “Load from folder” icon to load your Blu-ray files.

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Tip: Before loading Blu-ray content, a BD drive is needed and computer should networked so that the ripper can access key for cracking the copy-protections.

If you need to backup Blu-ray with wanted subtitles and audio track, you can click the drop down menu after “Subtitles” and “Audio” to select your desired tracks. What’s more, it also offers an option called Forced subtitles, which enables you to see subtitles only when actors are speaking a different language.

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Step 2. Choose output format for storing on NAS device

Select an compatible format, e.g. H.264 .mp4, since it is compatible with almost any devices and media players.

Basically the “Common Video -> H.264 Video (*.mp4)” is just all right.

Or depends on your device, you can choose a suitable video format from catalogues.

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Tip: If you think the video size this not suitable for your devices, you can first choose any one of the provided type, then change the settings. Please remember the file size is based more on bitrate than resolution which means bitrate higher results in bigger file size, and lower visible quality loss.

For playing Blu-ray movies with network-enabled Blu-ray Disc players without quality loss via NAS, you can:
Entire copy Blu-ray disc  Full Disc Copy without anything loss
Click Copy the entire disc button to start to backup Blu-ray or DVD.

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In fact, the “Copy the entire disc” feature maintains the entire structure of an original Blu-ray or DVD disc, so the m2ts streams or .vob streams are contained.

Copy Blu-ray main movie only  Directly Copy only Blu-ray/DVD main movie and leave out extras 
Click Format bar, choose Copy > Directly Copy from the Format menu to copy the .m2ts or .vob files only which contains the main movie on Blu-ray.

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Step 3. Start to rip or backup Blu-ray disc for storing on NAS device

When all the settings are OK, click “Convert” button to rip or backup Blu-ray disc.

You can view the conversion progress and are able to cancel the converting process at anytime …

When the conversion is over, click “open” to locate the ripped Blu-ray movies, and then you can transfer them to NAS for playing with all of your portable devices on-the-go.

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