Copy Blu-ray to H.264 MKV for WD TV Live Media Player and keep ALL subtitles and audio tracks

Description: This tutorial aims to teach you how to backup Blu-ray to on WD TV Live Media Player with all subtitles and audio tracks preservation.

Now Western Digital has released the WD TV Live HD Media Player, which offers a number of features including better video playback and navigation, access to online services like YouTube, Flickr, Pandora, and more, support for more file formats, and connectivity to both local networks and the internet via WiFi and ethernet. To see how well the WD TV Live Media Player would perform I loaded up a USB stick with video files in a variety of formats including DivX, M4V, MOV, and MP4.


I'm in the process of copying my Blu-ray library to a WD TV Live Media Player. But I can't do it directly. Which software can help me indeed? Can I backup my BRD with keeping all subtitle and audio tracks. Then I stream them to my TV via NAS and enjoy on my PC without quality loss.

What you need:

Pavtube ByteCopy, which is a open source Blu-ray & DVD backuping/coping/ripping application can be an ideal tool to help you out. The Mac version is ByteCopy for Mac

Overall, ByteCopy does just what I wanted. It lets me remultiplex Blu-rays to MKV, including all subtitles and audio tracks, without transcoding the audio and video streams. And other than that, you can backup and convert latest Blu-ray and DVD movies to any other formats like MP4/MOV with multi-track audios, M4V, AVI, WMV, MPG, M2TS, etc for playback on iOS/Android/Windows Tablets/Phones and HD Media Players.

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Now your get it installed and lets get started! I will share my experience for the easy way to backup Blu-ray to MKV on your WD TV Live Media Player with keeping chapters and subtitles.

To begin:

Launch the program and add the movie you want to encode by clicking the “add file” icon on the main interface. You can see the chapter information of your Blu-ray movies on the main interface after you loading to the program.


Then choose the output format. In order to preserve the chapter structure and subtitles, you’d better choose the “Multi-track Video”. Under this profile, you have three choices which all can preserve chapter structure. 


If you choose "Lossless/encoded Multi-track MKV(*mkv)" format, you can output the BD disc with lossless quality and allow multiple audio tracks, multiple subtitles.


One special function that makes ByteCopy stands out is you can easily select you needed tracks, subtitles.


The last thing you need to do is hit the “Convert” button to copy Blu-ray to H.264 MKV format. Just wait a moment and then you can output the mkv videos with the chapter and subtitles preserving. Then you can copy the result files onto WD TV Live HD Media Player for watching.

What's more: The WD TV Live HD Media Player also offers the option of hooking to your computer or NAS and enjoying your media that way, too. I found that to work just as seamlessly as when I plugged in my USB drive directly into the unit. Have a fun of it!

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