How to Enable Blu-Ray Playback in Kodi (XBMC)

This article offers a brief instruction about how to backup and rip Blu-ray to hard drive for playing with Kodi (XBMC) for streaming and sharing. 
  
Q: “Best ways to rip Blu-Ray for Kodi? Is there anyone with a HTPC that can recommend a way to set up Kodi formally (XMBC) to play back Blu Ray I have tried numerous codec packs plus installed other players but Kodi or even WMP for that matter don't pick up the codecs. It's not urgent as I don't personally own a Blu Ray disc (although my son has one disk which I have been using to test). Just thought I would treat myself to an internal drive for my living room HTPC, even though most of my films are ripped to my NAS box.” 

 

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If you own a Kodi media sever, it is easy to get your movies free on Kodi Media Sever to play with your iPad, Android tablet/phone and your laptop. If you’ve tons of Blu-ray movies and want to get these movies off of Blu-ray discs and onto Kodi Media Sever for streaming with ease, you’ve come to the right place. This article shows how to rip and copy Blu-ray movies to Kodi Media Sever easily and fast. 
  

To play encrypted Blu-ray on Kodi, basically your best bet is to use an external player or rip Blu-ray to Roku friendly file type like MP4. To do the Blu-ray and Kodi conversion task, we need to get some help from third-party software. Here Pavtube BDMagic (Read reviews) is such a Blu-ray & DVD backuping/coping/ripping application to help you out. Acted as the best Blu-ray to Kodi converting tool, it's a breeze to get around the protection on Blu-ray and make digital backups of all of the movie contents on your hard drive to free up the disc, or just convert to video files of your choosing, including popular formats such as MP4, AVI and MKV, so that you can then access and watch the video of Blu-ray on the XBMC Kodi with ease. 

Now I have successfully ripped some Blu-rays and it really worked Very well. The Mac version is BDMagic for Mac. Free download it and the following passage shows a best way to convert a Blu-ray Disc to play on Kodi.

   

 

Best ways to rip Blu-Ray for Kodi? - Converting Blu-ray to Kodi with MP4 format:

NOTE: Anywhere from 30 to 60 GB of hard disk space is needed depending on what you’re ripping. Blu-Rays are big, and we’re going to rip the whole thing to our drive first, so depending on the movie you’re ripping and the quality you want in your final movie file, you’ll need a good amount of space.Ripping and converting Blu-ray movies to Kodi. 

Step 1: Launch the program and add the movie you want to encode by clicking the "Load file(s)" 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.

 

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Step 2: Click the “Format” option, and choose .MP4, .MKV or .AVI from Common Video profile list. If you want to keep 1080p resolution as source movie, you can choose HD Video > H.264 HD Video(*.mp4) for Kodi. Another H.264 high profile is in "Common Video">"H.264 High Profile Video (*.mp4)". 


XBMC Supported formats:

Video formats: MPEG-1, MPEG-2, H.263, MPEG-4 SP and ASP, MPEG-4 AVC (H.264), HuffYUV, Indeo, MJPEG, RealVideo, RMVB, Sorenson, WMV, Cinepak.

Audio formats: MIDI, AIFF, WAV/WAVE, AIFF, MP2, MP3, AAC, AACplus (AAC+), Vorbis, AC3, DTS, ALAC, AMR, FLAC, Monkey’s Audio (APE), RealAudio, SHN, WavPack, MPC/Musepack/Mpeg+, Shorten, Speex, WMA, IT, S3M, MOD (Amiga Module), XM, NSF (NES Sound Format), SPC (SNES), GYM (Genesis), SID (Commodore 64), Adlib, YM (Atari ST), ADPCM (Nintendo GameCube), and CD-DA. 

Step 3: If you like, you can click "Settings" to change the video encoder, resolution, frame rate, etc. as you wish. Keep in mind the file size and video quality is based more on bitrate than resolution which means bitrate higher results in big file size, and lower visible quality loss, and vice versa.

Step 4: The last thing you need to do is hit the "Convert" button to copy Blu-ray to Kodi compatible MP4, MKV, AVI format. Just wait a moment and then you can output videos. Then you can copy the result files onto Kodi with the best quality. Have a fun of it!

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