Blu Ray Programs

Would you like to make backup copies of your Blu-Ray but don't know how to do it? Would you like to burn Blu-Ray movies but don't have the slightest idea which software to use to do it? Don't worry, I can help you out. Luckily for you, you've landed on the right guide at the right time. In the following lines, in fact, I will go to show you all those who in my humble opinion represent the best Blu Ray programs currently present on the square.

Thanks to them, you can burn and rip Blu-Ray (even in the case of those with copy protection) and play this type of media on your computer. In short, in the end you should have a pretty complete picture of what tools to use to work with Blu-Ray, regardless of the operating system used.

Then? How about finally putting the chatter aside and starting to get busy? Yup? great. Take a few free minutes just for you, position yourself comfortably and immediately start concentrating on reading what is reported below. I'm sure that, in the end, you will be able to tell yourself very happy and satisfied with what you have learned. Let it bet?

Preliminary Operation

Before getting to the heart of the matter, let's find out which ones are the best Blu Ray programs which you can use, it seems only right to make a clarification: to be able to work on your discs you necessarily need a burner Blu-Ray.

Unfortunately, almost all computers do not integrate support of this type, so if this is your case, you must get one external to connect to your PC or Mac. If you want some advice to guide you in choosing which model of external burner to buy, you can read my buying guide dedicated to this type of product.

Programs to Burn Blu-Ray

You are looking for programs that allow you to burn to disc Blu-Ray discs from Windows or macOS? Then immediately test the ones I have reported to you below. There are both free and paid ones.

DVDFab Blu-ray Creator (Windows/macOS)

The first of the Blu-Ray burning programs that I want to invite you to consider is DVDFab Blu-ray Creator: it is a software available for both Windows and macOS which, as the name implies, allows you to burn any kind of supported file to Blu-Ray but also to simply copy, convert and rip. Unfortunately it is not free (it costs $ 42,90), but you can use it in a free trial version that works for 30 days.

To download the program on your computer, go to its website, click on operating system logo you are using and press the button Try It Free. When the download is complete, if you are using Windows, april il file .exe obtained, click on the button Yes in the window that appears on the screen and then on the item Install. Once the setup procedure is complete, click on the item starts. If in doing so you see a warning about the firewall Windows, click the button Allow access.

Se, invece, stai using MacOS, april il pacchetto .pgk ottenuto, click on your bottone Continue three times in a row in the window that opens, press the button Accepton that one Install, type the password of your user account on Mac and click the button Install software. Finally, click on the button Close and start the program by clicking on the relevant icon which was added to the Launchpad.

Now, regardless of the operating system in use, click on the button to start the trial period of the program, insert the Blu-Ray disk to be burned in the reader connected to the computer, click on the item Create / Creator present at the top of the DVDFab Blu-ray Creator window, then select the button Create Blu-ray / Create Blu-ray on the left and drag the files you want to write to disk in the central part of the screen or, alternatively, select them "by hand" by first clicking on the button [+].

Adjust the disc burning settings if you like by clicking the button with the wrench found next to the title of the file to be written, create a menu for the disk by pressing the button with i two squares adjacent, then start the burning procedure by pressing the button Start / Start located at the bottom right.

BurnAware Free (Windows)

BurnAware Free is an excellent free burning program that allows you to create data CDs, DVDs and Blu-Ray, video DVDs, audio CDs and ISO images, as well as burning existing ISO files and writing / erasing data from rewritable media. Its user interface is simple and clear and is fully translated into Italian. It is also available in two paid versions (priced from $ 19,95) that offer extra features, such as direct CD / DVD / Blu-Ray duplication, audio CD ripping, and ISO image burning to multiple drive simultaneously.

To download the program on your PC, go to its website and click on the button Download che trovi in ​​corrispondenza della dicitura BurnAware Free. Once the download is complete, open the file .exe ottenuto and click on your button Yes in the window that opens on the screen. Next, click the buttons OK e forward, select the voice I accept the terms of the license agreement and click on the button again forward four times in a row, then on that Install and finally on the button end. If during setup you are asked to install extra programmi, also declines the invitation as not useful for the functioning of BurnAware.

Now that you see the program window on your desktop, insert the Blu-Ray disk you want to burn into the burner connected to your computer and choose the operation you want to take. To be precise, by clicking on the icon Create data disc you can create a disk containing various data by clicking on the one with written on it BDMV/AVCHD you can create a multimedia disk in BDMV or AVCHD format while clicking on Burn ISO files you can, in fact, burn an ISO image to disc.

In the first and second cases, then drag the files you want to write to disk in the program window and click on the button Burn (top left) to start the disc writing procedure. As for the burning of ISO files, click on the button Shop by Department, select the file to write to disk and click on the button Burn, always located at the top left, to proceed.

Programs to Rip Blu-Ray

You are looking for programs with which you can rip your Blu-Ray? In that case, try the ones for Windows and macOS that you find listed in the following lines.

HandBrake (Windows / MacOS / Linux)

The first useful resource to rip Blu-Ray I want to tell you about is HandBrake: it is a free application for Windows, macOS and Linux that allows you to convert DVD and Blu-Ray to MP4 and MKV video files in an extremely easy and fast way. It includes many functions and many options useful for the purpose in question.

To download it to your computer, connect to the program's website and click on the item Download (64 bit) placed under the windows flag, or on that Download (Intel 64bit) collocata sotto the dicitura Mac OS, depending on the operating system you are using. If the file download does not start by itself, click on the link next to the item File Name on the page that opens.

When the download is complete, if you are using Windows, april il file .exe obtained and click the button Yes. Then press on the buttons Next (twice), install e Finish. Then start the program by double clicking on collegamento that was added to the desktop.

Stai using MacOS, april il package .dmg ottenuto e trascina l 'HandBrake icon from the window that opens to the folder Applications of macOS. Afterwards, right click on it, select the item apri from the menu that appears and click on the button apri in the window that opens, in such a way as to start the program, however, going around the limitations imposed by Apple against applications from non-certified developers (an operation that must be performed only at the first start).

Now, insert the Blu-Ray you want to rip into the burner connected to your computer and select the disc from the program window that has appeared on the desktop in the meantime. At this point, click on the button Presets located at the top right and select the conversion profile you prefer from those listed. Alternatively, you can choose the type of device on which you intend to play the video file obtained from the Blu-Ray after copying.

Then serve the drop-down menu Title, located on the left, to select the disk chapter to be ripped, indicates the output location by clicking the button KATEGORIEN at the bottom and press the button Start econde/Start located at the top left to start the procedure.

If you want, you can also customize other properties of the final video before ripping the disc, such as the audio tracks and subtitles to include. To do this, all you have to do is change the settings you find in the tabs Summary, Dimensions, Filters, Video, Audio, subtitles e Chapters present in the central part of the HandBrake window.

MakeMKV (Windows / MacOS)

As the name immediately suggests to slightly more experienced users, MakeMKV is an application for Windows and macOS that allows you to rip Blu-Ray and DVD transforming them into MKV video in compressed format. In this way, it is possible to create backup copies of your favorite films and to archive high-definition films on hard disk or DVD with minimal quality loss. It supports all major anti-copy technologies, allowing you to copy even protected Blu-Ray and DVDs. It is paid (it costs just over 60 euros), but you can download and use it in a free trial version that expires on a specific date (this is a beta).

To download it to your computer, go to the program's website and click on the link MakeMKV 1.14.3 for Windows (if you are using Windows) or on that MakeMKV x.xx.x for Mac OS X (If you are using MacOS).

A scaricamento ultimato, is stai using Windows, april il file .exe obtained and click the button Yes in the window that appears on the screen. Then, click on the button OK and on that forward. Then check the box next to the item I accept the license conditionsclick on your bottone forward twice more, on the one with it written on Install and finally click on forwardClose. Then start the program by double clicking on collegamento which was added to the desktop.

Se, invece, stai using MacOS, open the package .dmg obtained and, in the window that appears on the desktop, click on the button Agree. Afterwards, move theprogram icon in the folder Applications say macOS, fai clic destroy your di essa and select the voice apri from the menu that appears, in order to open the software by going around the limitations imposed by Apple on applications from non-certified developers (an operation that must be performed only at the first start).

Now, regardless of the operating system in use, insert the Blu-Ray you intend to rip into the burner connected to the computer and select it from the drop-down menu Source, in the main MakeMKV window that has opened on the screen. Then click on the button with diskette and hard disk at the bottom and select the parts of the disk that you intend to copy, placing a check mark next to the elements of your interest in the list on the left.

Then specify in which location on your computer you want to save the final file by clicking on the button with the folder and camera placed at the section Destination folder and finally click on the button with the hard disk and the arrow which is on the right. Wait for your MKV file (or files) to be processed and that's it.

DVDFab Blu-ray Creator (Windows/macOS)

Also DVDFab Blu-ray Creator, the program I told you about in the previous lines regarding Blu-Ray burning, can be used to rip your disks, including those with copy protection. To do this, first select the tab Rippa / Ripper present in the upper part of the program window and indicate the output format from the menu that appears.

Then insert the disk to rip in the burner connected to the computer, click on the button Start / Start located at the bottom right and wait for the procedure to be completed. Easier than that?

Blu-Ray Decryption Programs

Would you like to save discs with accompanying protection on your computer but you don't know how to get around it? In that case, I can't help but suggest that you test the programs for Blu-Ray decryption that I have reported to you below.

DVDFab Passkey for DVD (Windows)

Among the programs to decrypt Blu Ray, DVDFab Passkey for DVD it is without a doubt one of the best. It is only for Windows and, despite the name, allows you to intervene on both DVDs and Blu-Ray. It acts as a driver by unlocking diskettes in real time. It is paid (costs $ 44,90), but is available in a free trial version that works for 30 days.

To download the program, go to its website and click on the button Try It Free. Once the download is complete, open the file .exe obtained and, in the window that is shown on the screen, click on the button Yes. Then press on the buttons Install e starts.

Now, insert in the burner connected to the computer the protected Blu-Ray in relation to which you are interested in going to act and wait for the software to detect it. Next, right-click on the DVDFab Passkey for DVD icon located next to the Windows clock and select, from the menu that opens, the option Rippa in the hard drive or, if you want to get an image file, that Rip into an image file.

In the window that appears, click on the button [...], to select the location on your computer to save the copy of the disk, and click on the button Rippa, to kick off the procedure.

AnyDVD (Windows)

Another great program you can rely on is AnyDVD. It also acts as a real-time driver by instantly removing the protections applied to DVD and Blu-Ray. Works with all burners and supports all major copy protection systems. It is only for Windows and is paid (the subscription version has a price of 59 euros / year, while the "lifetime" version costs 109 euros), but is available in a free trial version that works for 20 days.

To download it, go to the program's website and click on the button Download which is on the left. In the new page that opens, click again on the button Download placed in the list in the center, next to the software name.

Once the download is complete, open the file .exe obtained and, in the window that appears on the desktop, click on the buttons Yes e Accept. Then press on the buttons forward, Install, Yes e Close. Finally, click on the button Yes and wait for the computer to restart.

The next time you log into Windows, click on the button Proof required and on the buttons Yes e OK present in the program window, so as to start the trial period. Then wait for the AnyDVD main window to appear and click on the button Yes and on that OK.

Insert, therefore, the Blu-Ray disc for which you want to intervene in the burner connected to the computer, right-click on the AnyDVD icon in the notification area and choose the option Decrypt the disk to the hard drive give the menu to compare.

In the new window that opens, click on the icon in the shape of folder to indicate the location on your PC in which to copy the contents of the disk and start the procedure by pressing the button Disc copy.

Programs to Read Blu-Ray on PC

To conclude, I want to point out those that in my humble opinion represent the best programs to read Blu-Ray on PC. Try them now, I'm sure they will satisfy you.

VLC (Windows / MacOS / Linux)

VLC is a renowned free and open source multimedia player compatible with Windows, macOS and Linux capable of playing practically all kinds of video and audio files, without having to install extra codecs. Unfortunately it does not allow you to reproduce protected Blu-Ray natively but, by putting into practice a special trick, it becomes feasible.

That said, to download VLC to your computer, connect to the program's website and click on the button Download VLC. A complete download, you are using Windows open the file .exe appena ottenuto and click on the button Yes, in the window that appears on the desktop. Next, press on the buttons OK e forward (three times in a row) and on those Install e Close, but will conclude the setup.

Se, invece, stai using MacOS, april il package .dmg ottenuto e trascina l 'VLC icon in the folder Applications Mac. Next, right-click on it and select the entry apri from the context menu, then click on the button apri, in such a way as to start the software, however, going around the limitations imposed by Apple on applications from non-certified developers (an operation that must be performed only at the first start).

At this point, insert the Blu-Ray to be played into the player connected to the computer. Next, if you need to play protected discs, visit this web page and click on the V linkLC 64 bit on Windows: put that file in your VLC directory (if you're using 64-bit Windows), about that VLC 32 bit on Windows: put that file in your VLC directory (if you are using 32-bit Windows) or on that Mac OS X: put that file in /usr/local/lib/ directory (if you are using macOS). Then click on the link as well get the file placed under the heading Key Databse.

When the download is complete, on Windows go to the folder C: Users username AppData (if you can't see it, enable the display of hidden files by following the instructions on what to do that I gave you in my guide on the subject), create a new folder called AACS and drag the file into it KEYDB.cfg obtained previously. Then, go to the folder C:Program FilesVideoLANVLC, drag the file into it libaacs.dll you downloaded and click on the button Continue per confermare l'operazione.

Next, click on the menu Media located in the upper left part of the VLC window, select the item Open disk, select the option Blu-ray from the window that opens, click on the button Shop by Department to select the disk and click the button Play to be able to watch it.

On macOS, however, go to the location /Library/Preferences/, create a new folder named AACS and drag the file into it KEYDB.cfg you downloaded, then go to the location ~/lib and drag the file into it libaacs.dylib obtained previously.

Now, click on the menu Fillet of VLC (located in the upper left part of the toolbar), then on the item Open disk, select the disk from the window that appears and press the button apri.

Blu-ray Player (Windows/macOS)

Blu-ray player it is an excellent commercial software (costs € 48,82), but can be used in a free trial version that works for 30 days, which allows you to play Blu-Ray movies, including those in 3D, as well as any other type of multimedia content . It is quite simple to use, quite fast and also sufficiently intuitive.

To download it to your computer, visit the program's website and click on the button Download Trial placed next to the operating system logo in use on your computer.

A scaricamento ultimato, is stai using Windows, april il file .exe obtained, click on the button Yes in the window that opens on the desktop and then on the buttons OK, Next (four consecutive times), install e Finish.

Se, invece, stai using MacOS, april il file .dmg ottenuto e trascina l 'program icon in the folder Applications Mac. Then, right click on it and choose the item apri from the menu that appears, in order to start the program, however, going around the limitations imposed by Apple on applications from non-certified developers (an operation that must be performed only at the first start).

At this point, insert the Blu-Ray disc you want to play in the player connected to the Mac, close the window relating to the purchase of the program to activate the trial version of the same, click on the button Open Disc, select the disk and wait for playback to start. Easier than that?