Monday, March 30, 2009
Bluray Ripping On The Mac: What You'll Need
For bluray disc reading I purchased an SATA LG GGC-H20L Bluray HD drive and put it in an Vantec NST-530s2 external USB2.o enclosure.
For actual ripping of the Bluray disc I had no other choice than to install Windows XP on my MacBook Pro using Bootcamp. I purchased a copy of AnyDVD HD for the actual ripping and then use TSmuxer for getting the main feature into one full quality .m2ts file. TSmuxer runs on Windows and Mac OSX.
I also use BDinfo (Windows only app) to find the correct playlist on the bluray to load into TSmuxer.
Once done you get a full quality rip from the bluray.
File sizes can range from 16GB - 30GB depending on the movie length and encoding.
You can use the full quality m2ts file or re-encode the file to something a little smaller.
Will discuss bitrate and picture size in future post.