Can we play Blu-ray on iPad Mini directly? The answer is absolutely negative. Because iPad Mini has no Blu-ray drive, nor player to support Blu-ray video, even so, it doesn’t possess enough room to save huge Blu-ray video size. Prospectively, however, we can make it possible to watch Blu-ray video on iPad Mini with the help of some hardware and software. Isn’t that amazing if we can watch Blu-ray videos on iPad Mini from Hard drive on the go anywhere possible?
The way I recommend for playing Blu-ray videos on iPad Mini comprises two major steps: backup Blu-ray to Hard drive and stream the copied Blu-ray video to iPad Mini from the computer.
More Situations We Need to Copy Blu-ray to Hard drive
First of all, copy Blu-ray to Hard drive is simply for creating digital backup of your BD disc. It will prevent your Blu-ray from scratching, cracking and other physical damages even lost. Do you know there are more than 80% DVD owners will make backup of their DVD? So you need if you have Blu-ray.
Secondly, 1:1 copy Blu-ray to Hard drive feature enables you to keep original BDAV M2TS audio track, subtitle track, video track (for multi-angle BDAVs), and menu. If your hard drive is not quite spacy, then by reducing useless subtitle or audio tracks, you can save more Blu-ray movies on Hard drive.
After then, if you simply preserve your Blu-ray movie into BD disc, you will be embarrassed by variety of Blu-ray protections, such as BD ROM Mark and BD+. They will prevent you from copies and playback of your own Blu-ray Discs. But after remove these protective measures and Decrypt Blu-ray to hard drive, you can play and enjoy BD movies on your computer whenever wherever you please.
Features about Blu-ray to Hard drive Copier:
*Break down the encryption in BD&DVD discs, including AACS, BD+, Disney encryption, region codes, Sony encryption, etc.
*Rip Blu-ray/DVD to ASUSTOR AS1004T NAS, Lacie External Hard Drive, Synology NAS, External 4TB WD My Book Portable Hard Drives, USB Flash Drive and 12T LaCie Thunderbolt Drive and other devices.
*Convert Blu-ray/DVD to H.265, M3U8, MP4, MKV, AVI, FLV, MOV, etc with original video quality.
*Copy the entire Blu-ray/DVD disc to Lacie Fuel in original file structure with all subtitle tracks and audio streams preserved.
*Backup Blu-ray/DVD to iPhone, iPad Mini, Microsoft Pro, PS3, PS4, Xbox 360, etc optimized format to NAS.
*Allows users to shrink Blu-ray/DVD movies size to store more movies to the NAS
*Compatible with Windows 10/8.1/8/7/XP, etc
*Has the equivalent Mac version which supports OS X El Capitan, Yosemite, Mavericks, etc.
Free Download Top Blu-ray to Hard drive Ripper:
– Pavtube old official address: http://www.pavtube.cn/blu-ray-ripper-mac/
– Cnet Download: http://download.cnet.com/Pavtube-BDMagic/3000-7970_4-76177782.html
Method 1. Decrypt Blu-ray to Hard drive:
Note: A BD drive is necessary for ripping Blu-ray discs. For Windows (including Windows 10) users, just follow the detailed guide to complete your conversion. The way to rip Blu-ray to Hard drive on Mac (including El Capitan) is the same. Just make sure you’ve downloaded the right version.
Step 1: Install and launch Pavtube BDMagic. Insert your Blu-ray/DVD disc into your BD drive, and click the Disc button to load DVD or Blu-ray files.
Step 2: To convert Blu-ray to MP4, MKV for Hard drive storing and streaming on iPad Mini, just click on the dropdown menu of “Format”, and then choose MKV, H.264 MP4 from Common Video profile list
Tip: With the right settings you can retain the quality of the original Blu-ray while also saving space. This is particularly helpful when streaming over your network, depending on your network quality. Simply click Settings bar and you can tweak the settings to your satisfaction and even save it as preset.
Step 3: At last, click the Convert button to begin converting Blu-ray to Hard drive immediately.
After the conversion, you can click “Open” to locate the converted video files so that you can preserve them on Hard drive or playback with iPad Mini for sharing with your families and friends with ease.
Method 2. Stream Blu-ray Video to iPad Mini
As for streaming Blu-ray Video to iPad Mini, Air Playit is your best choice. It is a free video streaming App built in with 320 video/audio codec to support streaming any video on your iPhone, iPad or iTouch such that you can watch Blu-ray videos on the go even remotely without taking any space thereon.
If you want to stream Blu-ray video on iPad Mini, make sure you have downloaded the server part on your PC or Mac at Air Playit.com and downloaded the iPad Mini edition of App Client on your iPad Mini through App Store.
The unique and magic point of this method is that no space will be occupied, not even a bit, so you can enjoy any Blu-ray videos on iPad Mini as many as possible. After these two main steps, you can play Blu-ray video on iPhone iPad whenever and wherever you want.