How to Rip Blu-rays and Add Them to Your iTunes Library

iTunes cannot rip Blu-ray to iTunes directly. Then you can read this page to get the best tool to help convert and import movies from Blu-ray to iTunes with simple steps.


You can certainly watch your Blu-ray discs the usual way, with a Blu-ray player, but wouldn’t it be great to add them to your iTunes library, so you can sync them to your iPad or iPhone, and watch them anywhere? You will always to have access to your Blu-ray collection whenever you feel like. However, it is important to acknowledge the fact that iTunes cannot rip Blu-ray to iTunes. Well, that should not be a reason to worry you, since there are some of the best Blu-ray to iTunes ripper which can aid in copying Blu-ray to iTunes in a professional and simple way. Read on for detail

PS: iTunes can’t do this, of course, since ripping Blu-rays involve a gray area of copyright law. Fair use suggests that you should be able to rip them for personal use, but in some countries this is patently illegal. I won’t deal with those issues here. If you feel that it’s right to rip Blu-rays you own, then read on to find out how.

Getting the software to rip Blu-ray to iTunes

There are many programs out there that allow you to make copies of your Blu-rays and let you watch them the way you want to view them. If you’re looking for ease of us and don’t mind spending $36.9, I’ve success using EaseFab’s Blu-ray Ripper to rip all my Blu-ray discs and DVD discs into a format playable by iTunes and Apple TV. I found the quality to be excellent and see no difference compared to the original discs. Plus, it also can help you to convert Blu-ray, DVD to almost any other common video format such as VOB, FLV, WMV, AVI, MKV or backup the BD, DVD keeping the whole movie structure as you need. If you are running on Mac, please turn to the Blu-ray Ripper for Mac.

My Blu-ray to iTunes Ripping Workflow

The process is straightforward. After downloading, follow the wizard to install and run the program. Then follow the steps below to rip and copy Blu-rays to iTunes in a few clicks! The below guide takes Blu-ray Ripper for Windows (Windows 10 compatible) screenshots for example. ( Note: A BD drive is needed for ripping Blu-ray discs. )

Step 1. Load Blu-ray movies

Insert the Blu-ray disc to the Blu-ray Disc drive or DVD to the DVD-ROM and click the “Load Disc” button to have movies uploaded to the Blu-ray Ripper. Here you can also import DVD folders, ISO files and IFO files to convert.


Step 2. Select iTunes format and ouput folder

After you have successfully completed loading your Blu-ray, select the output format and folder. If you do not have a ready folder, create one where you can easily locate it. The video formats available are M4V, MP4 or MOV. In this case, we shall select MP4 format from the Common Video choices only for description purposes.


Tips: To select the subtitles you like, simply click Subtitles and select the one you prefer. You can also choose preferred audio track from the Audio drop-down lists.


Step 3. Start to rip

After selecting your desired format and the destination file you can opt to make changes or settings and if you are OK with the way the format is click the Convert button to initiate the Blu-ray to iTunes conversion. This might take some time; however, it is important to note that the conversion time depends on the size of the Blu-ray movies.

When the conversion is done, you can decide to edit your movie, watch it or share it with friends on iTunes or iPod Touch, iPad, iPhone4 among other portable devices.

Ways to import and play the ripped Blu-ray videos with iTunes

Once you ascertain that the conversion is successfully completed, you can import the file anywhere you wish to even in the media player as long as the file is iTunes friendly. First, locate the output file where you have saved the videos. Then open the iTunes app so that you can import the output videos to it. This can be done by dragging and dropping the media file. The process is simple all you need is:

Step 1. Click “File” menu on the left side of iTunes toolbar
Step 2. Choose the “Add File to Library” option
Step 3. Open the output folder that contains the videos
Step 4. Select the file and click “Open”.

After opening the file the will go to your iTunes and you can verify if the transfer has been successful by going to the iTunes library and typing the name of the file. If it is successfully transferred, A thumbnail of the video file will appear in your screen. If the transfer is successful you can further transfer the file to your iPod Touch, the new iPad Air 4/3/2, iPad Pro, iPad Mini, iPad 2, iPhone 6S Plus, iPhone 6, iPhone 5S, iPhone 4S, Apple TV 4/3 and other portable devices and you can easily enjoy them everywhere you wish to.

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