Raspberry Pi with Kodi is not the all-in-one media box / smart TV solution that you have been waiting for, simply because the content providers do not support it so there are no official apps for most popular services, except those developed by a community of enthusiasts. So, 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 to Raspberry Pi 3/2 on TV with ease, you’ve come to the right place. This article shows how to rip and copy Blu-ray movies to Raspberry Pi 3/2 via Kodi easily and fast.
Q: ” How to streaming and playing Blu-rays with Kodi on a Raspberry Pi 2 on TV? My question is if I move to a Pi 2 will the performance of full BluRay rips improve? Does anyone have BluRay Rips of 30Mbps working with full sound (not pass through to an AV unit. I use the sound on my TV) working with a Pi 2?”
Actually, Kodi and Raspberry Pi 3/2 supports most common audio, video, and image formats. Kodi can also play Blu-rays but only unencrypted ones at the moment (licensing issues). If you want to play encrypted Blu-ray on Kodi or Raspberry Pi 3/2, basically your best bet is to use an Raspberry Pi 3/2 or rip Blu-ray to TV/Kodi/Raspberry Pi 3/2 friendly file type like MP4. Now I will show you how to rip and copy Blu-ray movies to Kodi/Raspberry Pi 3/2 for TV easily and fast.
At first, you need to know: How to get Kodi and Raspberry Pi 3/2 ready for use?
Above all, we need to build a Multi-media Center with Raspberry Pi and Kodi as follows:
1. First of all, we need a SD card and 3.0 USB stick to start the work.
2. Secondly, download and launch the Raspbmc installer (www.raspbmc.com/download) to run Kodi.
3.Thirdly, insert the SD card and USB stick to Raspberry Pi.
Learn>> how to Making a media player from Raspberry Pi .
Now you’ve got Raspberry Pi and Kodi ready for use and you want to watch Blu-ray movies with Kodi on a Raspberry Pi 3/2 on TV. It’s time for a Blu-ray converter to play its role – converting your Blu-ray movies to the corresponding video format supported by Raspberry Pi. And as we know, Raspberry Pi currently supports the video format of H.264. Here I will highly recommend you Pavtube ByteCopy – a conversion product which supports various output video formats with high quality and multiple functions. Read the review.
So, applying the app, you can rip videos off Blu-ray disc and convert them to Kodi preferred format. It’s professional in ripping and converting (3D)Blu-ray/DVD discs, Blu-ray/DVD ISO image, Blu-ray/DVD copies and more for TV/Kodi/Raspberry Pi 3/2. For Mac users, please turn to Pavtube ByteCopy for Mac to convert Blu-rays to Kodi on a Raspberry Pi 3/2 for TV via Mac OS X (including Mac OS Sierra and El Capitan).
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.
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Step Guide: How to Rip Blu-ray to Raspberry Pi 3/2 on TV with Kodi
Step 1. Load Blu-ray Movies
Insert your Blu-ray disc into your BD drive (necessary for ripping Blu-ray discs). Launch the Blu-ray to Raspberry Pi Converter and click “Disc” button to import your Blu-ray movies. DVD, DVD folders, ISO files and IFO files are also supported.
Step 2. Select a Raspberry Pi compatible format
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/Raspberry Pi 3/2.
Step 3: Set advanced settings
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: Start ripping
The last thing you need to do is hit the “Convert” button to copy Blu-ray to Raspberry Pi 3/2 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!
For new users, who just start to use this multimedia player, how to stream your videos to Raspberry Pi 3/2 for Kodi can be learned here.
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Compact Chart: Raspberry Pi 3 vs. Pi 2: What’s New?
|Raspberry Pi 3||Raspberry Pi 2|
|Processor||1.2GHz 64-bit quad-coreARM Cortex-A53 CPU||900MHz quad-coreARM Cortex-A7 CPU|
|Storage||Onboard microSD slot||Onboard microSD slot|
|Networking||10/100 Mbit Ethernet with 802.11n Wi-Fi||10/100 Mbit Ethernet, no Wi-Fi|
|Bluetooth||Yes (BT 4.1)||No|