The WDTV Live is a device that allows you to stream contents from all your media factory like adding service from Amazon Prime, Netflix and so on. This also further issued by people to stream their personal media collection, home videos and other multimedia that can be in any format beginning with MP4, MKV, AVI, VOB, MPEG, JPEG and so on. It lets people use it as a set-top box too, so that they can watch things when they want and can also save them if they like. It is the same thing as the Roku device that is also very popular among consumers. This freedom to watch virtually any file format is given by WDTV Live.

This device has been eventually losing ground as new devices from WD are not being launched anymore. The updates have also been stalled so far. The new services from the likes of Amazon and Netflix are unsupported and it can't play them anymore. However, if you have a personal collection of multimedia files that are mostly in AVI format it is found to work great and without issues. There are problems if you have updated it to the latest firmware update since it has frozen some of the earlier supported codecs.

convert blu-ray to wd tv live

The task with WDTV Live is to be able to play Blu-ray files, which it natively does not support. In this case, the workaround is to convert Blu-ray to WD TV Live file format that can be easily played via the device without any issues. The media files can be converted to MKV or AVI file types from the Blu-ray discs. In order to do this conversion, you can use software like DVDFab Blu-ray Ripper, EaseFab Blu-ray Ripper, and Pavtube Blu-ray Converter and so on. There may be many other free versions of the software also that can be used to do the job. But, when you have a large collection of files to convert, you must also watch out the time factor, the speed of conversion, the ease of usage, batch-processing capabilities and many other things before purchasing or starting to use an application.

DVDFab Blu-ray Ripper

DVDFab Blu-ray Ripper is a program that allows you to rip Blu-ray content from Blu-ray discs and convert them to any file format audio or video, whether 2D or 3D and store in the hard disc. The ripper can read a lot of Blu-ray discs with and without protection; it can read ISO files, Folders and also offers native navigation menu support.

The idea is simple: 1st is the adding of the media files from a Blu-ray disc, for which you need to have a Blu-ray player, then you can preview the files and tracks contained in the disc in the program's dialog box, where it will allow you to select which track or tracks you would like to convert, select the audio tracks, the subtitle track and so on with some other type of video editing as well, finally you chose the output file format and click it to begin the conversion. Thus, it allows to convert Blu-ray to WD TV Live easily by just choosing the output file format as MKV 1080p or AVI 1080p and clicking the “Convert” button. This is it, and nothing more to do. However, you can further add many files in a queue for batch processing task, which is able to improve working on many files simultaneously.

convert blu-ray to wd tv live

DVDFab is a piece of software that has paid versions and offers free trials for the same. It uses the latest technologies in CPU and GPU processing to improve memory management, decoding videos faster using graphics hardware acceleration with Intel Quick Sync, NVIDIA CUDA technology and multi-threading concept for the native computer. In case, a software does not support these technologies, it can be really cumbersome to rip huge files and a big pain to sit and wait to do them one by one. The idea behind making use of multi-threading is that it can make use of multiple cores of the latest processors from Intel Core Series and simultaneously process instructions sometimes 4 or 8 at a time, which helps in the processing of the data. This allows the user to keep multitasking and not freezing the computer during use.

Pavtube Blu-ray Ripper

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This is a program that is for Windows and Mac users. It can be downloaded from their site directly and probably is not available at third party hosts. The program works similar to the above mentioned steps where the disc can be added using the button at the top of the launcher menu, choose the titles and tracks from the left panel and select them for a file type which is 1080p MKV or AVI, then rip Blu-ray to WD TV Live instantly. It is also said to feature up to 30 times faster conversions with native support for NVIDIA CUDA assisted on-board graphics cards on the computer if present. If you do not have any such graphics memory, then it might be really disappointing when you have filed as large as 50 GB or 100 GB that a dual-layer movie disc may usually have. These are always used everywhere nowadays.

Here we introduced the tools to convert Blu-rays but if you also want to rip DVDs to the video formats such as MP4 you need, you may have a look at how to rip DVD to MP4.