Backup Blu-ray/DVD to USB Flash Drive

John Salley

Oct 30, 2018 07:05 am / Posted by John Salley to BD/DVD Backup

Benefits of USB flash drive

USB flash drives are used to transfer data to or from a computer. Among the major advantages of USB drives is that they are portable and can be used for multiple purposes. In addition to that, they are durable because they do not have moving parts. They will serve you longer compared to the hard drives.

Physical media like Blu-ray/DVD disc have an estimated lifespan of 10-years (depending on how you use them). For those people who wish to archive and retain the information on Blu-ray/DVD disc for years and then flexibly view them anywhere at any time, the USB flash drive is abosolutely your best choice thanks for its portability, large capacity, various devices compatiblity. The following article will show you how to make a Blu-ray/DVD to USB flash drive backup with ease.

Copy/Backup Blu-ray/DVD to USB flash drive

As storage devices, USB flash drive has no specific requirements on the file types or formats storing on it. What really matters here is that you can’t directly copy or back the content on Blu-ray/DVD disc due to the copy protection used on those physical disc. Before perform a data backup, you will first need to bypass that protection first.

Although there are many programs on the Internet have claimed to do the job for you. However, you may be disappointed to find that a lot of them lacks the ability to remove Blu-ray/DVD copy protection, others such as MakeMKV may be helpful but it only allows you to produce a large MKV file which not work with many portable devices you own.

Best tool to make Blu-ray/DVD to USB flash drive backup

The good news is that here comes Pavtube ByteCopy, a powerful yet simple to use application which not only assists you to bypass all Blu-ray/DVD copy protection, but also backup or copy Blu-ray/DVD in various different ways to satisfy your different needs. One of the great merits of this application is that it keeps constant update with the ability to get rid of protection used on mnay recently released Blu-ray/DVD movies.

As for backup method, you can make a 1:1 full disc copy of the original Blu-ray/DVD structure will all your unwanted subtitle languages, audio tracks, chapter markers, etc, a fast main movie copy without unwanted comments, ads, trailers, etc or a lossless digital multi-track MKV copy with your desired subtitle languages and audio tracks. You can also choose to copy or backup Blu-ray/DVD to popular digital file formats such as AVI, WMV, MP4, MOV, MKV, FLV, 3GP, H.264, H.265, etc or hot devices like iPhone, iPad, Android phone/tablet, game consoles, etc preset profile formats with the optimal playback performance.

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For your great convenience, Pavtube ByteCopy also accompanies with a Mac version – Pavtube ByteCopy for Mac which works perfectly on macOS High Sierra, macOS Sierra, Mac OS X El Capitan, Mac OS X Yosemite, etc.

Step by Step to Copy/Backup Blu-ray/DVD to USB Flash Drive

Step 1: Load Blu-ray or DVD disc.

Install and launch the free trial version of the program. Insert your Blu-ray or DVD disc into your computer’s optical drive. If your computer is not equipped with built-in optical drive, you will need an external USB Blu-ray or DVD drive. When both Blu-ray and DVD exists, the software will load DVD.

Load Blu-ray/DVD disc

Step 2: Step 2: Different ways to backup Blu-ray/DVD movies.

On the top tool bar of the main interface, use the full disc copy option to make an entire disc copy of original Blu-ray structure without changing anything.

Main Blu-ray/DVD movie copy

From “Format” bar drop-down list, select “Copy” > “Direct” Copy, you can then copy the selected movie file in its original format without quality loss. When directly copy a Blu-ray video, you will get .m2ts as output.

Main Blu-ray/DVD movie copy

Lossless multi-track MKV copy

To preserve all your wanted audio tracks and subtitles streams in the source movie, you can use the program to rip Blu-ray/DVD to ” Lossless/encoded multi-track MKV(*.mkv)” under “Multi-track Video” category.

Lossless multi-track MKV copy

Rip Blu-ray/DVD to devices compatible formats

Here, select the output digital file format according to which devices you plan to play Blu-ray/DVD movies on various portable devices. Here, we choose one of the best compatible digital file formats “H.264 HD Video(*mp4)” under “HD Video” main category.

Rip Blu-ray/DVD to devices compatible formats

Step 3: Start Blu-ray/DVD backup/ripping process.

After all setting is completed, hit the “Convert” button at the right bottom of the main interface to begin Blu-ray to USB flash drive copying or ripping process.

When the conversion is finished, click “Open Output Folder” icon on the main interface to open the folder with generated files. Then you will produce a digital file for easily storing on USB flash drive.