Copy Blu-ray to USB Thumbdrive for Storage 

John Salley

Jul 13, 2016 06:36 am / Posted by John Salley to BD/DVD Backup, NAS

There are some occasions that you want to making a backup of a Blu-ray’s contents to a USB Thumbdrive for convenient playback or management. You may met the same issues as below: 

“USB Thumb Drive not recognized by Blu-Ray Player? I have a new BDP-S5100. I cannot get it to recognize a thumb drive. The thumb drive is 2GB, was FAT32 formatted in my computer, has been working in my Sony car radio as an MP3 source, but the BD Player cannot see it. What could cause this? The articles on the support site are very generic and unhelpful except to recommend FAT32. Could it be a bad BD Player?” 

However, commercial Blu-ray discs are protection and region locked, Therefore, to copy a Blu-ray to a USB Thumbdrive, you’ll need to find a Blu-ray ripper that can help you remove the copy protection and rip/compress Blu-ray to digital video files for USB Thumbdrive. Pavtube BDMagic, ranking top on the list of Blu-ray Rippers on the market, is your best choice. With it, you can rip most of Blu-ray discs, no matter protected Blu-ray Disc or unprotected Blu-ray discs to USB Thumbdrive, External HDD, NASHard driveChromecastLG Be12lu30 etc. Besides, you are allowed to adjust parameters of your output profile to meet your needs. 


Note: You can import all kinds of Blu-ray sources: physical Blu-ray/DVD disc, Blu-ray ISO, BDMV folder, DVD ISO and IFO file, protected Blu-ray Disc and unprotected Blu-ray Disc. Using the “Full Disc Copy” feature, you can preserve the Blu-ray’s original file structure, backup Blu-ray disc to PC with one click. Using “Directly Copy” feature, you can backup Blu-ray/DVD main movie in original format (m2ts or vob) without quality loss. Plus, Pavtube BDMagic increases speed up to 6 times faster than ever before. 

More highlights on Pavtube BDMagic: 

1. 1:1 backup Blu-ray without quality loss. 

2. Convert 2D/3D Blu-ray to HD video format with 3D effects. 

3. Edit Blu-ray by trimming, cropping, merging and add watermark. 

4. Freely to choose the audio/subtitles and set parameter for the format on your own need. 

5. Capable of extracting audio from Blu-ray and DVD movies for iTunes and QuickTime. 

6. More humane setting, waiting for your visit… 

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How to Backup Blu-ray Movies on a USB Thumbdrive 

Backing up Blu-ray to USB Thumbdrive with Pavtube BDMagic is simple as ABC. After downloading, follow the wizard to install and run the program. Then follow the steps below to rip Blu-ray to Thumbdrive in a few clicks! The below guide takes Blu-ray Ripper for Windows (Windows 7/8/8.1/10 compatible) screenshots for example. (Note: A BD drive is needed for ripping Blu-ray discs.) 

Step 1: Load Blu-ray movies 

Launch Blu-ray ripper and click disc icon to load Blu-ray movies. This software can convert Blu-ray disc, Blu-ray ISO file, or DVD disc, ISO image, and IFO file to any formats. 


Step 2: Copy Blu-ray movies to computer hard drive. 

Make a full disc copy: Hitting the  icon on the top tool bar of the main interface. 

Backup main title of Blu-ray/DVD discFrom “Format” bar, select “Copy” > “Direct Copy” to copy the main movie of the Blu-ray disc. 


Step 3: Set Blu-ray subtitles. 

Select desired subtitles: On the main interface, check the movie titles you want to rip, from the drop-down list of subtitles, select one of your desired language as your subtitles. 


Enable forces subtitles: if you check “Forced subtitles” option, you will see subtitles only when actors are speaking a language that are different from the subtitles that your specified before. 


Add external subtitles: Click the “Pencil” like icon on the top too bar to open “Video Editor” window, switch to the “Subtitle” tab, check “Enable”, then you will be able to add external *.srt or *.ass/*.ssa subtitle-files to the video as hard subtitles. 


Tip: The USB Thumbdrive is just an intermediate, and the final purpose is Blu-ray playback on other devices like Android, iDevices, or editing in video editing system. So you need to pick the right format according to the playback device or the editing program you are using. 

Note: you can also backup hot DVD main movie to Hard Disc, keep Dolby Digital 5.1 audio in Blu-ray movie, Copy Blu-ray to MOV with multi-track for iOS devices and so on. 

Step 4: Start conversion 

Once everything is okay, you can press the Start button on the Blu-ray to USB Thumbdrive converter to complete the process. When the copying process is done, click “Open Output Folder” on the main interface to pop out the folder with converted files, transfer the files to your USB Thumbdrive and insert the USB drive into your Blu-ray player’s USB port, then you will be able to watch your copied Blu-ray movies on Blu-ray player with perfect image and sound quality. 

Tips: Its Mac verison Pavtube BDMagic for Mac is much cheaper in Summer Holiday Coupon Page. It supports El Capitan system so you can convert Blu-ray to USB Thumbdrive on Mac OS X El Capitan without any issue. 

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