Archive for April 24, 2009
This guide will show you how to watch ripped Blu-ray movies on your computer/HTPC (Home Theater PC) with PowerDVD.
You will need:
– A Computer with Windows XP, Windows Vista, or Windows 7 (you may run into some trouble with XP)
– AnyDVD HD, version 188.8.131.52 or above although current version is recommended to remove the newest BD+ protection
– ImgBurn, version 184.108.40.206 or above (much better quality over MagicISO)
– PowerDVD with Blu-ray support (Dell’s DX version works fine), version 7, 8, and 9 all work
– Blu-ray compatible drive
– Blu-ray Movie
Check if AnyDVD is removing protection from Blu-ray.
If not already completed, insert your Blu-ray disk in the drive now.
Right click on the red fox icon and click “Rip Video DVD to Harddisk”.
Once the dialog box opens select the source drive (normally drive E) and the destination (a folder under your desktop works good), click “Copy DVD”.
Within the rip folder add the following folders (some may be empty).
Open ImgBurn and choose “Create Image from Files/Folders” (may differ from version to version).
Drag the BDMV and CERTIFICATE folders (plus any other folders that may be there) to ImgBurn.
Under “Options” set File System to UDF and UDF Revision to 2.5.
Under ‘Labels’ type the name of the movie in the UDF field and select the destination for the ISO. Once complete, continue.
ImgBurn will now create your ISO (this process will only go as fast as your computer/HDD, so RAID0 helps!).
To mount the ISO for playback with PowerDVD go to Start > Computer (“My Computer” for XP users).
In Computer right click on the Virtual CloneDrive and go Virtual CloneDrive > Mount. Locate the image and select “Open”
AutoPlay should now open and you can watch your movie. Now where’s the popcorn?
Post a comment and let us know if you have any troubles.
This guide has been largely based on the “Guide for Unprotected Blu-ray ISO for PowerDVD”, by Adbear… Thanks for this great info mate!
Check SlySoft’s AnyDVD HD forum for unsupported movies and be sure to update AnyDVD often!
Check with your governing laws before installing/enabling/using AnyDVD! You assume full responsibility!