How to Convert Your Video Files into a Blu-ray Disc on Windows or Mac
Ripping your Blu-ray or DVD to make your media playing experience more convenient is quite common, but sometimes, making a Blu-ray to play your video on Blu-ray players which accept only a disc is also needed sometimes. For this you need to burn video to Blu-ray disc and in this article we will see exactly how to make Blu-ray movies on Win/Mac in just a few mouse clicks.
We will be making use of DVDFab Blu-ray Creator to simplify our task of burning video to Blu-ray. This tool can create Blu-ray from all sorts of video formats including HD camcorder videos, iPhone MOV videos and common SD videos. The generated Blu-ray will play on all Blu-ray players or devices. Let’s look at the steps that will teach you how to make Blu-ray movies on Win/Mac.
Steps to Convert Videos to a Blu-ray
Step 1. Installation of DVDFab application
Download the installation package of DVDFab Blu-ray Creator and install it on your Windows or Mac computer. There are different packages for both which will be automatically selected as per the computer you are using.
Step 2. Launch the application and load files
Start the application by double clicking the shortcut icon or search for the DVDFab from the Start Menu. You will be greeted by a screen like below. Select the Creator icon from the top section. Drag and drop your video files on the application main screen or use the + icon in the center of the screen to add the files.
There is a +Add from Local button in the top section of the application as well which you can use to load the files or make use of the +Add from Online button to download files from the internet and then load it in the application.
You will need to install a small utility called the Video Downloader of DVDFab to be able to download and load the files. You can download files from YouTube, Instagram, Vimeo and many other places.
Step 3. Select the correct profile
Click on the Profile Switcher button and then select the Blu-ray Creator profile from the available options.
Step 4. Select the Audio and Subtitles
If your input files have multiple Audio or Subtitles associated with it, by default all of them will make their way in the output Blu-ray. Rather, you can save some space by selecting the Audio track and Subtitles you want to the part of the generated Blu-ray.
Step 5. Set Menu for Blu-ray
This step is optional and is only required if you want to select the Menu you want to add to your Blu-ray. Click on the Set Menu icon and select the Menu you want to use in your Blu-ray.
You can choose the Menu you like from the right side of the section. There is also a Download More button you can use to download more Menu styles for free. There is a Preview button available that will show you how that Menu will look on Blu-ray you are burning.
Note: Preview feature is not available on Mac.
The Menus add a touch of professionalism to your output Blu-rays. The list of Menus is limited at any point of time but are periodically updated to keep the design in sync with the modern UI designs. No matter which Menu template you choose, all of them will allow switching between subtitles and audios while the video is playing.
The best thing about this is that the Menu is actually customizable and any professional user can add widgets, change background image, change text font, size or color and personalize all the elements of the Menu quite easily. And as mentioned before, there is a Preview button available which you can use to see how your customizations are actually going to look.
Step 6. Advanced Settings
This step is also optional and is only required if you want to modify some Advanced Settings Volume Label, Output type, Video Quality or Playback mode before you burn video to Blu-ray.
Use the Advanced Settings option to open the window for making settings that will be applied to the whole Blu-ray output.
You can choose the Output type from the one available to you from the dropdown like BD50, BD25 1080p/i, BD9 1080p/i, BD9 720p, BD5 1080p/i and BD5 720p. Select the video quality or leave it to default as Fit to Disc. Select how you want to set the playback mode - start with the Menu and play all titles sequentially, start with the first title and play all others sequentially and rewind at the end or just play the selected track and then return to the Menu. Click on OK once you have done all the settings.
Step 7. Select output directory and format
You have the option to burn video to Blu-ray ISO, disc or folder. You can do so by selecting the available icons in front of the Save to section available at the bottom. A default directory for saving the output is also specified which you can change by clicking the same icons.
Step 8. Start the process
That leaves only the last step in how to make Blu-ray movies on Win/Mac and that is to hit the Start button to start the creation process of the Blu-ray. You can also use the dropdown button appearing right next to the Start button to schedule the tasks to start later. In either case, you will be redirected to the Task Queue section of the application where you can monitor the progress of the task if you have clicked on the Start button or see the task in the Scheduled tab where you can change the scheduled time of the task.
Once the task completes you can find the output folder or ISO in the folder path you specified in the Save to section or if you have burned the disc then there.
The steps on how to make Blu-ray movies on Mac are exactly the same as on Windows except that the Preview feature is not available in the Menu section.
Why Choose DVDFab Blu-ray Creator?
DVDFab Blu-ray Creator is part of the well-known, complete DVD/Blu-ray/UHD Blu-ray/Video solution package called DVDFab.
Any task you run on DVDFab Blu-ray Creator it is accelerated by using the most modern cutting-edge technologies like Intel Quick Sync, NVIDIA CUDA, etc. You can monitor and see how fast the Blu-ray Creation is going. You can also pause the task while it is running and resume it from where you left it.
In fact, if due to some reason the process is interrupted in between due to a power outage or crash, the next time you start DVDFab, it will prompt you to continue with the last task and will load all the customizations you did. You can even set the application to Shut Down or Hibernate your computer once the Blu-ray creation is complete.
DVDFab Blu-ray Creator is an application that has been in the market for a very long time and goes through multiple updates on a periodic basis to streamline any bugs or issues found while adding new functionalities. It is an investment that is worth making if you are looking for a professional grade Blu-ray Creator application.
We hope this article helped you to understand how to make Blu-ray movies on Win/Mac using DVDFab Blu-ray Creator. If you face any issues with the process, you can always connect with the highly responsive support team of DVDFab.