Any chance of CloneDVD mobile doing Blu-ray movies?

Discussion in 'CloneDVD mobile' started by Pingmeister, Apr 19, 2008.

  1. Pingmeister

    Pingmeister New Member

    I bought ANYDVD HD specifically to transfer Blu-Ray movies to my portable movie player (at reduced resolution, of course).

    I was very surprised when CloeDVD Moblie did not recognize the BluRay rip that ANYDVD HD had decoded onto my Hard Drive.

    Will this be supported in the future or am I doomed to having to freeware my way through?
  2. Webslinger

    Webslinger Retired Moderator

    I honestly have no idea. Currently neither Clonedvd nor Clonedvd mobile support Blu-ray, and no official announcement has been made that Blu-ray support is coming for either program.

    I recommend contacting Slysoft and asking:
  3. Scarpad

    Scarpad Well-Known Member

    This has been the Downside of Blu Ray and the Only saving grace of HD-DVD Combo's was that I could still make a portable copy. That all goes out the window now with blu ray, I'd love to see a solution for this as one will be needed eventually.
  4. sej7278

    sej7278 Well-Known Member

    i expect the mobile version makes the most sense as you could just recode to h264 or whatever to fit onto a dvdr.

    the regular clonedvd2 wouldn't be great - a 50gb bluray shrunk to a 4-9gb mpeg2 is going to be artifact hell.
  5. arni0202

    arni0202 Member

    tough shrinking

    It could prove to be very difficult to shrink blu ray down so much. 1/25th or 1/50th (1gb from 50gb) of it's size would be tough and also look pretty bad if not done right. Your best bet would be to save the blu ray files on your computer and wait until they come up with a solution for ya. Until then, let those 25gb files pile up! lol
  6. sej7278

    sej7278 Well-Known Member

    nah, there's plenty of erm, "sites" that have good bluray rips as 4-9gb x264 files, it obviously is do-able.
  7. profcolli

    profcolli Well-Known Member

    The movie file (with AC3 audio) is usually less than half of that size (on a 50GB disc). You can get a perfectly good DVD9 (6-7GB) out of that with zero artifacts using a program like ConvertXtoDVD. That can be further reduced to fit on your device using CloneDvdMobile or other tools. Search the forum for examples - plenty of people are doing exactly what the OP wants to do, but don't expect a one-step process - it doesn't exist (yet) AFAIK. Let us know if you find one ;)
  8. rosse59

    rosse59 New Member

    I'm in EXACTLY the same boat. In fact, I bought an expensive Blu-ray drive for the PC JUST for this purpose. Oops! I'm using the (very nice) Archos 605 WiFi portable player. I'm starting to buy Blu-ray movies now and I travel a lot, so it was my hope that I could rip the Blu-ray movies with AnyDVD HD and then transcode them to the Archos (720x400) so I could watch while on the road.

    Much to my surprise, Clone doesn't do it at all! OUCH! :bang:

    There's reference in this thread to "other" solutions. Can you please email me pointers to where I can find a solution on the net to this problem? My email address is rosserickson59 at hotmail dawt (.) com. Thanks very much.

    SlySoft - can you guys post an official position on this desired solution and if/when you guys are doing anything about it? I'm trying to move on beyond DVDs now but really need a nice transcoding solution for it.

  9. Kronos

    Kronos Member

    I don't understand. I too thought Clone DVD and Clone DVD Mobile would back up blu-ray. I paid almost $50.00 for the updgrade to AnyDVD HD.

    This is on thier website:
    "In July 2003, SlySoft went on-line with AnyDVD and since then we have become the world-wide market leader in user-friendly software for backing up protected movie DVDs. Adding Blu-ray BD+ to AnyDVD this year was, without doubt, our finest hour."

    Am I missing something? How do you back up blu-ray movies with Clone DVD or Clone DVD Mobile?

    By the way I really love SlySoft products so this is not a flame or anything.
  10. Frank

    Frank SlySoft Support Team

    back up = original not required

    What you read there is true. When you "back up" a movie you are taking the original out of the loop and of course you are able to play the thing on a non HDCP display without the studio crap, etc. Remember, fair-use is "backing up" your films. And with Virtual CloneDrive and the ISO thing you can defeat PowerDVD's "not from hard drive" feature.

    And are we working on a solution to this BD copy thing? Yes.
    Will it come? Most certainly, BUT as long as the cost of the blanks and the hardware is still pretty much out of reach for many people we are not pushing our foot through the floorboards on this one.

    There are products out there to allow burning a BD blank, no question.

    And you CAN shrink to a normal DVD but for the time being we are content to provide the pre-processing powers of AnyDVD for BD and BD+ to allow more usability for BluRay movies other than using the original - that is the intent for the moment.
  11. lostinlodos

    lostinlodos Well-Known Member

    1) There's a call not just to rip, but to compress/CONVERT to DVD and mobile. Just incase that got lost somewhere along the threads.

    2)PLEASE don't forget about HD-DVD (and the nearly equivalent CH-DVD).
  12. mightypile

    mightypile Member

    +my two cents

    If anyone is counting, I will add my support for this request to this thread.

    My ideal scenario is having AnyDVD rip out copy protections so that CloneDVD Mobile can make an mp4 for my PS3. 1080p would be fantastic. This is still essentially backing up a movie I've bought so that I can watch it without my kids scratching up the disks.

  13. pacificdune

    pacificdune Member

    It is a PITA and takes a few hours, but here is how you can do BD to portable device: This is from a combination of SamuriHL and others' inputs.

    1. If you are running XP make sure you have the Toshiba UDF driver installed. There is a thread on how to do this, including how to do it if you have a non-Toshiba computer. Search the forum for info.
    2. Make sure that AnyDVDHD is enabled.
    3. Use eac3to or BDinfo to find the longest .mpls.
    4. Use tsMuxer on the .mpls found in step 3 to create a movie only BD.
    5. Use ConvertXtoDVD3 to compress the movie only stream from step 4 (.m2ts) to a DVD iso file. There are options to create a DVD4 or DVD9. I am not sure which is better. At this point you can stop and burn this iso to a DVD. You now have a DVD that will play the movie only on any standard DVD player.
    6. Mount the DVD iso file generated in step 5 using VirtualCloneDrive.
    7. Use CloneDVDmobile, autoGK, or some other DVD to avi conversion tool to convert the DVD iso from step 5 to .avi or .mp4.
    8. Import into Itunes or other mobile device and transfer to your player.
    9. Enjoy!

    It may be possible to batch up parts of this and queue more than 1 movie at a time. Perhaps others can provide input on this or other parts of the above...

    Last edited: Aug 8, 2008
  14. LINEMAN78

    LINEMAN78 New Member

    Yes, the ability to rip for mobile devices is becoming more important as people have stopped buying dvds and gone to blu-ray, but as this greatly reduces the quality, I can see the unwillingness to go the distance for the small subset of customers. As home networks and DLNA enabled devices are becoming more popular, the demand for the ability to stream high definition compressed video files to these devices is is increasing. I have been searching for a process to rip a blu-ray to h-264 or divx for a couple months now. I too bought the SlySoft product set would be able to solve this problem and purchased it. For now I have been content with ripping the blu-rays as images until such a solution is available, but at a size of 50 GB a piece I am quickly running out of room. I have also had problems with the majority of the features included in AnyDVD other that ripping directly without any options other than remove copy protection(which didn't even work for Casino Royal). I am patiently awaiting a version of CloneDVD mobile and would really like SlySoft to reconsider their stance on the amount of demand for this feature. One last comment, as far as copying is concerned, why doesn't SlySoft stick with the ripping and conversion and just require people to burn the images with their own burning software since most drives come with some sort of software anyways.
  15. SorryCharlie

    SorryCharlie Member

    It's been almost a year since someone posted in this thread. Have there been any updates in being able to convert BluRay to a portable format? To add to the discussion, I have a dilemma:

    I want to rip the bonus content of a TV show's Blu-Ray release into a .mp4 file for each feature so I can watch them on my iPhone. Could someone please explain to me how I can do this? Or maybe how to turn it into a DVD so I can use the VIDEO_TS folder with CloneDVD Mobile? I would greatly appreciate some help with this. Thanks for taking the time. :)
  16. RedFox 1

    RedFox 1 Super Moderator

    You will know when we do, keep your eyes on this forum.;)
  17. TM2-Megatron

    TM2-Megatron Well-Known Member

    If you want to keep it at 1080p only as an MP4 instead of an m2ts, then it should be ludicrously easy to do. You can use tsMuxer to isolate the video and whichever audio stream you want in the MP4, and then using something like MP4 muxer to combine the two into a standard MP4 file. No transcoding required, so you'd preserve the full 1080p quality.
  18. burns

    burns Member

    But me down as an interested party as well. For those of you still wanting to convert BR the best I have found so far is RipBot264.

  19. profcolli

    profcolli Well-Known Member

    Check the Third Party Products forum.

    Until CloneBD appears, ConvertXtoDVD seems to be the preferred choice. You can input the Blu-Ray .m2ts files and have a compliant video_ts folder as output which CloneDvdMobile can then read and produce your iPhone files.

    Use BDInfo to find the relevant .m2ts files.
  20. SorryCharlie

    SorryCharlie Member

    Thanks for the tips, everyone! I've started using ConvertXtoDVD and it's working well. I'm starting to do my second project now, but I've run into a problem. I got the error message that says "The quality of this DVD may be poor because: the video is too long, the target size is too small, and/or There are too many audio streams kept." So now I'm trying to get rid of some of the audio streams. I just don't know which ones I should keep. Here's a screen cap of the audio streams list:


    FYI, I'm only trying to convert these videos down to .mp4 format to play on my iPhone. So doesn't that mean I need only two channels of audio? Any help you guys could give me would be much appreciated. Thanks for checking out my post! :)