How to Import Blu-ray Movies to iTunes?

Published on June 5 2017

Summary: This article will share some possitive ways to rip and import Blu-ray movies to iTunes library, so that you can enjoy HD Blu-ray movies on any apple device as you like.


For Apple users, you're too familier with iTune, which is such a powerful app that can manage the digital music and video files on Apple's devices. Files with a .mov, .m4v, or .mp4 file extension could be recognized by iTunes. So, import Blu-ray movies to iTunes, you'd better rip and convert Blu-ray to iTunes compatible video formats first. Below are two solutions to help you solve this issue.

Solution One: Free way to use MakeMKV and HandBrake

Most users are seeking for a free and safe way to do this work, so I suggest the MakeMKV+Handbrake combination way. MakeMKV is capable of ripping selected parts of a Blu-ray into an MKV file that can then be used by HandBrake to encode the video into the right format like MP4, MOV that iTunes recognizes. 

Step1. Using MakeMKV to rip Blu-ray to MKV format

Put the Blu-ray disc into your PC’s Blu-ray drive, and click the Blu-ray button in the middle of the screen.

MakeMKV can rip Blu-ray movies to MKV file on your PC and Mac.


Step2. Using Handbrake to convert MKV to iTunes compatible MP4

Open HandBrake app, click “Source” to load the MKV files you’ve generated with MakeMKV, specify the output path and filename, then click the “Start” button to convert. The output format is set as "MP4" by default.


Editor Note: MakeMKV doesn’t do any re-encoding or compressing of the output file so you are likely to end up with a 20-30GB file, and Handbrake has no ability to decrypt commercial Blu-ray disc, if you are seeking for an easy and quick way to start the conversion only one time, please turn to solution two.

Solution Two: Rip Blu-ray to iTunes via Brorsoft Blu-ray ripper

Brorsoft Blu-ray Ripper for Windows / Mac will help you rip any (protected) Blu-ray to iTunes compatible MOV, M4V, MP4 format videos in only one conversion and better quality with smaller size. Besides, it also can help you to convert Blu-ray, DVD to almost any other common video formats such as H.264,  MKVAVI, ect for widely played on PMP devices.

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Guide: Rip Blu-ray for importing to iTunes with ease

Here Windows Blu-ray Ripper screenshot taken as example, Mac share the same steps besides the tiny difference in interface.

Step 1. Load Blu-ray movies.

Run the Blu-ray Ripper, then click the "load disc" button to load your Blu-ray movies to the program.


Step 2. Select output format

You can click Format drop-down menu, then click Common Video>"MP4" , "MOV", or "M4V" for iTunes.

Or according to your Apple Device to pick up the customized settings format.


Step 3. Start to rip Blu-ray to iTunes

After settings, click the Convert button to initiate the Blu-ray to iTunes conversion.

When the conversion is done,  click on "Open" button to access to the videos you ripped.

Open your iTunes and import the converted Blu-ray movies to iTunes library by clicking File -> Add File to Library.

Now you're able to play the converted Blu-ray movies on any Apple device via iTunes just fine.

You may be interested in this program:

Video Ultimate Windows | Mac

Do it all - Convert, Edit Video and Rip, Backup Blu-ray and DVD movies, 250+ formats, Ultra-Fast encoding speed, ZERO quality loss!

And you can also use Video Converter ultimate to convert Blu-ray/DVD or ISO file to MP4, MOV, M4V for iTunes at ease.

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