Roku 3 features a USB Media Player Channel to let you stream local video collection to HDTV. How about Blu-ray movies? Officially, the Roku 3 only supports H.264 MKV and MP4/M4V video. The point here, Blu-ray format is not accepted and you may find it a painful experience to stream Blu-ray to Roku 3. Luckily, there is an easy workaround to fix the issue.
Actually, it’s not as difficult as you imagine. What you need is Blu-ray Ripper for Roku 3. Among various Blu-ray ripping tools, Pavtube BDMagic is rating in the first place. It is easy to use and helps you fast rip and convert any Blu-ray and DVD movies to conventional and unprotected video file to let you stream for Roku 3 USB channel with perfect audio and video sync keeping HD quality. Besides, the program has outputs with optimized settings for your portable device like iPad Air, iPhone 6 Plus, Galaxy Note 4, etc. You just need to select the device as the output format and you can rip Blu-ray to fit your device without further settings. Mac users can turn to BDMagic for Mac. Download the program and start conversion.
Tutorial: Convert and stream Blu-ray movie to Roku 3 for playback
Step 1: After the installation of the professional Blu-ray to Roku 3 converter, run the program to load your Blu-ray movies to it for converting.
Step 2: Decide output format. Click the put down menu of “Format”, and then choose MP4, MKV from Common Video profile list. If you want to keep 1080p resolution as source movie, you can choose HD Video > H.264 HD Video(*.mp4) for streaming to Roku 3.
Step 3: If you like, you can click “Settings” to change the video encoder, resolution, frame rate, etc. as you wish. Keep in mind that bitrate higher results in big file size, and lower visible quality loss, and vice versa.
Step 4: Hit the “Convert” button on the Blu-ray to Roku 3 Ripper; start ripping Blu-ray to MKV/MP4 for Roku 3.
When the conversion ends, you will be able to get the result video via tapping the Open button in the main interface. Afterwards, you can stream and just put Blu-ray rips onto Roku 3 for smooth playback at ease without any incompatible problem. What’s more, iTunes and YouTube video can be also playback on Roku 3.