New products are always on the forefront of every tech aficionado’s mind. Amazon currently has the 3nd generation Fire TV. The new Amazon Fire TV improves on an already simple setup process by eliminating the need to find a place to stash a set-top box or run an HDMI cable – bonus that no HDMI cable purchase will be necessary, either. Plus, the new Amazon Fire TV offers exceptionally quick navigation and app loading speeds. You will find the experience of watching movies through the new Fire TV to be better than prior devices. For Blu-ray movie collectors, you may wish to release your favorite Blu-ray movies from the physical disc to conveniently viewing on your large TV screen via Fire TV 3. Have no idea about how to make that realized, just read on…
Rip Blu-ray to Amazon Fire TV 3 Playable Media Formats
Since Amazon Fire TV 3 can’t play commercial Blu-ray discs directly, you need to rip your Blu-ray collection to Amazon Fire TV, Gen 3 friendly video formats listed below:
H.265 (HEVC): Hardware accelerated up to 3840x2160p (4K) @ 60fps, 35 Mbps, Main 10 Profile Level 5.0, Color space 8-bit and 10-bit input with HDR10 support in rendering pipelines
H.264: Hardware accelerated up to 4Kp @ 30fps or 1080p @ 60fps, 20 Mbps, High Profile up to Level 4.1
VP9: Hardware accelerated up to 4K@60fps (including skip frames), Profile 2 with HDR10 support in rendering pipelines
Dolby Atmos (EC3_JOC), AC3 (Dolby Digital), eAC3 (Dolby Digital Plus), AAC-LC, HE-AACv1 (AAC+), HE-AACv2 (enhanced AAC+), FLAC, MIDI, MP3, PCM/Wave, Vorbis, AMR-NB, AMR-WB
Here, you can easily complete the job with a simple to use and powerful Blu-ray Ripper program – Pavtube BDMagic (get Mac version). With this program, you can easily bypass all copy protection and region code from commercial Blu-ray movies and then convert your Blu-ray collection to Fire TV 3 playable video and audio formats.
Tips: Pavtube BDMagic keeps constant update with the perfect support for the new disc encryption used on many recently released Blu-ray movies. In addition, it allows users to do other settings such as video codec, resolution, bit rate, frame rate, audio codec, bit rate, sample rate, channels, etc according to your own needs. This tool ensures you a high high-quality results, there is almost no difference between the ripped video and the original Blu-ray disc.
Step by Step to Copy Blu-ray Movies for Amazon Fire TV 3 Streaming
Step 1: Import Blu-ray Movies
Download, install and run this Blu-ray ripper. You can load Blu-ray by clicking “File” > “Load from disc”. Or load Blu-ray Folder by clicking “File” > “Load from folder” or load Blu-ray ISO image by clicking “File” > “Load IFO/ISO”.
Step 2: Select Amazon Fire TV 3 Playable Format
Click “Format” bar, from its drop-down list, select Fire TV 3 supported H.264 file format by following “HD Video” > “H.264 HD Video(*.mp4)”. You can also choose to output HD H.265 format if you wish to stream movies in small file size but perfect quality with less bandwidth requirement.
Step 3: Define the Saving Folder
You just need to click the “Browse” button behind format bar to select a folder for saving the converted movie file.
If necessary, click “Settings” on the main interface to open “Profile Settings” window, here, you can flexibly adjust the output profile parameters including video codec (H.264 or H.265), resolution, bit rate, frame rate, audio codec(mp3, aac, etc), bit rate, sample rate, channels(stereo, Dolby Digital or 5.1 surround, etc) to let them fit with Fire TV 3 best playback settings.
Step 4: Start the conversion process
After all setting is completed, hit the “Convert” button at the right bottom of the main interface to begin the conversion from Blu-ray to Amazon Fire TV 3 conversion process. Then you can smoothly stream converted files to your HD TV via Amazon Fire TV 3:
> Stream digital movie video from Android devices to Amazon Fire TV 3 fast and easily with streaming app, Plex media server etc.
> Install and upload Blu-ray video to Amazon cloud drive and then play Blu-ray movie via Amazon Fire TV 3 by taping: Home -> Videos -> Select.