Transcode Blu-ray 50 To Blu-ray 25

This tutorial will explain how you can use DVD-Ranger to copy/transcode a Blu-ray movie disk to a 25 GB Blu-ray blank. To increase the overall quality of your copy we suggest to deselect unused languages.

Requirements
DVD-Ranger – Download and install the latest version of DVD-Ranger
Decrypter – Download and install AnyDVD HD or Passkey

Step 1: Source Blu-ray

Insert the Blu-ray into your Blu-ray drive.

Step 2: Selecting the Source

From the “Select your Source” menu (1), choose the location and source of the Blu-ray you are copying. You can choose from opening an ISO file, a directory on your hard disc, or a removable storage device such as your computer’s disc drive.

DVD-Ranger - BD 50 to BD 25 / Step2

Step 3: Analysis

DVD-Ranger will now conduct a preliminary analysis of the disc. The window will close automatically once completed.

DVD-Ranger - BD 50 to BD 25 / Step3

Step 4: Target Selection

Select the target now. There are several options to choose from, but for this tutorial, we have selected a Blu-ray burning device (3).

DVD-Ranger - BD 50 to BD 25 / Step4

Step 5: Choosing the settings

You have different options for copying a Blu-ray 50 to Blu-ray 25.

Remaster type (4): You can chose between full or movie only copy. For this tutorial we select “BD Full Remaster”.

Target size (5): Select between 50 GB and 25 GB. For now we select “25 GB”.

HWBooster (6): If you have CUDA hardware, you can select the HWBooster option. This will dramatically decrease the time needed for copying. In this mode everything is processed inside the GPU memory.

Reset ‘Copy Permission Indicator’ Flag (7): An option for the PS3. Activate in the case your device or player software does not want to playback the resulting copy.

DVD-Ranger - BD 50 to BD 25 / Step5

Step 6: Starting the Copy Process

In the “BD Full Remaster” mode you can deselect single titles. Because on a Blu-ray much content is cross-linked, it may not reduce the size of the copy significantly. You can try to deselect a title (8) or a language (9).

DVD-Ranger - BD 50 to BD 25 / Step 6

Step 7: Automated In-Depth Scan and Copying

DVD-Ranger is designed to scan all discs to ensure a fast copying process and optimized compression rates. If you want to interrupt or stop the copying process, simply click “Cancel” (10).

DVD-Ranger - BD 50 to BD 25 / Step 7

Step 8: Burning Process

Once the copying has finished, DVD-Ranger will check the burning device that you selected to ensure that a valid, blank Blu-ray 25 is in place. If no blank disc is detected, the program will prompt you to insert one.

DVD-Ranger - BD 50 to BD 25 / Step 8

Step 9: Burn and Conclusion

Once a blank Blu-ray 25 has been detected in the proper drive, DVD-Ranger will burn the copied move to the disc. Clicking “Cancel” at any time will abort the process.

At the end of the burn, two new buttons will be activated. “Save Log” (14) will allow you to burn the project’s log file to disk for future use (such as sending it to our support team if problems have occured). “New Copy” will allow you to burn another copy to a second blank disc.

You can also save the project to an ISO disk image file. As we outlined in Step 9, there may be a chance that you selected the wrong recording device. Should this be the case, simply click “Change Device” (15), select “New Copy”, and the process will start again.
To close the dialogue box, simply click “Done” (16).

DVD-Ranger - BD 50 to BD 25 / Step 9