BD Rebuilder is a free program designed primarily to reduce the size of blu ray movies to fit onto single layer BD-R discs. The author, jdobbs, has added some other options for output however, including presets that work with most portables, like iPads and iPods, and also a setting for making dvd-video from blu ray sources.
This guide is designed to show you how to use this free program to convert your blu ray movies into these different formats.
If you haven’t used BD Rebuilder before, I suggest you look at our guide for basic use and setup of the program. That guide can be found here: http://club.myce.com/f142/bd-rebuilder-guide-313227/ It is a bit out of date, but should still work to help you download and set up the program and the necessary auxilliary programs that work with BD Rebuilder. Make certain to run the Inspect.exe file to examine your setup.
BD Rebuilder is not a decrypter or ripping program, so you should use a dedicated decryption program to put your blu ray movie on the hard drive before trying to use BD Rebuilder. I suggest AnyDVD HD, or DVDFab for ripping purposes, but there is one other option, called MakeMKV. Use MakeMKV in backup mode, which rips to the hard drive as files, rather than putting everything in one mkv file. DVDFab has a free section, called DVDFab HD Decrypter, and MakeMKV is free to use as well, as long as it stays in beta status. You can get free beta keys for MakeMKV at their forum.
So now we move on to the controls within BD Rebuilder.
When you start up BD Rebuilder, you should see this screen:
You’ll notice that I have set the Source Path from my ripped blu ray movie and have set the Working Path where the output will be placed. Make certain that you have at least twice as much room in the working path folder as you need for your intended output file, as the temporary files will also be placed there.
Now we click on Mode near the top of the screen. You will see a drop down box that looks like this:
Place a check mark next to Alternate Movie-Only Output. You can have another check mark next to the Movie-Only Output line, but it is not necessary.