Windows only: We've shown you how to rip and encode Blu-Ray discs before, but if you're looking for a one-step process, the free-for-now WinX Blu-ray DVD iPhone Ripper will rip and convert Blu-Rays for your handheld device in one fell swoop.
While there's no shortage of DVD-to-handheld rippers out there (including our favourite Handbrake), Blu-Ray rippers aren't quite as widespread. In fact, if you want to rip a Blu-Ray, it's usually a quirky, multi-step process: find a Blu-Ray ripper, rip it to a folder, find the right file in that folder and convert it. WinX Blu-ray DVD iPhone Ripper turns all that into one step: insert your Blu-Ray and rip it. It'll output a file compatible with whatever handheld device you want (iPhone, iPad, Zune, PSP or even Apple TV) ready for playing.
We've noted that true HD content can be a bit of a problem on certan iDevices, so it might take a bit of playing around with the settings to find the perfect resolution for your device (though the 960x640 setting is always good for a better-than-DVD-but-not-true-HD experience). If you find the perfect settings for your device, share them with us in the comments.
WinX Blu-ray DVD iPhone Ripper is a free download until January 10th, and is for Windows only. Just download the program and enter AB-TQUQYZGY-PFRNUT as the serial number.