Popcorn Hour A-210 does not naturally support Blu-ray Disc playback due to licensing. You have to first hack/rip Blu-ray contents off if you’d like to stream Blu-ray contents to A-210 box. There are multiple ways to rip Blu-ray movies for Popcorn A-210:
1.Back up Blu-ray movie to BD ISO file with no loss of movie quality and interactive menu.
2.Copy Blu-ray Disc to BDMV structure or .m2ts streams without changing the original contents.
3.Rip Blu-ray main movie to MKV file with desired audio, video and subtitle streams with lossless or compressive quality.
4.Shrink Blu-ray contents to 1080p/720p MP4, AVI, MKV at a smaller file size.
Popcorn Hour A210 play Blu-ray in all the above mentioned file type. Which is the best way for playing Blu-ray movies with A-210? Definitely the 3rd way. The A-210 will not allow you to forward movie or select a chapter to start with when playing BD ISO, BDMV or m2ts clips becuase it doesn’t support Blu-ray menus. When you compress Blu-ray to 720p video, you’ll lose TrueHD quality and keep at most 2 audio tracks. But with MKV you can have all you want in one file and play it without a problem.
How to Rip Blu-ray main movie to MKV for Popcorn Hour A-210
Step 1. Run Pavtube ByteCopy, and click “Load Disc” button to import movie files from copy-protected Blu-ray Disc/DVD.
Step 2. Check the root directory of the movie, and click the “Edit Disc” button to select desired subtitles and audio tracks for all chapters. The software keeps all subtitles and audio streams by default, so just uncheck the ones you don’t want.
Step 3. Back to the main interface, and press the “Convert” button to start backing up Blu-ray movie to MKV files with selected audio tracks and subtitle streams.
The main movie with selected subtitles and audio tracks will be extracted and packaged into MKV container format without transcoding to ensure you get lossless movie clips; and the PGS subtitles will be converted into DVDsub format. In this way you get perfect lossless Blu-ray videos with multiple audio tracks (TrueHD, DTS-MA, AC-3, DTS, etc) and subtitles included, and correct display of Blu-ray subtitles for enjoying Blu-ray movies with NMT A-210 playback.