Sometimes you might need to convert your Blu-ray video to a general video format to decrease a file size and store the video on your computer HDD or playback it on your multimedia player.

AVS Video Converter allows you to convert your BD video to all popular video formats. This guide describes the Blu-ray video conversion taking the AVI output format as an example.

Step 1: Download and install AVS Video Converter

Click here to get it. After the download is finished, run the AVSInstallPack.exe file and follow the installation wizard instructions.

Step 2: Run AVS Video Converter and select your input video file

To select a video you would like to convert hit the Browse... button next to the Input File Name field. In the opened Windows Explorer window browse for the necessary video file:

Find the directory with your Blu-ray video, then open the BDMV folder located in it, select the index.bdmv file and press Open to load your video to the program.

Note: selecting such input allows you to access to the whole structure of the original video and avoid desynchronization between audio and video in the converted file.

Step 3: Select an output format and set up the output parameters

Click the button corresponding to the desired output format on the Formats tab of the Main Toolbar or on the More Formats Toolbar (click the More Formats button to open it).

Note: if you need to convert your Blu-ray video for a specific device you can also use the Devices tab and select the button corresponding to the desired device. If you need to convert your video for a video-sharing website, switch to the Web tab and select the button that corresponds to the desired website.

In the Profile field select the preset that suits your needs.

You can also click the Advanced >> button and adjust output parameters manually in the Output File section of the Conversion Options tab. In this case please note that the less values you set the less file size and quality of your output video you get and vice versa.

If the selected codec allows to evaluate the maximal output file size, you can see the Max File Size in the Output File section.

If your Blu-ray video contains several languages or subtitle sets you might want to delete the unnecessary audio tracks or subtitles keeping only the needed ones. Select data you need in the appropriate drop-down lists of the Input File section.

Step 4: Set up a proper video output file path

Click the Browse... button next to the Output File Name field and select a location on your HDD for the output video file.

Note: when you select a location for your output video file, you should save the file to your personal computer HDD.

Step 5: Convert your video

Press the Convert Now! button to start converting.

You can see the overall progress if you hit the Advanced >> button.

The conversion process may take a lot of time depending on your computer capabilities.

Note: you can click the arrow next to the Pause button and select one of the Final Actions (it is possible to play sound, shutdown your PC or close the program when the conversion is over).

As soon as the conversion is completed you can find your converted video in the destination folder and use it according to your needs.