[Xperia Smartphone Helpful] Tips and Tricks for Playing Blu-ray, DVD movies on Sony Xperia Z1/Z2/Z3

You may have a long journey and take along the tablet. If you want to put your favorite Blu-ray or DVD movies on the Sony Xperia Z1/Z2/Z3, check a guide in this article.

Sony has been one of the very few Android OEMs to have followed a six-month refresh cycle for its flagship smartphones. The short refresh cycle means that each new flagship device is more or less similar to its predecessor, with very little in the way of major hardware changes. If we look at the company’s Xperia Z1, Xperia Z2, and Xperia Z3 smartphones, the three appear to be similar in a lot of ways.

Sony’s Xperia Z1 is powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 chipset and comes with the Adreno 330 GPU. With the Xperia Z2 and the Z3, Sony didn’t introduce any revolutionary hardware in terms of performance, as these smartphones include the marginally more powerful Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 chipset. The Snapdragon 801 is faster in a few benchmarks but on the whole it’s not much of an upgrade at all. Even graphics performance isn’t vastly improved as the chipset uses the same Adreno 330 GPU, only with higher clock speeds.


Sony Xperia Z1/Z2/Z3 supports MP4, H.264, H.263, WMV video formats. But it can't play Blu-ray/DVD movies because there is no Blu-ray or DVD player. Actually, you may have purchased some Blu-rays and DVDs, and want to put some Blu-ray/DVD movies onto Xperia Z1/Z2/Z3 now. You just need to convert your Blu-ray/DVD disc to Sony Xperia Z supported video, like MP4.

Download and install the App: Brorsoft Blu-ray Ripper

As one of the best Blu ray Ripping software, the program is easy to use and can help you rip Blu ray and DVD to Sony Xperia Z1/Z2/Z3 supported MPEG4, H.263 or H.264 video files. With it, you can fast convert latest commercial BD, DVD movies as well as ISO/IFO files to Xperia Z1. The audio/video synchronization is very good, the size of the subtitles too. If you are running on Mac, please turn to Brorsoft Blu-ray Ripper for Mac, so that you can convert DVD to Xperia Z1/Z2/Z3 on Mac OS X effortlessly.

To be honest, I tried several programs and I can tell you that NO ONE comes even close to the simpleness and great quality that the Blu-ray Ripper delivers. The time it takes to convert in this software is almost half that in other. Below is the step-by-step tutorial how to rip BD/DVD to Sony Xperia Z1/Z2/Z3 .

Convert Blu-ray/DVD movies to Sony Xperia Z1/Z2/Z3 playable videos

The quick start guide below uses Blu-ray Ripper Windows screenshots. The way to rip Blu-ray/DVD movies to Xperia Z1 on Mac (Lion and Mountain Lion included) is almost the same. Just make sure you get the right version according to your computer operating system.

Step 1. Add BD/DVD movies

Launch the Blu-ray/DVD Ripper for Xperia Z1/Z2/Z3; click the disc icon to select the Blu-ray, DVD files you want to convert. Blu-ray, DVD ISO/IFO files are supported as well. After the BD, DVD files are loaded, you can preview them on the right viewing window.

Step 2. Choose output video format for Xperia Z1/Z2/Z3

Click the Format bar and select Common Video > H.264 Video(*.mp4) as Sony Xperia Z1/Z2/Z3 best video format. Optionally, before converting, you can edit the Blu-ray, DVD videos using the buttons “Trim”, “Crop”, etc in the Edit panel to made individual video.

Step 3. Best Format Settings for ripping BD/DVD to Xperia Z1/Z2/Z3

If you like, you can click “Settings” to change the video encoder, resolution, frame rate, etc. For watching videos on the Android-based device, 720p with 1500~2000kbps is just all right. I found the file size and video quality is based more on bitrate than resolution which means itrate higher results in big file size, and lower visible quality loss. Below is best format setting for Sony Xperia Z1/Z2/Z3 per my experience:

Step 4. Start Blu-ray/DVD to Sony Xperia Z1/Z2/Z3 conversion

When you are satisfied with all the settings, you can click “Convert” and let the software do the Blu-ray/DVD to Xperia Z1/Z2/Z3 MP4 conversion. After the ripping, you can click “Open” to locate the converted MP4 video files and just transfer them to your Sony Xperia Z1/Z2/Z3 without limitations!

Additional Tips:

If your movie isn’t already in one of the supported formats or it’s still on a DVD or a Blu-ray, you can get the all-in-one app named Blu-ray Video Converter Ultimate (or its equivalent Mac verison – iMedia Converter Mac) to rip Blu-ray/DVD, and convert various formats of 720p/1080p HD videos in MKV, AVI, TiVo, VOB, MPG, MTS, etc. to your Sony Xperia Z1/Z2/Z3, Sony Xperia Z, Sony Xperia Tablet Z, Asus Transformer Infinity TF700, Transformer Pad TF300, Asus VivoTab RT, Nook HD, Kindle Fire HD, Samsung Galaxy Tab and other tablets/phones for smoothly playing.

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