A .M3U8 file is an 'extensible playlist' file format. It is basically a playlist containing UTF-8 encoded text that points at video files. These files are used by a variety of media applications and online radio stations. These files contain a playlist of songs including the names of the songs and the song locations. These files do not contain any actual audio data. M3U8 files are stored in a plain-text format. Files with the .m3u8 extension are a unicode version of the M3U file format.
If you have got a box of DVD discs and want to rip them to videos stored on a hard drive, converting DVD to M3U8 is a wise choice.
Is there a tool that fully supports M3U8 codec and can convert DVD to M38U with ease? The answer is surely yes. As we all know, there are numerous DVD converters in the market, but only a few can support M3U8 encoding. Searching high and low, we’re lucky enough to find that Brorsoft DVD Ripper.
It enables users to convert DVD videos such is DVD BUP, DVD ISO , IFO , DVD Video_TS folder to M3U8(iPad m3u8 streaming or iPhone m3u8 streaming) with original quality kept. What’s more, it has built-in optimized profiles for popular devices iPad, iPhone, Galaxy tablets/phones, Surface tablets and more. Thanks to the built-in video editor, you can personalize and retouch your videos in clicks. For ripping DVD to M3U8 on Mac, DVD Ripper for Mac is the choice. Now, let's see how to backup and rip DVD to M3U8 in lossless.
If you not only wanna convert DVD videos, but also intend to convert Blu-ray or HD Videos such as MKV, WMV, MOV, M4V, AVI movies to M3U8, the all-in-one tool, Brorsoft’s Video Converter Ultimate (or iMedia Converter for Mac) will be your first and best choice.
Insert your DVD disc to the drive, then launch the DVD ripping software and click the "Load Disc" button to have the DVD content imported.
STEP 2. Choose M3U8 as output format
Click the "Format" bar to get the drop-down menu and you can get "HLS Streaming (m3u8)". Choose "ipad m3u8 streaming" or "iphone m3u8 streaming" as best output format. Any media player supporting TS format are all available for playing M3U8 format files.
STEP 3. Advanced Settings
Click the "Settings" icon, and you can adjust codec, bit rate, frame rate, sample rate and audio channel in the interface according to your needs and optimize the output file quality. For DVD movie source, there's no need for compressing(It is relatively a small file size). Just keep the video size as original(720*480). And upscaling the video size won't make any difference of your video quality.
STEP 4. Start ripping DVD to M3U8
Hit the "Convert" button at the bottom of the main interface to rip DVD to M3U8. Minutes later, you can click "Open" to quickly find the converted M3U8 video. Just do what you want.