I work in the animation business and want to copy my library of animated Blu-Ray discs to a Thunderbolt hard drive connected to an OSX computer.
These are my own legally purchased discs. I want to have them on a hard drive so I can quickly access multiple scenes from a variety of films simultaneously, without the need to switch discs.
I've read about MakeMKV, but I don't think it will suit my needs. I want to copy the full discs, so they are uncompressed and I can also access any bonus features. (I realized that discs are normally 25 or 50GB, but storage space is not an issue, I only have about 50 films I want easy access to.)
What program should I use to rip the discs, and what program should I use for playback?
I don't own a Blu-Ray drive that will connect to the Mac, so I'd appreciate any recommendations on the best external drive to purchase.