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How to Share Thanksgiving Blu-Ray Movies with Friends Abroad?

“Have you got any ideas on how to let people abroad watch Thanksgiving movies on Blu-ray discs from my computer? I just got a Blu-ray disc for Thanksgiving and one of my friends wants to watch this Thanksgiving Blu-ray movie. But the problem is he is now in Africa. I know I could rip and convert the Thanksgiving Blu-ray movie to common video. The question is that I have no idea how to convert it and which tool to use. Please help me with this.”
Thanksgiving is coming. If you got some Thanksgiving Blu-ray disc movies and would like to share Thanksgiving Blu-ray movies with your friend abroad, you can read this post to find out the solution.

Part 1: Basic Knowledge about Thanksgiving

Firstly, let’s get a brief understanding about Thanksgiving and its celebration ways.

What is Thanksgiving Day?

Thanksgiving Day is a national holiday celebrated in Canada and the United States. It was originally celebrated as a day of giving thanks for the blessing of the harvest and of the preceding year. Thanksgiving is celebrated on the second Monday of October in Canada and on the fourth Thursday of November in the United States. Several other places around the world observe similar celebrations. Although Thanksgiving has historical roots in religious and cultural traditions, it has long been celebrated in a secular manner as well.

How to celebrate Thanksgiving Day?

The Thanksgiving holiday revolves around food, which often includes a variety of traditional items. Dinner typically includes a turkey, along with mashed potatoes, stuffing and gravy. This meal concludes with the breaking of a wishbone and making a wish. Sweet potatoes, cranberry sauce and cornbread often accompany the meal. Desserts, primarily apple, pumpkin, pecan and sweet potato pies, follow decadent dinners. Families abstaining from meat and vegetarians substitute traditional meats with items, such as tofu, salads and other fruits and vegetables. While families dine privately, Thanksgiving contains public ceremonies and traditions, too. After finishing the meal, family and friends can gather around to enjoy Thanksgiving movies, especially Thanksgiving Blu-ray movies. If you are interested in Thanksgiving comedy movies, click here to catch a glimpse.

Part 2: Convert Thanksgiving Blu-ray movies for Sharing

After watching an interesting and amusing Thanksgiving Blu-ray movie, you might want to share it with your friend far away. Let’s say, your friend is far away in Singapore, and if you directly ship the Thanksgiving Blu-ray movie disc to your friend, your friend will fail to play the disc blocked by region code. Furthermore, it costs a huge of money to ship the disc from your place to your friend’s place. Therefore converting Blu-ray disc to digital file seems to be an ideal solution if you want to share Thanksgiving Blu-ray movies with your friend abroad.

Why is MKV the best format?

There are many digital video formats that you can choose, such as MP4, MKV, MOV, M4V, AVI, FLV, RMVB, etc. However, it is recommended that you choose MKV video files in the first place. Why MKV? It has no region limitation and allows users to add subtitles at will. Considering your friend is in Singapore, it would be the best choice for him. If you would like to convert Blu-ray discs to MKV video files, Leawo Blu-ray to MKV Converter – a Thanksgiving Blu-ray Ripper is specially designed for you.

Why do we recommend Leawo Blu-ray to MKV Converter?

Developed by Leawo Software and built into Leawo Blu-ray Ripper, Leawo Blu-ray to MKV Converter is a professional Blu-ray/DVD converting application to output MKV video files. Its easy operation and stable running win an excellent reputation among users. Compared to other Blu-ray/DVD rippers, it can maintain the original video quality of the Blu-ray discs while converting. Besides, it allows users to preview the video files before conversion and even edit the video files. It even enables you to convert Blu-ray to multi-track MKV files without losing any element from source Blu-ray discs.

Please click icon below to download and install Leawo Blu-ray to MKV Converter (for Mac).

How to convert Thanksgiving Blu-ray disc to MKV video files?

Step 1. Import Source Thanksgiving Blu-ray Disc
Launch this Blu-ray to MKV converter (Note: Leawo Blu-ray Ripper has been a module part of Leawo Prof. Media), and then click the “Convert” module on the menu bar. After then, you need to click the “Add Blu-ray/DVD” button to browse and load source Blu-ray movies from either disc drive or computer hard drive.


Leawo Blu-ray Ripper provides 3 different content loading modes: Full Movie, Main Movie and Custom Mode. Choose one according to your own requirements. After loading source Thanksgiving Blu-ray movies, you could then freely choose subtitles and audio tracks, play back loaded Blu-ray movies, edit Blu-ray movies, and even apply 3D movie effect, etc.

Step 2: Set output format

Next you need to set output format for converting Thanksgiving Blu-ray movies. Click the box next to the “Add Photo” button and then on the drop-down panel choose “Change” option. You could then freely choose desired output format from the “Format > Common Video” group. As mentioned above, Leawo Blu-ray Ripper could convert Blu-ray movies to multi-track MKV files, therefore you could go to the “Format > Lossless Video” group to select “Multi-track MKV” as output format.


No matter which profile you have chosen for output format, you could adjust the output video and audio parameters like video codec, bit rate, aspect ratio, frame rate, audio codec, etc. You could click the “Edit” option on the clickable drop-down panel next to the “Add Photo” button on the main interface.


Step 3: Set Output Directory
After setting output format, you then go back to the main interface and click the big green “Convert” button. On the pop-up sidebar, set an output directory to save output file in the “Save to” box.


Step 4: Start to Convert Thanksgiving Blu-ray Disc to MKV
At the bottom of the sidebar, click “Convert” button to start to convert and rip Thanksgiving Blu-ray disc to MKV files. You can see the converting progress and time needed on the converting panel. Also, after-done settings could be set here for attention-free operation.


If your friend’s media player doesn’t support MKV video file, then converting Thanksgiving Blu-ray movie to MP4 is recommended as MP4 is the most widely accepted video file format.

Part 3: Share Thanksgiving Blu-ray Movies with Your Friend Abroad

After you convert and rip Thanksgiving Blu-ray movies to MKV or MP4, you can share Thanksgiving Blu-ray with your friend abroad in several different ways as follows.

Solution 1: By Email

You can attach the converted Thanksgiving Blu-ray movies in an email, and send the email to your friend directly. When your friend receive the email, download the attachment and then start to play back the movies.

Solution 2: Upload to YouTube or Blog for Sharing

You can upload the converted Thanksgiving Blu-ray movies onto YouTube or Blog, and send the URL address to your friend. Solution 3: Store to Cloud Account
You can store the converted Thanksgiving Blu-ray movies in the cloud, and share the cloud account with your friend.

Part 4: 5 Best Thanksgiving Movies in Blu-ray

Here we would like to recommend you some recent movies released on Blu-ray for the Thanksgiving holiday. You could now get these Thanksgiving Blu-ray movie discs from Amazon or other online/local stores.

Avengers: Endgame

After the devastating events of Avengers: Infinity War (2018), the universe is in ruins. With the help of remaining allies, the Avengers assemble once more in order to reverse Thanos' actions and restore balance to the universe. The DVD and Blu-ray versions of Avengers: Endgame has been available since this August. You could get this Marvel Studios big blaster to enrich your Thanksgiving movie collection.

The Art of Self-Defense

Black comedies with an additive of social commentary are a special breed. When a film can elicit laughter with a recognition of the societal mores in need of change in equal measure therein lies a recipe for success. But it all depends on the final execution. “The Art of Self-Defense” is just such a movie. Taking direct aim at toxic masculinity, this is a very earnest and specific bit of cinema, yet one that absolutely quashes expectations. Not only does the film have a lot to say, but it also parses its analysis in an incredibly unique manner. Blisteringly funny and pitch black in its critique, this is one of the best works of 2019 so far, bar none. From start to finish, it’s entirely riveting.

Planes, Trains And Automobiles

After a run of era-defining high school movies, iconic ’80s director John Hughes graduated to adult-focused stories with the quintessential Thanksgiving comedy. Steve Martin plays an uptight advertising exec battling the elements to get back home to his family in Chicago for Thanksgiving, while the late John Candy is the slobby, relentlessly chatty salesman who tags along. The title neatly sums up the trials and tribulations of their epic journey, but the film’s mostly about the verbal sparring between one of the comedy cinema’s great double acts.

Home for the Holidays

A bedraggled and depressed Holly Hunter makes the long trek home for Thanksgiving in the seasonal comedy Home for the Holidays. It’s funny, it’s sad, it’s dysfunctional. Coming home to the holidays isn’t always fun, but Hunter makes it look like a living nightmare with help from a great cast that includes Robert Downey Jr., Claire Danes and Anne Bancroft.

You've Got Mail

A relic from a time when email was new and exciting and contactless payments were just a dream... As legendary rom-com writer/director Nora Ephron reunites her Sleepless In Seattle stars Tom Hanks and Meg Ryan for a spot of electronic romance, a pivotal moment in the couple’s relationship takes place in a supermarket on Thanksgiving. She’s the bookseller holding up an increasingly irate cash-only line because she’s only got a dollar; he’s the rival bookseller who saves the day by sweet-talking the cashier; the rest of us think about all the better ways they could be spending their Thanksgivings…



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