Backup the Blu-ray discs onto computer is really a good method to store Blu-ray movies. In order to backing up Blu-rays, we need the help of Blu-ray ripping software. Still have no idea about which one is suitable for you? This article will give you full reviews of top 3 Blu-ray Ripper in 2016.
To protect the expensive Blu-ray Discs from scratching, more and more people are tending to make a backup of their Blu-ray collections. As an experienced user of various Blu-ray ripper tools, the author of this post is pleased to help beginners find their best fit. The following passages take a brief review of three top Blu-ray rippers in 2016: ByteCopy, MakeMKV, and DVDfab.
Pavtube ByteCopy Review
Pavtube ByteCopy is your best tool to rip and convert Blu-ray movies and DVDs to MKV container format with multiple audio tracks and subtitle sincluded. It preserves chapter markers in the converted MKV file. All that and more make it possible for you to easily select your needed tracks, subtitles, as well as chapters when watching Blu-ray and DVD movies with your media players.
And other than that, you can backup and convert latest Blu-ray and DVD movies to any other formats like MP4/MOV with multi-track audios, M4V, AVI, WMV, MPG, M2TS, etc for playback on iOS/Android/Windows Tablets/Phones, HD Media Players (WDTV), editing software (Avid Media Composer, Adobe Premiere, etc.), and more.
Trial and Download
- ByteCopy for Windows
Requires Windows 2003/XP/Vista/Windows 7/Windows 8/Windows 8.1.
- ByteCopy for Mac OS X
Requires Mac OS X 10.9 Mavericks, 10.8 Mountain Lion, 10.7 Lion, Snow Leopard10.6, Leopard 10.5.
Pavtube ByteCopy rips Blu-ray in 2 ways, lossless copy and lossy conversion. In trial version lossless backup runs 7 times only; for loss conversion, a watermark is put on the screen. A full version is offered at $42 USD. The purchase includes a lifetime license and unlimited upgrades.
Note: Currently you can't edit videos by merging, splitting, trimming, cropping, adding .srt, .ass subtitle files, etc if choosing multi-track output formats.
Highlight features of ByteCopy:
* Automatically detect Blu-ray/DVD main movie
* Full disc copy Blu-ray/DVD by chapters without quality loss
* Rip/convert/backup BD/DVD to any other format for playback on any iOS/Android/Windows tablets and phones
* Backup BD/DVD to MKV format with multi audio/subtitle tracks and chapter markers without any quality loss.
* Convert BD/DVD to MP4/MOV with multi audio (language) tracks
* Add SRT, ASS, and SSA subtitles to BD/DVD movie
* Edit BD/DVD movies: trim off commercials, crop off black bars, merge several chapters into one, split one movie into several pieces, and more
* Support TrueHD 6.1 and TrueHD 7.1 decoding
* Support latest BD and DVD (BD/DVD/Ultimate/iMedia)
- Move Disney DVDs to kid's tablet with multi-track for more enjoyment
- How to Rip and Convert DVD to multi-track MP4 on Windows/Mac
- Ripping DVD to Multi-track MKV on Windows 8.1 Blue PC
- Transcode DVD to multi-track MP4 for iOS devices on Mac
- Convert Blu-ray to Multi-track MKV/MP4/MOV on Mac Mavericks & Mountain Lion
MakeMKV is a nice choice for those who feel like to make lossless copy of their Blu-ray and DVD collections. The software does one thing- converting the video clips from encrypted disc into a set of MKV files, preserving most information but not changing it in any way- and does it well. It is very easy to remove unwanted audio or subtitle tracks and pretty fast to back up a Blu-ray. The copying of Blu-ray Avatar took only 86 minutes. All video streams, audio tracks and subtitles are included in resulting MKV file.
Import source: Blu-ray Disc/folder/ISO, DVD
Export file format: .mkv (with original codecs)
To add- MKV (also known as Matroska) is a container file format, in which there can be many audio, video and subtitles streams, allowing the user to store a complete movie in a single file. Practically this means that it is possible to put entire movie with multiple sound and subtitle tracks, chapters and movie thumbnail into single file.
Trial and Download
- MakeMKV 1.6.8 for Windows
Requires Windows XP, Vista or Win7, x86 or x64.
- MakeMKV 1.6.8 for Mac OS X
Requires x86 Mac OS X 10.5 or later.
- MakeMKV 1.6.8 for Linux
Read Review: Mac MakeMKV Alternative
DVDfab Blu-ray Ripper Review
DVDfab used to stand for an excellent free DVD ripper. Now we know they can do more (and ask for more too). DVDfab Blu-ray Ripper decrypts and rips Blu-ray title to various video files playable on next generation consoles like PS3 and Xbox 360, HD player like WD TV Live, or mobile devices like iPod, iPhone, iPad, etc. Unlike MakeMKV, it exports a lot of video codecs and formats:
Video: MPEG-4, H.264, MP4, MKV, AVI, WMV, M2TS, TS etc.
Audio: MP3, MP4, M4A, WMA, WAV, AAC, AC3, DTS, etc.
So you see the differences here. With MakeMKV you get lossless Blu-ray backup but only in MKV format; while with DVDfab you lose original Blu-ray quality but get much smaller movie clips in desired format. A preferred feature of DVDfab is their “Lighting speed”, i.e., multi-core CPUs and NVIDIA CUDA support. By taking advantage of CUDA accelerating, the conversion time is greatly shorted.
Trial and Download
Requires Windows XP, Vista or Win7, (x32/x64). Not a Mac version is provided.
Get Best DVDFab Alternative in Mac OS X Yosemite
Compare: MakeMKV vs. DVDfab vs. ByteCopy
MakeMKV and ByteCopy are good for lossless Blu-ray and DVD backup, while DVDfab focuses on Blu-ray trans-coding to portable devices like PS3, Xbox, etc.
Q: Which Blu-ray ripper keeps Blu-ray movie structure (including chapters)?
A: MakeMKV and ByteCopy
Q: Which Blu-ray ripper keeps multiple audio tracks and subtitles?
A: MakeMKV and ByteCopy
Q: What about the ripping speed of the three Blu-ray Rippers?
A: MakeMKV = ByteCopy (lossless copy) > DVDfab
Q: Which en-decodes Blu-ray with NVIDIA’s CUDA support (GPU computing)?
A: ByteCopy and DVDfab (Tip: CUDA works only when exporting H.264 encoded videos)
Q: Which does better on Blu-ray hacking/cracking?
Not a Blu-ray ripper is able to crack all the Blu-ray Discs as decryption always falls behind encryption. So it’s a question of upgrade and tech support. All the three updates their software along with the come up of new BD+ keys. MakeMKV and ByteCopy charge free for updates while DVDfab asks you pay extra money for the updates.
Learn more Money-saving Tips:
- ByteCopy($42) + Video Converter Ultimate($65) = Only $79.9, Save $27.1
- ByteCopy($42) + DVD Creater($35) = Only $44.9, Save $32.1
- ByteCopy($42) + Vidpie($29) = Only $54.9, Save $16.1
- ByteCopy($42) + MXF MultiMixer($45) = Only $69.9, Save $16.1
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