In this article, we show the simple method to let you ripping Blu-ray with Handbrake as well as the alternative to Handbrake for ripping Blu-ray so that you can do the Blu-ray ripping work easier.
It’s widely known that Handbrake is a free and open source program, which can rip DVD, Blu-ray from real disc, file folder and ISO Image to MP4, M4V and MKV format for iPad, Apple TV, iPhone, etc. with customized settings.
HandBrake also makes it clear in its supported sources list- “Any DVD or Bluray-like source: VIDEO_TS folder, DVD image, real DVD or Bluray (unencrypted removal of copy protection is not supported), and some .VOB, .TS and M2TS files.”
That mean HandBrake converts neither encrypted physical Blu-ray Disc nor decrypted commercial Blu-ray movies in BDMV file structure.
But how to convert/rip Blu-ray with HandBrake? If you want to preserve the Blu-ray image and sound quality, you need to make some settings for Handbrake Blu-ray ripping. Read on to find how to rip Blu-ray with Handbrake.
How to rip Blu-ray with HandBrake step by step
Step 1. Download and install Handbrake 0.9.5 or above version and launch it.
Step 2. Under presets, select High Profile and then click Source > Video Files to add your Blu-ray files. You can add either M2TS or MKV Blu-ray files. In the BDMV folder, choose the STREAM folder and select the M2TS file.
Step 3. For the Container, you can choose to rip Blu-ray to MKV or MP4 according to your needs. And then you can set the output path by clicking Browse and find a folder to save the output files.
Tip: Under Picture tab, you can set the video size according to your needs.
Step 4. Finally, Click Start on the top to start ripping Blu-ray to MP4 or MKV video. You will get your converted Blu-ray rips latter.
While, it’s a plain truth that Handbrake can’t rip commercial copy-protected Blu-ray Discs. The only way to rip, convert and backup Blu-ray movies as you like is to find a Handbrake Alternative.
If you are looking to make digital backups of your favorite Blu-ray movies, you can find few better tools than MakeMKV, a freeware video transcoder that is quick and easy to use.
Out of antipiracy purpose, Blu-ray publishers put complicated copy protections on disc with the aim to prevent the content from being copied for commercial use. In case the protected discs, common Blu-ray ripper software will crash while converting Blu-ray to MKV format. But by taking advantages of MakeMKV, you can smoothly rip Blu-ray to MKV format as it supports decrypting almost all Blu-ray with CSS encryption, RCE scheme, Sony ARccOS protection or Disney X-Project DRM.
Please feel free to follow the guide: How to Rip a Blu-ray Disc with MakeMKV.
Note: MakeMKV output MKV files ONLY! If you wanna convert the MKV rip to more common format MP4, the Handbrake should be the best choice. You can also choose Brorsoft Video Converter as alternative cause it can rip all the format (including MKV) to any format such as MP4, FLV, WMV, MOV, etc.
Like I said before, there are a lot of different methods for ripping and encoding Blu-Rays, several different encoding programs, and more than a few ripping solutions.
Brorsoft Blu-ray Ripper can be used as a wonderful Blu-ray ripper. This all-in-one Blu-ray ripper software can help you decrypt Blu-rays of any copy protection from Disney, Sony, Warner, Paramount and more.
It can not only backup and rip Blu-ray to MKV losslessly, but also output any other popular video formats like MP4, AVI, MOV, WMV, FLV, M4V, etc. Meanwhile, it provides hundreds of preset outputs in order to convert and play Blu-ray movies on Apple devices, Android devices, game consoles, media players, DLNA and NAS.
With Brorsoft Blu-ray Ripper, you can even Copy and Backup Blu-ray Movies on macOS Sierra.
Import Blu-ray footage to Sony Vegas Pro, FCP, iMovie, etc for further editing.
If you wanna a powerful all-in-one tool to convert videos, Blu-ray movies and DVDs to your computer or portable devices at the same saving time and effort, the all-in-one iMedia Converter for Mac is the alternative for you.
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