Thursday, March 27, 2014

How to get my DVD collections into Plex for streaming easily?

This guide explains how you can convert DVD movies from your existing collection, so that you can watch them smoothly through Plex Media Server.

This guide explains how you can convert DVD movies from your existing collection, so that you can watch them smoothly through Plex Media Server.

Plex bridges the gap between your Mac and your home theater, doing so with a visually appealing user interface that provides instant access to your media. Plex can play a wide range of video, audio and photo formats as well as online streaming audio and video. The real power of Plex is found in its library features: Organize your media into versatile libraries, automatically retrieve metadata from the Internet, and display your libraries using one of the visually stunning skins.

Plex is without a doubt one of our favorite Mac media center apps. I like it very much and ofter using it for streaming movie to my Apple TV. But now I have a question, I'm just wondering what the easiest, quickest way would be to get a DVD ripped and put into my plex for sharing? I am running a MAC and PC, Which file extension am I aiming for? 

While looking for a easy-operated software to help me finish the conversion and finnaly get my answer. Working as a Swiss army knife in DVD ripping field, Pavtube DVDAid  can perfectly remove the copy protection from your DVD and convert to just about any video format.

It offers a wealth of tweaking options to get the best possible file as a result, and even has pre-configured profiles built in that make things easier for you to rip DVDs in the right format for Plex and stream to various of portable media devices like Apple TV, iPad, Samsung, etc. If you're on a Mac, please refer to DVDAid for Mac to handle the task.

Now, I will show you how to get DVD into MKV/MP4 format for streaming via Plex Media Server. It is the fast and easy way even for a first time DVD ripping  with basic knowledge of computer.

Step 1: Load DVD movies.

Insert your DVD; launch this DVD to Plex converter. Then head to "Load File" icon to import the DVD file. This program will start scanning titles in DVD.

After the files imported, you'll see the interface looks something like screenshot below. All of the major functions are shown in front of you, including the options to check DVD property, choose output format, edit the files, and preview the movie and several other options.

Step 2: Choose Plex Media Server supported format.

Click the "Format" bar and Choose "MKV HD Video (*.mkv)" or "H.264 HD Video(*.mp4)" under "HD Video" profile.

Then, you might tweak the output parameter settings to get better video/audio quality before the DVD to Plex process. For the most part you can leave this alone; the default optimized settings should be fine as is. 

Step 3: Start DVD to MKV/MP4 HD conversion.

Now you can go ahead and rip that DVD for putting on Plex. Simply hit the "Convert" button at the lower right corner of the window to begin ripping DVD movie for getting onto Plex. This will take a while, depends on the encoding settings, hardware of your PC/Mac computer and the length of the DVD file.

After the conversion completed successfully, drop the file into Plex, then sync your Apple TV, iPad, Samsung, etc for watching and sharing.

In Addition: If you want to playing AVI, MKV, MP4, different video formats on different devices, you can try Pavtube Video Converter Ultimate. It is a professional video conveter supported by on Windows 10, Windows 8, Windows 7, etc. And to reward the customers, if you buy both ByteCopy and Ultimate, you can get a discount:

ByteCopy($42) + Video Converter Ultimate($65) = Only $79.9, Save $27.1 

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Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Rip Copy Protected DVD to Hard Drive as AVI, MP4, FLV, WMV, MOV, etc.

Description: This article mainly introduces the best DVD Ripper to help you make it easy to rip copy Protected DVD to Hard Drive as AVI, MP4, FLV, WMV, MOV, etc. 

If you have a large collection of DVD movies, you may choose to copy your DVD to hard drive first to prevent these valued DVDs from any loss or damages. Handbrake is a pretty popular program for unprotected DVD to H.264 conversion. However, most of DVDs are copyrighted, and which makes optical DVD disc is hard to preserve, collect and play flexibly. How about commercial copy protected DVDs?

To make digital copies of DVD content, you need to find a powerful DVD Ripper to help you. No worry, Pavtube DVDAID is right for you which we have been using over a year. It's very easy to use, rips every of my discs, works reliably and updates frequently. The mac version is DVDAID for Mac.

(See also: Top DVD Ripper Review

How to Copy Protected DVD to Hard Drive as AVI, MP4, FLV, WMV, MOV, etc.?

Step 1. Run Pavtube DVDAID, and load DVD movie to it.

Note to keep internet connected during this period.

Step 2. Select output format.

Click "Format", you can find many video formats in the dropdown list, you can choose the one you need like "H.264 Video(*.mp4)" or "DivX AVI - Audio Video Interleaved(DivX)(*.avi)" or "WMV3 (WMV9)(*.wmv)" from  "Common Video" option.


Step 3. Change target video/audio specs (Optional)

If you are not satisfied with the default video/audio specs, click "Settings" to adjust video seize(pixel), frame rate, bitrate (the higher bitrate, the larger file size and better video quality),  or audio settings.

Step 4. Start Conversion.

Click the big "Convert" to start converting DVD to Hard Drive as AVI, MP4, FLV, WMV, MOV, etc.. After conversion, you can click "Open" to find the converted files.

Now you can successfully rip and backup Copy Protected DVD to hard drive Up to the format you wish.

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Sunday, March 23, 2014

Rip/Copy DVD before You Know DVD Copyright Laws in Your Countries

Before ripping/copying your DVD movies onto your device or PC for watching, you should know DVD copyright laws in your countries. You must make sure what you have done is legal compliance.
With so many new movies release DVD version recently, like Frozen, Saving Mr. Banks, The Great Beauty, The Wolf of Wall Street, and more. DVD is a digital optical disc storage format, however commercial DVDs are usually CSS protected.

I own some of these DVD movies and would like to move them to my iPhone 5C, iPad 3, Apple TV 3 as well as Android and Window 8 tablets/smartphones, so is It Legal to Rip a DVD That I Own? Am I going to get sued if I rip all my DVD discs for playback on my computer?  

Most of the articles I'm reading aren't very clear on this topic, so you must want to know if there's an actual, definitive answer.

What is DVD Copyright Laws?

DVD copy protection is a blanket term for various methods of copy protection for DVDs. Such methods include DRM, CD-checks, Dummy Files, illegal tables of contents, over-sizing or over-burning the DVD, physical errors and bad sectors. Many protection schemes rely on breaking compliance with DVD standards, leading to playback problems on some devices.

DVD Copyright Laws in Different Countries

It is necessary to rip/copy DVD before you know the DVD Copyright Laws in your countries. Let's break this down into different parts, now get to learn if it is legal to rip/copy/decrypt our own DVDs. From Wikipedia

Is it legal to rip/copy/decrypt DVDs in United Kingdom?

In the United Kingdom, it has only been legal to make copies for personal use since 2012 and it is still illegal to break the DRM or TPM (Technical Protection Measures) that are used on optical media to protect the content from ripping. There is a popular misconception that the Digital Economy Act 2010 allows private copying, but no such exception yet exists.

Is it legal to rip/copy/decrypt DVDs in the United States?

In the United States, copyright law (Title 17 of the United States Code) generally says that making a copy of an original work, if conducted without the consent of the copyright owner, is infringement. The law makes no explicit grant or denial of a right to make a "personal use" copy of another's copyrighted content on one's own digital media and devices. For example, space shifting, by making a copy of a personally-owned audio CD for transfer to an MP3 player for that person's personal use, is not explicitly allowed or forbidden.

Is it legal to rip/copy/decrypt DVDs in Germany?

Germany is a country with very restrict with copyrighted content. According to German law, it dictates that it is illegal to circumvent mechanisms that prevent copying, but it allows the manufacture of copies of copyrighted digital material for personal, non-commercial use.

Is it legal to rip/copy/decrypt DVDs in Australia or New Zealand?

In Australia and New Zealand, a copy of any legally purchased music may be made by its owner, as long as it is not distributed to others and its use remains personal. In Australia this was extended in 2006[9] to also include photographs and films.

Is it legal to rip/copy/decrypt DVDs in Norway?

It's not a crime in Norway to make copy of DVD's as long as it's one's own DVD.

Is it legal to rip/copy/decrypt DVDs in Japan?

DVD copy
has been outlawed with corresponding amendments on copyright laws being coming out in Japan since October 1, 2012.

Is it legal to rip/copy/decrypt DVDs in China?

In China, the issue of digital piracy is not merely legal, but social. In most cases, the breach of digital copyright laws might not inquire into the cause.

Is it legal to rip/copy/decrypt DVDs in Spain?

In Spain, anyone is allowed to make a private copy of a copyrighted material for oneself, providing that the copier has accessed the original material legally. A directive of the European Union allows its member nations to instate in their legal framework this private copy exception to the authors and editors rights. If a member State chooses to do so, it must also introduce a compensation for the copyright holders.

How to Treat CD/DVD Copyright Laws

Copyright infringement is defined to be associated with piracy and theft, but most people copy DVD only for reasonable uses, for instance, instead of waiting months after the debut of a movie to release it on DVD or video-on-demand. But a consumer has the right to archive or back up purchased digital entertainment media- a process generally called space shifting or format shifting in some countries.


If you are clear with the DVD copyright laws in your countries, please feel free to digitize your DVD collections with best and fastest tools to bypass the DVD copy protections for fair use.

1. Pavtube DVDAID is the professional DVD ripping software to help you. It also has the Mac version: Pavtube DVDAID for Mac.

2. If you need the keep the multiple audio and tracks and subtitles, Pavtube ByteCopy is an easy-to-use tool which has helped thousands of customers to backup files from Blu-ray discs and standard DVDs to MKV container format with lossless quality,preserving all audio tracks, subtitles tracks, chapter information (chapter markers) and original videos. Mac version: ByteCopy for Mac.

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Saturday, March 22, 2014

Pavtube ByteCopy for Mac v1.0 Giveaway [Save 42$]

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Key features for Pavtube ByteCopy (Windows/Mac) are as below:

  • Backup BD/DVD to MKV without quality loss (keep 1080p quality at 16:9 aspect ratio). 
  • Convert/rip/shrink/copy latest Blu-ray/DVD movies for Android/iOS/Windows device, editing program, HD player, game console, etc. 
  • Allow full preservation of all audio tracks, subtitles and chapter markers. 
  • Remove unwanted subs streams and audio tracks 
  • Preserve soundtracks and subs in multiple languages, e.g. English, Spanish, French, Deutsch… 
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Blu-ray Ripper is capable of 1:1 copying BD/DVD Disc content to local computer or external hard drive in original file structure with all subtitle tracks and audio streams preserved. Pavtube Blu-ray Ripper also supports backing up only movie content without extras to save time and storage space. At the same time, it rips/converts 3D Blu-ray discs, 2D Blu-ray discs, and standard DVDs to your desired HD and SD media formats.

Pavtube DVD Ripper provides movie lovers, children and people in any group with the easiest and fastest way to backup and rip DVD movies. It rips and converts DVD movies to MP4/AVI/MKV/WMV and many other video and audio formats with high quality. It lets you enjoy DVD movies on any portable device like iPhone 5, Galaxy S4, Lumia 920, PS4, Xperia Z, Surface, etc.
Pavtube Video Converter Ultimate provides 1:1 backup Blu-ray/DVD movies from disc to PC hard drive for disc burning and ISO image creating. It converts Blu-ray, DVD and video to MP4/AVI/MKV/WMV any popular video and audio formats. Besides, it allows for video editing tools including trimming, cropping, splitting, attaching srt/ass/ssa subtitles and special effects to add more fun when watching movies and videos.

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Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Top New Bollywood Movie DVD Rip Backup Software

If you are a movie freak and like to spend your evenings watching Bollywood movies, it is necessary to backup your valuable new Bollywood DVD movies on your PC/Mac for future watching.

Bollywood movies have always been a great source of entertainment. Get ready to entertain yourself by enjoying all kinds of Bollywood movies in your life like love, crime, drama, suspense and comedy? If you are interested, you can collect New Bollywood DVD movies and backup them on PC/Mac for watching freely rather than going to cinema.

Top Classic Bollywood Movie in DVD
  • Kashmakash - Indian Hindi Movie DVD
Director: Rituparno Ghosh
Writers : Rabindranath Tagore (story)
Stars: Jishu Sengupta, Riya Sen and Raima Sen
Sub Titles in: English


Rameshchandra Chaudhry, a lawyer by profession, is in love with Hemnalini, and is displeased when he finds that his father wants him to marry Sushilla, the daughter of a widow. He initially refuses despite of his father disowning him, but changes his mind when the bride's mother pleads with him, and gets married without even seeing, leave alone getting to know his bride. After the marriage, they board a boat which overturns after a storm, and they end up being the only survivors. Unable to get Hemnalini out of his mind, he refuses to be intimate with his bride. On talking with her gradually over the next few months, it slowly sinks in that she is not Sushilla but Kamla - the bride of another male! The question remains: what can he do under these circumstances, and what impact will this have on Kamla - who has traditionally accepted him as her husband.
  • 1947 EARTH DVD - by Deepa Mehta
Written by: Deepa Mehta (Screenplay), based on Bapsi Sidhwa novel "Cracking India"
Actors: Aamir Khan, Rahul Khanna, Nandita Das, Gulshan Grover, Maia Sethna, Kulbhushan Karabanda , Pawan Malhotra, Kitu Gidwani, Arif Zakaria, Eric Peterson
Region Code: 0 - All (Plays in USA and Worldwide)
English Subtitles
Director: Deepa Mehta
Music Director: A.R. Rahman
Lyrics: Javed Akhtar


1947 Earth, directed by Deepa Mehta, the story of the partition of India in 1947 from the vantage point of a young Parsi girl, was the Indian nominee for the 2000 72nd Academy Award for Best Foreign film.

A tragedy set against the ethnic violence of India's independence in 1947. This is second film in Deepa Mehta's India trilogy and is considered even more incendiary than her controversial Fire. Muslims, Hindus, Sikhs, and Parsees alike buzz like are intereted in Shanta (Nandita Das), the nanny of sheltered little Parsee girl Lenny. Independence brings the partition of the India and ethnic groups set against each other. Seen through the eyes of the young girl Lenny , Earth is more tragic. Storyadaptation of Bapsi Sidhwa's autobiographical novel Cracking India.
  • Arth - 1982 DVD
Actors: Kulbhushan Kharbanda, Raj Kiran, Sayeed Jaffry, Smita Patil, Shabana Azmi
Director: Mahesh Bhatt
Producer: Kuljit Pal
Music Director: Jagjit Singh

One of the best films from the filmmaker Mahesh Bhat. It is believed that this movie was based on his relationship with late actress Parveeen Babi.
  •  Like Stars On Earth ( Taare Zameen Par) - 3 Disc Set

Director/ Producer: Aamir Khan
Music Director: Shankar - Ehsaan - Loy
Manufacturer: Walt Disney
Actor/ Actress: Aamir Khan, Tisca Chopra, Darsheel Safary, M. K. Raina


Eight Year Old Ishaan's world is filled with wonders that no one else seems to appreciate. Adults are more intrested in things like homework and marks. And Ishaan just can't seem to get anything right in class. Wehen he gets into more trouble than his parents an handle, he is packed off to boarding school to be disciplined. New art teacher, Nikumbh, soon realizes that something is wrong and sets out to discover why. With time, patience and care, he ultimately hepls Ishaan find himself.
  • WARA(1951) - DVD Awaara starring Raj Kapoor
Director: Raj Kapoor
Writers: Khwaja Ahmad Abbas
Stars: Prithviraj Kapoor, Nargis, Raj Kapoor
English Subtitles

Synopsis :

Raju lives as a derelict as a result of being estranged from his bitter father, a district judge, who threw Raju's mother out of the house years ago. Raju shacks up with a Dacoit (pickpocket bandit) as his surrogate father only to realize that the man is actually responsible for the original misunderstanding between his parents. Raju kills him, and then tries killing his father, but fails, is arrested, and is taken to court right before his very own father, who presides there as the Judge. Raju has his childhood girlfriend as his legal representative, and the onus is now on his father, who must pass judgment without showing any personal sentiment.

List of Best Upcoming Bollywood Movies in 2014



Sometimes you may borrow Bollywood DVD Movie from friends if they have what you like, but finally you have to return it. Why not simply backup them to hard drive so that you can watch them whenever you want to and share them to more friends? Good movie will make you happy and enjoyable when watching them again and again, rather that boring.

Then what you need is a powerful tool for ripping/copying your new Bollywood DVD movies.

Which is the best DVD Backup Software?

Top 1: Pavtube DVDAID:

Pavtube DVDAID has helped thousands of customers to backup or rip them DVD disc, folder, IFO and ISO image files. Since their business launch, their software has been designed and built to be both comprehensive and simplified in nature. It integrates DVD backup and DVD transcoding features to help users simply choose the best video presets according to their own terminal requirements in one go.

Top 2: Pavtube BDMagic:

Pavtube BDMagic
is a professional program in making digital copy of Blu-ray/DVD. It can rip the latest 3D/2D Blu-ray and DVD and convert to various video formats for some popular smartphones and tablets as well as editing software. Simple interface and CUDA acceleration will bring you an easy but effective conversion.
Top 3: Pavtube ByteCopy: 

Pavtube ByteCopy can not only rip Blu-ray/DVD to any video format you like for your tablet or smartphone with best video quality, but also convert them to MKV container format with multiple audio tracks and subtitles included which makes 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.

Top 4: Pavtube Video Converter Ultimate:

Pavtube Video Converter Ultimate is a powerful ripping program which integrates video converting, (protected) Blu-ray/DVD breaking and backuping features. It integrates many presets for every model of Windows/Android/iOS devices which means you can convert a variety of videos formats to be compatible with your portable devices. Also support adding SRT, ASS, SSA subtitles to movie.

Saturday, March 15, 2014

How to Enjoy 2D Blu-ray movies on 3D Device to get comfortable 3D entertainment

This article walks you through the whole process of ripping 2D Blu-ray movies to 3D MKV/AVI/MP4 video with best 3D video quality on 3D device. 

3D entertainment brings the excitement of the 3D cinema experience to the home. The 3D effect gives images more depth and realism meaning you can immerse yourself in sport, movies and PlayStation games like never before.

Maybe you are are a 3D movie fan and want to get your 2D Blu-ray movies free from physical disks or prepare for future usage like watching on 3D player with 3D effect, how to get it done? This article will give you the best way for enjoying 2D Blu-ray movies on 3D Device.

At first, trip 2D Blu-ray to 3D video for watchingPavtube BDMagic is the best 2D Blu-ray to 3D ripper to assist you with ripping Blu-ray to side-by-side, top-bottom, anaglyph 3D MKV/AVI/MP4 format for enjoying. Mac users could use BDMagic for Mac which is specially designed for Mac users to create 3D video out of 2D Blu-ray movies. Free download the right version and follow the steps below:

Full Guide: How to rip 2D Blu-ray movie to 3D video for playback on your 3D devices?

Step 1: Load 2D Blu-ray Disc.

Open Pavtube 2D Blu-ray Converter and load your source Blu-ray movie.

Step 2: Choose suitable profile.

From the “Format” drop-down list, find "3D Video" column, and choose the format you want as the output format. You can select side-by-side or top-bottom or anaglyph 3D for outputting.

Step 3: Adjust profile presets (Optional)

If you like, click "settings", and you are free to change your target video size, bitrate, frame rate and 3D depth. If you want to get best video quality, pls switch them to "original".

Step 4: Start ripping 2D Blu-ray to 3D video.

Double check above steps and you could click the “Convert” button on program interface to start ripping 2D Blu-ray to 3D MKV/AVI/MP4 video. After it finished, open output file destination, locate the created 3D video and you could watch it on your 3D player.

Tips for 3D home entertainment set up (What do I need to enjoy 3D TV, movies or games at home? )

The basic set up you will need is: 
  • a 3D TV (or a 3D Capable TV with added 3D transmitter accessory) 
  • 3D glasses compatible with your 3D TV 
With just this set up you’ll be able to watch 3D TV channels as they become available, view 3D photos and convert normal 2D TV pictures into 3D. 

If you want to enjoy movies or games especially created for showing in 3D, you’ll also need a: 

  • 3D Blu-ray Disc player or PlayStation 3 (if your device is 3D Ready it will be updated to full 3D capabilities via a firmware update) 
  • High speed HDMI cable to connect your 3D devices   

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Saturday, March 8, 2014

Latest News! Pavtube DVD Ripper 4.5.0 and Pavtube DVD Ripper for Mac 3.7.0 is available now

Pavtube Studio has updated DVD Ripper   to 4.5.0 and  DVD Ripper for Mac  to 3.7.0.  

Windows version

What’s new:     Download here 

1. Support latest DVD
2. Windows install package with digital signature
3. Fixed some known bugs

Mac version:

Version: 3.7.0

Supported OS:    Download here / From

Mac OS X 10.9 Mavericks, 10.8 Mountain Lion, 10.7 Lion, Snow Leopard 10.6, Leopard 10.5

What’s new:

1. Support latest DVD
2. Update Mac pkg and dmg install packages simultaneously
3. Fixed some known bugs

Thursday, March 6, 2014

Good News! Pavtube ByteCopy 2.2.0 and Pavtube ByteCopy for Mac 2.3.0 is available now

Good news! As your best tool to rip and convert Blu-ray movies and DVDs to MKV container format with multiple audio tracks and subtitle sinclided, Pavrtube ByteCopy, both Windows and Mac version have updated to the new version!

Windows Version:

Version: 2.2.0

Supported OS: Windows 2003/XP/Vista/Windows 7/Windows 8/Windows 8.1

What's new:

* Support latest BD and DVD

* Windows install package with digital signature

* Fixed some know bugs

Mac Version:

Version: 2.3.0

Supported OS: Mac OS X 10.9 Mavericks, 10.8 Mountain Lion, 10.7 Lion, Snow Leopard 10.6

What's new:

* Support latest BD and DVD

* Update Mac pkg and dmg install package simultaneously

* Fixed some know bugs

Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Hardware requirements for playing Blu-ray on Windows Desktop

This article will help you clarify the best solution for playing Blu-ray movies on Windows 8.1/8/7 and hardware requirements if you want to get blu-ray movies playable on your Windows Desktop.

What kind of computers can play Blu Ray discs? What are the hardware requirements for playing bru ray discs on a computer? Can my computer play Blu-ray Discs?

Thes are frequently asked question when referring to Blu-ray playback on PC. Here I list the hard system requirements for playing Blu-ray on Windows PC, hoping to help those that want to play Blu-ray Disc from PC.

Hardware requirements for playing Blu-ray Disc on a Windows 8.1/8/7 PC:

Pentium 4 541 (3.2 GHz), Athlon 64 X2 3800+, AMD Fusion E-series & C-series or above

Graphics Processor:

Intel G45, ATI Radeon HD 2400, NVIDIA GeForce 7600GT or above

Windows XP, 2000, Vista, Windows 7

2 GB required for Vista and Windows 7; 1 GB required for Windows XP

Disc Player:
BD-ROM/BD-RE or Super Multi Blu combo disc drive

Note: The Blu-ray Disc here I mean is restricted to regular Blu-ray Disc. For playing 3D Blu-ray you’ll have to use a more advanced PC.

Aside from compatible hardware, Blu-ray player software is a necessity for anyone who wants to play Blu-ray discs on a desktop PC or HTPC. Among all the Blu-ray player software, PowerDVD 11 is ranking top. This is an ultimate universal media player offered by Cyberlink, which is granted an authentic license for Blu-ray playback by the BDA (Blu-ray Disc Association). The player also plays movies, videos, photos & music of various other formats.

Anyway, to protect Blu-ray Discs from scratches, you’re advised to rip Blu-ray to PC losslessly and play the digital backup.

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Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Tips and Tricks for Selecting a Blu-ray to MKV Ripper

This article will give you tips and tricks for Selecting a Blu-ray to MKV Ripper. If you don't have any idea about which Blu-ray Ripping or copying tool is best, refer to the info below.

1. How do people rip Blu-ray movies to MKV? Which software do they use?
Blu-ray rippers varies, most of them let users to rip Blu-ray to MKV. You Google “Blu-ray to MKV” and there will be so many apps that you find it difficult to decide which to use. Best ranking Blu-ray Rippers are Pavtube BDMagic, DVDfab Blu-ray Ripper, Xilisoft Blu-ray Ripper, Imtoo Blu-ray Ripper. Yet many experienced users regard MakeMKV the best tool for Blu-ray to MKV ripping.
2. Why is MakeMKV much favored by experienced users?
Firstly, it converts not only Blu-ray, but also DVD to MKV. And the functionality to open DVD discs is free. Secondly, it offers Beta version with 60 days’ trial. Lastly, MakeMKV maximizes the advantages of the Matroska (.mkv) format.
Why people choose Blu-ray to MKV rather than Blu-ray to AVI, MP4, WMV and other formats? Basically because MKV is the only format that lets one have a complete movie in a single file, including many audio, video and subtitles streams and Blu-ray chapters. MakeMKV converts all of these from Blu-ray MKV and not changing it in any way, making itself the best tool for lossless Blu-ray to MKV backup.
4. Is MakeMKV just so perfect? Any shortcomings?
To be honest, MakeMKV is an ideal tool for those who would like to backup Blu-ray to MKV without any quality loss. However, it’s not favorable by everyone. The thing is, Blu-ray videos bites up too much space. It is good to have a MKV movie of Blu-ray quality, but not so good when the MKV movie is of Blu-ray size (25GB- 50GB). Unfortunately, MakeMKV does lossless Blu-ray to MKV backup only. It is not capable of compressing Blu-ray- that’s probably the defect of MakeMKV.
5. What tool to choose if I’d like to compress a Blu-ray to MKV?
Any of the above mentioned Blu-ray Rippers can compress Blu-ray to MKV for you. Special features of these Blu-ray Rippers:
Pavtube BDMagic ($39.2) – forced subtitles; good a/v sync, 5.1 audio (AC3/AAC) output, DVD ripping;
DVDfab Blu-ray Ripper ($60 for 1-year’s license) – keeps 2 audio tracks in one mkv file; m2ts output, decryption of BD;
Xilisoft Blu-ray Ripper ($49.95)/Imtoo Blu-ray Ripper ($49.95) – AMD APP graphic acceleration technology
Some Notes:
All of these Blu-ray Rippers employ NVIDIA CUDA computing when converting Blu-ray to H.264 MKV.
All of these Blu-ray Rippers rip Blu-ray to AVI, MP4, WMV, MOV, M4V, VOB, etc as well.
Xilisoft and Imtoo Blu-ray Ripper do not crack Blu-ray copy-protections. Do not load encrypted Blu-ray to them.
Not any Blu-ray Ripper converts Blu-ray to MKV with more than one audio track other than DVDfab; not any Blu-ray Ripper rips DVD other than Pavtube.
6. My choice- more than MakeMKV alternative
You may wonder which app I choose for Blu-ray to MKV ripping. Well, I had tried out all of the above mentioned Blu-ray Rippers before I become steady with Pavtube ByteCopy. I don’t want to say much about it, just one sentence: it’s more than an alternative of MakeMKV- it does everything MakeMKV does and also shrink Blu-ray to MKV video.
For a Mac version please go to the ByteCopy for Mac page. And note that the Mac version can’t employ CUDA when converting Blu-ray to MKV.

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