How-to rip Blu-ray to a MKV without compression

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weblance
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How-to rip Blu-ray to a MKV without compression

Post by weblance »

Hi

I'm trying to find a method to backup my blu-ray discs. I would like just to backup the main movie, one audio stream and one subtitle stream. Is it possible to backup this and store it in a MKV without compressing?

/Carl
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Rodeo
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Re: How-to rip Blu-ray to a MKV without compression

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Not with HandBrake. HandBrake always reencodes (i.e. "compresses") the source. Plus you'd have to use another application to rip the Blu-Ray in the first place, if I am not mistaken.

Your best bet would be to use a dedicated ripping application to rip the main feature with the language and subtitle you want (assuming you're on a Windows PC, I don't think it should be too difficult to find), and then use another application to mux that to MKV (if it's possible).

P.S. Hope you have a lot of disk space.
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Re: How-to rip Blu-ray to a MKV without compression

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Anydvd HD + eac3to on windows can do this easily.
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Re: How-to rip Blu-ray to a MKV without compression

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I can't vouch for it's quality since I haven't used it, but you might give this a try http://www.makemkv.com/
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Re: How-to rip Blu-ray to a MKV without compression

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As JohnAStebbins recommended use MakeMKV. It's very simple. Steps are illustrated here:

http://www.makemkv.com/onlinehelp/

It should work with a lot of Blu-Rays but not all them due to the copyright protection mechanism used. If it is using BD+ MakeMKV will not be able to bypass it. If that is the case you need to have Anydvd HD running in the background. For me it takes 30-45 minutes to rip the main movie into one mkv file. They seem to range from about 11-25GB so far, so make sure you have hard drive space.
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