When MakeMKV, MeGUI, DVDFab, AnyDVD HD all fail to rip Blu-ray, how can you do?

Diana Joan

Jul 12, 2016 05:35 am / Posted by Diana Joan | Categories: Blu-ray, DVD

Blu-ray is harder and harder to rip for more and more complex encryption mechanism. Even the so-called best available tools for decrypting Blu-ray such as MakeMKV, MeGUI, DVDFab, AnyDVD HD also will get failure in Blu-ray ripping:

“Hi, MakeMKV, MeGUI, DVDFab, AnyDVD HD won’t rip one of my blu-rays. They all get an error somewhere along the ripping process. Every now and again, one of the programs will rip successfully, but the completion bar will say it got to 94% or some arbitrary percentage. Of those programs that does rip it, the video file will have a 5 second chunk of the movie missing. Lame. I’ve ripped a few blu rays before but never have had this problem. Could it be my Blu-Ray is corrupt? Is there another decrypter/ripper I could try? Thanks in advance.”

When you can’t rip a Blu-ray, you should check out your Blu-ray drive and if your Blu-ray disc is broken. If all the conditions are fine, the main reason to prevent you from ripping Blu-rays is perhaps the Blu-ray protection. For example, the new released The Revenant, The Martian, Spectre 007, all of them have higher protection which makes some Blu-ray ripping tool can’t decrypt. So if your Blu-ray drive and Blu-ray disc are fine but you just can’t rip Blu-ray with MakeMKV, MeGUI, DVDFab, AnyDVD HD, it is likely because the Blu-ray protection.

Blu-ray is often protected by these scheme: AACS Encryption, BD+ Protection, Cinavia Protection, UOP, DRM, HDCP, Region codes, and MKB 61. Among all the copy-protection scheme, MKB61 is the newest Blu-ray encryption and many all Blu-ray Rippers haven’t update to decrypt it, except Pavtube ByteCopy.

Pavtube ByteCopy is a professional Blu-ray ripping tool, designing to decrypting Blu-ray and DVD. Recently, it just has upgraded to support MKB61. It now can rip Blu-ray encoded with AAC3, BD+, UOP up to MKB61 while MakeMKV only supports AACS, BD+ up to v60. Below is the disabling DRM support comparison among MakeMKV, MeGUI, DVDFab, AnyDVD HD and ByteCopy.

Disabling DRM

Blu-ray ripper Region AACS UOP DRM HDCP BD+ MKB61 BD-ROM
Pavtube ByteCopy Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
MakeMKV Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No Yes
MeGUI Yes Yes ? ? ? Yes No Yes
AnyDVD HD Yes Yes ? Yes ? Yes No Yes
DVDFab Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No Yes

Comparing the DRM disableing support, ByteCopy is no doubt the best Blu-ray ripping application. As the best Blu-ray ripper for Windows, it is especially designed for ripping copy-protected 2D/3D Blu-ray, Blu-ray and ISO/IFO to MP4, WMV, AVI, MOV, MPEG, FLV, etc on Windows 10 as well as Windows XP/Vista/7/8/8.1 in only few clicks. It simple profiles setting for all popular smartphones and tablets with a wealth of tweaking options. And it has picked and built in the best settings based on your destination device, you only need select you need format or device. This up-to-date Blu-ray ripper software has flawless compatibility to all Windows OS and all lastest new Blu-ray/Blu-ray discs. Another outstanding strength is its ideal Blu-ray backup solution which supports both Full Disc Backup and Directly Main Movie Copy. 

It can rip AC-1 Blu-ray and AVC Blu-ray (AC-1 vs AVC) to lossless MKV, multi-track MP4/MOV/AVI and create 3D SBS MP4/MKV/WMV for Gear VR, Oculus Rift CV1/DK2, HTC Vive, etc from 3D Blu-ray and 2D Blu-ray. It has many other functions, you can learn it in ByteCopy review.

Download Blu-ray Ripper below:


Guide: How to Rip and Convert Blu-ray With Pavtube ByteCopy 

Step 1. Load Blu-ray movie 

Insert Blu-ray disc to an external Blu-ray drive, and launch the Blu-ray Ripper; click the disc button to import your Blu-ray disc to the program. Blu-ray folder and ISO image files are supported as well. As you can see, you can preview the loaded Blu-ray files in the right preview window and select Blu-ray audio track/subtitle. 

Add Blu-ray

Step 2. Set output format 

Click on “Format” bar to select output format. Here you can choose WMV, MKV, AVI, MPG, MP4, etc as the output video format in the category of “Common Video” to rip Blu-ray to video format on Windows 10

choose H.264 MP4 

Tip: If you want to rip Blu-ray to Galaxy S6/S6 Edge, Xperia Z6, iPhone 6s/6s Plus, iPad Air 3, iPad Mini 4, Nook HD, PS4, iPad Pro, Xbox One and more media devices, just directly choose the preset profiles. 

Step 3. Start converting Blu-ray  

Click “Convert” button to start Blu-ray conversion on Windows 10. After conversion, click “Open” to find the converted movies for playing, organizing, streaming and sharing. 

More Features of the Windows Blu-ray Ripper: 

1. Before conversion, if you wanna copy/backup your Blu-rays on Windows 10, there are two options for you: Full Disc Backup and Main Movie Copy

2. You can go to the “Settings” to set the parameters(bit rate, aspect ratio, resolution, codec and more) with this best Blu-ray ripping software for Windows 10 to have the output video played on different devices with greatest effect. To compress the file size, adjust the parameters to be smaller. 

3. Click Edit button and you can trim, crop, adjust the video effect, or add subtitles with the built-in video editor to get the very part and effect of the Blu-ray movie you want. 


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