MakeMKV vs ByteCopy vs DVDfab: Which One You should Get?

Diana Joan

Aug 16, 2016 05:15 am / Posted by Diana Joan | Categories: Blu-ray, DVD

Ripping Blu-rays to protect original physical Blu-ray discs from scratching but you maybe don’t have the space on your HTPC to hold all those 50 GB files. So choosing to rip Blu-ray to MKV will be an ideal solution, keeping all the info in Blu-ray discs but smaller size than entire Blu-ray copy. 3 tools will be very popular to rip Blu-ray to MKV: MakeMKV, Pavtube ByteCopy and DVDFab.

MakeMKV VS ByteCopy VS DVDFab

Brief Introduction to These 3 Blu-ray Rippers

MakeMKV MakeMKV is a two-click decrypting, ripping and converting tool for DVDs and Blu-Ray discs. Literally all you do is pop in the disc, click the DVD or Blu-Ray icon, and then hit Make MKV—30 minutes later, you’ve got yourself a high-definition MKV file that can be played in most media players (like VLC or XBMC). >> Learn More
Pavtube ByteCopy Pavtube ByteCopy is a powerful program with the ability of backing up Blu-ray/DVD collection to multi-track MKV, ripping BD/DVD movies to MP4 and MOV with multiple audio streams, and converting BD/DVD from hard discs to virtually any popular video and audio format like m3u8, H.265, MKV, AVI, WMV, etc. >> Learn More
DVDFab Blu-ray Ripper DVDFab Blu-ray Ripper now is enhanced to be able to rip any 2D/3D Blu-rays to popular 2D or 3D videos with various format choices. This ever stronger Blu-ray Ripper saves your energy, time, and money to do more jobs and deals with all your Blu-ray ripping issues, so that you can watch any Blu-ray on your devices. >> Learn More

Advantages and Disadvantages of these top Blu-ray Rippers

  MakeMKV Pavtube ByteCopy DVDFab Blu-ray Ripper
Pros
  • Decrypt DVD and Blu-ray AACS up to v60.
  • Rip BD/DVD to lossless MKV
  • Circumvent DVD and Blu-ray encryption up to MKB v61.
  • Improve SRT subtitles extraction
  • Wide range of outputs formats

 

  • Wide range of outputs formats
  • Copy and rip Blu-rays

 

Cons
  • Only outpus MKV format
  • The trial version outputs video with watermark in the middle
  • It will not be supporting decryption of the enhanced AACS that will be used to protect new Ultra HD (4K UHD) Blu-ray discs.
  • Only can rip Blu-rays unless you pay for DVD ripping function.
  • As of March 2014, this product is no longer available in the United States.

ByteCopy vs. DVDFab vs. MakeMKV: Inputs, Outputs and Features

Software Compare Pavtube ByteCopy DVDFab Blu-ray Ripper MakeMKV
Supported Source
Blu-ray Discs,Blu-ray Folder,Blu-ray ISO

Yes

Yes

Yes

DVDs, DVD Folder, DVD IFO/ISO

Yes

Yes

Copy Function
1:1 Full Disc Copy

Yes

Yes

No

Main Movie Copy

Yes

Yes

No

Output File
M3U8

Yes

No

No

3D MP4/MKV/MOV/AVI

Yes

Yes

No

H.265,H.264,DivX,XviD

Yes

Yes

No

MOV, FLV, AVI,WMV,

Yes

Yes

No

Lossless MKV: with multi-audio tracks/chapter markers

Yes

No

Yes

Encode MP4/MOV:with multi-audio track

Yes

No

No

Multi-track ProRes

Yes

No

No

MP3, AAC, FLAC,OGG

Yes

Yes

No

Other Features
Add SRT subtitle.

Yes

Yes

No

Merge/Split/Trim/Crop

Yes

Yes

No

Adjust A/V Parameters

Yes

Yes

No

Adjust Aspect Ratio

Yes

Yes

No

NVIDIA CUDA Acceleration

Yes

Yes

No

Keep 5.1/7.1 Dolby Digtial Audio

Yes

No

No

Extract SRT Subtitle

Yes

No

No

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Compare: MakeMKV vs. DVDfab vs. Pavtube 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 PS4, Xbox One, 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?

A: 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 Pavtube ByteCopy charge free for updates while DVDfab asks you pay extra money for the updates. And considering the Blu-ray decrypting power, ByteCopy is the NO.1.

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