If you want to lossless encode Blu-ray, the best way is to rip Blu-ray to lossless/uncompressed MKV container, which can contain the multiple PGS subtitle streaming, DTS 5.1 audio and Dolby TrueHD 7.1 audio and the original video quality from Blu-ray discs. However, although there are many Blu-ray Rippers on the market, few among them can lossless rip Blu-ray to MKV files. After did a deep web research, we finally find two applications that can convert Blu-ray to MKV in lossless quality.
Two Apps to Lossless Copy Blu-ray to MKV
Top 1. Pavtube ByteCopy
Pavtube ByteCopy is an efficient and easy-to-use BD/DVD converter and can convert movies to MKV/MP4/MOV with multiple audio tracks & subtitles to virtually any popular video and audio format so that you can play movies on different devices.
Top 2. MakeMKV
If you want to make a lossless copy of your BD/DVD collections, MakeMKV is a good choice. It can convert those video clips from encrypted discs into a set of MKV files, which is able to preserve all meta- information.
Steps to Rip Blu-ray to Lossless MKV with the 2 Apps
Part 1: Rip Blu-ray on Mac free with MakeMKV
Firstly, you should download and install MakeMKV
- MakeMKV 1.10.2 for Windows
- Requires Windows XP or later, x86 or x64.
Once you’ve installed it, insert your Blu-ray disc and click on its image. MakeMKV will scan the disc looking for real titles rather than fake ones that might have been created to help protect the disc from copying. When it’s finished scanning it will present you with a list of chapter’s it’s found. Select the one you want (the largest one in size) and click the Save Title button. MakeMKV will set about creating the copy of the title. Once it’s done so you have a .mkv.
Part 2: Lossless Copy Blu-ray with ByteCopy
Pavtube ByteCopy is a lossless BD/DVD Ripper that can get around the copy protection from Blu-ray and DVD then transform the “Disc format” to mainstreaming video format to compatible with various portable devices, game consoles, tablet, laptop, server, cloud storage, etc. It features with wide of output video/audio format, like H.265., M3U8, MP4, MOV, MKV, AVI, etc.
The best part of Pavtube ByteCopy is that it has the ability of backing up your Blu-ray collection in multi-track lossless MKV without quality loss while preserve all chapter markers and ripping Blu-ray movies to MP4/MOV/AVIwith multiple subtitle and audio streams. And it also can export single SRT subtitle file.
Step 1: Insert Blu-ray disc into disc drive, launch ByteCopy, and browse to disc drive for importing your Blu-ray movie into this app. It can automatically detect the main title to convert. You can choose desired subtitle and forced subtitle before the next step.
Step 2: To rip Blu-ray to multi-track MKV/MOV/MP4, click the drop down box of “Format”, and select the “Multi-track Video” option. Here, you can choose “Multi-track MP4(*.mp4)” or “Lossless/encoded Multi-track MKV(*.mkv)”, or “Multi-track MOV(*.mov)” profile. All these formats are designed to output videos with multiple audio tracks.
Tip: You can check the audios you want to keep and uncheck the audios you don’t need. It all depends on your own choices.
The last step you need to do is hit the “Convert” button to start the conversion of Blu-ray content to Multi-track MP4/MKV/MOV. Once the process ends, open the output folder to locate the generated video.
Comparison Chart Between Pavtube ByteCopy and MakeMKV
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Actually, Pavtube ByteCopy overwhelms MakeMKV in almost every aspect which is quite obvious from the above-listed form.