How to Rip Blu-ray to H.264 MOV, MKV, MP4… Video for Watching On-the-go

This article brings the most efficient way of ripping commerial protection Blu-ray movies to MOV, MKV, MP4, etc format encoded in H.264, so that you could effortlessly play, edit them anywhere you like.


Over the years we’ve talked about ripping DVD movies you own to H.264 compressed file. Now, Blu-ray Disc has been gaining a lot of ground. Is it possible for you to convert Blu-ray movie to H.264 quality file? YES, of course you can. Here we give two methods to rip Blu-ray to H.264 codec MOV, MKV, MP4…

Method One: Rip Blu-ray to H.264 with MakeMKV and Handbrake

If you are looking to make digital backups of your favorite Blu-ray movies, you can find few better tools than MakeMKV, a freeware video transcoder that is quick and easy to use.

1. Download and install MakeMKV. The program is completely free during the beta-testing phase, but that may change anytime, so get the software while you can.

2. Put a Blu-ray movie into your PC’s Blu-ray drive, and click the Blu-ray button in the middle of the screen.

While some companies have begun to include Blu-ray Disc drives as options in their computers, Apple has stayed on the sidelines, preferring the ubiquitous DVD format, if you runing on Mac, a external Blu-ray drive is needed.MakeMKV can rip copies of your Blu-ray movies to MKV file only on your PC and Mac.


3. MakeMKV will scan the disc to identify the titles to rip.

4.When the software is done, select the location for your movie in the Output Folder menu box, click Make MKV, and wait.

Expect an average Blu-ray disc to take at least 30 minutes to rip to your hard drive. It depends.

As mentioned above, MakeMKV output MKV files ONLY! If you wanna convert the MKV rip to more common format MP4, the Handbrake should be the best choice. Just like the “Compress DVD with Handbrake”, here, you should load the CONVERTED MKV to Handbrake, and then the step is almost the same.The method is a litter complex, both MakeMKV and Handbrake are needed, and you should do the conversion two times.

You can also choose Brorsoft Blu-ray Ripper(or for Mac) as alternative to MakeMKV and Handbrake cause it can rip all the Blu-ray disc to any format such as H.264, MP4, MKV, AVI, etc.

Method Two: Rip Blu-ray to H.264 with All-in-one Program


Required software:  Brorsoft Blu-ray Ripper
Trial download: turn to Download center to get FREE TRAIL version

Most free conversion programs won’t work with copy protected Blu-ray discs. Here Brorsoft Blu-ray Ripper come out, it’s an easy-to-use and professional Blu-ray Ripper, all commercial protected Blu-ray disc can be ripped to nearly all popular video and audio formats like H.264 MP4, MOV, MKV, AVI, AAC, MP3 as you need for playback on different devices, such as Android, iPhone(7), HDTV, etc.

With it, you can select the desire subtitles and audio track, enable you remove audio and replace audio with the bulit-in audio editor, even adjust the audio fade in or fade out. Besides, functions list below are available for you with the bulit-in edior:

Trim: Allowing you to decide where to start and where to end when converting the selected clip, so that unwanted segments will be cut out after conversion.
Crop: Getting rid of the black edges and unwanted area of the image.
Text Watermark: Here, you can create a text watermark to personalize your video. For a text watermark, select the “Enable” box below the preview screen and type whatever text you want in the text watermark area.. You may strikeout, underline and transparent effect for the text. The font, color, size, and style of the text can be adjusted too. Click “Apply to All” to apply the settings to all the videos that are listed in file list.
Image/ Video Watermark: Here, you can import an image or video watermark to personalize your video.
Effect: Customize the output effect. Here, you can adjust brightness, contrast and saturation, apply gray, flip color, invert or Aged film effects and apply a number of deinterlacing options.

Note: Brorsoft Blu-ray Ripper can not only full copy Blu-ray disc, but also copy DVD with original structure well, just like the Blu-ray Player can play the DVD disc well. If you want to full copy both Blu-ray and DVD disc without anything changed, there is no harm in trying Blu-ray Ripper (on sale, $33.95 only, $22 saved, while DVD ripper is $22.95, 50% off).

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==>Guide: Rip Blu-ray to H.264 MOV, MKV, MP4… Video for Watching On-the-go

Download and install Brorsoft Blu-ray Ripper FREE TRAIL version on your Windows (10) PC. Follow the guide to Remove Audio Track from Blu-ray and DVD Movies step-by-step. For Mac users, please switch to Brorsoft Blu-ray Ripper for Mac (compatible with macOS Sierra).

Step 1. Load Blu-ray movies.

Run the Blu-ray Ripper, then click the disc like button to load your Blu-ray disc. The Blu-ray titles and chapters will be listed on the program within a few seconds.


Tip: Before loading Blu-ray content, a BD drive is needed and computer should networked so that the ripper can access key for cracking the copy-protections.

Tip: If you need to rip Blu-ray with wanted subtitles and audio track, you can click the drop down menu after “Subtitles” and “Audio” to select your desired tracks. What’s more, it also offers an option called Forced subtitles, which enables you to see subtitles only when actors are speaking a different language.


Step 2. Choose output format

Select an compatible format, e.g. H.264 .mp4, since it is compatible with almost any devices and media players.

Basically the “Common Video -> H.264 Video (*.mp4)”, “H.264 Video (*.mkv)” or “H.264 Video (*.mov)”is just all right.

Or depends on your device, you can choose a suitable video format from catalogues.

Tip: If you think the video size this not suitable for your devices, you can first choose any one of the provided type, then change the settings. Please remember the file size is based more on bitrate than resolution which means bitrate higher results in bigger file size, and lower visible quality loss.

Step 3. Start to rip Blu-ray to H.264 MOV, MKV, MP4…

When all the settings are OK, click “Convert” button to rip Blu-ray to H.264 MOV, MKV, MP4… conversion.

You can view the conversion progress and are able to cancel the converting process at anytime..

When the conversion is over, click “open” to locate the ripped video files for playing on-the-go.



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