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Most straightforward way to ripp Blurays

IAmAndre
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Hi,

 

I want to watch high quality series and movies, and online streaming services are not for me partly because of their geographical limitations. I would like to go back to physical copies, and if possible avoid buying a dedicated Bluray player. I considered buying one a few months ago, then I realized that I'd much rather watch series when I'm on the go, without internet, and watch YouTube at home.

I can see that I can buy an external/internal optical drive for my PC then rip the Blurays using some appropriate software, but is it the only way to do it? I'm really looking for something that's as convenient and practical as possible. Are there are devices able to clone drives/DVD's so is there an equivalent for Bluray movies? The goal is to have high quality files of decent sizes that I could store on my phone/tablet.

Ideally, I wish there was an online store selling digital copies of movies/series with no geographical limitations, which I haven't been able to find so far.

 

Thanks

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Buy MakeMKV and use it to rip the movie. Since you need to decrypt you need to do that step first.

Then use Handbrake with a profile for your phone to create the smaller file, since MakeMKV will rip the stream 1:1

 

Its just 2 steps this way and have not found an easier way.

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4 minutes ago, Dujith said:

Buy MakeMKV and use it to rip the movie. Since you need to decrypt you need to do that step first.

Then use Handbrake with a profile for your phone to create the smaller file, since MakeMKV will rip the stream 1:1

 

Its just 2 steps this way and have not found an easier way.

You can also use AnyDVDHD but it's more expensive.

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3 minutes ago, Dujith said:

Buy MakeMKV and use it to rip the movie. Since you need to decrypt you need to do that step first.

Then use Handbrake with a profile for your phone to create the smaller file, since MakeMKV will rip the stream 1:1

 

Its just 2 steps this way and have not found an easier way.

Do I need a specific type of optical drive that's compatible with Blurays, or would any DVD player would do the trick?

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Just now, IAmAndre said:

Do I need a specific type of optical drive that's compatible with Blurays, or would any DVD player would do the trick?

You need a drive that can read Blu-ray discs.

You don't need a BD writer, to my knowledge, though.

Check out my guide on how to scan cover art here!

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1 minute ago, Dan Castellaneta said:

You need a drive that can read Blu-ray discs.

You don't need a BD writer, to my knowledge, though.

Any recommendation?

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7 minutes ago, Sauron said:

You can also use AnyDVDHD but it's more expensive.

Isnt just to rip?

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19 minutes ago, Dujith said:

Internal it is then :D

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Thanks. I also considered buying a laptop with an integrated Blu-ray player, but it seems like only high-end models offer this feature.

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29 minutes ago, Dujith said:

Isnt just to rip?

It removes the DRM from the disc, from there you can do whatever you want with it - rip it, convert it, clone it.

 

If you just want a one click solution that will give you a video file MakeMKV is as close as you can get though (and yes, you do need a blu ray reader regardless).

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-Lenovo Thinkpad X220 - [8/10]

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A durable and reliable machine that is relatively lightweight, has all the hardware it needs to never feel sluggish and has a great IPS matte screen. Downsides are mostly due to its age, most notably the screen resolution of 1366x768 and usb 2.0 ports.

 

-Apple Macbook (2015) - [Garbage -/10]

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From my perspective, this product has no redeeming factors given its price and the competition. It is underpowered, overpriced, impractical due to its single port and is made redundant even by Apple's own iPad pro line.

 

-OnePlus X - [7/10]

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A good phone for the price. It does everything I (and most people) need without being sluggish and has no particularly bad flaws. The lack of recent software updates and relatively barebones feature kit (most notably the lack of 5GHz wifi, biometric sensors and backlight for the capacitive buttons) prevent it from being exceptional.

 

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-Intel Core i7 2600/k - [9/10]

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-Apple iPad Pro - [5/10]

Spoiler

A pretty good product, sunk by its price (plus the extra cost of the physical keyboard and the pencil). Buy it if you don't mind the Apple tax and are looking for a very light office machine with an excellent digitizer. Particularly good for rich students. Bad for cheap tinkerers like myself.

 

 

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2 minutes ago, Sauron said:

*snip

Ah, i misunderstood your post. I thought you meant that AnyDVDHD did the ripping and encodes it in a smaller file :D 

But its the same as MakeMKV :( 

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20 minutes ago, Dujith said:

Ah, i misunderstood your post. I thought you meant that AnyDVDHD did the ripping and encodes it in a smaller file :D 

But its the same as MakeMKV :( 

To be honest it's still pretty easy to do with makemkv, you just need another converter to make it smaller (many free converters do it in very few clicks).

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Sauron'stm Product Scores:

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Just a list of my personal scores for some products, in no particular order, with brief comments. I just got the idea to do them so they aren't many for now :)

Don't take these as complete reviews or final truths - they are just my personal impressions on products I may or may not have used, summed up in a couple of sentences and a rough score. All scores take into account the unit's price and time of release, heavily so, therefore don't expect absolute performance to be reflected here.

 

-Lenovo Thinkpad X220 - [8/10]

Spoiler

A durable and reliable machine that is relatively lightweight, has all the hardware it needs to never feel sluggish and has a great IPS matte screen. Downsides are mostly due to its age, most notably the screen resolution of 1366x768 and usb 2.0 ports.

 

-Apple Macbook (2015) - [Garbage -/10]

Spoiler

From my perspective, this product has no redeeming factors given its price and the competition. It is underpowered, overpriced, impractical due to its single port and is made redundant even by Apple's own iPad pro line.

 

-OnePlus X - [7/10]

Spoiler

A good phone for the price. It does everything I (and most people) need without being sluggish and has no particularly bad flaws. The lack of recent software updates and relatively barebones feature kit (most notably the lack of 5GHz wifi, biometric sensors and backlight for the capacitive buttons) prevent it from being exceptional.

 

-Microsoft Surface Book 2 - [Garbage - -/10]

Spoiler

Overpriced and rushed, offers nothing notable compared to the competition, doesn't come with an adequate charger despite the premium price. Worse than the Macbook for not even offering the small plus sides of having macOS. Buy a Razer Blade if you want high performance in a (relatively) light package.

 

-Intel Core i7 2600/k - [9/10]

Spoiler

Quite possibly Intel's best product launch ever. It had all the bleeding edge features of the time, it came with a very significant performance improvement over its predecessor and it had a soldered heatspreader, allowing for efficient cooling and great overclocking. Even the "locked" version could be overclocked through the multiplier within (quite reasonable) limits.

 

-Apple iPad Pro - [5/10]

Spoiler

A pretty good product, sunk by its price (plus the extra cost of the physical keyboard and the pencil). Buy it if you don't mind the Apple tax and are looking for a very light office machine with an excellent digitizer. Particularly good for rich students. Bad for cheap tinkerers like myself.

 

 

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6 hours ago, AshleyAshes said:

MakeMKV in action.  I use to to remux my blurays which then just collect dust on a shelf.

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I guess you can then sell them. Is ripping Blurays 100% legal though?

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9 minutes ago, IAmAndre said:

I guess you can then sell them. Is ripping Blurays 100% legal though?

Why would I sell them? If I just wanted files I'd download them.  I bought them to own then, even if I won't play them.  I also have a classic 'Big Box' copy of Half-Life on a shelf even if it's CD and key is of no use to me.  Sometimes it's just nice to collect and own.

From a legal perspective, in Canada, I'm technically violating copyright law.  While I can legally 'format shift', bypassing encryption to do so is still a copyright violation. (So ripping a non-encrypted disc you own would not be a copyright violation in Canada) Considering the physical media is sitting under my own television, I really don't care.

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10 hours ago, AshleyAshes said:

MakeMKV in action.  I use to to remux my blurays which then just collect dust on a shelf.

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Dedicated about 9 days in ripping and encoding my Cardcaptor Sakura collection a few years ago. This was when I was using a laptop for my primary system.

 

I just ripped a blu ray (external drive) to an external HDD, and let that run a couple hours before bed. Then before I left for work in the morning, I ran the encode. Pretty much just set a bit rate, and cranked up the quality settings to abuse the 12 or so hours I'll be gone.

 

I wouldn't do an overnight encode however. That laptop was an especially loud and bright octopus, what with everything I had connected to it too.

 

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7 hours ago, AshleyAshes said:

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I was thinking of getting PavTube ByteCopy or would you say to get makeMKV instead?

 

Yeah, I bought Kimi no Na wa (collector set) and I'm sad that I have to rip it just to be able to play it (I can't touch the UHD disc at all...darn DRM).

 

I started to go on the path of buying anime I like now (Better financial position to do so now). Just dealing with bluray DRM (Mostly UHD) is a pain...I thought buying the media would make it easier.

 

Also, I hope to get ReLife as well.

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3 hours ago, scottyseng said:

Yeah, I bought Kimi no Na wa (collector set) and I'm sad that I have to rip it just to be able to play it (I can't touch the UHD disc at all...darn DRM)

You aren't missing anything with the Your Name UHD disc.  It's been confirmed that a 2K version at Rec709 was delivered for authoring the UHD disc.  It's an upscale and the source material is SDR.  Might as well get the BD.  I think the only CONFIRMED 4K anime (As in not upscaled) at this time Gundam Thunderbolt.

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2 minutes ago, AshleyAshes said:

You aren't missing anything with the Your Name UHD disc.  It's been confirmed that a 2K version at Rec709 was delivered for authoring the UHD disc.  It's an upscale and the source material is SDR.  Might as well get the BD.  I think the only CONFIRMED 4K anime (As in not upscaled) at this time Gundam Thunderbolt.

and I'm sad now. I was hoping it was a 10bit Rec2020 copy.

 

Well, I already own the set. haha.

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9 hours ago, Zodiark1593 said:

Dedicated about 9 days in ripping and encoding my Cardcaptor Sakura collection a few years ago. This was when I was using a laptop for my primary system.

 

I just ripped a blu ray (external drive) to an external HDD, and let that run a couple hours before bed. Then before I left for work in the morning, I ran the encode. Pretty much just set a bit rate, and cranked up the quality settings to abuse the 12 or so hours I'll be gone.

No reencoding here.  Straight Remuxing.  5GB/episode.  :)

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7 hours ago, AshleyAshes said:

No reencoding here.  Straight Remuxing.  5GB/episode.  :)

Unfortunately, I don't have a Petabyte server of my own. Just a pair of mirrored 2TB HDDs (one in a fireproof safe). :P

 

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This thread takes me back. I used to make BD rips with MakeMKV and Handbrake. But streaming/download services are available to me so I haven't done it in a long time. Sounds like that solution has survived all these years :)

 

I'm curious how long I can encode a rip now that I have Ryzen 1700. There's some BDs I don't have a digital copy for.

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11 hours ago, ono said:

This thread takes me back. I used to make BD rips with MakeMKV and Handbrake. But streaming/download services are available to me so I haven't done it in a long time. Sounds like that solution has survived all these years :)

 

I'm curious how long I can encode a rip now that I have Ryzen 1700. There's some BDs I don't have a digital copy for.

Why stream when I can maintain a 40tb media server on my LAN?  :D

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