How to rip Bluray or DVD to MP4/MKV HEVC X265 10 Bit/12 Bit


DVDFab now supports 12 bit as well, meaning you are able to rip Bluray or DVD to MP4 MKV 12 bit. You can learn how to do so with this guide as well. It works just the same.

I am a regular DVD ripping user and have recently started to rip all of my 1000 plus DVDs again to standardize the format and improve the quality. I am finding that I was constantly having to do the same tasks with each disc with some of the DVD rippers and I was wondering if there is a way to set defaults somewhere?

The things I want to set as defaults are:

  • The output format. I only want to rip DVDs to MP4 and it’s the same for every rip so why do I need to select it again and again. I should be able to change it if I want but shouldn’t have to select it for each disc.
  • I don’t want the title number on the end of each file name. Some softwares do a good job of naming the output file with the movie name but why would anyone want the track name appended.
  • I want forced subtitles for every disc if possible. 

And I am glad to say that DVDFab DVD Ripper is the very DVD ripping solution that meets my needs.

This is the guide of using DVDFab DVD Ripper to always rip DVDs to, say, MP4 with forced subtitles and custom your own output file name. Once you have done the settings, you don’t have to go for the same tasks for every DVD ripping.

As far as I can see, Bluray and DVDs are only 8-bit, is it better to rip and encode Bluray DVD to 10-bit? If yes, how we can rip Bluray DVD to MP4 MKV etc 10-bit H264 or H265 HEVC?

10-bit VS 8-bit

8-bit and 10-bit, here we mean the bit depth of color, aka, the number of colors you can see:

  • 8-bit color = 2^8×3 = 2^24 = 16.7 million colors
  • 10-bit color = 2^10×3 = 2^30 = 1 billion colors

And, you can see the difference here:

Rip Bluray DVD to 10-bit/12-bit MP4 MKV H264 HEVC

From the above image, I am sure you’d like to rip and encode Bluray or DVD to 10-bit or even 12-bit. However, I suggest your doing so only when your monitors, TV or phone screens or other display device supports 10-bit or 12-bit color depth. If yes, there is how I rip Bluray DVD to 10-bit AND 12-bit MP4 MKV M2TS H264 or H265. 4K and 3D formats are also available. 

Let’s get started. 

Step 1. Download

You can follow the below button to download and install the 10 bit and 12 bit Bluray DVD Ripper-DVDFab. It is available for both PC and Mac. 

Please note DVDFab is an all-in-one solution for Bluray and DVD ripping, copying and creating, video converting and DRM removing, etc. You will have to activate the Bluray or DVD Ripper separately for different ripping.

Step 2. Load Bluray DVD

DVDFab automatically loads your Bluray or DVD disc in your BD DVD drive. You are also able to click the + button or drag and drop the Bluray DVD disc, ISO or Bluray or DVD VIDEO_TS folder to the program for loading. You will be presented to choose the Bluray or DVD region as requested: 

DVDFab DVD Region

If you don’t want to choose a region code every time when it is loading Blu-ray or DVDs, just disable it. Also, you can remove Blu-ray region code.

Step 3. 10-bit and 12-bit profiles for Bluray DVD Ripping

Mp4 or your last used profile is the default for ripping. You are able to locate the 10-bit profiles for Bluray DVD ripping. Check the 10bit or 12bit filter so you are able to locate your desired profiles faster. MP4, MKV, and M2TS are available for Bluray DVD 10-bit ripping. And 3D and 4K are available as well. [The screenshot here is not updated yet. You will see the 12bit profiles in the latest version.]

DVDFab 10-bit Profiles

Besides, you are able to go for Advanced Settings for the video codec and H264 and H265 HEVC are available for Bluray DVD 10bit and 12bit ripping. 

DVDFab Advanced Settings

Step 4. Rip Bluray DVD to 10 bit

Now are ready. Click the Start button to rip Bluray DVD to 10-bit and 12-bit MP4, MKV or M2TS. 

Using DVDFab on macOS 10.15 Catalina

If you are running the latest operating system macOS 10.15 Catalina from Apple, you may notice the new security controls, asking you to allow apps to access different parts of your Mac. That makes using DVDFab a bit different from the previous macOS too. So, there’s what you need to pay attention to in detail.

Access Documents Folder and Removable Volume etc

For the first time you open DVDFab, it will ask you to allow access to the Documents folder. This is because the default output folder for Blu-ray DVD ripping and video converting is the DVDFab11 in Documents folder. So, make sure you click OK to allow. 

DVDFab Allow Access to Ducoments Folder

If DVDFab is not allowed, DVDFab fails to create the output folder and it will crash and fails to start up. 

If you are trying to rip, copy or burn a Blu-ray or DVD, you will be presented the below window asking for the access permission of removable volumes:

Make sure you click OK so as for DVDFab to fully access to the Blu-ray and DVD drive to load your discs for ripping, copying and burning. 

If you don’t rip, copy or burn Blu-ray or DVDs, clicking “Don’t Allow” will be OK. But if you do and click “Don’t Allow”, DVDFab will get totally stuck when you try to manually load a Blu-ray or DVD and you will have to force quit.

If you are trying to convert a video and load the video from, say, your Downloads or Desktop or any other folders or USB drive, make sure you allow access. Or, you won’t be able to load videos for converting.

For some reason, you deny DVDFab to access the Document folder, other folders or the removable volume, and the program does not work properly, you will have to go System Preferences > Security & Privacy > Privacy > Files and Folders and check the Documents Folder and/or Removable Volume as shown below:

Permission in Privacy

Incoming Network Connections

If you enable the Firewall on macOS Catalina, please allow DVDFab for the incoming network connection. This is because DVDFab will check for updates when launching and it requires an Internet connection to verify the registration. 

Fixing this can be easy. Just go System Preferences > Security & Privacy > Firewall and unlock to make changes:

Allow DVDFab for incoming connections in Firewall Options:

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