I recently want to go for a vacation and I want to watch some Blu-ray and DVD movies on the airplane during the long flight. What I always do is to rip and backup the Blu-ray or DVD movie to MP4 or MKV onto my hard drive so I can watch them offline and I don’t have to take the collections along with me. I know this sounds to be a little bit outdated and people would love to watch movies on Netflix, however, I don’t think that Netflix has everything and Redbox does not have everything either. Or sometimes, you just want to buy a Blu-ray or DVD movie and you may already have one or a collection. Here’s what I find the best solution to backup your Blu-ray DVD collections, prevent them from being scratched and watch them again anytime, anywhere you like: find a Blu-ray or DVD Ripper and get all your Blu-ray or DVD collections backed up.

In this post, you will see my Leawo Blu-ray Ripper review and I will list the reasons why I’d like to recommend it to all you guys and I will share my tips in Blu-ray DVD ripping with Leawo Blu-ray Ripper.

Leawo Blu-ray Ripper is a function module of Leawo Prof. Media that is available on both PC and Mac. It works as a Blu-ray and a DVD Ripper and it rips all kinds of protected Blu-rays and DVDs to different video formats like MP4, AVI, MOV, MKV and it supports different kind of devices from Apple, Samsung, Sony, etc, with which you are able to watch your Blu-ray and DVD copies anywhere without any region or limitations.

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Leawo Blu-ray Ripper builds in high-quality profiles to meet your needs of Blu-ray and DVD ripping and it offers flexible editings such as cropping, trimming and 3D Blu-ray DVD Ripping.

If you are running Windows, Leawo can rip your Blu-ray and DVD with a faster speed with the support hardware acceleration for H.264, H.265, etc by different Intel and Nvidia GPUs.

Leawo Blu-ray Ripper, in my option, is one of the best Blu-ray and DVD rippers in the market and worth your trying. You will see the detailed Leawo Blu-ray Ripper review as follows.

Leawo Blu-ray Ripper

Download and Install

Before we get started to rip and backup Blu-rays and DVDs, you will always have to download and install the Blu-ray Ripper. Please note Leawo Blu-Ray Ripper is a function module of Leawo’s all-in-one media solution called Leawo Prof. Media. It can be activated desperately.

You can follow the below buttons to download a free copy of Leawo Blu-ray Ripper or visit Leawo’s homepage.

I already have it downloaded and installed but I still want to show you how to download and install it. If you are running a Windows machine, make sure to allow Leawo Prof. Media Setup to make changes to your PC:

install leawo allow change

You will then see the below installation window, make sure you read through the legal agreement and check to Agree to accept it before you can continue installing.

install leawo license agreement

Feel free to create a Desktop icon or quick launch icon or remove them as you like, change the directory to install. Generally, I’d always like to leave the default and click Install. As you can see, the install process is pretty simple.

After the installation is complete, go ahead and click Finish. Leawo Prof. Media will automatically be started up, bringing up the website just to let you know the installation was successful and give you a professional guide on how to use the program.

Compatible OS and Hardware Requirements

Leawo Blu-ray Ripper is compatible with Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 8.1, Windows 10 and macOS Yosemite (10.10), OS X El Capitan (10.11), macOS Sierra (10.12), macOS High Sierra(10.13), macOS Mojave (10.14). You can run the program on 1GHz CPU, however, please note only Intel’s CPU is supported on Mac. 512 MB of RAM or above is required. You can see the details below:

Rip Blu-ray DVD to MP4/MKV/iPhone/iPad/Android

Leawo Blu-ray Ripper offers rich profiles to meet different needs. You want to back up the whole Blu-ray or DVD discs to MP4? No problem, you want to do a lossless copy to MKV as MakeMKV does? Easy! You want to extract the background music of your Blu-ray DVD to MP3 or even lossless Flac? That’s just a piece of cake! You are able to rip your Blu-ray and DVD collections to common videos like MP4, AVI, MKV, MOV, FLV/F4V, WMV, etc. You can upscale your Blu-ray and DVD to HD videos up to 4K. Common audios like MP3, AAC, OGG, FLAC, etc are well supported by Leawo as well. And, Leawo supports different devices for you want to rip Blu-ray as well as DVDs directly to different types of iPhones and various devices from Sony, Samsung, etc. You are able to change the profile after the Blu-ray or DVD is loaded by clicking the default MP4 Video here:

change profile

Besides, it is quite easy for us to locate your desired profile by searching. 

One more thing, Leawo Blu-ray Ripper can convert Blu-ray to MKV losslessly.

Custom Profiles

In Leawo Blu-ray Ripper, we are able to freely change what kind of output video we need by changing the video codec, bit rate, resolution, frame rate, and aspect ratio. Audio codec, sample rate, bit rate, and channels are also adjustable. And, you are able to save your preferred parameters as your own profile. Just give it a name here and save to Custom. Next time, you are able to find your own profile in the Custom tab in profiles.

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If you are new to Blu-ray and DVD ripping and puzzled by such a ton of different options here, I myself, however, would like to recommend the default settings for normal users, especially the smart match option in video bit rate, which keeps the output video reasonably small but the video quality is good as well. Or, you can simply go ahead and select the best setting if you don’t care much about the file size but video quality.

Faster Blu-ray DVD Ripping with Hardware Acceleration

There are quite a few key factors that are determinative in Blu-ray and DVD ripping, such as the Blu-ray and DVD drive read speed. Generally, Blu-ray ripping takes longer than DVD ripping as Blu-ray discs are in HD 1080P quality. Leawo, I think, does a good job in speed up the ripping process by all kinds of means that are technologically possible.

Leawo Blu-ray Ripper takes full use of the Hyper-threading and multi-core CPU processing tech to speed the ripping. And Leawo makes it even faster with the support of hardware acceleration and it supports GPUs from NVIDIA, AMD, and Intel. Leawo says the ripping can be 6X faster. From what I tested with the low-end Intel Graphics 620, I can rip a 90-minute DVD to MP4 H.264 in about 25 minutes. If you have a more powerful GPU, it must take less time.

You can enable the GPU acceleration here Settings-Performance:

And, you can see if the GPU accelerating is supported like this in Profiles.

GPU Supported Profile

Edit your Blu-ray and DVD with Trim, Crop, 3D

With Leawo Blu-ray Ripper, you have full control of your Blu-ray and DVD videos. You can crop, trim, add watermark, add effects to your videos and you are even able to rip and convert 2D Blu-ray DVD to 3D MP4, MKV, etc.

Those edit functions seem basic but practical and they work as expected. You can trim your Blu-ray and DVD in milliseconds and add both text and image watermark to brand your videos as well. The 3D option impresses me. I like the side-by-side 3D mode as it is widely accepted by smart TVs and VR headsets. You can even set the 3D depth from -50 to +50. If you plan to rip 2D Blu-ray and 2D DVD to 3D MP4, 3D MKV, etc, don’t miss the 3D options in Edit.


From the above Leawo Blu-ray Ripper review, you will see it definitely is worth your trying or having the full version as I can rip all my Blu-rays and DVDs and it does not matter if the Blu-ray discs are AACS or BD+ protected or DVD discs are region locked or CSS or Sony ARccOS protected. It takes well care of all those and gives you a high-quality video so that you can enjoy anywhere, anytime.

After reading Leawo Blu-ray Ripper review, I hope you can give it try and I do believe Leawo won’t let you down. If you are satisfied, don’t forget the 25% discount for the one-year and lifetime subscription.

Leawo Blu-ray Ripper Review-Best in 2019 to Rip and Backup Blu-rays and DVDs on PC and Mac

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