There are quite some ripping solutions say they support Bluray ripping, Sothink Bluray Ripper, Xilisoft Bluray Ripper, Handbrake are three of them. However, how do they work and do them rip protected Blu-ray?
As far as we can see, there are several technicalities used in the copy protection on Blu-ray discs. Generally, your commercially purchase Blu-ray discs are protected within the below form of protections. I listed them here as a Blu-ray Ripper must support those copy protections so as to rip protected Blu-ray. And that is the reason I recommend them.
- Region Codes: Like DVDs, Blu-ray discs are region coded so as to be read for the specific region. There are 3 regions, labeled A, B, and C as you can see:
- The Advanced Access Content System (AACS): developed by the AACS Licensing Administrator, based on Advanced Encryption Standard (AES). The Blu-ray drive will check the MKB version on the disc for playback. The latest AACS MKB version is v70.
- BD+: embeds BD+ virtual machine to repair the mangled files and check if a device has been hacked.
- Cinavia: a new level a Blu-ray copy protection to stop or mute the unauthorized playback.
Do Handbrake, Xilisoft Bluray Ripper Rip Protected Bluray?
Xilisoft’s Bluray Ripper is called Xilisoft Blu-ray to Video Converter and it states on its official website that reads “Can’t rip/convert Blu-ray with copyright”. Sothink names its Bluray Ripper as Sothink Blu-ray Ripper and there is a warning it does not support protected Bluray discs either: “Note: a 3rd party decrypter is needed if you want to copy the protected Blu-rays.” Please note Sothink is purchased by DVDFab. DVDFab DO rip protected Blu-ray.
Neither does Handbrake rip protected Blu-ray. However, since Handbrake also works as a converter, you can use other tools to decrypt the protection on Blu-ray and then convert.
Top Bluray Rippers to Rip Protected Blu-ray
It is really disappointing to know they two only support un-protected Bluray discs as all commercial Bluray discs are always protected by the above-mentioned copy protections. Here I’d like to recommend three Bluray rippers that are able to run on both Windows and macOS to rip protected Blu-ray discs for you.
I believe DVDFab is so far the most powerful Blu-ray ripping solution in the world. It supports all possible Blu-ray copy protections including the region code, AACS, BD+, and Cinavia. You will find it updating itself frequently to be always able to rip protected Blu-ray discs with the latest released protections.
DVDFab is powerful and advanced in almost all aspect of Blu-ray ripping, especially for the protected Blu-ray ripping. It supports Blu-ray remuxing to MP4 and MKV without quality loss, isn’t it amazing? I think it is the only Blu-ray ripper that supports Blu-ray to 12 bit converting. And, it does a good job in details such as customizing the file name as you wish.
DVDFab requires internet collection to verify your license and it updates every few days. So, please use the program with Internet collection so as to be able to rip protected Blu-ray as always.
When it comes to Bluray and DVD Ripping, Leawo is always one of my top choices due to the fact that it supports all kinds of Bluray protection including AACS, BD+ and the latest MKB up to v64 at the very moment. Wonder Woman is one of the latest Bluray discs I rip, which does not work with either Sothink, Xilisoft Bluray Ripper, nor MakeMKV and Handbrake, but Leawo Bluray Ripper gives me a perfect copy.
Leawo provides various output for Bluray ripping including MP4, AVI, MKV, MOV, ASF, etc as well as profiles for devices from Apple, Samsung, Sony, Microsoft, Google, HTC etc with MP4 Video by default. You are always free to custom all those profiles in video and audio bit rate, video frame, resolution etc and save and make it default as your own.
Leawo doesn’t refresh its very number that much frequently. But its updates its function modules within the program as shown below. Make sure to allow the changes.
Besides, Leawo Bluray Ripper also works for DVDs.
AnyMP4 Bluray Ripper is another all-in-one Blu-ray ripping solution that supports Windows 10, macOS High Sierra, Mojave and Catalina. AnyMP4 seems quick unique to me with special features.
With AnyMP4’s cloud technology, its Bluray Ripper is also powerful in removing protections that are commonly used in Blu-ray disc including AACS, BD+. So, it is always recommended to allow Internet access to AnyMP4 Bluray Ripper so as to get Bluray key for better decryption.
AnyMP4 really impresses me by its 3D options for all most all video formats and various 3D options like side-by-side (full and half-width), top-and-bottom (full and half-height), red/cyan, green/magenta, amber/blue anaglyph.