Handbrake is probably the most known free DVD ripping and video converting software. The latest version of Hanbrake, Handbrake 0.9.5, release on Jan 03, 2011, comes with the support of Blu-ray. It seems it’s very easy to use Handbrake to rip Blu-ray to your computer's hard drive. But if you want to preserve the Blu-ray image and sound quality, you need to make some settings for Handbrake Blu-ray ripping. Read on to find how to rip Blu-ray with Handbrake.
Before you start, please note that Handbrake 0.9.5 cannot rip protected Blu-ray discs. You need to remove Blu-ray copy protection first. Download Handbrake 0.9.5 according to your computer's operating system from Handbrake official website: http://handbrake.fr/downloads.php.
Launch Handbrake. Under presets, select High Profile and then click Source > Video Files to add your Blu-ray files. You can add either M2TS or MKV Blu-ray files. In the BDMV folder, choose the STREAM folder and select the biggest M2TS file. Please note that Handbrake doesn't support seamless branching Blu-rays.
After the movie has been loaded, you can set the output path by clicking Browse and find a folder to save the output files. For the Container, you can choose to rip Blu-ray to MKV or MP4 according to your needs. Under Picture tab, you can set the output video size. It’s recommended to keep the full resolution to get higher video quality. And set Cropping to Automatic to remove the movie black bars.
After that, you can go to Video filters, Video, Audio, Subtitles, etc. tab to set the codecs, quality and add subtitles with Handbrake. When you have finished all the settings, just press Start on the top to start ripping Blu-ray to MP4 or MKV. Since Blu-ray are very big, the ripping process may last for a few hours. Just wait and after the ripping, you will get the HD MP4/MKV files.
Since most Blu-ray movies are copy protected. To rip Blu-ray with Handbrake, you need to use a program to crack the Blu-ray copy protection first. This may be annoying. And Handbrake can only help you rip Blu-ray to MP4 and MKV. What to do if you want to rip Blu-ray to other video formats like AMV, AVI, etc?
Here is a professional Blu-ray ripper - Aimersoft Blu-ray Ripper, to help you copy and rip -ray to popular video and audio formats like MP4, AVI, WMV, MOV, MPEG, FLV, MP3, M4A, AC3, AAC, WMA, etc. bypassing AACS, BD+ protection. Besides, Aimersoft Blu-ray Ripper is optimized for the 2nd Generation Intel® Core™ Processors and grabs the latest NVIDIA® CUDA and AMD technologies. The ripping speed is much faster than Handbrake!
Aimersoft Blu-ray Ripper is easy to handle. You can finish ripping Blu-ray movies with only three simple steps:
1. Load Disc: Insert your Blu-ray disc into your computer. Run on this Handbrake alternative and click “Load Disc" button to import the blu-ray movies.
2. Choose output format: Click the pull-down arrow on the Profile option to choose your desired output video format. As you can see, Aimersoft Blu-ray ripper also provide optimized preset for various mobile devices, like iPhone, iPad, PSP, Xbox, Zune and many more. You can also edit or back up blu-ray movies with ease.
3. Start the conversion: When all settins are done, what you need to do now is to click the big Convert button and the program will begin ripping Blu-ray immediately.
Below is a video tutorial on how to rip Blu-ray with Handbrake:
See, that's how simple it is. If you want to convert Blu-ray videos to various format, this Blu-ray ripper will surely the best choice. Just download Aimersoft Blu-ray Ripper to have a try now!