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The Best Blu-ray to MKV Ripper for HD Media Players and HTPCs in 2017

The Best Blu-ray to MKV Ripper for HD Media Players and HTPCs in 2017

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When people rip Blu-ray for HD media player playback, they want the best quality, if possible, everything original. If want original complete thing in a Blu-ray, full disc copy will be a good idea but not any HD media player can replace a Blu-ray Disc player so far. Even there are HD media player boxes that lets users to add a Blu-ray Disc drive, they do not give you full features. Normally you have main movie but lose the menus and special features, and this is called simple BD-navigation.

Blu-ray to MKV Converter

In addition, most HD media players only read Medias from HDD. That’s why people need get Blu-rays ripped first. When ripping a Blu-ray to HDD, there are quite a lot of formats to save the movie to : ISO, BDMV, M2TS, MKV, and whatever video format you like. MKV is the a format that lets one have a complete movie in a single file, including many audio, video and subtitles streams and Blu-ray chapters. So if you want lossless quality when ripping Blu-ray to HD Media Players, you can choose a Blu-ray to MKV converter to convert Blu-ray to MKV or lossless MKV.

Tips To Choose The Best Blu-Ray To MKV Converter?

There are so many Blu-ray Ripper applications that can decrypt Blu-ray and convert Blu-ray to MKV. So, when the tool can help you rip Blu-ray to MKV container, you can follow some tips and tricks to select the best Blu-ray to MKV converter. For example, you can see if the Blu-ray to MKV converter has these features to make your Blu-ray to MKV conversion much easier and the result more perfect.

1. Rip Blu-ray to MKV with Forced Subtitle – Even MKV container can contain multiple subtitle streaming, some people don’t need it and they dislike subtitle displaynig on their screen. It will be better that if your Blu-ray to MKV converter can allow you rip Blu-ray to MKV with Forced Subtitle to make you see subtitle showing only when the characters saying a foreign language.

2. Good A/V Sync – Many Blu-ray ripping tools make video and audio out of sync after ripping. So an excellent Blu-ray to MKV converter should has good A/V sync.

3. 5.1/7.1 audio (AC3/AAC/DTS) output – A good Blu-ray to MKV converter should enable you to rip Blu-ray with AC3 DTS 6 channels or AAC 6 channels. It should keep 5.1/7.1 sound when ripping Blu-ray.

4. Decryption of BD – Commercial Blu-ray discs have complex encryption to prevent people from ripping Blu-rays. So your Blu-ray to MKV converter should be able to decrypt Blu-ray BD+, AACS, etc.

Best 2 Blu-Ray To MKV Converter Recommended

The best software developer Pavtube offers you excellent two Blu-ray MKV converters with multiple features.

Software Pavtube ByteCopy Pavtube BDMagic
Mac version ByteCopy for Mac BDMagic for Mac
Supported Input Files

Blu-ray Discs, Blu-ray Folder, Blu-ray ISO Image File

DVDs, DVD Folder, DVD IFO File,DVD ISO Image File

Blu-ray Discs, Blu-ray Folder, Blu-ray ISO Image File

DVDs, DVD Folder, DVD IFO File,DVD ISO Image File

Blu-ray Decryption Decrypt Blu-ray BD+,UOP, Region codes, AACS, up to MKB V61. Decrypt Blu-ray BD+,UOP, Region codes, AACS, up to MKB V61.
Blu-ray Copy 1:1 full copy Blu-ray and directly main title copy Blu-ray 1:1 full copy Blu-ray and directly main title copy Blu-ray
Supported Output Files
H.264/H.265 MKV Yes Yes
4K/HD/SD MKV Yes Yes
3D SBS/TB/Anaglyph MKV Yes Yes
lossless/uncompressed MKV Yes No
Encoded MOV/MP4 with multiple sub/audio tracks Yes No
MP4/MOV/3GP/WMV/M3U8/FLV/ProRes Yes Yes
Other Features
Forced Subtitle/select subtitle/add subtitle Yes Yes
extract subtitle from Blu-ray/DVD Yes No
5./7.1 audio (AC3/AAC/DTS) output Yes Yes

Some Notes:

1. Both of the two Blu-ray Rippers employ NVIDIA CUDA computing when converting Blu-ray to H.264 MKV on Windows.

2. Both the two Blu-ray to MKV converter can edit Blu-ray and DVD movies such as trimming, cropping, splitting, merging, rotating, adding watermark, extracting audio from Blu-ray and DVD, etc.

3. Automatically detect Blu-ray/DVD main title to copy and converter.

4. Batch conversion.

Blu-Ray To MKV Converter More Info:

ByteCopy Review BDMagic Review
ByteCopy User Guide BDMagic User Guide
ByteCopy How-To BDMagic How-To

HD media players They Support:

  • WD TV Live family- WD TV Live, Live Plus, Live Hub
  • Popcorn Hour NMT family- NMT C-200, A-200, A-210
  • Netgear NeoTV 550 Ultimate HD Media Player
  • Seagate FreeAgent Theater+ HD Media Player
  • Lacie Classic HD Media Player
  • TViX Slim S1
  • ViewSonic VMP70 FULL HD Media Player
  • Xtreamer Pro/Ultra
  • FANTEC P2700 HDD Media Player
  • Dune BD Prime 3.0
  • Boxee HD Media Player

Editor’s Choice

Which Blu-ray to MKV converter do you want? If you want a more powerful one, that must be Pavtube ByteCopy.


  • All-in-one. Do crack and convert DVD and Blu-ray.
  • Lossless. Keep multiple original video, audio, subtitle streams without changing.
  • Fast. Single layer DVD copied to MKV in 10 mins, BD around an hour under lossless mode; 1.5 -5 hours under compressive mode. GPU acceleration(CUDA) ready.
  • Easy operation. 2 steps process for lossless BD/DVD to MKV ripping.
  • Lets you extract .srt subtitles for MKV file, including forced subtitles.
  • Converts Blu-ray PGS subtitles to DVD subtitle format, which is definitely acceptable by HD media players
  • Flexible. You decide which streams to keep, what codec to use, and what quality to export.


  • LPCM audio must be converted to PCM/AC3/AAC/MP3, etc.

How does ByteCopy work?

ByteCopy rips Blu-ray/DVD movie in two modes- lossless backup and compressive conversion. 

  • Lossless Blu-ray copy (preserving Blu-ray main movie with original video, audio, subtitles and chapter info)
  • Lossless DVD copy (preserving DVD main movie with original video, audio, subtitles and chapter info)
  • Compressive Blu-ray to MKV rip (letting users choose resolution, bitrate, codec, channels, etc or use preset HD Player profiles to compress high quality 1080p Blu-ray contents)

Compare ByteCopy with other Blu-ray Ripper

1. ByteCopy vs. MakeMKV (comparison chart)
2. ByteCopy vs. AnyDVD (comparison chart)
3. ByteCopy vs. Sothink Blu-ray Ripper (comparison chart)

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