“Dear editor, I run a movie sharing forum, and I often upload my Blu-ray movies to the forum to share with others. However, some friends said that the video I uploaded is not that good in quality recently. I wonder whether that is because the loss of ripping. Would you please recommend me a Blu-ray ripper that can rip the discs lossless? Thanks a lot.”
Dear reader, if you want to rip Blu-ray discs lossless, you can choose MKV as the output video format. Threfore you shall look for a Blu-ray ripper having the ability to rip Blu-ray to MKV.
Part 1: Basic Knowledge for Ripping Blu-Ray Lossless
In the process of ripping, compression is often used to make files smaller. There are two types of media file that we can get from compression, lossy type of media file and lossless type of media file. By compressed, we get a smaller size of file that free some hard drive space, and the smaller-size file is preferred by social network. Ripping makes larger-size files more portable and acceptable. However, there will be some data thrown out during the process of ripping and compression, and on most occasions, lossy files are created rather than lossless files. In order to get smaller-size yet lossless file by ripping, it is necessary for us to figure out what files are lossless.
In terms of image files, RAM, BMP, and PNG are all lossless while JPEG and GIF are lossy. In terms of audio files, WAV, FLAC, and ALAC (Apple Lossless Audio Codec, used by iTunes) are all lossless while MP3, and OGG are lossy. As for video formats, as lossless video formats take up a huge amount of space, people seldom choose lossless video formats as output formats. However, in order to rip Blu-ray lossless, we can choose MKV as the output format.
As most people’s favourite video container format, MKV contain many audio tracks, video and subtitle streams in a single file. As MKV format help do lossless backup whatever kind of disc like CD, DVD and Blu-ray Discs, many people prefer MKV format as the output format when they would like to rip Blu-ray lossless.
Part 2: Recommedation of Blu-Ray Ripper to Rip Blu-Ray Lossless
Developed by Leawo Software, Leawo Blu-ray to MKV Converter is a professional Blu-ray converting application which can help you rip Blu-ray to MKV lossless. Like many other Leawo Software’s products, Leawo Blu-ray to MKV Converter also has two version Leawo Blu-ray to MKV Converter Windows version and Mac version. With advanced transcoding technology and preset MKV output format, Leawo Blu-ray to MKV Converter is able to rip Blu-ray to MKV lossless at fast speed.
Leawo Blu-ray Ripper is another product of Leawo Software. In addition to ripping Blu-ray to MKV lossless, Leawo Blu-ray Ripper can also rip Blu-ray to MP4, MOV, AVI, FLV, VOB, MP3, AAC, etc. And it also provide Windows and Mac version.
Part 3: 2 Ways to Rip Blu-Ray to MKV Lossless
First Way to Rip Blu-Ray to MKV Lossless with Leawo Blu-Ray to MKV Converter
Download, install and launch Leawo Blu-ray to MKV Converter on your PC or Mac.
The following step-by-step tutorial guide is based on Leawo Blu-ray to MKV Converter Windows version. Check it out to learn how to rip Blu-ray lossless.
Step 2: Choose Subtitles and Audio Tracks
Check the titles or chapters you want to retain subtitles and audio tracks. The subtitles and audio tracks would be displayed at the bottom of the left processing panel. Select the one you need or just all of them. The built-in player allows you to preview subtitles and audio tracks you choose.
Step 4. Start Ripping Blu-ray to MKV
Click the button on the bottom right to start to rip Blu-ray to MKV lossless. You can see the converting progress and time needed on the converting panel. Also, after-done settings could be set here for attention-free operation.
Second Way to Rip Blu-Ray to MKV Lossless with Leawo Blu-Ray to MKV Converter
Download, install and launch Leawo Blu-ray Ripper on your PC or Mac, and then follow the step-by-step guide below to rip Blu-ray lossless.
Step 1: Import Source Blu-ray Files
Click Add Blu-ray/DVD button on the sub-menu bar to load source Blu-ray/DVD disc or folders. After Blu-ray is loading, you can freely choose subtitles and audio tracks as well.
Step 2: Set MKV as Output Format
Click the drop-down box by default named “MP4 Video” button (the button next to Add Blu-ray/DVD button) to set output profile. Click “Change” button to select MKV as output format.
I sincerely hope this article will be useful for Blu-ray to MKV conversion lossless. After getting lossless MKV file from Blu-ray ripping, you can enjoy Blu-ray movies more conveniently.