Nowadays, 4K Blu-ray movie has become the mainstream in movie industry. It provides high quality video and audio effect for people to get a cinema-like movie watching experience with their home theatre system. You only need a 4K Blu-ray driver and a 4K display screen, plus a 4K Blu-ray media player, to fully enjoy the 4K Blu-ray movies at home. However, with 4K Blu-ray disc, you have to make use of 4K Blu-ray driver, which is not convenient to carry with.

And some people have asked about solutions to rip 4K Blu-ray movie to H.265 videos so that they could freely enjoy the 4K Blu-ray movies on their H.265 player without losing image quality. In this guide, we would like to introduce you 3 different 4K Blu-ray ripper tools to help you rip 4K Blu-ray to H.265 videos in detail.

Part 1: Best 4K Blu-ray to H.265 Converter – Leawo Blu-ray Ripper

The first 4K Blu-ray ripper we would like to recommend is Leawo Blu-ray Ripper. It’s a piece of professional Blu-ray ripping software, capable of ripping Blu-ray to various video and audio formats such as MKV, MP4, MOV, AVI, WMV, FLV, MP3, AAC, etc. With Leawo Blu-ray Ripper, you can easily convert Blu-ray/DVD disc, folder and/ISO image files to videos in 200+ file formats for diverse devise and players like iPad, iPhone, Android tablets or smartphones, etc.

It supports both H.265 and H.264 output. You could even adjust the output profile parameters like video codec, bit rate, aspect ratio, frame rate, audio codec, channel, etc. Meanwhile, there are many bonus features that provide more fun for you, like Blu-ray/DVD movie editing, creating 3D movies out of regular Blu-ray/DVD movie, removing Blu-ray/DVD disc protection, region-free Blu-ray/DVD player, etc.

The below guide would show you how to use Leawo Blu-ray Ripper to rip and convert 4K Blu-ray disc to H.265 file in detail. But beforehand, you need to firstly download and install Leawo Blu-ray Ripper on your computer, and insert 4K Blu-ray disc into the Blu-ray disc recorder drive.

Note: Leawo Blu-ray Ripper has been built into Leawo Prof. Media as a module.

   

Step 1: Add source 4K Blu-ray

Launch Leawo Prof. Media and then open the “Convert” module to enter the “Convert” module. Then, click “Add Blu-ray/DVD” button. On the drop-down panel, you could see 3 different options: Add from CD-ROM, Add from folder and Add iso file. Choose “Add from CD-ROM” option to add 4K Blu-ray disc, or “Add from folder” to add 4K Blu-ray folder.

Note: Leawo Blu-ray Ripper offers 3 different 4K Blu-ray movie loading modes. Under Full Movie mode, you could load all content in source Blu-ray for converting, while Main Movie mode by default chooses the longest title (generally the main movie) but enables you to select any one title for loading and converting. In Custom Mode, you will be able to select multiple titles for loading and converting. Just choose the mode and then determine which titles to load here.

Step 2: Choose H.265 as output format

Click the drop-down box right before the big green “Convert” button on the sub-menu bar, and choose “Change” to choose H.265 MP4 or H.265 MKV as output format from the “Format > Common Video” group.

Step 3: Adjust parameters

After setting output format, open the drop-down button right before the big green “Convert” again and then choose “Edit” option to enter the “Profile Settings” panel, which lets you adjust video and audio parameters of output format, including: video codec(make sure it’s H.265), quality, bit rate, frame rate, aspect ratio, channel, audio codec, resolution, etc.

Step 4: Set output directory

Afterwards, you are back to the main interface. Click the big green “Convert” button on the sub-menu bar and then set output directory in the “Save to” box on the popup sidebar.

Step 5: Convert 4K Blu-ray to H.265 video

After that, click the bottom “Convert” button on the pop-up sidebar to start ripping and converting 4K Blu-ray movie to H.265 video immediately.

You then only need to wait for the conversion to complete. Leawo Blu-ray Ripper is much faster than others, about 6X times faster. After converting, you will then be able to transfer the converted 4K Blu-ray movie to iOS devices, Android devices, etc. for unlimited playback of 4K Blu-ray movies.

Part 2: Rip 4K Blu-ray to H.265 with ACE-Encode

ACE-Encode was born from the need convert a whole CD/DVD/Blu-ray library (450+) into music & movie files readable on a Home Theater PC (HTPC). ACE-Encode works by automatically ripping an inserted CD/DVD/Blu-ray to a folder of movies. From there you can manually run the encoder for DVD/Blu-ray which will convert the ripped folders to a usable (and smaller) movie file.

The below steps would show you how to install Ace-Encode and rip 4K Blu-ray to H.265 video with it in detail.

  1. Download and install Ace-Encode on your computer.
  2. Configure ACE-Encode
  3. If you have used GIT to install ACE-Encode to the above directory, start with: $ cd /usr/bin/ace-encode
  4. We will then need to ensure that ACE-Encode is executable by the user that you are logged in as. Replace {USERNAME} with the user you will be ripping files as:
  5. -$ sudo chmod +x ./*
    -$ sudo chown {USERNAME}:{USERNAME} ./*

  6. Next we will need to change the settings for ACE-Encode, by starting with the code: $ nano ./settings.conf
  7. The important settings to adjust are the following:
  8. GLOBAL_ENABLE_XBMC – Enable XBMC Connectivity (1 = on, 0 = off)
    GLOBAL_XBMC_HOST – XBMC Host that you wish to notify and update the library of (127.0.0.1 is the default)
    GLOBAL_ENABLE_EMAIL – Enable Email Connectivity (1 = on, 0 = off)
    GLOBAL_EMAIL – Email address to send notifications to
    GLOBAL_SOURCE_DRIVE – The path for your DVD/BluRay drive (/dev/sr0 is default)
    GLOBAL_LOG_DIR – Directory to save the application logs (/data/Ripping/logs is default)
    ENABLE_DVD – Enable DVD Ripping & Encoding (1 = on, 0 = off)
    DVD_OUTPUT_DIR – Directory to save the Ripped DVDs in (/data/Ripping/DVD is default)
    ENABLE_BLURAY – Enable DVD Ripping & Encoding (1 = on, 0 = off)
    BLURAY_OUTPUT_DIR – Directory to save the Ripped BluRays in (/data/Ripping/BR is default)

  9. To enable automatic ripping, first we need to create the definitions for each of the automatically started programs.
  10. $ cd /usr/bin/ace-encode
    $ sudo cp ./autorun/.abcde.conf ~
    $ sudo cp ./autorun/ripcd.desktop /usr/share/applications/
    $ sudo cp ./autorun/ripdvd.desktop /usr/share/applications/
    $ sudo cp ./autorun/ripbluray.desktop /usr/share/applications/
    $ sudo chmod +x ~/.abcde.conf
    $ sudo chmod +x /usr/share/applications/ripcd.desktop
    $ sudo chmod +x /usr/share/applications/ripdvd.desktop
    $ sudo chmod +x /usr/share/applications/ripbluray.desktop

  11. Next we need to open the file mimeapps.list:
  12. And add the following at the bottom of the file:
  13. [Default Applications]
    x-content/audio-cdda=ripcd.desktop;
    x-content/video-dvd=ripdvd.desktop;
    x-content/video-bluray=ripbluray.desktop
    [Added Associations]
    x-content/audio-cdda=ripcd.desktop;
    x-content/video-dvd=ripdvd.desktop;
    x-content/video-bluray=ripbluray.desktop;

  14. To automatically encode all ripped BluRays, use the following command:
  15. $ sudo /usr/bin/ace-encode/bluray-encode

It’s quite complicated to make use of the Ace-Encode to rip 4K Blu-ray discs to H.265 file. If you are quite familiar with scripts, you could take a try. Otherwise, we would like to suggest you use Leawo Blu-ray Ripper.

Part 3: Rip 4K Blu-ray to H.265 with AnyMp4 Blu-ray Ripper

Similar to Leawo Blu-ray Ripper, AnyMP4 Blu-ray Ripper could help you easily decrypt, rip and convert 4K Blu-ray movies to H.265 video as well. You can rip any 4K Blu-rays to videos in MKV, MP4, AVI, M2TS, etc., including H.265.

Follow the below steps to learn how to rip and convert 4K Blu-ray to H.265 video with AnyMP4 Blu-ray Ripper in detail:

  1. Download and install AnyMP4 Blu-ray Ripper on your computer.
  2. Load 4K Blu-ray disc from the Blu-ray recorder drive by clicking "Load Disc" button on the top of the interface, wait until the software loads it up.
  3. Unfold the drop-down list of Profile on the bottom of the interface and choose PS3 compatible video formats, like MP4, WMV, AVI, MPG and TS.
  4. Click the “Settings” button to adjust the output profile parameters, including video codec (make sure it’s H.265), quality, bit rate, aspect ratio, audio codec, etc.
  5. Set output directory in the “Destination” box.
  6. Finally, click the “Convert” button to start ripping 4K Blu-ray to H.265 video.

It could be much easier to rip and convert 4K Blu-ray movie to H.265 videos with the help of AnyMP4 Blu-ray Ripper. Ace-Encode is much more complicated, obviously.

Part 4: Comparison and Conclusion

Check the below table to learn the differences between the above 3 4K Blu-ray disc encoder tools before you decide which one to take.

 

Leawo Blu-ray Ripper

Ace-Encode

AnyMP4 Blu-ray Ripper

Rip Blu-ray/DVD to video

Yes

Yes

Yes

Convert Blu-ray/DVD to audio

Yes

No

Yes

Play back Blu-ray/DVD movie

Yes

No

Yes

Convert Blu-ray to 3D videos

Yes

No

Yes

Convert Blu-ray/DVD disc, folder and ISO file

Yes

No

Yes

Select subtitles and audio tracks

Yes

No

Yes

Trim Blu-ray/DVD movie

Yes

No

No

Adjust video effect

Yes

No

Yes

Crop video size

Yes

No

Yes

Rotate video

Yes

No

Yes

Convert Blu-ray/DVD to 4K/1080P video

Yes

No

Yes

Convert Blu-ray/DVD to multri-track lossless MP4/MKV

Yes

No

No

Take screenshots

Yes

No

No

Availability

Windows, Mac

Windows

Windows, Mac

Ripping speed

6X faster

Normal

Normal