This article is mainly discussing the following topics:
What is HandBrake?
As a free powerful converting program for Windows and Mac, Handbrake has won its praise in the past years. The basic function of Handbrake is to help users to convert and rip DVD. Generally, its supported converting list contains “Any DVD or Blu-ray, such as VIDEO_TS folder, DVD image, real DVD or blu-ray”. Since the release of Handbrake on Jan 3, 2011, it added some support for Blu-ray ripping on conditions that the Blu-ray Disc must be removed from copy protection. Specifically, Handbrake could neither work with encrypted physical Blu-ray Disc nor decrypted commercial Blu-ray movies in BDMV file structure. Therefore, if you want to utilize Handbrake to help you convert Blu-ray Discs to other video formats like MP4 which is more compatible with digital devices, then you need to decrypt the Blu-ray Disc first. For the detailed tutorial about converting Blu-ray with Handbrake, please go ahead.
How to Convert Blu-ray with Handbrake?
Step 1. Download Handbrake and install it.
Step 2. Run Handbrake and make sure the Blu-ray Disc has circumvent the copy protection.
Step 3. Open the Blu-ray Disc. Make sure the High Profile (1) is selected and then select Source and Video File (2).
Step 4. Set the output video parameters. First confirm the output video folder by clicking Browse button (1). And set the Size (2), Cropping (3) and Video (4) parameters as well as Audio and Subtitles settings.
Step 5. Start the converting process. After setting the above parameters, then you only need to click Start button at the top and after several minutes you will obtain a converted Blu-ray video.
That’s all. It is not so complicated to use Handbrake to convert Blu-ray, isn’t it. However, since Handbrake is not able to decrypt commercial Blu-ray Disc, I will recommend another much more powerful converting tools which could decrypt copy protection of Blu-ray Disc for your further reference. The program is Leawo Blu-ray Ripper.
How to Convert Blu-ray with Leawo Blu-ray Ripper?
Leawo Blu-ray Ripper could decrypt, rip and convert Blu-ray discs with AACS, BD+ and the latest MKB protection, and CSS-DVD discs with advanced disc protection removal technology. It is powerful in ripping Blu-ray disc to more than 180 video formats from any region with ease and speed. As the best Blu-ray decoder software, Leawo Blu-ray Ripper has 6X-faster ripping speed and guarantees 100% original quality. Besides, Leawo Blu-ray Ripper allows you to edit the Blu-ray and set the output video effects according to your personal preferences. Now let’s take a look at the detailed instructions.
Step 1. Download Leawo Blu-ray Ripper and then install it on your computer. Click Blu-ray Ripper to enter the main interface.
Step 2. Import the Blu-ray disc on your computer to Leawo Blu-ray Ripper. After entering the main converting interface, you can click Add Blu-ray/DVD to import the Blu-ray movie. Or you can just drag the Blu-ray file to the converting panel directly.
Step 3. Once Blu-ray movie is selected, you will be provided three options to import Blu-ray file(s): Full Movie, Main Movie and Custom Mode. Choose a mode and select title(s) if necessary, and then click OK button to start importing Blu-ray movie. After that, you can preview the imported Blu-ray movie via selecting the subtitles and audio track etc.
Step 4. Choose output format. There is a drop-down box named MP4 Video by default next to Add Photo button. And you can find Edit, Change and Apply three options. You can click Change to enter the Profile panel to select the output format. Also, if you want to set the parameters of the video, you can select Edit to enter the editing panel including Video Codec, Bite Rate, Resolution, Frame Rate and Aspect Ratio.
Step 5. Set output directory. You need to set a directory under Save to box. Finally, you can just click Convert button at the bottom to start the 4K Blu-ray movie to MP4 conversion process. Just wait in several minutes, and you will obtain a new video in MP4 format.
With the help of Leawo Blu-ray Ripper, you can easily convert the Blu-ray Disc (including encrypted BD) to other video formats with ease and accuracy. Since Handbrake is free for most Mac and Windows users, its function in converting Blu-ray is limited compared to Leawo Blu-ray Ripper. Therefore, Leawo Blu-ray Ripper is your best choice when you have the need to convert Blu-ray. Just try it!
Also interested to know more about the Blu-ray ripping tips, check how to convert and rip Blu ray to iTunes out.