Top 3 4K UHD Blu-ray Rippers to Rip 4K Blu-ray With Ease
The 4K technology must be good news to movie lovers who appreciate the image quality over anything else. However, despite the benefit of 4K, most people have difficulty in watching or playing 4K UHD Blu-ray movie directly, as it requires a specialized 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray player, which is very expensive to get. Generally speaking, it’s impossible to play 4K Blu-rays using a regular Blu-ray player.
To solve this issue, the most economic solution is to rip 4K Blu-ray discs to other popular video formats and watch them with any portable devices you already have. In this way, all you need is a professional 4K Blu-ray ripper. So here in this article we will share with you the top three 4K Blu-ray rippers that really can rip 4K Blu-ray discs without any problem.
- Part 1. Top 3 4K Blu-ray Rippers
- Part 2. How to Rip Blu-ray on PC/Mac with Professional Blu-ray Ripper
- Part 3. FAQ about Ripping 4K Blu-ray
Part 1. Top 3 4K Blu-ray Rippers
There are several Blu-ray rippers on the market claiming that they can rip 4K Blu-ray discs, but after our test, most of them failed to load 4K Blu-ray disc. One example is VideoSolo Blu-ray Ripper, it advertises itself as the best 4K Blu-ray Ripper, but in our test, it failed to load the 4K Blu-ray disc immediately. Similar issues happen on EaseFab Lossless Copy and Pavtube ByteCopy. EaseFab Lossless Copy even crashed after it failed to load my 4K Blu-ray disc. It’s disappointing that many so-called 4K Blu-ray ripper didn’t do the job properly. But the good news is that there are still some 4K Blu-ray rippers can load 4K Blu-ray disc and convert them to other video formats without failure. Here we will recommend the top 3 for you.
Top 1. DVDFab UHD Ripper
Platform: Windows, Mac
DVDFab UHD Ripper can convert a 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray movie to MKV, M2TS and MP4 formats, with lossless or 4K HEVC 10-bit or SDR video quality.
- Offer multiple profiles to meet the diversified user demands.
- Fix metadata information of the sources to apply to the resulting videos.
- Preserve the astounding HDR10 video quality if your playback device can handle HDR10, otherwise this 4K Blu-ray ripper will convert HDR10 to SDR while preserving the original quality to the largest extent.
- Speed up 4K Blu-ray ripping process with the latest hardware acceleration technologies.
How to rip 4K Blu-ray with DVDFab UHD Ripper? Follow the guide below.
Step 1. Download and install the 64-bit version of DVDFab 11, then select the Ripper module from the top menu. Insert a 4K Ultra Blu-ray disc, or click the + icon to load the 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray folder or ISO file.
Step 2. Click the Profile Switcher to select the profile you prefer from the available 6 profiles, including MKV Passthrough, M2TS Passthrough, MKV.4K.H265.10bit, M2TS.4K.H265.10bit, MP4.SDR and MKV.SDR. Then customize the necessary parameters according to the profile you choose.
Step 3. After you set everything right, click the Start button to rip Blu-ray to PC. You can also set your PC to automatically shut down, exit program, hibernate or do nothing when the 4K Blu-ray ripping task is done.
Top 2. MakeMKV
Platform: Windows, Mac OS X and Linux
MakeMKV is a well known Blu-ray/DVD ripper program, but it only offers one output format, lossless MKV. It will preserve most information of your source files but not change it in any way. So you can rip Blu-ray or DVD to MKV and watch them on your favorite player. If you want to play the converted 4K Blu-ray file on any portable device like iPhone, iPad, Android, etc., you need to convert the MKV file to MP4 in a lower resolution.
MakeMKV is able to process most Blu-ray/ DVDs, no matter they are protected or not, including 4K and 3D Blu-rays. More importantly, the author promises that MakeMKV will remain free while it’s in beta. Actually, it’s in beta for quite a long time. The only disadvantage is that you can only rip 4K Blu-ray to MKV format, and the MKV file you get will be in large size.
Top 3. Leawo Blu-ray Ripper
Platform: Windows, Mac
The last 4K UHD Blu-ray ripper we recommend here is Leawo Blu-ray Ripper, which can rip Blu-ray/DVD to 180+ video/audio formats with original quality and 6X higher speed. Compared with DVDFab and MakeMKV, Leawo Blu-ray Ripper supports for more output formats, more over, it’s capable of extracting audio from 4K Blu-ray for playback on any media player or portable device. It also comes with some useful video editing features that enable you to trim or crop a video, add watermark, adjust the video effects, or even add 3D effects on a 2D movie.
Note: Leawo once suspended support for 4K Blu-ray ripping, but the 4K Blu-ray ripping is still available in beta version, so please make sure you are using the beta version. And I’m sorry that I have no idea about when the beta ends.
Part 2. How to Rip Blu-ray on PC/Mac with Professional Blu-ray Ripper
Most users may still have lots of common Blu-rays that need to be converted to video/audio formats, in this case, we recommend you to use Vidmore Blu-ray Monster, an all-in-one toolbox for Blu-ray ripping, converting and copying. It can also work as a MakeMKV alternative to rip Blu-ray to MKV Lossless format.
- Convert Blu-ray movie to video or audio file that can be stored anywhere.
- Rip full Blu-ray disc to ISO and folder with original structure, 6x faster speed and no quality loss. (Only for personal use).
- You are offered a wide range of output formats, as well as optimized presets for different smartphones, tablets, TVs and so on.
- Edit and customize Blu-ray movie effects with the built-in editing feature. You can adjust the brightness, contrast, saturation and hue, apply customized filters to your Blu-ray movie.
Follow the steps below to rip Blu-ray on PC.
Step 1. Free download, install and launch Blu-ray Monster on your computer.
Step 2. Click the big plus icon in the middle, then the program will analyze your computer to find Blu-ray videos automatically. You can also click Load Blu-ray on the top left corner to select the source of videos between Blu-ray Disc and Blu-ray Folder.
Step 3. If you only see the main movie of your Blu-ray, you can click View/Select Title to view other small videos in your Blu-ray disc.
Step 4. Select the output format you want, you can set different output formats to each of your Blu-ray movie.
Step 5. If you need to edit the effects of your Blu-ray movie before converting it to other video formats, you can click the icons besides each video clip to enter different interfaces.
For example, you can click the magic stick icon to adjust effects and apply filters to your Blu-ray movie, rotate & crop video, add watermark and adjust settings for your audio track and subtitle.
By clicking the scissor icon beside the target format of conversion in the video list, you can trim the Blu-ray movie and set start and end time of the segment you want.
Step 6. After all settings are ready, you can choose the destination to save the converted Blu-ray file and click Rip All to start ripping Blu-ray. When the conversion finishes, it will pop up the folder automatically for you.
Part 3. FAQ about Ripping 4K Blu-ray
1. How can I rip 4K Blu-ray for free?
The three 4K Blu-ray ripper programs recommend above can help you rip 4K Blu-ray without problem, MakeMKV beta can help you rip 4K Blu-ray for free..
2. Can I edit 4K Blu-ray before ripping it to other formats?
If you need to edit 4K Blu-ray before ripping it, we recommend you to use DVDFab UHD Ripper and the beta version of Leawo Blu-ray Ripper, MakeMKV lacks of editing feature.
3. Can I rip 4K Blu-ray for Plex?
Yes, if you want to put your 4K Blu-ray collections to Plex, you can rip 4K Blu-ray to Plex compatible formats such as MP4 and MOV. In this case, DVDFab and Leawo 4K Blu-ray Ripper can do you a favor.
In this article, we have recommended the top 3 4K Blu-ray rippers for you to rip or convert 4K Blu-rays in order to play and watch them on commonly-used players or portable devices. Among them, we recommend DVDFab mostly as it supports more profiles and HDR10 technology, which make it outstanding from the three options. You can choose the one meets your need according to your detailed demands and the features of each 4K Blu-ray ripper we introduced above. In addition, if you are looking for a common Blu-ray ripper that can help you rip Blu-ray to video/audio formats and edit Blu-ray movies as you like, Vidmore Blu-ray Monster can be your best choice.