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Best 4K Blu-ray Ripper: Ultra HD Blu-ray ripping and playback

4K Blu-rays are slowly making their way out into the world, and are probably a good way to watch UHD content. But it is not easy to watch 4K Blu-ray on PC cause that there is not PC optical drive can read 4K Blu-ray disc even HD Blu-ray discs. Even if you fortunately have a Blu-ray drive that can read 4K Blu-ray disc, there are few 4K Blu-ray players on PC can read 4K Blu-ray videos.

Maybe you can try to play 4K Blu-ray on 4K TV with Blu-ray Player. But Ultra HD discs won't play on a normal Blu-ray player, though you can play older Blu-ray discs on an Ultra HD player. Although there are a few Blu-ray players to choose from right now to playback UHD Blu-ray disc, they are very expensive like

> The impressive Panasonic DMP-UB900, US$699.99

> The equally excellent Panasonic DMP-UB700, US$699.99

> The slightly cheaper, but still very good, Samsung UBD-K8500, US$299.99

> The unconventional option: the Xbox One S (a games console can play 4K Ultra HD Blu-rays, and it's actually pretty good at it), US$299.99

Apart from UHD Blu-ray Player, you also need to make sure your TV supports at least the HDMI 2.0 standard when playing Ultra HD Blu-ray on 4K TV. Most TVs from the last year or so will, but very cheap models and some models from 2014 or earlier might not. 

It seems that a $40-$80 4K Blu-ray Ripper will be the cheapest way to play 4K Blu-ray disc. With a 4K Blu-ray Ripper, you can rip 4K Blu-ray to digital files for streaming to 4K TV without needing 4K Blu-ray Player. You also can convert 4KBlu-ray to the media player on PC supported digital format to play without a 4K Blu-ray Player.

Best 4K Blu-ray Ripper - Pavtube ByteCopy

There are many Blu-ray ripping tools on the market that can rip certain 4K fake Blu-rays. While it comes a true 4K Blu-ray disc, many 4K Blu-ray rippers fail to rip it cause a 4K Blu-ray has higher and stricter encryption and normal Blu-ray decrypter can't bypass all the copyright protection. Although many Blu-ray Rippers fail to rip 4K Blu-ray, there is still one decrypter tool can offer nearly perfect work. That is Pavtube ByteCopy which can copy and rip 4K Blu-ray discs easily. +

How The 4K Blu-ray Ripper Works

Every commercial Blu-ray disc contains what's called a disc image (or ISO file). Which is essentially the blueprint for a disc. It's what makes a Blu-ray disc a Blu-ray disc and not just a plastic slug. It contains the all of the videos, audio, menus, bonus tracks and file structure needed to play a disc in a Blu-ray player or drive.

Pavtube 4K Blu-ray Ripper scans your discs for its ISO file, extracts it and saves it onto your hard drive in digital format such as popular MP4, MKV, AVI, WMV, etc. Or, you can easily use this 4K Blu-ray Ripper to entire copy the 4K Blu-ray disc to a folder devided into BDMV folder and CERTIFICATE folder, making an exact copy, indistinguishable from the original. The main title of your original 4K Blu-ray is in a STREAM folder in the BDMV folder. This way can contain the reviews, ads, subtitles, extras and other everything in the 4K Blu-ray disc, no any loss.

A 4K Blu-ray disc will be 50GB - 100GB. Full copy 4K Blu-ray disc to hard drive will take too much space. Pavtube ByteCopy can directly extract the M2TS file which is the main title movie in the 4K Blu-ray without preserving other extras.

4K Blu-ray Ripper Output

Pavtube ByteCopy is not only able to create an exact 1:1 copies of 4K Blu-ray disc but also can export some popular video formats for more convenient playback. Not like HD Blu-ray, UHD Blu-ray are also encoded with HEVC codec, which can encode your video with half size comparing to the former AVC codec in 4K resolution. Pavtube ByteCopy can rip 4K Blu-ray to HEVC MKV, H.265 MP4 keeping 4k resolution.

Except HEVC video, Pavtube 4K Blu-ray Ripper also outputs other codecs like H.264/AVC, DivX, XviD, WMV1, WMV 2, WMV3, MPEG-2, etc in popular MP4, MKV, AVI, WMV, MOV, FLV, M3U8 formats with various video resolution 3840x2160, 1920x1080, 960x720, etc. It even can create 3D SBS/TB/Anaglyph MP4, 3D MKV, 3D WMV for Daydream View, PS VR, Gear VR, VR Box 2.0, Oculus Rift CV1, Oculus Rift DK2, HTC Vive, etc.

Normally, Blu-ray contains DTS, AAC, Linear PCM (LPCM), Dolby Digital (DD), Dolby Digital Plus (DD+), Dolby TrueHD, DTS Digital Surround, DTS-HD High Resolution Audio, DTS-HD Master Audio. Pavtube 4K Blu-ray Ripper can allow you to rip 4K Blu-ray keeping DTS-HD Master Audio, DTS Digital Surround, etc audio.

If you want to keep menus, chapter selection, subtitles and extra audio tracks when converting 4K Blu-ray to digital files, ByteCopy can rip 4K Blu-ray to lossless/uncompressed MKV container. Pavtube ByteCopy also remux it to mkv format. This way you will get a huge, but unprotected, easy to use and store mkv file that contains the exact video and audio streams as your Blu-ray disc quality and size-wise.

4K Blu-ray Ripper Customization During Ripping

Sometimes you don't want or need everything on a 4K Blu-ray disc. The award-winning 4K Blu-ray ripping program allows you to pick and choose which video codec, resolution, bitrate, frame rate and audio codec, channel, bitrate, subtitle track, video aspect ratio to output. This is a good feature if you need to compress 4K Blu-ray to 1080p video for HD display or load 4K Blu-ray onto a smaller external hard drive.

Another of the most useful tools found in the best 4K Blu-ray copiers is the "Edit" option. This option strips away everything on a video editor. You can trim video length, crop unwanted area around, add special effect, add external subtitle, add image/text/video watermark, replace/remove/fade/loop audio, adjust video volume, flip video and rotate video.

Another tool worthy is the ability to split the content found on a 4K Blu-ray disc onto 2/3/4/5 parts by video size, time or length. This is a great tool if you want to rip 4K Blu-ray to mobile devices for playback on the go.

4K Blu-ray Ripper Quality Preserving

A high-quality copy is essential for any Blu-ray copy program. Not in the 1:1 full 4K Blu-ray disc copy, main title copy or the lossless 4K Blu-ray to MKV conversion, you will get no quality loss whatsoever. But if you compress a 4K Blu-ray to HD AVI, HD WMV, HD FLV, HD TS, etc to fit into some multimedia player playback, there will be degradation in picture quality.

But if you will use an iPad, iPhone, Samsung Galaxy TabPro, a laptop to watch the 4K Blu-ray rips, a 4K video and a 1080p HD video won't give you much disappointment.

4K Blu-ray Time Consuming

It should be time-consuming to rip a 4K Blu-ray disc to hard drive, especially encoding 4K Blu-ray to HEVC codec video in that HEVC encoding is GPU-taking. We found it takes up to five hours to complete a full disc-to-disc copy. Similarly, compressing a 4K Blu-ray movie to fit onto a normal media player can take up to 8 hours. This is true no matter what 4K Blu-ray copy software application you choose.

Pavtube ByteCopy version and higher versions have joined 30x realtime 4K HEVC encoder with NVIDIA CUDA hardware acceleration. On the condition that your computer is geared with a CUDA-enabled GPU, you can re-encode 4K Blu-ray to H.265 and H.264 video up to 30x times Blu-ray ripping speed which can massively reduce the while 4K Blu-ray ripping time.

In addition, when you choose to entire copy 4K Blu-ray to folder, Pavtube ByteCopy can batch copy multiple 4K Blu-ray discs.

4K Blu-ray Ripper Ease-of-Use Feature

Copying Blu-ray discs is a technical and often confusing process. The best 4K Blu-ray copy software distills the process down to its simplest form. The intuitive even childlish interface makes each person know the meaning of each button and the next step.

Just load your 4K Blu-ray movies into the 4K Blu-ray decrypter. Choose the desired format then you can start the process. You can simply finish 4K Blu-ray ripping and copying withink 3 clicks.

How to Use Pavtube 4K Blu-ray Ripper?

Step 1. Install and launch the best 4K Blu-ray Converter program. Insert your Blu-ray disc into your BD drive, and click “Load from disc” icon to load your 4k Blu-ray movies and DVD discs. You can also import movies files from Blu-ray folder, ISO and DVD folder and DVD ISO/IFO.

load Blu-ray

Step 2: Click “Format” to open the drop-down window and choose HD MKV video in “HD Video” catelog and set video codes to x265 in “Settings” to choose to rip 4K Blu-ray to H.265 MKV. Meanwhile, you are allowed to adjust profile parameters like display resolution, bitrate, frame rate, audio sample rate to achieve the best video and audio playback on your device.


Step 3. Utilizing Nvidia GPU Hardware Acceleration In ByteCopy: Now, move your cursor to “Tools” button on the top of the main interface to choose “Options”. Then you can enable GPU Encode acceleration. You need to check if your graphic card supports CUDA acceleration from here.

H.265 encoding acceleration

Step 4: Hit on the “Convert” button and 4k Blu-ray to H.265/HEVC video Conversion begins. When the conversion is done, open output folder, find the ripped movie inoutput folder.

4K Blu-ray Rips Playback

To play 4K Blu-ray MKV or MP4 rips, you need a 4K HEVC video player. The recommended HEVC video players have: 5K Player, VLC Player, KMPlayer, Divx Player, Media Player Classic, FreeSmith Video Player, PotPlayer. If you want to play 4K HEVC video on a phone, you can use Sony Xperia Z5 Premium which supports 4K display. When you need a TV box to play 4K video on 4K TVs, you can try Xbox One S, Nvidia Shield 4K Android TV Box, Amazon Fire TV, Roku 4, Roku Ultra.

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