Blu-ray discs are usually encoded with H.264/AVC and VC-1 and in these two codecs, VC-1 Blu-ray discs will be more difficult to decrypt. Fortunately, this is a guide concerning ripping VC-1 encoded 1080p/1080i Blu-ray movie to H.264 MKV with Pavtube ByteCopy software, which is a Blu-ray copy tool and VC-1 to H.264 encoder. By Blu-ray movie I mean movie on a Blu-ray Disc or saved in Blu-ray structure, i.e.
1. ripped Blu-ray directory (BDMV structure)
2. Blu-ray ISO image file created from a disc.
If you’re seeking for a tool for converting VC-1 encoded 1080p/1080i MKV to H.264 AVI/MP4/MPEG, or converting VC-1 1080p/1080i M2TS to MKV/AVI/WMV/MP4, Pavtube Video Converter Ultimate is recommended.
For ripping 1080p/1080i Blu-ray VC-1 stream to H.264 MKV, you may download a restricted trial of Pavtube ByteCopy and follow the guide below for encoding VC-1 M2TS to H.264 MKV. Pavtube ByteCopy not only can decrypt Blu-ray AACS, BD+, MKB v61, MKB v62 and convert VC-1 Blu-ray to H.264 MKV but also can preserve Blu-ray audio such as Dolby TrueHD, DTS-HD Master audio. To directly rip 1080p/1080i movie from Blu-ray Disc, you need to hook up an external Blu-ray Disc drive with your PC and place a Blu-ray Disc (VC-1, MPEG-2 TS, MPEG-4 AVC encoded) into the BD drive.
Steps to Rip Blu-ray VC-1 to H.264 MKV with Dolby TrueHD/DTS-HD Master Audio
Step 1. Load movie for 1080p/1080i VC-1 Blu-ray to H.264 MKV conversion.
Run Pavtube ByteCopy, and click the “Load from Disc” icon to import movie files from Blu-ray Disc. To load BDMV folder, choose “Load from folder” from the dropdown list of “File”. To rip 1080p/1080i VC-1 movie from Blu-ray ISO image, mount the ISO with virtual drive first and then choose “Load from ISO/IFO”. The main title contains main movie and is checked by default.
Step 2: Choose H.264 MKV to output
To rip VC-1 Blu-ray to H.264 MKV keeping DTS and Dolby TrueHD audio, select "Multi-track Video" > "Lossless/encoded Multi-track MKV(*.mkv)", In this way you will get lossless audio streams without transcoding from original BD disc to MKV format.
Step 3. Check MKV codec and choose Blu-ray audio
Click "Settings" to open "Multi-task Settings" window, click "Audio" tab, check "Encode" to get encoded MKV files with Dolby TrueHD or DTS-HD Master audio saved. But you should make sure that the original Blu-ray disc contains DTS and TrueHD audio, otherwise, you still can not get DTS and Dolby audio saved.
Check the “Encode” box under “Video”, set codec to H.264. Save settings and back to main interface. To rip VC-1 encoded Blu-ray movie to H.264 MKV with 1080p HD quality, just set “original” or “1920*1080” in “Size” box.
Step 4. Converting 1080p/1080i VC-1 to H.264 MKV.
When back to the main interface, click “Convert” button to start ripping VC-1 1080p/1080i to H.264 MKV format. After conversion you can click “Open” to find converted MKV file(s).
When transcoding 1080p/1080i VC-1 to MKV with Pavtube ByteCopy using the above settings, Blu-ray video streams are converted from VC-1 to H.264, while original Blu-ray HD audio streams (Dolby TrueHD, DTS-HD, Dolby Digital, DTS, PCM, LPCM) are retained. So you have desired titles/chapters, audios, subtitles and desired video codec in an MKV file.
Note: the trial of Pavtube ByteCopy puts a Pavtube logo on the screen, and you need to purchase a license to get rid of the watermark logo when converting ripping VC-1 to 1080p MKV.