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How to Rip 4K Blu-ray to H.265 MP4 Utilizing NVIDIA GPU Acceleration?

People have higher and higher requirement on video resolution that's why 4K Blu-ray is taking the place of normal HD Blu-ray. Everyone will want to watch their favorite TV shows and movies in an ultra crisp 3840 × 2160 resolution. But even you have a 4K Blu-ray, it is not easy to view it cause 4K Blu-ray needs new 4K Blu-ray Player and 4K Blu-ray Player is really much more expensive than HD Blu-ray Player. To play 4K Blu-ray on PC and protect 4K Blu-ray discs, many people choose to rip 4K Blu-ray to H.265 MP4 with 3840x2160 resolution. 

Why Choose Rip 4K Blu-ray to H.265 MP4?

* Small Size: H.265’s main advantage over H.264 is that it offers roughly double the compression ratio for the same quality. This means that a video file encoded with HEVC can occupy half the space of its H.264 equivalent with no noticeable change in quality.

* Wide Compatibility: Ripping 4K Blu-ray to MP4 allows you to play this video with Windows Media Player, VLC, iPhone 7, Samsung Galaxy S7, Plex, Samsung 4K TV, etc via USB stick or over the network without needing the 4K Blu-ray Player.

How to Convert 4K Blu-ray to H.265 MP4?

Comparing to Blu-ray, 4K UHD Blu-ray is harder to decrypt cause it has more complex encryption. There are many Blu-ray Rippers on the market but few of them can rip 4K Blu-ray, especially rip 4K Blu-ray to HEVC MP4. Even though your Blu-ray ripping tool can decrypt 4K Blu-ray and re-encode it to HEVC video, if your Blu-ray Ripper doesn't support NVIDIA NVENC or NVIDIA CUDA hardware acceleration, it will cost you too much time cause HEVC encoding is GPU-taking.

However, the new release of Pavtube Studio of its Pavtube ByteCopy removed this upset. In the latest update, Pavtube ByteCopy version can rip 4K Blu-ray to HEVC MP4 with up to 30x times ripping speed utilizing the most advanced hardware acceleration NVIDIA CUDA & AMD APP by H.264/H.265 codec, which can give users video transcoding speed than before.

Pavtube ByteCopy can decrypt 4K Blu-ray BD+, AACS, Region Codes, MKB V61, MKB V62 then convert 4K M2TS to HEVC MP4, HEVC MKV with up to 500% speed using GPU acceleration. In the test, when I am using Nvidia Titan X Pascal, I took an hour to rip The Revenant to H.265 MP4 by enabling GPU encode acceleration. It will cost less time if you rip 4K Blu-ray to H.264 MP4 and copy Blu-ray and DVD to H.265 MKV, H.265 MP4. You can learn more in this 4K Blu-ray Ripper review

Start to Decrypt 4K Blu-ray to HEVC MP4

Step 1. Load 4K Blu-ray movies

Install and launch the best 4K Blu-ray to H.265 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: Choose H.265 MP4

Click "Format" to open the drop-down window and choose H.265 HD MP4 video in "HD Video" catelog. You also can choose HD MKV from HD Video category 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.

h.265 mp4

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: Start ripping 4k Blu-ray to H.265/HEVC MP4

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.

About HEVC/H.265 Playback

While the benefits of HEVC encoding are clear, playback is essentially restricted to PCs, high-end smartphones and tablets, and a very small range of media players and consoles. As for software that can playback HEVC-encoded files, there are many options out there. On Windows 10, you can natively play HEVC videos in the default Films & TV app or through Windows Media Player. Alternatively, you can use VLC or MPC-HC for playback, which support older operating systems, or popular media center apps like Kodi (version 14 onwards) and Plex Media Player.

If you’re running macOS or iOS, VLC is your best bet. On Android devices, you’ll be able to play back HEVC files using MX Player through software decoding if your device is fast enough, or if it is, both MX Player and the Plex app supports native HEVC playback. Note that some devices have HEVC decoding blocks in their SoCs but don’t support native playback at this time.

Here are the media players that do support HEVC:

- Roku 4

- Amazon Fire TV (2015) and 2nd-gen Fire TV Stick

- Xbox One

Tips: Comparison Chart of Blu ray vs DVD vs 4K Ultra HD




Laser type

Video codecs


Region codes



720×480 (480i/480p-US)


650nm (red laser)


$14.99 to $29.99

8 regions(6 commercial)

Numerous movies in DVD


1920×1080 (1080p)


405nm (blue laser)


 $5 to $10 expensive than DVD

Three region codes

Newer and fewer than DVD


4096x2160 or 3840 x 2160

66 to 100GB


HEVC and VP9

Free to $99/year subscription


Limited resources

Some regions and counties don't allow rip commercial Blu-rays. In these places, you only can play 4K Blu-ray with 4K Blu-ray Players. There are only several manufacturers having producted 4K Blu-ray Players. Below are top 3 popular 4K Blu-ray Players you can consider about.

Top 3 4K Blu-ray Players in 2017

1. Samsung UBD-K8500 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray player

Supported resolution: 3840 x 2160 | Smart TV: Samsung Smart Hub |Dimensions: 405 x 44.7 x 230 mm | Weight: 4.19 pounds | UHD Upscaling: Yes | Wi-Fi: Yes | 3D support: Yes

2. Panasonic DMP-UB900

Supported resolution: 3840 x 2160 | Smart TV: Panasonic OS | Dimensions: 435 x 199 x 68mm | Weight: 5.29 pounds | UHD Upscaling: Yes | Wi-Fi: Yes | 3D support: Yes

 3. Xbox One S (Read 4K Blu-ray to Xbox One S)

Supported resolution: 3840 x 2160 | Smart TV: New Xbox Experience | Dimensions: 17 x 11.4 x 4.4 inches | Weight: N/A | UHD Upscaling: Yes | Wi-Fi:Yes | 3D support: Yes

Top 4K Blu-ray Discs You Can Get Right Now

1. Deepwater Horizon 4K Blu-ray

2. The Magnificent Seven 4K Blu-ray

3. Suicide Squad 4K Blu-ray

4. Sully 4K Blu-ray

5. Underworld 4K Blu-ray

6. Morgan 4K Blu-ray

7. The Accountant 4K Blu-ray

8. Deepwater Horizon 4K Blu-ray

9. The Birth of a Nation 4K Blu-ray

10. The Revenant 4K Blu-ray

11. Resident Evil: Afterlife 4K Blu-ray

12. Inferno 4K Blu-ray

13. Trolls 4K Blu-ray

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