How to Rip Unprotected/Protected Blu-ray with HandBrake

This article will show you how to use HandBrake to rip Blu-ray step by step and choose the best HandBrake alternative.

Handbrake is a free program that available both for Mac and Windows users to convert and rip DVD from real disc, VIDEO_TS folder, and DVD ISO image to MP4, M4V and MKV format for iPad, Apple TV, iPhone, with customized settings. Since the update release of HandBrake 0.9.5 on Jan 3, 2011, it has added some support for reading Blu-Ray folder structures. However, that doesn't mean you can use HandBrake as a full Blu-ray Disc ripper, it cannot yet decrypt the Blu-Ray discs the way it can with regular DVDs. To rip Blu-ray with Handbrake, you'll need to add an intermediate step.

The best handbrake alternative for ripping Blu-ray movies I can recommend is Dimo Video Converter Ultimate for Mac. Specially designed for Blu-ray (DVD included) ripping, conversion and backup, the handbrake alternative takes everything from the Blu-ray, including the chapters, extras, and subtitles. The well-designed interface makes it easier to operate for everything. It helps you copy and rip Blu-ray to popular video and audio formats like MP4, AVI, WMV, MOV, MPEG, FLV, MP3, M4A, AC3, AAC, WMA, etc. bypassing protection. Plus, it has more than 150+ optimized outputs which can helps you simply convert or rip Blu-ray to play on a large variety of mobile devices like iPhone, iPad, iPod, HTC, Samsung, Archos, Nokia, PSP, Xbox 360, Zune, etc. with excellent output quality and fast conversion speed.

With it, you can also do batch conversion from any video to MP4, AVI, FLV, WMV, MKV, H.265, etc. video files on Mac (OS Sierra) with fast encoding speed and high output quality. It lets you enjoy the thrill of video/audio conversion between various formats. What you can achieve from this onverter doesn't limit in here. Its built-in editor allows you to adjust the video effects for better visual enjoyment. Apart from that, it can also make ISO from any videos for backup without compressing any image quality. Moreover, you can download online videos from 300+ popular sites like YouTube, BBC, Vimeo, Facebook, etc.  If you are the user of Windows computer, simply turn to Dimo Video Converter Ultimate to convert videos for using on Win.

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Step 1. Load source files
Launch it and click the "Add Blu-ray" button to import the Blu-ray files that you want to convert to play with Handbreak to draw into Blu-ray movies you want to rip. video files like MKV, MP4, etc. or Blu-ray folder and ISO image files are supported as well. If you only need to rip Blu-ray, choose BDMate instead.

Step 2. Select output format
Clicking the Select Format, here you can select MPEG-4, MPEG-2, MKV, WMV... from the "Video" list as the target format. Or you can choose a preset for you device like iPad.

Tip: For more control, you can enter the "Settings" button to adjust the video and audio parameters like video codec, audio codec, bit rate, frame rate, sample rate, video size, etc. For novices, you can ignore these since the default settings produces a great result.

Tip 2: If the video clips you've recorded are still longer than your requirements, but you won't like to give up the quality to 480p or others, then you could activate the build-in video editor in this video converter by click "Edit", so that you can choose to trim and split the movie into smaller parts with zero quality. Click the "Trim" icon in the main interface, and you can cut your files according to time length and file size.

Step 3. Start converting your movies

When all settins are done, Click the big Start button and the program will begin ripping Blu-ray with best Handbrake alternative immediately.

So there you have it. Pretty simple. If you want to convert Blu-ray videos to various format and your devices or backup Blu-ray with original 100% quality, this Blu-ray ripper will be absolutely the best choice. Just get it and have a try!

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