Top 5 Blu-ray Copy Software Reviews & Comparisons

John Salley

Mar 14, 2017 02:50 pm / Posted by John Salley

Why need a Blu-ray copy software?

As the best available format in terms of picture quality, as well as audio quality, Blu-ray disc is able to deliver your favorite movies and shows in stunning depth and detail. However, the physical Blu-ray discs can easily get scratched, damaged, lost or stolen. What’s more, Sony’s licensing on Blu-ray also limits the playback of Blu-ray movies only with expensive Blu-ray player, you will have no luck to enjoy your favorite HD movies on computer, smartphone, tablets, game consoles, etc. Fortunately, here comes Blu-ray copy software, which allows you to make physical and digital backup copies of your Blu-ray library so that you can always have access to the movies without the original Blu-ray disc.

How to choose a best Blu-ray copy software?

For those people who doesn’t have much information about the Blu-ray technology, it would be a great challenge for you to pick the best one among the large amount of Blu-ray copy software promoted on the market. To guide you out of confusion, we have summarized the following important 5 important criterion for you:

– Bypass all Blu-ray copy protection and region code

As Blu-ray disc encryption frequently changes and becomes harder to crack, so you’ll need to get a good program that keeps constant update with perfect support to bypass all encryption and even the latest encryption used on many new released Blu-ray movies. With the ability to remove region code, you can then play Blu-ray movies created in foreign countries on many domestic machines and devices.

– Full support for 3D Blu-ray movies.

3D technology adds a unique experience to movies and more and more Blu-ray movies now adopts the 3D technology. A good Mac Blu-ray Ripper should follow the trend with the capability to convert 3D Blu-ray into compatible 3D format for 3D TV or VR Headsets viewing with the best quality.

– Various output options
To make maximum usage of the Blu-ray movies, it would be ideal for you to find a good Mac Blu-ray Ripper software to produce various different output options not only including popular digital file formats but also hot devices and programs such as iPhone, iPad, Android phone/tablets, game consoles, TV, etc preset profile formats.

– Subtitle settings function

Subtitles plays an important role especially when you are watching a foreign language Blu-ray movies. A good Mac Blu-ray Ripper offers many subtitle settings function for you such as selecting desired subtitles from internal Blu-ray movies, enable forced subtitles to disable the traditional subtitles while still preserving the subtitles that translate foreign language speaking parts periodically throughout the film to help you understand what they are saying. If the foreign language Blu-ray movie does not contain any language subtitles you understand, the program can also allow you to insert downloaded SRT/ASS/SSA subtitle file in your first language into the Blu-ray movies.

– Video customization and editing function

Different devices and programs have different specification requirements, a good Mac Blu-ray Ripper program allows you to flexibly adjust the output profile parameters to produce the best playback or editing settings. In addition, it also provides some basic and essential video editing options so that you can get the exact video you want by trimming, cropping, watermarking, splitting, merging, deinterlacing, etc.

Review of 5 best Blu-ray copy software

Based on above listed standards, we have picked the following 5 best Blu-ray copy software for you with detailed functions, features, pros and cons.

Top 1: Pavtube ByteCopy 

The Good:

Pavtube ByteCopy can powerfully and automatically bypass all Blu-ray copy protection including BD+, AACS, region codes, Cinavia, UOP, Digital Rights Management, High-bandwidth Digital Content Protection and BD-ROM Mark, etc and even the MKB61 and MKB62 encryption used on many new Blu-ray disc. It can comprehensively load 2D/3D Blu-ray disc/BDMV folder/ISO image file. It can also downwards accept DVD content including DVD disc, Video_TS folder and IFO/ISO file.

The program offers various copy copy and output format options to satisfy your different needs. You can make a 1:1 full disc copy of Blu-ray with original structure well preserved, a main movie copy without unwanted ads, comments, trailers, a lossless multi-track MKV copy with all your wanted subtitle languages and audio tracks well preserved. You also have the chance to rip Blu-ray to various popular digital file formats like AVI, WMV, MOV, FLV, MPEG-1, MPEG-2, MPEG-4, H.264, H.265, etc or hot devices and program like smartphones, tablets, game consoles, TV boxes, TVs, etc preset profile formats for directly viewing with the optimal playback settings. You are also allowed to extract audio and save as MP3, AAC, AC3, WMA,etc from Blu-ray.

This simple to use program features an easy an navigate interface, it keeps upgrade with perfect compatibility for the new Windows 10 and Mac OS X 10.12. The program is not free, charging $42 for one PC/Mac for lifetime version, which is more cheaper than other Blu-ray Ripper program on the market. What’s worthy mentioning here is that the program offers a trial version that allow users to try the program before deciding whether or not to purchase the registered version.

The Bad:

Not able to output Blu-ray to ISO image file.

The bottom line:

A top Blu-ray/DVD copy and ripper program to all of your with excellent ability to produe multi-track for playing BD/DVD movies on Media Players and portable device.

Top 2: Pavtube BDMagic

The good:

Pavtube BDMagic has almost the same function and features as Pavtube ByteCopy. The only difference lies in that it lacks the ability to output Blu-ray/DVD to lossless multi-track MKV/MP4/MOV format.

Tips: Both Pavtube BDMagic and Pavtube ByteCopy supports up to 6x speed H.264 codec encoding acceleration on a computer with Nvidia Graphic cards that supports Nvidia CUDA and AMD APP technology and up to 30x speed H.265 codec encoding acceleration on a computer with Nvidia Graphic cards that supports Nvidia NVENC technology.

The bad:

It lets you trim a specific duration from a movie, but not allows you to precisely split video at a certain point.

The bottom line:

With powerful disc ripping capability, high quality video output and considerate backup solution and specific format templates for versatile portable media player devices.

Top 3: MakeMKV

The good:

The program contains the functionality of both freeware and shareware. DVD ripping will always be free, but Blu-Ray ripping is only free for 60 days after installation as long as it’s in beta. Removal of time limit will require a license. MakeMKV can do the following things for you:
* Reads DVD and Blu-ray discs
* Reads DVD-Video(VIDEO_TS.IFO) folder, Blu-ray(BDMV) folder and ISO files
* Reads Blu-ray discs protected with latest versions of AACS and BD+
* Preserves all video and audio tracks, including HD audio
* Preserves chapters information
* Preserves all meta-information (track language, audio type)
* Fast conversion – converts as fast as your drive can read data.
* No additional software is required for conversion or decryption.
* Functionality to open DVD discs is free and will always stay free.
* All features (including Blu-ray decryption and processing) are free during BETA.

The bad:

-Convert Blu-ray/DVD to only MKV
– There are often multiple streams and it’s hard to see which is the correct one, etc. It would be great if I could see a preview video.
– It lacks the ability to preview video so that you can’t?see what the various titles are and decide which to rip and which to ignore.
– It doesn’t allow you to customize the video and audio codec.

The bottom line:

Obviously, you can find no better free tools than MakeMKV to make digital copy of your favorite Blu-ray movies. However, if you wish to better control of the output video format, you still need to take helps with a third-party video conversion app such as Handbrake.

Top 4: Leawo Blu-ray Ripper

The good:

Leawo Blu-ray Ripper comes with the popular feature to convert 2D to 3D. It can load multiple Blu-ray and DVD movies at a time. Leawo Blu-ray Ripper has stunning trim and crop feature- it trims movie more accurate and crops video more considerate than its competitors. If you have tons of movies waiting to rip and feel like having a Blu-ray Ripper queue them several movies for running overnight, Leawo is recommended.

The bad:

Not recognizing Blu-ray ISO or forced subtitle (if there is). GPU encoding is restricted to Nvidia’s CUDA only. There’s no backup option for keeping original movie quality. The bottom line: Leawo Blu-ray Ripper is a nice tool for DVD and Blu-ray ripping.

Top 5: Aimersoft Blu-ray Ripper

The good:

When it comes to decrypting/hacking Blu-ray discs and DVDs, Aiseesoft is about as good as it gets. Aiseesoft Blu-ray Ripper well deserves its high reputation in decryption, and it handles not only AACS, BD+, Region code restriction, but also Cinavia protected Blu-rays. By taking advantage of CUDA accelerating, the conversion time is greatly shorted. If you want to rip a Blu-ray to MKV and keep 2 audio language and external subtitles, Aiseesoft would be your choice.

The bad:

It is lacking of DVD ripping feature. It does not support AMD APP encoding. The interface is not very intuitive. And Aiseesoft Blu-ray Ripper costs more than its alternatives.

To better distinguish one program from another, the following part will show you a side by side comparison chart with detailed comparison parameters.

Blu-ray Copy Software Pavtube ByteCopy Pavtube BDMagic MakeMKV Leawo Blu-ray Ripper Aimersoft Blu-ray Ripper
Price $42 $39.2 $50(free in Beta Version) $44.95 $55.30
Remove Copy Protection
Remove Region Codec
Input File Formats
Blu-ray Disc

Blu-ray Folder

Blu-ray ISO Image

4K Blu-ray Disc/BDMV Folder/ISO Image

3D Blu-ray Disc/Folder/ISO

Output File Formats
Common Audio

Common SD Video
Only MKV

HD Video

4K Video

3D Video

Device Preset Profile Formats
DVD Copy Mode
Full Disc Copy

Main Movie Copy

3D Blu-ray Copy

Custome Copy Mode
Lossless MKV Copy

Remux

Bonus Features
Preview Video
Edit Video
Adjust Output Video/Audio Parameters
Subtitle Function
Select Desired Internal Subtitles and Audio Tracks
Enable Forced Subtitles
Add External Subtitles
Extract SRT Subtitles
Nvidia CUDA and GPU Acceleration
GPU encoding is restricted to Nvidia’s CUDA only GPU encoding is restricted to Nvidia’s CUDA only
Support New Windows OS Windows 10 Windows 10 Windows 10 Windows 10 Windows 10

Conclusion:

Q: Which is the cheapest Blu-ray Ripper.
A: Pavtube BDMagic will charge you for only $39.3.

Q: Which Blu-ray ripper keeps Blu-ray movie structure (including chapters)?
A: Pavtube ByteCopy and Pavtube BDMagic.

Q: Which Blu-ray ripper keeps multiple audio tracks and subtitles?
A: Pavtube ByteCopy and MakeMKV.

Q: Which encode Blu-ray with NVIDIA’s CUDA support (GPU computing)?
A: Pavtube BDMagic and Pavtube BDMagic supports both Nvidia CUDA and GPU acceleartion for encoding H.264 and H.265 codec.

Q: Which does better on Blu-ray hacking/cracking?
A: Not a Blu-ray ripper is able to crack all the Blu-ray Discs as decryption always falls behind encryption. So it’s a question of upgrade and tech support. All the three updates their software along with the come up of new BD+ keys. Pavtube ByteCopy and Pavtube BDMagic will charge free for lifetime update.