Software recommendations for Blu-ray ripping


#1

So I’ve finally hit the point where I no longer care about physical media. I never thought it’d happen but right now I’d much rather have access to my movies from anywhere in the house without digging out a plastic disc.

The problem this leaves me with is that I have a whole lot of work ahead of me to rip all these movies, and little knowledge of how to do it. I’ve got all the hardware I need, but the software side seems particularly under documented online. Pretty much every video or article I’ve found reads like a paid advertisement, which is troubling to me when all of the options seem to cost in the vicinity of $100.

Thus I turn to you all with pleas for help:
What application are you using if any, and are there any specific settings you use to get a good balance between file size and quality?


#2

I use MakeMKV to backup my physical media. You can then use something like Handbrake to make the files smaller, but I don’t bother.

Ive honestly found it easier to just convert most of my stuff to a digital license with Vudu’s disc to digital program. You can download for offline viewing and avoid worrying about your home server stuff going sideways


#3

Funny thing is I’d tried MakeMKV and it didn’t work properly before. I reinstalled it based on your reply and this time it’s everything I could hope for!

Thank you!

And vudu sounds interesting but is unavailable outside of the US.


#4

I would also advise a google doc spread sheet to help keep track of what you have ripped. I’ve ripped a lot of “home movies” in a totally legal manner but it gets hard to keep track off

And if you want to ditch all the physical media maybe keep the discs in a big ass binder. Never under estimate the value of a big ass binder


#5

Yeah, I realized pretty early on that I’d have to do something like this. I guess that’s one more thing to do while all these progress bars fill up :slight_smile:

And I’m not getting rid of the plastic any time soon… though I might be tempted to the next time we move.