We love watching Blu-ray because it presents the finest, most accurate detail of the original picture. However, we didn't like Blu-ray when we realized how cumbersome and fragile they can be when stored in disc form. That's why many people choose to rip Blu-ray to MP4 so that they can enjoy these media contents on portable devices anytime and anywhere. With that in mind, we're going to show you the best way to rip and convert Blu-ray to MP4, and it's completely free. Let's start!
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When it comes to ripping Blu-ray to MP4, many people first turn to the powerful open-source HandBrake for a possible solution. So, can HandBrake handle Blu-ray? Yes, HandBrake can rip Blu-ray discs, but only for non-copyrighted ones. If your Blu-ray discs are protected, you're out of luck. So besides buying a Blu-ray to MP4 converter, is there any free way to complete the Blu-ray to MP4 conversion?
Yes, there is. You can use MakeMKV to rip Blu-ray to 1:1 MKV first, then use another video converter to compress and convert the MKV to MP4. While it might seem like a lot of work to get two pieces of software involved, overall it's a viable solution and won't cost you a dime. Read on to learn more!
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MakeMKV is a free program for removing Blu-ray copy protection. But it can only copy Blu-ray to full-size MKV (usually occupying 20~30G space). You need to further compress this MKV and convert it to MP4 with another video converter. Now, let's first see how to use MakeMKV to decrypt protected Blu-ray and convert to MKV:
Step 1. Download and install the latest version of MakeMKV from the official download page https://www.makemkv.com/download/ on your computer.
Step 2. Launch MakeMKV. On the top menu bar, click Help > Register to enter the registration code (Get the updated beta key from https://www.makemkv.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=5&t=1053). Then you’ve activated it to rip Blu-rays.
Step 3. Insert your commercial Blu-ray disc into your BD-ROM Drive. And in MakeMKV, select your BD-ROM Drive source and press the image below. Wait for a while till the program completes processing your Blu-ray.
Step 4. You’ll see your Blu-ray structure displayed on the left side, showing the titles, audio, video, subtitles, and file size information. Browse through the content and check the items you want to save.
Step 5. On the right side, click on the folder icon to set an output folder for your Blu-ray (Note: You should make sure the folder has enough space to store your file). Then click Make MKV next to the folder icon to start ripping Blu-ray to MKV. It will take some time between 10 ~ 20 minutes for a typical movie.
Now you’ve got the full-size MKV file. It’s time to transcode it into the more efficient MP4 video. You can use a freeware called WonderFox Free HD Video Converter Factory to handle the conversion easily. Let's see how to transcode MKV to MP4 in detail.
Step 1. Run WonderFox Free HD Video Converter Factory and open Converter.
Step 2. Click on + Add Files to import or directly drag and drop the MKV file to this program.
Tips: If your MKV has multiple subtitles and audio tracks, you could keep this feature by checking all the subtitles and audio tracks under the video project.
Step 3. Click on the right format image and select the MP4 format under the Video tab (You can choose other format you preferred).
Step 4. When all is ready, click Run to start the conversion. At this point, the Blu-ray to MP4 conversion is complete.
That’s all I want to share about how to rip Blu-ray to MP4 for free. Get digital copies of movies you already own now. Thanks for reading!