By ripping Blu-ray, the Blu-ray movies can be played back freely over PC HD media players and Video DVD players as well, and are no longer restricted to play in applicable Blu-ray player only. When ripping Blu-ray to 1080p HD video clips, especially ripping 4K Blu-ray to 4K UHD videos, it is found that too much time is cost to rip a Blu-ray to PC. If you have a PC/laptop with Intel CORE i5/i7 processor with 6GB of RAM or above and run an effective Blu-ray ripping/converting tool exclusively, the Blu-ray ripping process could takes around an hour. Generally speaking, Blu-ray ripping process can cost 2-8 hours when working on a slower/regular PC. The higher quality you get, the longer it takes.
Is there any way to shorten the Blu-ray ripping time? Yes. Here we’d share with you some tricks for ripping Blu-ray including UHD Blu-ray at faster speed.
A. Rip Blu-ray to M2TS streams without en-decoding.
This is an easiest and fastest way for backing up full Blu-ray data, as it copies high-def Blu-ray M2TS to your hard drive straightly without en-decoding process. The good thing is you’ll get Blu-ray clips in the way they are made into BD, so there will not be any quality loss. The Blu-ray to M2TS backup has much faster speed than the Blu-ray to other format backup. The Directly Copy feature directly removes copy-protections from commercial Blu-ray disc, and keeps the original M2TS streams as a Blu-ray backup without re-encoding them to a different format, so the full backup process costs much less time. Basically, it takes only 30 minutes to copy a 27 GB Blu-ray main title to an M2TS video in identical file size.
All you need is Blu-ray decrypting software like Pavtube ByteCopy and the whole process takes 40min only on a regular PC. But there are few portable media players play M2TS streams without a hitch, so make sure your media player or PC meet the Blu-ray playing specifications first. VLC Player software is recommended for playing M2TS on PC. Learn how to copy Blu-ray Disc to M2TS streams.
B. Accelerate Blu-ray ripping process by taking advantage of NVIDIA’s GPU acceleration tech.
By processing video conversions on NVIDIA's GPU instead of your computer's CPU, Blu-ray ripping time can greatly shorted and more CPU resources can be spared for other applications, making your computer run much smoother. For instance, recently released Pavtube ByteCopy, which is designed to work with NVIDIA API to provide NVIDIA Graphics cards customers the ability to rip DVD and Blu-ray to to H.264/H.265 at up to 500% the speed of current CPU based solutions reaching up to 20x the speed of realtime conversions for 4K encodings and up to 30X realtime for 1080p FullHD.
If you have a CUDA-enabled GPU on your computer, you are able to rip Blu-ray, DVD, UHD Blu-ray to HEVC H.265 codec at world fastest speeds. In the test, it only took 1 hour to rip a Blu-ray disc to HEVC/H.265 video utilizing NVIDIA CUDA hardware acceleration using Titan X Pascal on Windows 10.This way works only when there is an NVIDIA’s CUDA enabled Graphics card and you rip Blu-ray into H.264 and H.265 encoded formats (H.264/H.265 MKV, MP4, MOV, TS, etc). Learn how to gear up Blu-ray ripping speed with CUDA.
C. Make a concession in video quality to shorten Blu-ray ripping time.
If you do not mind losing some quality, a good way that shorten Blu-ray ripping time is setting lower output quality when ripping Blu-ray to hard drive. The smaller output video is, the short time it takes to rip Blu-ray to your computer. Again take Pavtube ByteCopy for example; a Blu-ray movie of 20GB will be compressed to 12GB when you set “MKV HD” as output format. When you set the video “Bitrate” to “medium quality” instead of “high quality”, the file size is cut down to 8GB and the ripping time is 1/3 down meanwhile. Learn how to balance video size and quality when ripping Blu-ray movie.
D. Use a faster computer to do Blu-ray ripping.
As I mentioned above, a faster computer rips Blu-ray at faster speed. I believe that movie enthusiasts and people who intend to build a HTPChome network for sharing video contents would probably choose this ultimate solution. One of my friends told me that his newly built HTPC is able to complete the ripping of a 90min Blu-ray in half an hour, and he use 1080p HD MKV format!
Hope this post helps. More Blu-ray ripping solutions can be found at Pavtube Blu-ray Special.
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