Top 15 Blu-ray to AVI/MKV/MP4 Converters on VideoHelp

Summary: When ripping Blu-ray, it is a good idea to convert Blu-ray to MKV, AVI, MP4 cause nearly all media players, multimedia devices, game consoles can accept one of these 3 video formats. 

It’s becoming very common these days for people to “back up” their DVDs and Blu-Rays onto their computer. But how do you do it? Which programs are the best at ripping those disks? Which ones eat copy protection for breakfast? Here are top 15 Blu-ray ripping tools to consider.


These 15 Blu-ray ripper applicatiions are recommended on VideoHelp forum and popular among many Blu-ray and DVD collectors. They can convert Blu-ray to MKV, MP4, AVI containers, which are the most popular video formats that can be played on many media players and mobile phones.


Blu-ray to AVI/MKV/MP4 Converters List Recommended on VideoHelp


Blu-ray to AVI/MKV/MP4 Description Type
Pavtube ByteCopy Pavtube ByteCopy is your 3-click solution to convert DVD and Blu-ray discs that you own into MKV. It remuxes/changes the video clips from the disk into a set of MKV files, preserving most information but not changing it in any way(no video and audio reconversion). The MKV format can store multiple video/audio tracks with all meta-information and preserve chapters. It also can convert Blu-ray to AVI/MP4/MOV encoded with multiple subtitle and audio tracks. Trialware ($42)
Released: Oct 18, 2016 
File size: 58.03MB


BatchGuy is a windows desktop application that allows the user to create batch eac3to, mkvmerge, ffmsindex, avisynth and x264 script files for batch encodes and remuxing of Blu-ray discs. Requires Windows 7, 8.1 x64, Microsoft .Net Framework 4.5+, eac3to, vfw4x264, x264, AviSynth 2.5+ and all relevant plugins.  Free software
Released:Nov 21, 2016 
File size:0.7MB

BD Rebuilder

BDRebuilder is a software to shrink a Blu-ray with all menus and extras. Backup Blu-ray to a DVDR(also called BD5 and BD9) or a BDR. Remove unwanted audio tracks, extra material or just keep the main movie. Backup Blu-ray to a single MP4 file(profiles for iPad and iPod) or a MKV file or a DVD-Video(movie only, no menus and extras). BD to MKV with H265/HEVC. Requires ffdshow, Haali Media Splitter and avisynth. Also DVD, MKV, MP4 to Blu-ray/AVCHD. Join Blu-rays with the Quick Author function. Join multiple DVDs to a single Blu-ray. Blu-ray 3D support. This is NOT a decrypter, use DVDFab HD Decrypter or AnyDVD for Blu-ray decryption.  Freeware
Released:Dec 5, 2016 
File size:46.2MB


BDHero is an intelligent, automatic Blu-ray to MKV muxer and analysis tool. It does NOT rip/decrypt. Requires Microsoft .NET Framework 4.0  Free software
Released:May 4, 2014 
File size:9.1MB



BDtoAVCHD is a free tool to create AVCHD discs from Blu-Ray or HD MKV files. As output we get the folder structure ready to burn to a DVD5 or DVD9. The AVCHD format allows playback the same type of content that a Blu-Ray and holding high definition (1080p) but on DVD5 or DVD9 media. It is ideal for backing up Blu-Ray with much smaller size and maintaining high quality. The recorded discs obtained are compatible with almost any Blu-Ray player and PS3. Also can convert Blu-Ray to MKV and Blu-Ray 3D to MKV 3D SBS (side-by-side).  Freeware
Released:Dec 6, 2016 
File size:39.9MB

Blu-ray Converter

VSO Blu-ray Converter Ultimate is a Blu-ray to DVD, MKV, AVI, MP4, PS3, iPhone, iPad, Xbox converter. Convert Blu-ray videos to any format. Top image quality and fast conversion. Easy file selection. No computer experience needed. You must use DVDFab HD Decrypter or AnyDVD HD to decrypt commercial Blu-rays.  Trialware ($50)
Version: / Beta
Released:Dec 12, 2016 
File size:56.8MB


BluRip is an all-in-one Blu-ray to converter. Converts Blu-ray rips very conveniently. Convert to a single MKV, either untouched or shrinked. Allows multiple audio streams and subtitles (will be pre-selected depending on your preferences). Finetuning (e.. for x264) possible. Demultiplex video, audio, subtitles. Requires several external free tools like eac3to, AviSynth, Haali Media Splitter, x264, BDSup2sub, etc. Requires .NET 2.0 Framework.  Free software
Released:Dec 31, 2010 
File size:1.4MB


CloneBD lets you copy any unprotected Blu-ray to your hard drive, or any blank Blu-ray disc. With just a few clicks you can choose to make a partial copy of selected titles, audio languages, and subtitle languages, or you can do a straight 1:1 complete copy of your Blu-ray. CloneBD makes perfect 1:1 clones, but also compresses BD-50 to a single BD-25, BD-9 or BD-5. CloneBD will also convert your Blu-ray discs to all popular file formats, such as .mp4, .mkv, .avi, and any devices like Android, iPhone/iPad, Smart TV, or any other current device. CloneBD supports all regions (A,B,C). Please note that commercial Blu-rays might also require AnyDVD HD.  Trialware ($70)
Version: / Beta
Released:Dec 12, 2016 
File size:30.4MB


HandBrake is a multiplatform, multithreaded video transcoder. Supported sources: Any DVD-like source: VIDEO_TS folder, DVD image or real DVD, and some .VOB and .TS files, Blu-ray source, Most any multimedia file it can get libavformat to read and libavcodec to decode. Outputs: File format: MP4, MKV, Video: MPEG-4, H.264/AVC, H.265/HEVC or Theora, Audio: AAC, MP3, Vorbis or AC-3 pass-through (several audio tracks), Switchable or burned in subtitles and much more! Requires Microsoft .NET framework 4.0.  Free software
OS:Windows MacOS Linux
Version:0.10.5 / Nightly 20161213
Released:Dec 13, 2016 
File size:14.8MB


RipBot264 is a an easy to use All-In-One Converter. Convert from DVD, Blu-ray or any video to iPod, iPad, PSP, PS3, XBOX360, PC, MAC, MP4, MKV, Blu-ray or AVCHD without exotic filters and unnecessary settings. Requires Java 32bitAVisynthffdshowhaali media splitter and .Net Framework Freeware
Released:Jul 18, 2016 
File size:59MB


ToNMT UI (To NetworkedMediaTank User Interface) converts HD DVD and Blu-ray disks to a more NMT/PopcornHour friendly format, one single ts file. It has three main goals: Provide a simple and consistent interface for converting HD disks to an NMT/PopcornHour friendly format. Provide the best possible video & audio conversion, lossless when possible. Single step conversion for faster processing (when possible). Requires Java runtime. GUI for tsmuxer, eac3to.  Freeware
Version:6.0.2 / 6.0.5 update
Released:Jun 1, 2009 
File size:6.7MB


VidCoder is a very easy to use DVD, Blu-ray and any video file to MP4/MKV video converter. It uses HandBrake as its encoding engine. Easily batch convert your video/DVDs/ISO/VIDEO_TS and Blu-ray to MP4 or MKV. Burn-in/Hardcode srt subtitles. Requires .NET 4 Client Free software
Version:1.5.34 / 2.38 Beta
Released:Nov 13, 2016 
File size:9MB


video.NET allows various input file formats (MKV, AVI, MOV, MP4, M2TS, MPEG1/2, TS) and full disk rips (BLU|DVD|ISO), allowing you to select your desired title, no need to wonder which sets of files contain the movie, or extras, this is all taken care of. Outputs are MKV and MP4.  Freeware
Version: 32bit / 64bit
Released:Sep 9, 2014 
File size:8.8MB
MakeMKV MakeMKV is a free download for all operating systems. DVD ripping will always be free, but Blu-Ray ripping is only free as long as it's in beta! MakeMKV is a format converter, otherwise called "transcoder". It converts the video clips from proprietary (and usually encrypted) disc into a set of MKV files, preserving most information but not changing it in any way. Freeware
OS:Windows MacOS Linux
Version:1.10.3 Beta
Released:Dec 11, 2016 
File size:10.4MB
Pavtube BDMagic Pavtube BDMagic is an ideal and efficient blu-ray copier, backup software, but also a powerful blu-ray decrypter. An great and ideal blu-ray copy software to protect your original blu ray discs being scratched, saving money on buying the same blu-ray DVDs. It can convert Blu-ray to MP4 wrapper and AVI, MKV, MOV, etc video container. Trialware ($39.2)
Released: Oct 18, 2016 
File size: 35.38MB


There are obviously many more Blu-ray ripping tools out there, but these are the top 15 which people like more or have had recommended on VideoHelp. In case your favorite is not on the list, please let us know about it in the comments below and tell us what is so good about it.


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