Most Blu-ray Discs have lossless audio, which means, obviously, no loss of sound quality, and they are encoded in three ultra high-quality lossless formats: uncompressed PCM, DTS HD Master Audio and Dolby TrueHD. As we know, the Dolby TrueHD technology can deliver unprecedented home theater experience, so there may be no one willing to loose the wonderful audio while backup a Blu-ray movie. If you have collected many Blu-ray Discs and plan to backup your collections to computer via different with keeping 7.1 audio for playing on any devices, you have come to the right place.
Since Handbrake can’t support 7.1 TrueHD from Blu-ray, here is an alternative solution for you. First download and install Pavtube ByteCopy, which is able to read TureHD audio and output 7.1 TrueHD passthrough.(Read review). Here, Pavtube offers three ways for keeping 7.1 audio channels, with the Full Disc Copy feature, you can copy the Blu-ray disc to hard drive maintaining the original structure; with the Directly Copy feature, you can backup only Blu-ray main movie and leave out extras; at last, you can convert blu-ray to lossless mkv with Dolby TrueHD 7.1 audio from Blu-ray discs.
The top Blu-ray Copying tool is able to read TureHD audio and output 7.1 TrueHD passthrough. It supports convert Blu-ray (with Dolby TrueHD 7.1) to a common video with TrueHD 7.1 audio pass through as you want and even lossless Blu-ray to MKV conversion keeping the original audio tracks, chapter info and subtitles without to do any parameter settings. Mac version is Pavtube ByteCopy for Mac. Below we take the example how to using the Pavtube ByteCopy to convert Blu-ray with TrueHD 7.1 audio by directly copy.
Directly Copy Blu-ray with keeping 7.1 audio using Top Blu-ray Copying tool
Step 1. Add Blu-ray movies
Insert Blu-ray Disc into your external or internal BD drive and launch the Blu-ray Ripping program. Click “disc” button to import Blu-ray movies for converting/copying.
Step 2. Choose an output folder
Click “Browse” button to select a destination folder for the output files.
Step 3. Decide Blu-ray Copy Mode for keeping 7.1 audio
Directly Copy Mode: Backup Blu-ray Disc to a file with M2TS as filename extension. This mode enables copy movie only from Blu-ray discs, compared with former mode, save time in copying AACS Blu-ray Disc and space to store the output M2TS file to make reasonable and practical use.
Tip: To keep TrueHD 7.1 audio, you can also choose “Common Video > WMV3(WMV9)(*.wmv)” as the output format, for it provides the 7.1 audio channels for you. But make sure the original BD disc does contain Dolby TrueHD audio, otherwise you still can’t get Dolby TrueHD 7.1 audio saved.
Note: Make sure the original BD disc does contain Dolby TrueHD audio, otherwise you still can’t get Dolby TrueHD 7.1 audio saved.
Step 4. Play Blu-ray files on PC
After the copy completed, you may click ‘Open’ button to locate the Blu-ray directory. Open BDMV-> STREAM folder and you will find all the m2ts movie clips. For playing the m2ts files, you may use VLC player or KMPlayer.
That’s it! Your Blu-ray video will now be encoded and a few hours later you will have a great high definition video file with preferred audio and subtitles using Pavtube ByteCopy with No Error. Have Fun!