Why rip Blu-ray to H.264?
– Produce a smaller file size for space saving
The Blu-ray movies are usually very big, anywhere from 30 to 60GB of hard disc space, while the H.264 compression standard can helps to deliver a good quality file at rerelatively low bitrates with smaller file size, so that you can save a lot of space when ripping Blu-ray movies to H.264.
– Wide device compatibility
Currently, you may find that you can only watch the Blu-ray disc on your HDTV with the help of a Blu-ray player or on a computer with Blu-ray player software. You will get no luck to view any of your favorite Blu-ray movies on your smartphone, tablets, game consoles, TVs, etc. When you rip the Blu-ray to the wide device compatible H.264 file formats, you will then be able to distribute your Blu-ray movies anywhere as you like.
How to fast rip Blu-ray to H.264?
It won’t be difficult for you to find an application to rip Blu-ray movies to H.264. Some people suggest to use MakeMKV & Handbrake. However, other people complain that they’re having weirdly slow speeds to using MakeMKV to make a digital copy from Blu-ray movies just as the condition listed below:
“Hey folks, fairly new to ripping my DVDs and Blurays and have been using MakeMKV. I’m having weirdly slow speeds and I’ve read a ton of both the MakeMKV forums and random Google threads but haven’t found my exact situation. I apologize in advance if this has been discussed or answered already.”
The good news is that if you happen to have a CUDA or AMD App technology based Nvidia Graphic card, you can then utilize your GPU’s dedicated H.264 encoding block to transcode video into H.264 significantly faster.
To see whether your Graphic cards that supports Nvidia CUDA or AMD App technology, you can have a reference at this article: Nvidia CUDA Speed Up.
To use Nvdia CUDA or AMD APP technology to encode H.264 from Blu-ray movies, you will need to download a specific Blu-ray Ripper software – Pavtube ByteCopy. Why we choose this program is that it not only assists you to powerfully bypass all the Blu-ray copy protection and region code automatically in the background with the built-in disc decrypter, but also facilitates you to rip Blu-ray to H.264 at up to 6x faster encoding speed by taking good advantage of the Nvidia CUDA or AMD App technology.
Besides offering hard-ware encoding acceleration for H.264 codec, the program also allows you to encode Blu-ray to H.265 with up to 30x faster encoding speed as long as you run your computer on Maxwell (GM206) or Pascal based Nvidia graphics card that supports Nvidia NVENC technology.
Step by Step to Fast Encode Blu-ray to H.264 with Nvidia CUDA or AMD App Technology
Step 1: Load Blu-ray disc.
Insert the Blu-ray disc into your computer’s Blu-ray drive. If your computer doesn’t ship with a drive, you will need to purchase an external USB Blu-ray drive to read on the data on Blu-ray disc. Then press “File” > “Load from disc” option on the main interface, alternatively, you can also import Blu-ray folder or Blu-ray ISO files with the program.
Step 2: Define the output format.
Clicking the Format bar, from its drop-down list, select your desired H.264 file format. Here, we choose to produce “H.264 HD Video(*.mp4)” under “HD Video” main category to preserver the high quality in original Blu-ray disc. You can also pick other H.264 file types to output according to your own needs.
Step 3: Enable GPU Encode Acceleration.
Click “Tools” > “Options”, in the opened “Options” window, click “Acceleration” menu, then check “Enable GPU Encode Acceleration” otpion so that the program will accelerate conversion speed when encoding Blu-ray to H.264 codec.
Step 4: Begin the conversion process.
After all setting is completed, hit the “Convert” button at the right bottom of the main interface to begin Blu-ray to H.264 fast encoding with Nvidia CUDA or AMD App technology.
When the conversion is finished, click “Open Output Folder” icon on the main interface to open the folder with generated files. Then then you get a good quality H.264 video with smaller file size for better storage and sharing.