Rip the Main Movie from Blu-ray to MP4

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A Blu-ray disc consists of multiple titles which could be categories into different types. Some extra titles like making process, trailers, etc. are less important, there are still some “fake” titles all with almost the same running time, but using different playlists, sometimes jumbling chapters in a different order, sometimes displaying fake video segments. This seems to be done in order to thwart people from ripping their discs. It can be difficult to determine what title to choose for the main movie when trying to rip or copy a Blu-ray, selecting the wrong title will actually produce a screwed up rip. The following article will show you 3 solutions to choose the Blu-ray main movie to ripping.

Solution 1: Pick the Blu-ray main movie

A normal “Blu-ray” is relatively easy to decide which of the titles is the main movie, simply pick the one with the longest duration time and the largest file size.

However, when a complicated copy protection mechanism screws with the table of contents and makes it appears as if the Blu-ray has multiple titles, it would be difficult for you to determine the right title on your own. Then you can turn to the following two solutions below:

Solution 2: Let your Blu-ray player software tell you.

1. Insert the disc in your Blu-ray player, play main movie. If your player displays playlist id, then you’re done. If not continue.

2. Take a pencil and a piece of paper, chose two or 3 chapters/episodes (for example No 3, No 8, No 15). On player navigate to these chapter and write down exact chapter time (all players display the current running time one way or another).

3. In MakeMKV go through each title one by one, expand “chapters” entry and compare times. Usually a timestamp for two arbitrary chapters is enough to filter out all fakes.”

Solution 3: Automatically pick the Blu-ray main movie with Pavtube BDMagic.

If you are looking for a more effective and simple way to choose the main Blu-ray title when you rip a Blu-ray movie, we highly recommend Pavtube BDMagic to you. The biggest merits of this program is that it can automatically detect and select the main Blu-ray movie for you, so that you don’t need to waste your energy and precious time to find the main title on your own. In addition, the program has powerful built-in disc decrypter to bypass all the Blu-ray copy protection and region code. What’s more, it also keeps constant update with perfect support for the new such as MKB61 and MKB62 encryption used on many recently released Blu-ray disc. Here, you can easily use the program to rip Blu-ray main movie to MP4 file format with various different compression codec such as MPEG-4 MP4, H.264 MP4, H.265 MP4 or file resolution such as HD MPEG-4, H.264 HD MP4 or H.265 HD MP4. Since the Blu-ray movies usually have a resolution of 1980×1020, therefore, it would be much ideal for you to output a HD file format such as H.264 HD MP4 for viewing converted Blu-ray movies on smartphone, tablets, game consoles, HD TV, etc, you can also choose the H.265 HD MP4 if you wish to get a good quality file with the smallest file size.

Pavtube BDMagic is available on both Windows 10/8.1/8/7 and it is also accompanied by an up-to-date Mac version – Pavtube BDMagic for Mac for macOS Sierra 10.12, Mac OS X El 10.11, Mac OS X 10.10 Yosemite or Mac OS X 10.9 Mavericks. The program is very clean and safe since it doesn’t feature any ads or bundled adware. What’s more, the final results produced by the program are pretty high quality, the quality of the converted video is almost identical to the original Blu-ray disc.

How to Rip Blu-ray Main Movie to MP4 with Pavtube BDMagic?

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.

Load Blu-ray disc

Tips: After the scanning process, all the Blu-ray titles will be displayed on the main interface, the program will automatically check the main Blu-ray movie for you.

Step 2: Select the output format.

Clicking the Format bar, from its drop-down list, select one of your desired HD MP4 file format according to your own needs.

Output H.264 HD MP4

Output H.264 HD MP4

Output H.265 HD MP4

Output H.265 HD MP4

Step 3: Begin the conversion process.

After all setting is completed, hit the “Convert” button at the right bottom of the main interface to begin the ripping process from Blu-ray main movie to MP4.

When the conversion is finished, click “Open Output Folder” icon on the main interface to open the folder with generated files. Then feel free to enjoy the converted files on your smartphone, tablets, game consoles, HD TV, etc with best quality.

About the Author: John Salley

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