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Top 5 Best Alternatives to MakeMKV for Handling Blu-ray & DVD Discs

MakeMKV is a nice choice for those who feel like to make lossless copy of their Blu-ray and DVD collections. Basically what it does is convert the video clips from encrypted Blu-ray/DVD disc into a set of MKV files, preserving most information but not changing it in any way and does it well. MakeMKV allows for a 30-day trial, and $50 USD is all you pay for lifetime Blu-ray ripping feature. Its DVD ripping feature always stays free, so let's say thank you to the generous developer of MakeMKV.

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However, MakeMKV has many limitations on Blu-ray/DVD conversion. That's the reason that why so many people looking for an alternative to MakeMKV. If you're in such a situation, you're definitely being the right place. This article introduces 5 best alternatives to MakeMKV for you to copy, backup and rip Blu-ray and DVD discs on Windows/Mac with ease.

MakeMKV Limitations:

1. The biggest limitation is that the output is only in MKV format. If you want to watch your Blu-ray/DVD movies on your portable devices, you'll need to get another video encoding tool to transcode the MKV files on more time.

2. It lacks the ability to preview video so that I can't see what the various titles are and decide which to rip and which to ignore.

3. Basically what it does is decrypt the Blu-Ray file into a GIANT MKV file (as large as 41 GB or so). The subtitle of output movie was as big as you see.

4. It doesn't allow us to customize the video and audio codec.

Based on these reasons above, you'd better choose a MakeMKV alternative that supports more output formats and devices and featured much higher selectivity, easier operation and "the maximum high-definition experience". To save your precious time and energy, the following article has created a comparison charts of best 5 alternative for MakeMKV for you as a reference:

Software EaseFab LosslessCopy DVDFab RedFox AnyDVD Handbrake RipIt
Price $35.95 $60 €49 free $24.95
Input File Formats
Blu-ray Disc/BDMV Folder/ISO Image

DVD Disc/Video_TS Folder/IFO/ISO Image

3D Blu-ray Disc/BDMV Folder/ISO Image

Remove Copy Protection

Remove Region Code

Output File Formats
Lossless MKV with Subtitle Languages and Audio Tracks

AVI/WMV/MP4/MOV/FLV/VOB/3GP/WebM/H.264

HD AVI/HD WMV/HD MP4/HD MPEG-2/HD MOV

           
ISO File

H.265 MP4/MKV

3D SBS Video

3D TAB/Anaglyph Video

Copy Features
1:1 Full Disc Copy

Main Movie Copy

Blank Disc Copy

Subtitle Functions
Select Desired Internal Subtitle Language

Enable Force Subtitle Option

Add External SRT/ASS/SSA Subtitle

Extract SRT Subtitle

Audio Functions
Keep 5.1 Dolby Digtial Audio

Keep 7.1 Dolby Digtial Plus or DTS Audio

Preview Video

Video Editing Features (trim/crop/merge/split/crop/watermark/effect)

Adjust resolution, bit rate, frame rate,sample rate, channels

Supported OS
Windows

Mac

 

Final Verdict:

According to the comparison chart, we can easily find EaseFab LosslessCopy is the best choice to rip and backup Blu-ray and DVD movies. It can convert video clips from proprietary encrypted Blu-ray/DVD discs to into MKV files with multiple video/audio tracks with all meta-information and preserve chapters. Additionally LosslessCopy can rip BD/DVD to MP4 and MOV with multiple audio streams. What's more, it can convert BD/DVD from hard discs to virtually any popular video and audio format so that you can freely watch movies on with your favorite player or your favorite devices.

EaseFab LosslessCopy rips Blu-ray in 2 ways, lossless copy and lossy conversion. In trial version lossless backup runs 7 times only; for loss conversion, a watermark is put on the screen. A full version is offered at $35.59 USD. The purchase includes a lifetime license and unlimited upgrades. All in all, EaseFab LosslessCopy is the best choice to backup, rip and convert BD/DVD discs that you own into free and patents-unencumbered format that can be played everywhere.

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