Summary: Want to rip a Blu-ray for easier playback for safe backup but failed because of copy protections? Is there a free Blu-ray ripper for Windows 11/10 that will successfully rip a new protected disc? Here are 5 best ways to rip Blu-rays on Windows 10/11.

There are serveral reasons why we might want to download a Blu-ray ripper for Windows PC to rip a Blu-ray movie. One common reason is the desire to watch movies on our tablets, smartphones or put them on an external hard drive, NAS or other storage devices for easy access. Additionally, creating a backup of our Blu-rays can provide protection against unforeseen circumstances.

However, ripping Blu-ray on Windows 10/11 is not easy. Why? To prevent people from distributing or duplicating commercial Blu-rays illegally, publishers of commercial Blu-rays often embed one or several encryption schemes into the discs. Despite the fact that the encryption strength of different encryption algorithms (AACS, BD+, BD-J, RC, Country Code, etc.) vary a lot, 80% of Blu-ray rippers in the market are useless to bypass any of those anti-piracy techs. Therefore, when applying regular Blu-ray rippers for PC to rip copy-protected Blu-rays on Windows 10/11, most tools refuse to read the movie Blu-ray at the very start and a few others stop at half.

Is there a truely free Blu-ray ripper for PC that is able to rip Blu-rays with copy protection on Windows 11/10 or lower? Abosolutely. Besides premium options, there are some free options can get the done if you're willing to put in some extra work. In this article, we've singled out 5 best Windows PC Blu-ray rippers (3 free options included) that can help you convert Blu-rays to popular formats such as MP4, WMV, AVI, MOV, HEVC, etc. and more on Windows 10/11 without any compatibility issues.

Important Note: When using the following method to rip Blu-ray on Windows PCs, please be sure to comply with the Digital Millenium Copyright Act and don't rip any commercial Blu-rays for any commercial purpose.

Method 1: Rip Blu-rays on Windows 10/11 with EaseFab LosslessCopy

EaseFab LosslessCopy is a small but powerful Blu-ray ripper for PC that's capable of ripping Blu-rays on Windows 11, Windows 10 and earlier. It has a unique Blu-ray analysis tech ro rip almost all copy-protected 2D, 3D and UHD 4K Blu-ray discs. With it, you can freely convert Blu-rays on Windows in MP4, MOV, MKV, M4V, WMV, AVI, HEVC, H.264, etc. fast with lossless or high quality. Besides for Windows PCs, it also offers a Mac version that's compatible with macOS Sonoma and earlier.

EaseFab LosslessCopy - Best Way to Rip Protected Blu-rays on Windows 10/11

● Bypass AACS, BD+, BD-J, RC, Country Code, and more Blu-ray protections without extra plugins.
● Read all DVDs with CSS, UOP, RCE, region code, Sony ARccOS, APS, Disney X-Project, etc, protections.
Rip Blu-ray to digital formats in MP4, HEVC, H.264, MKV, MOV, iPhone, iPad, Android, Xbox, etc. 500+ formats.
● 3 backup modes to copy your DVD collection with the original content and quality.
● Easy UI and full GPU acceleration tech. Get everything done in minutes.
● Give full control over the quality, resolution, chapters, subtitle track, and more.

[Steps] How to Rip Blu-rays on Windows 11/10 without Effort

Now let's learn how to fast and easy it is to rip copy-protected Blu-rays on Windows 11, 10 and earlier. First of all, download and install LosslessCopy above on your computer.

Step 1: Load Blu-ray movies

Insert the Blu-ray disc to the BD drive and then click the Load Disc button to have Blu-ray movies uploaded to EaseFab LosslessCopy. A few seconds later, the full title list of Blu-ray with the auto-checked main title are presented. Besides Blu-ray disc, BDMV Folder, ISO image and VIDEO_TS folder can also be taken as source for decoding.


Step 2: Set the output digital video file format.

Click Format bar to open the drop-down list, here you can see all popular formats devices divided into various categories. You can choose any digital video format based on your own needs.

Which is the best format for ripping and copying Blu-ray disc?

● To save a digital copy of Blu-rays on the computer, you can backup Blu-ray disc to MP4, AVI, WMV, MKV;
● To play Blu-ray movie on Apple TV/iPhone/iPad/Mac and other Apple devices, choose to digitize Blu-ray to MP4, MOV, M4V, or corresponding device profile;
● To watch Blu-rays on Android/Xbox/PS4, convert Blu-ray to MP4, H.264, 3GP, WebM, MKV;
● To copy Blu-ray to hard drive or storage medium with all intact Blu-ray videos/audios/subtitles, copy Blu-ray to BDMV folder, an intact M2TS or rip Blu-ray to a lossless MKV file;
● To convert Blu-ray to digital copy freely for Windows Media Player or other Windows-oriented platforms, you can select AVI or MP4;
● To have the perfect balance between size and quality, select H.264 MP4.

select regular output format

Step 3. Start ripping Blu-ray on Windows 11/10

When everything is done, click Convert to begin ripping your Blu-ray in Windows 11/10 and let the software do the rest for you. When the conversion completes, click Open to get the ripped videos and play them anywhere you like.

Method 2: Rip Blu-rays Free on Windows 10/11 with MakeMKV

MakeMKV offers a straightforward solution for ripping protected Blu-rays on Windows 10/11 without the need for third-party tools. Besides Blu-rays, this free Blu-ray ripper also provides the ability to convert DVD discs. With MakeMKV, you can rip the encrypted Blu-rays to MKV format on Windows, Mac and Linux, with all video and audio tracks, chapters information, and all meta-information preserved. And, you can use the Blu-ray decrypting and ripping feature for free during BETA.

MakeMKV is a decent Blu-ray rippping program for PC, but its output video format is limited to MKV and the output MKV video file is very large, which is somewhat frustrated for those who want to play the Blu-ray movie video on iPhone iPad Android or other mobiles on the move. Therefore, if you need a different format or smaller files, we recommend pairing MakeMKV with another free app like Handbrake to convert the large MKV files into something more manageable.

[Steps] How to rip Blu-rays on Windows 11/10 free with MakeMKV

Step 1. Download and install MakeMKV from the official website.

Step 2. Insert the Blu-ray disc you want to rip into your computer's built-in Blu-ray drive or an external drive.

Step 3. Open MakeMKV and you should be able to find the Blu-ray disc under "Source". Select the disc and click the "Open Blu-ray disc" button to open it.

Rip Blu-ray with MakeMKV

Step 4. When MakeMKV displays a list of the titles on the disc, you need to check the boxes next to the titles you want to rip as well as the audio and subtitle tracks you want to keep. Look for the longest title with the highest number of chapters, as this is usually the main feature.

Rip Blu-ray with MakeMKV

Step 5. Select the "Set output folder" button to choose the destination folder where you want to save the ripped files.

Step 6. Click the "Make MKV" button to start the Blu-ray ripping process. The time this Blu-ray ripper takes to rip the disc will depend on the speed of your Blu-ray drive and the size of the files you're ripping.

Once the ripping process is complete, you'll have a folder with the ripped files in the destination folder you selected earlier. The files will be in MKV format, which can be played back on most media players.

That's it! You should now have a digital copy of your Blu-ray disc that you can play on your computer or transfer to other devices.

Method 3: Rip Blu-ray Free on Windows 10/11 with Handbrake

Handbrake is well known for its video & DVD encoding functions. Users can also use Handbrake to rip Blu-ray discs on Windows 10/11 and convert them into popular digital video formats, including MP4, MKV and WebM. Though Handbrake does not support encrypted Blu-rays, it has its own advantages. It offers a range of advanced settings for video, audio, and subtitle, which allows users to customize the output file to their specific needs. These settings include options to adjust the video codec, bitrate, resolution, add subtitles, etc.

Overall, Handbrake isn't for those unwilling to spend too much time on the learning curve, but it is a good choice for those who want to rip a homemade or burned Blu-ray disc on Windows 10/11. Now let's get started.

[Steps] How to rip Blu-rays free on Windows 10/11 with Handbrake

Step 1. Download and install Handbrake from the official website. This free Blu-ray ripper can be used on Windows 10/11, Mac, and Linux.

Step 2. Insert the Blu-ray disc you want to rip into your Blu-ray drive.

Step 3. Open Handbrake and select your Blu-ray drive under Source Selection.

Step 4. After Handbrake finishes disc scanning, you need to select the title you want to rip.

Rip Blu-ray with Handbrake

Step 5. Choose a preset from the "Preset" menu. Adjust any other settings you want to change, such as the video codec, bitrate, or audio tracks.

Step 6. Click on the "Browse" button to choose a destination folder for your ripped files.

Step 7. Click on the "Start Encode" button to begin the Blur-ay ripping process on Windows PCs.

When Handbrake has finished ripping the disc, it will save the files to your chosen destination folder.

Method 4: Rip Blu-ray Free on Windows 10/11 using VLC

Can you imagine that you can use VLC as a Blu-ray ripper to rip your Blu-ray discs on Windows 10/11? That's the fact. But if you want to rip or copy a commercial Blu-ray disc using VLC, you'll need to install additional library or plugin that provides the necessary decryption capabilities. For example, once you download the library file called libaacs and place it in the appropriate folder on your computer, then you can use VLC to decrypt AACS-protected Blu-ray discs.

Though you can jump through some hoops to add the ability to play and rip encrypted Blu-ray discs, you'll find that the ripping process is pretty slow and VLC can't handle some Blu-ray menus. Anyway, you can use VLC to rip or copy your Blu-ray discs on Windows 10/11 and earlier.

[Steps] How to rip Blu-rays free on Windows 10/11 with VLC

Step 1. Download and Install VLC.

Download and install the latest version of VLC from the official website. If you've installed VLC on your computer, you'd better Check for Updates to make sure you're using the latest version.

Step 2. Add Keys Database Files.

Download a supported Java JRE (JDK is NOT needed) and extract it manually into a folder named 'java' within the VLC directory.

Following this, download the libaacs libraries and copy them to the root folder of the VLC directory (not any subdirectory). Please note that the 'aacs_info.exe' file is unnecessary.

Download keys databse file manually and unzip the keydb.cfg file, which is essential for Blu-ray playback. After extracting the file, there's a 'FindVUK - Synchronize.bat' that can be used for a simple synchronization of the keydb.cfg file.

Place this file in the appropriate folder based on your operating system:

● For Windows users, place it in C:\ProgramData\aacs\
● For Mac OS X users, place it in ~/Library/Preferences/aacs/ (create a new folder if it doesn't exist).
● For Linux users, put it in ~/.config/aacs/
● For Linux SNAP users, place it in ~/snap/vlc/current/.config/aacs/

Step 3. Add AACS Dynamic Library.

Download AACS dynamic library for Windows 32-bit, and then save it to your VLC directory root folder.
Download AACS dynamic library for Windows 64-bit, and then save it to your VLC directory root folder.
Download AACS dynamic library for Mac OS X, and then save the file to the /usr/local/lib/ directory, creating it if necessary.
● As for Linux users, please install the libaacs package through your distribution package manager.

Step 4. Insert the Blu-ray you want to rip into your Blu-ray drive. Launch VLC media player and go to "Media" in the top menu bar. Select "Convert / Save" from the dropdown menu.

Step 5. In the "Open Media" window, select the "Disc" tab. Check the "Blu-ray" checkbox and make sure that the correct disc device is selected. Then click "Convert / Save".

Rip Blu-ray with VLC

Step 6. In the "Convert" window, choose the format you want to save the file as, such as MP4 or MKV, and select the destination file name and location for the ripped Blu-ray file. Then click "Start" to begin the ripping process.

Method 5: Rip Blu-ray on Windows 10/11 with Leawo Blu-ray Ripper

Leawo Blu-ray Ripper is an excellent pick if you're looking for a premium Blu-ray ripping tool for Windows 10/11. While this software isn't free, it provides great value for money. It's capable of ripping most encrypted Blu-ray discs on Windows 11, 10, 8, 7, etc. with ease. It can effortlessly rip non-commercial and commercial Blu-rays with protections to MP4, WMV, MKV, FLV, F4V, etc. Besides the 180+ supported digital formats, users can also rip Blu-rays to hot smartphones directly, including iPhones, Galaxy S series phones and many more.

[Steps] How to rip Blu-ray on Windows 10/11 with Leawo

Step 1. Insert the Blu-ray disc into BD drive. Open Leawo Blu-ray ripper for PC to enter the home page, where you need to click "Convert" button on the sub-menu or "Blu-ray/DVD Ripper" button in the middle to enter the converting interface. On the converting interface, click "Add Blu-ray/DVD" to import Blu-ray.

Note: While loading source Blu-ray movies, 3 loading modes are selectable: Full Movie, Main Movie and Custom Mode. Choose one according to your needs.

Rip Blu-ray with Leawo

Step 2. Right before the big green "Convert" button, you could see a drop-down box. Click it and then select "Change" option to select "Format > Common Video" to choose the desired output format. Return to the main interface after setting output profile.

Rip Blu-ray with Leawo

Step 3. Finally, click the big green "Convert" button and then set an output directory on the popup sidebar. Click the below "Convert" button to start ripping Blu-ray on Windows 10/11 PCs.

Final Words

Among all the three programs we recommend above, EaseFab LosslessCopy earns the title of the best Blu-ray ripper for Windows 10/11 thanks of a number of key Blu-ray ripping features. It has a powerful Blu-ray and DVD copy protection removal kernel that makes it hassle-free to deal with any newly-released, unplayable and regional Blu-rays & DVDs. 3 unique movie backup modes are here to back up your Blu-rays/DVDs with 100% quality. An extensive list of supported formats, from MP4, HEVC, H.264, MOV, WMV, AVI, to iPhone, iPad, Android, covers nearly all the profiles you may need.

LosslessCopy delivers fast Blu-ray ripping speed in our Blu-ray to MP4 conversion test on Windows 11 PC. And it's able to use the Nvidia/AMD/Intel GPU on the computer to speed up the process. Overall, it's about 5 faster than other free Windows 10/11 Blu-ray rippers.

In Coclusion, if you're interested in backing up your Blu-ray collection and don't want to be held back by time restrictions or slow processing, EaseFab LosslessCopy is the best tool we've tried for ripping Blu-ray on Windows 10/11 and Mac.

You can also look for alternatives as well. But I suggest you use a dedicated and paid Blu-ray ripper. Some freeware like VLC, Hadnbrake can't actually unlock various types of Blu-ray protection.