There are plenty of solutions for ripping DVDs now and DVD Shrink is my long time favorite even though I believe it has been discontinued. It is still available as a free download from many sources.
But, Blu-ray is becoming more and more common place but ripping Blu-ray discs hasn’t been that easy.
MakeMKV beta is a one-click solution to convert your DVDs or Blu-ray discs to a free and patents-unencumbered format you can play anywhere.
MakeMKV can convert Blu-ray discs to the MKV file format that can be played with free media players such as VLC Player. Or you can choose to convert MKV files to a more common format such as mp4 or avi using free software such as Handbrake.
- Reads DVD and Blu-ray discs
- Reads Blu-ray discs protected with latest versions of AACS and BD+
- Preserves all video and audio tracks, including HD audio
- Preserves chapters information
- Preserves all meta-information (track language, audio type)
- Fast conversion – converts as fast as your drive can read data.
- No additional software is required for conversion or decryption.
- Available for Windows, Mac OS X and Linux
- Functionality to open DVD discs is free and will always stay free.
- All features (including Blu-ray decryption and processing) are free during BETA.
MakeMKV beta is available as a free download at the moment for Windows and Mac OS X.
[via Download Squad]