Interesting BD development in Handbrake

Discussion in 'Apple TV and Home Theater' started by alehel, Sep 5, 2010.

  1. alehel macrumors member

    Apr 19, 2010
    Was browsing the handbrake forums and thought this might interest some people here. Apparently support for reading unencrypted BD discs is now more or less complete.

    Really looking forwards to seeing this in the nightly builds as it means I can now get chapters in my movies without converting the mkv files using MakeMKV :D.

    All I need now is PGS passthrough for mkv container and I can watch my BD movies on my AC Ryan mini in all their glory :D.
  2. jamied95 macrumors 6502

    Sep 14, 2009
    I've had a look around and I can't find a single DVD without copy-protection on it, never mind BluRay! What tools do people use for that?
  3. alehel thread starter macrumors member

    Apr 19, 2010
    On mac you still have to rip the disc using a program such as MakeMKV or Mac Blurayripper Pro. The point is that with this added into Handbrake you don't have to convert it to an mkv file before you convert it. For me, mkv files produced by MakeMKV have been nothing but trouble. Sometimes handbrake crashes, sometimes it's unable to crop mkv files from MakeMKV, etc. By directly reading the disc structure I can use Mac Blurayripper pro, which I prefer, to rip the disc contents and then convert in handbrake. It's all a matter of taste of course.
  4. bigpatky macrumors regular


    Sep 7, 2007
    it means you run anydvd in the background and handbrake should be able to rip any blu-ray.

    i know this is a mac forum and i don't know if there is a mac equivalent to anydvd so this would apply to windows users. basically cutting out the middleman (makemkv, etc)
  5. ovrlrd macrumors 65816


    Aug 29, 2009
    I thought MakeMKV had an option to create backup copies of Blu-rays? Essentially it would decrypt the discs and copy an exact copy of it (encryption ripped out) to your hard drive, skipping the re-encoding process. This took up quite a lot of space, like using AnyDVD or whatever would as well, but at least MakeMKV is an OS X app?

    Honestly all I care about is making backup copies, I have tons of free space to store the Blu-ray in its original form.

    It's cool that Handbrake is adding support though.
  6. zedsdead macrumors 68040

    Jun 20, 2007
    This is great news! Can't wait for a nightly build to test it out.

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