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How to Compress Blu-ray/DVD into Smaller Size without Much Quality Loss

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Maybe you rip a Blu-ray or DVD for many reasons, backing up to your personal library , watching with media player on your PC or Mac, avoid discs damaged or torn by usage, there are many psots about "how to rip a Blu-ray disc", "how to rip a DVD disc" in my previous posts, hope they are useful.

In order to get your Blu-ray and DVD rips looking better and more convenience to manage, here I would like to share the method "how to COMPRESS a Blu-ray and DVD" with you, without much quality loss in samller size. The article devided into 3 parts.

  • Compress DVD with Handbrake
  • Compress Blu-ray with MakeMKV and Handbrake
  • Compress Blu-ray / DVD with All-in-one Program
There are loads of programs available to help you do the DVD ripping and compressing task, but we bet you favorite program is the HandBrake, a completely free DVD ripper and compressor.
Step 1. Download and install Handbrake (compatible with MacOS, Windows and Ubuntu, just make sure you have download the right version) and launch it.
Step 2. Under presets, select High Profile and then click Source > Video Files to add your UNENCRYPTED DVD files. You can add either M2TS or MKV Undecrypted Blu-ray files. Or in the BDMV folder, choose the STREAM folder and select the M2TS file.
Step 3. For the Container, you can choose to rip DVD to MKV or MP4 according to your needs. And then you can set the output path by clicking Browse and find a folder to save the output files.
Compperss Tip: Under Picture Settings tab, you can set the video size according to your needs.
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Step 4. Finally, Click Start on the top to start ripping DVD to MP4 or MKV video. You will get your converted DVD rips in samller size latter.
Important Note: You probably have found out that it's very complex to operate the HandBrake. What's more, HandBrake has no support for encrypted DVDs. So if you are looking for ripping a copy protected DVD much easily and quickly, you're much better off getting a solution like Best Alternative to Handbrake For DVD Ripping and Conversion, which can not only rip just about any DVD, but can convert it into any format you want really easily.
If you are looking to make digital backups of your favorite Blu-ray movies, you can find few better tools than MakeMKV, a freeware video transcoder that is quick and easy to use.
1. Download and install MakeMKV. The program is completely free during the beta-testing phase, but that may change anytime, so get the software while you can.
2. Put a Blu-ray movie into your PC’s Blu-ray drive, and click the Blu-ray button in the middle of the screen.
While some companies have begun to include Blu-ray Disc drives as options in their computers, Apple has stayed on the sidelines, preferring the ubiquitous DVD format, if you runing on Mac, a external Blu-ray drive is needed.
MakeMKV can rip copies of your Blu-ray movies to MKV file only on your PC and Mac.
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3. MakeMKV will scan the disc to identify the titles to rip.
4.When the software is done, select the location for your movie in the Output Folder menu box, click Make MKV, and wait. Expect an average Blu-ray disc to take at least 30 minutes to rip to your hard drive. It depends.
As mentioned above, MakeMKV output MKV files ONLY! If you wanna convert the MKV rip to more common format MP4, the Handbrake should be the best choice. Just like the "Compress DVD with Handbrake", here, you should load the CONVERTED MKV to Handbrake, and then the step is almost the same.
The method is a litter complex, both MakeMKV and Handbrake are needed, and you should do the conversion two times.
You can also choose Brorsoft Blu-ray Ripper(or for Mac) as alternative to MakeMKV and Handbrake cause it can rip all the Blu-ray disc to any format such as H.264, MP4, MKV, AVI, etc.
In order to rip and compress all the Blu-ray and DVD, including the ENCRYPTED ones, you just need the all-in-one software.
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Required software:  Blu-ray Ripper or Blu-ray Video Converter Ultimate
Trial download: turn to Download center to get FREE TRAIL version

Most free conversion programs won't work with copy protected Blu-ray and DVD discs. Here Brorsoft Blu-ray Ripper or Blu-ray Video Converter Ultimate come out, both of two can rip and compress any commercial protected Blu-ray and DVD movies to nearly all popular video and audio formats like MP4, MOV, MKV, AVI, AAC, MP3 as you need for playback on different devices, such as Android, iPhone(7), HDTV, etc.

Note: Brorsoft Blu-ray Video Converter Ultimate can not only rip and compress Blu-ray and DVD disc, but also support convert and compress any video files welll. If you want to compress the video files, too. There is no harm in trying Blu-ray Video Convert Ultimate (on sale, $55.95 only, $14 saved, while Blu-ray Ripper is $45.95, $10 saved).

For Mac users, please keep in mind that you have download the Mac version (compatible with macOS Sierra) -- Brorsoft iMedia Converter or Blu-ray Ripper for Mac, Windows platform .exe files cannot be installed on Mac OS - and vice versa.

==>Guide: Compress a Blu-ray and DVD into Smaller Size without Much Quality Loss

Step 1. Download and install Brorsoft Blu-ray Ripper or Blu-ray Video Converter Ultimate. Launch it and click the Load disc button to import the Blu-ray files that you want to rip and compress. Both ISO, IFO and files in DVD Folder can also be loaded.
Here we take Blu-ray Ripper Windows version as example, Mac version and Blu-ray Video Converter Ultimate/iMedia Coverter share the same steps expect the tiny difference in interface.
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Step 2. Just click on the dropdown menu of "Format", and then choose H.264 MP4 from Common Video profile list. If you want to keep 1080p resolution as source movie, you can choose HD Video > H.264 HD Video(*.mp4) as output format. Also h.265 might be worth a look, H.265 has several big advantages over H.264 including better compression, delicate image and bandwidth saving.
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Step 3. Compress Blu-ray DVD rip size.
For compress Blu-ray DVD into smaller size without much quality loss, you can click "Settings" icon to adjust the video, audio parameters bitare, frame rate, sample rate, audio channel, etc.
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Step 4. Click "Convert" button and the program will rip Blu-ray/DVD movies to H.264 or H.265 mp4 video immediately without much quality loss. You can easily find the output files in the output folders once the conversion is done.

Those are 3 methods to rip and compress Blu-ray and DVD into Smaller Size without Much Quality Loss, hope it helps. If you have other questions, please feel free to  contact us ( email to support@brorsoft.com ) or Chat with emmalucky2 (Brorsoft_Emma) Online.

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