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Alternative to MakeMKV: Rip and Copy Any Blu-ray DVD on Mac (macOS Sierra included)

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MakeMKV is a popular conversion program to convert Blu-ray and DVD disc to MKV files bypassing the DVD and Blu-ray copy protection, preserving most information but not changing it in any way.

Outstanding features of MakeMKV: 

Reads and accesses DVD and Blu-ray discs. 
Reads DVD and Blu-ray discs protected with latest versions of Copy Encryptions. 
Preserves all video and audio tracks, including DTS and AAC audio.
MakeMKV can preserve Chapters information. 
MakeMKV offers fast conversion – converts as fast as your drive can read data. 
MakeMKV is Cross-Platform for Windows, Mac OS X and Linux. 

Please click here to rip a Blu-ray Disc with MakeMKV with step-by-step guide.

Despite many obvious advantages of MakeMKV, it is not without its problem. Its limitations are also obvious.

Output Limits

MakeMKV only can output MVK format. It does not support to output device preset profile format.

When I want MP4, I have to use MakeMKV rip Blu-ray then use Handbrake to convert MKV to MP4. It is a little complex.

DVD/Blu-ray Content Selection

In the software interface, once the Blu-ray or DVD source is opened you will see its contents as a tree structure.

Normally, disc contains different titles (main movie and video clips). You need to select which titles you want to save and what tracks to keep in each title.

The Size of Output Text

I just had one test with MakeMKV software. I ripped a standard DVD and the size of output MKV movie file was up to 6GB. 

I don't adjust the other settings cause I am not understand what these items mean and what are the consequences of their choices.

Lack of Editing Function

MakeMKV lacks the basic editing functions for editing DVD and Blu-ray disc.

There is no "trim Blu-ray/DVD length, crop Blu-ray/DVD size, adjust Blu-ray/DVD effect, add watermark for Blu-ray/DVD, merge Blu-ray/DVD chapters into one" functions.

There are so many Blu-ray Ripper on the market, many of them can be rip Blu-ray and DVD, but for ripping Blu-ray and DVD on Mac (macOS Sierra included), Brorsoft Blu-ray Ripper for Mac is one of best I recommended here.

Best Blu-ray Ripper for macOS Sierra

As one of the best MakeMkv alternative, it enables you to remove Blu ray AACS encryption, region codes, BD+ and even any MKB copy protection prefectly as MakeMKV do.

Apart from ripping Blu-ray to  MKV (Top 5 Blu-ray to MKV Converter for Mac Review), Brorsoft Blu-ray Ripper has ability to rip Blu-rays to other common format like H.264MP4,  AVI,ect. And you can select the preset format for your devices like Andorid Phones, Apple devices (iPhone 7/7 Plus), Game consoles ( PS4/PS3), NLEs (FCP X).

Worth to mention here, you can select the chapters you want to rip and cut the chapter you selected with the built-in editor in this program. Bulit-in Editor functions: trim video length, crop video size, adjust video effect, watermark, and merge several videos into one for complete enjoyment etc.

Even if you can select the “3D Video” profile enable the 3D/2D Blu-rays to 3D MP4,3D MKV, 3D WMV, 3D MOV, 3D AVI for watching on your big screen TV if your TV supported 3D outputs.

Rip (2D/3D) Blu-ray Movies to SBS 3D MP4/MKV for Playback on (3D) TV
Software
Price
$50
$55.95 $35.95
Input File Formats
Blu-ray Disc/BDMV Folder/ISO Image

yes

yes

DVD Disc/Video_TS Folder/IFO/ISO Image

yes

yes

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

yes

yes

Remove Copy Protection

yes

yes

Remove Region Code

yes

yes

Output File Formats
Lossless MKV with Subtitle Languages and Audio Tracks

yes

yes

AVI/WMV/MP4/MOV/FLV/VOB/3GP/WebM/H.264
no

yes

HD AVI/HD WMV/HD MP4/HD MPEG-2/HD MOV
no

yes

ISO File
no

-

H.265 MP4/MKV
no

yes

3D SBS Video
no

yes

3D TAB/Anaglyph Video
no

yes

Copy Features
1:1 Full Disc Copy

no

yes

Main Movie Copy
no

yes

Subtitle Functions
Select Desired Internal Subtitle Language

no

yes

Enable Force Subtitle Option
no

yes

Add External SRT/ASS/SSA Subtitle
no

yes

Audio Tracks Functions
Keep 5.1 Dolby Digtial Audio
yes
yes
Keep 7.1 Dolby Digtial Plus or DTS Audio
no
yes
Other Advanced Features
Video Preview
no
yes
Automatically Select Main Title
no
yes
Video Editing Features (trim/cropwatermark/effect)
no
yes
Split& Merge
no
yes
Adjust resolution, bit rate, frame rate,sample rate, channels
no
yes

Summary

Brorsoft Blu-ray Ripper for Mac, is more powerful than MakeMKV. It can perfectly rip Blu-ray to any digital files and create backups of Blu-rays with two ways (entire disc copy and directly main title copy). If you have Blu-rays, no matter for wide streaming or just disc protection, Brorsoft Blu-ray Ripper for Mac can help you achieve all the goals.

If you also have Windows PC, Brorsoft Blu-ray Ripper also have the Windows version with the same powerful functions.

For Full Guide please tune to Rip, Copy and Backup Blu-ray Movies on Mac (maacOS Sierra as example). If your Mac running on El Capitan, please turn to Convert/Rip Blu-ray on Mac OS X 10.11 El Capitan.

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