Pavtube ByteCopy vs HandBrake 1.0.0: Best DVD Ripper Showdown

Handbrake 1.0.0  is a very capable DVD Ripper and while it’s not the only option out there, it’s one of the best. But that could soon change. A new DVD ripping utility (Windows only) is putting a spin on many of Handbrake’s best features — and the results aren’t half bad, either.

Pavtube ByteCopy. Today we’re going to see how it stacks up to Handbrake, and whether it’s worth your time.  Now let’s do DVD ripper review and make comparison of these two DVD conversion programs in terms of input/output supports, DVD ripping speed, user interface, etc. to see which DVD ripper is better.

HandBrake vs Pavtube ByteCopy: Features

Pavtube ByteCopy is a stand-alone DVD ripping software for Windows 10. It is more professional and concentrated on ripping DVD to other video formats including MP4, WMV, MOV, FLV, MPEG, or DVD to iPhone, iPod, Apple TV, Android, PSP supported videos at fast speed. What’s more, it is a scarce DVD ripping tool that can copy DVD to lossless/uncompressed MKV container with the title, languages of the audio streams, subtitle or caption tracks, fonts for those subtitles, images, chapter information, and menus. It also can convert DVD to multi-track MP4 with multiple subtitle and audio tracks.

HandBrake is an open source, GPL-licensed, multiplatform, multithreaded DVD ripper or video transcoder, available for Windows, Linux or Mac OS X. The latest version HandBrake 1.0.0 was released on Dec 24, 2016. It means, besides DVD ripping, it can also decode and encode videos.

HandBrake vs Pavtube ByteCopy: Speed

Of course, Handbrake is known for being fast but Pavtube ByteCopy is superior. Fortunately, the results from both are similar. Handbrake was able to rip and encode a 90-minute film using a single pass of h.264 in just over 40 minutes on our test machine. The results were particularly interesting because Pavtube ByteCopy uses CUDA — GPU-based encoding — to decrease rendering time.

With Pavtube ByteCopy, you can rip Blu-ray and DVD to H.265/HEVC MP4 and MKV up to 30x times speed using Nvidia GPU hardware acceleration and convert Blu-ray and DVD to H.264 MP4, MKV, AVI, WMV, FLV, TS, MOV, M4V, etc by up to 500% speed with NVIDIA CUDA acceleration than the same action with no acceleration. Learn more about Pavtube ByteCopy HEVC Encode Utilizing NVIDIA GPU Acceleration

In a word, Pavtube ByteCopy is much faster than HandBrake in movie loading, title scanning, riping, etc.

HandBrake vs Pavtube ByteCopy: Input

HandBrake: DVD (DVD5, DVD9, DVD ROM, DVD-R, DVD+R, DVD-RW, DVD+RW; only rip non-protected DVDs, not even CSS encrypted DVDs), Blu-ray (Blu-ray disc structure), video file, video folder

Note: It does not support decryption, and needs third-party software like VLC to help remove copy-protection from commercial DVDs. Learn install libdvdcss for Handbrake ripping DVD

Pavtube ByteCopy: DVD 5, DVD 9, DVD ROM, DVD-R, DVD+R, DVD-RW, DVD+RW, DVD folder. Rip any DVDs with region code, CSS, Sony ARccOS, UOPs, APS, RCE, etc. It also can decrypt Blu-ray decrypted by AACS, BD+, MKB V61, MKB V62, etc.

Note: The software can rip commercial and general copy-protection DVDs and Blu-rays independently without the assistance of any other tool.

HandBrake vs Pavtube ByteCopy: Output

HandBrake: MP4 file, MKV file (Container); Universal device presets, iPod, iPhone, iPad, Apple TV (2/3), Android, Android Tablet,

Note: Handbrake produces an MPEG-4 file which is compatible with a wide range of media players. But it defaults the output file extension as M4V not MP4.

Pavtube ByteCopy: MP4, H.265/HEVC, MPEG, H.264, WMV, FLV, MOV, TS, 4K video, 3D MP4, 3D MKV, 3D WMV, PS4 Pro, Xbox ONE S, iPod, iPhone , Apple TV, HTC, Samsung, etc.

Handbrake vs. Pavtube ByteCopy Comparison Chart

Pavtube ByteCopy


Conversion Object
Common DVD file /source

Common Blu-ray file/source

Copy protection DVD source

Copy protection Blu-ray source

Main Features
Full disk copy/ directly (main movie)copy



NVIDIA CUDA/AMD APP acceleration

Forced subtitles

Video preview

Batch conversion

Video editing

Output Video Formats

Multi-track MKV/MP4 output


Other various sd/hd video formats

Output Audio Formats
Common audio formats

Conclusion of HandBrake vs Pavtube ByteCopy

All in all, it is hard to say which one is better, HandBrake or Pavtube ByteCopy. If you need to decode DVD video, or want to make more personal profile settings, HandBrake may worth your trying. But if you need a fast and easy-to-use DVD ripper or Blu-ray Ripper, Pavtube ByteCopy is certainly a better choice.

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