3 Ways to Lossless Backup Blu-rays: Full Disc Copy, Blu-ray to Lossless MKV, Remux Blu-ray

Blu-ray has donimated the market for its high quality image, nowadays, even 4K Blu-ray is popping up and offering super high video resolution. People still prefer collecting Blu-ray discs no matter whether Blu-ray or 4K Blu-ray is expensive, or out-of-date. To protect the fragile plastic data storage disc, many people like to lossless backup their Blu-ray with the original picture and sound quality, preserving all the info in original Blu-ray disc and all the subtitle streaming, audio tracks, chapter markers, etc.

There are many ways enables you to backup your Blu-ray and 4K Blu-ray and give you lossless video and audio quality. The following guide will introduce you 3 different ways to lossless backup Blu-ray movies without any quality lost. You can choose backup Blu-ray to BDMV folder containing information about the contents of the Blu-ray disc. You also can rip Blu-ray to lossless/uncompressed MKV whilst maintaining full quality (1:1) and all the subtitle/audio streaming tracks and chapter markers. Another way will be to remux Blu-ray with same quality movie without extra features.

3 Ways to Backup Your Blu-ray Collections


Method 1: 1:1 Full disc copy of Blu-ray

Method 2: Lossless Rip Blu-ray to Uncompressed MKV Container

Method 3 Remux Blu-ray


Before we any further, you have to ensure that you’ve got a super assistant which can help you compplete the task above. So as to avoid you searching on the internet, I will share my desktop software with you which will surprise you anyway. Pavtube ByteCopy | for Mac stands out from its ccompetitors, which can easily lossless copy your commercial Blu-ray in many ways. To make it short, let’s start to use it.

Method 1: 1:1 Full disc copy of Blu-ray

BDMV folder is under the root folder of your Blu-rays. BDMV folders contain audio, video, and other streams in Blu-ray’s BDAV (MPEG-2 TS) Container. In addition, BDMV normally includes interactive menus using BD-J (Blu-ray’s Java implementation). It supports HD video like 720p (1280×720 Progressive), 1080i (1920×1080 Interlaced), and 1080p (1920×1080 Progressive). It can preserve all the information in the original Blu-ray discs to entire copy Blu-ray to BDMV folder.

Pavtube ByteCopy can create intact Blu-ray folder backups from commercial Blu-ray disc movies including 4K Blu-ray movies, keeping M2TS streams with best audio & video quality, without losing Meta info like audio tracks, subtitle streams, chapter markers, etc.

Step 1. In order to create an intact Blu-ray folder keeping original file structure and movie quality, insert Blu-ray disc into the BD drive, launch Pavtube ByteCopy, press "Load file(s)" icon and select desired disc drive. 

full disc backup Blu-ray

Step 2. The whole disc is selected once loaded, navigate to Output area and click "Browse" to specify a destination folder for the backup folder. 

full disc backup Blu-ray

Step 3. In the main screen, press "Copy the entire disc" button. The Conversion window appears. 

backup blu-ray to a BDMV folder

Step 4. In the Conversion window, you can find backup information like conversion process, time elapsed, time left, generated file size and estimated file size.   If you don’t want to wait around for the entire backup procedure, you can tick off "Shut down computer after conversion" box. 

You can find the full Blu-ray backup folder in the destination folder by pressing the "Open output folder" tab in "Conversion" window or the "Open" button in main screen. The decrypted Blu-ray folder contains all information and contents in the original Blu-ray disc, divided into a BDMV folder and a CERTIFICATE folder. 

copy entire bd disc to bluray folder

Method 2: Rip Blu-ray to Uncompressed MKV Container Losslessly

MKV is a flexible, open standard video file format that has quickly become the preferred file extension for high definition video on the Internet. The MKV container can include video, audio, and features such as alternate audio tracks, multilingual subtitles and chapter points, as well as rich metadata including cover art, ratings, descriptions and more. MKV offers a richer media experience than any other current format.

There are many Blu-ray Ripping tool that can rip Blu-ray to MKV format but few of them can put Blu-ray video to a MKV container with lossless quality. Among the massive Blu-ray Rippers, only MakeMKV and ByteCopy can rip Blu-ray to lossless MKV.  Here, we mainly focus on how to rip Blu-ray to lossless MKV with ByteCopy, if you happen to installed MakeMKV on PC, you can following the MakeMKV Blu-ray ripping guide to make a lossless backup of Blu-ray with it. Now, following the below steps to start to copy Blu-ray to MKV container losslessly.

Click 1. Run the program on your computer, import your Blu-ray disc by clicking "File" and "Load from disc".

Click 2. Click the format bar to follow "Multi-track Video" and choose "Lossless/encoded Multi-track MKV (*.mkv)".

Otuput lossless MKV file format

Click 3: Click "Settings" on the main interface to open "Multi-task Settings" window, all audio and subtitle tracks from the source Blu-ray files are checked and to be saved in the output MKV container by default, if there are some audio tracks or subtitle streams you don’t like, uncheck and remove them under the "Audio" and "Subtitle" tab. Here, the DTS-HD MATrueHD 7.1Dolby 5.1 audio in original Blu-ray can be also kept.

Adjust multi-trask settings

Click 4: After finishing all the settings, go back to the main interface, press the right-bottom "Convert" button to start Blu-ray to lossless MKV with zero quality loss. Now you can be free to play the generated file on VLC, Plex, or other app you like.

Method 3: Remuxing Blu-ray With Zero Quality Loss

Blu-ray remuxing is a lossless process that simply takes the video and audio streams from Blu-ray M2TS container and puts them into a new container like MKV, AVI, MP4, 3GP, etc. Remuxing is for those who don’t care that much about extras in the source Blu-ray discs and want to save space while having the movie in a new container so they can play the Blu-ray movies easily with any video player with the same quality as that of the untouched.

Pavtube ByteCopy not only can 1:1 entire copy Blu-ray to BDMV folder with all the info and rip Blu-ray to lossless MKV keeping the same image quality and all the subtitle and audio tracks as well chapter markers, it also can remux Blu-ray rapidly even remux new released 4K Blu-rays.

1. Install and launch this best Blu-ray remux program. Insert your Blu-ray disc into your BD drive, and click "Load from disc" icon to load your Blu-ray movies. You can also import movies files from Blu-ray disc, HD DVD disc, Blu-ray folder, ISO and DVD folder and DVD ISO/IFO.

2: Click "Format" to open the drop-down window. In the remux category, you can choose which container to remux Blu-ray to. Here,we choose to remux Blu-ray to AVI.

remux to avi

3: Hit on the "Convert" button on the main interface to start to remux Blu-ray to AVI, MP4, MKV without quality loss. Once the process ends, open the output folder to locate the Blu-ray remux. That’s it. A few minutes later you will have an AVI, MKV, MP4, etc file containing the exact video and audio streams of your Blu-ray disc.

You can lossless copy your Blu-ray collections with any method you want. Moreover, you also can convert Blu-rays to common HD/SD video like MP4, MOV, MKV, AVI, M4V etc with this software. More features are waiting here for your exploration.

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