Thursday, October 15, 2009

Blu Ray Ripper for Mac

After reviewing blu ray ripper software for windows I thought it was about time I added a blu ray ripper for mac to my list. After a lot of searching and comparisons I finally came up with a software which in my opinion is the best blu ray ripper for mac systems. The pavtube blu ray ripper for mac is very much similar to their windows version reviewed by me here. Pavtube blu ray ripper for mac is a ripper, converter and an Editor all in one. However it can only rip blu ray discs to your hard drive, it cannot rip HD DVD. The converter can convert the ripped blu ray .m2ts file to any video format however one thing I noticed is that the output options in this ripper are way more than any other blu ray ripper software I have reviewed here.

Due to the vast number of output options you can be sure that your device will be listed. This blu ray ripper for mac can convert DVD and Blu-ray DVD movies, even the CSS copyright protected one, into other popular audio and video formats like AVI, ASF, MPEG, MP4, WMV, MKV, MOV, FLV, SWF, RM, 3GP, AAC, AC3, MP3, OGG, WAV, WMA, M4A, etc to playback on your favorite portable players such as iPod, iPhone, Apple TV, Zune, Blackberry, PSP, Creative Zen, Xbox, etc on Mac. Along with the many output formats this ripper provides a custom option with which you can set the parameters manually, as can be seen from from the screen shot below.

Through the built in editor you can use the popular "split by scene" option. This option allows you to rip only the part you want from an entire movie. The movie is played in the built in movie player and while the movie is playing you can set the start and end points for it to rip by scene. This is especially important when you want to store a single part or song from a blu ray DVD on your portable device without the trouble of ripping the entire movie and then using a movie editor to trim out the desired part. With this software all these steps can be avoided and the selected part can be directly converted to a file format compatible with your portable device. Along with providing the "split" option with this software you can also use the "merge" option to merge small video files into a single for for continuous playback.

Other than splitting by scene and merging, the built in editor allows you to perform advanced functions such as file trimming, cropping of video area, adding a text or video/image watermark to the ripped files to give it a more personal touch, adjusting special effect, editing and replacing audio and so much more.

And it is because of the vast number of options this software provides that I have selected this mac blu ray ripper over all the others.

Sunday, August 16, 2009

Blu Ray DVD Ripper by AVCWare

Blu Ray DVD Ripper by AVCWare is a Blu Ray DVD ripper only - it cannot rip conventional DVD like the other softwares I reviewed here. Other than that it can rip Blu Ray files without any problem. It also provides a file conversion from the Blu Ray DVD M2TS file so that you can watch your favorite movies or videos on the go.

Once the movie is ripped, you can edit your blu-ray M2TS videos by clipping, cropping, editing frame effect, adjust subtitles, adding watermarks and much more to fully customize your videos.
You can also convert your M2TS video files to the following formats: H.264/MPEG-4 AVC, AVCHD Video (*.m2ts, *.mts), Apple TV h.264 720P, MKV, HD WMV, MPEG2/MPEG-4 TS HD Video, AVI, MPEG, WMV, DivX, MP4, H.264/AVC, MKV, RM, MOV, XviD, 3GP, FLV, etc.

This software also provides a merge option so that multiple video files can be merged into a one continous file for an un interrupted watching experience. Along with merge option this software also provides the split option so that you can split a large file into several small ones during the ripping process.
You can also specify the output file size with the built-in Bitrate Calculator to conveniently fit a whole blu-ray movie into your multimedia device.
You can also edit your ripped videos. Customize your video by cropping the screen size, adjusting saturation/brightness/contrast, adding artistic effects, changing the subtitle color/position, and adding picture/text watermarks.

Download the free trial to see if this is the software you are looking for.

Blu-Ray Ripper by TOP

TOP Blu-Ray ripper is capable of ripping blu-ray dvd's along with conventional HD DVD's. Once ripped the software can save the video in a number of video formats. As can be seen from the screenshot below there is no dearth of output options in this software

TOP Blu-Ray Ripper also supports the popular "split by scene" option. Ripping an entire DVD can be very tiresome especially if you are planning to cut out only your favorite part from the movie. This Blu-Ray Ripper allows you to do just that. By setting the start and end markers in preview mode you can rip only the selected part to your hard drive.
With the various output options available, you can easily export your favorite movies to devices such as the iphone, mp4 player or your cell phone and watch them on the go.

This software also provides audio ripping. It saves any track on the DVD as AAC, AC3, MP3, OGG etc.

Click the download button to download the software for free, so that you can try it befor you buy.

Blu-Ray DVD Ripper by iToolsoft

This neat little program allows you to rip Blu-Ray Discs along with normal DVD's. Blu-Ray DVD Ripper along with ripping provides other options as well. It also converts the output to the format best suited for you. The output formats supported are:

Video: AVI, ASF, MPEG, MP4, WMV, MKV, MOV, FLV, SWF, RM, 3GP, etc.

Audio: AAC, AC3, MP3, OGG, WAV, WMA, M4A, RA, Aiff, AU.

With this conversion option you can also convert your favorite DVD or Blu-Ray movies to be watched on your iphone, PSP, cell phone and many other portable devices.
Another great feature of this software is, "scene ripping". With this option you can only rip the part you like.. You dont have to rip the whole movie. Just tell the software the starting and end point of your favorite scene through the preview mode and it will rip only that. You wont have to wait for the entire movie to rip.
Blu-Ray DVD Ripper is the only software you will ever need for all your dvd ripping and video conversion tasks.

DVD Ripper Platinum

Although this is not a Blu-Ray Ripper, I have added this to my list because of the excellent options it provides and because of its low price. Wondershare DVD Ripper can rip DVD's to many video formats such as MP4, MP4 AVC, M4V, AVI, WMV, MOV, RM, 3GP, 3G2, MPG, MPEG, FLV, WMA, M4A, MP3, AAC, AC3, WMA, ASF, Vob, etc.

As can be seen from the screenshot below, this DVD ripper can convert the DVD to many popular formats. Meaning that with this software you can copy your movies to any portable device you own be it iphone, PSP, mp4 player or any cell phone, and watch all your favorite movies on the go.

DVD Ripper platinum also supports the popular "TRIM" option allowing you to rip only your favourite part of the movie from the DVD. This way you dont have to wait for the whole DVD ripping process. From the software, just select the start and end markers and select start to rip only that part of the movie. This is perfect for cell phones having limited memory.

DVD Ripper Platinum is also a DVD Audio ripper. It can rip any audio track from a DVD and save it as MP3, MP4A, AC3, AAC, WMA, etc.

Click Download to give DVD Ripper Platinum a try.