Rip 4K Blu-ray Without Quality Loss with 2 Easy Ways [2023]

The invention of UHD 4K Blu-ray is disruptive across the video industry. People especially movie fans, are getting crazier and crazier about watching Blu-ray films in 4K resolution. But for portable viewing, the computer and external Blu-ray drive is inconvenient to carry along with you, so maybe ripping 4K Blu-ray to many portable devices is a better choice.

However, how to rip 4K Blu-ray and convert it easily and conveniently remains a question. To rip 4K Blu-ray without a long waiting time, you need to pay attention to your computer performance, like multi-threading, multi-core, and GPU acceleration technology, which can influence the conversion speed a lot.

Besides, output parameter settings also matter: 1080p output is always faster than 4K output, and choosing compressed output formats is usually faster than uncompressed output ones. In all, this post will give you 2 useful ways that help rip 4K Blu-ray in the pattern you need.

If you have known the whole procedure of ripping 4K Blu-ray, you probably notice that a reliable Blu-ray ripper matters a lot. So go and get VideoByte BD-DVD Ripper at once, and follow the walk-through above to rip your favorite UHD 4K Blu-ray.

Disclaimer: Copyright laws vary worldwide, which means removing DRM can be illegal in some countries (even for the purpose of making a personal backup of a disc). Make sure you have read up on the laws in your area before using a 4K ripper for personal use. Besides, don’t use such 4K Blu-ray ripping software to share content or rip discs you don’t own.


Preparation for Playing 4k Blu-ray

Let’s first learn about the preparation for successfully playing 4k Blu-ray in a common way. Conventionally, there are three necessary devices:

· Ultra HD Blu-ray Discs

· Ultra HD TV

· Physical 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray Playe

The UHD TV must support HDMI 2.0 standard and beyond. Otherwise, it will only display 1080P videos instead. But the latter two items are not easy to get. And sometimes, you may find it troublesome to watch 4K Blu-ray movies only on TVs.

Then, you may notice that directly watching 4K Blu-ray discs is troublesome as you have to prepare the devices mentioned above every time you are going to enjoy the playback. It means many limitations are attached and you can hardly enjoy your 4K Blu-rays whenever and wherever you want.

That’s why we recommend you to rip 4K Blu-ray here. After you convert Blu-ray to digital formats like MKV, MP4, etc., you only need whichever media player software and a screen that both support 4K resolution. You can even enjoy your 4K Blu-ray movies on portable devices like mobile phones or tablets. So why not keep reading and see how to achieve it?

Way 1. Use Best UHD 4K Blu-ray Ripper: VideoByte BD-DVD Ripper

Ripping UHD 4K Blu-ray is not an easy job partly in that it is imposed higher and stricter encryption to protect the commercial 4K Blu-ray from being illegally copied. Even so, VideoByte BD-DVD Ripper stands out as the best UHD Blu-ray ripper with professional commercial Blu-ray ripping, because it can deal with various Blu-ray encrypting methods. What’s more, its lossless output performance allows you to enjoy amazing 4K visual quality. You can view its main features below:

VideoByte BD-DVD Ripper:

  • Available to rip Blu-ray/DVD discs of all types;
  • Boost the ripping process to be 6X faster;
  • 300+ mainstream video/audio output formats;
  • Output videos/audios without quality loss;
  • Preserve all subtitles and audio tracks;

Supported OS:

Windows 10/8/7/Vista/XP (SP2 or later); Mac OS X 10.7 or above

Better still, the whole ripping task will end in a few steps which are totally effortless for you. With the advanced GPU acceleration technology, VideoByte offers 6X faster conversion speed and shortens your waiting time. Therefore, you can get the 4K lossless output video in a relatively shorter time.

Besides, if you are advanced users, VideoByte BD-DVD Ripper even allows you to adjust resolution, aspect ratio, bitrate, frame rate, video encoder, audio channels, sample rate, audio encoder, etc. to tailor ripped Blu-ray/DVD movie. Above all, with this professional tool, you don’t need to worry about the output video and can get what you really need in 4K Blu-ray playback.

Note: If you prefer watching 4K video on portable devices, please make sure your laptop/smartphone has a 4K-supported screen; otherwise your digital devices will still play the 4K video in lower resolution.

How to Rip UHD 4K Blu-ray with Blu-ray Ripper

It’s never hard to use VideoByte HD-DVD Ripper. Here is a quick guide for you to rip and convert a target UHD 4K Blu-ray disc with it.

Step 1. Install the Program

Click the download button respectively for your Windows or Mac. Follow the installation instructions and then you can successfully open it by double-clicking its icon.

Step 2. Load Your UHD 4K Blu-ray

Load a Blu-ray disc into your external Blu-ray drive. On the interface, press the upper left button "Load Blu-ray" and load the UHD 4K Blu-ray that you want to rip.

Load Blu-ray

Step 3. Select a Preset Profile in "4K Video"

Navigate your mouse to the "Rip All to" field. On the drop-down menu, it appears a long list of output formats. Choose a video format such as MP4 and you can find the "4K Video" option.

Rip All to

Step 4. Make Configurations of Profile

Go ahead with the "Settings" icon. On the following pop-up window, you can make preferences of resolution (you can also descend the 4K Blu-ray to 1080p), bitrate, frame rate, and audio channels, etc. 3D effects are also available.

Custom Profile

Step 5. Hit "Rip All" to Start Converting

Now just go straight to "Rip All" on the bottom left corner on the main interface. It will immediately begin converting.

Ripping Disc

If you want to clip some contents that you do not want to be included in your ripping or make some adjustments to the screen picture, like watermark, brightness, contrast, saturation and so on. Just click "Cut" and "Edit" respectively to the right of "movie list" on the main interface.

You can check the detailed tutorial in this video.

Way 2. Use MakeMKV to Rip UHD Blu-ray (No Compression)

VideoByte BD-DVD Ripper is not the only program that can rip and convert 4K Blu-ray to digital. MakeMKV is a useful Blu-ray/DVD ripper, too.

MakeMKV is mostly known to people as being in beta for years. Compared to VideoByte, the professional 4K ripper, it only offers one output format - lossless MKV. MakeMKV as 4K ripper rips and converts Blu-ray/DVDs to lossless MKV containing all the original data from the discs without compression. You can use it for free to rip UHD Blu-ray.

However, MakeMKV is only free while in beta version with a beta key. You have to use the latest beta key whenever it asks you to register (usually once a month), but the key sometimes won’t be upgraded on time. Therefore, it’s not always available for free. Besides, MakeMKV has no built-in tool to compress the output movie file, which means you’ll get a large video since it remains lossless quality, and you may find your storage space is soon occupied.

In this part, we’ll offer you a simple guide on using MakeMKV 4K ripping software for ripping 4K movies. Just check the following steps.

Step 1. Download MakeMKV and install it on your computer.

Step 2. Insert the 4K Blu-ray disc into your Blu-ray drive.

Step 3. Click on the optical drive icon that appears after the program detects the 4K Blu-ray disc to allow MakeMKV to load the content in the disc to the program.

Step 4. Check the box in front of the content you need to select them. All the selected content will be saved to the MKV video.

Step 5. Select the place you'd like to save the MKV video in the output directory box on the right side.

Step 6. Tap the MakeMKV button on the right to let MakeMKV start ripping 4K Blu-ray movies to lossless MKV.

Makemkv Blu-ray

After these steps, you can easily rip UHD Blu-ray via MakeMKV.


If you have read the passage so far, you probably have had some idea of how to rip 4K Blu-ray. Go and get VideoByte BD-DVD Ripper at once, and follow the walk-through above to rip your favorite UHD 4K Blu-ray. MakeMKV is also a helpful tool for you if you ignore the super large output file size. Soon you can fully enjoy Blu-ray disc on portable devices whenever and wherever!