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I feel the answer to this is probably "no", but is there any freeware blu-ray ripping software available? I know you can get anydvd HD and makeMKV for trial periods but I buy a few Blu-Rays every few months so that software's trial periods would expire.

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MakeMKV is "free while it's in beta", so when it expires, you just enter a new code that's posted on their forum thread.

 

and MakeMKV has been free for years now

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Have you considered...y'know...purchasing the full version of some trial software you know works?

 

If you buy "a few Blu-Rays every few months", and they're worth backing up to you...why waste your time trying all the freebies of dubious source and quality?

 

I had to laugh at one of my relatives a few weeks ago...he'd been using some software for years (I can't recall...some video file conversion format--there's tons of them out there), and upgrading to the latest version was getting to be more and more of a hassle because he had trouble finding keygens for the newer versions...he honestly had never considered just purchasing it.  Which he did.  For $40.  And the software just did what it was supposed to do.  And that put an end to his upgrade problems.  The concept was totally alien to him.

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MakeMKV is free as it's still in beta, so that's your best bet. It decrypts discs pretty well and is updated every couple of months. I've been using it for over a year now and have digitized my entire DVD and Blu-ray library for easy viewing on my WD TV Live. It is a fantastic tool and very easy to use.

 

You can also purchase MakeMKV, as I did, which will give you a lifetime key.

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Have you considered...y'know...purchasing the full version of some trial software you know works?

 

If you buy "a few Blu-Rays every few months", and they're worth backing up to you...why waste your time trying all the freebies of dubious source and quality?

 

I had to laugh at one of my relatives a few weeks ago...he'd been using some software for years (I can't recall...some video file conversion format--there's tons of them out there), and upgrading to the latest version was getting to be more and more of a hassle because he had trouble finding keygens for the newer versions...he honestly had never considered just purchasing it.  Which he did.  For $40.  And the software just did what it was supposed to do.  And that put an end to his upgrade problems.  The concept was totally alien to him.

 

 

AnyDVD HD is like $90+ AUD for 1 year. Why spend money like that if there is a freweware option? I'd feel like a right moron if I wasted money like that only to find out there is a free way to rip my blu-rays. I don't like to pirate things, so I won't do that.

 

 

I wasn't aware of the MakeMKV beta key topic in their forums. Thanks, guys.

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AnyDVD HD is like $90+ AUD for 1 year. Why spend money like that if there is a freweware option? I'd feel like a right moron if I wasted money like that only to find out there is a free way to rip my blu-rays. I don't like to pirate things, so I won't do that.

 

 

I wasn't aware of the MakeMKV beta key topic in their forums. Thanks, guys.

 

It's not wasted money if the product is better than the free ones.

 

That being said, I never looked at AnyDVD.  And I'm gonna side with you--$90 a year amounts to pay-for trialware.  They can go ###### themselves.

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AnyDVD HD is like $90+ AUD for 1 year.

 FYI at Christmas time they always have a sale and offer a lifetime purchase option. I purchased mine like 4 years ago. AnyDVD is constantly being updated and was worth every dollar.

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AnyDVD HD is like $90+ AUD for 1 year. Why spend money like that if there is a freweware option? I'd feel like a right moron if I wasted money like that only to find out there is a free way to rip my blu-rays. I don't like to pirate things, so I won't do that.

 

 

I wasn't aware of the MakeMKV beta key topic in their forums. Thanks, guys.

Just pay less than double that for the lifetime version.

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Here is a list of blu-ray decrypters:

 

http://www.videohelp.com/tools/sections/decrypters-bd-hd-dvd

 

MakeMKV is free for now, but won't be after the beta phase.

 

DVDFab HD Decrypter is quite limited and might not be able to decrypt newer titles, at least for awhile.

 

MovieRescuer, I have no idea.

 

I, personally, would get the lifetime license of AnyDVD HD. Good program with a well maintained database. Might seem too much, but for someone who rips often, it's worth it.

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I had to laugh at one of my relatives a few weeks ago...he'd been using some software for years (I can't recall...some video file conversion format--there's tons of them out there), and upgrading to the latest version was getting to be more and more of a hassle because he had trouble finding keygens for the newer versions...he honestly had never considered just purchasing it.  Which he did.  For $40.  And the software just did what it was supposed to do.  And that put an end to his upgrade problems.  The concept was totally alien to him.

 

HAHA! That's great. There is probably a pretty entertaining marketing campaign in there somewhere.

 

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FYI DVDFab is having a dust up with the MPAA (I think), so if you download their products from a US IP address you get a "US" version that doesn't decrypt. Of course if you connect to a non US endpoint via VPN, it's not a problem.

As other's have mentioned, paid gets you better support, e.g. more frequent encryption updates. So really it's a matter of what it's worth to you.

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I use Anydvd HD and BDtoAVCHD for making blu-ray backups. Or just use Anydvd to rip blu-rays and store on my htpc. Need Anydvd to decrypt. There are other decrypters out there but Anydvd is the best from what I have seen and used over the years.

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To remove copy protection there's few things better than AnyDVD HD.

 

If you want to actually rip the best option hands down is Handbrake. If you want to remux (no re-encode, just copies over but you get huge files) follow this guide.

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To remove copy protection there's few things better than AnyDVD HD.

 

If you want to actually rip the best option hands down is Handbrake. If you want to remux (no re-encode, just copies over but you get huge files) follow this guide.

 

Excuse my ignorance, but I see so many guides that talk about using multiple programs and it seems overly complicated. Why wouldn't you just use MakeMKV?

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To be clear, I wasn't ruling out paying for software, I just wanted to make absolutely sure there weren't any free alternatives before I did.

 

AnyDVD HD would be the way I will probably go.

 

 

Thanks for all the replies. :)

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wait. did you say that AnyDVD HD wasnt free? why not just use MakeMKV?

 

 

I wasn't aware that MakeMKV had a free serial for its beta period. I thought it only had a 30 day trial. I will probably use it until the software is out of beta and then buy either it or AnyDVD HD.

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