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Old Sep 02, 2013, 05:29 AM
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Default Blu-ray Backup Way: Blu-ray to M2TS Backup or Blu-ray to MKV Backup

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Blu-ray Backup Way: Blu-ray to M2TS Backup or Blu-ray to MKV Backup

Description: The article mainly introduce two different ways to backup Blu-ray and display their features for your reference. Go to find the one you like.

Backup Blu-ray collection has become a prevailing method to keep Blu-ray from being scratched and make it easier to manage and access. There are various ways to backup them, such as backup intact Blu-ray main movie into M2TS, Blu-ray to lossless MKV backup, backup the entire disc and so on. You may be confused about what is the differences among them and wonder which on is better. Here I will introduce two main methods to backup Blu-ray: Blu-ray to M2TS backup and Blu-ray to MKV backup.

Now, we need to find a powerful Blu-ray backup program for help. Many programs can do intact M2TS backup or lossless MKV backup, but it is a little hard to find an all-in-one too with both of them. Recently Pavtube studio released new Pavtube ByteCopy, which can meet almost all your needs for backup. It can backup the 100% intact Blu-ray main movie into a M2TS file and meanwhile it support to output lossless multi-track MKV with chapter mark from original Blu-ray.

Free download and install it:
Pavtube ByteCopy
Pavtube ByteCopy for Mac

Surprise! Welcome to Money Saving Software Bundles to find big special sale on much software bundled with ByteCopy, like ByteCopy + Video Converter Ultimate, ByteCopy + DVD Creator, ByteCopy + ChewTune, ByteCopy +MXF MultiMixer, ByteCopy + Video Converter etc. And it will help to save up to $35. Now go to find the preferable one and get special price.

When you have inserted Blu-ray disc into Blu-ray drive, run the application and then import the Blu-ray source into it. Now let’s go to find the two different methods to backup Blu-ray.

Method 1: Directly Copy for M2TS backup

Go to "Format" menu you will find "Copy" option; choose the only "Directly Copy" there for output. Then hit "Convert" button on the main interface to start conversion.

Once completed, you will get a M2TS backup keeping the same quality with original Blu-ray.

Method 2: Lossless Multi-track MKV backup

In the same dropdown list of "Format" you can find "Multi-track Video" option, choose "Lossless/encoded Multi-track MKV (*mkv)" for output. Then go to start conversion by clicking big red "Convert" button.

In this way, you will get a MKV backup without quality loss.

* Completely lossless Blu-ray to MKV backup in 2 steps

However, which one is better for backup, Directly Copy for M2TS backup or Lossless Multi-track MKV backup? I will show you some similarities and differences for your reference.


Multiple tracks preservation: Both of them are capable of retaining all the multiple audio and subtitle tracks from original Blu-ray in output files. So you can select any desired tracks in backup file when you playing or editing them.

High quality: They all keep the high quality picture of original Blu-ray, which will bring you the same visual enjoyment as Blu-ray.

High efficiency for conversion: The high speed for conversion is their common features, which will help to save more time than converting to other recoded videos. With Directly Copy, to backup a Blu-ray main movie only takes 30 minutes. It is an incredible speed for backup high quality Blu-ray

Directly Copy creates 100% intact Blu-ray main movie except for menu and the M2TS backup contains all the multiple audio and subtitle tracks, which is exactly the same as original Blu-ray. What you get is a complete decrypted Blu-ray main movie without any recoding.

Lossless Multi-track MKV is able to select any of multiple audio and subtitle tracks for output according to your different requirements. Moreover, it will remain the chapter mark from original Blu-ray, so you can choose the chapter as you like when playing it in media player. The limitation is that MKV file is created by resealing M2TS file, so the quality won’t be the same as original M2TS files.

Above all, I personally think Directly Copy is the best way for Blu-ray backup and it is the 100% intact backup. Everybody has different needs. If you need chapter mark or want to remove undesired tracks from original Blu-ray, Lossless Multi-track MKV is also a good choice. Just go to choose what you like.

Tips: Not all media player can support M2TS and MKV with multiple streams. You are recommended to try powerful Free VLC Player if you haven’t found a suitable one. And the chapter mark selection can be supported as well.

* How to play ripped Blu-ray movies in VLC Media Player by chapters

More highlights in ByteCopy:
* Full Disc Copy will help to 1:1 backup the whole Blu-ray with original structure;
* Multi-track Video output will support saving videos with multiple audio tracks from original Blu-ray in MOV, MP4, and Apple ProRes(only for Mac) besides MKV;
* Rip latest Blu-ray/DVD including 3D/2D Blu-ray;
* Convert Blu-ray/DVD to many other video formats for playback and editing;
* Edit the Blu-ray/DVD before conversion, like trim, crop, add watermark, add subtitles, etc.

More related reading:
Top Blu-ray Ripper Review: MakeMKV vs ByteCopy vs DVDfab
2013 Top Mac Blu-ray Ripping Review for Android, iOS, Windows 8 Devices
Only 30 minutes Backup 27GB Blu-ray main movie to M2TS without conversion
Rip/Copy M2TS from Blu-ray to MP4 Preserving Multiple audio and subtitle track
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