Rip Blu-ray to H.265/HEVC Video Using Nvidia GPU Hardware Acceleration
For Blu-ray collectors, it should be noted here that if you rip a Blu-ray at original quality, you will get a massive file size as Blu-rays use high-bitrate media for the ultimate in quality. If you want to save space, ripping Blu-ray to H.265/HEVC video will be a good choice in that a 10 GB Blu-ray source or a medium-bitrate 2.5 GB H.264 rip will both be compressed to 700 MB using the same HEVC settings. In fact, there are many people having noticed the benefit:
"Hi all -I’ve decided that I’d like to rip my extensive blu-ray collection to my media server. I’d also like to make use of the h.265 codec, since it will cut down significantly on space." – from reddit
"I will move to Hawaii and I used to have a very large collection of Blu-ray’s which the wife said no, to shipping from the mainland to Hawaii. So I am going to rip all my movies to my hard drive and get rid of the Blu-ray’s. I heard that if I rip Blu-rays to H.265, it will save lots of space on my hard drive, so how to get it?!"
However, X265 is very CPU heavy to encode, it likely costs 25 hours to transcode your Blu-ray video on H.265 settings. If you want to do it faster, you will need a much faster machine than that and, you’d be looking at an i7 minimum to get minimum transcode times. Besides, If you happen to have a Maxwell-based Nvidia graphics card from the GeForce 900 series or later, you can utilize your GPU’s dedicated HEVC encoding block to transcode videos into HEVC significantly faster than by using Pavtube ByteCopy.
In the recent update, Pavtube ByteCopy version 184.108.40.206 supports to the most advanced hardware acceleration NVIDIA CUDA & AMD APP by both H.264 and H.265 codec, which can give users 30x Blu-ray ripping speed than before. Learn more Pavtube ByteCopy Upgraded Supporting H.265 NVIDIA CUDA Acceleration.
So, if your computer is geared up with H.265 encoding capable graphics card (Please refer to the document on official website of nvidia to check whether your computer is H.265 encoding capable: https://developer.nvidia.com/nvidia-video-codec-sdk), you can use Pavtube ByteCopy to convert Blu-ray to H.265/HEVC MKV, H.265/HEVC MP4 easily and quickly. Apart from Blu-ray, Pavtube ByteCopy also can rip DVD to H.265 video with NVIDIA CUDA acceleration.
Steps to Rip Blu-ray to H.265/HEVC Video With Best Quality
Step 1. Load Blu-ray movies
Install and launch the best Blu-ray to H.265 Converter program. Insert your Blu-ray disc into your BD drive, and click “Load from disc” icon to load your Blu-ray movies and DVD discs. You can also import movies files from Blu-ray folder, ISO and DVD folder and DVD ISO/IFO.
Step 2: Choose H.265/HEVC for output format.
In ByteCopy, you would find H.265 MP4 profile under Common Video and HD Video categories. Choose either one for output. You also can choose HD MKV from HD Video category and set video codes to x265 in "Settings". Meanwhile, you are allowed to adjust profile parameters like display resolution, bitrate, frame rate, audio sample rate to achieve the best video and audio playback on your device.
Step 3. Utilizing Nvidia GPU Hardware Acceleration In ByteCopy
Now, move your cursor to “Tools” button on the top of the main interface to choose “Options”. Then you can enable GPU Encode acceleration.
Step 4: Start ripping Blu-ray to H.265/HEVC MKV
Hit on the “Convert” button and Blu-ray to H.265/HEVC MKV Conversion begins. When the conversion is done, open output folder, find the ripped movie inoutput folder.
As HEVC is relatively new to the scene, it’s not nearly as compatible with existing playback devices as H.264. Many such devices have dedicated hardware for decoding H.264 streams, while equivalent hardware for decoding HEVC is significantly less common. That’s not to say it’s impossible to decode HEVC on today’s devices – software playback is still possible on a wide variety of hardware, and some hardware decoding solutions exist – but something that can play H.264 is not necessarily HEVC-compatible.
Here’s a quick rundown of well-known hardware that includes dedicated HEVC decoding blocks, which definitely support efficient HEVC playback:
- Intel 6th-generation ‘Skylake’ Core processors or newer
- AMD 6th-generation ‘Carizzo’ APUs or newer
- AMD ‘Fiji’ GPUs (Radeon R9 Fury/Fury X/Nano) or newer
- Nvidia GM206 GPUs (GeForce GTX 960/950) or newer
- Other Nvidia GeForce GTX 900 series GPUs have partial HEVC hardware decoding support
- Qualcomm Snapdragon 805/615/410/208 SoCs or newer. Support ranges from 720p decoding on low-end parts to 4K playback on high-end parts.
- Nvidia Tegra X1 SoCs or newer
- Samsung Exynos 5 Octa 5430 SoCs or newer
- Apple A8 SoCs or newer
- Some MediaTek SoCs from mid-2014 onwards
As you can see, most desktop hardware released in 2015, and most mobile hardware from late 2014 onwards, supports dedicated HEVC playback. Hardware designers have been more focused on getting HEVC decoding blocks into mobile hardware first, as the CPUs in these products typically aren’t fast enough for software decoding. Support in desktop hardware has been marginally slower as most desktop-class parts are powerful enough to decode HEVC without dedicated decoding blocks.
All Features of Pavtube ByteCopy
Pavtube ByteCopy is a free-to-try Blu-ray ripping application for Windows that is designed to rip commercial BluRay movies as well as convert DVDs into MKV format with ease. It also features powerful BD decryption utilities enabling users to remove copy protections on all BluRay discs. Read Pavtube ByteCopy review
* Rip 3D Blu-ray to 3D MP4 and convert DVD to 3D SBS video.
* Reads DVD-Video(VIDEO_TS.IFO) folder, Blu-ray(BDMV) folder and ISO files
* Reads Blu-ray discs protected with latest versions of AACS, BD+, MKB v61, MKB v62.
* Preserves all video and audio tracks, including HD audio
* Preserves chapters information
* Rip BD/DVD to lossless/uncompressed MKV container
* Fast conversion – converts as fast as your drive can read data.
* No additional software is required for conversion or decryption.
* Convert BD/DVD to MP4 wrapper with multiple subtitle/audio tracks.
* Add subtitles to BD/DVD and extract SRT subtitles from BD/DVD
* Rip Blu-ray/DVD to FLAC, WMA, MKV, MP3, etc audio files.