How to rip Blu-ray to MKV with H264 video and DTS-HD audio using Staxrip
Thu Apr 28, 2011 14:35
Staxrip is certainly one of the best converting programs I have used, and it is among the tools I recommend to users for ripping a DVD. Of course it can also handle Blu-ray discs and it excels at this process too, giving you full control over your rip while still featuring a simple interface. In this article we will use Staxrip in order to rip a Blu-ray disc to an MKV file keeping the original DTS-HD audio. As you will see through the steps of this guide, you can also rip your Blu-ray in a rather large number of formats and containers supported by Staxrip.
You can download Staxrip directly using the link below. You will also need Avisynth installed so if you don't have it, grab it from here.StaxripRip188.8.131.52
NOW STEP BY STEP PROCEDURE:
Step 1 :
As Staxrip cannot unlock a protected Blu-ray disc (almost all movies are protected), before you begin you need to use an unlocking software to circumvent the Blu-ray's protection. I really suggest you let AnyDVD HD do that job. You can download it here
Step 2 :
Open up Staxrip and select Source in order to load our Blu-ray.
Step 3 :
At the window that will popup select Blu-Ray Folder.
Step 4 :
Open your Blu-ray drive, or the folder you have ripped your move in, and select the BDMV folder.
Step 5 :
Staxrip will check your Blu-ray and give you the various playlists. The movie is the biggest one, so click on it to continue. In this example, our Blu-ray uses seamless branching, in plain words it has a "Director's Cut" feature and that's why there are two playlists with about the same length. We will still use the largest.
Step 6 :
Here you can select the various demux options. Leave output to MKV (1). Select the audio stream you want to use (2), and set the output to DTS-HD (3) or if you have TrueHD audio to THD. You can read detailed information about the various Blu-Ray audio formats here. Now make sure your audio stream is also selected in the list below (4) as the first two values set the demux options and the later the tracks we want to keep. Next, select the subtitles (5) you want to extract, set the output directory (6) in which the temp files will be saved (make sure you have at least 30GB free space there) and click OK (7). Staxrip will now demux your Blu-ray disc and create separate files for video, audio and subtitles streams. This process will take from 30 to 90 minutes depending on length of the movie and the speed of your Blu-ray drive.
Step 7 :
After demuxing is complete the main Staxrip window will open again. First of all, set the Target (1), which is the output file. Now lets explain the rest of the options. The Filters area will be usually automatically altered to add the filters that you may need, just make sure to unselect Deinterlace as we don't need it. Crop is applied automatically 99% of the time in order to remove the black bars. Using the slider in Resize (2) you can downsize to 720p as I have done here, otherwise just leave it at 1080p.
By clicking the x264 Film HQ (3) title you can set the codec and the encoding method. In this example I have selected x264, tuned for film and using constant quality. Constant quality is a faster encoding method than the traditional 2-pass option and as the name implies, tries to keep a constant quality on all your files. That however means that you cannot know how big the file will be as it depends on the movie length, the CQ setting and the actual content. Usual values range from 18 to 26, with 18 being the "best" and 26 the "worse" quality. I am using this option for my mkv backups as I prefer to base my encoding on video quality and not file size. Of course, you can also select 2-pass in which case a Target size option will appear in the Target box in order to set the desired size.
Next select the MKV Container (4) and set the Quality and Preset settings (5). I already explained the quality setting, the preset one basically lets you select between encoding speed and video quality. Medium or Slow are the recommended values. You only need Config Container (6) in order to add subtitles, we will explain who at the next step. Moving to the audio preferences, as we want to keep the original DTS-HD track we will select Just mux (7). Of course you can select AC3 and let Staxrip convert your audio. If you don't need subtitles click Next ( and move to Step 9, otherwise click Config container and move to the next step.
Step 8 :
In the Container options you can add subtitles to your MKV. During the demux process Staxrip will use BDSup2Sub and convert your .sup Blu-ray subtitles to .sub format. So you can use either use .sup subtitles or the .sub subtitles Staxrip prepared for you for maximum compatibility. They will all be in your project folder. Be aware that if you want to use the sup subtitles but you have resized your video to 720p you have to load BDSup2Sub and manually resize them too or they will look way too big. Click OK to save the subtitle settings.
Step 9 :
To start the encoding process click Next in the main window (number 8 at step 7) and then click Start.
Step 10 :
That's all! A few hours later you will have a high quality MKV file.
many thanks for the share,adding to tutorial index,keep up the good work
Thu Apr 28, 2011 14:54
can you tell us how to compress and rip the bluray in 700mb size with h264 codec and same audio and video quality.
Thu Apr 28, 2011 16:27
All compression to a smaller size involves losing quality. How much you lose and whether it's noticeable to you or not depends on several factors, not least of which would be your video encoding skills.
It's generally said these days that X/H.264 produces the best quality video if heavily compressed, and as MP4 with AAC audio it's hard to beat when you need a small size. I might recommend you try XviD4PSP to convert your videos to MP4 with a smaller size and see if you like the results.
Fri Apr 29, 2011 05:43
for the useful stuff!!
Fri Apr 29, 2011 12:04
thanx EMU & ALF
Sun Jul 17, 2011 01:25
THANKS 4 GuiDE
Sat Sep 03, 2011 14:08
Hello to all guys:)
I used StaxRip quietly.
But since I formatted my PC came out this error .... : (
is very strange because ....:
1 = I do not have NViDIA on my PC, I have ATI
2 = Before the formatting did not give me no problem!
I thank everyone LOve ET
Tue Sep 06, 2011 17:23
guys anyone help me??
went so well this program before and do not understand what happened!
Sorry for English google translator use (:
sorry missed this one when I was away,but here you go for a fix.
your original screen shot (below) is showing a problem with the DGindexnv,which is part of DGDecNV (AVC/MPG/VC1 Decoder and Frame Server) however the person who wrote the program wants you to pay for the license to use the DGindexnv.And you have probably got this from reinstalling staxrip and doing all the required updates
My error message is similar,
the good news is that this can be fixed very easily by following the below steps,
Hope that helps
Thu Sep 29, 2011 23:09
thank you very much
I started using HDConvertToX.....
StaxRip but it is much better!
THANKS SO MUCH...
Thu Mar 15, 2012 18:13
thanks a lot bro.. great job