Rip DVD to MKV - Backup ALL DVD Content to One Single MKV File.
If you have copied DVD to hard disk, and been slightly frustrated with format's limitations, then Matroska is probably what you are looking for. Here are three major reasons that you will rip DVD to MKV format:
1. Rip DVD to MKV and remove DVD protections that prevent you from watch DVD movie as you please.
2. Backup DVD to MKV still keeping all audio subtitle tracks and chapters.
3. Thanks to H.264 encoding, MKV is ideal output format to preserve the DVD quality.
What is MKV Video?
Matroska (MKV) aims to become the standard of multimedia container formats. It is intended to serve as a universal format for storing common multimedia content, like DVD movies or TV shows. Matroska is similar in conception to other containers like AVI, MP4 or ASF, but is completely open source. Matroska file types are .MKV for video (and audio), .MKA for audio-only files and MKS for subtitle file (related resource Convert MKV to DVD).
The most significant advantage of MKV video is that, it can hold unlimited streams, like multiple Video, Audio, Subtitle tracks into one single file. It is just like a DVD navigator built in MKV file, which can make you enjoy advanced cinematic extras such as multiple audio tracks (e.g. director's commentary), multilingual subtitles, chapter points, bonus content and more.
Three Factors you need to care about when ripping DVD to MKV video
Rip DVD to MKV, remove copy-protections firstly - similar to Rip Blu-ray to MKV, DVD is also equipped with variety of protections to prevent from pirate and illegal use of DVD content. The most popular encryptions forbid you from ripping DVD to MKV include CSS encryption, Sony ARccOS encryption, RCE Region protection, Disney X-project DRM, etc. Some powerful DVD to MKV ripper software will help you remove them all, like WinX DVD Ripper for Mac (Note: even the DVD content is for personal use, still consult the local law to check whether you have full copy-right of your DVD).
After ripping DVD to MKV, still keep with Multi-track MKV audio/subtitle, menus and chapter - If you have ever encoded movies into an AVI, MP4, or MPEG format, and been slightly frustrated with the loss of DVD extra elements, then you can switch to MKV as the DVD backup format. Since based future idea in mind, Matroska is able to include detailed chapter information, sub-chapters, titles, multiple audio and video streams, menus, subtitles, attachments and custom metadata.
Preserve best video quality after you backup DVD to MKV - An ordinary DVD disk movie is often 4-8 GB in size, if you convert them to ordinary video formats the size would be hundreds of MB. But with some unordinary DVD to MKV backup tool, like WinX DVD to MKV Ripper (coming soon), you do not have to take a compromise to file size equal to video length times bite rate formula.
Employing MKV Vibrate Bite Rate, WinX DVD to MKV Ripper for Mac allows a higher bitrate (and therefore more storage space) to be allocated to the more complex segments of media files while less space is allocated to less complex segments. And the consequence is that, when rip DVD to MKV video file, you can achieve better quality, smaller MKV file size and faster DVD to MKV converting speed.
Note: the advantages of VBR are that it produces a better quality-to-space ratio compared to a CBR (Constant Biterate) file of the same data. The bits available are used more flexibly to encode the MKV sound or video data accurately, with fewer bits used in less demanding passages and more bits used in difficult-to-encode passages.
What is the purpose of ripping DVD to MKV
After you backup DVD to MKV format, you can even use your Windows Media Player or QuickTime to playback MKV video. Thanks to open source and open standard, it is quite easy to find a component MKV Player on both Windows and Mac OS.
Meanwhile, after converting DVD to MKV on Mac, you are allowed to convert MKV to iPhone, transfer MKV to iPad, iPod touch, Apple TV, etc. It is greatly delightful when you on the trip and still enjoy DVD movies.
Similarly to backing upDVD .vob to MKV, by ripping Blu-ray .m2ts to MKV video, you can shrink a 50GB BD into 10GB MKV file, remove BD protections and avoid quality degradation. AVCHD camcorder also relates with MKV video tightly. Since AVCHD Video can easily burned to DVD disc, they are not playable on DVD player, but Blu-ray player. Therefore, to keep the 1080p HD AVCHD recordings, you can convert AVCHD M2TS to MKV, then burn MKV to DVD disc for playback on DVD player.
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About DVD: DVD Disc Format Reference Page
About MKV: MKV Video Format Reference Page
Rip DVD to M2TS: Convert and rip DVD to Blu-ray video M2TS or MTS
Convert MKV to MP4: Convert MKV to MP4, Play MKV on New iPod touch iOS 4 with MP4 M4V
Convert MKV to iPhone: Convert MKV to iPhone MP4/M4V to play MKV on iPhone 960 x 960 Retina Display
Convert MKV to iPad: Convert MKV to iPad MP4/M4V to play MKV on iPad 1024 x 768 LED Display
Top 3 MKV Players: Top 3 MKV Media Players to Play MKV Video Files
How to Play MKV: How to Play MKV Files and Enjoy MKV Multi-Track Features
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: Matroska - MKV, Free Open Source HD Video format, born with future designs
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