Rip Blu-Ray straight to uncompressed .avi at 1080p. What's the best way to do it?
September 23, 2011 10:02 AM   Subscribe

Rip Blu-Ray straight to uncompressed .avi at 1080p. What's the best way to do it? Details inside.

I'm using Scaleform for media presentation. I want to go from Blu-Ray to .avi to .usm* with the fewest number of compression steps (i.e. I don't want to compress something already compressed, and if I have to, I want the first compression on the rip to be as lossless as possible).

I cannot find a tool that will rip a Blu-Ray at 1080p without doing some form of compression on the rip (e.g. DivX, Xvid, msmpeg4, H.264, etc). I want to compress once, not twice.

* My understanding is that this is required -- the Scaleform video encoder wants to start with .avi and nothing else. But please correct me if I'm wrong.

And yes, I know I will end up with monstrously huge files when I do this. That's not really a deal-killer in this instance.
posted by Cool Papa Bell to Technology (6 answers total) 4 users marked this as a favorite
AnydvdHD or MakeMKV might be good places to start.
posted by samsara at 10:07 AM on September 23, 2011

Demux the bluray with a tool like Clown_BD to get the video and audio streams.

You may have to convert the audio track to 2 channel but your encoder should take the video stream (should be either H.264 or MPEG-2).
posted by wongcorgi at 10:16 AM on September 23, 2011

Also FWIW, AVI is a container format and doesn't indicate the video or audio format.
posted by wongcorgi at 10:17 AM on September 23, 2011

Once you demux the Blu-Ray, you could use AviSynth as a frameserver with Scaleform. It decode the audio and video streams and serve up uncompressed frames that act as an AVI file.
posted by zsazsa at 12:29 PM on September 23, 2011

2nding AnydvdHD, worth every penny.

Ooh, they're having a %20 off sale.
posted by Sphinx at 4:11 PM on September 23, 2011

I use a 2-step process, pretty much laid out here. It starts by decoding and ripping the actual "raw" Blu-Ray files to your computer with DVDFab, then using Handbrake to convert to .avi or whichever format. I don't know its best possible compression rate, but if you push the Content Quality to 100% in Handbrake then it might be what you're looking for. I've never tried, but if you have the time and disk space, it doesn't hurt to try - all of the software is free.

(It seems to me that Anydvd and DVDfab are perpetually having 20% off sales these days.)
posted by jabberjaw at 5:46 PM on September 23, 2011

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