ripping a blueray disc to my mac

macOS and Mac Apps

Hello, I have a problem. I'm trying to rip my blueray disc into my iPhone, but it has copy protection so that handbrake cannot handle it. Does someone know any good accessible software? I tried makemkv but it is not accessible. thanks



Submitted by Michael Hansen on Sunday, May 4, 2014

Member of the AppleVis Editorial Team

Hello Techluver,

Unfortunately, given that breaking copy protection on a blueray disc is likely to be illegal, this is not a topic that can be discussed on AppleVis.


Michael Hansen
AppleVis Editorial Team

Submitted by Dave Nason on Sunday, May 4, 2014

Member of the AppleVis Editorial Team

Hi Michael. It is of course your call, but this seems a bit harsh considering that I'm sure ripping normal DVDs has been discussed here plenty of times and the legal position is the same in both cases. Although there is no clear directive, it is generally considered to be legal as long as it is for your own use, and not for sharing / piracy.
Techluver, might I recommend the Mac Observer's "Mac Geek Gab" podcast, I remember them discussing this not too long ago, or contact them if you can't find the episode.
Michael & AppleVis team, apologies if you'd rather I didn't even share that much info and feel free to remove my comment, but hopefully that's not necessary. :)

Submitted by JDawg on Saturday, June 21, 2014

Club AppleVis Member

i've got the same query, as makeMKV isn't accessible under macOS. I have several blu-ray titles that i'd like to rip and/or even extract with dvd audio extractor, but i don't want to risk the health/life of my computer by having to boot into windows just to do one simple task. I mean, I bought a Mac, I think i should be able to use it to do whatever I Need to do. Plus, DVD audio extractor doesn't support some blu-rays due to encryption causing me to have to boot into windows anyway so...Any ideas? Thanks!