Blu-ray Ripper > User Guide

Get Started 1. Get Started

DumboFab Blu-ray Ripper is a professional yet easy-to-use software to convert and rip any Blu-ray as well as DVD files to any popular digital formats. Besides, you can use it to backup and edit your Blu-ray/DVD movies. (Note: Please make sure that all the Blu-ray and DVD ripping are just for personal use.)


Note: An external Blu-ray drive attached to your PC may be necessary if the source is a BD. The following guide lists the steps based on the Windows version of the software. The steps on the Mac version are almost similar..

1-1. Download and Install

Click the button below to download a setup file of DumboFab Blu-ray Ripper.

1. Double-click the setup file.

2. From the pop-up window, click Next to go ahead.

3. In the coming window, read the end user license agreement carefully and click I Agree to go ahead.

4. Then, browse the destination folder to save your installation files.

5. After that, click Install to finish the installation.

6. It will take seconds to install DumboFab Blu-ray Ripper successfully. A window like below will prompt you that you can click Finish button to open DumboFab Blu-ray Ripper at once and you will enter the main window of DumboFab Blu-ray Ripper shown as below.

DumboFab Blu-ray Ripper Screenshot

1-2. Trial Limits

Trial version is limited to convert 3-min video for evaluating purpose. .

PS: The trial version and registered version are the same product, except for the 3-minutes time length output limitation. After purchasing, you will get a registration code. Once you register the product, the free trial limitations will be removed.

1-3. Register

※ You will receive product information with license code via email after placing your order..

To register DumboFab Blu-ray RIpper, please go to the menu icon of the interface at the top of the software and move mouse cursor to Help > Register icon to enter the Register window.

Register DumboFab Blu-ray Ripper

Then, copy and paste the licensed E-mail address and the registration code to avoid any typos, then click the Register button to go ahead. Meanwhile, please make sure that the Internet connection is fine while you register DumboFab Blu-ray Ripper. Once DumboFab Blu-ray Ripper is registered successfully, you'll see a pop-up registration successful page.

1-4. Update

DumboFab Blu-ray Ripper keeps updating with its software on a regular basis to improve the functions and remove the bugs if any. For checking the latest available software version and also to update it, follow the steps below.

Go to the Menu icon > Help and then click About to check the current version of DumboFab Blu-ray Ripper.

About DumboFab Video Converter

Then go to DumboFab Blu-ray Ripper's index page to check if you're using the latest version. You can find what the latest version is under the Download and Buy Now button

software version

If you're not using the latest version and want to update your DumboFab Blu-ray Ripper to the latest version, you can first uninstall the current version from your PC and then download and install the latest version from the following link:

https://www.dumbofab.com/download/dumbofab_blu-ray-ripper_install.exe

rip Blu-ray 2. Rip & Copy Blu-ray


DumboFab Blu-ray Ripper is a full-featured Blu-ray Ripper software software that can read all kinds of Blu-ray discs/ISOs/folders. It can not only rip and convert them to any audio formats, 2D & 3D video formats, or devices in support of video playback, but also copy your Blu-ray/DVD movies. What's more, the program can also help you losslessly convert Blu-ray to MKV, MP4 and MOV with multiple audio and subtitle tracks while keeping the original BD quality.

Launch DumboFab Blu-ray Ripper and load the source

Insert the BD you want to rip into the external Blu-ray drive, and then click the Load Disc Load disc button on the tab to add the movies from your Blu-ray disc. The Load Disc button also allows adding files from the folder or ISO files.

Load Blu-ray Files

2-1. Rip & Convert Blu-ray to Digital or Device

Choose one profile, and customize the output video

① "Common Video Profile"

Clicking the Format bar, you can choose output format from the format list or customize which formats to be shown on the list. As you see, all regular video like MP4, MOV, MKV, WMV, AVI, FLV, with H.264/MPEG-4/HEVC codecs are provided. Moreover, there are available 3D outputs, 4K outputs and HD outputs, etc.

Choose Output Format

② "Device Profile"

If you want to convert your Blu-ray movies for playback on iPhone, iPad, Android, smart TVs, game console, etc. you can simply browse to find device and select it as the output format to get videos with optimized settings.

Choose Output Device

③ "Common Audio Profile"

Extract background music from Blu-ray or DVD to MP3, M4A, AAC and more.

Choose Output audio format

④ "Web Video Profile"

Rip Blu-ray/DVD to MP4, MPEG4 or FLV for YouTube, Facebook and other social networks.

Options:
1. Advanced Settings: To cover your higher needs, you can set all the video and audio parameters regarding the output video at the Advanced Settings, and deeply customize the output video with the built-in video editor.

Advanced Settings

2. Select One Audio and Subtitle Track: Once the files are loaded, you can select one of audio or subtitle tracks you prefer from the corresponding drop-down Audio or Subtitle lists. As you see, you can also select Forced Subtitles if the movie contain forced subtitles.

Selected Desired Audio or Subtitle

2-2. Convert Blu-ray to multi-track MKV, MP4, MOV or AVI

Choose Multi-Track Output

This is the unique feature of DumboFab Blu-ray Ripper. There are four multi-track output formats available for you to choose from – Lossless/encoded Multi-track MKV, Multi-track MP4, Multi-track MOV and Multi-track Interlaced DV PAL Video (*.avi).

Kindly Note: If you are backing up a Blu-ray disc to multi-track formats, please make sure the storage place is around or above 30GB.

Choose multi-track Format

Lossless/encoded Multi-track MKV

DumboFab Blu-ray Ripper transfers video from Blu-ray/DVD to MKV container in two ways, lossless output and encoded output. Both the two ways enable users to preserve wanted audio tracks and subtitles streams in the source movie.

Actually, all audio & subtitles tracks in a source file are checked to be saved in the MKV container by default, if there are some tracks you don’t like, you can click Settings button and go to Multi-task Settings window to uncheck and remove them under Audio tab and Subtitle tab.

multi-track mkv settings

Multi-track MP4/MOV and Multi-track Interlaced DV PAL Video (*.avi)

Unlike multi-track MKV, the three formats only support encoded output. Users can choose their desired audio tracks to be kept in the output file, but subtitles streams are banned to choose from.

multi-track mp4 settings

2-3. Copy Main Movie from Blu-ray

Directly Copy

By choosing Copy > Directly Copy, you are ale to copy the selected movie file in its original format without quality loss. When directly copy a Blu-ray (DVD) movie, you will get .m2ts (.vob) as output. Finally, click Convert button to start the copy process.

directly copy

2-4. Copy the Entire Blu-ray Disc

Copy the entire disc

If you want to preserve Blu-ray’s original file structure without changing anything, you needn’t set here, just use Copy the entire disc feature. Once click the Copy the entire disc copy entire disc button, the program will directly copy the whole disc immediately.

copy entire disc

edit 3. Edit


DumboFab Blu-ray Ripper is preloaded with a video editor to output your desired video style. Learn how to trim, crop, add subtitles, apply effects, add watermark, add volume and much more.


Note: By default the icon is grayed out. To activate the Edit menu, you have to select an item first. When a video file is selected, you can click the icon on the tool bar of main interface to edit selected file.

3-1. Trim Video

The "Trim" feature allows users to decide where to start and where to end when converting the selected clip, so that unwanted segments will be cut out after conversion.

To trim a video, please switch to "Trim" tab in "Video Editor" Interface and follow any of the methods below:

1. Drag the control sliders to include the segment you want to remain.
2. Click the left square bracket to set start point, and click the right square bracket to set end point when previewing the video.
3. Input specific values to "Start" and "End" box.

trim

Tips: DumboFab Blu-ray Ripper also offers "Previous Frame" and "Next Frame" options for users to select frames and trim accurately.

3-2. Crop Video

The "Crop" facility enables users to get rid of the black edges and unwanted area of the image.

Switch to "Crop" tab, and follow the below methods to crop selected video:

A: Crop video by dragging and dropping the crop frame

Simply move your mouse cursor to drag and adjust the green frame to desired position.

Crop Video

B: Crop video by setting values

There are "Simple Mode" and "Advanced Mode" under Crop feature. In "Simple Mode", you can customize values in the box of "Left","Top" and "Crop Size" to make your crop decision.

Crop Video

Under Advanced Mode, there are four value fields: Left, Top, Width and Height. You can either type in specific values to the fields or adjust sliders to crop the source file.

Crop Video

Keep original aspect ratio and cropped aspect ratio

To keep original aspect ratio, users need make sure the "Display aspect ratio” and the 'Size (pix)" in "Settings" option are all set as "Original". If you want to keep the cropped aspect ratio, DumboFab software offers several aspect ratios for you to choose from, including 16:10, 16:9, 5:4, 4:3, 3:2, and 2:1.

Crop Video

Once you selected a "Display aspect ratio", the "green crop frame" will keep this ratio to crop video and you are able to preview the final effect in real time. If you want to keep the same aspect ratio in your final output files, do remember to set the Video "Size (pix)" in "Settings" section as the same ratio as display aspect ratio. For example, if you want to export a file with "3:2" aspect ratio, firstly, you choose "3:2" in "Display aspect ratio", and then go to "Settings" section to adjust the Video "Size(pix)" as 720x480 or 1440x960. After finished, click "OK" to confirm.

Crop Video

3-3. Add Subtitles

Under Subtitle tab, check Enable, and then you can add *.srt or *.ass/*.ssa subtitle-files to the video as hard subtitles.

text watermark

3-4. Add Watermark

DumboFab Blu-ray Ripper allow users to add text, image and video watermark to stamp your videos with your name or other indentifying marks.

Under Text Watermark tab, check Enable, and then you can create a text watermark to personalize your video. Type whatever text you want in the blank input field next to it. You can also adjust the font, transparency, vertical and horizontal position of your watermark.

text watermark

Under Image/Video Watermark tab, check Enable, and then add images or videos as watermark onto selected video file. The location can also be set by dragging on the preview screen.

image or video watermark

3-5. Apply Effects and Adjust Volume

Under Effect tab, you can add special effects like Simple Gauss Blur, Flip Color, Invert, Aged Film to your source video. In Color Control section, you can correct color by adjusting brightness, contrast, and saturation. You can also tick off "Deinterlacing" to keep good image quality.

apply effect

You can adjust the file volume by moving the slider.

adjust volume

3-6. Audio Editor

Under Audio Editor tab, check Enable, and then you can either replace/remove original audio, or set audio fade in/out effects.

audio editor

3-7. Rotate Video

There're flip horizontal and flip vertical, anticlockwise and clockwise 4 options for you to rotate the video.

Flip Horizontally: Click to flip the image horizontally.

Flip Horizontally

Flip Vertical: Click to flip the image vertically.

Flip Vertical

Rotate conunter-clockwise: Click to rotate the image 90°towards left.

Rotate conunter-clockwise

Rotate clockwise: Click to rotate the image 90°towards right.

Rotate clockwise

3-8. Split BD/DVD movie into several small pieces:

By clicking the Split button on file list, or choose Split from "Edit" menu, you can launch the "Video Split" window. Checking "Enable" to enable it, and then you can split the file by file count, time length, or file size.

split

SETTINGS 4. Settings


Here you can learn how to take advantage of other icons and settings.

4-1. Clear

This icon will remove all the titles in file list window and go back to the initial interface directly.

clear

4-2. Options

To make good use of DumboFab Blu-ray Ripper, You'd better set up DumboFab Blu-ray Ripper prior to the use. You can set all the preferences when you firstly launch DumboFab Blu-ray Ripper and change them from Menu > Tools > Options.

In General tab, you can choose what to do if the output file name already exists and set update frequency.

Options

In Snapshot tab, you can set the output folder to save the pictures and the format of the pictures. You can choose from JPG, PNG, TIFF, and BMP. And you can deinterlace the snapshot.

snapshot

Under Acceleration tab, you can choose to enable GPU Decode or Encode Acceleration if your computer supports.

acceleration

Note that CUDA/AMD is accessible only when there is an NVIDIA/AMD graphics card that supports GPU en-decoding acceleration. The CUDA/AMD button will be grayed out/ denied when the software fails to detect a satisfactory NVIDIA/AMD graphics card. The CUDA and AMD APP acceleration only work when creating H.264 encoded video files.

In Convert tab, you can set how many cores to use and how many tasks to process while converting.

convert

4-3. Output Settings


4-3-1. Choose Output Directory and Find the Output Folder
By clicking Browse button on main interface, you can choose the directory where you'd like to put the output files. By clicking Open button, you can popup the output folder.

set output folder


4-3-2. Advanced Settings:
All the output formats are set optimized video/audio codecs, bitrates, frame rates, etc. But you can still specify as you like by clicking Settings button. In the Profile Settings window, you can choose or specify exactly the parameters you like. And in the Task information section, you can compare the detailed information of the source video and the target video.

advanced settings

4-4. Preview Window


After importing, all movies will be listed in the program. You can preview the imported movie file by double clicking or checking one of them and click the play button under preview window.


By clicking the camera button under the preview window, you can take snapshot from the playing window as Thumbnail or for other use. By clicking the folder button, you can find the snapshots you took.

preview

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