Encode Blu-ray to H.265/HEVC MKV with Subtitle And Audio Tracks Well Preserved

Diana Joan

Aug 26, 2015 06:19 am / Posted by Diana Joan

With double the data compression ratio compared to H.264/HEVC AVC at the same level of video quality, H.265 can be the ideal compression codec for storing Blu-ray/DVD movies in small file size while remain the same video quality.

Blu-ray DVD to H.265 MKV

Why convert Blu-ray/DVD to H.265/HEVC MKV?

Compared to digital media file formats, Blu-ray/DVD disc usually has additional subtitle languages and audio tracks. The subtitle printed on the movies can help users to understand the movie better and audio tracks can be used for broadcasting. If you compress your Blu-ray/DVD to H.265 MP4 or other file container formats, all the subtitles and audio tracks will be lost, only MKV format has the capability to hold the subtitle languages, audio tracks as well as other multimedia content such as video, audio files, menus, chapter structure, etc.

Fortunately, with our recently upgrade products Pavtube BDMagic (get Mac version), you can get H.265/HEVC encoded HD MKV from Blu-ray/DVD not only for space-saving storage but also for playing on H.265 compatible multimedia players like VLC, Divx, PotPlayer, Hoid P HEVC H265 Video Player, PowerDVD 14 Ultra, etc with rich media experience.

How to transcode Blu-ray/DVD to H.265 HEVC HD MKV with Subtitle and Audio Tracks Preserved?

Step 1: Load Blu-ray or DVD disc.

Click "File" menu, "Load from disc" to add Blu-ray or DVD from optical drive, when both Blu-ray or DVD exists, the software will load DVD.

Add Blu-ray or DVD Movies

Tips: Click "Subtitle" and "Audio" drop-down box under the file displaying panel to select your preferred subtitle language and audio track.

Step 2: Select H.265 encoded HD MKV format to output.

Tap on the "Format" bar to select "HD Video" > "MKV HD Video(*.mp4)" to output, then hit "Settings" on the main interface to open "Profile Settings" window, under Video settings panel, click "Codec" drop-down selection, choose "H.265" as your final output file codec.

Choose output H.265 HD MKV format

Step 3: Change output file resolution.

If you want to play converted Blu-ray/DVD movies on 4K TV, you can upscale the output file resolution to 3840*2160 from "Size(pix)" in the "Profile Settings" window.

Adjust output file resolution

Step 4: Convert Blu-ray/DVD to H.265 encoded HD MKV format.

Hit the "Convert" icon on the right-bottom to start the conversion process. Get ripped Blu-ray/DVD files by clicking the "Open output folder" button.

Then you will be able to save all your precious Blu-ray/DVD movies with subtitle languages and audio tracks well reserved for playing on various H.265 capable players with rich media experience.

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