Best MakeMKV Alternative for macOS Sierra to Rip and Convert Blu-ray/DVD Movies

Diana Joan

Aug 17, 2016 08:49 am / Posted by Diana Joan

With MakeMKV for Mac, you can copy Blu-ray disc protected with the latest version of AACS and BD+ to a set of MKV files with original video and audio tracks, chapter information, meta information well preserved. For Mac users who plan to upgrade your iMac, MacBook, MacBook Air, MacBook Pro, Mac Mini, or Mac Pro to the new macOS Sierra, you may find that MakeMKV for Mac is highly limited in its functionality when ripping Blu-ray/DVD dis for playing macOS Sierra in the following aspects:
- Only output Blu-ray/DVD to MKV file format, but not other popular file formats, not to say device preset profile formats for your iPhone or iPad.
- The resulted MKV file is as large as original Blu-ray or DVD media content, but the program does not give you an option to compress MKV files such as adjusting output file resolution, bit rate, frame rate, or trim/crop video for better and convenient further usage.
- Not supporting Blu-ray disc previewing function, so it would be hard for you to decide which is the correct main title to rip and which title should be ignored
- Lacks the audio track settings window, you have to convert Blu-ray/DVD with all the audio streams in original disc, even the one that you don't want to keep.

MakeMKV Alternative for macOS Sierra

Since there are so many unbearable limitations on Handbrake for Mac, why not find a MakeMKV alternative before upgrading to macOS Sierra. From website, we find that there are many alternatives for MakeMKV for macOS Sierra, such as liddvdcss, DVDFab DVD Copy, Stomp, Mac DVDRipper, however, some of them of such as libdvdcss is too complicated to operate, others like DVDFab DVD Copy lacks the beneficial and essential output video customization function, there are still some programs like Mac DVDRipper or Stomp don't have the ability to rip commercial Blu-ray disc. Fortunately, here comes Pavtube ByteCopy for Mac (best Blu-ray Ripper for Mac review), an omnipotent Blu-ray/DVD Copy/Backup/Rippper/Conversion application.Compare to MakeMKV for Mac, the program has the following distinctive features and functions:

Input File Formats
Blu-ray Disc/BDMV Folder/ISO Image

DVD Disc/Video_TS Folder/IFO/ISO Image

3D Blu-ray Disc/BDMV Folder/ISO Image

Remove Copy Protection

Remove Region Code

Output File Formats
Lossless MKV with Subtitle Languages and Audio Tracks



ISO File


H.265 MP4/MKV

3D SBS Video

3D TAB/Anaglyph Video

Copy Features
1:1 Full Disc Copy


Main Movie Copy

Subtitle Functions
Select Desired Internal Subtitle Language


Enable Force Subtitle Option

Add External SRT/ASS/SSA Subtitle

Audio Tracks Functions
Keep 5.1 Dolby Digtial Audio
Keep 7.1 Dolby Digtial Plus or DTS Audio
Other Advanced Features
Video Preview
Automatically Select Main Title
Video Editing Features (trim/cropwatermark/effect)
Split& Merge
Adjust resolution, bit rate, frame rate,sample rate, channels


From this comparison tablet, we can see that the best MakeMKV for macOS Sierra alternative - Pavtube ByteCopy for Mac not only allows you to make a lossless multi-track MKV copy with all the subtitle languages, audio tracks (5.1 and 7.1 audio), chapter information well keeped, but also gives you the flexibility to make a full disc copy, main movie copy, Blu-ray/DVD to digital file formats and devcie preset profile formats conversion for better storage, playback on Mac, iPhone, iPad or streaming to TV via Apple TV or game consoles, etc. In addition, it also offers other useful features and functions to ensure you a better Blu-ray/DVD conversion experience such as automatically select the main Blu-ray/DVD disc title (the one with the largest file size and longest video length) and viewing experience like audio track and subtitle settings function, output profile settings adjustment or distinctive video editing package and video split and merge option.

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