Blu-ray Rippers - Review of Magic Blu-ray Ripper

Are you looking for Blu-ray Rippers for backing up your Blu-ray movies or to convert Blu-ray videos into different video formats? Here is a review of Magic Blu-ray ripper, which is one of the most popular Blu-ray back up software available in the market. This software was launched by Magic DVD Software. Learn more about Magic Blu-ray Ripper in this article.

It is a common that in our homes children spoil DVDs by physically damaging them. Blu-ray discs are costly and have more storage capacity compared to DVD discs. It is the new optical disc format similar to DVD format. The Blu-Ray format provides five times storage capacity of traditional DVDs and it can hold nearly 25 GB on single-layer disc and 50GB on a dual-layer disc.

Do you know how the name Blu-ray has come? The normal optical disc technologies like DVD, DVD+/-R etc depend on red laser to read and write data while the new Blu-ray technology uses the Blue-violet laser, hence the name Blu-ray.

Now let us see how we can find a solution to avoid damage to the expensive Blu-ray discs. One solution is not to allow children to play with Blu-ray discs but to insert the disc carefully ourselves into the computer. But this solution may not be a proper solution as the children will repeatedly ask us to play their favorite Blu-ray movies and will be disturbing us when we are busy.

Another solution to safeguard the costly Blu-ray discs is to make a copy of the Blu-ray disc and keep the original disc safely at one place. Use only the copy whenever required. When the copied disc gets damaged, we can take another copy of the original Blu-ray disc once again. This needs special software. Let us now see how this can be done.

Blu-ray Ripping

We all know that most commercial Blu-ray discs are locked and we can not make copies of them to other media like hard disks, or pen drives or another Blu-ray disc. This locking mechanism is introduced in order to prevent piracy and illegal distribution of movies or Softwares.

But there is a solution. A Blu-ray ripper is a software which bypasses these restrictions and it converts the video in a Blu-ray disc into other formats and copy to other media. A lot of Blu ray rippers are available in the market with excellent features. Some of these softwares are very basic and allow you to only copy the protected Blu-ray disc. There are Blu-ray softwares which provide advanced features like converting from one format to another or edit the content, and these will be normally paid software. You need to spend some money to buy these advanced softwares.

Magic Blu-ray ripper

I did a lot of research in the internet to find out the best Blu-ray ripper software and found one from Magic DVD Software which was found to be quite interesting. Some of the important features of the Magic Blu-ray Ripper are listed below.

  • You can rip Blu-ray disc to almost any video and audio formats like AVI, MP4, WMV, MP4, MKV, MP3 etc.
  • You can rip any Blu-ray disc including commercial discs
  • Supports devices like Apple, Google, Android, Samsung, Sony, Western Digital and many more may be added in future
  • All the restrictions of Blu-ray like region code, AACs, BD+ etc. can be removed and download decrypted files for new protected Blu-ray discs
  • It is possible for you to select any part of Blu-ray movie to rip by selecting its title. So you can rip one or more titles at a time
  • The software can rip with fast speed. It can rip multiple files simultaneously with different titles and also supports multi-core CPUs.
  • You can select output video format and quality. You can also split output file by chapters of the original disc
  • This software allows you to edit even audio output quality

Another interesting feature of the Magic Blu-ray ripper software is that you can convert the Blu-ray movies into your tablets, TVs, smartphones or portable devices. This software supports about 20 different kind of devices. This feature would be very useful for travelling persons. When you are traveling in a flight or car, there is no need to have a Blu-ray player next to you. You just copy the Blu-ray movie into your smartphone and enjoy the movie.

It is very quick and easy convert your Blu-ray movies using Magic Blu-ray ripper software with its present profiles. All the profiles are optimized for the devices supported. One more important feature of the Magic Blu-ray ripper software is that there is a built-in Blu-ray player for previewing the titles and audio streams.

The Magic Blu-ray ripper software is available as free version for trial. The software is compatible with Windows 8 also. So you can first download the free version and have a feel of how the software works and then go for buying the full version.

System requirements for Magic Blu-ray Ripper

1. Operating System : Windows XP / Vista / Windows 7 / Windows 8
2. A Blu ray drive
3. Internet connection

How to install Magic Blu-ray Ripper and use it for conversion

If you want to install and use the Magic Blu ray Ripper, your system must meet the requirements given above. The latest version of Magic Blu ray Ripper is 2.1.0 which was released on 15th May, 2013. The installer file size is 12.20 MB. It took less than a minute to download the installer using my BSNL broadband internet connection. The installation is straightforward with a few standard screens. Here is a step by step guide to install Magic Blu ray Ripper.

1. Open the website where you will find a link to download the free version. Download Magic Blu ray Ripper from Click on the download Link there.

2. Once you download the installer, double click on the file to start installation. A window now opens up which is a welcome screen which prompts to close all other applications. Simply follow the instructions that come up in the subsequent windows for installation of the software. You need to simply follow the steps provided in each screen clicking on 'Next' button each time. Here is the screenshot of the welcome screen.

Installation screen - 1 of Magic Blu ray Ripper Set up

3. Once you click on 'Next' button in the welcome screen, you will be asked to accept the License agreement in the next screen. you can select the radio button labelled 'I accept the agreement' and click on 'Next' button.

4. In the next screen, you will be asked to select the destination location where you want to install the application. The installer will auto select the folder to install as "C:\Program Files\MagicBlurayRipper\". If you want to use a different folder, you can select the new folder otherwise you can leave it as it is and click on 'Next' button.

5. In the next screen, the installer will ask you to select the Start Menu folder where the setup places the Program's shortcuts. By default "Magic Blu-ray Ripper" will be selected as Start Menu Folder. If you want a different folder, you can select it otherwise click on 'Next' button.

6. In the next screen, it will ask whether you want to create a desktop icon for the application. If you want a desktop icon, then select it and click on 'Next' button.

7. In the next screen, the installer is ready to start installation. You need to click on 'Install' button to proceed with installation or you can click on 'back' button if you want to review or make any changes in the settings.

8. Once you click on 'Install' button, the installation begins and it will start copying the files required. Here is a screenshot of the installation of Magic Blu ray Ripper.

Magic Blu ray Ripper  Installation

9. Once the installation screen is completed, you need to click on 'Finish' button in the next screen.

Magic Blu ray Ripper installation complete

The installation took less than a minute and the product was launched automatically for me. The start screen of the application is very impressive and is user friendly. Now you can start using the Magic Blu ray Ripper for converting Blu ray disc movies into any other video format and store them safely. Here is the start screen of the application.

Magic Blu ray Ripper start screen

The interface is very easy to understand. At the top of the screen you have the button to select the source of Blu ray movie. The target folder is selected as "F:\\MAGICBLURAYRIPPER_TEMP\" by default. You can change the destination folder to any of the folder of your choice. There is also a Preview window at the right where you can preview of the playback of the selection you made. The destination formats can be selected at the bottom of the screen.

How to rip Blu ray disc

The Blu-ray format provides you with excellent HD video effects but it has more protection compared to other formats like DVD or CD which makes it more difficult for you to play Blu ray discs in your computer. Even Windows does not have native support for Blu ray playback. So if you want to play Blu ray on a computer or other portable devices like smartphones or tablets, you need to rip Blu-ray to other common formats like MP4, AVI etc. I will explain you how to rip a Blu-ray disc.

Before going ahead with ripping, please check whether you have a Blu-ray drive and Magic Blu-ray Ripper software installed in your computer. You should also have an internet connection and a Blu ray disc which you want to rip. If all these are available, you can start ripping.

Step 1: If you do not have Magic Blu ray Ripper software, then please download and install it from the official Magic Blu ray Ripper Website -

Step 2: Now insert the Blu-ray disc into the Blu-ray drive, the Ripper will automatically load the disc information. If you do not have the disc but to rip Blu-ray files, you can click on 'Browser' and choose the file to rip.

Step 3: You need to select a destination folder for the ripped files from the Target and select a format or device as Profile. You can see a screen shot of ripping a Blu ray to AVI format.

Rip Blu ray to AVI format screen shot

Step 4: Now click on Start to begin ripping the Blu ray disc.

That is all, the Blu ray ripping is completed. One more thing to remember is that Internet connection is compulsory for the Magic Blu ray Ripper to rip the Blu ray.

Overall, Magic Blu-ray Ripper is one of the great Blu-ray ripping software which offers free as well as premium editions. Once you try the software and find it useful, you need to purchase the full version. The free version is a 10-day trial version with full features.

How to buy Magic Blu-ray Ripper

The company is offering fabulous discounts on their Blu-ray Ripper and Copy software on the occasion of their 10th anniversary. They are offering 75% discount on their products. Here are the details of the offers.

1. Magic Blu-ray Ripper with 1-year License : $39.95 (Regular $59.95)
2. Magic Blu-ray Ripper with 2-year License : $51.95 (Regular $59.95 + $26.00
3. Magic Blu-ray Ripper with Lifetime License : Limited Time Offers $49.95 (Regular $59.95 + $60.00 )

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Guest Author: Robert Smith26 Mar 2015

Can I back up my 3D blu rays to the computer with this program? Or, are there any other programs that can do the same?

Guest Author: Thomas10 Feb 2021

Do I have to have the internet all the time or just for the downloads and updates. Because I live in a place that we don't have it. Is the lifetime 49.95 + the 60.00 or is it just the 49.95.

Author: Webmaster11 Feb 2021 Member Level: Gold   Points : 2

Hi Thomas, this application is no longer available. You can look at other alternatives like DVDFab (lifetime license at $129) or Leawo (lifetime license at $100). All such players work offline and will need internet only during installation and upgrades.

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