"Hi. I'm thinking of ripping all my blu-rays to hard drives, but I'm wondering at what quality this should be done at. I have ripped my DVD collection in the past without lowering the quality of the video, but blu-ray is just so much bigger! I guess I could do the same to my blu-ray collection, but this would be a waste that most people won't see the difference between a compressed 1080p file and uncompressed blu-ray on your 46" HD TV playing MKV format, right? "
Yeah, it is correct that on a 46 inch TV, most people won't see the difference between a 1080p movie and the original blu-ray movie. So if you want to rip blu-ray movies to MKV for watching on a 46'' HD TV, you can compress the movie to 1080p to save space in your hard drive.
Rip Blu-ray Movie to 1080p MKV
Step 1: Free down load blu-ray to MKV converter, install and launch it.
Aunsoft Blu-ray Ripper for Mac is the best one to rip Blu-ray movie to 1080p MKV because it can rip blu-ray to MKV with minimal changes and best keep the original quality. Click picture below to free download trial version.
Step 2: Load blu-ray discs to Aunsoft Blu-ray to MKV ripper.
Connect blu-ray drive with you Mac, then load the blu-ray movie to Blu-ray ripper for Mac. You can choose the title, subtitle, audio you want to keep, in this way, the content you don't need will be trimmed, and this will save space for your hard drive.
Step 3: Choose the output format and get set.
Choose "HD Video", then "MKV HD Video (*.mkv)". Click on "Settings", set the video and audio data according to your need and you device supportability. For example, set video size at 1920*1080 is enough.
Step 4: Start ripping blu-ray movies to MKV for watching on a 46inch HD TV.
Choose the output route for the converted files and press conversion button. Except ripping blu-ray to MKV, Aunsoft can be also used as blu-ray to iPad ripper, blu-ray to Apple TV ripper, blu-ray to portable device ripper. Have a try and find more.