How to Rip Blu-rays Keeping 5.1 Surround Sound?

Q: “Blu-ray or rip movies don’t play in 5.1 surround sound. Help? When I play a game on my PC the 5.1 surround works, but when I play a blu-ray rip or blu-ray disc (or any other movie type), only the 2 main speakers work. How can I make the surround work on movies too? Thanks in advance!”

What is 5.1 Surround Sound?

5.1 surround sound  is the common name for six channel surround sound audio systems. 5.1 is the most commonly used layout in home cinema. Blu-ray and Digital cinema both have eight-channel capability which can be used to provide either 5.1 or 7.1 surround sound. Ripping Blu-rays to digital formats keeping 5.1 sound gives you cinema-like video/audio enjoyment.

How to Rip Blu-rays While Keeping 5.1 Surround Sound?

Blu-rays always come with lossless audio quality in mainly three audio codecs: PCM, Dolby TrueHD and DTS-HD MA. And the Dolby TrueHD technology and DTS-HD Master Audio can deliver unprecedented home theater experience, I am sure nobody wants to loose the wonderful audio during the Blu-ray ripping process. So what you need is a professional Blu-ray ripper that can rip any (protected) Blu-rays as well as read TureHD audio and DTS Master Audio, then export them as 5.1 Surround Sound.

After multiple testing, I found most of Blu-ray rippers in the market can not recognize the two stunning audios at all and can’t keeping 5.1 Surround Sound as you want. Luckily, Brorsoft Blu-ray ripper for Windows / Mac does a good job during my testing. It’s good at extracting audio/music like TrueHD, DTS HD, etc from Blu-Ray discs and keep perfect 5.1 surround Sounds without losing quality. Besides, it also enable you rip and convert (protected) Blu-rays/DVDs to 250+ popular video formats like MKV, MP4, MOV, MPEG-4, WMV for playing on Smartphones, tablets, PC/Mac, Xbox, PS3/PS4(Pro), etc.

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Rip Blu-rays to a Proper Video format while keeping 5.1 Surround Sound

Windows Version Brorsoft Blu-ray Ripper taken as example, Mac share the same steps. Just keep in mind you have download the right version, Windows platform .exe files cannot be installed on macOS – and vice versa.

Step 1. Load Blu-ray Movies

Install and launch the best Blu-ray ripper, click “Load disc” button to load your Blu-ray movies to this program.


Step 2. Select output format

Click Format list, and select a proper format i.g H.264 HD Video(*.mp4) format from HD Video category.

Or you can choose others according to your devices.


Then adjust Codec of Audio into .ac3, Audio Channels into 5.1 Channels in the Profile Settings.


Step 3. Start Ripping Blu-rays with 5.1 Surround Sound

With all settings, tap the Convert button to start converting Blu-ray movie to H.264 MP4 AC3 5.1 channels.

Once finished, you will get your converted Blu-ray movies with 5.1 surround sound in best quality. Enjoy!

Additional Tips:

If you not only wanna rip Blu-rays, but also intend to rip and convert DVDs or HD Videos such as 4K XAVC/XAVC-S, MXF, MTS, MKV, WMV, MOV, M4V, AVI videos with 5.1 Surround Sound, Brorsoft Video Converter Ultimate (or iMedia Converter for Mac) will be your first and best choice.

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