Blu-ray / DVD ripping
Ripping movies have been a thing for a long time, and it will not stop for a foreseeable future.
Ripping is where you own a physical medium, but you rip it so you can access it digitaly.
The laws in countries can vary, here in Norway, its legal to make a personal copy of the medium even if you break the copy-protection. (For legal reasons: Don't take my word for it)
To make blu-ray a little more confusing, there are limitations for ripping blu-rays.
Lets split Blue-rays into 3 categories:
|Type||Win 10/11||Win 8/Mac/Linux||Other requirements|
|4K Blu-Ray||Yes||Yes||Compatible model and firmware on BD player|
"Early Blu-ray" is discs made in the early years of Blu-ray, an example is James Bond Skyfall from 2012.
UHD friendly drives:
These models has BDXL support, but does not implement AACS2 protection, if you have the right firmware, you should be able to rip UHD disks:
LG BE16NU50 LG WH16NS40 LG BH16NS40 ASUS BW-12B1ST ASUS BC-12D2HT ASUS BW-16D1HT ASUS BW-16D1HT-PRO LG BH16NS55 LG WH16NS58
UHD official drives:
These models have UHD support built-in (With AACS2 protection), therefor the drive can't rip UHD Blu-rays:
LG WH16NS60 LG BU40N LG BU50N