High Efficiency Video Coding (HEVC) is the new successor to Advanced Video Coding (AVC), which can compress video twice as efficiently as the previous standard H.264. With the widely used in popular media players and devices, more and more DVD fans switch to convert and encode DVD to H.265 MKV for playback. Here’s how to do and please keep on reading.

As a matter of fact, most commercial DVD discs are copy protected, to convert/encode DVD to H.265/HEVC, you’ll need to remove DVD copy protection first.I have test the freeware Handbrake, neither it can decrypt commercial DVD nor does it provide new codec H.265/HEVC. Fortunately, a third party DVD to H.265 converter like Brorsoft DVD Ripper, which is equipped with the best H.265 encoder.

With it, you can effortlessly convert DVDs to H.265 MKV, or MP4with 50% output size reduced and original quality kept. What’s more, it has a built-in optimized profile bank which covers all the mainstream video formats MOV, MKV, FLV, M4V, WMV, MPG, 3GP, and popular devices iPad, iPhone, Galaxy Tab, Microsoft Surface RT/Pro and more. The equivanlent Mar version, simply turn to Brorsoft DVD Ripper for Mac.

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Guide: Encode and Convert DVD Movies to H.265 MKV for Playback

Note: Anywhere from 15 to 30 GB of hard disk space is needed depending on what you’re ripping. DVD are big, and we’re going to rip the whole thing to our drive first, so depending on the movie you’re ripping and the quality you want in your final movie file, you’ll need a good amount of space.

Step 1. Add DVD Movies

Free download and launch the best DVD to HEVC converter, and click the “Load disc” button to load the DVD movies to the program. The software will directly select DVD main movies to rip, or you can select the chapters by clicking the checkbox.

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Step 2. Choose MKV as output format

Click the Format drop-down menu and and choose the MKV HD Video(*.mkv) from the HD Video category as the output format.

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Then, adjust the video codec to H.265/HEVC in the Settings button, of course you can change the audio codec, frame rate, audio channels, bitrate, etc as you like.

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Step 3. Start Converting DVD to H.265 (HEVC) MKV

With above settings, click the Convert button to rip and convert DVD to H.265 (HEVC) MKV videos. Once the conversion is complete, you can tap the Open button to quickly locate the ripped files.

Now, you can play the converted DVD movies in H.265 (HEVC) mkv formats on PC/Mac, and other portable devices a breeze.

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