What does “BDRip” mean?

Posted on July 16, 2008. Filed under: Definitions | Tags: |

In short, “BDRip” stands for BluRay Disk Rip. Also read about “BD5” and “BD9”.


BDRips are encoded directly from the BluRay disk, so should be of better quality than a DVDRip. They usually have a resolution of 720p (or 1080p), and are encoded using the matroska (.mkv) container and x264 codec.


“Can i play a BD rip on my hd dvd player in the same way i play a dvd rip on my dvd player?” It depends on the codec used, and what your HD-DVD player supports.

Summary of other (UNVERIFIED) comments

  • Since the end of January ’07, the Scene have been releasing BluRay and HD-DVD rips.
  • In the scene, “.BluRay.” x264 releases dupe “.HDDVD.” releases. That is to say, they appreciate that they are the same quality.
  • Some places refer to a BDRip as an XviD .avi file, ripped from a BluRay disc, in the same way as a DVDRip is ripped from a DVD.
  • Bluray Rips are far superior to DVD rips. A DVD rip is often around 640×272 pixels which equals .174 Megapixels per frame. A Bluray rip is often relased at 1280X720 pixels, which equals .921 Megapixels per frame. ANY LCD will resolve more than the 272 vertical pixels a typical DVD rip contains!!

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