The Matroska format is a multimedia container envelope for video, audio and subtitle files. If you want to backup Blu-ray and DVD movies, MKV format will be your first choice.
Main advantages of using MKV format for BD/DVD backup
1. MKV contains multiple audio, video and subtitles streams.
The MKV format supports menus like a DVD, chapters, and multiple audio streams for the inclusion of audio tracks in different languages. Just like a DVD, you can choose the language of your choice, providing the creator included multiple choices.When copying Blu-ray/DVD movie to MKV, you can have everything into an MKV file, just like in a Blu-ray Disc or DVD.
2. Preserve lossless video and audio quality.
The MKV format also supports virtually any audio format, including lossless audio like FLAC, and audio container formats like Ogg. It also supports Speex, a lossy format for compressing audio speech. The design team of Matroska is confident future audio and video formats will also be supported, thanks to the EBML foundation of the MKV format. When copying DVD and Blu-ray movie to MKV files, all the video and audio contents will be packaged into MKV container without en-decoding in a quick way, lossless video quality is obtained by offering the bes watching experiece.
3. Play MKV files on PC and HDD player.
MKV is open and free. Not every audio player supports MKV files. The VLC player, a free and open source, cross-platform audio and video player, supports the MKV video without need of plugins or special codecs. Mastroska’s own CorePlayer Pro and Mobile are other options. Microsoft players based on DirectShow can play MKV files with the Combined Community Codec Pack (CCCP) installed. A full list of players, codecs and plugins that support MKV are available from the Matroska website at the “Downloads” link. You can get pleasant entainment when watching MKV files on these media players.
4. Allows for operations to single streams only
Not any container format can be more flexible than MKV. Soft subtitles are also supported in the MKV format. A soft subtitle is a separate subtitle track within the container that can be turned off or on by the user. If you have ever some Blu-ray and DVD movies with unneeded subtitles and was unable to turn them off, you can remove undesired audio tracks and subtitles from MKV; extract the video stream for compression and remux (re-pack) it into MKV file; add soft subtitles and external subtitles, and more.