DVDFab today joined AnyDVD and MakeMKV in being able to rip Ultra HD Blu-ray (UHD BD) movies using the leaked AACS 2.0 volume keys. Last week the Chinese company already told us it would not stay behind its competitors and add support for the keys as well. Besides the software and the keys, also a UHD BD friendly drive is required.
Similar to the other software, users just have to tell DVDFab about the location of file containing the keys. The location of the key file can be changed through Common Settings > Blu-ray > UHD. Further instructions on how the keys should be added to the key file can be found here. Using this method, it’s currently possible to rip about 100 different UHD BD movies. However, a disc that is on the leaked keys list, might still not work due to region differences.
While there are now three different vendors that have added support for the leaked AACS 2.0 keys, DVDFab does not consider it a future proof method. The company has told us it’s been seeking, “to affiliate with a better, more reliable, and most importantly, more sustainable solution.”
Currently there’s only one software company, Arusoft, that is able to rip UHD BD movies using a different method. It’s unclear whether DVDFab is working on a similar solution or that the company is e.g. working on licensing the technology used in DeUHD.
Last week, DVDFab also released DVDFab Player 5 which comes with a new playback engine. The new version should bring improved playback smoothness and comes with a redesigned user interface. DVDFab Player 5 supports navigation menus on DVDs, Blu-rays, and Ultra HD Blu-rays, with genuine HDR10 and Hi-Res audio output, including Dolby Atmos, Dolby TrueHD, DTS-HD Master and DTS:X. The software is available in a Standard ($59) and Ultra edition ($99) but can be purchased for a lower price when using the company’s Happy New Year promotion.