Thursday, January 21, 2016

How to Stream DVD to LG TV via Android TV?

Android TV, compared with its predecessor Google TV, grants various apps, like Netflix, YouTube, Hulu Plus, which helps users enjoy blockbuster movies in home theater. Moreover, the support for Google Cast drives you to cast movies, shows, music and more from Android phones/tablets, Windows, Mac to all kinds of TV for playback. Android TV allows you to have a great enjoyment on movie. But, how to watch DVD on TV via Android TV still troubles many people. Here, I will take LG TV as example to show you how to stream DVD to LG TV via Android TV.

What We Need for Streaming DVD to LG TV via Android TV?

First of all, we should learn the video formats that are compatible for Android TV. According to media specs of Android 5.0 Lollipop, movies in MP4, 3GP, WebM, MKV format can be played on Android TV with no trouble. In addition, H.265/HEVC is supported by Android 5.0 which allows Android TV to play 4K UHD movie/video.

Then, you will need a DVD ripper to rip DVD to Android TV supported format. Here I suggest you to use Pavtube DVDAid, a powerful and easy-to-use DVD ripping tool, which can remove DVD copy protectionsregion codeDisny code, CSS, RCE, Sony ArccOS, UOPs etc. Also, it can rip DVD disc, DVD folder, DVD Video_TS etc to Android TV supported video formats, including H.265 codec. Besides, it even provides optimized TV profile for all kinds of TV, like LG TV, Sony TV, Samsung TV, Panasonic TV etc, which can also be supported by all TV box friendly.

More highlights on Pavtube DVDAid:

1. Trim and Crop

Cut off unwanted video parts and just preserve segment out of a complete Blu-ray/DVD movie; remove black edges and unwanted area of the image in original movie with simple operation.

2. Split and Merge

Separate one single file into multiple clips according to quantity, duration, and output size; combine several videos and output as a complete movie with natural transition.

3. Insert SRT/ASS/SSA subtitles

Attach external subtitle file, add subtitles into your Blu-ray/DVD movie and save as personal creation for enjoyment.

4. Choose desired subtitles/audio tracks

Set preferred audio track and subtitles from the source DVD video for the output movie and achieve better movie enjoyment.

Mac user can turn to Pavtube DVDAid for Mac for downloading. The program has updated to support the newest Mac OS X El Capitan

Free download and install:
          

Other Download:
- Pavtube old official address: http://www.pavtube.cn/dvd_ripper/
- Cnet Download: http://download.cnet.com/Pavtube-DVDAid/3000-7970_4-76158510.html

Steps to Stream DVD to LG TV via Android TV

Step 1. Load DVD movies

Insert your DVD disc to the drive, then launch the DVD ripper and click "File" menu, and select "Load from disc" to import source DVD disc files.



Step 2: Set output format

Click "Format" drop-down list, scroll down the main menu on the left, select "TVs", from its extended otpion list, choose "LG TV (*.mp4)" to get the best DVD movies playback. The MP4 format can also be accepted by Android TV. 



Tips:

1. Open "Video Editor" window, switch to and click "Crop" tab, click the  icon on the right-bottom to swtich to the advanced mode, then you can choose the output aspect ratio such as 16:10, 16:9, 5:4, 4:3 and 2:1 from the drop-down list of "Display Aspect Ration".



2. Click the "Subtitle" tab in "Video Editor" window, check "Enable", then you will be able to add external SRT/ASS/SSA subtitle files to the video as hard subtitles



Step 3: Start to convert

Switch back to the main interface, click the big button "Convert" on bottom-right corner to start conversion. When the process is over, you can find the converted files by clicking the "Open output folder" on the main interface of the program. 

Now, the converted DVD movies format is perfect for your LG TV, and you can stream the converted DVD movies to LG TV via Android TV freely. For other TV brand, like Sony/Samsung/Panasonic TV, you can choose the right TV profile to have the best movies playback.

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