Thursday, April 30, 2015

Backup Blu-ray Discs to HiMedia Box for playback on Mac

Question: “We have A HImedia box that literally plays everything. It would not play the ripped BDMV. Also when we tried to view it in Mac Bluray player? It said it was over 9 hours long? Both the Mac Blu-ray player and the HiMedia box never seem to have a problem playing back blu-rays or mkvs. I wants to play Gone Girl, Any suggestion? ”

Although HiMedia box supported Blu-rays natively, it's still not a good idea to take out Blu-ray discs frequently due to scratch issues. Also, as I own a large collection of Blu-rays, I also built a home NAS with large storage, so the file size is not the case. Like I said, generally I just want a tool that can backup Blu-rays to MKV without quality loss on Mac.  

So I started to search online for an ideal tool. However, it's rather disappointing that most ripping software simply compress my Blu-ray to MKV container format with codec like H.264, AVC, ect., the converted video is downsized which doesn't work for me. At last one of my colleague recommended Pavtube ByteCopy for Mac and wow, it works like a charm! It's so easy to use, converts very fast and output lossless videos. Below is my workflow on Mac.

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 Pavtube ByteCopy for Mac | Review 


1. There's 6 times limitation if you use the trial version to output lossless MKV files; 
2. This program also has a Windows version which works for Windows 10/Windows 8.1/Windows 8/Windows 7/Windows Vista/2003/XP find the ByteCopy (windows) here. 

How to lossless backup Blu-ray to MKV for HiMedia 900B and keep multi-track? 

Step 1. Launch Pavtube ByteCopy and load disc. 

Firstly you need an external blu-ray drive; there's no special requirements of the drive model as long as it's supported by your Mac. Click the top left icon and it will detect the inserted Blu-ray disc, click disc name to load them. 

Step 2. Choose lossless format. 

Click "Format" list and select "Multi-track Video>Lossless/encoded Multi-track MKV(*.mkv)" as below. 

Step 3. Adjust V/A settings. 

Click "Settings" to enter Multi-track video profile window; switch to "Video" and find the "Encode" box which is unchecked by default, so if you want a lossless MKV copy, do not touch it. 

The switch to "Audio", check wanted audio track; so does the "Subtitles". 
Step 4. Start backing up Blu-rays to lossless MKV 

Click the big "Convert" to start the conversion. It takes about 40 mins for my Macbook to backup a Blu-ray disc, but the conversion speed also depends on your computer configuration. My suggestion is not to play or edit videos when it's converting. After conversion, click "Open" or "Open output folder" to quick locate converted files. 

Ok now the lossless MKV files are prepared; transfer them to your hard drive and connect it to HiMedia Box, now you can enjoy Blu-ray movies on TV without quality loss! 

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Monday, April 27, 2015

News! Pavtube Video Converter for Mac 40% OFF Upgraded

Big news for all! Pavtube studio has announced that its hottest product Mac Video Converter has upgraded to latestversion According to the official news, this updated product can decode the H.265/HEVC video codec well. In other words, it has become the hottest and comprehensive video converter for all Mac users!

What’s new in this upgraded version?
  • Fix the bug of breakdown when importing MXF and XAVC format.
  • H.265/HEVC decode well.
  • Solve the issues well for decoding basic codec
  • Support the VPx series codec perfectly

Main features:
  • Convert various video/audios as input and output.
  • So many popular editing tools and media players are available.
  • Easy operation workflow and faster conversion speed.
  • Extra acceleration function for Windows users.
  • Strong ability of setting and editing output vides.

Outstanding highlight for H.265/HEVC supported:

If you have more touched this new H.265 codec enough, you may know well about it. For H.264/MPEG-4 and H.265/HEVC, those two codec are said to double the date compression at the same level of video quality. This H.265 can be said as the Intro Time of 4K Generation. With the H.265 codec videos, we can get the higher definition and smaller vide size.

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Now this brand new video has updated to a more powerful one, new features like adding H.265/HEVC decode which can provide much higher quality than H.264, videos shooting under XAVC mode can be loaded flawless, more output items added to consider about the compatible with old system or devices. What’s more, we will not be disappointed with its’ original fast speed and easy operation.

Release Name: Pavtube Video Converter for Mac v4.8.5.0
Developer: Pavtube Studio
License: ShareWare
Language: English, Japanese, Chinese
Size: 31 MB
OS: Mac
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Notes: Upgraded Windows version also provided for all Windows users

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Saturday, April 25, 2015

2015 New Disney Movies Reviews | Rip Disney DVD Tips

From Wikipedia: Walt Disney Pictures is an American film production company and division of The Walt Disney Studios, owned by The Walt Disney Company. The division is based at the Walt Disney Studios and is the main producer of live-action feature films within the The Walt Disney Studios unit. It took on its current name in 1983. Today, in conjunction with the other units of The Walt Disney Studios, Walt Disney Pictures is classified as one of Hollywood's "Big Six" film studios. 

This is a list of 2015 Disney movies. Includes all Disney films from 2015 whether they were released in theaters, direct-to-DVD or premiered on the Disney Channel. Learn tip of how to rip Disney DVDs using an easy-to-use DVD ripper for a better storage and playback. 

Part I: 2015 Disney Movies Review

In 2015, Walt Disney along with its subsidiaries Pixar, Marvel and Lucasfilm will release 12 movies in total. 2015 Disney movies list is a combination of fairy tales, princesses, animated anthropomorphic animals and Marvel superheroes. Everyone is bound to find their favorite flicks. 

You can also get the Top Antonio Banderas MoviesTop Robin Williams Comedy Movies List and so on. 
Part II:: How to Rip/Copy Disney Movies DVD friendly video

To rip DVD into MP4 format for portable devices with best quality, I recommend Pavtube DVDAid as it’s capable of ripping/converting just about every title that I own; it’s easy of use and choices for decode/encode to all popular formats. The Mac version is Pavtube DVDAid for Mac.

Step 1: Load Disney DVD movies. 

Run the DVD Ripping program and click “DVD disc” icon to load DVD movies for converting. You can also import movies files from DVD VIDEO_TS folder or ISO image files. 

Step 2: Choose Output format. 
The general format is “Common Video >H.264 Video(*.mp4)” it’s the most widely used format which will be supported by your all HDTV, HD Media Players, Tablet, Smartphone and iOS devices.  

Step 3: Adjust video specs or change aspect ratio (Optional)

If you have special requirements on target video, click “Settings” to customize video size, bitrate, frame rate and sample rate.

Step 4: Convert DVD to MP4 for portable devices. 

Click the “Convert” button to start converting DVD to MP4 format. With the technology of CUDA acceleration it will provide you fast conversion speed. Once completed, go to “Open” the generated MP4 files for playback on your all portable devices. 

Now, you can get all the best 2015 Disney movies reviews and know the best solutions for Ripping Disney movies DVD for enjoying his best movies on all portable devices on the go. Have a good time! 

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Thursday, April 16, 2015

Playing DVD ISO/IFO on Xperia Z4 Tablet Anytime Anywhere

Seek for a powerful Sony Xperia Z4 ISO Converter to convert DVD ISO/IFO for watching on Xperia Z4 big screen? Read our guide on how to convert ISO/IFO video to Xperia Z4.

Hot Search: ISO to AndroidISO to USB Type-CISO to Nexu 6/9ISO to Roku 3ISO to QuickTimeISO to Note 4

Have you ever got a bunch of ISO files you had ripped from your DVD movies and now want to convert them to Sony Xperia Z4 to share with your friends and families? Or have you ever downloaded some DVD ISO image files from the Internet and now want to rip and transfer them to Xperia Z4 for playback? If it is the case, then you are in the right place. In this page, we will guide you to convert DVD/ISO to Sony Xperia Z4 Tablet friendly video formats within a few clicks. 

Well, have a quick glance of Sony Xperia Z4 video format list, I got know Xperia Z4 can fully support MP4 video, but not the ISO files or IFO files. In other words, if I want to play DVD ISO/IFO on Xperia Z4, I need to convert them in advance. Now, I’ve a big success converting DVD ISO/IFO movies to Xperia Z4 optimized MP4 format by using Pavtube Xperia Z4 ISO Converter

This top ISO Converter for Xperia Z4 is an ideal tool to rip DVD ISO image files to Xperia Z4 highly compatible video files. All you have to do is to load the ISO files, choose the output format as "Sony Xperia Tablet Series Video(*.mp4)" and wait to get the videos with optimized settings for playback on Xperia Z4. 

Besides, this DVD ripper can also convert DVD ISO/IFO to all regular video formats like MP4, MOV, MKV, FLV, AVI, WMV, MPG, ASF, etc. with smart video editing features. The equivalent Mac version is Pavtube DVDAid for Mac. Just download the right version and follow the below guide. 

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How to Convert DVD ISO/IFO to Xperia Z4 Tablet on Win (Windows 8 Included)

Step 1. Run this Top DVD Ripper, as the DVD ISO/IFO to Xperia Z4 Converter.

Click “Load file” to choose Load IFO/IFO file. It will recognize the ISO/IFO image file automatically so that you will not have to run virtual drive to mount the ISO any more. 

Step 2. Choose target video format for Sony Xperia Z4.

Click the Format bar, and you can directly choose the optimized profiles for Xperia Tablet under "Sony > Sony Xperia Tablet Series Video(*.mp4)" which can fit Xperia Z4 tablet perfectly. 


1. If you like, you can click “Settings” to change the video encoder, resolution, frame rate, etc. as you wish. Remember the file size and video quality is based more on bitrate than resolution which means bitrate higher results in big file size, and lower visible quality loss. 

2. Or click “Edit” button to trim video into several segments by setting a specific output file size, append special effects, crop video screen area, add text/picture watermark. 

Step 3. Start to convert DVD/ISO files 

Hit the "Convert" button at the bottom of the main interface to start the DVD ISO/IFO to Xperia Z4 tablet conversion. Once the conversion is done, click "Open" to quickly find the converted movies. Then, transfer the converted DVD ISO/IFO to Sony Xperia Z4 Tablet for playback anywhere you want. 

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Sunday, April 12, 2015

Blu-ray Released - This Week on Blu-ray: April 14-21

For the week of April 14th, Shout Factory is bringing the Australian horror feature The Babadook to Blu-ray. With this feature, director Jennifer Kent makes one of the most impressive feature-length film debuts in recent memory (she got her start as an actress and has appeared in such films as Babe: Pig in the City); The Babadook is an emotionally resonant, viscerally terrifying chiller that deserves comparison with Roman Polanski's Rosemary's Baby and Stanley Kubrick's The Shining - it's that good. 

Like those films, The Babadook transcends its horror trappings through a strict commitment to nuance and character, in this case Amelia Vannick (Essie Davis), a hospice-care nurse suffering from a brutal case of depression, and with good cause: still reeling from her husband's sudden death (The Babadook is light on gore, but it earns its stripes with some brief, horrifying flashes of how he died), Amelia finds herself more and more distanced from her son Samuel (Noah Wiseman), whose obsession with fighting monsters makes him a social pariah at school and a source of alien, uncomfortable tension for Amelia. She can barely look at him without wanting to scream, and as her anxiety rises with the intensity of Samuel's troubles, Kent's got us, so persuasive is her aesthetic realization of postpartum stresses.

It helps, too, that Davis and Wiseman are so phenomenal as the fraught mother-son pair - if the Academy Awards didn't treat horror films like second-class citizens, both performers could have had legitimate shots at Oscar nominations. In fact, we'd be willing to watch a straight drama about their psychological battle of wills, so it's all the more impressive that when Kent shifts into full-scale terror, she's able to enrich the human drama already on display. 

See, Amelia and Samuel find a children's picture-book called Mr. Babadook (and the illustrations alone have an expressionistic menace that would give Tim Burton nightmares), and after reading it, they invoke a vicious, relentless spirit determined to claim their souls. 

The monster itself - a looming, top-hatted monstrosity that wouldn't be out of place in The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari - is scary (though Kent enhances its creep factor through the quick, fleeting glimpses we get of it - we never see it long enough to make rational sense of the damn thing), yet what lingers is the suspicion that it's only feeding off the psychic torment that Amelia and Samuel were already giving off. This is a brave, fearless work of art, and while some have criticized it for a third-act that bears some similarities with the end of the first Nightmare on Elm Street, Kent and her team are wise enough to adhere to their own chilling rule about the title character: "You can't get rid of the Babadook." 


Thursday, April 9, 2015

Put DVD Movies on Sony Xperia Z4 Tablet For Lazy Sundays

This simple guide focuses on how to rip and play DVD movies on Sony Xperia Z4 Tablet freely by ripping DVD to Xperia Z4 Tablet compatible video format. 

When you got the awesomely elegant slate Sony Xperia Z4 Tablet, instead of watching movies online, it's also a good choice to access your personal videos to it. And if you like me have a big DVD collection and want to put your favorite DVD movies to Xperia Z4 Tablet, just read on this article. I will share the tips and tricks for ripping DVD to Sony Xperia Z4 Tablet in a few simple clicks. 

Hot Search: DVD to iPad AirDVD to Tivo devicesDVD to AndroidDVD to Nexu 9

It’s obvious that Sony Xperia Z4 Tablet can’t play DVD directly. So, converting DVD movies to a compatible format for Xperia Z4 Tablet is really necessary. Pavtube DVDAid can do this job perfectly, including all commercial DVDs encrypted by CSS. When it comes to ripping DVD, the ripping speed is the biggest concern for users. Many guys couldn't bear the slow speed and give up. Fortunately, this DVD to Sony Xperia Tablet Converter is quite outstanding for this issue. 

Besides DVD, you can also convert VIDEO_TS, ISO image files to almost all regular video formats like MP4, MOV, MKV, FLV, WMV, AVI, etc. and even extract MP3, WMA, FLAC, OGG, etc. audio. If you're using a Mac, please turn to Pavtube DVDAid for Mac, which enables you to convert DVD to Xperia Z4 on Mac OS X (Yosemite). 

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At first you need to know Sony Xperia Z4 supported video format

Xperia Z4 supported formats: H.264 MP4, Xvid

Xperia Z4 video formats not supported: Blu-ray, DVD, MKV, AVI, WMV, FLV, MOV, TiVo, VOB, MTS, M4V, ISO, etc. 

Now, free download this Top DVD Ripper for Xperia Z4 Tablet: 


Total Guide: How to Convert DVD to MP4 for Sony Xperia Z4 Tablet

Step 1. Load DVD files. 

Install and launch the top DVD to Sony Xperia Z4 Tablet Converter. Click the "DVD" icon to load DVD movie. After the DVD files are loaded, you can preview them on the right viewing window and take snapshots of your favorite movie scene. ISO and IFO files are also supported. 

Step 2. Choose target video format for Sony Xperia Z4.

Click the Format bar, and you can directly choose the optimized profiles for Xperia Tablet under "Sony > Sony Xperia Tablet Series Video(*.mp4)" which can fit Xperia Z4 tablet perfectly. 

Step 3. Customize video specs. (Optional). 

If you think the video size this not suitable for your Xperia Z4 Tablet, you can first choose any one of the provided type, then change the settings. Please remember the file size is based more on bitrate than resolution which means bitrate higher results in bigger file size, and lower visible quality loss. 

Step 4. Start DVD to Xperia Z4 conversion. 

When all the settings are OK, click "Convert" button to start ripping DVD movies to MP4 video for playback on Sony Xperia Z4 Tablet with ease.

When the conversion is over, click "open" to locate the ripped video files. After that, you can connect your Sony Xperia Z4 Tablet to computer and transfer the converted DVD files to Xperia Z4 for enjoyment on the go. 

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Thursday, April 2, 2015

Store DVD to RAID 5 for playing through WAN

Trying to find an easy way to store DVD films on RAID 5 network drive? This article will show you how to copy DVD on RAID 5 for storage and viewing through WAN. 
“ I am currently saving all my videos as MP4’s which are large files, about 6 to 10 GB for DVD’s. It all works fine internally streaming locally on my LAN. I would like to get them down to around 2 GB so I could stream them through the Internet (WAN) to various other devices or other TV’s I may have remotely. I store all my videos locally on a NAS server that I currently have 10 TB (5 2TB disk) with RAID 5.” 

Hot Search: DVD to iTunesDVD to iPadDVD to TiVoDVD to TV

After several days of searching and asking questions on various forums, most guys give me some tips and tricks for converting DVD to Any devices supported video files such as MP4.   To achieve this goal, an easy-to-use DVD Converter is the key. Here Pavtube ByteCopy is such a wise choice for you to solve the problem. It is the No.1 fast BD/DVD conversion software in the market which can save your entire Blu-ray and DVD library as back-ups to RAID 5 network drive in AVI format. 

After that, you can play the files directly on Apple devices, Android Tablets and Smartphones or media players for family members or get them for private comfortable viewing on PC, Mac, iPad, iPad Mini, and Blackberry Playbook. Besides, I can recommended you Pavtube ByteCopy for Mac as the Mac version. Now, you can get the 50% off discount from Pavtube Easter Gifts 2015. The following how-to guide on Windows PC can be taken for reference: 

Step-by-step: Copy DVD to RAID 5 network drive for playing through WAN

Step 1: Load DVD movies

Run the Blu-ray/DVD Copying Tool and click "BD/DVD disc" icon to load Blu-ray or DVD movies for converting. You can also import movies files from BD/DVD folder, ISO image files.

Step 2: Select RAID 5 network drive compatible formats

Click the Format bar to select output profile for your RAID 5 network drive, say "AVI HD Video(*.avi)" from "HD Video".

Step 3: Convert DVD movies to RAID 5

After all necessary settings, you can just click the "Convert" button to start converting your DVD movies. After the conversion, click Open to get the output files for your RAID 5 network drive. Now you can connect your RAID 5 network drive and copy the converted DVD files via USB cable. Okay, just enjoy wonderful DVD films on mobile devices to RAID 5 for playing through WAN. 

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