Monday, April 28, 2014

Hailey in my eye-----from Doris, Pavtube Studio Mac support team

HaileyLi is a very good girl. She's brilliant and always passionate everyday. Her dance show won the best in Pavtube annual last year - that's so impressive as we all followed the rhythm of her music while forgot to put down our galsses lol. Hailey also helps us a lot in work and we all like this lively girl. So as her birthday is coming, we suggest to throw a party for her and include all the staff that day. This plan was soon approved and came with another surprise: we'll offer some benefits of DVD Ripper for all Pavtube customers!

Hailey's birthday is on Apr 29th, it should be a warm spring's day, as lovely and temperate as her. I'm planning to buy her a mystery present and blow out her birthday candle together...what a wonderful moment.

But it's more important to share this joy and Pavtube offer to all, pls pay attention to Hailey's Birthday special page:, here're some benefits for you! You just moving finger share this article to a network resource(like Forum, Website, Youtube, Facebook, Twitter, Google+, Digg, etc.), you can contact our customer service to get our welfare....


Sunday, April 27, 2014

Copy and Backup Blu-ray to Galaxy - Create Digital Copy of Bluray to Galaxy Tab 4

This article mainly discusses about how to Copy Blu-ray to Galaxy Tab 4. In this page, you will find the info about Galaxy Tab 4, and how to backup "The Blues Brothers" Blu-ray to Galaxy Tab 4 (7.0, 8.0, 10.1) for watching.  

With the Galaxy S5 smartphone launch out of the way, Samsung is focusing on its new lineup of tablets, which will debut May 1. Available now for pre-order, the Galaxy Tab4 series comes in 10.1-inch (pictured), 8-inch, and 7-inch screen sizes. The HD display, multitasking capabilities and easy sharing features make the Galaxy Tab4 a great fit for both consumers and businesses, as well as perfect for watching movies.

However, one of its big disadvantages is the failing into Blu-ray. There is no blu-ray drive for this Android tablet, and the Blu-ray videos do not play on Galaxy Tab 4. You need a program to help you remove the copy protections on commercial Blu-ray.

A free way is Handbrake. And I usually use Pavtube BDMagic, a powerful and simple tool including Blu-ray Ripper, DVD Ripper and ISO/IFO File Converter, which can rip latest 2D/3D Blu-ray like my favourite "The Blues Brothers" to Galaxy friendly playback format in few steps, I think it is also fit for my ordered Galaxy Tab 4. here is our customer's experience.

First of all, you need download and install a free copy of the best Blu-ray Ripper to Galaxy Tab 4 on your computer. It is a 100% clear software and allows you to access all the functions.


Note: This guide uses Pavtube Blu-ray Ripper for Windows screenshots. The way to rip Blu-ray movies to Galaxy Tab 4 on Mac (Mountain Lion & Mavericks) is almost the same. Just make sure you get the right version according to your computer operating system. (Get Blu-ray to Galaxy Tab 4 Ripper for Mac)

The operation is simple. Few clicks you will make it done. Just follow me to get the fascinate solution to convert "The Blues Brothers" Blu-ray movies to Samsung Galaxy Tab 4.

Step 1. Download and run Pavtube BDMagic or BDMagic for Mac, load your Blu-ray movies into it.

Pavtube Blu-ray Ripper will detect and list the main title (the full length of this movie) and check it by default. So just keep it untouched and let’s move on to Step 2.

Step 2. Highlight the movie title you want to rip, and then you can click the dropdown menu below "Subtitles" and "Audio" respectively, you will see many presets for difference devices and programs.

In this case, you are suggested to select "Samsung > Samsung Galaxy Tab H.264(*.mp4)” as the best MP4 preset for Galaxy Tab 4.

Step 3. Adjust specs or edit video before conversion (Optional).

Click "Settings" button to configure file quality for  Galaxy Tab 4. After entering “Profile Settings” panel, you are allowed to adjust video and audio parameters such as bit rate, frame rate, sample rate and more.

If you prefer a much better video quality and don’t mind the output file size, you can rise the video bit rate higher than 1500. Generally speaking, the higher video bit rate will result in the larger output file size, and vice versa.

Step 4. Start conversion.

Now hit the big red "Convert" to start converting "The Blues Brothers" Blu-ray movies to Galaxy Tab 4 MP4 with best video quality for playback.

After the conversion, you can get the converted Blu-ray rips in .mp4 format by clicking the "Open" or "Open output folder" icon and transfer the result videos to your Galaxy Tab 4.

Now, you are able to watch "The Blues Brothers" Blu-ray movies on Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 anytime and anywhere.

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Monday, April 21, 2014

Converting MKV, AVI, VOB, Tivo, M2TS, WMV, MPG, WebM, MVI, FLV to Android Tablet & Smartphone on Windows 8.1/8

Is it possible to transfer all kinds of Videos (MKV, AVI, VOB, Tivo, M2TS, WMV, MPG, WebM, MVI, FLV) to Android devices for viewing on the go? Get the best movie converter to convert these video files to Android Tablet & Smartphone on Windows 8.1/8 easily.

Android devcies are widely used around the world. World famous Manufacturers produced their own android tablets or smartphones. Such as Samsung, Asus, Acer, HTC, Amazon, Barnes & Noble… Thousands of applications and the user-friendly interface make Android became the most popular OS on portable device.

If you are a movie lover, and downloaded videos in MKV, AVI, VOB, Tivo, M2TS, WMV, MPG, WebM, MVI, FLV, you may want to transfer them to your Android smartphone or tablet. With all these videos on your portable Android device, you will be entertained for many hours. And the following article will give you a perfect solution to view our favorite MKV, AVI, VOB, Tivo, M2TS, WMV, MPG, WebM, MVI, FLV movies on android tablet or smartphone on Windows 8.1/8.

At first, a movie converter is needed to help you converting videos to Android supported format in a simplest way. After searching, I find more than one people suggest to rip Pavtube HD Video Converter. The lastest updated version can support new released BD and DVD and fixed some known bugs. To satisfy all users, the remarkable breakthrough is now it gives windows install package with digital signature. It is an all-in-one ideal app to help you to convert Blu-ray, DVD, and HD videos to almost any other common video format such as VOB, FLV, WMV, AVI, MKV or backup the BD, DVD keeping the whole movie structure as you need. With it, you can enjoy 2D/3D Blu-ray/DVD and HD videos on Android devices, like Galaxy NotePro, Galaxy TabPro, Kindle Fire HDX, Nabi 2, DreamTab, Xperia Z2Galaxy S5, etc.

The Mac version is HD Video Converter for Mac.

Now just download it and follow the tutorial below.

Convert MKV, AVI, VOB, Tivo, M2TS, WMV, MPG, WebM, MVI, FLV for playing on Android Devices on Windows 8.1/8

1. Click the "Add video" icon to import all kinds of movie files correspondingly.

2. Click the drop-down list on the bottom; choose proper presets according to your device model. You can see columns for normal Android devices from Android catalogue, or you can use the small search box to locate your device quickly.

And basically the “H.264 Video(*.mp4)” is a universal format for your Android device.

3. Check the pencil-like icon to activate the editing function. Here you can trim video for your needed length, crop video to get rid of annoying black edges, join multiple video clips into one, add text/image watermark and add subtitles. For example, if the original movie has no subtitle or the subtitles you need, you can download it from website and then add the subtitles into the output videos for full enjoyment with this software.

Notice the small triangles under the progress bar? Click them to adjust frame by frame easily.

4. Click on "Settings" to modify the video size (resolution) as 1280*720. For watching videos on a tablet or smartphone running Android, 720p with 2000~2500kbps is just all right. Overall, the same bitrate in 1080p and 720p is almost the same.

Pls notes that the video quality improved with the bitrate, but not the higher the better. You need to consider your device configuration as the high bitrate required higher read&write speed.

4. Ok now click the “Convert” button to start converting/downsize 1080p to 720p for playing on Android device on Windows 8.1/8. It supports batch conversion, you can import and transcode multiple 1080p files at one time.

After conversion, click “Open” to locate the converted video directly. Transfer the result video file to your Android device. Now, you can watch  MKV, AVI, VOB, Tivo, M2TS, WMV, MPG, WebM, MVI, FLV videos on Android Tablet & Smartphone smoothly.

Don’t know how to transfer videos from PC/Mac to Android device? You can view the posts below:

How to transfer videos from PC to Android Phone/Tablet?

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Friday, April 18, 2014

Easter Day Deals – Up to 40% discount offered by Pavtube Facebook

Description: Pavtube is offering Easter Day Special Discount for everyone who would like to create memories and save special moments by enjoying BD/DVD movies and HD Videos on Easter Day.

Easter Sunday 2014 is April 20 and it would soon arrive. What do people do usually on Easter Day? Many churches hold special services on Easter Sunday, which celebrate the Jesus Christ's resurrection after his crucifixion. Many people also decorate eggs. These can be hard boiled eggs that can be eaten later, but may also be model eggs made of plastic, chocolate, candy or other materials. It is also common to organize Easter egg hunts. Eggs of some form are hidden, supposedly by a rabbit or hare. People, especially children, then search for them. In some areas, Easter egg hunts are a popular way for local businesses to promote themselves or may even be organized by churches.

This year's Easter Day, people could not only keep their tradition to celebrate the Christian belief of Jesus Christ's resurrection from the dead as usual, but also apply for a new way to memorize Jesus's sacrifice by sharing religious movies with friends and family members on mobile devices or streaming to TV via home network.

Pavtube Studio is offering special discount to celebrate this year's Easter Day from April 18 to April 25 (ByteCopy special offer starts on April 21). All Pavtube BD/DVD programs are on sale. The products will enable users to backup, convert, transcode, compress and edit source Blu-ray/DVD movies to a preferred format for your mobile phones, tablets, or smart TV so you would have a chance to experience the Easter Day traditions at home with help of Pavtube.

What can you expect for Pavtube Easter Sunday Special Offer? 

40% Off: Pavtube DVD Ripper for Win/Mac
$21 to get the powerful DVD ripping tool - Pavtube DVD Ripper (Get Mac version) to backup DVD disc, convert DVD folder, and edit DVD IFO/ISO file to virtually any video and audio type for iPhone, iPad, Apple TV, Samsung, HTC, Acer, ASUS and other devices.

30% Off: Pavtube Blu-ray Ripper for Win/Mac
Only $34.3 for Pavtube's best seller - Blu-ray Ripper (Get Mac version) that rips Blu-ray and DVD to PC, iPad, Android tablets and many more as well as copy the disc content with original BD/DVD structure..

20% Off: Pavtube Video Converter Ultimate/iMedia Converter for Mac
Originally $65 but now on sale in $52 for Video Converter Ultimate (Get Mac version), the all-inclusive multimedia toolbox which integrates all the features of a blu-ray ripper, a dvd ripper and a video converter.

20% Off: Pavtube ByteCopy for Win/Mac
Starts on April 21 and end on April 25, the Easter Sunday offer to get ByteCopy (Get Mac version) with 20% off, an easy-to-use tool of the ability of backing up BD/DVD to multi-track MKV and converting disc content to almost all popular video and audio formats with few clicks.

More information about Pavtube Easter Sunday Deal can be found on Pavtube official Facebook page, and you could read more about Pavtube programs on Pavtube website.

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Open and Play Blu-ray with Windows Media Player on Windows 8.1/8/7

This tutorial aims to teach you how to open and play Blu-ray discs in Windows Media Player on your PC, Laptop or other mobile devices.

You may have all the right hardware, but you still won't be able to watch a Blu-ray movie with Windows Media Player. To get it playable, it would have to pay Sony a royalty, which would likely mean passing on that cost to consumers. Instead, Microsoft chooses to let the consumer decide on whether to pay to use Blu-ray technology.

Windows media player is capable of playing all types of media, but it is a pity that you can't directly play Blu-ray disc on Windows must require an external Blu-ray drive to mount the contents on disc.

If you want to watch Blu-ray movies on Windows Media Player directly without a Blu-ray player, here are some very easy solutions for you:

In order to enable the windows media player to play audio or video formats that are not included in the operating system by default, you would have to obtain the necessary codecs. The media player codec pack website defines a codec as follows:

“A codec is a piece of software on either a device or computer capable of encoding and/or decoding video and/or audio data from files, streams and broadcasts. The word Codec is a portmanteau of ‘compressor-decompressor’.”

A popular solution for many people is to download and install a codec pack which includes the codecs necessary for playing many mainstream audio and video file formats. The website offers a popular codec pack for Windows media player that includes a number of popular codecs, including support for Blu-ray, which will allow you to watch your Blu-ray movies using Windows media player. You can download the codec pack on CNET’s website or you can go directly to

As an alternative, you can use the VideoLAN program, which is also known as the VLC Media Player. The VLC media player is an open source program developed by the VideoLAN organization. The VLC Media Players comes with a large library of audio and video codecs pre-installed. For some people, this option serves as an alternative to using the windows media player which needs to be manually upgraded and tweaked in order to play certain file types.

The other option, is to simply install Pavtube BDMagic - a commercial, closed-source Blu-ray Ripping software that will play all of your upencrypted or encrypted Blu-ray and DVD discs.

With this ripping tool, you can lossless backup the Blu-ray with exactly the same file structure; rip Blu-ray to Windows Media Player highly compatible WMV videos, so that you can playback in Windows Media Player without scratching discs or using the disc drive frequently. What’s more, you can also rip Blu-ray to other popular video formats like MP4, M4V, MKV, AVI, MOV, VOB, MPG, 3GP, FLV, SWF, F4V, etc. bypassing the AACS and BD+ copy protection. Besides, you can extract audio from the Blu-ray movies: MP3, AC3, WMA, M4A, WAV, OGG, AAC, MKA, MP2, AIFF, FLAC, etc. audio formats are supported.

Just get it now and follow the guide below to rip Blu-ray for playing in Windows Media Player.

(Read more: Online user manua)


1. Load Blu-ray movies.

Insert the Blu-ray disc to Blu-ray drive. Download, install and open the Blu-ray to Windows Media Player Ripper. Click “Load File(s)” button on the main interface of program to load your Blu-ray movies. As you can see, you can view the movie on the right viewing window and take snapshots of the movie scenes.

2. Select output format for Windows Media Player.

Click “Format” > “Common Video” and choose “WMV” as the output format, or click “Format” > “HD Video” and choose “WMV HD(*.wmv)” as the output format. And set the output saving folder by clicking “Output” and choose a folder to save the ripped files.

3. Start the Blu-ray to WMV conversion

Finally, click the “Convert” button to start ripping Blu-ray movies to WMV for playing in Windows Media Player. The ripper can help you finish the task soon, to save your time and work.

When the conversion finishes, you can click “Open” button to get the final output files. Open Windows Media Player and then add items to the Windows Media Player Library for playback.

Tips for ripping Blu-ray movies to Windows Media Player:

1. Select desired subtitles and audio track: Click the drop-down list of “Subtitle”, then all the subtitle info in the Blu-ray will be displayed for you to select. To select your desired audio track, just click the pull down menu of “Audio”, and then the popup drop-down list will give you the detailed information of all audio tracks, including language, audio codec, and stream ID.

2. Join BD/ DVD chapters into one: If you would like to rip the whole movie into one file, select all the Titles and check the box “Merge into one”.

3. Maintain 5.1 surround sound: Click “Settings” and select “5.1 channels” in the drop-down list of Audio Channels.

4. Keep audio and video sync: To get perfect A/ V synchronization, you need pay attention to frame rate when ripping BD/ DVD movies to Windows Media Center. You can click on “Settings” and try with different frame rate, like 30fps, 29.97 fps, 25fps, 24fps, etc. “Original” is not recommended.

5. Set auto shutdown: Once “Convert” button is clicked, ViewLog pops up. You may check “Shut down computer after conversion” in the ViewLog before conversion starts.

For general information about Blu-ray disc technology, take a look at the Blu-ray disc association website.

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The Newly Released iFonebox Help you to Get Your Lost Data

Description: The newly released iFonebox could help Apple device users to recover data like Contacts, SMS Message, Call History, Photos, Notes, etc from iOS devices.

iFonebox, the newly released data recovery software. With the help of this software, Apple device users could recover data from iOS devices due to accidental deletion, dead for jailbreak failure or system update, lost or damage devices, etc. It allows recovering data Contacts, SMS Message, Call History, Photos, Notes and more not only from iTunes backup, but also scanning directly from almost all apple devices.

Supported iOS devices

iPhone 3GS/4/4s/5/5c/5s; iPad 1/2/3/4, iPad Air, iPad mini & iPad mini 2; iPod Touch

Ways of Recovery and Types of Recovery Data

From iTunes backup: Camera Roll, Photo Stream, Message attachment, Voice memos, Contacts, Messages, Call history, Calendar, Notes, Reminder, Safari bookmark
From iOS device: Contacts, Messages, Call History, Notes, Calendar, Reminders and Safari Bookmark

Other Attractive Features:

Preview from the scan result with organized, clear and original quality before recovery.

Selectively recover and save lost or deleted iPhone/iPad/ipod touch files.

Fully Support iOS 7.1 and latest version of iTunes.

Download the trial version of iFonebox for Windows right now to experience this brand-new iOS data recovery tool.

Tip: iFonebox for Mac would be come out in a few days! If you are a Mac user, do not miss this superb iOS data recovery tool!

Click here to get more information about iFonebox:

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Apple and Other Smartphone Makers Back Global Anti-Theft Measures

Apple, Google, HTC, Huawei, Motorola, Microsoft, Nokia and Samsung have announced a voluntary agreement to include anti-theft technology on all smartphones beginning next year, according to a report by Re/code.

The pledge has device makers agreeing that all devices going on sale after July of 2015 will have capabilities to remotely wipe data and to prevent the device from being reactivated without the owner's permission.

A number of state and local lawmakers praised the agreement, though it was panned as inadequate by California state Sen. Mark Leno, who has proposed a mandatory kill-switch law.

“The wireless industry today has taken an incremental yet inadequate step to address the epidemic of smartphone theft,” Leno said in a statement. “Only weeks ago, they claimed that the approach they are taking today was infeasible and counterproductive. While I am encouraged they are moving off of that position so quickly, today’s ‘opt-in’ proposal misses the mark if the ultimate goal is to combat street crime and violent thefts involving smartphones and tablets.”The senator pointed out that all smartphones must have similar kill switch features, or violent street crime and thefts will continue to occur as at least some of the device thefts will still be profitable.

A federal bill introduced earlier this year would mandate the inclusion of such a smartphone "kill switch" after California introduced a similar bill.

It is likely that Apple's Activation Lock, introduced alongside iOS 7, satisfies the requirements of the agreement already. Activation Lock effectively disables a stolen smartphone by preventing it from being wiped and reactivated without an Apple ID and password. Apple's Find My iPhone also allows for devices to be remotely wiped and locked.


Monday, April 14, 2014

Ripping Blu-ray movie to iOS devices on Mac 10.9 Mavericks for playing without BD drive

Maybe you’ve got an iOS phone or tablet and want to play your favorite Blu-ray movies on it without BD drive anytime and anywhere you like, now get this top Blu-ray Ripper for Mac which enables you transfer Blu-ray movie on iOS device on Mac 10.9 Mavericks.

With more and more advanced features built-in Blu-ray technology, it seems Blu-ray has ruled Home Entertainments. If you are a owner of an iOS devices, you may want to get your favourite Blu-ray movie on these iOS based portable phones and tablets.

However, let’s face it: Apple OS based devices don't support playing/loading Blu-ray movies. Thus, in order to watch Blu-ray movies on your iOS phone/tablet, you need to convert those discs to an Apple-friendly format (e.g. MP4). If you're using a Mac and want to get your movies off of your Blu-ray discs and onto your iOS tablet or smartphone, keep on reading for a brief how-to.

First, the most important piece of the equation is that you have a Blu-Ray/DVD Ripping tool hooked to your Mac. Searched widely and I got some tech support for converting Blu-ray to iOS MP4 video on Mac 10.9 Mavericks without losing quality in a simplest way, I find more than one people suggest to rip Blu-ray to iOS device on Mac with BDMagic for Mac.

Overall, it is an ideal app for you to rip Blu-ray, DVD, ISO/IFO files to MP4 video. Plus, it also can help you to convert Blu-ray, DVD to almost any other common video format such as VOB, FLV, WMV, AVI, MKV or backup the BD, DVD keeping the whole movie structure as you need.

With it, you can enjoy 2D/3D Blu-ray/DVD on iOS devices like: iPhone (original iPhone, iPhone 3G, iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, iPhone 4S, iPhone 5, iPhone 5C and iPhone 5S), five of iPod Touch (first through fourth generations and fifth generation), five of iPad (first generation, iPad 2, third and fourth generations, and iPad Air), and two of iPad Mini (first and second generations), etc. The Windows version is Pavtube BDMagic.


If you have any requirements of outputting 3D (Anaglyph, T/P, SBS) or keeping multiple audio
tracks/subtitles on Mac, you are suggested to try this ByteCopy for Mac.

Now just download it and follow the tutorial below.

Rip Blu-ray to iOS device for watching on Mac 10.9 Mavericks

1. Click the "Load file(s)" icon to import Blu-ray disc (need an external Blu-ray drive), Blu-ray ISO image files and Blu-ray folder.

2. Click the drop-down list on the bottom; choose proper presets according to your device model. You can see columns for normal Apple iOS devices, like Apple, iPad, iPhone, iPodcatalogue, or you can use the small search box to locate your device quickly.

Basically the “H.264 Video(*.mp4)” is a universal format for your Apple iOS device.


a. You can check the pencil-like icon to activate the editing function. Here you can trim video for your needed length, crop video to get rid of annoying black edges, join multiple video clips into one, add text/image watermark and add subtitles. For example, if the original Blu-ray movie has no subtitle or the subtitles you need, you can download it from website and then add it into the output videos for full enjoyment with this software.

Notice the small triangles under the progress bar? Click them to adjust frame by frame easily.

b. If you want to output video in specific size, bitrate or frame rate, click “Settings” (which is marked as “3″) and change the digits as you need. Pls notes that the video quality improved with the bitrate, but not the higher the better. You need to consider your device configuration as the high bitrate required higher read&write speed.

3. Ok now click the “Convert” button to start converting/copying Blu-ray iOS devices for playing on Mac 10.9 Mavericks. After conversion, click “Open” to locate the converted video directly.

Don’t know how to transfer videos from PC to iOS device? You can view the posts below:

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Want to view Blu-ray on Apple device with multi-tracks? This is the Solution: Convert Blu-ray to MOV with multiple language for viewing on iOS device.

Find any unsupported format with iOS? This is the All-in-one Solution: Converting 1080p Videos to 720p for smoothly playing on Apple iOS Devices

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Friday, April 11, 2014

Ingest and Edit Blu-ray in iMovie/FCE to make your own masterpiece

What is the best Way to work with Blu-ray in iMovie/FCE on Mac? This article will give you the best answer. 

It's a great fun if you have a pretty large Blu-ray collection for sharing with your friends or familiars. When you have the digital copies of these movies saved on your hard drive or personal server, you may also like to edit Blu-rays in iMovie/FCE to make your own masterpiece.

However, Apple might not be ready to add Blu-ray to its computers yet, so you can't directly ingest Blu-ray files in iMovie/FCE. As iMovie/FCE best supported video formats is AIC (Advanced Intermediate codec), so it's the best way to convert Blu-ray to AIC codec for editing in iMovie/FCE. Nowadays there are seldom Blu-ray applications developed for Mac users, not to mention a program that can rip Blu-ray to AIC codec for iMovie/FCE Editing. 

However, a professional Mac Blu-ray to iMovie/FCE Converter from Pavtube can realize it. It can help you rip/convert Blu-ray movie to AIC for iMovie/FCE without quality loss in a fast speed on Mac OS (os x lion included). Also with this tool, you can rip and import a Blu-ray clip to FCP for editing. Here is an easy guide to show you how to convert Blu-ray to iMovie/FCE with Pavtube iMedia Converter for Mac for your reference. 

Step 1. Insert the Blu-ray disc you want to convert into your BD drive. Install and run the blu-ray to AIC Converter for iMovie/FCE on your Mac, then load your Blu-ray files into it. You can also add Blu-ray ISO/IFO, Blu-ray folders to it. 

Step 2. Click "Format" bar and select "iMovie and Final Cut Express--> Apple Intermediate Codec(AIC)(*.mov)" as best codec for iMovie/FCE. 


Step 3. Click on "Settings" button to adjust audio and video parameters, bitrate, aspect ratio, frame rate, sample rate, and channels are all changeable in the following interface, so you can adjust them according to your own requirements.

Step 4. Click "Convert" button to start ripping Blu-ray to iMovie/FCE

Once get the converted ProRes files from BD, you can import files to iMovie/FCE for editing freely.

Very simple? If any of you have figured out a straight way to convert Blu-ray to AIC codec for iMovie/FCE, please let me know, and any suggestion is appreciated. Thanks in advance. 

Refer to here to learn how to import video files into iMovie

Extra Tips:

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Thursday, April 10, 2014

Best way editing a Blu-ray movie in Sony Vegas Pro

How to import your favorite Blu-ray movies to Sony Vegas Pro? Here, Pavtube Blu-ray Ripper is a practical app helping you transcode Blu-ray into to WMV/MPEG-2 for editing in Sony Vegas Pro.

"Hi all! I'm new and I am looking for help with ripping DVD content for editing in Sony Vegas Pro? What do you use that works?!"

"Hey there! I need to be able to edit clips from movies in Sony Vegas Pro. So I need to convert the movie into a file format that Sony Vegas Pro understands. what software is best for converting the movie?"

"Is it possible to import a movie from bluray to Sony Vegas Pro?"

Many Blu-ray lovers are looking for the way to edit their favorite BD in editing tools to create their masterpiece. However, the users found easily that they can not directly import the Blu-ray movie to Sony Vegas Pro for smoothly editing. Then how can they upload the Blu-rays to editing systems, such as Sony Vegas Pro for postproduction?

As we all know, the most compatible video format for Sony Vegas Pro editing is MPEG and WMV format. So we need to transcode the Blu-rays to Vegas editable format first before importing. In order to perform the task smoothly, I recommend you a powerful Blu-ray Ripper which has an exclusive function to support Blu-rays and DVDs to editing tools, such as Adobe Premiere Pro, Avid Media Composer and Sony Vegas Pro.

With it, you can rip/convert Blu-ray movies to Sony Vegas Pro without quality loss in a fast speed. Follow the guide below to get Blu-ray movies transferred to Sony Vegas smoothly.

What do you need in advance?

1. Get a PC
2. Connect Blu-ray Driver to your PC
3. Download Pavtube Blu-ray to Sony Vegas Converter

Guide: How to convert Blu-ray movies to WMV/MPEG-2 for Sony Vegas Pro?

Step 1. Load Blu-ray movie.

Download the best Blu-ray Ripper from Pavtube, install and run the app. Insert Blu-ray to disc drive, click the “Load disc” button to import source Blu-ray.

Pick one audio track and subtitles in the drop-down list of Audio and Subtitles. You are free to preview Blu-ray movie in the right preview window to check if you get the correct audio track and subtitles.

Step 2. Select output format.

Choose the suitable output format from the “Format” menu, and here choose "WMV (VC-1) (*.wmv)" from "Adobe Premiere/Sony Vegas" as output format.

Tip: If you like, click on the "Settings" icon to adjust audio and video parameters, such as Bitrate, Size, frame rate, etc to your own requirements.

Step 3. Start ripping Blu-ray movies to WMV/MPEG-2 for Sony Vegas Pro.

Double check all press and hit the “Convert” button to start ripping Blu-ray movies to Sony Vegas Pro compatible format. Once the conversion finishes, import the ripped video files to Sony Vegas Pro and edit them to get your own video clip with ease.

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Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Playing your favorite Blu-ray and DVD movies on TV via Personal Cloud Server

This article shows how to remove your BD/DVD protection and rip them into MP4/MKV format, so that you can playback the movies on TV via my personal cloud server.

My job position is in IT and my hobbies are mostly outdoor stuff. Now I have some personal DVD and BD Collections and I'm looking for a way getting them playable on TV via my personal cloud server. Don't need to keep the original file size as we have limited storage, but want to get pretty good video quality.

We did a lot of researches online and searched for the best video conversion software, finally we got this SW named Pavtube Video Converter Ultimate (Windows based); I like the the multiple choices in formats and ease of use interface. It offers me the best features I need in BD/DVD conversion. The most important thing is it accepts my every disc, which Handbrake and Jack the Ripper couldn't. The Mac version is Pavtube iMedia Converter for Mac.

For people who want to backup all the audio tracks or subtitles, you are suggested to try Pavtube ByteCopy or ByteCopy for MacDownload a trial version and do as follows.

How to rip BD/DVD movies to view on TV via personal cloud server
Step 1. Load disc

Click "Load files(s)" to import DVDs and Blu-rays. Note you need to have an external Blu-ray drive if you want to rip Blu-rays.

Keep Internet connected during importing.

Step 2. Choose format.

Here, I recommend MP4/MKV format as it's most acceptable by most TV. Click "Format" and choose H.264 Video(*.mp4) or  MKV(Matroska) Video (*.mkv) from "Common Video" option as below:

Step 3. Adjust output settings (Optional)

Click "Settings" to change video size, bitrate, frame rate and audio specs. I chose "original" size to playback on TV.

Step 4. Start conversion

Click "Convert" in the main interface to start the conversion (batch conversion supported). After conversion, click "Open" which is below the "Settings" to find the converted video.

Use a USB drive to transfer the ripped MP4/MKV media file to TV via personal cloud server, now just enjoy your Blu-ray/DVD movies anytime and anywhere!

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Sunday, April 6, 2014

How to Rip/Convert Blu-ray to QuickTime on Mac

This guide offers you the easiest solution to rip and convert Blu-ray movies to QuickTime MOV format for watching Blu-ray on Mac.

QuickTime is an extensible multimedia framework developed by Apple Inc. It's powerful media technology that works on Mac and PC with just about every popular video or audio format you come across. You may have a lot of Blu-ray discs and wanna enjoy and share the Blu-ray movies in QuickTime with family or friends at home. Howver, the Blu-ray files are saved in high-definition content with copyright protection, which make it hard to play Blu-ray video in QuickTime on Mac.

So, is there an app which makes it easy to either just watch or to convert Blu-rays to QuickTime format in an almost Apple-like way? Here, I will provide you with an effective solution to play Blu-ray movies on QuickTime with Mac OS X.

At first, in that case, a Mac Blu-ray to QuickTime Converter to transcode Blu-ray to a format that QuickTime can recognize. To convert Blu-ray to QuickTime on Mac successfully and quickly, an easy-to-use yet efficient tool-Pavtube Blu-ray Converter for Mac is highly recommended. It provides super-fast converting speed and high quality output video. Furthermore, it has optimized presets for QuickTime, which can save your much worry. Install and run the application. Do as follows. 

Tip: If you want to backup your blu-ray/dvd movies with keeping multiple audio tracks and subtitle streams, try to use Pavtube ByteCopy for Mac.

Step 1. Load Blu-ray movie.

Free download Mac Blu-ray to QuickTime Converter, run it and load Blu-ray disc from disc driver. Before that, you need an extended BD drive connected to Mac. Check the main title of the movie and then you can also click to preview the Blu-ray movie.

Step 2. Set output format.

Click on “Format” bar to select an appropriate format from the profile list, here you can choose “Common Video > MOV – QuickTime (*.mov)”as output format.

Tip: If you like, you can click “Settings" to change the video encoder, resolution, frame rate, etc. Remember bitrate higher results in big file size, and lower visible quality loss. If you want to keep 1080p Full HD resolution, set the video size as 1080*1920.

Step 3. Start ripping Blu-ray to QuickTime MOV on Mac.

After choosing the output format, just click on “Convert” button to start ripping Blu-ray to QuickTime MOV on Mac 10.9 Mavericks for playback. When the conversion is completed, click the “Open” button to get the converted MOV videos for QuickTime playing.

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Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Ripping Children & Family DVDs for watching on Mobile Devices

This article walks you through the whole process of converting DVD movies to mobile devices so that kids and family members are able to enjoy movies at home or anywhere they like.

Kid’s favorite animations like Olivia, Ice Age 4, Big Top Scooby-Doo, Madagascar, The Jungle Book, Despicable Me 2, and more movies will release the DVD version soon. Would you like to move and watch these new movies on your iPhone, iPad, Samsung Galaxy Tab, Google Nexus, Kindle Fire HDX or other portable device with your kids and family members? Without the assistance of any tool you cannot accomplish this because there is no mobile devices that are equipped with a disc driver natively.

Among all the software applications, free or paid, Pavtube DVDAid is my first choice for two reasons. One is its easy-to-use feature with user friendly interface; another is its reasonable price and lifetime support.

Anyway, I would tell you how I rip DVD movie “UP” to my iPad Air and similar steps could be found from below tutorial for your mobile device as well.

Step 1: Download a free copy of Pavtube DVDAid, install and launch it. Insert DVD disc, hit the “Load Disc” icon to browse to disc driver and load DVD movie into this app.

Step 2: Choose the optimized format for output. In order to watch DVD movies on my iPad Air, I select “iPad” > “iPad Air HD Video(*.mp4)” as output format. To get iPad Air preset, download the patch file here.

If you have other mobile device, search for the particular profile from the “Format” drop-down list. When you cannot find your smartphone or tablet there, don’t worry, use the similar format with your device or choose Android or Window profile, and then adjust profile presets to achieve the best video and audio quality for your device.

Step 3: Click on the “Convert” button and start ripping DVD movie. When the conversion is done, I will find the converted MP4 movie in output folder and transfer to my iPad Air via iTunes 11. And the whole process of ripping DVD to iPad Air completes and I am ready to reach my DVD collection on iPad Air, iPhone 5S, and other mobile devices.

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