Sunday, March 30, 2014

Easiest way to Play Frozen Blu-ray movie for your lovely kids

An easy solution to backup Blu-ray Frozen to MP4 and AVI, so that you can watch it on iPhone, iPad, childpad, TV and other devices together with your family. 

Yet Frozen is so hot among adults and children that Disney even released a new game of the same name. Fearless optimist Anna, mountain man Kristoff and his reindeer Sven, Elsa with icy powers, hilarious snowman Olaf who's in need of a nose desperately… yet Frozen took forever to develop. My whole family loved this movie. We have already pre-ordered it. And the music is great too.


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Before we get this Blu-ray delivered, here's some preparatory work to do – a workable solution to put Blu-ray to TV, Archos ChildPad, iPad or so.

Ok I did some digs online and got something new. It seems most commercial Blu-rays are protected so that you cannot move it to other devices directly. If you want to do so, you'll have to roll off disc protection and convert the clean blu-ray to suitable format like AVI and MP4.

I'm not very savvy on computer and transcoding so I just selected one piece of Blu-ray ripping tool named Pavtube BDMagic. It's very easy to use so I don't have to worry about the parameter. Have tested it with another Blu-ray we own and it works well. Pavtube offers free trial without time limit before purchase, it works the same as retail version but the former adds a watermark in the middle of picture.

Good News! Pavtube Release a New Site - with Product Migration and Name Change.

Its bestselling software product Blu-ray Ripper has been renamed as BDMagic. And to thanks for your continued support, we are holding a 'New Site Special' in which you can get 20% off BDMagic on Windows/Mac platform now:

Read more: also have a Mac version ripper, see this Pavtube BDMagic for Mac

Blu-ray Frozen to MP4/AVI Ripper workflow:

1. Firstly you need to get an external blu-ray drive, otherwise your computer will not recognize it as most built-in drive only works on DVD. Plug Blu-ray drive to computer, insert Blu-ray disc and launch Pavtube. See the disc-like icon on the top? Click it and you will see your disc name inside, hit it.

It seems this ripper breaks movie protection during the loading process, because once I took my laptop to kitchen where's no signal, the program refused to take any of my discs. In case of that, pls ensure your Internet connection is OK.

2. Choose MP4/AVI format for playback.

There're lots of preset inside "Format" list. I prefer H.264 MP4 as it's widely accepted by most devices, like our iPhones, iPads, PC, TV, Android tablet. Hit "Common Video>H.264 Video(*.mov)":

You can also find AVI preset in this way.

3. Convert Blu-ray movie to MP4/AVI for sharing with family.

Just hit the big "Convert", now you can leave it working and do your own things. Oh don't forget to cancel your computer auto-sleep mode. Wait for moments, click "Open" or "Open output folder" to find the converted MP4/AVI files.

Ok it's done! Transfer your video to iPad, iPhone, TV or other devices and enjoy your time watching it with your family.

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Thursday, March 27, 2014

Make digital copies of Blu-ray movies on Asus MemoPad HD 7 for enjoying anytime and anywhere

If you failed to burn this movie or are still looking for a way to copy or put your Blu-ray movies on Asus MemoPad HD 7, look no further. Here is an easy and quick way for you.

I have the 7” Asus tablet. This is an Asus MemoPad HD 7” table which I just bought and the screen resolution is 1600 x 900. Now I wanna make digital copies of movies I owned so I could watch them on my tablet while I travel. Meanwhile, my son has a Galaxy Tab 7”. He is 11 years old and uses his mostly for games, but I also ripped a couple of his movies for him to watch.

To get a permanent copy of my precious Blu-rays onto Asus MemoPad HD 7, here is a simply solution. Just googled "blu-ray ripper" and then I came across the best Blu-ray Ripper Review and find Pavtube is the top pick.

For Windows users, Pavtube BDMagic is such a professional Blu-ray Converter for my table with very easy-to-use interface. It seemed like the one that could do what I wanted and didn't cost a fortune. I can import both rented or purchased Blu-ray discs, Blu-ray folder or Blu-ray ISO image files to this converter, and transcode Blu-ray movie to best MP4 file for playback on my MeMoPad HD 7 as well as my son's Galaxy Tab 7. The Mac version is Pavtube BDMagic for Mac.

Tutorial: How to make digital copies of blu-ray movies I owned on Asus MemoPad HD 7 for watching

FYI: Note: BD drive is required for ripping Blu-ray disc.

Step 1. Import Blu-ray/DVD disc/ISO/folder.

Click "Load files" to choose import from ROM, BD ISO/IFO or Blu-ray folder. It will detect and check the main title automatically; so keep it as default unless you want to include tidbits.

Step 2. Chose "  ASUS MeMO Pad Series Video(*.mp4)" as target format.

Click the drop-down list besides Format,  there are many presets for different devices, editing programs and media player. Let’s choose "Asus" in left area and select "ASUS MeMO Pad Series Video(*.mp4)" as target video format for playing on Asus MeMoPad HD 7.

(Tips: For playing Blu-ray on my son's Galaxy Tab 7, I can also choose "Samsung -> Samsung Galaxy Tab H.264(*.mp4)" as output format.)

Step 3. Customize video specs. (Optional)

Pavtube Blu-ray to MeMoPad Ripper also offers a editor window to let you free set eo specs; click "Settings" to customize output file size, bitrate, frame rate and sample rate, all according to your needs.

Usually bitrate is directly related with video quality; for MeMoPad HD 7, it's all fine to set it to 1500~2500kbps. And 1280*720 or 1280*800 (size) works just fine for it.

Step 4. Start Conversion.

Click the "Convert" button to start converting Blu-rays to MP4 so you can watch them in Asus MeMoPad HD 7 smoothly. Wait for moments, then click "Open output folder" to locate the converted file quickly.

More about Pavtube BDMagic:

* Added 3D profiles in Format menu. (Side-by-Side, Top-Bottom, or Anaglyph 3D in MKV/MP4/MOV/WMV/AVI)
* Choosing main title for DVD/BD by default/ full disc copying without choosing root title manually.
* Support adding *.srt and *.ass subtitle to your videos/movies.
* Direct copy titles from Blu-ray and DVD.
* Added bug report feature.

Tips: If you want to rip Blu-ray/DVD discs and keep multiple audio tracks & subtitle streams, Pavtube ByteCopy is highly recommended to you.

Here you got it! Now you can enjoy your favourite Blu-ray movies on Asus MemoPad HD 7 anytime and anywhere.

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Monday, March 24, 2014

Rip Iron Man 3 Blu-ray/DVD for backing on Galaxy NotePro 12.2

Description: This article guides you though the whole process of ripping Iron Man 3 Blu-ray/DVD movies to play on Galaxy NotePro 12.2 with multiple audio tracks. 

Iron Man 3

Movie Description

The following content was provided by the publisher.

The studio that brought you "Marvel's The Avengers" unleashes the best "Iron Man" adventure yet with this must-own, global phenomenon starring Robert Downey Jr. and Gwyneth Paltrow. When Tony Stark/Iron Man finds his entire world reduced to rubble, he must use all his ingenuity to survive, destroy his enemy and somehow protect those he loves. But a soul-searching question haunts him: Does the man make the suit... or does the suit make the man? Featuring spectacular special effects, "Marvel's Iron Man 3" explodes with exclusive Blu-ray(TM) content.

Deconstructing The Scene, Exclusive Behind-The-Scenes Look - Marvel's Thor: The Dark World, Marvel's Iron Man 3 Unmasked, Gag Reel, Deleted & Extended Scenes, Audio Commentary, .

Subtitles: English SDH (Subtitles For Deaf and Hearing Impaired), French and Spanish.

Starring: Robert Downey Jr., Gwyneth Paltrow, Don Cheadle, Guy Pearce, Rebecca Hall, Stephanie Szostak, Eric Savin, Jon Favreau, Sir Ben Kingsley

Studio Name: Buena Vista Home Entertainment

Release Date: 09/24/2013

Rating: PG-13

Format: Blu-ray/DVD

Run Time (in minutes): 135 minutes
Above is some info from my Iron Man 3 Blu-ray and DVD collection. For BD/DVD fans like me, you may also have a headache problem Iron Man 3 Blu-ray/DVD cannot be played on some portable device like the new Galaxy NotePro 12.2.

So it is necessary to convert Iron Man 3 Blu-ray/DVD to MP4 because it is known that MP4 is compatible to Galaxy NotePro 12.2. Now you need a software to get it done. Much software can work for you, such as Blu-ray Ripper, Video Converter Ultimate.

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But what I want to recommend is Pavtube ByteCopy, because it is not only capable of helping you to transcode Blu-ray/DVD discs to vrious output formats, but also it can transcode Blu-ray/DVD to MP4 with multiple audio and subtitle tracks. Suppose you are good at both English and Francia, and want to preserve both of them from original Blu-ray discs when converting, that is what Pavtube ByteCoy can do for you. And you can select the audio you want when enjoying movies.

* Best Blu-ray Ripper Review: MakeMKV vs ByteCopy vs DVDfab

Now let's go to following guide to see how it transcode to rip Iron Man 3 Blu-ray/DVD for backing on Galaxy NotePro 12.2 with multiple audio and subtitle tracks. If you wanna a Mac version, please go to Pavtube Bytecopy for Mac. After you have download and installed the software, just refer to below details.

Step 1. Launch the best Blu-ray Ripper and load Blu-ray discs.

Step 1. Click "Format" to find "Multi-track Video" catalogue, select "Multi-track MP4 (*.mp4)" for watching on Galaxy NotePro 12.2.

With output default settings you can get all audio tracks preserved. In addition, if you want more customization, you can also uncheck the audio tracks you do not need to output. Just find "Audio" under "Settings" button, then uncheck the undesired audio.

Step 3. Click "Convert" to start backing up Iron Man 3 Blu-ray/DVD to MP4 retaining multitracks for enjoying on Galaxy NotePro 12.2, when completed, click "Open" to find the generated MP4 files

More features of Pavtube ByteCopy :

1. Directly Copy supports lossless blu-ray M2TS backup from original BD with multiple audio tracks preserved. If you want to backup Blu-ray main movie for further playback or editing, Directly Copy fits you best.

2. Another way to to save lossless files: go to "Multi-track Video" catalogue to find "Lossless/encoded Multi-track MKV(*.mkv)", which support saving lossless mkv files with all multiple audio and subtitle tracks. Go to learn more about complete lossless Blu-ray to MKV.

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Saturday, March 22, 2014

Pavtube ByteCopy v1.0 24 hours Giveaway! Come on to get it!

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Key features for Pavtube ByteCopy (Windows/Mac) are as below:

  • Backup BD/DVD to MKV without quality loss (keep 1080p quality at 16:9 aspect ratio). 
  • Convert/rip/shrink/copy latest Blu-ray/DVD movies for Android/iOS/Windows device, editing program, HD player, game console, etc. 
  • Allow full preservation of all audio tracks, subtitles and chapter markers. 
  • Remove unwanted subs streams and audio tracks 
  • Preserve soundtracks and subs in multiple languages, e.g. English, Spanish, French, Deutsch… 
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Blu-ray Ripper is capable of 1:1 copying BD/DVD Disc content to local computer or external hard drive in original file structure with all subtitle tracks and audio streams preserved. Pavtube Blu-ray Ripper also supports backing up only movie content without extras to save time and storage space. At the same time, it rips/converts 3D Blu-ray discs, 2D Blu-ray discs, and standard DVDs to your desired HD and SD media formats.

Pavtube DVD Ripper provides movie lovers, children and people in any group with the easiest and fastest way to backup and rip DVD movies. It rips and converts DVD movies to MP4/AVI/MKV/WMV and many other video and audio formats with high quality. It lets you enjoy DVD movies on any portable device like iPhone 5, Galaxy S4, Lumia 920, PS4, Xperia Z, Surface, etc.
Pavtube Video Converter Ultimate provides 1:1 backup Blu-ray/DVD movies from disc to PC hard drive for disc burning and ISO image creating. It converts Blu-ray, DVD and video to MP4/AVI/MKV/WMV any popular video and audio formats. Besides, it allows for video editing tools including trimming, cropping, splitting, attaching srt/ass/ssa subtitles and special effects to add more fun when watching movies and videos.

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Friday, March 21, 2014

Collect Rambo Blu-ray on Apple devices(iPad Air, iPad Mini 2, iPhone 5S/5C/5...)

If you failed to burn this movie or are still looking for a way to copy or put Rambo on Apple devices(iPad Air, iPad Mini 2, iPhone 5S/5C/5...), look no further. Here is an easy and quick way for you.

Rambo [Blu-ray] (2008)
As storytelling, the latest Rambo is the most bare-bones of the bunch. Rambo has little to say, so it's especially galling that Stallone, as director and co-writer, obliges him to have essentially the same conversation at three different points (the final distillation: "Live for nothing or die for something"). The Burmese army goons seem in competition to commit the most hideous atrocity (e.g., child skull-crushing underfoot), the better to justify the eventual, lovingly protracted spectacle of them being eviscerated by high-powered weaponry. Although shot in Thailand, the movie has mostly been photographed in brown, reducing any particular sense of place but, perhaps, perversely increasing our gratitude for the splashes of purple whenever hot metal tatters flesh. --Richard T. Jameson

If you like Stallone, you must have watched Rambo movie. Have bought a Rambo Blu-ray disc and want to stream it to Apple devices(iPad Air, iPad Mini 2, iPhone 5S/5C/5...) for playback, but it requires good Internet connection. How can we get a permanent copy of your precious Blu-rays?

Nobiggie, here is a simply solution. For Mac users, Pavtube Blu-ray Ripper for Mac is such a professional Mac Blu-ray to Converter for iOS device with very easy-to-use interface. You can import both rented or purchased Blu-ray discs, Blu-ray folder or Blu-ray ISO image files to this converter, and transcode Rambo Blu-ray movie to best MP4 file for playback on iPad Air, iPad Mini 2, iPhone 5S/5C/5... The windows version is Pavtube Blu-ray Ripper.

Tutorial: How to collect Rambo Blu-ray on Apple devices(iPad Air, iPad Mini 2, iPhone 5S/5C/5...) on Mac

Step 1: Run this Pavtube Blu-ray Ripper for Mac; load your Rambo Blu-ray discs, Blu-ray folder or Blu-ray ISO image files.

This program will help you analysis ISO files automatically so that there’s no needto run virtual drive to mount ISO image files any more.

Step 2. Choose format.

Click “Format” drop-down list and choose the format according to your Apple device. For example, select “iPad>iPad Air Full HD Video(*.mp4)” for your iPad Air. If you have a iPhone 5S/5C/5..., just choose the profile from "iPhone" option.

Step 3. Customizevideo specs (Optional).

Click“Settings” to free change video resolution, bitrate(quality), frame rate andother settings.

Note:if you want to get video in smaller size, just turn down the “bitrate”settings.

Step 4. Start Conversion.

Youcan hit the big red “Convert” to start converting Rambo Blu-ray to MP4 with best video settings. After the conversion, click “Open outputfolder” in the conversion window, or “Open” in main interface to quick locatethe converted video.

After getting the converted movies files,you can transfer them to iPad Air, iPad Mini 2, iPhone 5S/5C/5... via iTunes. If you don’t know how to put and play video on it, just follow the steps:

1) Make sure youhave install iTunes. If not, you can free download iTunes here at first. And launch the iTunes.

2) Connect Apple device to Mac/PC.

3) Choose “File –> Add File to Library…”

4) Drag the MP4 file you want to the iPad/iPhone icon.

Here you got it! Now you can enjoy Rambo Blu-ray movies on Apple devices(iPad Air, iPad Mini 2, iPhone 5S/5C/5...) anytime and anywhere.

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Thursday, March 20, 2014

Sabotage (2014 film) Trailer, News, Videos, and Reviews

A sneak peek as Arnold Schwarzenegger gets real, and a really bad haircut, as a DEA agent in the thriller 'Sabotage.'

Sabotage Review:

Sabotage (previously known as Ten or Breacher) is an upcoming American action thriller/crime drama film, directed by David Ayer, written by Skip Woods and Ayer and starring Arnold Schwarzenegger. Filming locations included Atlanta, Georgia. The film is loosely based on Agatha Christie's 1939 work, And Then There Were None. It is a story of members of an elite DEA task force find themselves being taken down one by one after they rob a drug cartel safe house.

Release Date: March 28, 2014 

Director: David Ayer
Writers: Skip Woods, David Ayer

Studio: Open Road Films
Screenwriter: Skip Woods
Starring: Arnold Schwarzenegger, Olivia Williams, Mireille Enos, Sam Worthington, Harold Perrineau, Terrence Howard, Joe Manganiello, Max Martini, Josh Holloway
Genre: Action, Thriller
MPAA Rating: R (for strong bloody violence, pervasive language, some sexuality/nudity and drug use)
Official Website: Facebook | Twitter
Review: Not Available
DVD Review: Not Available
DVD: Not Available

Plot Summary:
In "Sabotage," Arnold Schwarzengger leads an elite DEA task force that takes on the world's deadliest drug cartels. When the team successfully executes a high-stakes raid on a cartel safe house, they think their work is done ? until, one-by-one, the ten members mysteriously start to be eliminated.

Movie Trailer:

Monday, March 17, 2014

Copy Arnold Schwarzenegger DVD Collections to hard drive for watching in future

Look no further when copying Arnold Schwarzenegger DVD Collections to hard drive? Get the best DVD ripper from Pavtube, so that you can view Arnold Schwarzenegger DVD movies everywhere and everytime with original quality.

Movies acted by Arnold Schwarzenegger maybe so classic that you may can't help backing up your precious Arnold Schwarzenegger DVD collection for watching in future. However, do you know how to get this new copy of Arnold Schwarzenegger DVD movie in other video formats? If you still don't know, go on reading this article and get a fresh idea to rip Arnold Schwarzenegger DVD movie to hard drive for viewing.

As we know, we can not directly copy the commercial DVD of Arnold Schwarzenegger easily, we have to find some tools to assist. The software you'll need is Pavtube DVD Ripper, this is top DVD Ripper which can rip latest DVD discs/floder/ISO/IFO image files to any formats you need, such as MP4, MOV, AVI, WMV, FLV, MPG, etc. with super fast speed. And when you converted DVD to compatible formats, you can transfer DVD movies to hard drive for freely watching on your Android/Apple/Windows 8 tablet or smartphone, or other playable devices.

Note: If you are Mac users, view Pavtube DVD Ripper for Mac; well support Mac OS X 10.9 Mavericks!


If you have any requirements of outputting 3D (Anaglyph, T/P, SBS) or keeping multiple audio tracks/subtitles, you are suggested to try this Blu-ray/DVD Converter Pro.

To begin our journey for ripping Arnold Schwarzenegger DVD Collections to hard drive, download and install the app here.

There are three icon on the top which let you load from disc, folder and ISO/IFO respectively.

Now we got the disc loaded into Pavtube DVD Ripper and it's ready to go.

Choose your Output directory down which is marked as step 2.

What's more, here's where DVD coping tool truly makes its mark and sticks out from the muddled mess of conversion software and magically manage dvd movies flexibility and options.

Click "Settings" which is marked as Step 3, you will find presets to which suits iPad, iPhone and iPod.

For ripping DVD to iPad series (iPad Air, iPad 3 or iPad 4, the iPad Mini, iPad Mini 2), options from "iPad" meets your demand;

For ripping DVD to iPhone 5S/iPhone 5C, the iPhone preset is able to work well.

For those who in demands of ripping DVD to Android devices, you can always find the one you want in Android preset.

(Plenty of presets that can be customized as necessary.)

Now just press the big circular "Start Conversion" button to the right and let it do its magic. You will not need to keep an eye on it as it can help you to shut down computer automatically.

So there you have it. Pretty simple. Go ahead and rip Arnold Schwarzenegger DVD Collections to hard drive and transfer them onto your various devices for enjoying. No loss in quality, audio is fantastic, ease of use as well as quite quick, it's really worthy to give a shot.

Users review:

I love this ripper/converter! This is the 4th program I've tried and this one blows the competition away. I find it very easy to use and I'm not at all good with computers : Ease of use and Best Choice from several reviews (did try the free version first), also like that you have the choice of a lot of different formats.

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Thursday, March 13, 2014

Freely watch The Expendables Blu-ray/DVD movies on Nexus 7(2013) and Nexus 7

Watching Blu-ray/DVD movies with Nexus 7(2013) and Nexus 7 on the go is always entertaining. This article will tell you how to watch The Expendables BD/DVD disc with new and old Neuxs 7.

The Expendables is a 2010 American ensemble action film written by David Callaham, and also written and directed by Sylvester Stallone, who also starred in the lead role.


Synopsis: An all-star cast of action-movie icons headline Sylvester Stallone's explosive action thriller about a group of hard-nosed mercenaries who are double-crossed during a treacherous mission.

Blu-ray/DVD releases: The Expendables blasts its way onto Blu-ray with a very sharp looking AVC encoded transfer in 1080p and 2.40:1. Stallone stages a lot of this film in a cool, blue-tinged darkness, and that icy black look is incredibly well detailed, proving this disc's exceptional contrast and remarkable black levels. And its DVD disc was released on November 23, 2010 at amazon. 

How to Backup and Watch Expendables Blu-ray/DVD Content on Nexus 7(2013) and Nexus 7


To transfer Expendables Blu-ray/DVD to Nexus 7(2013)/Nexus 7, there is something you need to get ready as first. First, you need a professional ripping program to help remove commercial Blu-ray/DVD protection then transfer it to MP4 as the most preferred format for Nexus 7(2013) and Nexus 7.

Here we recommend Pavtube Blu-ray Ripper for it's simple workflow and reliable video quality. (Learn more: Top 5 Best Blu-ray Ripper Programs Review)

Tips: For Mac users, Blu-ray Ripper for Mac is the best choice for you. (2013 Top Mac Blu-ray Ripper Review for Android, Apple and Windows 8 devices)

NOTE: You need to get an external Blu-ray drive to make your Windows/Mac recognize Blu-rays. Most the built-in drives are only for DVDs.

Step 1. Install this Blu-ray to Nexus Converter; load disc to it.

Click the disc and folder icon to import your discs from ROM, ISO/IFO or from folder. Pavtube Blu-ray Ripper, as the Blu-ray to Nexus Converter, will detect the real main title and check it by default.

You can select a subtitle language and then check Forced subtitles to output a video with only subtitles in the foreign language part.

Step 2. Choose MP4 as target format.

Click on "Format" to open the profile list, and then choose "Android -> Google Nexus 7 H.264 Video (* mp4)" as the output format for Nexus 7(2013) and Nexus 7.

Or you can choose "Common Video" option to select the "H.264 Video(*.mp4)", "MPEG-4 Movie(*.mp4)" etc as Nexus support video codec/format.

Step 3. Customize video settings. (Optional)

Click "Settings" to enter the Profile Settings window, you can also free choose bitrate, frame rate and sample rate here all at your needs.

Step 4. Start ripping Expendables Blu-ray/DVD to Nexus MP4.

Click the big red "Convert" icon to start converting Expendables Blu-ray/DVD to H.264 MP4 for watching on Nexus 7(2013) and Nexus 7. After the conversion, click "Open output folder" to quick locate the converted videos.

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Sunday, March 9, 2014

Ripping Blu-ray/DVD to QuickTime MOV on Mac 10.9 Mavericks

In case that QuickTime Player does not support Blu-ray/DVD disc playback, if you want to watch Blu-ray/DVD movies with QuickTime on Mac 10.9 Mavericks, you have to convert Blu-ray/DVD to QuickTime MOV format at first.  

Mac users prefer QuickTime just like Windows users used to playing video with Windows Media Player. While, it's a pity for all the Mac users- the default video player app QuickTime does not support Blu-ray/DVD movies as source media. So you may have the question below:

I have Quicktime Player running on Mac Mavericks 10.9. Can I use QT to play blu-ray/dvd disks? (My system does have a blu-ray/dvd capable drive.)
Here I’d like to share a full guide on how to get Blu-ray/DVD playable with QuickTime on Mac 10.9 Mavericks. A best way to play Blu-ray/DVD movies with QuickTime is to rip the Blu-ray/DVD to QuickTime playable video format on Mac 10.9 Mavericks with third-party software.

Here, Pavtube Blu-ray Ripper for Mac is just a powerful Mac Blu-ray/DVD to QuickTime Converter which allows Mac users rip Blu-ray/DVD to QuickTime supported video formats with fast speed and high video quality. This Blu-ray Ripper for Mac also enables you convert Blu-ray/DVD to other video formats like AVI, WMV, FLV, MKV, 3GP etc. on Mac.

How to rip and burn a Blu-ray Disc to DVD? | How to make full copy of blu-ray disc in fastest and easiest way?

Tips: 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.

Below is a step-by-step guide to show you how to rip Blu-ray/DVD to QuickTime MOV on Mac 10.9 Mavericks with Pavtube Blu-ray Ripper for Mac.

Step 1. Load Blu-ray/DVD movie.

Free download Mac Blu-ray/DVD to QuickTime Converter, run it and load Blu-ray/DVD 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/DVD  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/DVD to QuickTime MOV on Mac.

After choosing the output format, just click on “Convert” button to start ripping Blu-ray/DVD 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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Saturday, March 8, 2014

Good News! Pavtube DVD Ripper for Windows/Mac has been updated

Pavtube Studio has updated DVD Ripper to 4.5.0 and DVD Ripper for Mac to 3.7.0.

Windows version

Version: 4.5.0
Supported OS: Windows XP/2003/Vista/Windows 7/Windows 8/Windows 8.1

What’s new:
  • Support latest DVD
  • Windows install package with digital signature
  • Fixed some known bugs
Download here:

Mac version

Version: 3.7.0
Supported OS: Mac OS X 10.9 Mavericks, 10.8 Mountain Lion, 10.7 Lion, Snow Leopard 10.6, Leopard 10.5

What’s new:

  • Support latest DVD
  • Update Mac pkg and dmg install packages simultaneously
  • Fixed some known bugs
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Friday, March 7, 2014

1080p movie playback with Roku 2 XS, Roku XDS, and Roku HD-XR via USB connection

Now that you’ve been enjoying Netflix movies and tons of Internet videos with Roku box, have you noticed that your Roku streaming player can do more than that?

If you’re watching movies and shows with a Roku XDS, HD-XR or the Roku 2 XS model, you can play media on my from USB hard drive with the Roku USB Media Player channel. Click here to learn how to set up Roku USB Media player channel. With a USB stick connected Roku plays up to 1080p videos in MP4, M4V, MOV, WMV and MKV format.

Although Roku box does not directly decode AC3 or DTS 5.1 audio, it allows for audio pass-through, which means you can still enjoy 5.1 sounds with a standalone audio receiver connected. To maximize movie experience with Roku streaming media player, it is advised to put together DVD and even Blu-ray movie collections onto USB hard drive, so that Roku plays not only Internet TV channels, but also local movies. The following guide tells you how to get movies off DVD and Blu-ray to hard drive for playback with Roku 2 XS, Roku XDS, and Roku HD-XR (other models do not support USB channel).

Software availability:

Pavtube Blu-ray Ripper (click here to download a trial, Windows XP/2003/Vista/Windows 7/Windows 8/Windows 8.1 compatible)

Trial limit- a Pavtube logo be printed on converted videos.

Guide: Convert a DVD/Blu-ray to play with Roku 2 XS, Roku XDS, and Roku HD-XR

1. Click the “blu-ray disc” icon to load DVD/Blu-ray movie.
2. Set subtitles and audio language.
3. Select a format to convert.
4. Start converting DVD/Blu-ray for Roku 2 XS, Roku XDS, and Roku HD-XR playback.

(learn more about Blu-ray Ripper)

Some Tips:

1. Keep your computer networked so that the program can hack the DVD/Blu-ray copy-protections.
2. DVD-ROM does not read Blu-ray Disc, to rip a Blu-ray movie from commercial Blu-ray Disc, you need to place it in a BD drive (either internal or external).
3. You’re advised to select “Common Video”>> “H.264 Video(*.mp4)” format in Step 3- it lets you downsize a DVD/Blu-ray to 3GB or so and keep the original size(DVD- 720×480(NTSC)/720×576(PAL) and Blu-ray- 1920×1080).

To keep both 1080p video and AC3 5.1 audio, choose MP4, MOV or MKV format from “HD Video” tab, then click “Settings” and set “medium quality” in “Bitrate” in Step 3.

Supported formats and Best possible quality that Roku streaming player plays via USB channel:

More video tips:

Movies and TV Series coming out on Blu-ray at March 2014
New Movies coming out March 2014 List with Release Dates
How to Backup new released DVD discs on Windows 8.1/8

Things you should know before ripping a Blu-ray to HD media player

When people rip Blu-ray for HD media player playback, they want the best quality, if possible, everything original. However, this is not a good idea. Not any HD media player can replace a Blu-ray Disc player so far. Even there are HD media player boxes that lets users to add a Blu-ray Disc drive (e.g. Popcorn Hour C-200), they do not give you full features. Normally you have main movie but lose the menus and special features, and this is called simple BD-navigation.

But most HD media players only read Medias from HDD. That’s why people need get Blu-rays ripped first. When ripping a Blu-ray to HDD, there are quite a lot of formats to save the movie to : ISO, BDMV, M2TS, MKV, and whatever video format you like. Many guys choose ISO because it keeps everything original of the Blu-ray movie. Well “everything original” includes the menus and features and some other files that your HD media player can not play. Without them you can save 3GB or more for a single Blu-ray movie.

And “everything original” also means the 1080p video of very high bitrate, up to 7.1-channels HD audio and PGS subtitles. Now the question is, can your HD media player decode TrueHD and DTS-HD codec? If not, can it pass-through them to an audio receiver that supports these codecs? If not again, you’ll have to down-mix them during Blu-ray ripping, say converting DTS-HD to Dolby Digital 5.1 audio or AAC stereo, otherwise you’ll watch a silent film…

If audio codec is not a problem for you, and you don’t care much about subtitles (captions), MakeMKV is your choice- it rips Blu-ray to MKV with main movie, original audio tracks and subtitles. And 30 days’ free trial. You wanna have subtitles displayed on HDTV when playing ripped Blu-ray? Choose ByteCopy then. It converts the PGS subtitles to DVD subtitle format, which is definitely acceptable by HD media players. It also lets you extract .srt subtitles for MKV file, including forced subtitles.

There is not a “best way for ripping Blu-ray”, as it depends on what media player and audio system you have. My advice is, check the specs of your devices before you backup a Blu-ray Disc to hard drive.

Read more:

How to watch DVD movies on TV/Laptop/Smartphone via Plex Media Server?
Playing Blu-ray with Popcorn Hour A-200 (BDMV/MKV/M2TS playback solutions)
How to stream Blu-ray movies to Popcorn Hour A-400 – Saving Blu-ray movies to NAS

Thursday, March 6, 2014

Lossless rip Blu-ray to MKV with Pavtube ByteCopy (Windows/Mac) upgraded version

Good news! As your best tool to rip and convert Blu-ray movies and DVDs to MKV container format with multiple audio tracks and subtitle sinclided, Pavrtube ByteCopy, both Windows and Mac version have updated to the new version!

Windows Version:

Version: 2.2.0

Supported OS: Windows 2003/XP/Vista/Windows 7/Windows 8/Windows 8.1

What's new:

* Support latest BD and DVD

* Windows install package with digital signature

* Fixed some know bugs

Mac Version:

Version: 2.3.0

Supported OS: Mac OS X 10.9 Mavericks, 10.8 Mountain Lion, 10.7 Lion, Snow Leopard 10.6

What's new:

* Support latest BD and DVD

* Update Mac pkg and dmg install package simultaneously

* Fixed some know bugs

Make 1080p/720p MKV with DTS audio playable on Windows 8.1/8 Tablet/Phone

Summary: To get Windows 8.1/8 Tablet/Phone to play MKV movies with DTS audio, you may have to convert MKV DTS to Windows device playable MP4 format. This article mainly introduces the easy way on Windows and Mac.

MKV (the Matroska Multimedia Container), is an open standard free container format, which can hold an huge number of video, audio in one file. It is widely used because it can pack different kinds of videos audios and subtitles as well as contains Realmedia and Quicktime. The most advantages lays on it packs them in one container with a better effect.

However, you will find you can't view MKV with DTS audio on Windows 8.1/8 Tablet/Phone, as the default and downloaded player on the Windows 8.1/8 device cannot find a suitable decoder for the DTS audio.

To play a MKV movie with dts surrounding sound on an Windows 8.1/8 Tablet/Phone, you will need to convert the MKV file to something that is within the Windows device’s compatibility to handle, such as mp4. Here is how.

Free Download and install the App: Pavtube Windows 8.1/8 Video Converter Ultimate

It’s an all-in-one app right for you, the program can help you compress 1080p Blu-ray, rip DVD movie and convert HD videos to Windows 8.1/8 Tablet/Phone, including MKV, AVI, MPG, VOB, TiVo, Flash videos and more, everything can be transferred to Windows device optimized formats at ease. If you are a Mac user, you can use its equivalent Mac version – Mac Video Converter Ultimate for Windows 8.1/8 to achieve your goal smoothly.

Simple Guide: Convert/Compress MKV mvoies with DTS audio to Windows 8.1/8 Tablet/Phone compatible video format 

Step One. Add videos to Windows 8.1/8 Video Converter.

Click the top left icon to add your source mkv videos, or drag-and-drop them directly.

windows 8.1 8 mkv converter

Step Two. Choose target video format.

Choose the Windows device supported formats in the “Format” dropdown list.  Here you are recommended to choose “Windows 8 Tablets H.264 Video(*.mp4)” as the target video format at your needs.

playable format for windows device

Step Three. Customize video specs. (Optional)

Click “Settings” to open profiles settings window. Here you are able to customize video size, bitrate, frame rate, sample rate(Hz)…all the specs can be fixed manually. A personal tip: the higher bitrate you choose, the better video quality will be; and you will get videos in larger size.

Step Four. Start Conversion.

Go ahead and click “Convert” button to get MKV with DTS audio to Windows device playable mp4 conversion started. After a while, you can find the generated file quickly via “Open” button.

Now transfer the converted mp4 movies to your Windows  8.1/8 Tablet/Phone for convenient playback. In this way, you can enjoy your favorite MKV with DTS audio with Windows device wherever you are.

P.S Don’t know how to transfer converted video to Windows Tablet/Phone? Read this

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More Tips and Solutions:

1. For hard-coding MKV subtitles, just choose desired language from the drop-down box of “Subtitles”.

2. Having trouble with MKV Audios? Refer discussions of converting MKV DTS to AC3 for solutions.

3. Although Windows device supports a wide range of video/audio formats, there’s still some format limit. If you wanna play HD videos on Windows 8.1/8 Tablet/Phone like MTS, M2TS, MOD, TOD, TiVo, MPG, VOB, etc smoothly, you should convert these them with the best Video Converter for Windows 8.1/8 in advance.

4. Copying a movie from iTunes library and want to play it on your Windows 8.1/8 device? Refer the guide to enable iTunes M4V videos to play on Windows 8.1/8 RT/Pro Tablets & Phones.

Tuesday, March 4, 2014

New Movies coming out March 2014 List with Release Dates

Trying to figure out what movie to watch this weekend? Here are all of the latest movie releases and upcoming movies for this month. Open up your calendar, because here we will offer release dates, cast listings, trailers, reviews, and more... exactly what you need to watch the best movie this Friday night.

March 5
- Particle Fever (limited)

March 6
- 300: Rise of an Empire (3D/2D theaters and IMAX, p.m. screenings)

March 7
- A Farewell to Fools (limited)
- Bethlehem (limited)
- The Face of Love (limited)
- The Grand Budapest Hotel (limited)
- Grand Piano (limited)
- Haunt (limited)
- In Fear (limited)
- Journey to the West (limited)
- Missing William
- Mr. Peabody & Sherman (3D/2D theaters)
- Special ID (limited)
- Total Siyapaa (limited)
- War of the Worlds Goliath (limited)

March 14
- The Art of the Steal (limited)
- Bad Words (limited; expands: March 21; wide: March 28)
- Better Living Through Chemistry (limited)
- Bewakoofiyaan (limited)
- Big Men (limited)
- The Cold Lands (NY)
- Dark House (NY, LA)
- The Den (limited)
- Enemy (limited)
- Exposed (NY)
- Guilty of Romance (NY)
- Himizu (NY)
- Le Week-End (limited)
- Need for Speed (3D/2D theaters)
- On My Way (NY)
- Patrick: Evil Awakens (limited)
- The Right Kind of Wrong (limited)
- Shirin in Love (limited)
- Teenage (limited)
- Tyler Perry's The Single Moms Club
- U Want Me 2 Kill Him? (limited)
- Veronica Mars (limited)

March 19
- The Missing Picture (limited)

March 21

- 50 to 1 (limited)
- A Birder's Guide to Everything (limited)
- Anita (limited)
- Blood Ties (limited)
- Cheap Thrills (limited)
- Divergent (2D theaters and IMAX)
- The French Minister (NY)
- It Felt Like Love (NY; LA release: March 28)
- Jodorowsky's Dune (limited)
- John Doe: Vigilante (limited)
- Just a Sigh (NY; LA release: March 28)
- Maladies (limited)
- McCanick (limited)
- Muppets Most Wanted
- Nymphomaniac: Volume I (limited)
- Rob the Mob (limited)

March 28

- Boys of Abu Ghraib (limited)
- Breathe In (limited)
- Cesar Chavez (limited)
- Mistaken for Strangers (limited)
- Noah
- The Raid 2 (limited)
- Refuge (NY; LA release: April 4)
- Sabotage

March TBA

- Farmland (limited)


All of the above films will be in Blu-ray/DVD disc, to backup/playback these movies on portable devices and media players, a software can be completely solved. It is Pavtube Blu-ray Ripper.

I downloaded a trial version some months ago and liked it, after some time of tryouts to see if it was right for my needs i purchased it. I am able to transfer contents with subtitles, which was a features I did not found in anther sw, or I did not find simply in other software UI, it is simple to use. This best Blu-ray Ripper can rolls off Blu-ray/DVD disc protection, supports loseless 1:1 Blu-ray backup and keeps all the disc titles and chapter structure perfectly.

Monday, March 3, 2014

720p vs 1080p - What's the difference?

Summary: Aren't clear about the 720p and 1080p video? Read this article to learn the accurate definition for both and what's the difference between them on earth.

: this is what you see in your local electronic superstore when you torn your eyes to the LCD TV stands. It really looks to be the next big thing but is it really? You look a little closer and see that it has a pretty high price? That’s when you think that if it cost so much then is no way it can be compared to 720p LCD TV. This is not really how it works and that is the topic of this guide.

What does 1080p and 720p stand for?

1080p resolution – stands for 1920X1080 pixels resolution which offer twice the resolution that 720p does

720p resolution – typical resolutions known as “720p” are: 1,366×768 pixels, 1,280×720 pixels or 1,024×768 pixels

The letter “p” from 1080p and 720p stands for progressive scan.

1080p is better?

Well…yea… it’s better, but is it worth the extra $? That depends of what you want to do with your LCD TV, so please answer yourself this questions:

Are you going to use your LCD for gaming proposes? Do you own a Play Station 3 or a X-BOX 360 (the only game consoles that are compatible with this technology, also Play Station 3 has a Blu-Ray Player )? Are you going to use your LCD TV for professional graphic and video editing?

I bet that most of you answered no to these questions. I also bet that many of you are planning to enjoy movies from a DVD player and not from a Blu-Ray Player, so what you should really do is buy a 720p LCD TV and spare the extra bucks.

Also you will use your LCD TV to watch regular televisions and you should know that the majority of networks still broadcast in formats that provide the same level of quality in 720p resolution as well as in1080p resolution.

But if you answered yes to those questions then you should probably take in consideration spending more cash and buying a 1080p LCD TV.

What is the price difference?

The difference in price between 720p and 1080p rises directly proportional with the screen size. If for a 32-inch LCD TV the difference it’s around $250-$300, for a 50-inch LCD the difference it’s around $700-$800. As the years go by we expect the gap between 720p and 1080p to slightly diminish.

720p vs 1080p – What content is available?

Regular television networks broadcast their high-def in 720p or 1080i, and there is a small chance that they will jump to 1080p anytime soon.

For gaming we have two consoles that are 720p native but they have titles that are made for 1080p resolution. The consoles are PlayStation 3 and XBOX 360.

The best way to enjoy 1080p resolution is from a Blu-ray player.

720p vs 1080p – “The test”

What is the best way to see the differences between 720p and 1080p? Test it!

Test 1: So we put side by side a 720p LCD TV and a 1080 LCD TV playing the same movie from a Blu-ray player. What i can say is that i was not hypnotized by the outcome but the difference is noticeable if you take in account optimal viewing distance. Ok, I have noticed the difference but I was looking for it…so to get rid of this aspect i had some people watch that didn’t know about the test. The outcome? They said that is the same thing. So if you are planning to buy a 1080p then you should really read the LCD TV screen size & viewing distance guide.

Test 2: Metal Gear Solid V 1080p vs 720p Screenshot Comparison: Will the Old Gen Version Have Lower Resolution?

Below you can see two screenshots released in 1080p, with barely visible aliasing and soft shadows. You can click on each picture to see the full size version.

Note: the shot at the top of the post is just an artistic rendition to showcase the concept, and it’s not representative of the actual looks of the game.

And just below there’s the pair in 720p. The platform showcased has not been confirmed, but the shadow are rougher and textures show a lower resolution, matching what said by Director Hideo Kojima himself about the PS3 and Xbox 360 version.

While the screenshots still look good, aliasing is very evident, especially if you observe the barbed wire on the wall and the spotlights.

The resolution of the game on PS3 and Xbox 360 hasn’t been confirmed yet. All we know for sure is that they’ll run the game at 30 frames per second as opposed to the 60 of the next generation version. Will they also have a 720p resolution as opposed to the 1080p of the next generation consoles? We can’t confirm it for now, but the 720p screenshots seem to match everything Kojima-san said about the version on current generation consoles.

Of course we’ll have to wait for an official announcement or a pixel count of the released game to be sure, but it’d take a development miracle for machines that are now seven and nine years old to run this game at a 1080p native resolution, even if only at 30 frames per second.

720p vs 1080p – Conclusion

There is no one that can tell you what to buy. In the end it’s all about your needs.
Read this guide and figure out what you want. Is the 1080p what serves you best? Then by all means buy it! Don’t get cheap and remember: you should stay at the optimal viewing distance to enjoy this great detail and use a Blu-ray Player. If 1080p isn’t what you need, then buy a 720p LCD TV and with the money you save buy a good set of speakers or why not…buy another LCD TV for the kitchen.