Monday, April 14, 2014

Convert Blu-ray to Multi-track MKV/MP4/MOV on Mac Mavericks & Mountain Lion

This guide will leads you to easily get your Blu-ray contens to MKV/MP4/MOV format in multi-track format on Mac Mavericks & Mountain Lion so you can switch to the desired language during playback.

After you bought a Blu-ray Disc, it is huge waste to playback these BD movies simply on your Blu-ray disc player. So is it possible to extract a piece of music, take off short video clips or quote subtitles from your own Blu-ray to play on your PC or portable devices for watching with multi-track? Read the article to get your answer now.



Commercial Blu-ray Discs could be Region A, B and C, and not a BD player will read full region Blu-ray Discs. Things happen that your BD player refuse to read the BD you BD purchased from oversea market (unauthorized region). In addition, many portable devices such as iPod, iPhone and iPad doesn’t have a built-in Blu-ray-ROM or Blu-ray player, they can't play Blu-ray movies directly and even not to speak of keeping multiple audio channels. To get Blu-ray playable on Mac in multi-track, you should convert Blu-ray to multi-track MKV/MP4/MOV format first. 

Good news now what you need is only a professional Blu-ray/Blu-ray Ripper Pro for Mac- Pavtube ByteCopy for Mac that can help you convert Blu-ray movies to MKV/MP4/MOV format with multi-track easily. (Windows version: ByteCopy), It's an ideal app for you to remove the strict Blu-ray protection and region restrictions and Blu-ray contents to Multi-track MKV/MP4/MOV video very quickly with great video quality.

How to rip Blu-ray contents to MKV/MP4/MOV with multi-track on Mac Mavericks & Mountain Lion


Step1: Load Blu-ray movies.

Launch the best Blu-ray to multi-track converter; import Blu-ray movies into the program. Loaded Blu-rays can be previewed in the right preview window.



Step 2: Choose output format

To rip Blu-ray with multiple tracks, click the drop down box of "Format", and choose the "Multi-track MKV/MP4/MOV (*.mp4)" profile under "Multi-track Video". This profile is designed to output videos with multiple audio tracks.



You can check the audios you want to keep and uncheck the audios you don't need. It all depends on your own choices.


Step 3: The last step you need to do is hit the "Convert" button to start the conversion of Blu-ray content to Multi-track MKV/MP4/MOV on Mac Mavericks & Mountain Lion.

When the conversion is over, just find the folder of your output videos. Then you can play and organize your Blu-ray contents on your portable devices.

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Friday, April 11, 2014

Preliminary distribution for Android 4.4.3 started

A source inside Google reported that the period of internal testing for Android 4.4.3 has already begun, according to android police. The update will be minor, fixing a number of bugs.



The version known to the public as KitKat MR2 is from a few days entered the stage of preliminary distribution( testing or also known as dogfooding) within the company in Mountain View. At the moment, only 1% of Google employees would receive an upgrade to the new release of Android, but they say in the coming weeks will also be extended to the rest of the community of workers in the business. Android 4.4.3 should be compatible with almost any device, and in particular will be fully installed across the Nexus range( Nexus 4, Nexus 5, Nexus 7 from 2012, Nexus 7 from 2013, and Nexus 10) followed by Google Play Edition and Moto-X.
An advanced release, a leaked changelog of the Android 4.4.3 update, declared that the build is in the first place for bug fixes.

One of the main issues that the Android 4.4.3 update is supposed to bring is one for the mm-qcamera-daemon crash. First, the Nexus 5 smartphone was noticed to be hit by a battery consumption problem, which Google claimed was because of high CPU use of the mm-qcamera-daemon process that resulted in the battery consuming sooner than expected. The mm-qcamera-daemon problem is affecting all Qualcomm-powered devices running Android 4.4 KitKat.

Other fixes supposed to cover frequent data connection failure, camera focal point in standard and HDR modes, power manager display wake lock, USB debugging protection, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi auto-connect, random boot, app shortcuts security, missed a call LED, and data usage graph. Additional fixes may include email/exchange, MMS, calendar, people/dialer/contacts, DSP, IPv6 and VPN.

At the moment it is not possible to know when it will be released, we are still waiting for further information.

From: http://android.sc/preliminary-distribution-for-android-4-4-3-started/

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Monday, April 7, 2014

Sync video media (dvd, bluray, other formats) to iTunes for hosting from media server

Summary: Do you want to sync video media (dvd, bluray, other formats) to iTunes for hosting from media server? This article mainly introduces the easy solution to all kinds of contents onto iTunes on Win/Mac.

iTunes proviedes a media library for iOS devices. Before streaming or syncing contents from iTunes, you need to add your music, video, and other items to create your iTunes library. However, iTunes only supports limited video formats. So I want to convert my video media (dvd, bluray, other formats) to be compatible with itunes for hosting from my media server and looking for a video tool to help me.

After searching, I meet this Pavtube Video Converter Ultimate which is recommended by many online web forum reviews. It can help me to rip my Blu-ray/DVD movies and convert my videos to all popular video formats for watching. Besides, the Video editing ability has pushed me, the built-in video editor allows me to trim, crop, rotate video, add watermarks, etc. to get the very part and effect I want. Once I have tried DVDFab, but I have to say i view Pavtube software as a far greater value than DVD Fab.

If you want to convert video files on Mac, try the equivalent Mac version - Pavtube iMedia Converter for Mac.

Now let's go to learn how to convert video media (dvd, bluray, other formats) to iTunes supported videos for hosting from my media server.

Step 1. Run the Pavtube Video Converter Ultimate, drag and drop source video to the program.



Step 2. Click on “Format” bar, and Choose iTunes compatible format for hosting.

Choose the iTunes supported formats in the "Format" dropdown list. You can go to "Common Video" or "HD Video" options to find what you like. I think MP4 format is better for iTunes.



Tips: For some advances users, you can go to adjust video and audio parameters like bitrate, resolution, channels, etc. Click "Settings" button you can go to check and change them as you like.

Step 3. Press on “Convert” to start encoding your media contents to iTunes compatible video.

Step 4. When conversion completes, press on “Open” to locate converted videos. Drag and drop these movies to iTunes.

Now open your iTunes and then sync the converted MP4 to iTunes library for convenient playback via media server.

Transfer videos to your iTunes library:

Drag a file or folder from the desktop to the iTunes window. If you add a folder, all the files it contains are added to your library.

In iTunes, choose File > Add to Library, locate a file or folder, and click Open.



In this way, you can enjoy your favorite video media (dvd, bluray, other formats) via media server with ease.

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Convert and Transfer Argo 47 Ronin Blu-ray movies to Galaxy NotePro 12.2 for playing

Summary: This gudie will show you the simple guide on how to rip Blu-ray movie to Samsung Galaxy NotePro so that you enjoy the new released 47 Ronin Blu-ray disc with your Galaxy NotePro 12.2 anytime and anywhere.

Available in the U.S. for a while, the Galaxy NotePRO 12.2 has officially been released in Canada for $769.99. With this size and price it is aimed directly at the professional market, where Samsung would love to make some inroads against the iPad. The 12.2-inch display is 2560 x 1600 resolution (247ppi), powered by the eight-core Exynos 5 Octa processor with 3GB of RAM and 32GB of internal storage. So Galaxy NotePRO 12.2 became an amazing video player to enjoy high definition Blu-ray movies.


However, Galaxy NotePRO 12.2 can not read Blu-ray disk. Then can I import 47 Ronin the new released 2D/3D Blu-ray movie at April 1, 2014 to Galaxy NotePRO 12.2? Of course yes. For watching 47 Ronin Blu-rays on Galaxy NotePro 12.2 without any problem, you need to rip Blu-ray to Galaxy NotePro 12.2 supported video format, such as HD MP4 before trasferring.

In that case, a professional powerful ripping program will help you a lot. Pavtube Blu-ray to Galaxy Converter is such a tool with the easiest workflow to help you rip off Blu-ray disc/ISO/folder protection, then convert the decrypted movie to MP4 format with best video settings for Galaxy NotePro 12.2. Get Blu-ray to Galaxy Converter for Mac here; well support Mac Mavericks!



Tutorials: How to transfer 47 Ronin Blu-ray to Galaxy NotePro 12.2?

Step 1. Run Blu-ray to Galaxy Converter; load Blu-ray.

This converter does not only support Blu-ray disc/folder/ISO, but also able to convert DVD disc/folder/ISO/IFO files. Your ISO image file would be recognized automatically so there's no need to run virtual drive to mount it any more.



Step 2. Choose Format.

Click the drop-down list besides "Format" list, you can find many presets and columns for different devices and programs. Let's switch to "Samsung" column and select "Samsung Galaxy Note(*.mp4)" as the best preset for Galaxy NotePro 12.2. Or you can enter "Galaxy Note" in the small search box at bottom right corner.

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

If you want to customize output video size, bitrate, frame rate and others, just click "Settings" to enter profiles settings window.

And you can click the pencil-like icon on the top to crop, trim, edit audio/subtitles/ or add watermarks before conversion.

Step 4. Start conversion.

Now hit the big red "Convert" to start converting 47 Ronin Blu-ray movies to Galaxy NotePro 12.2 MP4 with best settings for playback.

After the conversion, you can get the converted videos in .mp4 format by tapping the Open button.

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Thursday, April 3, 2014

Rip your Blu-ray collection for Apple TV with forced subtitles

Want to make Blu-ray portable on Apple devices with preserving forced subtitles? This article mainly introduces the way to put Blu-ray on Apple TV with forced subtitles.


We like surfing, email, ebay, remote work, reading, watching movies on our IOS devices iPad2, iPad3, iPad mini, and also on Apple TV. Now I have Blu-Ray which I wanted to view via my AppleTV and store on my media drives. I hope to be able to set Forced subtitles, and write directly out to Apple TV format. Is there any way? 


Indeed, you can not play Blu-rays directly on your Apple devices like Apple TV. To make Blu-ray portable with Apple TV, the answer is to rip Blu-ray to Apple TV compatible videos so you can transfer them for smoothly playback.

What's more, some Blu-ray contains the unknown language like Avatar and you cannot understand it without subtitles. So how to keep the subtitles for full Blu-ray enjoyment on Apple TV?

In this case, Pavtube Blu-ray Ripper is the ideal software to you. It will help to rip and convert Blu-ray to Apple TV friendly MP4 format with fast speed and high video quality. Moreover, you can choose the desired subtitle for output and select forced subtitles for some unknown languages. Now let's go to learn how to do it.


How to convert Blu-ray to for Apple TV with forced subtitles?

Get your Blu-ray drive ready and insert Blu-ray you need to the drive. And keep networked when ripping Blu-ray.

Tips: If you are running on Mac, please try Blu-ray Ripper for Mac.

Step 1. Load Blu-ray to Blu-ray to Apple TV Converter.

Run the best Blu-ray to Apple TV Converter, click "Load file" button to select the inserted Blu-ray and import it for transferring to iTunes. It will take only few seconds to rip Blu-ray. Then the software will recognize the actual main title of Blu-ray and pick it automatically. You do not need to look for the main title manually.

Press the selected main title you can preview the whole Blu-ray movies on the preview window on the right, which works like a media player.



Step 2. Check forced subtitles for output.

Because Blu-ray always contains multiple subtitle and audio tracks, you can go to choose the desired subtitle and audio on the interface for output.

Beside subtitles option, "Forced subtitle" is optional and uncheck by default. Go to check "Forced subtitles" for output. Take note that it will output forced subtitles only if it is checked.

Step 3. Choose Apple TV compatible format.

Choose "Format" dropdown list and go to "Apple TV" options to find "Apple TV H.264 (*.m4v)". This format is best for playing on Apple TV.



Tips: For some advances users, you can go to adjust video and audio parameters like bitrate, resolution, channels, etc. Click "Settings" button you can go to check and change them as you like.

Step 4. Convert Blu-ray to Apple TV.

Before conversion you can go to "Browse" your computer to find the folder for output files. Then click "Convert" button to get Blu-ray to Apple TV conversion started. After a while, you can find the generated file for Apple TV quickly via "Open" button. In this way, you can enjoy your favorite Blu-ray with forced subtitles on your Apple TV wherever you are.

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Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Mac Tivo to ATV solutions- Play commercial-free Tivo recording on Apple TV

Description: Best Tivo to ATV solutions on Mac, this guide show you how to trim out commercials in your EyeTV Tivo recordings, and convert to best M4V file for your Apple TV on Mac.

"I just got EyeTV and recorded some *.tivo recordings when I'm out of town. It works great but I'm wondering how can I remove all the commercials inside? Can I get a pure video file to be streamed to Apple TV at home? If yes, how can I do that?"

Elgato's EyeTV is Mac OS X software that provides a user interface to the various TV Tuners from Elgato and some licensees. It is bundled with TV Tuner products sold by Elgato and is offered separately as well. Its main function as a PVR is to show the Tuner's received TV programs on the computer screen. It can show live programs and also offers Time shifting. It can record programs permanently to disk, by pre-programming.

However, the recorded TiVo files usually are not compatible with most media players, TVs we adopt. Thus, if you want to get a pure tivo recording to ATV, it's advisable to trim out ads firstly, and then convert TiVo files to H.264 M4V format for better preservation or sharing with family and friends.

Solution 1. Comskip

Comskip is a free mpeg commercial detector. It is a windows console application that reads a mpeg file and analyses the content based on a large amount of configurable parameters. After analysis it generates a file in various possible formats containing the location of the commercials inside the mpeg file.

Here is a thorough thread of how to use Comskip to remove commercials in your Tivo recordings, then stream it to ATV via iTunes after it's done. Although this software is free and open source, you will need to donate $10 via PayPal or more to pay for the Comskip site

Shortcoming:

Comskip is a console window program. This means it does not have a nice windows user interface. As it's not completely compatible with your OS, you may need to run Comskip manually which can be confusing for many users.

Solution 2. Pavtube iMedia Converter for Mac

It's not a free software but not overpriced. Comparatively it has a better (simple and straight) interface which allows users trim out commercials freely on their own.

This makes tv viewing a lot more pleasurable and efficient, and is especially helpful controlling advertiser access to children.

Download a free trial here.



Step 1. Enter Tivo key and import Tivo files.

Launch Pavtube iMedia Converter for Mac, click  icon and switch to Tivo tab, submit your tivo key firstly.



Now drag and drop your tivo recordings to it directly. Or you can click the top left two icons to load single Tivo file or the entire folder from local path.

Step 2. Trim out commercials.

Click this edit icon on top:



Then you enter the Video Editor.

Check the "Trim" tab, enter the start and edit time manually, or you can drag the small point on progress bar.

There're are two small icons to let you adjust frame by frame.



Don't forget to click "Ok" to confirm the change.

Step 3. Choose format and star conversion.

Click the "Format" list and choose preset according to your ATV model. As I'm using Apple TV 2 also want surround sound, I chose Apple TV 2/3 720P Dolby Digital Pass-through(*.m4v).

Back to main UI, click the big red "Convert" to start converting commercial-free Tivo recording to Apple TV format.

After conversion, click "Open output folder" and you can find the converted video easily.

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Tuesday, April 1, 2014

DVD to iPad Air : Copy/Transfer DVD Movies For Playback on iPad Air

This simple tutorial mainly shows you how to convert and rip DVDs to iPad Air supported video formats so that you can play DVD movies on Apple iPad Air anytime, anywhere. 

Apple finally released the fifth-generation tablet iPad Air alongside the iPad Mini 2 with Retian Display on October 22, 2013, just weeks after the sensational iPhone 5S and iPhone 5C launch event. This time iPad Air is slimmer and narrower than its brothers, while remaining the existing 9.7-inch screen size. With that in mind, it is tempting to get this glamorous gadget for watching DVD movies and videos on its HD retina display.



However, iPad Air doesn't have a built-in DVD-ROM or DVD player. If you have some DVD movie collections and want to enjoy DVD movies on the iPad Air, you need to convert DVD to iPad Air accepted videos on computer as your first move along with some help from third-party softwares. To help those who wanna get DVD movies off of DVDs and onto iPad Air for playback, below, I would throw a quick tutorial up.

As mentioned above, in order to download and put DVD movies to iPad Air, we need use a 3rd-party tool to rip DVD movies to iPad Air compatible video formats such as MP4, AVI etc. DVD Ripping software varies. You may confused about choosing a suitable tool. If so, I recommend you try Pavtube DVD to iPad Air Converter (Alternative Mac version of DVD to iPad Air Converter). It is easy to use for editing and conversion and makes great quality copies of my DVDs.

To be honest, Pavtube DVD Ripper can help you rip and convert all the DVD discs even DVD ISO/IFO image files. Besides, the audio/video synchronization is very good, the size of the subtitles too. 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 to iPad Air Converter Pro. Below is how.

A Simple guide: How to convert DVD movies to iPad Air compatible video formats

Note: The quick start guide below uses DVD Ripper Windows screenshots. The way to rip DVD movies to iPad Air on Mac is almost the same. Just make sure you get the right version according to your computer operating system.

1. Run this Pavtube DVD Ripper as the best DVD to iPad Air Converter; load disc.

Click the top left icon, you can choose to import DVD from ROM, DVD folder or DVD ISO/IFO. It will check the main title by default; moreover, ISO files could also be recognized automatically so that you no longer need to run virtual drive to mount it.


2. Choose format.

Click "Format" drop-down list and choose "iPad>iPad Air Full HD Video(*.mp4)" as the compatible MP4 preset with best video quality. Or you can choose other presets if you don't need full size videos. To get the customized profile, you'll need to download a patch here;



3. Start Conversion.

You can hit the big red "Convert" to start converting DVD to iPad Air MP4 with best video settings. After the conversion, click "Open output folder" in the conversion window, or "Open" in main interface to quick locate the converted video.

After getting the converted movies files, you can transfer them to new iPad Air via iTunes. If you don't know how to put and play movie onto new iPad Air , just follow the steps to realize it:

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

2) Connect iPad Air to Mac/PC.

3) Choose "File –> Add File to Library…"

4) Drag the .mp4 file you want to the iPad Air icon

So there you have it. Prette simple. Now, you can enjoy and view DVD movies on iPad Air anytime everywhere for great digital fun.

Additonal Tips:

If your movie isn't already in one of the iPad Air supported formats or it's still on a DVD or a Blu-ray, you can get the Video Converter Ultimate or the iMedia Converter Mac) which can help you convert Blu-ray/DVD/ISO/IFO and various formats of 720p/1080p HD videos in MKV, AVI, TiVo, VOB, MPG, MTS, etc. to your iPad Air, iPhone 5C, iPhone 5S, iPad 3, iPod 5, Apple TV 3 and other iOS/Android/Windows 8 tablets/phones for smoothly playing. (

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