Showing posts with label PS3. Show all posts
Showing posts with label PS3. Show all posts

Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Blu-ray Disc Encryptions: Regions and BD Region Hack

If you would like to watch Blu-ray disc without region limitation, this article below the definition region codes and how to bypass the blu-ray region codes built into their BD players
What are Blu-ray Disc region codes? 

Region codes place geographical restrictions on where in the world a Blu-ray movie can be played. For example, a BD system bought in the USA region would play only Blu-ray movie disks with that area’s encoding.

Why are there BD region codes?
The purpose of region codes is twofold. First, it allows regional pricing to be affected by the movie studios. Since pricing will be very different around the world, the system prevents home users importing home movies bought overseas at a lower price. Secondly, it allows the control of regional release of movie titles. Often, for instance, Hollywood films are available to buy on disk in the USA and Europe before other parts of the globe. With regional encoding, the studios can prevent unlicensed movie imports so giving distributors around the world control of supply.

The region codes are entirely voluntary on the part of the studios releasing the disks, and Blu-ray movie releases need not have any region code, so called “region free” releases. If a Blu-ray movie is region free, it can be played on all systems regardless of region. Interestingly, many early releases of Blu-ray films were region free.

Blu-ray Disc regions: Region A, Region B, and Region C
The world is divided into three regions by the BDA (Blu-ray Disk Association): Region A, Region B and Region C. The following map shows the regions as defined.

A: East Asia (except Mainland China and Mongolia), Southeast Asia, the Americas and their dependencies.
B: Africa, Southwest Asia, Europe (except Russia), Oceania and their dependencies.
C: Central Asia, East Asia (Mainland China and Mongolia only), South Asia, central Eurasia and their dependencies.

Blu-ray Region Hack/Crack/Bypass
In any case, many people are trying to work out how to bypass the blu-ray region codes built into their BD players, but there are rarely successes. But there are another way to play Region A blu-ray discs on Region on B/ C BD players and PS3: Use BDMagic to rip commercial blu-ray discs to remove the regions, and play the unprotected blu-ray movie from hard drive. Blu-ray players and PS3 boxes support playback of M2TS, MP4, AVI, MKV, MOV, etc.

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Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Easily convert DVD to PS3 with Dolby Digital 5.1 channels audio

This post will give you the easiest solution to rip DVD movies to PS3 for playing on HDTV or Home Theatre, especially for users who want to keep the 5.1 audio track.

To start, just have a look at a question asked by a friend of mine:
I am ripping material off my standard DVDs to an MP4 format to play back on my sony playstation. Is there a way I could save 5.1 audio for playing on my PS3?

Additional Tips:

The following types of files can be played by PS3 under (Video)

  • - MPEG-4 SP (AAC LC)
  • - H.264/MPEG-4 AVC Main Profile (AAC LC)
  • - MPEG-1 (MPEG Audio Layer 2)
  • - MPEG-2 PS (MPEG2 Audio Layer 2, AAC LC, AC3(Dolby Digital), LPCM)
  • - MPEG-2 TS (MPEG2 Audio Layer 2)
  • - AVI
  • - Motion JPEG (Linear PCM)
  • - AVCHD (.m2ts)
To view your DVD movie on your PS3, Pavtube DVDAid (30% off now) is the best tool for you. Overall, this program can help you extract DVD movies to PS3 playable format, and it has PS3 profile preset with remaining AC3 5.1 audio for output. The Mac version is Pavtube DVDAid for Mac. Below is guide for you to learn how to convert DVD to PS3 with 5.1 channel. (Read Review)

Step 1: Run Pavtube DVD to PS3 Converter, and load DVD files to it. You can click "DVD ROM" to load movie from DVD drive or "ISO/IFO" DVD ISO file.

 DVD to PS3

Step 2: Select output format for PS3. Click on the drop-down list at the opposite side of "Format", and then choose "PSP/PS3" > "PS3 Video AC3 5.1 (*.avi)" format. The format is designed for users that wanna get Dolby Digital 5.1 channels audio when streaming DVD rips to PS3.

 DVD to PS3 with mp4

Tip: This PS3 DVDAid let users control/customize output file quality. To improve video quality, simply click "Settings" and set video bitrate up.

 DVD to PS3 settings

Step 3: Start ripping DVD to AVI video for PS3 streaming.

Click "Convert" button to rip DVD to PS3, once the ripping task is finished by Pavtube DVD to PS3 Converter, you can click "Open" button at the bottom of the main interface to get the output AVI file for streaming to PS3.

You can use a PC with PS3 Media Server, TVersity, Windows Media Player 11, Vuse, Nero MediaHome or Mezzmo configured. (Learn how to set up Windows PC as a DLNA Media Server for PS3 streaming.)

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Monday, April 15, 2013

Create a playable DVD for PS3 from HD DivX/Xvid/H.264/MPEG/WMV/AVI videos

Putting any old video file - like the DivX/Xvid-encoded videos you've downloaded with BitTorrent - onto a DVD to play on your TV via PS3 can be a daunting task. There's plenty of software that tackles this sort of thing for a price, but as a lover of open source software, user-friendly free's always my first choice. In this post I'm going to show you how to burn those downloaded TV shows to a DVD you can play with PS3 in your living room. 

What we use:

Windows PC with Pavtube DVD Creator app and DVD writer installed, plus blank DVD-5/DVD-9 disc. The DVD burning software Pavtube DVD Creator lets you create playable DVD from pictures, music and various video types, including AVI, MKV, WMV, MOV, MTS, M2TS, TiVo, MOD, TOD, etc. This flexible DVD creator also provides you with plenty of editing features to personalize your DVD. You can freely trim videos by setting the start and end times and crop the video screen size to discard needless screen by modifying the frame size. Also you can add text or a picture watermark to brand your output DVD, and adjust video effects like saturation, contrast, hue, etc. 

How to make AVI, MKV, WMV, MOV, MTS, MP4 into Video DVD for PS3?

1. Insert a blank DVD-R (DVD+R, DVD+RW, DVD-RW are also available) into the DVD-ROM drive of your computer. 

2. Run the DVD-authoring program Pavtube DVD Creator. Import the video files into DVD Creator for the disc project. You can either drag and drop source MTS files to source area or select "Import Files" from the drop-down list of Quick Start menu.

To make the output file size fit for your disc space, you can choose "Low Quality", "Normal Quality", "High Quality" or Customize the file quality by yourself. The DVD Creator will detect and display the final output file size in real time.

3. Set up a DVD menu that allows users to navigate the DVD contents. Press "Menu" tab to enter DVD Menu interface. There are menu templates for you to use. To use a preset menu template from DVD Creator, simply double-click on the template.

4. Preview the DVD disc's viewing experience. Press "Preview" tab and your DVD video will be played just like on a DVD player. The control buttons here are corresponded with the keys on remote control.

5. Burn imported video files onto the DVD-R disc. Switch to "Burn" screen when you finished authoring DVD and feel like to burn created DVD-video onto a writable DVD (or ISO image) that will plays on standard DVD player after burning. DVD Creator writes content to single-layer 4.7GB and dual layer 8.5GB DVDs.

6. Wait till the DVD burning process completed. Now you're done! Just take out the DVD and play it on PS3 ~ Have a good time!

Highlighted features of Pavtube DVD Creator:
  • Produce DVD disc, DVD ISO and DVD folder 
  • Create both Video DVD and Slide Show DVD
  • Custom DVD menus and titles to what you like
  • Preview movie like on a real DVD player
  • Convert and write DVD faster than ever
  • Burn DVD-Video/ISO image to DVD
The DVD Creator is also available for Mac OS. If you're looking for an alternative of iDVD, click to learn more information about DVD Creator for Mac (OS X10.8, 10.7, 10.6, and 10.5 compatible).

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