Showing posts with label blu-ray ripper. Show all posts
Showing posts with label blu-ray ripper. 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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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 

Thursday, December 26, 2013

2015 Top 5 Best Blu-ray Ripper Review for Android/Apple iOS/Windows 8.1/8 RT/Pro tablets & smartphones

Which Blu-ray Ripper is the easiest and best Blu-ray Ripper program in 2015? The article gives you a review on Top 5 Best Blu-ray Ripping programs for Android/Apple iOS/Windows 8.1/Windows 8 RT/Pro tablets & smartphones. You can take it as reference to choose the best Blu-ray Ripping Tool for you. 

Blu-ray disc has been widely applied in a variety of ends, especially popular in Blu-ray and DVD movies. Many popular movies have now become available in Blu-ray discs for high quality in both video and audio, just like the coolest "Inception", "D-day Hindi", "Oblivion", "Star Trek", "Dabangg 2", "Monsters University", "Inkaar", "Aashiqui 2", and so on. 

If you collect many Blu-ray and DVD discs in home, in order to avoid the favourite Blu-ray movie is scratched by Naughty children, what's more, to play Blu-ray movies on smart TV via a professional Blu-ray player, you need to convert your Blu-ray/DVD discs to a proper formats for playing, so it's necessary for you to purchase a Blu-ray Ripper. 

Here, I list the Top 5 Best Blu-ray Ripper in 2015 - 2016 according to Google Ranking and user popularity. From where, you can clearly learn about the advantages and disadvantages of Blu-ray Ripping/Copying Tool. 

Top 5 Best Blu-ray Ripper programs in 2015 - 2016

Top 1. Pavtube BDMagic – Excellent

Price: Only $34.3

The good:

Full Disc Copy

You can import all kinds of Blu-ray and DVD sources: BDMV folder, physical DVD, Blu-ray ISO, VIDEO_TS folder, DVD ISO and IFO file, protected Blu-ray Disc and unprotected Blu-ray Disc. Using the "Full Disc Copy" feature, you can preserve the Blu-ray's original file structure, buakup Blu-ray disc to PC with one click.

Tip: Using "Directly Copy" feature, you can backup Blu-ray/DVD main movie in original format(m2ts or vob) without quality loss.

Converting lateast Blu-ray/DVD movies

While Pavtube BDMagic also support convert Blu-ray/DVD to Android, Apple and Windows device friendly formats (iPad Air 2, iPad Mini 3, iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, Apple TV 3, Galaxy S6, Galaxy Tab S, Kindle Fire HD, Kindle Fire HDX, Surface Pro 3, Google Nexus 7 2nd Gen, LG G-Pad, HTC One, etc.), it takes longer. Supporting Dolby Digital 5.1/AAC 5.1 audio as a plus. Moreover, it allows you to trim a specific duration from a movie while allowing you to split movie/divide a movie evenly into multiple segments.

Fast speed:
Pavtube application takes advantage of the NVIDIA CUDA technology and AMD APP technology, and the conversion speed can be increased up to 6 times faster than ever before.

Support adding subtitles:
Moreover, Pavtube programs support adding *.srt and *.ass subtitles into video and merge into one file for output.

Support converting 3D to 3D:

The highly recommended features is that it now support converting Blu-ray/DVDs to 3D Video, which means you can enjoy you Blu-ray/DVD movies on your 3D TV or Media Players with Side-by-Side(SBS), Top-Bottom, or Anaglyph 3D in MKV/MP4/MOV/WMV/AVI format. If you want to protect your Blu-ray disc, save space, while maintaining the original quality, Pavtube BDMagic is the best software you are looking for, it can meet all your needs.

Highlight Features:

1. Add H.264 baseline/main/high output profiles
2. Support H.265/HEVC decode
3. Support H.265/HEVC encode
4. Support latest Blu-ray movies.

The bad: It lets you trim a specific duration from a movie, but not allows you to split movie/divide a movie evenly into multiple segments.

The bottom line: With decent decrypting capability, high quality video output and considerate backup solution and specific format templates for versatile PMP devices, Pavtube BDMagic ranks top on the Blu-ray ripping application list.

Editors' note: Pavtube provides excellent customer support service, including lifetime free upgrade of product and technical support. Users can contact the support staff via email for help and suggestion.

Trial Download:

Pavtube BDMagic for Windows (Requires Windows XP/2003/Vista/Windows 7/Windows 8/Windows 8.1 Blue/Windows 10)

Pavtube BDMagic for Mac (Requires Mac OS X 10.10 Yosemite, 10.9 Mavericks, 10.8 Mountain Lion, 10.7 Lion, Snow Leopard 10.6)

Top 2. DVDfab Blu-ray Ripper – Good

Price: $60 

The good: When it comes to decrypting/hacking Blu-ray discs and DVDs, DVDfab is about as good as it gets. DVDfab Blu-ray Ripper well deserves its high reputation in decryption, and it handles not only AACS, BD+, Region code restriction, but also Cinavia protected Blu-rays. By taking advantage of CUDA accelerating, the conversion time is greatly shorted. If you want to rip a Blu-ray to MKV and keep 2 audio language and external subtitles, DVDfab would be your choice. 

The bad: It is lacking of DVD ripping feature. It does not support AMD APP encoding. The interface is not very intuitive. And DVDfab Blu-ray Ripper costs more than its alternatives. 

The bottom line: DVDfab Blu-ray Ripper decrypts and rips Blu-ray title to various video files playable on next generation consoles like PS3 and Xbox 360, HD player like WD TV Live, or mobile devices like iPod, iPhone, iPad, etc. 

Editors' note: DVDfab has a comprehensive forum where you can communicate with other users and get helpful advices. There’s not support email but you can submit your problem to DVDfab. 

Top 3. Leawo Blu-ray Ripper – Good

Price: $44.95 

The good: Leawo Blu-ray Ripper comes with the popular feature to convert 2D to 3D for users to enjoy the popular 3D effect and exports various HD and popular common video formats (M2TS, AVI, MP4, WMV, FLV, MPEG, MOV, MKV, RMVB, etc). Leawo Blu-ray Ripper has stunning trim and crop feature- it trims movie more accurate and crops video more considerate than its competitors. It can load multiple Blu-ray and DVD movies at a time. If you have tons of movies waiting to rip and feel like having a Blu-ray Ripper queue them several movies for running overnight, Leawo is recommended. 

The bad: Not recognizing Blu-ray ISO or forced subtitle (if there is). GPU encoding is restricted to Nvidia’s CUDA only. There’s no backup option for keeping original movie quality. 

The bottom line: Leawo Blu-ray Ripper is a nice tool for DVD and Blu-ray ripping. There may be some improvements for Leawo to make but it already performs well enough for average users to convert/put Blu-ray and DVD movies to iPad, iPhone, Apple TV, Wii, etc. 

Editors' note: We noticed that audio quality is noticeably degraded when ripping Blu-ray with Leawo Blu-ray Ripper. 

Top 4. Aimersoft Blu-ray Ripper – Fair

Price: $45.95 

The good: By taking advantage of AMD APP, Intel? Quick Sync Video and NVIDIA? CUDA? technology, Aimersoft Blu-ray ripper converts movies faster and saves your time. It rips Blu-ray/DVD into almost all popular video formats (MP4, AVI, MOV, etc) and features versatile format templates for smartphones, game consoles and MP3 players. Its “Backup” function let users envelop a whole Blu-ray movie into a MKV/DVD into VOB without quality loss. If you’re looking for a way putting movies onto a HTC, Samsung, LG, Sony, or Motorola smartphone, the Aimersoft Blu-ray Ripper is worth checking out. 

The bad: It does not support Blu-ray ISO or BDMV structure. There’s no option for preserving only forced subtitles. Most Blu-ray Discs are not loading to the software. 

The bottom line: Aimersoft Blu-ray Ripper handles DVD ripping as good as any other rippers, but the company really needs to work hard and step forward in Blu-ray Disc cracking. Other than that, Aimersoft Blu-ray Ripper is impressively fast and helpful. 

Editors' note: It seems that Aimersoft does not handle Blu-ray AACS and BD+ encryption properly and the software keeps popping up a message that we should contact customer support during our testing- the customer support staff offers but apologize though. 

Top 5. Xilisoft Blu-ray Ripper – Poor

Price: $24.98 

The good: Xilisoft Blu-ray Ripper can convert both standard Blu-ray videos and 3D Blu-ray videos to SD and HD video formats such as MKV, AVI, WMV, TS, etc. And it can preserve 3D effects when your source is 3D Blu-ray movie. NVIDIA CUDA and AMD APP graphic acceleration technology has been introduced to bring faster conversion experience. 

The bad: The app does not decrypt Blu-ray protections and requires AnyDVD HD to be installed in advance for Blu-ray ripping. DVD ripping is not supported. 

The bottom line: Xilisoft Blu-ray Ripper does not rip movies from Blu-ray Disc, but if you have had the Blu-ray cracked and saved onto computer hard drive, this tool would be helpful and useful for you to enjoy movies on iPod, iPhone, Apple TV, PSP, Xbox, Zune, NDS, Wii, and 3D smartphones. 

Editors' note: This tool is not recommended unless when you want to convert 3D Blu-ray and keep 3D effect. 

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Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Android Blu-ray Ripper: Get a Blu-ray movies on Android Tablet/Phone for watching

Store many Blu-ray collections at home and want to watch Blu-ray movies on your Android Tablet & Smartphone? But, of course, we can't play Blu-ray on android directly. Here this guide is for users to easily copy and play Blu-ray movies on Android. 

With the constant release of new systems like Android series, Android Tablets/Phones become more and more popular among people all over the world, such as Samsung Galaxy Tab 2, Galaxy Note 2, Galaxy Mega 5.8/6.3,Google Nexus 10/7, Nexus 4, Kindle Fire HD 8.9/7, HTC One, Galaxy S3/S4, etc. are the market hot spots. 

According to a recent survey, the marketing share of Android is now approaching Apple. People who have an Android Tablet or Phone on their hand are in large number. They are all perfect for watching videos on the go. Therefore, there is a great demand for backing up, ripping and watching DVD movies onto Android devices.

However, Android phones/tablets don't have the Blu-ray drive for playing Blu-ray movies (Read Android Support Video Format). That means, if you want to watch Blu-ray movies on your Android tablet or smartphone anytime and anywhere you like, you will need to rip/compress Blu-ray to Android compatible video formats like MP4 so that you can play your favorite DVD movies freely on your Android talet or phone. 

To rip Blu-ray to Android devices, you need to simply get Blu-ray to Android Ripper and accomplish your task in a few mouse clicks! But Which is the Top Blu-ray ripping software 2013-2014? I simply connected to the internet and googled "Blu-ray Ripper Reviews", "Best Blu-ray Ripping Software", "Best Blu ray ripper" for a few top 5 and top 10 lists in which this software was either 1st or 2nd in most every one I come across.

So Pavtube Blu-ray to Android Ripper should be your first choice for ripping newly released Blu-ray movies from physical discs to Android, iOS, Windows 8 tablets and smartphones, stream to various Media players and TVs and backup to hard disk, etc. (Mac version: Blu-ray to Android Ripper for Mac


1. Successful loading all Blu-rays. Unlike Xilisoft Blu-ray Ripper and Aimersoft Blu-ray Ripper which I tried but failed on loading Blu-rays, Pavtube Blu-ray Ripper recognizes all kinds of Blu-ray and DVD sources: BDMV folder, physical DVD, Blu-ray ISO, VIDEO_TS folder, DVD ISO and IFO file, protected Blu-ray Disc and unprotected Blu-ray Disc. Moreover, and it successfully detects main movie by default.

2. "Full disc copy" feature. Full disc copy is pretty fast, I tried once and it only took 30 minutes.

Tip: I used another Pavtube program called ByteCopy to backup my Blu-rays without quality loss. Meanwhile, several audio tracks and subtitles are preserved so I can switch language when watching movies.

3. Various output profile presets. 

4. Video Editor available. 

5. Other small but essential functions. Pavtube application takes advantage of the NVIDIA CUDA technology and AMD APP technology, and the conversion speed can be increased up to 6 times faster than ever before.

New features:

1. Support latest BD and DVD disc

2. Support Mac OS X Mavericks 10.9 and Windows 8.1 Blue PC perfectly 

3. Support adding *.srt and *.ass subtitle

4. Support 3D SBS effect. (3D effect in saved MKV, MP4 and MOV files.)

My point of view:  I was searching for blu-ray ripper. I find Pavtube Blu-ray Ripper. It seemed easier to use and somehow had more professional feeling than DVDfab. Easy to use, and both DVDs and blu-rays can be ripped. Ripping is fast. Just seemed the best product I could find, for ripping DVDs and blu-rays. The trial seemed to work so I decided to buy. With it, I can freely watch Blu-ray movies on TV from media device in home network and also easily get my few ipads and iphone/android/windows phones, and Windows laptops for blu-rays enjoyment everywhen and everywhere.

Rip Blu-ray (ISO/IFO) to MP4 for free playing on Android Tablet & Smartphone

Step 1. Launch Pavtube Blu-ray Ripper for Android, and load your Blu-ray source files to the program via clicking Blu-ray icon in the upper left corner of the main interface. When the movie files are loaded, simply tick off the checkbox before the movie title you want to rip for your android devices.

Step 2. Click on "Format" menu, located in the "Android" category. Choose the preset you need.

Step 3. Convert Blu-ray/DVD for Android by clicking the start button.


All of the above video (including MKV, AVI, Tivo, VOB, FLV, MPG, DVD, Blu-ray, ISO, IFO, etc.), a software can be completely solved, it is Pavtube Video Converter Ultimate, the steps-by-steps refer to the guide.

In addition, if you bought many videos from iTunes, Amazon, or BBC iPlayer store, you will find these videos are protected, here I highly recommended a DRM removal software, the steps reference the guide. (click here to pick up the proper apps for you.)

Not a Android users? It doesn't matter, the Pavtube Converter also supports "common" video formats like MOV, M4V, MP4 and has presets for all the models of iPad, iPhone, iPod Touch and Apple TV, so you should be able to create files compatible with your iOS basd devices, as well as BlackBerry and Windows 8 RT/Pro devices.

If you are a DVD lover, turn to the gudie to learn How to Rip DVD movies to Android Phone/Tablet for watching. (Or you can select a proper DVD Ripper: Top 5 Best DVD Ripper Programs for You)

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Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Rip/Copy Blu-ray collections to external hard disc for a safe storage

“I have quite a good collection of Blu-ray movies which I felt I should save on my ext hard disc for a safe storage and I recently got an external Blueray drive ASUS. I want to rip them for storage - I prefer digital versions that last longer and are more portable, than physical disks”

Have you ever had the same need as above? With the advent of the era of high definition videos, blu-ray, as the representative of high definition movies, spreads widely. It is a big deal to take care of such an enormous blu-ray collection. So a lot of collectors may consider the digital copy of blu-ray as the optimal way for safe storage. That is exactly a good idea. Let’s see some benefits of digital copy:

Safe: The physical disk is easier to being scratched or ruined especially when you have little lovely child at home. Every time when you play it in your player, a little damage will happen to the disk. However, the digital copy will last longer and can be played again and again without being ruined. 

More accessible: The blu-ray disks will need more physical space for storage and maybe you should have a store room for it. When you want to watch one of them, you need to rummage through all the blu-ray collection for the desired one. In this case, you can make a digital copy of them and arrange them by certain rule such as by listed by years, so you can enjoy the blu-ray movies even in your bedroom and easily find out what you want.

More portable: The digital copy occupies little physical space and you can put then on your hard drive or take them with you in your smartphones or tablet anywhere. So you can watch them whenever you want to.

Now take action to get the digital copy of blu-ray. What you need is a powerful tool for ripping Blu-ray movies.Pavtube BDMagic is a professional program in making digital copy of Blu-ray. It can rip the latest 3D/2D Blu-ray and DVD and convert to various video formats for some popular smartphones and tablets as well as editing software. Simple interface and CUDA acceleration will bring you an easy but effective conversion. The following guide will show you detailed steps.

You can have the trial versionto try all the functions firstly, and then download the retail version to install it. (Mac users go to get BDMagic for Mac). What’s more, you can get 30% off for Blu-ray Ripper both for Windows and Mac. Go to “Back to School Promotion” to get the discount and find more surprise.

How to convert/copy Blu-ray movies for a safe storage:

1. Import blu-ray source.

Click “Load file” button to import the inserted blu-ray. After few second, it will be imported successfully and you can preview the whole movie in the preview window.

Then, you need to select the subtitle and audio track for output. As blu-ray movie contains multiple audio and subtitle tracks, you could choose your favorite one for output.

Note: Force subtitle can be checked for output so as to help you to read the unknown language and fully enjoy the blu-ray.

2. Choose output format.

Now go to “Format” menu to select output format there. A variety of options are listed such as many portable devices, video editing software, various HD video formats, etc. Choose the one you desired.

Note: You can find the “Directly Copy” option there. It will support to backup 100% intact the blu-ray main movie with all multiple tracks preserved. And you will get one M2TS file for output. If you want to backup blu-ray, it is a good choice for you.

By the way, if you want, you can adjust output video and audio parameters according to your own needs. You can change bitrate, frame rate, channels, etc. Click “Settings” button to set output profiles.

3. Convert Blu-ray.

Now it’s time to start conversion. Click big Convert button on the interface and then you will get a conversion dialogue box to show the exact progress, like time left, estimated size, state and so on.

Note: If you are bothered about waiting for conversion to finish, you can choose to check “shut down computer after conversion”. Then just let it alone, you are free to go out to do anything you like. 

With it you can take your favorite blu-ray anywhere and enjoy them whenever you want to. Just try it now!

Meanwhile, there are many Money Saving Software Bundles, such as BDMagic + DVD Creator for rip blu-ray and burn to DVD. You will get 35% off for bundled software. Go to find the one you need.

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Thursday, August 29, 2013

How to Convert Blu-ray to Asus Google new Nexus 7 with 30% off Blu-ray Ripper

The new 2nd generation Nexus 7 with Android operating system is the tablet computer developed by Google together in conjunction with Asus. With 1.5 GHz quad-core Snapdragon S4 Pro processor, 1920*1200 pixel display, stereo speakers and built-in inductive Qi wireless charging, it is considered as an ideal device for playing high definition movies. It would be amazing to watch Olympus Has Fallen on Nexus 7 2nd Gen together with your family and friends. Unfortunately, it cannot play Blu-ray directly. Want to play Olympus Has Fallen with Nexus 7 2nd Gen? Get the Blu-ray to new Nexus 7 converter with 30% off to help you to convert Blu-ray movie to Nexus 7 2nd Gen support format, to make Blu-ray playable on Nexus 7 2nd Gen.

Pavtube Blu-ray Ripper is a professional tool for deal with Blu-ray. It can rip and convert latest DVD and Blu-ray including commercial Blu-ray with copyright protection like BD+, region code, etc. And a lot of videos formats are supported to output, so you are able to watch Blu-ray and DVD movies on your new Nexus 7 android tablet with best quality, or convert them to other tablets and smartphones including Nexus 7, Nexus 10, Nexus 4, iPad 3, iPhone 5, Kindle Fire HD, Surface RT/Pro, Galaxy Tab 3, Galaxy S4, etc. as well as to upload them to YouTube or Facebook for sharing with friends. And CUDA acceleration will help to speed up the conversion. Get it to experience all the functions now. 

There are two versions:
How to rip and move DVD movies to Google's new Nexus 7 (2013)?

Step 1. Load blu-ray source.

Insert Blu-ray disc to your blu-ray drive and connect it to your computer. Then run the software to get it ready. Click “Load file” button on the top left to load blu-ray disc. You are also allowed to import ISO file and load from folder.

Few seconds will be taken for removing copyright protection and importing successfully. And a dialogue box will inform you the exact state of ripping progress.


Note: Since Blu-ray contains multiple audio and subtitle tracks, you can choose the one you need for output. Find Subtitle and Audio button on the main interface to select the desired one.

Step 2. Choose format for Nexus 7 2nd Gen.

Click Format menu you can find various video formats for many devices. Here you are recommended to choose “Google Nexus 7 H.264 Video (* mp4)” under “Android” catalogue. This option is specially designed for Nexus 7.

convert blu-ray to new nexus 7 

Note: If you need, you can adjust the parameters for output videos such as size, bitrate, channels, etc according to your requirements. Click “Settings” button to go to the dialogue box of profile settings.

new nexus 7 best quality

Remember the file size and video quality is based more on bitrate than resolution which means bitrate higher results in big file size, and lower visible quality loss. According to my experience, for watching Blu-ray movies on the new Nexus 7, 720p with 1500kbps~2000kbps (depending on the movie length) is just all right. 

Step 3. Convert Blu-ray to Asus Google new Nexus 7.

It’s time to start converting Blu-ray to Asus Google new Nexus 7. Go to “Browse” your computer to choose the folder for output videos and then click the big “Convert” button on to get started. When finished, hit “Open” button to get the generated file for Nexus 7.

More features of Blu-ray Ripper:

1. Directly Copy will help to backup the 100% intact blu-ray main movie and output an m2ts files with multiple audio and subtitle tracks for Blu-ray.

2. Full Disc Copy can 1:1 backup the entire Blu-ray with original structure and chapter markers.

3. Pavtube Blu-ray Ripper also supports converting Blu-ray/DVD movies and ISO/IFO image files for playing on iPhone 5, Samsung Galaxy Tab 3, S4, S3, Note 2, Google Nexus 10, Nexus 4, Surface RT/Pro, Kindle Fire HD, etc.

Now go to enjoy Blu-ray with Nexus 7 2nd Gen.

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