Showing posts with label Handbrake. Show all posts
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Thursday, April 17, 2014

How to Add Movies to your Android Kids Tablets

As a parent, have you ever thought backup & convert your children's favorite movies onto Kids Tablets for unlimited playback? Recently, I have a lot of people ask me how to add movies to Android Kids Tablets so we can take them with us everywhere. Below the article I will leave written instructions and links to what I use to make this process work.

First of all, as children's parents, we perhaps need have some basic understanding for kids tablets, such as:

  • Samsung: Galaxy Tab 3 Kids Edition
  • Fuhu: DreamTab, Nabi Jr, Nabi 2, Nabi XD, Nabi
  • Barnes & Noble: Nook HD+, Nook HD, Nook Color
  • VTech: InnoTab 3S, InnoTab 3, InnoTab 2S, InnoTab 2, InnoTab
  • Kurio: Kurio Touch, Kurio 7S, Kurio 10S, Kurio 4S, Kurio7
  • Coby: Kyros MID1065, Kyros MID8065, Kyros MID7065, Kyros MID4331, Kyros MID9742
  • Kobo: ARC 10HD, ARC 7HD, ARC 7
  • Tesco Hudl, Tabeo e2, Meep! X2, ClickN Kids Tablet, Vivatar Camelio and many more...

Then I found a lot of questions about "how to move movies to Nabi 2 for my son?", "how to copy children's film to my Tesco Hudl?" by google searching, here is a scenario:


"Can anybody help please? I have just bought the Tesco Hudl for my young daughter and I wish to copy her DVD films onto the device. I believe it is Android, do I need to buy a DVD converter if so which one is best. Please help!!"

Answer: Yeah, your device is Android. To copy DVD onto Tesco Hudl, you do need a DVD converter. Many of such converters are available. Here are two free ones: Handbrake and Pavtube Free DVDAid.

Handbrake is open source software that provides an excellent quality of transcoded video. The program is also small in size albeit it is packed with great features that further improve synchronization and amazing video output quality.

  • Pros: excellent video quality output; small in size; support multi-platform
  • Cons: transcoding speed is slow; cannot deal with the protected DVD unless paired with another software
  • OS: Windows XP, WindowsVista, Windows7

Pavtube Free DVDAid offers you a fun, easy and fabulous way to rip DVDs, the giveaway version has all the features of regular DVD Ripper except it cannot output as MP4 nor does it have specific output profiles for electronic devices, unless you paired with another free video converter software and convert output video to mp4 format. The free DVDAid can rip DVDs to MOV, MKV, AVI, MPG, VOB, WMV, FLV, etc. with fast speed and help edit DVD, add SRT/ASS/SSA subtitles to output movies.

  • Pros: Easy to use; Editing features; Support dealing latest DVD disc
  • Cons: Can't convert video to mp4 format
  • OS: Windows XP/2003/Vista/Windows 7/Windows 8/Windows 8.1

Then, you have to pay some money to buy a DVD Ripper that can decrypt and convert DVD.

If you are looking for ease of use and fast ripping tool, check out Pavtube's DVDAid, which is easy to use to crack and rip DVD to any Android Kids Tablet playable format. I tried several different rippers and find the Pavtube exports qualitified video with reasonable size. The audio/video synchronization is very good, the size of the subtitles too. And the time it takes to convert in this software is almost half that in other. If you're using a Mac, please turn to Mac DVD to Nabi tablet Converter, which lets you rip DVD movies for Nabi 2 Tablet on Mac (including Lion and Mountain Lion 10.8). Just download the program and follow the guide below to rip videos from DVD discs to Nabi 2 for your children in just a few mouse clicks.

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Now I will show a detail guide on how to convert DVD movies to any Android Kids Tablets supported video formats with high quality so that our children can enjoy the favorite movies on any tablets on matter when and where-ever.

Step One: Download, install and run Pavtube Android DVD Ripper on your PC.

Step Two: Load DVD.

Insert DVD Disc into the DVD Drive of your computer, and then load your DVD movie from the target drive by clicking the "Load file" button. Then you will get an intuitive interface that shows you all the DVD titles and chapters you have loaded.

Tips: Edit output video effect with Pavtube DVDAid's powerful edit function, you can make an own style video for your children. For example, adjust the display brightness, contrast, saturation and volume etc; you can get accurate time length clips according to your preference by setting the start and end time, cut off unwanted playing areas of the video to fit your any Android Kids tablets.

Step Three: Choose suitable video format for any Android Kids Tablet.

Select output format in the "Format" bar. Here you find almost all the Android tablets on market, Nabi, Nook, Samsung, Google, Asus, Acer, Amazon, Toshiba, etc. For Android tablets, you can either find the tablet icon and select it as output format or simply choose "Common Video" > "H.264 MP4 Video".

Note: Click on "Settings" you could easily set bitrate, frame rate, codec, channels, sample rate, etc to adjust parameters that affect video quality and file size for the video you prefer.

Step Four: Start the movie conversion.

Finally, all the settings are satisfied, click "Convert" and let the software do the DVD to to MP4 conversion for Android kids tablets. After the ripping, you can click "Open" to locate the converted MP4 video files and just transfer them to your Kids tablet without limitations!!


1. This Pavtube DVDAid could provide you with the 6x faster conversion speed with the AMD APP and NVIDIA® CUDA™ technology.

2. If you have some Blu-ray movies and various 1080p/720 MKV, AVI, VOB, M2TS, MVI, MPG, WMV, FLV, F4V, Tivo shows, etc. videos & movies, you can get the Video Converter Ultimate (or iMedia Converter Mac) which can help you rip Blu-ray/DVD, and convert various formats of 720p/1080p HD videos in MKV, AVI, TiVo, VOB, MPG, MTS, etc. to your Nabi Tablets and other Android. iOS, Windows RT/8 etc. os tablets/phones for smoothly playing.

3. If you have any problem, pls leave a message on our support forum or Fackbook, we will answer your questions as soon as possilble.

Friday, January 3, 2014

Best Blu-ray to H.264 MP4 Converter Review: Handbrake vs Pavtube Blu-ray Ripper

A comparison the better way of ripping protected commercial Blu-ray to H.264 MP4 format with Handbrake or Pavtube Blu-ray Ripper, so that you can playback Blu-ray on computer, smartphones, tablets or other devices.
Handbrake is a popular free software to help convert various video formats; many of us may have used it to backup DVD to H.264 for preserving or playback. In this article, we will test out the best solutions of ripping Blu-ray to H.264 MP4 using Handbrake or a top Blu-ray ripping tool like Pavtube BDMagic.

How to use Handbrake to rip Blu-ray to H.264 MP4 Video? 
Part 1. Handbrake workflow:

Step 1. Before starting the transcoding process with Handbrake, you need to use an unlocking software to break the Blu-ray's protection. In this case we chose AnyDVD, but no Mac version available atm. Besides just running AnyDVD and decrypt the whole disc to the hard drive first.

Step 2. Open up Handbrake. Make sure the High Profile is selected and then select Source -> Video File.

Step 3. Browse to the BDMV folder of your Blu-ray disc and inside the STREAM folder select the biggest m2ts file and click Open. 

Step 4. With the movie loaded it is time to set the output file by clicking Browse. The MP4 container should be already selected. Now in the picture tab you can set the output size. In this example we are keeping the full resolution so we selected Strict anamorphic. Open the Video tab and move to the next step.

Step 5. The codec we will use is of course H.264. Now a few words about the settings here. In this example I will use constant quality (1) with a 20 value. Constant quality is a faster encoding method than the traditional 2-pass option and tries to keep a constant quality on all your files, regardless of the movie length or content. That however means that you cannot know how big the file will be as it depends on the movie length, the CQ setting and the actual content. Usual values range from 18 to 26, with 18 being the "best" and 26 the "worse" quality. I am using this option for my mkv backups as I prefer to base my encoding on video quality and not file size.
Of course, you can always select the 2-pass option by setting a Target Size and enable 2-Pass Encoding. The Turbo first pass option will help you save some time without a slight decrease on quality so if you want to encode faster, select it as well. I suggest you give at least 4GB to your file if you are using 1080p and at least 2GB for 720p. If you go over 4GB select Large file size next to the MP4 container option. Now click the Audio tab.

Step 6. Here you have to select the audio track you want to add in the MP4 file. Selecting AC3 Passthru will actually make an AC3 track off your DTS audio as DTS is not supported by the MP4 format. You can also downmix to stereo AAC using Dolby Pro Logic II. 

Make sure you click Add track after selecting the right track and settings and that it appears in the list below. Then click Subtitles.

Step 7. Here you can add subtitle streams in your MP4 file. Unfortunately Handbrake does not support processing Blu-ray subs, so you keep to have them in SRT format. If you do, import them and then after setting the language and if you want them to appear by default, click add to add them to the list below.

Step 8. That's all. Just click the Start button at the top and a few hours later you will have a HD MP4 file.

It's somehow complex but acceptable as the best free solutions; now let's try with Pavtube Blu-ray Ripper to see how it works.

Part 2. How to use Pavtube BDMagic to rip Blu-ray to H.264 MP4 Video? 

This Blu-ray Ripper is developed by Pavtube studio; more info can be found in

First, this program has two version: BDMagic and BDMagic for Mac.
Good News! Pavtube Release a New Site - with Product Migration and Name Change. Pavtube Blu-ray Ripper has been renamed as BDMagic. Like us to get 20% off BDMagic on Windows/Mac platform: 
Expire on Jun 4th.
Before purchase, you are able to download a free trial version to have a try. Now get it installed anyway and let's move on.

Step 1. Run Pavtube BDMagic; load Blu-rays.

It dose not only support loading both Blu-ray and DVD disc, but also support Blu-ray folder, Blu-ray ISO, DVD folder and DVD IFO/ISO files.

It seems during the importing, the disc would be decrypted already.

pavtube bdmagic 

Step 2. Choose H.264 MP4 format.

Click the "Format" drop-down list and choose HD Video>H.264 HD Video(*.mp4). Or we can enter "H.264 MP4" in the small search box to quick locate matched presets. We can also choose presets like iPhone, iPad, iPod, Android and Windows 8 RT/Pro phoneS/tabletS, etc. for particularly using.

rip blu-ray to h.264 mp4  

Step 3. Adjust target video specs (Optional)

Click "Settings" as bellow to check the source/target video size, bitrate, frame rate and other settings in one go; you will be able to know the target video size with different bitrate settings immediately.

Step 4. Start converting Blu-ray to H.264 MP4.

Now hit the big red "convert" to start the conversion. Wait for moments, we can hit "Open" or "Open output folder" to quick locate the converted video.

Handbrake is a good free software; but it seems to be not easy-of-use especially for people who are not tech-savvy; also no Mac solution available. While Pavtuve Blu-ray Ripper works beautifully with easy-to-use interface and all-in-one workflow; it' should be a great choice and well worth the payment.

More details Blu-ray ripping guides can all the found here:

Saturday, September 28, 2013

MakeMKV and Handbrake Alternative: Convert/Deinterlace 1080i Blu-ray on Windows/Mac

 If you have problems in converting and deinterlacing 1080i Blu-ray, here is right for you. The article will show how to convert and deinterlace 1080i Blu-ray on Windows or Mac.
“I have a fetish for Backing up my 1080i Blu Ray contents, Backing up for my own use, not for Piracy. A lot of what we buy, are Period Drama, Nature, series by the BBC, and more and more were being manufactured with 1080i Video Format, that my usual combination of MakeMKV or Handbrake would not convert.”
“I have a fetish for Backing up my 1080i Blu Ray contents, Backing up for my own use, not for Piracy. A lot of what we buy, are Period Drama, Nature, series by the BBC, and more and more were being manufactured with 1080i Video Format, that my usual combination of MakeMKV or Handbrake would not convert.”

Making digital copy of Blu-ray is a prevailing way to protect your Blu-ray collection from being scratched, or ruined by your little child. And it is also a good idea for someone who likes renting Blu-ray disc. Since it is restrict to return the Blu-ray disc in time, you can make a digital copy of Blu-ray and store in your hard device if you have little time to watch it before giving it back. In this way, you are free to watch it at any time.

To get it done, you may consider using free software like excellent Handbrake and MakeMKV. Using MakeMKV to remove any copy protection and region codes, and the resulting MKV file is further compressed with Handbreak. However, just as the above customer said at the beginning of the article, there are several Blu Ray Movies, that although they are converted, they will not be played well and screen remains just broken pixels. Further investigation proves the video format to be 1080 interlaced. The combination of Handbrake and MakeMKV is so redundant and cannot deal with 1080i Blu-ray properly. 

To find an easy-to-use tool to solve these problems, Pavtube Video Converter Ultimate deals with it fantastically. With easy workflow, it will help you to remove copy protection of Blu-ray and convert 1080i Blu-ray collection with great quality for further burning or playback. To deinterlace 1080i Blu-ray and convert into a progressive form can be done easily. 

Download it and get it installed (iMedia Converter for Mac is made for Mac users) Due to 2014 Pavtube Summer Holiday Special offer, you will get 20% off for it now, expire on Jun 4th.

How to convert and deinterlace 1080i Blu-ray collection on Windows 8?

1. Launch it and load Blu-ray.

Click “Load file” button to import Blu-ray. It takes only few seconds to remove copy protection. The main title will be selected automatically and you can preview the whole movies by clicking the main title. Then go to choose the desired subtitle and audio in the dropdown list.


2. Choose output format.

Click “Format” dropdown list to choose the desired video format for output.


Note: Directly Copy is used to copy the 100% intact main movie with multiple subtitle and audio tracks preserved. It will keep the high image quality from original Blu-ray and generate a M2TS file. If you need a lossless output file and fast conversion speed, it is a good choice.

3. Start conversion.

Click “Convert” button to start converting and deinterlacing 1080i Blu-ray collection on Windows 8. When it is completed, click “Open” button to locate the generated files.

Tips: How to deinterlace 1080i Blu-ray movies?

Click “Edit” icon you will be promoted to Video Editor. Then click “Effect” option you will find the “Deinterlacing” is checked by default. That is to say, it will deinterlace 1080i Blu-ray automatically when converting. 

More features:
  • Full disc copy supports to backup the whole Blu-ray keeping original structure and chapter markers, which can be used for further burning or creating ISO files.
  • It supports to convert different videos to another video format for further playing or editing.
  • 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.
Get the generated files to your hard drive or portable devices, in this way, you can keep it safe and easily play it at any time.

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