Thursday, April 17, 2014

Apple Stores and corporate campus to celebrate 2014 Earth Day

Apple's brick-and-mortar stores in the United States and around the world will celebrate the upcoming Earth Day next Tuesday, April 22. According to a new report Thursday, Apple's Cupertino, California campus will also join the celebration with a major internal event on April 22 focused on 2014 Earth Day.

This year's Earth Day, prefixed with Green Cities, is focused on environment-friendly buildings, transportation and cities. Apple Stores will change their logo color to green to mark the occasion. More info right after the break…

According to Mark Gurman of 9to5Mac, employees of certain Apple retail stores will be given new Earth Day T-shirts to wear on April 22, according to multiple Apple employees who spoke to the blogger.
Apple will be honoring Earth Day in its retail stores across the world by covering the Apple Store logos with green. There have also been indications that employees of some stores will be given new Earth Day shirts to wear on April 22. 
As for Apple's main campus, employees say that a large-scale internal event will be held in the afternoon of April 22 and the likely focus is Earth Day.
In a similar vein, the company observed the World AIDS day by changing its logo in retail stores to a red color.

Back in 2006, the iPhone maker celebrated Earth Day by launching a computer take-back program, an expansion of the firm's ongoing recycling program, where US customers who bought a new Mac from Apple received free shipping and environmentally friendly disposal of their old computer.

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.

Thursday, April 10, 2014

How to rip your BD/DVD disc for using on HPC (XBMC) and Android Tablet

For people who gather lots of Blu-ray or DVD movies at home, it is a great idea to own Pavtube ByteCopy- the best BD/DVD ripping program to help you convert your BD/DVD for using on HPC (XBMC) and Android Tablet.

With so many interesting and meaningful movies being released in Blu-ray and/DVD, it's necessary to own a Blu-ray/DVD ripping program to make you get your Blu-ray/DVD movies organized. A such tool could also make it easy to backup or convert Blu-rays and DVDs for different uses. Now in this article, I will share a wonderful Blu-ray ripping software to rip BD/DVD for using on HPC (XBMC) and Android Tablet.

This Top Blu-ray/DVD Ripping tool is named Pavtube Bytecopy. I was attracted by Web review and reasonable price at first, reading so many bd ripper reviews, what's I like most about this software is Video and audio option including several devices. Have tried Dvdfab, but it did not provide all the options that pavtube.

Overall, Pavtube ByteCopy is my best tool to rip and convert Blu-ray movies and DVDs for watching on any device like my Galaxy phones and Nexus tablet, or my hpc (xbmc) and android tablet. Meanwhile, I can easily lossless copy your Blu-ray collections to MKV with all subtitles and original audio track for future usage like disc burning with it.

It also supports Mac version: Pavtube ByteCopy for Mac Work on both with Mac OS X 10.9 and Mountain Lion 10.8 perfectly.

The next paragraphs focus on converting Blu-ray/DVD to MKV/MP4 files for HPC (XBMC) and android tablet step by step for assisting you to do the job easier and clearer.

Step 1: Load BD/DVD disc to ByteCopy (Windows 8.1 supported)

Click "Load file" icon on the top left to load the Blu-ray/DVD disc.

Note: A BD drive is needed before ripping.

Step 2: Select MKV/MP4 as the output format

Click "Output Format" option to reveal the format drop-down list. In the "Format" > "Common Video" column, find "MKV(Matroska) Video (*.mkv)" or "H.264 Video(*.mp4)" and choose it as the output format for using on hpc (xbmc) and playback on android tablet.

Tips: Click "Settings", you can change audio parameters like codec, channels according to your needs. For example, if you want to keep 5.1 audio, you can choose 5.1 Channels option.

It not only supports ripping blu-rays/DVD to any formats you like, but also can delete all other feature from the discs like other languages, comments, goodies.

Step 3: Start to convert Blu-ray/DVD to MKV/MP4 format.

After everything is done, hit the "Convert" button to convert Blu-ray/DVD for using on HPC (XBMC) and Android Tablet. And all the tasks will be done at fast speed and high quality. The conversion speed often depends on the original video size and your PC configurtion.

Bingo! You made it! Now you can edit or enjoy these videos on HPC (XBMC) and Android Tablet freely.

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ByteCopy Review - Best 2D/3D Blu-ray Ripper, Top Blu-ray/DVD Ripper in Multi-track/Lossless

Are you a Movie fans? When the Blu-ray & DVD comes out, we're impressed by this High Definition format. Then we becomes the Blu-ray/DVD movie collectors. We bought a lot of movies we loved on Blu-ray DVD at home. If we want to reduce the extra shelf space now occupied by Blu-ray & DVDs, and want to view HD movies on your any device with multi-track, how to do? Read the useful guide below.

For people who gather lots of Blu-ray or DVD movies at home, it's necessary to own a Blu-ray/DVD Ripper software. A such tool could help users to backup, rip and convert Blu-ray & DVDs for different uses. If you just don't have one, this article must be useful for you. In which, i will introduce a wonderful Blu-ray Ripper for you.
Unlike other Blu-ray ripping software, the one is named Bytecopy. At first, it's designed specially for users to crack and copy Blu-ray Disc and DVD movie to Lossless/Multi-track MKV, MP4, MOV. Which is similar with the famous MakeMKV. This feature is a lifesaver for HD media players, as not a HDD player plays 100% of Blu-ray features. E.g. When a BD movie is packed into MKV, WD TV Live can not read the Blu-ray subtitles inlaid. At this moment ByteCopy plays an irreplaceable role- it is the exclusive Blu-ray ripper that converts Blu-ray .sup subtitle to .sub without hurting video and audio quality. When it trans-codes and shrinks Blu-ray contents, CUDA acceleration is employed by default when possible.
However, this Blu-ray/DVD Ripper does not only everything (selection of forced subtitles is excluded from the "everything" ) MakeMKV does, but also converts/encodes Blu-ray contents. It could rip and convert Blu-ray/DVD to any video format you like. Or directly convert your Blu-ray or DVD to your tablet or smartphone with best video quality. In other words, there are many presets for tablets and phones in output format list, which are designed according to the device's configuration, like iPad Air 2, Surface Pro 3, Galaxy Note 10.1 2014 Edition, Galaxy Tab Pro, Galaxy Note Pro, Galaxy S6/S5/S4, Galaxy Tab S, Kindle Fire HDX, Google Nexus 7/Nexus 7 2/Nexus 9/Nexus 6, Asus Transformer Book Duet TD300, ZenFone, TMeMO Pad FHD 10, Sony Xperia Z3 Tablet, BlackBerry Z30, LG G3, Lenovo, Toshiba, Alcatel and so on. .

Pavtube ByteCopy is your best tool to rip and convert Blu-ray movies and DVDs to MKV container format with multiple audio tracks and subtitle sincluded. Besides retaining multiple audio tracks (especially HD audios - Dolby TrueHD 7.1/5.1, DTS-HD Master Audio 7.1/5.1, Dolby Digital 5.1) and multiple subtitles in an MKV video without transcoding and quality loss, Pavtube ByteCopy is also able to encode the original soundtracks into DTS 5.1 channels, AC3 5.1 channels, AAC 6 channels, PCM 6 channels, etc.with your wanted languages. It preserves chapter markers in the converted MKV file. All that and more make it possible for you to easily select your needed tracks, subtitles, as well as chapters when watching Blu-ray and DVD movies with your media players. And other than that, you can backup and convert latest Blu-ray and DVD movies to any other formats like MP4/MOV with multi-track audios, M4V, AVI, WMV, MPG, M2TS, etc for playback on iOS/Android/Windows Tablets/Phones, HD Media Players (WDTV), editing software (Avid Media Composer, Adobe Premiere, etc.), and more.
Added New features
  • Added 3D profiles in Format menu. (Side-by-Side, Top-Bottom, or Anaglyph 3D in MKV/MP4/MOV/WMV/AVI)
  • Supports H.265/HEVC encoding.
Note: Currently you can't edit videos by merging, splitting, trimming, cropping, adding .srt, .ass subtitle files, etc if choosing multi-track output formats. 

Multi-track Related Guide:


Rip BD/DVD to MKV from disc, folder and IFO/ISO image file
Pavtube ByteCopy not only can rip BDs directly from Blu-ray Disc and Blu-ray Folder, but also can convert DVDs from DVD disc, DVD Folder, DVD IFO File, and DVD ISO Image File.

Select subtitles/audio tracks for more than one file at a time
Pavtube ByteCopy makes it possible for you to select subtitles/audios for more than one file (title) at a time.

Non-burnt subtitles
Pavtube ByteCopy stores subtitles in the MKV file format without burning them to the video, so you can switch subtitle languages at will during viewing.

Keep forced subtitles and export .srt subtitles
The recently updated ByteCopy allows users to preserve the forced subtitles in a Blu-ray/DVD movie into the MKV output, and it also features option to help users export their required subtitles as .srt external subs to do other use.

Encode audio tracks with specified codec
Pavtube ByteCopy enables users to encode the source soundtracks in Blu-ray/DVD movies to your desired audio types, including DTS 5.1 channels, AC3 5.1 channels, AAC 6 channels, and PCM 6 channels.

Produce MKV files for PC Media Players 
The MKV files generated by Pavtube ByteCopy are playable with a number of free PC players, including VLC media player, Windows Media Player, Windows Media Center, MPlayer, etc. And the audio tracks, subtitles streams, and chapters preserved in the MKV container are available to select at will during playback.

Set Preferences
Select your preferred languages as usually-used audio tracks and subtitles, e.g. English, Spanish, French, Deutsch, Portugues, Norsk, Japanese, Chinese, etc.

Inlaid Preview Window
This program also helps merging, splitting, trimming, cropping movies, as well as adjusting volume, adding image/text/video watermarks, replacing audio, etc.

Edit movie by trimming, cropping, merging, etc.
A preview window is inlaid for you to view the source video (image only, audios and subtitles are not available when previewing).

Support adding *.srt and *.ass subtitles to BD/DVD movies
In Subtitle tab on Editor Window, you are able to add *.srt and *.ass subtitles you get from internet or other places to the BD/DVD movies.

Shut down computer after conversion
Pavtube ByteCopy keeps you free from waiting around by ticking off the checkbox "Shut down computer after conversion" when processing Blu-ray/DVD encoding.

  • Processor: Intel or AMD Dual core CPU, 1.6 MHz at least
  • Operating System: Windows 2003/XP/Vista/Windows 7/Windows 8/Windows 8.1
  • Memory: 512MB or above
  • Display resolution: 1024 x 768 or above
  • Optical Drive: DVD drive/ BD drive(BD drive is required for ripping Blu-ray disc)
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Friday, April 4, 2014

Enable kids and family members to watch DVDs on mobile devices

This article walks you through the whole process of converting DVD movies to mobile devices so that kids and family members are able to enjoy movies at home or anywhere they like. 

Kid's favorite animations like Olivia, Ice Age 4, Frozen, Big Top Scooby-Doo, Madagascar, The Jungle Book, Despicable Me 2, and more movies will release the DVD version soon. Would you like to move and watch these new movies on your iPhone 5S/5CiPad AirSamsung Galaxy TabGoogle NexusSurface tablets, Kindle Fire HDX or other portable device with your kids and family members? Without the assistance of any tool you cannot accomplish this because there is no mobile devices that are equipped with a disc driver natively.

Among all the software applications, free or paid, Pavtube DVDAid is my first choice for two reasons. One is its easy-to-use feature with user friendly interface; another is its reasonable price and lifetime support.

Anyway, I would tell you How to rip DVD movie to my iPad Air or other mobile devices and similar steps could be found from below tutorial for your mobile device as well.
Good News! Pavtube Release a New Site - with Product Migration and Name Change. DVD Ripper has now become DVDAid. Like us to get 40% off DVDAid on Windows/Mac platform: 
Step 1: Download a free copy of Pavtube DVD Ripper, install and launch it. Insert DVD disc, hit the "Load Disc" icon to browse to disc driver and load DVD movie into this app.

pavtube dvdaid  

Step 2: Choose the optimized format for output. In order to watch DVD movies on my iPad Air, I select "iPad" > "iPad Air HD Video(*.mp4)" as output format.
choose mp4 format 

If you have other mobile device, search for the particular profile from the "Format" drop-down list. When you cannot find your smartphone or tablet there, don't worry, use the similar format with your device or choose Android or Window profile, and then adjust profile presets to achieve the best video and audio quality for your device.

Step 3: click on the "Convert" button and start ripping DVD movie. When the conversion is done, I will find the converted MP4 movie in output folder and transfer to my iPad Air via iTunes 11. And the whole process of ripping DVD to iPad Air completes and I am ready to reach my DVD collection on iPad Air, iPhone 5S, and other mobile devices.

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