Thursday, August 29, 2013

Share 2016 Top 5 Best Blu-ray Ripper Review For Movie Fans

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, it's necessary for you to purchase a Blu-ray Ripper. The article gives you Top 5 best Blu-ray Ripper programs review in 2016. You can according the reviews to choose a best Blu-ray Ripper for you.

Blu-ray disc has been widely applied in a variety of ends, especially popular in Blu-ray and DVD movies. Many popular Hollywood movies have now become available in Blu-ray discs for high quality in both video and audio, just like the coolest special rental "Resident Evil: Afterlife" and the most intriguing "Merantau". Along with the widely use of Blu-ray discs, unavoidably some bad guys like scratches and dust might intrude and damage your treasured Blu-ray disc collections of your favorite Blu-ray movies or Blu-ray DVDs due to frequently use or improper preservation. Here I would like to provide some useful Blu-ray Ripper apps for keeping your precious Blu-ray DVD discs well preserved.

What's more, these user-friendly Blu-ray Rippers can backup and convert your Blu-ray/DVD discs to a proper formats for playing on all Android, iOS and Windows 8 Tablets/Smartphones; or for watching on our TVs, PS3, Xbox 360, WDTV etc. HD Media Players via USB. So, a suitable Blu-ray Ripper is needed.

Just pay attention to this article. Here, I list the Top 5 Best Blu-ray Ripper in 2016 according to Google Ranking and user popularity. From where, you can clearly learn about the advantages and disadvantages of each tool. 

Top 5 Best Blu-ray Ripper programs in 2016

Top 1. Pavtube BDMagic

Price: $39.2

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

While Pavtube Blu-ray Ripper also support convert Blu-ray/DVD to Android, Apple and Windows 8 device friendly formats (iPad 4, iPhone 5, Apple TV 3, Galaxy S4, Galaxy Tab 3, Kindle Fire HD, Suuface RT/Pro, 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.

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

If you want to protect your Blu-ray disc, save space, while maintaining the original quality, Pavtube Blu-ray Ripper is the best software you are looking for, it can meet all your needs.

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. It does not support convert 3D to 3D(In their plan, 3D effect is coming soon).

The bottom line: With decent decrypting capability, high quality video output and considerate backup solution and specific format templates for versatile PMP devices, Pavtube Blu-ray Ripper 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.

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Top 2. Aiseesoft Blu-ray Ripper

Price: $49

aiseesoft blu-ray ripper

The good: When it comes to decrypting/hacking Blu-ray discs and DVDs, Aiseesoft is about as good as it gets. Aiseesoft 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, Aiseesoft 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 Aiseesoft Blu-ray Ripper costs more than its alternatives.

The bottom line: Aiseesoft Blu-ray Ripper decrypts and rips Blu-ray title to various video files playable on next generation consoles.

No. 3. Leawo Blu-ray Ripper

Price: $44.95

leawo blu-ray ripper

The good: Leawo Blu-ray Ripper comes with the popular feature to convert 2D to 3D. It can load multiple Blu-ray and DVD movies at a time. Leawo Blu-ray Ripper has stunning trim and crop feature- it trims movie more accurate and crops video more considerate than its competitors. 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.

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

No. 4. Xilisoft Blu-ray Ripper

Price: $49.95

xilisoft blu-ray ripper  

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.

No. 5 Aimersoft Blu-ray Ripper

Price: $45.95

aimersoft blu-ray ripper 

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.

Comparison Of Best Blu-Ray Ripper – ByteCopy, BDMagic, DVDFab And MakeMKV

Software ComparePavtube ByteCopyPavtube BDMagicDVDFab Blu-ray RipperMakeMKV
Blu-ray Discs,Blu-ray Folder,Blu-ray ISO Image File
DVDs, DVD Folder, DVD IFO File,DVD ISO Image File
Lossless MKV: with multi-audio tracks/chapter markers
Encode MP4/MOV:with multi-audio track
Add SRT subtitle.
Merge & Split Video
Trim & Crop Video
Adjust Video frame rate
Adjust Video codec, bitrate
Adjust Aspect Ratio
Adjust Audio codec, channel
NVIDIA CUDA Acceleration?
Extract SRT Subtitle

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Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Subtitle adding, Add srt, ass, ssa subtitles to MP4 video on Mac/Windows

There are many MP4 movies in foreign language in nowadays, so if a movie has no subtitles, you may have trouble in reading it. The article will tell you how to attach SRT/ASS/SSA subtitle to MP4 files on Mac (Mavericks and Mountain Lion included).

It may be a little difficult for a Japanese native speaker to completely enjoy the MP4 movie in English without the subtitles, or just with English subtitles. What will you do when you get a movie in foreign language? Finish watching it dimly or just give up it? Maybe to find a suitable subtitle for it is the best way for you. But you will feel vexed that you don’t know how to do it. Don’t worry, we will show you an easy way: Find a suitable subtitle and then get iMedia Converter for Mac to add SRT/ASS/SSA subtitle to MP4.

P.S. For Windows users, the guide can help you. Now is 20% off on Pavtube New Site Specials, expire on Jun 4th.

What video and subtitle formats are supported?
  • Video formats: MP4, AVI, MKV, WMV, MPG, MPEG, VOB, Tivo, MTS, M2TS, M4V, MXF, TS, 3GP, TOD, MOD, FLV and all regular video formats.
  •  Subtitle formats: SRT, ASS, SSA

Where to find the subtitle for the movie?

Here is a free website on the top for download the subtitles: It will provide you subtitles in multiple languages for the most popular movies and TV films. Here the subtitles are packed with Winzip, unzip it you will get subtitles in SRT format. Enter the movie title in the Search field and choose subtitle in the desired language.

Also, there are many other websites for you to choose. See below top websites: Top 5 Subtitle Sites to Download Subtitles

Just go to download the desired subtitle you want for the MP4 movie. Then let’s go to get Video Converter for Mac to add it to MP4 movies. Free Download Pavtube Video Converter for Mac and install it.

How to attach srt, ass, ssa subtitles to MP4 files on Mac?

Step 1. Load original MP4 video file.

pavtube imedia converter for mac

Step 2. Add subtitle to MP4 video.

Click “Edit” button on the interface to find “Subtitle” option, check “Enable” then go to “Browse” to find your download subtitles in srt format.


Click “OK” button to load the subtitles. Please note that subtitle in SRT/ASS/SSA format can be supported.

Tips: You are also allowed to convert MP4 to many video formats you need, just click “Format” to find the one you want.

Step 3. Output MP4 with subtitle.

Click “Convert” to start the video conversion. After conversion, you can click “Open” to locate the video and you’ll get the output files with subtitles added.

Now the subtitle has become a part of MP4 movies, you can totally enjoy the movies. Just download the program to have a try. You will love it.

Further Reading:

Subtitles FAQs: How to free permanently add/embed/insert subtitles to a video/movie on Windows or Mac.
Convert multi channels MXF to ProRes MOV: This guide shows you how to preserve multiple audio channels during Canon XF MXF to ProRes 422 MOV conversion; and how to add soft subtitles such as .srt and .ass in converting MXF to ProRes 422, MKV and other formats. 

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Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Convert Sony XDCAM EX MP4 footage to After Effects CS4, CS5, CS6 for editing

As a Sony XDCAM EX camcorder user, are you annoying the import problem with After Effects CS4? The article will tell you how to make Sony XDCAM EX MP4 footage working well in After Effects CS4.
Adobe After Effects CS4, the popular postproduction tool for video professionals, is good at digital motion graphics, visual effects and compositing. And it is often used in the post-production process of filmmaking and television production, and used as a basic non-linear editor and a media transcoder. The options in After Effects expand to work with the latest video formats, including P2, XDCAM EX, and XDCAM HD, as well as Web applications.

However, when you import some Sony XDCAM EX MP4 footage with full HD resolution as either 1920 x 1080 or 1280 x 720, you may still meet some import problem. 

Question 1: I'm having a nightmare trying to use MP4 file from my EX3 in After Effects CS4. When I import the raw footage, it shows up clearly, and even plays properly in RAM previews, but when I export, it freezes for a bit, then skips several frames, then repeats the process till the end of the video.” - Esther 
Question 2: I recently got some Sony XDCAM MP4 videos from a customer and wanted to edit them in AE CS4 but i cannot open it. it just keeps saying it's of an unsopported format. How do I fix this?” - Lewis

CS4 is a rather old version of After Effects and, as such, doesn't support many of the things it supports now.

You have two options:

1) Get the new version of AE (you can download a 30 day trial from Adobe);

2) Use Adobe Media Encoder, Pavtube Video Converter Ultimate, MPEG Streamclip, or any other video converters to reencode your Sony XDCAM MP4 footage into a format that After Effects CS4 can use. 

Personally, I have used Pavtube Video Converter Ultimate one year, and it’s a very affordable, fast, easy to use one software. It can help me convert Sony XDCAM EX mp4 files to AE CS4 compatible format, make XDCAM EX MP4 footage working well in After Effects CS4.

It is capable of converting a variety of video formats to another format. And meanwhile it supports to convert the latest Blu-ray/DVD disc, ISO/IFO image files, MKV, AVI, VOB, Tivo, WMV, M4V, MPG, 3GP, MTS, MXF, TS, FLV/F4V, etc. videos to proper formats for playing on all mobile devices (like Android, iOS and Windows 8 tablets or samrtphones, etc.) or hd media players; and convert to windows editing software (like After Effects C4/C5/C6, Sony Vegas, Adobe Premiere, Avid Media Media Composer, Avid Xpress Pro, Windows Movie Maker, CyberLink, etc.). CUDA acceleration will give you faster conversion speed. Go to free download and install it now. (Mac users should go to iMedia Converter for Mac.)

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How to convert Sony XDCAM EX3 MP4 file to After Effects CS4?

1. Load MP4 footage from Sony XDCAM EX camcorders.

Three ways for loading: click “Add video” to load source from Sony XDCAM EX, click “Add from folder” to import the entire folder, or directly drag and drop mp4 files to the app.

pavtube mp4 video converter ultimate
Tips: If you want to join several mp4 videos into one, “Merge into one file” will help to convert multiple videos into one output video.

2. Select the proper format for After Effects CS4.

Click “Format” menu to choose output format. Go to “Adobe Premiere/Sony Vegas” to select “MPEG-2 (*.mpg)” as output format. Alternative formats are WMV, AVI, MOV, etc.

convert sony xdcam ex mp4 to mpg 

Note that the converted file will usually be large in size, cause its native codec and give the best image and performance. If you want to compress the file a little, you can also click the “Settings” icon to design the parameters like bit rate, frame rate, resolution, etc. Manually. (But for the best output video quality you’d better keep the original settings of source files.)

video audio settings 

3. Start MP4 to MPG conversion

Finally, click the “Convert” button; it will start converting Sony XDCAM EX MP4 files to MPEG-2 for Adobe After Effects CS4/CS5/CS6 immediately. 

When all conversions finished, click “Open” to locate the generated files, you may go ahead to create your own masterpiece with Adobe After Effects and then upload it to YouTube for sharing with the worldwide!
Pavtube Video Converter Ultimate other features:

1. It can rip and convert latest DVD and Blu-ray disc. And it is a great tool to backup discs: “Copy the entire disc” will 1:1 backup the whole movie with original structure, and “Directly Copy” can copy the main movie of the disc without menu and titbits.

2. You are allowed to edit the video, such as trim, crop, add watermark of text, image and video, attach subtitle, etc.

This integrated software will give you more than you have to do. Try now with 20% discount coupon.

Refer to convert Sony XDCAM file to other editing software as below:

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Sunday, August 25, 2013

Lossless Blu-ray to M2TS Backup vs Blu-ray to MKV Backup: Which one is the best backup method?

The article mainly introduce two different ways to backup Blu-ray without any quality loss: Blu-ray to M2TS backup and Blu-ray to MKV backup, which one is the best lossless backup method? Display their features for your reference. Go to find the one you like.

Backup Blu-ray collection has become a prevailing method to keep Blu-ray from being scratched and make it easier to manage and access. There are various ways to backup them, such as backup intact Blu-ray main movie into M2TS,Blu-ray to lossless MKV backup, backup the entire disc and so on. You may be confused about what is the differences among them and wonder which on is better. Here I will introduce two main methods to backup Blu-ray: Blu-ray to M2TS backup and Blu-ray to MKV backup.

Now, we need to find a best Blu-ray backup program for help. Many programs can do intact M2TS backup or lossless MKV backup, but it is a little hard to find an all-in-one too with both of them. Recently Pavtube studio released newPavtube ByteCopy, which can meet almost all your needs for backup. It can backup the 100% intact Blu-ray main movie into a M2TS file and meanwhile it support to output lossless multi-track MKV with chapter mark from original Blu-ray.

Free download a trial version and install it on your PC or Mac:

When you have inserted Blu-ray disc into Blu-ray drive, run the application and then import the Blu-ray source into it. Now let’s go to find the two different methods to backup Blu-ray.

Method 1: Directly Copy Blu-ray to M2TS with original quality

Go to “Format” menu you will find “Copy” option; choose the only “Directly Copy” there for output. Then hit “Convert” button on the main interface to start Blu-ray main movie to M2TS backing up.
Once completed, you will get a M2TS backup keeping the same quality with original Blu-ray.

backup blu-ray to m2ts with best quality

Method 2: Lossless Multi-track MKV backup

In the same dropdown list of “Format” you can find “Multi-track Video” option, choose “Lossless/encoded Multi-track MKV (*mkv)” for output. Then go to start conversion by clicking big red “Convert” button.

In this way, you will get a MKV backup without quality loss.

backup blu-ray to mkv without quality loss

However, which one is better for backup backup, Directly Copy for M2TS backup or Lossless Multi-track MKV backup? I will show you some similarities and differences for your reference.

Multiple tracks preservation: Both of them are capable of retaining all the multiple audio and subtitle tracks from original Blu-ray in output files. So you can select any desired tracks in backup file when you playing or editing them.

High quality: They all keep the high quality picture of original Blu-ray, which will bring you the same visual enjoyment as Blu-ray. 

High efficiency for conversion: The high speed for conversion is their common features, which will help to save more time than converting to other recoded videos. With Directly Copy, to backup a Blu-ray main movie only takes 30 minutes. It is an incredible speed for backup high quality Blu-ray

Directly Copy creates 100% intact Blu-ray main movie except for menu and the M2TS backup contains all the multiple audio and subtitle tracks, which is exactly the same as original Blu-ray. What you get is a complete decrypted Blu-ray main movie without any recoding. 

Lossless Multi-track MKV is able to select any of multiple audio and subtitle tracks for output according to your different requirements. Moreover, it will remain the chapter mark from original Blu-ray, so you can choose the chapter as you like when playing it in media player. The limitation is that MKV file is created by resealing M2TS file, so the quality won’t be the same as original M2TS files.

Above all, I personally think Directly Copy is the best way for Blu-ray backup and it is the 100% intact backup. Everybody has different needs. If you need chapter mark or want to remove undesired tracks from original Blu-ray, Lossless Multi-track MKV is also a good choice. Just go to choose what you like.

Tips: Not all media player can support M2TS and MKV with multiple streams. You are recommended to try powerful Free VLC Player if you haven’t found a suitable one. And the chapter mark selection can be supported as well.

More highlights in ByteCopy:
  • Full Disc Copy will help to 1:1 backup the whole Blu-ray with original structure;
  • Rip latest Blu-ray/DVD including 3D/2D Blu-ray;
  • Backup Blu-ray/DVD main movie with original quality;
  • Support rip Blu-ray/DVD to multitracks MKV, MOV, MP4 and Apple ProRes(only for Mac);
  • Convert Blu-ray/DVD movies for Android, iOS, Windows 8 devices;
  • Blu-ray/DVD movie before conversion, like trim, crop, add watermark, add subtitles, etc.

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