Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Is it possible to edit Sony PMW-200 XDCAM footage on Mac FCP without XDCAM Transfer?

This post explains how to re wrap video files taken with a Sony PMW-200 to ProRes 422 .mov for editing in Final Cut Pro fluidly with best quality.

Sony is unveiling the newest addition to its XDCAM HD4:2:2 line – the PMW-200 camcorder. This new model boasts three 1/2 -inch Exmor CMOS sensors and full HD 4:2:2 50 Mbps recording. Is it possible to edit Sony PMW-200 XDCAM footage on Mac FCP? If you have preordered a PMW-200 Camera, you may want to know the answer to this question.

edit Sony PMW-200 XDCAM footage on Mac FCP

There're lots of headaches with workflow of Sony PMW-200 XDCAM media into Final Cut Pro even with the XDCAM Transfer Sony providing, as far as I know, the best workaround to make PMW-200 XDCAM footage well compatible with FCP 6/7 and FCP X is converting PMW-200 video files to Apple ProRes for FCP.

Software requirement – Pavtube iMedia Converter for Mac.

This program is better than Sony XDCAM Transfer. XDCAM Transfer will turn XDCAM files into QT MOV when it copies source files from the camera media to the computer. Well, this XDCAM Converter allows you to convert Sony XDCAM to Prores .mov for FCP editing with zero quality loss. Plus, it also supporting transcoding Sony XDCAM, XDCAM HD, XDCAM EX to AIC for iMovie/FCE, DNxHD for Avid Media Composer, MPEG-2 for Adobe Premiere Pro.

Wanna output Multi-track ProRes for FCP? Here are steps.

Convert and Import Sony PMW-200 XDCAM footage to FCP on Mac

Step 1: Import PMW-200 XDCAM video clips

Install and run the Sony XDCAM to FCP Converter on Mac, and then click "Add Video" icon to import your PMW-200 recordings directly from your camcorder or the copied folder on the desktop.

Sony XDCAM to FCP Converter

Step 2: Choose Final Cut Pro video format

Hit the Format box to select the specially designed video codec for editing in FCP: Final Cut Pro > Apple ProRes Codec 422(*.mov). Learn types of Apple ProRes Codecs.

video codec for editing in FCP

Step 3: Advanced video/audio settings (Optional)

Adjust the video and parameters, including the Bitrate of Video and Audio, Audio, Video Size, Sample Rate, Frame Rate, Audio Channels, etc., by clicking the Settings buttion on the main interface.

Step 4: Start Sony PMW-200 XDCAM to FCP conversion

Click the arrow button to start transcoding Sony PMW-200 XDCAM footage to Prores for FCP immediately. After the conversion finished, you can directly transfer the Prores .MOV video to FCP for further editing without any problem (Just launch Final Cut Pro, click Import File > Import > Movies to add your videos).

P.S. Besides transcoding Sony XDCAM to FCP, Pavtube iMedia Converter for Mac can also convert Sony XDCAM, XDCAM HD, XDCAM EX files (from PMW-100, PMW-EX3, PMW-EX1R, PMW-EX1, PMW-320K, PMW-200, PDW-F800… ) to iMovie, FCE, Avid Media Composer, Adobe Premiere Pro, etc NLE systems on Mac(Mavericks and Yosemite included). Choose a proper format in the second step.

Also read how to edit Sony XDCAM files in After Effects and Magix Movie Edit Pro 2015 Plus.

Monday, December 29, 2014

Convert 4K H.265 Video from Samsung NX1 to H.265/HEVC MP4 on Windows 8.1/8

This post explains how to rewrap H.265 video files taken with Samsung NX1 to H.265/HEVC MP4 for playback on Windows 8.1/8 with high quality and smaller size.

One of the key features of the recently announced Samsung NX1 Smart Camera is its 4K video recording capability. Samsung uses a new codec, H.265 (HEVC) and 40Mbps for its 4K video. This is claimed to have the same image quality, but half the size of 100Mbps H.264 footage.

Convert 4K H.265 Video from Samsung NX1 to H.265/HEVC MP4

If you have preordered a Samsung’s NX1 Smart Camera, you may want to know if it is possible to convert your H.265 footage from NX1 into MP4 format for playback with keeping H.265 codec on Windows 8.1/8.

To get it done, all you need is a reliable H.265 converter. Just like the way it is dealing with 1080p HD and 4K videos, the upgraded Pavtube Video Converter Ultimate is surely in the support of converting 4K H.265 Video in any formats and creating H.265/HEVC MP4 video faultlessly. (Here is review)

Overall, this program is a completely professional H.265/HEVC encoder, decoder, player and editor. It provides three new output format presets for H.264, and one for H.265 in Common Video Option for better playback. In addition, this H.265 Converter is also available to customize the output resolutions to any size the users want. For Mac users, turn to iMedia Converter for Mac.

Guide: How to convert Samsung NX1 H.265 recordings to H.265/HEVC MP4 on Windows 8.1/8

Step 1. Load Source Video

Launch the H.265 Converter; click "Add Video" and load your NX1 4K video files. This program supports batch conversion, so you can add multiple files into it at a time.

H.265 Converter

Step 2. Decide Output Format

Click the "Format" drop down list to select "H.265 Video(*.mp4)" format from "Common Video" as you want. Since this video converter also provides optimal profiles for kinds of editing programs and media devices, you can also select a proper format that best meets your needs.

You can also rip Blu-ray to H.264 MP4, H.265 MP4 or convert DVD to H.265 MP4.

And by clicking Edit, you can trim, crop videos, adjust video effects, add watermarks, etc.

Step 3. Set Video Resolution

Click "Settings" button; you can adjust video and audio settings, including codec, aspect ratio, bit rate, frame rate, sample rate, and audio channel.

Step 4. Start 4K H.265 Conversion

Hit "Convert" button to let the 4K to H.265/HEVC conversion on Windows 8.1/8 begin. When the conversion finished, check the generated H.265/HEVC video, you will certainly be satisfied with its final video quality. It would be easier for you to playback on H.265 supported media player and devices. This upgraded Ultimate Converter will give much more surprise for you, pls feel free to have a try!

Saturday, December 27, 2014

Upgrade! Pavtube Supports H.265/HEVC, XAVC and Latest Blu-ray!

Pavtube has released the latest products of Windows Platforms, Support H.265/HEVC Encode & Decode, XAVC codec! Detailed information is in this article.

Marry Christmas 2014! On December 25, Pavtube Studio has announced this new update version. All Win versions have been updated to 4.8.2, which add XAVC, H.265/HEVC decode and encode, latest Blu-ray discs ripping features and work more powerful. What new features have they got?
  • Support MXF in XAVC video codec 
  • Add H.264 baseline/main/high output profiles 
  • Support H.265/HEVC decode 
  • Support H.265/HEVC encode 
  • Support latest Blu-ray movies, like The Expendables 3, Le Chef, Sin City A Dame to Kill For, Sands of Iwo Jima, When The Game Stands Tall, Love in Venice, Mystery Road, Pink Floyd Endless rive,etc. are all supported.  
Pavtube upgrade

Updated software

XAVC support:

For the first outstanding feature, many powerful camcorders can shoot under this XAVC mode, like Sony, Panasonic, JVC and Canon all have many series HD Camcorder which can such job.

Most XAVC codec will shot in MXF format, this may be good for importing quality ,but may be a big problem for their users. Although Sony has offered their XAVC plug-in to help customer to solve this problem, but many users still replay that they can’t do anything about their videos. How to tackle that? New Pavtube relevant Video converter software can handle this highest level video standard. XAVC can support 4K (4.96×2160 and 3840×2160), which just cater the trend of 4K.Add H.265/HEVC Decode and Encode:

All Pavtube Video Converter Ultimate products have added the H.265/HEVC decode/encode. You may very family about H.264/MPEG-4, but may not know about this H.265/HEVC. Actually, those two codec are said to double the date compression at the same level of video quality. This H.265 can be said as the Intro Time of 4K Generation. This H.265/HEVC is considered not only play a remarkable role on improving the image quality but also can support 4K resolution to UHDTV, the highest level can up to 8192×4320 (8k).

Like the hottest Samsung NX1 has already explore this brand new market. The 205-point phase-detection AF, 4K film resolution, H.265 compression coding, 15fps high-speed continuous shooting, etc., Samsung NX1 seems has already won the game.

But with this fast update of the H.265 camera, the related peripheral support software seems not get enjoy strength. Many media player and NELs still stick on the H.264, so how to get your H.265/HEVC video into compatible while quality maintained? The brand new Pavtube relevant Video software will be the best solution to deal with the H.265/HEVC. No quality drop, fast conversion, smooth playback, all you need is in this new Pavtube.

The Mac version is in full update, do please look forward to those brand new Pavtube relevant iMedia Converter for Mac!

Merry Christmas^^About Pavtube Studio

Founded in 2007, Pavtube creates expert multimedia software applications that help consumers access, transfer and share their digital content across different devices that range from PC, Mac, NLE softwares, tablets, smartphones, to HD media players, game consoles, and home theatre systems.

On the basis of computer OS, Pavtube products are divided into two categories – Windows solutions and Mac solutions, spanning across BD/DVD saving, video transcoding, camera/camcorder footage, and DVR recordings (e.g. TiVo) conversion.

With creativity, expert knowledge as well as cutting-edge technology, Pavtube helps consumers throughout the world enjoy more in a digitally connected audio-visual world.

See and for more information.

More info can be found here.

Friday, December 26, 2014

Open and play Blu-ray in VLC Media Player

This article mainly shows you how to open and play Blu-ray in VLC Media Player effortlessly in MKV video format.
Blu-ray has been around for a long time and thousands of Windows users would try to play Blu-ray with VLC Media Player. While, as a widely used media player, VLC does not support Blu-ray playback, though lots of video and audio codecs can be supported well. Below is my situation:

What I want is to put my Blu-ray collection into MKV for use with VLC Player on notebooks and tablets that my wife and I can watch. Since I thought the VLC playback in the tablet modern interface looked solid - some older MKV files ripped with a BD converting tool in a lower quality (about 5GB per DVD) played well on higher power machines. I have some concerns about the Atom graphics ability to recover HD from MKV, and may try some experiments with other formats when I get a chance.
Put Blu-ray collection to VLC

In the following paragraphs, we are going to talk about how to convert Blu-ray to VLC supported video format by default like MKV for movie enjoyment freely. As I tried Pavtube a few years back - and the reviews I read seemed to indicate that a business capable of supporting it was in place, here I use Pavtube Blu-ray Ripper program- ByteCopy to help me out which is known as the best application for Blu-ray ripping and converting Blu-ray to VLC MKV format on Windows XP/Vista/7/8/8.1/10. (Here is the review)

With it, you can rip Blu-ray to VLC Media Player highly compatible MKV videos bypassing the AACS and BD+ copy protection. Besides, you can extract audio from the Blu-ray movies for enjoying with PonoPlayer. Moreover, you can even use it to edit your source movie by cropping, placing watermarks, trimming and so on. Mac version is here. Once you get the Blu-ray Ripping tool, carefully read the steps below to watch Blu-ray movies on your VLC.

Convert and Add Blu-ray to VLC Media Player for playback
1. Load Blu-ray movies.

Insert the Blu-ray disc to Blu-ray drive. Download, install and open Blu-ray to VLC Ripper. Click “Load File(s)” button on the main interface of program to load your Blu-ray movies. As you can see, you can view the movie on the right viewing window and take snapshots of the movie scenes.

Blu-ray to VLC Ripper

2. Select output format for VLC Media Player.

Click “Format” > “Common Video” and choose MKV as the output format, or click “Format” > “HD Video” and choose “MKV HD Video(*.MKV)” as the output format. And set the output saving folder by clicking “Output” and choose a folder to save the ripped files.

What's more, you can rip Blu-ray for playing with Windows media player and Media Player Classic.

VLC video format

3. Start the Blu-ray to MKV conversion

Finally, click the “Convert” button to start ripping Blu-ray movies to MKV for playing in VLC Media Player. The ripper can help you finish the task soon, to save your time and work.

When the conversion finishes, you can click “Open” button to get the final output files. Open VLC Media Player and then add items to VLC for playback.

Tips for ripping Blu-ray movies to VLC:

1. Select desired subtitles and audio track: Click the drop-down list of “Subtitle”, then all the subtitle info in the Blu-ray will be displayed for you to select. To select your desired audio track, just click the pull down menu of “Audio”, and then the popup drop-down list will give you the detailed information of all audio tracks, including language, audio codec, and stream ID.

2. Maintain 5.1 surround sound: Click “Settings” and select “5.1 channels” in the drop-down list of Audio Channels.

VLC video settings

4. Keep audio and video sync: To get perfect A/ V synchronization, you need pay attention to frame rate when ripping BD/ Blu-ray movies to Windows Media Center. You can click on “Settings” and try with different frame rate, like 30fps, 29.97 fps, 25fps, 24fps, etc. “Original” is not recommended.

5. Set auto shutdown: Once “Convert” button is clicked, ViewLog pops up. You may check “Shut down computer after conversion” in the ViewLog before conversion starts.

Also learn how to copy DVD to VLCFor general information about Blu-ray, DVD disc ripping, read the article here.

What's new in the upgraded ByteCopy:
  • Add H.264 baseline/main/high output profiles
  • Support H.265/HEVC decode
  • Support H.265/HEVC encode
  • Support latest Blu-ray movies 

Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Transfer National Treasures 2 Blu-ray to Android Tablet as well as TV

Looking for a quick way to rip National Treasures 2 Blu-ray to Android Tablet or convert to watching on TV? Read this article to learn how.

I have bought "National Treasures 2" Blu-ray disc movies from Amazon, and I like it so much that I am looking for a software to help me rip Blu-ray to USB and then play Blu-ray on my Android Tablet and TV, which one can convert this Blu-ray with best quality and speed? Please give me some advice, thanks!
Put National Treasures 2 Blu-ray to Android Tablet/TV

Now just rip your National Treasures 2 Blu-ray to your computer or USB, and you've got a digital copy of your Blu-ray that you can watch at any time from anywhere! If you have any device, like Android Tablet or TV, it's super easy to get your Blu-ray movie for HD enjoyment. The process is relatively simple, so even if you are not technically savvy, you should be able to backup any Blu-ray disc without an issue and have a format to be used on Android Tablet/TV.

What You’ll Need- Pavtube BDMagic (Review) which can remove the disc protection and copy source disc to computer hard drive with same structure preserved. Also rips National Treasures 2 Blu-ray to Android/TV friendly format with ease. Test it and works well on all my seven devices: 3 smart mobiles and 4 tablets. The Mac version is Pavtube BDMgic for Mac.

Rip National Treasures 2 Blu-ray to Android Tablet as well as TV

Step 1: Import National Treasures 2 Blu-ray to the best Blu-ray Ripper for Android/TV.

Launch Pavtube BDMagic. Click the button "File", and from the sublist, click "Load from disc" to load your National Treasures 2 Blu-ray movies

Blu-ray Ripper for Android/TV

Tip: Freely select the subtitles for you Blu-ray movies from the "Subtitles" option for watching Blu-ray with your preferred subtitles.

Step 2: Select an output format for Android/TV and set the output folder as you need.

Click on the dropdown menu of “Format” and then move your pointer to “Common Video”. From the sublist, the H.264, MPEG-4, AVI, MKV are all compatible with TV. Or select "Android Tablets 720P Video(*.mp4)" or "Android Tablets 1080P Video(*.mp4)" from "Android" option for watching on Android tablets.

format for watching on Android tablets

Step 3: Click "Settings" icon to adjust audio and video parameters.

Click the "Settings" icon and you will go into a new interface named "Profile Settings". You can adjust codec, bit rate, frame rate, sample rate and audio channel in the interface freely and optimize the output file quality.

PS: Since you will share Blu-ray on Android tablet and TV, you'd better set the video size as 1920*1080 to get the full HD video playback.


1. Video Editor available in this converter.

Another reason I like Pavtube is it ships with many video editing features, and usually I use it to cut off black bars of original Blu-rays and play full screen on my HD TV at home. Besides, it does more than that. It trims off unwanted commercial parts, add watermarks as copyright protection to your source file, insert *.srt and *.ass subtitles and more.

2.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.

Step 4: Start removing Blu-ray region codes

Click the “Convert” button; it will convert National Treasures 2 Blu-ray movie to Android tablet as well as TV immediately. You can find the process in the “Conversion” interface.

After the conversion, you will be able to get the output files via clicking on “Open” button effortlessly. Now you can transfer National Treasures 2 Blu-ray movie to Android Tablet/TV via USB to share with your families at ease.

In addition to Blu-ray, DVD, MKV and M4V can also be playable on Android tablets. 

Monday, December 22, 2014

Rip Blu-ray title to AVI format for playing on any modern portable media player

This tutorial is about how to use Pavtube BDMagic to convert Blu-ray title to AVI for playback with specific modern portable media player. Please follow me step by step.
In the past, if you want to preserve your hundreds of Blu-ray discs, it may take you the space of a whole shelf. Now to clean up your Blu-ray collection and get them freely playback on any modern portable media player, ripping Blu-ray to AVI format should be the right thing to do. So today I am here to give you guys the one-stop solution to convert Blu-ray to AVI with original video quality.
convert Blu-ray to avi

For those who would like to realize the ripping process, Pavtube BDMagic will be your best option. (Here is review) It enables you to remove Blu-ray protections and then rip Blu ray to AVI format, which is playable on majority of PC media players, with keeping most razor-sharp image. Besides AVI, users may use it to convert their Blu-ray to other formats like MP4/MOV/MKV/WMV/MPEG, and to play on other devices as well.

Now I will show you the full guide on how to convert Blu-ray to AVI with High Quality and Fast Speed. Check out. 

Tutorial: How to Rip Blu-ray to AVI for playing on any modern portable media player

Step 1: Load Blu-ray Movies

Install and run the ideal Blu-ray to AVI Converter(For Mac users, BDMagic for Mac will do a great job). Simply click the "Load BD" button on program toolbar to load Blu-ray movies from disc or computer. All imported Blu-ray movies could be previewed on program right viewing window. 

Blu-ray to AVI Converter

Tip: All titles of the original Blu-ray movies could be seen on program left panel. And in every title, you can see various chapters. Just check the titles or chapters you want to rip.

Step 2: Choose Desired Subtitles for Output 

To convert Blu-ray movies to AVI with subtitles contained, just simply click “Subtitles” and select the one you prefer.

Tip: You can also choose to rip Blu-ray with forced subtitles if you don’t want to have extra subtitles on screen for your native language.

Step 3: Select AVI output format
Select “DivX AVI - Audio Video Interleaved(DivX)(*.avi)” as output format from “Common Video” category under the drop-down list of “Format”. If you want to get better HD video quality, choose “AVI HD Video(*.avi)” from “HD Video” category as the output format for playback on any modern portable media player.

  avi video format

Step 4: Start ripping Blu-ray to AVI

As all settings are done, you can click bottom-right button "Convert" to start converting Blu-ray to AVI. The time that it takes Depends on your source movie quality and Movie Length. And thanks to its built in Nvidia CUDA and ATI stream accelerate technology. Makes the conversion speed at least 6X faster than common conversions. 

When the task is done, click “Open” button to find the result movie file. Then, you can grab a top AVI player and view Blu-ray titles in modern portable media playersOf course, the lossless quality is ensured on output files. In addition to Blu-ray playback, you can also get Blu-ray for editing in your Premiere Pro freely. 

Saturday, December 20, 2014

How to Fast Rip and Stream Blu-ray Movies to Roku 3 on PC and Mac?

Want to stream Blu-ray to Roku 3? This article will show you how to rip and stream Blu-ray movies to Roku supported formats for playing on HD TV.

Roku is another popular streaming player, besides Apple TV and Chromecast. Roku 3 features a USB Media Player Channel to let you stream local video collection to HDTV. How about Blu-ray movies? (Apple TV vs. Roku 3 vs. Boxee Box vs. WD TV Play vs. Google TV)
Stream Blu-ray Movies to Roku

What video formats supported by Roku streaming box are only some common ones of H.264 MPEG-4, such as .mp4. Obviously, all Blu-ray movies do not conform it. In other word, ripping Blu-ray movies to video in .mp4 format should be a priority for streaming it to TV with Roku 3.

Among various Blu-ray ripping tools, Pavtube BDMagic is rating in the first place. (Read the review) It is easy to use and helps you fast rip any 2D/3D Blu-ray to conventional and unprotected video file to let you stream for Roku 3 USB channel. Besides, this Blu-ray converter and rip BD, DVD, ISO to a wide range of formats, like WMV, MOV, MP4, 3GP, FLV, MPG, AVI and the list goes on. So, if you want to play Blu-ray movies like Frozen on HD TV via Roku, it is sensible to learn how to stream Blu-ray to Roku 3 in the following part.

Step-by-step guide to rip and stream Blu-ray to Roku 3 on PC/Mac

Step 1. Load Blu-ray source.

This Blu-ray to Roku 3 ripper (Mac version is BDMagic for Mac) allows you to rip Blu-ray disc, ISO image file and BDMV folder for streaming to Roku 3. After loading successfully, it will select main title for you automatically and popup output profile window for you. 

Step 2. Select output profile.

Click the “Format” option, and choose MP4, MKV from Common Video profile list. If you want to keep 1080p resolution as source movie, you can choose HD Video > H.264 HD Video(*.mp4) for streaming to Roku 3 and play on TV.

Roku 3 video format

Step 3. Advanced video/audio settings

Roku 3 does play MP4 files according to the relevant info in Roku official site. However, Roku just plays the MP4 files with H.264 video codec and AAC audio. Click the Settings icon to set the correct video, audio codecs.

Step 4. Hit Convert to start ripping Blu-ray to Roku 3 acceptable format.

Click the convert button under the preview window, and the Blu-ray ripper will start the conversion from Blu-ray to MP4/MKV for Roku 3 immediately. When the conversion ends, you will be able to get the result video via tapping the Open button in the main interface.

Step 5. Stream Blu-ray movies to Roku 3.

In this step, you are supposed to:

  • Transfer the digital copy in MP4 to a USB file or SD card and attach it to Roku.
  • Make sure Roku USB Media Player Channel has been installed from Roku Channel Store.
  • From the Roku home screen, select the Roku USB Media Player channel, and find the movie in the channel. (FYI: In a folder with both video files and subfolders, the video and movie files are shown at the top of the screen and the subfolders at the bottom of the screen.)
  • Select the movie ripped from Blu-ray to stream to HD TV via Roku. It may take several seconds to buffer or retrieve.

Thursday, December 18, 2014

Get the Best Xilisoft Video Converter Ultimate Alternative for Windows or Mac

Find Xilisoft Video Converter Ultimate can't deal with your video perfectly? Get a reliable Xilisoft alternative tool which runs faster and supports more formats.

Xilisoft Video Converter Ultimate is on the high side of premium video converters for home use. It automatic profiles enhanced for just any device or format, graphics card detection and acceleration. With it, you will be able to extract video and audio elements and join them altogether with transitions, effects and subtitles for uploading and sharing with your friends.
Xilisoft Video Converter Ultimate Alternative

However, it is important to understand that there are alternatives available. If you are currently seeking one, here is a great Xilisoft Video Converter Ultimate alternative recommended, which is widely trusted and used by many types of people because of its simplicity and results.

Best Xilisoft Alternative: More Feature-riched, Versatitle

Pavtube Video Converter Ultimate 
can serve as a perfect substitute to Xilisoft Video Converter Ultimate (Mac version is available)since this program is powerful enough to meet any Blu-ray/DVD/HD Video converting needs that the user has. It works much faster, supports more media formats, multiple 3D effects, batch conversion, subtitle adding, video editing, merge multiple videos in one and convert files smoothly in high quality. If we compare both of converters according to their functions we can easily say that Pavtube Video Converter Ultimate is a top all-in-one converting tool you need. (Read Top 5 Best Video Converter Ultimate Review)

 Please read below to get more details.

1. It has a very simple navigating interface for beginner

2. Registered users are provided with free updates for lifetime. We have been devoting ourselves in upgrading the software all the time and providing free update service.

3. 6X faster conversion speed

Pavtube Video Converter Ultimate takes full advantage of NVIDIA's CUDA technology and ATI Stream(AMD APP) technology to help users accelerate conversion speed. If your computer is equipped with NVIDIA graphics card or an AMD graphics card with AMD APP technology, the GPU acceleration feature in Pavtube software application saves users lots of time when choosing H.264 codec for output video format.

4. Save a 100% intact Blu-ray M2TS/DVD VOB movie without extras. Full disc copy with original Blu-ray/DVD structure.

5. Rip Blu-ray/DVD to all popular formats

It could convert Blu-ray/DVD/ISO/IFO to all widely used format such as AVI, MP4, WMV, etc. The conversion process will make out high quality video without compressing the original quality of Blu-ray/DVD. The extraction of audio from Blu-ray/DVD to MP3, WMA, ACC, etc is also offered.

6. Convert video to virtually all formats

You can rest assure that Pavtube Video Convertor Ultimate can convert files without any limits. With this application, you can convert almost any popular video format, like AVI, MP4, MKV, MOV, WMV, VOB, etc. There are no limitations of max file size, no restrictions to conversions per day. The whole working process is smooth and stable.

7. Support almost all popular Tablets, Phones, HD Media Players, (3D)TVs, etc.

Pavtube Video Converter Ultimate allows Windows users to back up/rip/convert Blu-ray/DVD/Videos for playback on Android Tablets & Phones, Apple devices, Windows 8.1/8 RT/Pro devices, HD Media Players, Video editing software and so on.

8. Allow for video editing tools

The editing tools including trimming, cropping, splitting, and adding text/image effects to add more fun when watching movies and videos. It also supports Side-by-Side, Top-Bottom, or Anaglyph 3D in MKV/MP4/MOV/WMV/AVI, supports adding *.srt and *.ass subtitle into video and merge them into video part.

9. OS Compatiblity

Pavtube has a compatibility with Windows operating systems, such as Windows 10/8.1, 8, 7, 2003, Vista and Windows XP. It also supports the iOS like Mac, including the Mac OS X 10.5, 10.6, 10.7, 10.8, 10.9 Mavericks, 10.10 Yosemite versions which makes it a perfect Mac Xilisoft Video Converter Ultimate Alternative.

How to Convert with the Alternative to Xilisoft Video Converter Ultimate for Windows

Converting with Pavtube is incredibly simple. To begin, you just have to pick out a video file from your computer. Click and drag it to the program, letting it go in the specific spot. When it is prepared, choose a format and then convert. Anyone, regardless of previous knowledge or experience, can do this.

With the help of Xilisoft Alternative, you can convert Video/Audio to any formats you need and enjoy your multimedia life.  It is simpler, functional and easier to use. Regardless of what you are trying to do with your videos, this will likely be able to help you do the job with ease and with great results in fast conversion speed. You can use it for a large number of tasks to ensure that your videos are perfect by its versatility. Just go ahead to have a try.

Also you can get an Alternative of MakeMKV and HandbrakeWinFF for MacMediaCoder for Mac.

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Monday, December 15, 2014

iPhone 7 Rumors: Samsung Starts Manufacturing A9 Chip for Apple's Next iPhone

Samsung is already making components for Apple’s next-gen iPhone — currently unofficially called iPhone 6s or iPhone 7 — Korean site Electronic Times has learned. Read details in this news.

Manufacturing has begun for the chip that will power the iPhone 7, according to a new report.

Although the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus only recently came out, avid Apple fans are closely watching for updates on the iPhone 7, which is expected to be released in September 2015. A huge step has been taken toward that release with Samsung beginning production of the A9 chip, reported Korea’s Electronic Times.

iPhone 7 Rumors

The company is producing the next-generation chips at its plant in Austin, Texas.

The move signals Apple’s effort to move parts of production back to the United States.

Samsung was first reported to have received orders for the chips back in July. An executive confirmed in October that the chip-making division would see improved profits once it began supplying the chips to Apple.

Samsung has built custom chips for Apple since the launch of the first iPhone in 2007.

While production has started for the A9 chips, Forbes points out that mass production will likely not start until sometime next year. The A9 chip should be even more efficient and powerful than previous iPhone and iPad chips, and should be found on board next-year’s iPhone and iPad models. Pocket-lint says 14nm FinFET chips should consume 35% less energy while offering 20% more power than their predecessors. Furthermore, the chips should be 15% smaller than 20nm chips.

Apple is rumored to be releasing an iPhone model in the spring to go with its Apple Watch, but that’s expected to be the new version of the iPhone 6 and will probably not contain the A9 chips.

The current production of the chip is likely for prototype and beta builds for the iPhone 7, as part of extensive testing.

Among other effects of the chips, they are slated to enable faster and more efficient phones while using less battery power.

Here is more details. 

Friday, December 12, 2014

Convert PAL DVD to MP4 NTSC DVD for freely Playback or Burning

Below tutorial guides you to rip and convert PAL DVD to MP4, MOV, AVI, MKV for playback and to NTSC video for later DVD burning.

When do you need to convert your DVD video from PAL to NTSC?

The answer is simple: when you want people overseas to watch your DVD. It’s not a secret that different countries use different analog television encoding standards. So when you plan to let your friends play a European or Chinese commercial PAL DVD on their American NTSC player, they may be unable to successfully watch it on their DVD players. 

To resolve the incompatibility problem of NTSC and PAL formats, you will need software which will allow you to convert PAL DVD to MP4 NTSC DVD. Pavtube BDMagic offers just what you are looking for!
  • Review: Best Software for ripping Blu-ray on Windows and Mac
This convenient PAL to NTSC Converter will allow you to turn PAL DVD to region free and rip PAL DVD to MP4, MOV, AVI, MKV, etc. so as to be compatible with all the media players. With this PAL DVD ripper in hand, you can play your PAL DVD anywhere anytime without worrying any incompatibility issue. What's more, you can also convert your PAL DVD to NTSC format video for burning into a blank DVD. The mac verion is BDMagic for Mac.

Part I: How to Rip and Convert PAL DVD to MP4 AVI MKV MOV

1. Import PAL DVD

Install and run the  PAL DVD ripper. Insert the DVD disc into your computer drive and then load DVD files that you want to convert to the program.

PAL DVD ripper

2. Specify an output format

Click the Format bar to choose an output format. Usually, popular format like WMV, AVI, MP4 can be play smoothly in Windows. So, choose these format from Common Video profile list.

MP4 video format

Tip: Each format parameters can be customized. You can adjust them as per needs or just keep the original settings.

3. Start PAL DVD conversion

When all settings are done, click the Convert button to start the ripping process. After the PAL DVD ripping procedure is over, you can finally enjoy PAL DVD movies on any country you like. 
  • Read more DVD and Blu-ray ripping tips here.
What's more, here is another workaround to play PAL DVD on computer:

1. Click the "Start" button on the desktop, then right-click "(My) Computer" and select "Properties" from the pull-down menu.
2. Choose "Hardware," then "Device Manager." This loads a window with all the hardware installed on the computer system.
3. Choose the "DVD" option, then right-click the DVD and select "Properties."
4. Click the "DVD Region" setting. This brings up the DVD region change option window. 
5. Determine the region of your PAL DVD. A PAL DVD from Europe and South Africa is Region 2, while India is Region 5, China is Region 6, South East Asia (Thailand, Indonesia, Malaysia and Singapore) is Region 3 and Australia is Region 4.
6. Select the PAL region on the computer settings and click "Apply" to accept the changes. 

Note: You can change the region only five times. Besides, for those who wanna play and share PAL DVD anywhere freely, we still recommend the first solution.

Part II: How to Rip and Convert PAL DVD to NTSC DVD 100% Quality Reserved

1. Insert DVD in your computer DVD-ROM, click the DVD disc button to import your DVD movies. 

2. Click “Format” bar, choose “VOB Format” > “DVD-Video Format - NTSC(*.vob)” from the Format menu to copy the . vob files from your PAL DVD.

3. After that, do remember clicking “Convert” button to do PAL DVD video to NTSC conversion on Mac. After a few minutes, you can garner your desired NTSC DVD video and burn it to your blank NTSC DVD disc for storage. You’re done.
Tip: To burn your PAL or NTSC videos to DVD right after conversion, you can use Pavtube DVD Creator. And this comprehensive software BDMagic + DVD Creator package will help you to save more money.

Thursday, December 11, 2014

Top 10+ Android Video Player for Your Android Device

This article shows top Top 10+ Android Video Player with main feature for you to playback videos or movies on Android Device freely.

There are millions of apps in Google Play store ( Android Market Place ). Well if you search internet for an Android app, you will find your desktop filled with countless apps. It is a daunting task to find out the 10 best Android movie player apps among thousands. Terrified? Not exactly? And why should you be?
Android Video Player

Here is a list being prepared to you for your convenient. The list is an updated one. All these apps mentioned here are free-though some have their pro paid versions but their free light versions are quiet good.

Top 10+ Android Video Player for Your Android Device 

1. MVideoPlayer HD

This Android video player has its huge fan base. This player has built-in subtitle search option from, etc. It has a very beautiful UI. It has a lot of options to tweak.

2. MX Player

This video player for Android is very popular too. This Android Movie player app is technologically advanced. It supports double core processing of the latest Android devices resulting great rendering and no lagging while playing HD movies.

3. Mobo Video Player Pro

Mobo Video Player Pro has support for a wide range video codec. Use it if you have become bored of your mobile handset’s stock video player. This player is a bit choppy while playing HD movies.

4. YouTube

YouTube is for, well, for YouTube. This is the official YouTube player from Google. With this player you can enjoy in-page playback. It has a personalization option to load your own video feed.

But all YouTube videos are not available for this mobile app.

5. VPlayer

VPlayer is a very good android video player app. It has a wide range of supported formats. It uses HW accelerated decoding and rendering of movies and videos. You can play streamed videos here. YouTube is supported. You can also watch videos from Facebook or Dropbox in it. It has DLNA support too.

6. Easy Video Player

Easy Video Player claims to detect and play all the popular video formats. It is HD enabled. The most noteworthy feature of Easy Video Player is that it supports Wi-Fi file transferring.It supports hiding Video files facility. If you play a video on it it can resume it later from the point you have stopped watching.

7. RockPlayer

RockPlayer supports almost all the formats. This media player has a lot of functions. It can transcode videos to save valuable space. Not only the videos from SD card but also online streaming video is also supported.

8. RealPlayer

RealPlayer is the android version of the famous RealPlayer for PC and Mac. RealPlayer can play Music and videos and is also can open photos. It has an intuitive user interface. It has a great playlist editor. It can play folders. The scrolling is fast in this app.

9. Zimly

Zimly is cool video and media player. Zimly’s main problem is that it do not have any sound equalizer and sound produced through is quiet flat.

10. arcMedia

These are the top ten Android Video Player Apps available for free. Try these on your Android mobile and see for yourself.

10+ RockPlayer Lite

RockPlayer is high performance, almost all formats media player with a lot of functions. It saves your time and disk space to transcoding or format converting. Just put your video on sdcard or click the URL in browser to watch.

These are the top ten plus Android Video Player Apps available for free. Try these on your Android Tablet and smartphone and see for yourself.


1. With a powerful third-party media player you can play more videos on your Android device, however, this does not mean it can play everything you throw at it. You'd better put your Android Tablet/Phone friendly videos to your device.

2. To avoid error messages or file and codec incompatibilities while using these video players, the best recommended solution is convert unsupported Blu-ray, DVD and videos to play on Android devices with a top easy-to-use 4K video converter with powerful function. 3. Remember don't put copy-protected contents (e.g. iTunes movies, Amazon, Blu-ray/DVD Digital Copies) onto your Android device.Otherwise, to have the device play these movie purchases, get yourself a DRM removal tool first.

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Bring Protected iTunes Movies/TV shows to sync with Android Devices Effortlessly

Below content will show you how to remove DRM control from your purchased iTunes TV shows, movies, music videos, etc. and play on Android tablet and smartphone. 

Most folks take it for granted that they have the full access and control of the things they purchased, but things turn to be different when it comes to transferring movies from iTunes to an Android-based device for playing back. Generally, Android is not really iTunes-friendly, and iTunes is not exactly Android-friendly.

Convert DRM-ed iTunes TV Shows to Android Devices

To get your purchased iTunes videos, movies, and TV shows ported over to Android, I have a great tutorial for you, guaranteed to sync iTunes with your Android device.
Why we can't view purchased iTunes video files on Android Tablet/phone

This is simply the movie industry's sugar coat Digital Rights Management(DRM). Apple uses the M4V files to encode TV episodes, movies, and music videos in the iTunes Store. The copyright of M4V files may be protected by using Apple's FairPlay DRM copyright protection.

To play a protected M4V file, the device or computer needs to be authorized (using iTunes) with the account that was used to purchase the video. Unfortunately, the Android devices have not get a license to play DRM contents, which means iTunes m4v files will not even play on an Android tablet or smartphone.

What if any iTunes movies work on Android Devices

To bring the protected iTunes m4v movies to Android Tablet/Smartphone for enjoying with ease, you'll need to get rid of DRM restriction and convert iTunes m4v to an Android friendly format (e.g. H.264 MP4).

There are many programs out there that allow you to make free iTunes movies out of DRM-protected contents. If you're looking for ease of use and interested in doing likwise, check out Pavtube ChewTune, a top iTunes Movie DRM Decoder which is able to handle iTunes DRM-protected videos, Blu-ray/DVD Digital Copy DRM-restricted movies, and Windows Media DRM contents for all popular Android-based Tablets and smartphones. Downloading the App (for Mac users, ChewTune for Mac is available) and here is a guide for you.
Money-saving Trip: 
How to Put and Play iTunes movies on Your Android Device
1. Download and run the iTunes m4v Converter on your computer, then import your your iTunes files (movies or TV shows) to program.

iTunes m4v Converter

2. Click "Format" and select an output profile for your Android device. Most Android tablets support DivX, MPEG-4, Xvid, H.263, and H.264 codec. Here I suggest you choose "Common Video >> H.264 Video (*.mp4)", because H.264 .mp4 video play well on all the Android tablet/phone.

The DRM removal software also provides optimal profiles for all popular multimedia devices, you can easily find them in "Samsung" and "Android" category and directly create files compatible with your Nook Tablet, Galaxy Note, Galaxy Tab and more.

Optimize the settings - The default settings may not satisfy you, and you can click the settings button to change the settings by yourself.

3. Start the DRM removal process and converting iTunes movies to your Android device.

So there you have it. Pretty Simple. Once the process completes, you can sync and transfer DRM-free iTunes movies to Android Tablet/phone for playing back as you want. What's more, you can also enjoy Blu-ray/DVD, MKV and Tivo video on Android devices.

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Ideas for Storing 1000 DVDs in Super Small Apartment- Cool and Creative!

If have huge DVD collections in hand, here a few cool and creative DVD storage solutions to store thousands of DVDs in small places.

Q: My husband collects books, records, and DVDs. After years of trying to streamline, we still have two ten foot tall bookcases filled a couple rows deep with books and three mismatched CD racks scattered throughout the apartment, each holding at least 250 DVDs, not to mention a couple hundred more stashed in various drawers. The problem is that we live in a tiny, narrow tenement apartment. I've been working hard to de-clutter and to cultivate a home that feels cozy but not cramped. Any ideas? Please help!

DVD Storage Ideas 
In fact, it may take you great efforts to declutter and to cultivate a home to make it tidy but not cramped. If you have a mountain of collections scattering around the room and run out of ways to store those DVDs, now you can say goodbye to the stubborn piles as here some smart and creative DVD storage ideas are shared with all you guys to store thousands of DVDs in your tiny apartment.

Unique Digital Idea for DVD Storage
Digital Idea for DVD Storage

To keep thousands of DVDs intact without taking up any space, one of the perfect DVD storage solutions goes to digitize your DVD collections. With Pavtube BDMagic for Mac, you can store as many DVDs as you want in your computer or other devices, with the DVD movie quality untouched and no space occupied. Besides, you can crop the black bars, add special video effects, split or merge videos, etc. as you like with the built-in editor. The windows version  is here
Other Cool DVD Storage Ideas
Other Cool DVD Storage Ideas

1. Hide DVDs in DVD Storage Units like Bench, Bed etc

Bed offers a lot of space for you to store DVDs. You can just install a drawer under the bed to fit more DVDs while stay easy to retrieve them when needed. Also, the bench used as the landing place to sit and put on shoes in the entryway is another good place to store DVDs.

2. Put DVDs on DVD Storage Shelves

As a matter of fact, you can add some special visual interest with wall mounted DVD storage racks, also known as floating shelves by mounting them on the wall in a way to create creative letters or designs. Besides, the DVDs can also be sorted by colors or some other style to make it more creative.

For your reference: If you have bought tons of movies like Jurassic Park, Disney, The Expendables 3, 2014 27th European Film AwardsTop 10 Steven Spielberg movies, you can backup these DVD collections to hard drive, convert them to portable devices, store them in other memory device and even upload them onto cloud to get rid of any possible physical damages.

Note: Whichever DVD storage solutions you have selected to organize DVD collections, for better accessibility purpose, you are suggested to organize them by certain category like alphabet, genre, mood etc. And tabs can help you easily find the disc you want.

Sum: While it is good to see that DVDs are getting smaller and smaller which makes the storage of them much easier, among those genius and creative DVD storage ideas, you are still suggested to make a digital copy of your DVD collections with a proper DVD ripper.

Sunday, December 7, 2014

Rental DVD Backup: Rip and Copy Rented DVD from RedBox, NetFlix, Amazon

This page shows the way for rip rental DVDs as common video MP4, MOV, AVI for mobile watching or copy them for owning forever.

Often rent DVD movies from RedBox, NetFlix, Amazon? What sticks in your gizzard is every borrowed DVD has a rental period, which leads to an overwhelming trend to rip rental DVD and even make a copy of a rented DVD for permanent keeping. Then is there a way around the copy protection, so we can watch these Rental DVDs some other times or places? You are definitely right being here! Just keep on reading.

Rip and Copy Rented DVD from RedBox, NetFlix, Amazon

In this article, we will tech you how to rent a RedBox, NetFlix, Amazon movie, and own it forever. (Of course, you can do it with only personal use, not for commercial use.)
Part 1: Copy Redbox/Netflix DVD Rentals for DVD Backup

As we all know, Redbox/Netflix DVD movies are copy protected, making it impossible to backup these DVD rental with generally DVD backup software like Handbrake. So you need the emergence of Pavtube DVDAid to get the issue over, able to get rid of the tricky DVD copy protections while making a copy of rental DVD at fast speed.
It is decent DVD copier which is capable of 1:1 copying DVD disc content to local computer or external hard drive in original file structure with all subtitle tracks and audio streams preserved as well as directly copy DVD movie content and leave out extras, commentary, etc.
Part 2: Rip DVD Rentals to MP4, MOV, AVI, WMV, FLV, MPEG for Mobile Watching

Rather than copy protected DVD, more and more people tend to convert rented DVD movies from Netflix or Redbox to a format or device that are going to play with. For an ultimate borrowed DVD ripping solution, Pavtube DVDAid is the ideal program to rip DVD rentals. Except for its excellent skill in rental DVD copies, the DVD ripper also demonstrates a seamless conversion from rental DVDs to AVI, MP4, WMV, MOV, MKV, FLV, etc. This process becomes very simple and straightforward.

Step 1: Add DVD to Pavtube DVDAid

Plug DVD drive to computer, insert DVD disc and launch Pavtube DVDAid. See the disc-like icon on the top? Click it and you will see your disc name inside, hit it.

DVD Rental Ripper

Step 2: Select MP4, MOV, AVI, WMV, FLV, MPEG, etc. as the output format

There’re lots of preset inside “Format” list. I prefer "H.264 Video(*.mp4)" from "Common Video" option as it’s widely accepted by most devices. 

And it also ensure a fast and direct DVD ripping to iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, iPad Air 2, iPad Mini 3, Samsung Galaxy Tab S, Galaxy S5, Amazon Fire Phone, PS4, etc.

Step 3: Start to convert Rented DVD from RedBox, NetFlix, Amazon

After everything is done, hit the "Convert" button to convert rental DVD to  MP4, MOV, AVI, WMV, FLV, MPEG, etc. 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 configuration.

Bingo! You made it! Now you can edit these DVD videos in Avid Media Composer or enjoy these videos on Kindle Fire HD(X)iPad Air 2iPhone 6(Plus) freely.  For Mac users wanting a rented DVD backup, please go to the mac version.  

Saturday, December 6, 2014

Moving from Blu-Ray ISO to MKV - What to expect?

Looking for a quick and easy way to convert your Blu-ray ISOs to MKV files? Here I will provide the best solution to get the job done very well.

In an earlier conversation today in a different thread it was suggested that having Blu-ray rips stored as MKV rather than ISO would provide better functionality with MB. I can for sure see that it is easier, no mounting and no external player, but I was wondering what else I would run into or have to configure if I chose to go that route.
In my current setup I rip my Blu-rays with DVDFab and keep only the main movie, high definition audio, and the English subs and write them to the ISO format. I know I can use MakeMKV to rip the Blu-ray and select out what I want, but when it comes to playback, is there anything else, like further configuration of LAV, that will have to be done.
Also, is there anything to deal with 3D Blu-ray ripping where I do not have to change the 3D format? (Does it even matter if you do?)
I have in general been happy with the ISO rips, but if it can be better/easier I would love to learn and go that route.
Thanks for any info
Moving from Blu-Ray ISO to MKV

Wanna rip your backed up or downloaded Blu-ray ISO files to MKV videos so that you can easily share the movies or play the movies on some media players? Then you have to consider which is the Blu-ray ISO to lossless MKV ripper with provide fast ripping speed and high video quality.

Take Blu-ray ISO to MKV Ripper Best Suiting for Your Computer 

You may pull your hair out and feel at a loss when facing so many similar programs in the market. Never mind, this page will introduce you an intuitive tool- Pavtube ByteCopy, which is highly recommended among for its simplicity, fast ripping speed and high video quality.

Money-saving Trip:

Overall, this Blu-ray ISO to MKV converter software is special designed for lossless conversion (DVD-R and Blu-Ray capability in one program) to rip Blu-ray/DVD movies and ISO/IFO files with multiple audio tracks and subtitles keeping. Moreover, it's also a professional Blu-ray ripper, allows you to rip and convert Blu-ray/DVD movies to any video format you like. The output video can be played by KMPlayer, VLC, MPlayer, DAPlayer, KDLINKS Media PlayerWindows Media Player and many other media players, which will give you best video quality. With this program, you can kill two birds with one stone. Why not go ahead with it?

Guide: Four Steps to Move
 from Blu-Ray ISO to MKV with multiple audio tracks and subtitles 

Step 1. Free download and install the Best Blu-ray/DVD Copying & Ripping tool on your PC. If you use Mac OS X computer, you need to use Bytecopy for Mac.

Step 2. Launch it and click the "Load IFO/ISO" button to import Blu-ray ISO files. Or drag and drop the BD ISO files directly to the app. 

Best Blu-ray/DVD Copying & Ripping tool

Step 3. Choose MKV format as output, here "Format > Multi-track Video > Lossless/encoded Multi-track MKV (*.mkv)" is recomended for you. Of course, you can choose multi-track mp4 or multi-track mov as you wish.

lossless mkv format 

Note: There is a "Settings" option, which allows you to make adjustments on your audio, video, subtitles. It's worth mentioning that, by default, all audio & subtitles tracks in a source file are checked to be saved in the MKV container, if there are some tracks you don't like, you can click Settings button and go to Multi-task Settings window to uncheck and remove them under Audio tab and Subtitle tab. 

multi-track settings

Step 4.
Click on "Convert" to start ripping Blu-ray iso to MKV with multiple tracks.

The conversion only take a few minutes, after it's done. Click "Open" button, you will get the converted movie file. Mow you can add and play the BD ISO contents with your media player on PC/Mac in multiple audio tracks and subtitles at ease.

What's more, here is a complete DVD and Blu-ray ripping guide for you to refer to.