Friday, January 31, 2014

Convert Sony 3D Bloggie MHS-FS3 video to 3D SBS video for playabck

Want to convert Sony 3D Bloggie MHS-FS3 3D MP4 file to 3D SBS videos without lossing any quality? This simple guide tells you to convert your 3D MP4 to Side-by-Side MKV/MP4/MOV/WMV/AVI on Windows/Mac.

Sony has always impressed us with its creative cameras, music player, computers, camcorders, and other innovative devices. With fast growing market of pocket video cameras, Sony has recently released world’s first HD 3D pocket camera to its Bloggie range of pocket camcorders, namely Sony 3D Bloggie HD Camera. Jump into exciting world of digital 3D with smartest and most affordable Bloggie 3D camera.

Here take a look at Sony Bloggie MHS-FS3 3D camera, as for recordings, users are presented with a few different options for 2D and 3D recording in MPEG-4 format with it. And due to the different technology required for the LCD screen to playback 3D without glasses, very wonderful experience! When in 2D mode, you see a vivid screen with no loss of quality. Once you are ready to shoot in 3D, simply click the 3D icon and your screen will fade to black and reappear in 3D mode.

Note that 3D recording can only be achieved in 1080p, which is actually fine for us. It gives us a higher resolution but gives you a higher resolution but not easy to handle. Then what should you do?

Of course, those 3D movies can also be viewed and edited in 2D, but is it possible to keep 3D effect preserved when editing or playing Sony Bloggie MHS-FS3 mp4 footage? Big Yes! To convert Sony MHS-FS3 recorded 3D mp4 to general 3D video formats, such as 3D MKV, 3D MP4, 3D MOV, 3D WMV, 3D AVI on Windows/Mac you need a professional yet easy-to-use 3D MP4 Video Converter.

Here recommend you the ideal conversion tool Pavtube Video Converter Ultimate or HD Video Converter or Mac which can not only freely and easily convert MHS-FS3 3d mp4 files to 3d Video (MKV, MP4, AVI, MOV, WMV) on Mac with perfect quality and fast conversion speed, but also offers several editing functions like cropping video dimension, trimming file length, adjust playing effects, etc. The converted 3D videos are well supported by mobile phones, different portable devices and many editng programs. What's more, each of which has profile of side-by-side, anaglyph, top and bottom 3D video preset.

Below is a brief guide for you to convert Sony Bloggie MHS-FS3 3D mp4 video to Side-by-Side(SBS) 3D MKV/MP4/MOV/WMV/AVI on Windows/Mac.

1. Download and install Pavtube Sony Bloggie MHS-FS3 Video Converter, Click "Add Video" or "Add from folder" icon to load 3d .mp4 video clips from Sony MHS-FS3 to the software.

2. Choose 3D MKV/MP4/MOV/WMV/AVI as the output format

Click format bar to choose output format, here you can choose 3D MKV/MP4/MOV/WMV/AVI for editing and playing. Among them, you will have Side-by-Side, Top-Bottom, or Anaglyph 3D three options. To get SBS 3D video, you can choose the Side-by-Side option.

For example, in consideration of burning to disc or playback on TV later, you are suggested to choose “3D Video>MKV Side-by-Side 3D Video (*.mkv)”.

3. Adjust target video settings and 3D effect.

Click “Settings” which is next to “Format”, free change your target video size, bitrate, frame rate and 3D depth. If you want to get best video quality, pls switch them to “original”.

4. Start conversion.

Now hit the big red “Convert” to start converting videos to start converting Sony 3D Bloggie MHS-FS3 3D MP4 to SBS 3D video. After the conversion, click “open output folder” to quick locate the generated media file in 3D MKV/MP4/MOV/WMV/AVI format.

Now you can freely edit, play and share Sony 3D Bloggie MHS-FS3 mp4 videos. Just have a try now!

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Thursday, January 30, 2014

ByteCopy Settings Tutorial- Rip/Stream DVD to MKV/MP4/MOV with chapter structure

This tutorial aims to teach you how to backup DVD to MKV/MP4/MOV and preserve the chapter structure with ByteCopy.


First of all, what is ByteCopy

ByteCopy is a professional Blu-ray & DVD ripping/ video transcoding application.

Why should I use ByteCopy?
  • Automatically detect Blu-ray/DVD main movie
  • Full disc copy Blu-ray/DVD by chapters without quality loss
  • Rip/convert/backup BD/DVD to any other format for playback on any iOS/Android/Windows tablets and phones
  • Backup BD/DVD to MKV format with multi audio/subtitle tracks and chapter markers without any quality loss
  • Convert BD/DVD to MP4/MOV with multi audio (language) tracks
  • Add SRT, ASS, and SSA subtitles to BD/DVD movie
  • Edit BD/DVD movies: trim off commercials, crop off black bars, merge several chapters into one, split one movie into several pieces, and more
  • Support TrueHD 6.1 and TrueHD 7.1 decoding
  • Support latest BD and DVD
  • All of these are legally.

Where can I download ByteCopy

Get two programs together to save more money:

What OS is suitable for ByteCopy
  • ByteCopy for Windows (Required Windows XP, Vista, Window 7 or Windows 8, Windows 8.1)
  • ByteCopy for Mac OS X (Mac OS X 10.9 Mavericks, 10.8 Mountain Lion, 10.7 Lion, Snow Leopard10.6, Leopard 10.5)

Now your are sold lets get started!

To begin:

Launch the program and add the movie you want to encode by clicking the "add file" icon on the main interface. You can see the chapter information of your DVD movies on the main interface after you loading to the program.

Then choose the output format. In order to preserve the chapter structure, you'd better choose the "Multi-track Video". Under this profile, you have three choices which all can preserve chapter structure. If you choose the MKV format, you can output the BD/DVD with lossless quality and allow multiple audio tracks, multiple subtitles.

One special function that makes ByteCopy stands out is you can easily select you needed tracks, subtitles.

The last thing you need to do is hit the "Convert" button to begin the conversion. Just wait a moment and then you can output the MKV/MP4/MOV videos with the chapter structure. Have a fun of it!

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Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Get Blu-ray/DVD/VCD collection backed up on Apple TV 3 with 1080p format

This article will show how to get Blu-ray/DVD/VCD collection backed up and at the same time get them converted to 1080p format supported by Apple TV 3.
Apple TV is a digital media player, it is a small network appliance designed to play digital content from the iTunes Stone, Netflix, YouTube, iCloud, etc.

Supported formats:

  • H.264 up to 720p at 30 frames per second (1st & 2nd generation)
  • H.264 up to 1080p at 30 frames per second (3rd generation)
  • M4V
  • MP4
  • MOV
  • MPEG-4
  • Motion JPEG
  • HE-ACC (V1)
  • ACC
  • MP3
  • AIFF
  • WAV
  • Dolby Digital (5.1 surround sound pass through) (aka AC-3)
The supported formats show that Apple TV does not support to play DVD directly. However, I want to get my DVD and VCD collection backed up and at the same time get them converted to 1080p format which supported by my Apple TV 3, so that I could use the output video for entertainment playing on TV.

Then I searched in google using “dvd video converter”, Pavtube does not figure in the top results while the other like wondershare, avs, ameersoft, etc, but I was luck to just do a random search to compare with wondershare before I bought and come across Pavtube Video Converter Ultimate (Mac version: iMedia Converter for Mac). It is easy and quick to get started with UI. The most important thing is the support for Apple TV 3 format.

How to convert Blu-ray/DVD/VCD to 1080p format for Apple TV 3

Step 1: Load DVD

Insert the program to your computer, and then launch it. Click the “Load file” icon to load your Blu-ray/DVD/VCD files. It also supports ISO/IFO files.
backup Blu-ray/DVD/VCD on Apple TV 3

Step 2: Choose out put format

Pavtube has designed many different formats for Apple TV. In order to get the most suitable format for my Apple TV 3, I usually choose “Apple TV 3 1080P Dolby Digital Pass-through (*.m4v)”.

backup Blu-ray/DVD/VCD on Apple TV 3

Step 3: Customize profile settings

I can also adjust video size, bitrate, frame rate, audio codec, channels, etc according to my own needs. But the original settings are good enough for me to be play on my Apple TV 3 with good quality.
backup Blu-ray/DVD/VCD on Apple TV 3

PS: Pavtube is so sweet that it gives a tip for customers about the audio track.
Step 4: Start conversion

The last thing you need to do is just click the convert button to start the conversion of DVD to 1080p format for Apple TV 3.

When the conversion is over, I just need to find my output videos and transfer to my NAS or iTunes through Apple TV 3. It is so easy and save much trouble for me. If you also want to view your Blu-ray/DVD/VCD collection on your Apple TV, just have a try, you will like it!


Friday, January 24, 2014

Convert GoPro Hero 3 footage to iMovie on iPhone for editing and upload to Instagram

This is a brief guide of how to convert your GoPro Hero 3 footage to iPhone, so that you can edit these video in iMovie and share it to friends on Instagram.

GoPro's lineup of mount-anywhere cameras have been dazzling extreme sports enthusiasts for years. With the GoPro 3, you can easily shoot footages with your hands free – that’s pretty convenient yet safe when you are surfing, skating, snowboarding or traveling.

I’m rather fond of taking this little magic box out on vacation with great fun. However, unlike professional cameras, I always need to edit some of them. As I just got a new iPhone 5S, iMovie should be a good choice which is free to IOS 7 users.

Convert GoPro Hero 3 footage to iMovie

With the help of Pavtube iMedia Converter for Mac, I am able to import GoPro Hero 3 footage to iMovie on iPhone and post it on Instagram.

Pavtube HD Video Converter for Mac is a professional Mac GoPro to iMovie Converter; it’s very easy-to-use and totally painless during the whole conversion from GoPro MP4 to Apple Intermediate Codec.

How to convert GoPro Hero 3 MP4 video to iMovie on iPhone?

Step 1. Load files to the GoPro to iMovie Converter for Mac.

Launch the GoPro MP4 to iMovie Converter for Mac and add footage files to it. Keep your GoPro Hero 3 on and connect it to Mac; click “Add video” to load video clips or “Add from folder” to load the entire folder. Then you can preview the whole videos in the preview window on the right area.

Step 2. Choose AIC MOV format for iMovie.

Click “Format” drop-down list and choose “iMovie and Final Cut Express>Apple InterMediate Codec (AIC) (*.mov)” as the most compatible format for iMovie.

Notes: If the default settings do not fit your needs, you can click “Settings” button to customize output video bitrate, channels, frame rate, etc. In general, the higher video bit rate you choose, the larger output file size will it be; and vice versa.

Step 3. start conversion.

Now hit the big “Convert” button to start converting GoPro Hero 3 MP4 to AIC MOV for iMovie. After it completed, hit “Open” button to find the generated.

Now transfer the converted video to iPhone via iTunes and open it in iMovie for iPhone app. Edit it and upload to Instagram; just have a try. (See also: How to transfer video to iPhone/iPad via iTunes 11?)

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How do I transfer Blu-ray movie to VTech InnoTab 3/InnoTab 2 for kids?

This guide explains how you can convert Blu-ray movies for your VTech InnoTab 3/InnoTab 2, so that your kids can watch movie on InnoTab 3/2, without having to purchase them again from a digital movie store. 

Nowadays, with the ability to purchase movies online, and watch it in a matter of seconds, more and more people prefer to digital content. But if we look at digital content, we will find each brand and device category has their own movie store. iTunes only works with Apple, Google Play works only with Android, Samsung MediaHub only works with Samsung devices, etc.

None of these stores take the content you already have into account, so if you want to play these movies on your VTech InnoTab 3/2, you will need to purchase it twice, and what makes things even worse is that purchases from one don’t mix with those from another.

Play Blu-ray on VTech InnoTab 3
These disadvantages make physical form stand out. Have you happened to have some Blu-ray disc and want to play on your VTech InnoTab 3/2? You can use a Blu-ray to VTech InnoTab Ripper to convert your Blu-ray movies to a format that will work perfectly on your VTech InnoTab 3/2, and if you do upgrade later-on, you can either use the same file, or convert the disk again for your other devices.


Of course your VTech InnoTab 3/2. While you don’t need it for the conversion process, but you need it to be able to put the movie onto it.

The connection cable for your VTech InnoTab 3/2.

An sd memorycard that works with your VTech InnoTab 3/2. 

A computer with either Windows OS or Mac OS as Pavtube BDMagic is available for Windows XP/2003/Vista/Window 7/Windows 8/Windows 8.1, while Pavtube BDMagic for Mac supports Mac OS X 10.9 Mavericks, 10.8 Mountain Lion, 10.7 Lion, Snow Leopard 10.6, Leopard 10.5

There is a large variety of different tools available for this. But for this guide I am using Pavtube BDMagic, one of the most popular conversion application for phones and tablets due to its ease of use, the support provided when needed, and of course the very affordable price.

A DVD drive for you to convert DVDs while Blu-ray drive for converting Blu-rays for your VTech InnoTab 3/InnoTab 2

Step-by-step Guide:

This guide will take Windows OS as a example, if you are a Mac user, just choose the right version and the process is almost same.

Step 1: Download and install Pavtube BDMagic on your computer.

Step 2: Load the Blu-ray movies to the program.

Step 3: Choose the output format. Click “Common Video” > “ H.264 Video (*.mp4)” as the output format.

rip blu-ray to VTech InnoTab 3

Step 4: Click the “Convert” button to start the conversion.

Step 5: Connect your VTech InnoTab 3/InnoTab 2 to your computer and copy the file over to the MOVIE folder located in the LLN folder on your VTech InnoTab 3/InnoTab 2’s memeorycard.

Once completed, just open the build-in video player app on your VTech InnoTab 3/InnoTab 2, and tap the movie to play it.

What happen during the conversion:

The actual movie conversion process takes some time. Many people don’t realize that converting a Blu-ray to play on the VTech InnoTab 3/InnoTab 2 is a bit more involved than just copying over the movie from the Blu-ray to the tablet. Conversion tools such as Pavtube BDMagicactually have to do a lot more than that:

Disc Transfer. You can not just stick Blu-ray in your VTech InnoTab 3/InnoTab 2 as it don’t have a Blu-ray drive, even though you connect a Blu-ray drive with some cables and adapters to your tablet, there are no Blu-ray player apps available, so it will not work anyway. So, a conversion tool such as Pavtube BDMagic plays the role of reading your Blu-ray and storing it on your computer in a video file.

Format Change. The VTech InnoTab 3/InnoTab 2 do not support the format like AVI and MKV, so in order for VTech InnoTab 3/InnoTab 2 to play your movies, the video files needed to be optimized. This is where the actual conversion part comes in. Pavtube BDMagic reads your Blu-ray movies and then transforms it into a format that is optimized for VTech InnoTab 3/InnoTab 2 so that it will play your video without any issues.

Compression. It is usually that a movies on Blu-ray takes up 5-9GB of space. When you copy a movie over to your VTech InnoTab 3/InnoTab 2 of that size, you can only store a few movies, and there is no room left. Pavtube BDMagic can compress movies to a much smaller file size enabling you to store much more movies on it.

Screen size adjustment. The conversion process adjust size of your movies to make it fit properly on the VTech InnoTab 3/InnoTab 2 screen.

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Thursday, January 23, 2014

Pavtube Found Solution to Convert 4K Ultra HD Videos to Apple Prores for Final Cut Pro

Pavtube Studio's HD Video Converter for Mac provides users of solution to convert 4K Ultra HD Videos to Apple ProRes and any other formats for editing in Final Cut Pro or editing and playing on different platforms.

The latest updated version of Pavtube's iMedia Converter for Mac enables users to import and convert 4K digital videos to Apple ProRes for Final Cut Pro and any other formats for editing, playing, and burning.

4K resolution also known as Ultra HD is quite a new term coming out just a few years ago. It is a generic term for displays, devices or content having horizontal resolution on the order of 4,000 pixels.

There are more than 21 types of cameras having the ability to record 4K format videos but not that many editing software system, and digital video players are able to edit and play those videos in 3840 x 2160, 4096 x 2160, 5120 x 2160, 5120 x 3200, 4096 x 1716, or 3996 x 2160 resolutions. And there comes the need to convert 4K Ultra HD videos into other formats for editing and playing. The latest Pavtube HD Video Converter for Mac is updated for this need.

"We prepared hundreds of output format presets for 4K videos, such as Apple ProRes 422, Apple ProRes 422(HQ), Apple ProRes 422 (LT), Apple ProRes 422 (Proxy), and Apple ProRes 4444 for Final Cut Pro, AIC MOV for FCE (Final Cut Express) and iMovie, MP4 for any mobile or PC video players, and more formats for better editing, playing, and burning," said Anda Wu, the software developer.

Audience's tastes for video quality increase every year and there comes the need of output videos with higher and higher resolutions. Pavtube knows this well and makes HD Video Converter for Mac available to customize the output resolutions to any size the users want.

"What we are always doing is to provide the most useful tool that accepts all kinds of video formats and output whatever formats the users want. We paid very much attention to our users feedbacks and the supporting of 4K videos is a perfect example that our users are always the God," Wu continued.
"After this update, the software becomes a perfect 4K Ultra HD video converter for Mac. And in 2014, we will provide more updates to enhance Pavtube products' quality and usability. The customers' thumb up is always the No. 1 thing to our team," concluded Wu.

About Pavtube Studios

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, 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 backing up, video trans-coding, 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 for more information.

Source: This article originally published at PRWeb.

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Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Batch Convert/Import Tivo shows to Adobe Premiere Elements 10 without commercials

A guide to show how to remove Tivo TV show commercials and batch convert them to MPEG-2, so that we can edit in Adobe Premiere Elements 10.

Q: I have TIVO and I have downloaded some programs, using TIVO Desktop, onto my computer. The thing is, I want to be able to import these programs onto my Adobe Premiere Elements 10, but always got an error said file format not supported. I have the Media Access key and can play them on Tivo box. So what’s the next step?

Yes Tivo files cannot be playback unless you have the Media Access Key which should be on the back of your Tivo box; but it’s not all. Tivo recordings are embedded in unique codecs so that you cannot load them into editing programs like Adobe Premiere as the latter doesn’t include a proper decoder to unblock this.
Moreover, it’s so annoying to have the commercials in Tivo recordings while most popular TV show or TV play have many episodes, like The Big Bang Theory, Grey’s Anatomy, Revenge, Teen Wolf, etc. so we have many ads in TV head and end.

I was so confused with all the tasks but finally found out a workflow to finish all of them: the Pavtube Tivo Video Converter Ultimate. (Mac version is available here: iMedia Converter for Mac)

Pavtube Video Converter, which works as a prefect Tivo to Adobe Premiere Converter, can help you batch convert Tivo recordings to Adobe Premiere Elements 10 acceptable format without commercials, so that you can edit the trimmed videos smoothly.

How to batch convert Tivo to MPEG-2 for Adobe Premiere Elements 10?

Step 1. Load TiVo files.

You can directly drag and drop the TiVo files to the software, or click "Add" button to locate and import the TiVo files into the TiVo converter.

Tip: When first loading, this TiVo Converter will ask you to input your Media Access Key. Enter your Media Access Key, and click "OK" to confirm.

Step 2. Choose Premiere preferred format

Click "Format" pull down list to select Adobe Premiere/Sony Vegas> MPEG-2(*.mpg) as the best video format for Adobe Premiere Elements 10. WMV, MOV formats are the good choice as well.

Tips: If the default settings do not fit you requirement, you can click "Settings" icon to and enter "Profile Settings" panel to adjust video size, bit rate, frame rate, sample rate and audio channels.

Step 3. Remove Tivo commercials

Click “Edit” on the top to enter video editor window. Follow the “Trim” tab to choose the i/o point; click OK to confirm the trimming.

Step 4. Start Conversion

Click "Convert" button to start encoding TiVo to MPEG-2(.mpg) for Adobe Premiere Elements 10; it will convert all the files in queue. When the conversion task is completed, click "Open" button to get the exported files quickly. Now load these videos to Premiere Elements 10 for editing.

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Backup Blu-ray/DVD to AC Ryan Player on Mac for TV playback

This article shows how to remove your Blu-ray/DVD protection and rip them into MP4 format, so that you can playback the movies on TV via AC Ryan Player.

AC Ryan Playon is a media player which works similar to Apple TV; with HDMI to your TV, it helps to playback various video formats in widescreen.

We have one AC Ryan Playon connected to our TV in living room to play TV shows downloaded from Internet. This device support video formats as below: ASF/AVI/BD-ISO/DAT/DVD-ISO/FLV/IFO/MPG/MP4/M2TS/MKV/MOV/M4V/TP/TS/TRP/WMV/VOB/RM/RMVB  

So generally we don’t need to work with format transform and it works pretty well.

But recently we got plenty of DVDs and Blu-rays (most Blu-rays) from a friend; and we decide to backup them so we can view these movies on TV via AC Ryan. Don’t need to keep the original file size as we have limited storage, but want to get pretty good video quality. 

We did a lot of researches online and finally got this SM named Pavtube BDMagic for Mac (Mac based); it has a simple yet very easy-to-use UI, and has a large output list that supports various formats. The most important thing is it accepts my every disc, which Handbrake and Jack the Ripper couldn’t.

For people who want to backup all the audio tracks or subtitles, you are suggested to try Pavtube ByteCopy for Mac.

How to rip Blu-ray/DVD to view on AC Ryan Player? 

Step 1. Load disc

Click “Load files(s)” to import DVDs and Blu-rays. Note you need to have an external Blu-ray drive if you want to rip Blu-rays.

Keep Internet connected during importing.

Step 2. Choose format.

Although AC Ryan Player support lots of formats, I still recommend MP4 format as it’s most acceptable by most devices, so that you can watch the converted video on other devices also.

Click “Format” and choose “HD Video>H.264 HD Video(*.mp4)” as below:

Step 3. Adjust output settings (Optional)

Click “Settings” to change video size, bitrate, frame rate and audio specs. I chose “original” size to playback on TV.

Step 4. Start conversion

Click “Convert” in the main interface to start the conversion (batch conversion supported). After conversion, click “Open” which is below the “Settings” to find the converted video.

Use a USB drive to transfer the ripped MP4 media file to AC Ryan Player, now just enjoy your Blu-ray/DVD movies on TV!

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Sony's next smartphone will wield 4K video skills

Sony 4K Smartphone

The current Z1S camera app has lots of extras. Will its follow-up also have 4K video?

Hot on the heels of bringing the Xperia Z1S to America, it seems that Sony plans to pull another, bigger smartphone rabbit out of its hat. Code-named Sirius and tagged with the D6503 model designation, apparently Sony's latest creation will boast a powerful digital camera capable of shooting high-resolution 4K video.

The next Xperia flagship might have 4K video capture.

According to reports by close Sony mobile watcher Xperia Blog, this fresh gadget will also feature a large 5.2-inch (1080p) LCD (hopefully using IPS technology), a full 3GB allotment of RAM, and a Qualcomm MSM8974AB chipset. That means the device will harness the power of at least a Snapdragon 800 processor. Indeed the site claims a 2.3GHz quad-core CPU and Adreno 330 graphics run the show.

Onboard software for the Sirius will likely be Android 4.4.2 KitKat with Sony's proprietary skin layered over it. Most interesting though is the leaked screenshot of the phone's camera app that shows a 4K video option front and center.

If you were keeping tabs on the news from CES 2014, you're probably aware that HDTV makers (including Sony) were heavily pushing the ultra-high-definition 4K capabilities of their upcoming TV sets. That's why a phone and HDTV tie-in makes a lot of sense.

I'll also hazard a guess that Sony's upcoming flagship will be branded as the Xperia Z2, replacing the global Xperia Z1. I bet more rumors concerning Sony's upcoming mobile phones, however, will pop up between now and Mobile World Congress 2014 in February. Many handset manufacturers are no doubt planning to announce their big-ticket devices to great fanfare at the show. Stay tuned, as CNET will be on-site in Barcelona, Spain, covering the show live.

The bottom line: The Xperia Z1 S is the most impressive smartphone Sony has ever sold on any carrier, but an inferior screen makes Samsung's Galaxy handsets better deals. Read Full Review

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

How to transfer TiVo videos on iPad Air on Mac Mavericks?

iPad Air is one of the most popular tablets on the markets this year. It has attracted great attention since it released. The Retina Display with 2048×1536 pixels, 9.7 inches, no doubt adds more fun to your digital entertainment. By any means, it is a great portable video player. Most people use it to play games and enjoy videos. But many users got problems when they want to play TiVo recordings on iPad Air.

Question 1: "I bought a high end WD TV to replace an older model. I love it. Recent days, I got some TiVo recordings and I want to add the files to the WD TV and iPad Air for playback, can you tell me the best way? Thanks!"

Question 2: "I got many TiVo recordings and want to play them on my new iPad Air, I use a software called Handbrake to convert TiVo to iPad Air supported MP4, but of low quality. Is there any other software to solve this problem and help me out?"

Have you had the same questions? The reason is that the format of TiVo recordings can not be supported by iPad Air. The most compatible video format for iPad Air is MP4/MOV files encoded with MPEG-4 or H.264 (Learn more about Recommended Formats for iPad Air).

You can end up the incompatibility with the help of the third-party software Pavtube iPad Air Video Converter for Mac (Reach the Windows version here: iPad Air Video Converter). It is a dynamic video convert tool that can help users convert TiVo to iPad Air supported video format with high output video quality and fast encoding speed. Besides, you are allowed to edit the videos by trimming, cropping, adjusting video effects, etc. to get the wanted part and effects as you like.

Moreover, this iPad Air Video Converter can also enable iPad Air play various HD Videos (such as:MKV, AVI, VOB, MPG, WMV, WebM, MTS, EVO, VRO, MXF, FLV, F4V videos, etc.).
Tutorials: Converting Tivo to iPad Air friendly format on Mac Mavericks 

Step 1: Load TiVo videos to iPad Air Converter

Launch the TiVo to iPad Air Converter; click the top left two icons to load your TiVo video files. When first loading, the program will ask you to input your Media Access Key. Simply enter your Media Access Key and click “OK” to confirm.

Step 2: Choose MP4 format as output format.

Hit the menu bar of “Format”, choose “iPad” category and find the optimal video format for iPad Air. “iPad HD Video(*.mp4)” is recommended here. You can also choose MOV, MP4, M4V format from Common Video.

convert tivo to ipad air on mac

Tip: If the default settings do not fit your requirement, you can click “Settings” icon to enter “Profile Settings” panel to adjust video size, bitrate, frame rate and audio channels.

If the TV shows you recorded by TiVo have some advertisements during the video and you want to get rid of it, the “Trim” function in “Edit” may help you.You can cut the part that you do not need.

video editor

You also can merge videos into one complete file for output with the help of “Merge into one file” function.

Step: 3 Start TiVo to iPad Air conversion

Click the “Convert” button to start the conversion. Once finished, you can get the output files for your iPad Air via clicking on Open button effortlessly. Afterwards, connect iPad Air to PC, and then sync video files to iPad Air via iTunes 11.

Additional tip:

When you transfer your TiVo recordings to your PC, you need to download and install TiVo Desktop on your PC. Connect TiVo to your home network, and then the TiVo Desktop will provide you with a list of shows for transferring to your PC. Then please transfer the TiVo TV shows you want to PC. Once all the shows you selected have been downloaded from your TiVo, they will appear in the Now Playing list in TiVo Desktop.

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Tuesday, January 14, 2014

How to keep chapter markers when ripping Blu-ray to MP4 for iOS devices on Mac Mavericks?

A guide to show how to keep chapter markers when ripping Blu-ray to Apple iOS devices readable MP4 format on Mac 10.9 Mavericks, so that you can sync the ripped movies to iOS devices like iPhone, iPad, iPod touch with chapter marks for quick viewing.

Now Blu-ray may be the best option to you if you want to enjoy full high definition 1080p movies. However, Blu-ray drive on your computer or Blu-ray player for TV is necessary for watching Blu-ray movies. Since more people choose to watch movies on portable devices, it’s not possible for us to take a Blu-ray player everywhere. Moreover, although these devices are quipped with high resolution displays, there’s still something different from playback Blu-ray movies on computer – that is to say, we cannot skip viewing movies without chapter markers. 

In my experience, there should be lots of Blu-ray ripping tools on the marketplace so you have various choices, but what I’d like to suggest that if you want to rip Blu-ray to MP4 for IOS device on Mac and keep chapter markers intact at the same time, you are in the right place. 

Come and meet this Pavtube ByteCopy for Mac, a magic tool to help you rip protected Blu-ray/DVD to IOS devices acceptable MP4 format with chapter markers, as well as multiple audio tracks (or we say languages when it comes to disc).

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How to convert Blu-ray to MP4 with chapter markers for IOS devices?

1. Import Blu-ray to Pavtube ByteCopy

Click "Load file" icon on the top left to import the Blu-ray disc.

bytecopy for mac

2. Choose Multi-track MP4 with chapter markers

Under "Format" menu, there are lots of video formats. Go to find "Multi-track Video" option and choose "Multi-track MP4 (*.mp4)" and it will retain chapter markers by default.

Tips: If you want to convert Blu-ray to other video formats or portable devices, just choose the video format you need in the dropdown list.

3. Adjust V/A settings (Optional)

Click “Settings” to change video/audio specs if you are not satisfied with the default settings. Usually the high bitrate you set, the larger file size will be; so is the video quality.

Switch to Audio tab, you can choose wanted audio tracks by checking them. All the audio tracks will be checked if you don’t change them.

choose wanted audio tracks

4. Start conversion

Click big "Convert" button to start conversion. It won't take much time for conversion and then you will get MP4 file once completed. Hit "Open" button you can open the location of generated files. 

Ripping Blu-ray to MP4 with chapter marker

Now you can transfer the MP4 files to your IOS devices.

How to check the movie chapter markers on iPhone? 

Open the movie in your iPhone, click the marked icon as below:

open movie on iphone

Then you will find all the markers; touch it to skip to corresponding chapter:

chapter guide

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