Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Pavtube Blu-ray Ripper Upgraded Supporting Blu-ray MKB v62

It is more and more difficult to decrypt Blu-ray discs because they have higher and higher encryption scheme. For those who love to rip Blu-ray to digital files to stream on portable devices, TVs, game consoles over network, it is the time to upgrade your Blu-ray Ripper to have the power to decrypt the most complex Blu-ray encryption - MKB v62. If you are a user of Pavtube software, you are a lucky man.

Pavtube Upgrade Support MKB v62

Today, Pavtube Studio has upgraded his main 3 Blu-ray ripping tools to support the new Blu-ray encryption MKB v62. If you are the customer of Pavtube product, you can get the upgrade free to get the technology of decrypting MKB v62. Of course, this upgrade won't affect the original functions of Pavtube Blu-ray Rippers to break down Blu-ray encryptions including AACS, BD+,UOP,DRM, HDCP, BD-ROM, Region codes, MKB v61, etc.

These three Pavtube Blu-ray Ripping tools are exactly Pavtube BDMagic, Pavtube ByteCopy, Pavtube Video Converter Ultimate.Now, let’s learn the upgrade and the main features of each Blu-ray ripping tool.

What’s new? latest Blu-ray MKB v62.

2.fix some bugs.

Key features of ByteCopy

– 1:1 backup BD/DVD with original video structure.

– Main title copy BD/DVD with smaller size.

– Copy BD/DVD to MKV with lossless quality.

– Convert BD/DVD to MP4/MOV/AVI with multiple subtitle/audio streaming.

More functions of ByteCopy is in the review.

Key features of BDMagic

– Full copy and directly copy Blu-ray and DVD

– Convert Blu-ray/DVD to SD/HD MP4, MKV, AVI, etc to NASMedia Server, etc.

– Convert 4K Blu-ray to H.265/HEVC 4K MP4/MKV

– Rip Blu-ray preserving AC3, AAC, DTS audio in stereo, 5.1, 7.1 sound.

More functions of BDMagic is in the review.

Key features of Video Converter Ultimate

– Decrypt Blu-ray and DVD to virtually any SD/HD video

– Convert 4K Blu-ray to SD/HD MP4, WMV, MOV, QuickTime, ProRes for editing in NLE.

– Copy Blu-ray/DVD to M3U8 for HTTP live streaming

– Convert, shrink, compress Blu-ray, DVD to YouTube, FaceBook, Vimeo, Instagram, Google Plus, etc.

More functions of Video Converter Ultimate is in the review.

The Blu-rays you can Decrypt:

You can use Pavtube Blu-ray Ripper to decrypt some new released Blu-ray including: The Walking Dead, Stranger Things, The RevenantThe MartianHannibal TV Series, Game of Throne (1-6), Spectre 007Zootopia, Harry Potter, Independence Day, The Divergent Series: Allegiant, The WalkAvatarHouse of Cards, Bridge of Spies, Mad Max: Fury Road, Room, Spotlight, By the Sea, The Family Fang, Absolution, Roots, Code of Honor, Now You See, The Adderall Diaries, Arch Angels, Shchedrin: The Left-Hander, Sherlock, Ghost Rider / Hellboy, The Da Vinci Code, The Da Vinci Code, Doro: Strong and Proud, etc.


Monday, October 17, 2016

Transfer DVD to iPocket Drive for iPhone

Want some extra storage for your iPhone? The iPocket Drive is a portable USB flash drive that connects to your iPhone's Lightning port to provide more room for movies, music, photos, games, apps and more. If you want to transfer some DVD movies to iPhone for watching, putting DVD movies to iPocket Drive allows you enjoy more DVD movies on iPhone.

We know normal standard commercial DVD has protection and it is often encoded with MPEG-2. However, iPhones only support H.264/MPEG-4 MP4/MOV/M4V. So we not only need to remove DVD copy protection but also need to convert DVD to iPhone supported formats.

Pavtube ByteCopy for Windows/Mac is recommended here to help you copy protected DVD to iPocket Drive for iPhone streaming. Comparing to other DVD Rippers, this DVD ripping software can keep higher video quality while offering 6X times DVD ripping speed. It can convert DVD to MP4, MOV and M4V for iPhone streaming via iPocket Drive. It even can rip DVD to multi-track MP4/MOV keeping multiple subtitle streaming and audio track for iOS devices or Android devices.

What's more, you can adjust video and audio size, bitrate, frame rate, codec, channel, etc to get more compatible video for your iPhone 7, iPhone 6S, iPhone 6S Plus, iPad Pro, iPad Air 3, iPad Mini 4, iPad Air 2, etc.

Download and install Pavtube ByteCopy

How to Copy DVD to iPocket Drive for iPhone?

Step 1: Load DVD movies

Launch the best DVD to iPhone Converter, click the “DVD disc” icon to navigate the videos. You can also add ISO file, IFO file or DVD folder. Press the selected main title you can preview the whole DVD movies on the preview window on the right, which works like a media player.

Step 2: Choose output format

Click “Format” bar, follow “iPhone 6 H.264 Full HD 1080P(*.mp4)” which is also supported by iPhone 7, iPhone 6S. Or choose “iPhone > iPhone 6 Plus H.264 Full Screen/Full HD 1080P(*.mp4)” as supported format for iPhone. The output videos could fit on your device perfectly.

Tip: You can click the “Settings” to adjust the video and audio parameters of output files.

Step 3. Start DVD to iPocket Drive for iPhone

Start the conversion by clicking on "Convert" start conversion button on the interface of this converter. After it completes, click the “Open” button on program interface to locate the created MP4 file. Then transfer the ripped DVD movies to iPocket Drive for storing. Then you can play the MP4 files on iPhone via iPocket Drive.

Additional Tips:

If you have some MKV, AVI, 4K, WMV, TS, ISO, VOB, MOV, AVCHD, XAVC videos, Blu-ray movies and DVDs and want to put onto to iPocket Drive for iPad Pro, iPad Air 2, iPad Mini 2/3, iPhone 7, iPhone 6S, 6S Plus, iPhone 5S, etc streaming. You can use the all-in-one Pavtube Video Converter Ultimate program to convert various video to MP4/MOV/M4V for iPhone/iPad. If you are running a Mac OS X computer, iMedia Converter for Mac is the alternative. And there are a software bundle that can help you save money:

ByteCopy($42) + Video Converter Ultimate($65) = Only $79.9, Save $27.1

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Monday, October 10, 2016

Copy The Secret Life of Pets Blu-ray/DVD Discs

Outline: The page is aiming to tells readers how to backup The Secret Life of Pets Blu-ray/DVD Discs to protect the expensive and fragile discs and play The Secret Life of Pets  on portable device and HD TV without using the discs again. 

The Secret Life of Pets is a 2016 American 3D computer-animated adventure comedy film. Now, it also released Blu-ray and DVD version. If your kids like this movie, you can collect The Secret Life of Pets Blu-ray/DVD Discs. To avoid the Blu-ray and DVD discs are getting scratched or damaged by your kids, you can copy The Secret Life of Pets Blu-ray/DVD discs to hard drive then your kids can enjoy the movie on PC.

Copy The Secret Life of Pets Blu-ray/DVD Discs

The Secret Life of Pets Blu-ray/DVD Available Now ON:

Way to backup The Secret Life of Pets in Blu-ray/DVD

Things you need

Blu-ray/DVD Ripper recommended to copy The Secret Life of Pets in Blu-ray/DVD

Pavtube BDMagic can remove AACS and CSS in Blu-ray/DVD disc and other similar protections built-in discs to prevent straight-up copying. It can 1:1 backup Blu-ray/DVD with the same video structure and convert Blu-ray/DVD to H.265, M3U8, MKV, AVI, MP4, etc in original video quality. 

Besides, it also can allows users to adjust video/audio size, codec, frame rate, channel, etc and trim video footage/crop unwanted area in Blu-ray/DVD videos. 

See other choices: 2016 Best 3 DVD/Blu-ray Ripping Software.

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Steps to backup The Secret Life of Pets in Blu-ray/DVD

Step 1: Import Blu-ray/DVD movies

Click “File” to load your Blu-ray/DVD The Secret Life of Pets to this program. It will automatically choose the main content to convert. If there are several language subtitles in your Blu-ray/DVD movies, you can select the language subtitle you want to show in your movie by “Subtitle”.

Step 2: Specify output format

In drop-down format list, you can choose “HD Video” > “H.264 HD Video(*.mp4)” as output format for nearly all laptops, tablets, mobile phones can play MP4 videos. 

Tip: If you just want to digital your Blu-ray/DVD for more convenient organization and management, you also can choose to full disc copy Blu-ray/DVD or main title copy

Step 3: Start backup The Secret Life of Pets in Blu-ray/DVD to MP4

After all settings done, hit on the “Convert” button and The Secret Life of Pets in Blu-ray/DVD backup process will start. After the conversion completes, open output folder and you will find the converted movies.

You can transfer The Secret Life of Pets MP4 files to iPad or some kids tablet for your children watching.

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Monday, October 3, 2016

Put All DVDs into Synology DS415+ NAS drive for Streaming

NAS is just a big file storage really and you may find that just copying the DVD files to Synology DS415+ NAS directly is a pain to try and play with a media streamer(PS3, WD TV, etc). Then which is the best way to take the DVDs and put the DVD movies on NAS drive for playing on most media streamers… 

stream DVD to NAS

First, a quick note: we know that there is still a lot of legal ambiguity around ripping content that you have legally purchased. At Audioholics, we believe that you should be able to watch purchased media on your system regardless of whether it's coming from a standalone DVD player or a media center frontend. Actually, it's not as difficult as you imagine. To get DVDs on Synology DS415+ NAS, you'll need a third-party DVD ripping software.

Most of you are likely familiar with the excellent Handbrake for ripping standard Def DVDs, but it still cannot yet protected DVD discs. The way it can with regular DVDs, so you'll need to add an intermediate step. Pavtube DVDAid is the bee's knees, which can help you fast rip DVD discs to a format playble by NAS while keeping the original quality. (2016 Best 3 DVD Ripping Software)

With it, ripping DVD for Synology DS415+ NAS is simple as ABC. After downloding, follow the wizard to install and run the program. The mac version isDVDAid for Mac. Then follow the steps below to convert DVD to Synology DS415+ NAS comaptible formats in a few clicks! 

How to rip and stream DVD movies via Synology DS415+ NAS

Step 1: Insert your DVD disc into DVD ROM, Launch the program and click the "Disc" button to import the DVD movies. DVD folder and ISO/IFO files are also supported. You can select subtitles as you want.

DVD to NAS Ripper

Step 2: Click Format and choose MP4 video from Common Video, which can be recognized by Synology DS415+ NAS well. MKV is also a good choice; as a container format it takes whatever you give it. And then click the Browse button to specify an output folder to save the converted files.

NAS video format

 With the right settings you can retain the quality of the original DVD while also saving space. This is particularly helpful when streaming over your network, depending on your network quality. Simply click Settings bar and you can tweak the settings to your satisfaction and even save it as preset.

NAS video settings

Step 3: Finally, hit the "Convert" button at the bottom of the main interface to start the conversion. It will automatically convert DVD to Synology DS415+ NAS compatible video files.

Once the conversion is finished, click "Open" to quickly find the converted movies. Then, Synology DS415+ NAS will recognize, catalog, play and stream these DVD rips at ease. Source from here

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Monday, September 26, 2016

How to Watch Subtitled Movies?

Sometimes, the reason that you can 't play external video on PC or standalone DVD Player is the settings wrong or your subtitles has some errors. To watch video with external subtitle on your PC and standalone DVD Player without hassle, you can check if your external subtitle has error info and make right subtitle settings with some freeware programs.

Required Software

This brief guide explains how to view movies with subtitle files easily.

Step 1: Check the external subtitle file

To avoid unpleasant surprises with the subtitles in the middle of the video, it is recommended to check the subtitles first with the freeware program DivXLand Media Subtitler.

Start Media Subtitler and open the subtitle file from the File > Open text or subtitle menu. The program supports the most popular sub formats, including SRT, SSA, SUB, SMI, etc.

DivXLand Media Subtitler is a free subtitle editing and correction tool.

By default, the program will scan the subtitles and fix all possible errors. A report detailing the corrections made will be shown after loading the subtitles.

Close the report (if appears) and save the subtitle from the File > Save menu. It is recommended to always save the subtitles in SRT (SubRip) format to ensure maximum compatibiliy.

 Make sure to save the subtitles using a filename identical to the video file. Eg:
  • My Movie (DivX HD).avi
  • My Movie (DivX HD).srt

This way the subtitles will be auto-loaed when opening the movie.

Step 2: Configure Media Player Classic

In this step we will setup this free player to make it show the subtitles with a custom style.

Open Media Player Classic and go to the View > Options menu. At the Playback > Output section, you must select a DirectShow video mode that supports subtitles. You can select either the VMR-7 (renderless) or VMR-9 (renderless)modes, both support external subtitles.

Media Player Classic DirectShow video modes that support subtitles.

Now you should set the subtitles style, from the Subtitles > Default Style tab. It is recommended to use a simple font such as Arial, a Border width of 1 and a Shadow depth of 1 as well, as shown below. Clicking on the button inside theFont section will show the Font Selection dialog, where you can set the font type and size.

Subtitle style selection for Media Player Classic.

Click OK to save all the settings and restart Media Player Classic to apply the new DirectShow video mode selected. All these settings will be saved permanently.

View subtitled video with Media Player Classic

Once Media Player Classic has been configured, simply open the desired video file and the subtitles will be automatically loaded. Remember that for this to work both video and subtitle files need to have an identical filename.

Media Player Classic using the internal subtitler filter.

Now you can adjust the subtitle style at any time without reloading the video or closing the player, the new style will be applied immediately.

View subtitles on standalone DVD player with DivX® support

Most standalone DVD and BD players with DivX® video support can show movies with external SRT subtitles, as long as they have been perfectly checked to avoid errors.

Most Philips DVD players now support DivX® video and external SRT subtitles.

To watch subtitled movies on these, make sure to burn the movie and subtitles using an identical and short filename(such as 10 characters) to ensure they will work. Start the movie and use the Subtitle button in the remote control to enable/disable the subtitles.

On these players you will rarely be able to edit the subtitles style. You can, however, perform a firmware upgrade on certain models to modify the style, but you must use third party firmware (unofficial) that is not guaranteed to work and could damage the device when choosing the incorrect one. Make sure to proceed with caution in this case.

You can also embed the subtitles on the AVI video with Pavtube Video Converter Ultimate  if your player does not support external subtitles. In this case you will be able to set the subtitle font and style desired, but this process requires recompressing the entire video, with the inherited loss of video quality.

How to Add Subtitle to AVI videos with Pavtube Video Converter Ultimate?

Step 1. Drag & drop AVI files to the program directly. Or go to the “File” menu, choose “Add Video” to locate the AVI files you want to add. You can add several files to do batch conversion. 

Step 2. Add subtitles to AVI videos

Click “Edit” or the pencil icon  to switch to the editing interface, where you can find multiple editing functions and “Subtitle” is just one of them. Click the “Subtitle” tab and check the “Enable” box to allow you to add SRT/ASS/SSA subtitles to AVI videos. Then Click “Browse” to find and import the downloaded SRT/ASS/SSA subtitles.

Kindly note: Pavtube Video Converter only supports SRT/ASS/SSA subtitles, and make sure that the subtitle file and your AVI video files are kept in the same folder sharing the same name.

Step 3. Start inserting subtitles to AVI video

Go back to the main UI and click “Convert” to start inserting SRT/ASS/SSA subtitles to your AVI videos. If you don’t want to keep the original AVI format, just click the format bar to choose the output video format you want before conversion.

Pavtube Video Converter Ultimate not only can add subtitle to AVI but also can attach subtitle to MP4 video, hard burn subtitle to MKV, hardcode subtitle to FLV, etc to make you play subtitled video.

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Monday, September 19, 2016

Convert Disney DVD Files to MP4 on Windows and MacOS

These days, we live in a world where we want every movie and TV show we own to be available at our fingertips on every electronic device in our arsenal. Shelves chock full of movies now seem overly cumbersome, and they’re also an unnecessary waste of space that can be better used for something else. On top of that, we all know how boring a flight or train ride can be without access to a robust library of entertainment.

Related: Remove Disney X-project DRM DVD on Windows 10/Yosemite

Fortunately, there is more than one way to convert Disney DVDs to a format that’s compatible with a wide range of devices. For that purpose, we prefer MP4. Here’s our guide on how to convert Disney DVD files to MP4s, whether you’re using Windows or MacOS. Keep in mind that reproducing copyrighted material is illegal, so be mindful of whether or not the movie you are ripping is protected.

Learn: Copy Unprotected DVD to MP4 with Handbrake

Convert using Pavtube DVDAid

Step 1 — Download and install Pavtube DVDAid

Navigate to the main Pavtube DVDAid homepage and click the orange Free Download button. Afterward, launch the executable file and follow the on-screen instructions. Open the application once installed.

For Mac users: Pavtube DVDAid for Mac

Step 2 — Select a DVD

Once open, click the DVD Disc button and choose the Disney DVD you want to convert into an MP4 from its location.

Step 3 — Choose MP4 and convert

load Disney DVD

Select the file you wish to convert from the list of available options and click "Format" drop-down list to choose MP4 format. Afterward, select a save location for the MP4 and choose your desired audio and video settings in the menu underneath. Click the large Convert button located in the bottom right to begin the conversion process.

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Monday, September 12, 2016

Convert HD videos to 5.1 Apple TV pass-through on Mac

Part 1. Basic Settings to Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround Sound via Apple TV? 

Go into the settings on your Apple TV and make sure Dolby Digital is set to "on" instead of "auto", then you'd better encode your music videos to Apple Lossless (ALAC). To watch movies with AC-3 5.1 surround sound on Apple TV, the media file shall be placed in both “Advanced Audio Coding (AAC) stereo” and “AC-3 surround sound” audio tracks at same sampling rate of about 48kHZ. Aside from that, it is suggested that the audio files be prepared adhering to the following points: 
  •  AAC audio track should be open and put in ahead of AC-3 (DD5.1) 
  • .AC-3 (DD5.1) audio track shall be set "off" as default. 
  • .Proper MPEG-4 / ISO standard shall be applied to the AC-3 (DD5.1) audio track 
The surround sound field would be ported out via HDMI or optical audio-out. Now you can go to the Settings > Audio > Dolby Digital Out and check "on" the DDO to complete a perfect connection.

Main Information:

Please refer to the Pavtube iMedia Converter for Mac and get more instructions related to the new. For example, you are able to find solutions here to watch transfer videos and movies from computer to Apple TV, to encode MKV/AVI/WMV to Apple TV compatible video, and to play HD videos on Apple TV without Problem.

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Part 2.Step Guide: How to Converter HD videos files with subtitles Apple TV via USB Port 

Step 1. Launch the Apple TV Video Converter and import HD videos files.

Drag & drop HD videos files to the program directly. Or go to the “File” menu, choose “Add Video”to locate the HD videos files you want to add. You can add several files to do batch conversion.
Input source file formats

Tip: Freely select the subtitles for you HD videos movies from the “Subtitles” option. Thus, you can watch HD videos on Apple TV via USB Port with Subtitle.

Step 2: Set Output video format for Apple TV.

Click the drop-down button on the right side of the “Format” to select “Apple TV″ from “Format >  H.264 Vdieo (m4v)” Category, Which is suitable for Apple TV and also for USB Port. 

Tip: Click “Settings” button, then you are able to adjust all the settings in the following window to customize the output file quality, including codec, size, bit rate, frame rate, sample rate and audio channel.

Step 3: Start converting HD video to Apple TV.

After the above steps are done, you can click “Convert” button to convert your HD videos to Apple TV comfortable MP4 format. Easy operation and faster conversion speed. You can save the movies on a separate external hard drive,then play the HD movies on Apple TV or other device.

Part 3. More Problem about Apple TV With Dolby Digital 5.1 
  • What did happen to my Apple TV that did not deliver Dolby Digital 5.1 audio? 
Apple TV with firmware 4.2.2 many not handle DD 5.1 properly. Update your firmware to the latest version. 
  •  What about I set Dolby Digital to Auto in Apple TV? 
When Dolby Digital is set to auto, the Apple TV will play AAC stereo when the source video contains both Dolby Digital 5.1 and AAC stereo audio. 
  •  Can I stream HD videos with DTS surround to Apple TV? 
Neither Apple TV nor Apple TV would handle DTS audio. The best way to play videos with DRT surround sound in Apple TV is to convert DTS to ATV supported audio formats: HE-AAC (V1), AAC (16 to 320 Kbps), protected AAC (from iTunes Store), MP3 (16 to 320 Kbps), MP3 VBR, Audible (formats 2, 3, and 4), Apple Lossless, AIFF, and WAV; Dolby Digital 5.1 surround sound. 
  •  How to load my HD MKV/AVI/WMV video in iTunes library? 
Actually you can’t stream HD to Apple TV unless they are encoded into Apple TV supported formats (MP4, M4V, MOV). The latest update of Pavtube Video Converter includes Apple TV and Apple TV oriented presets that can keep Dolby Digital 5.1 as well as AAC stereo audio when converting HD MKV/AVI/WMV/VOB/TS/MPEG videos for Apple TV streaming

Part 4.Set up Apple TV for streaming HD videos with Dolby Digital 5.1 sounds

Connect Apple TV to HDTV and audio receiver

HDTV and audio receiver

Unbox Apple TV and follow the below steps to get started with Apple TV .
1. Connect Apple TV to a power outlet.
2. Connect Apple TV to HDTV with an HDMI cable.
3. Connect Apple TV to audio receiver with an optical digital audio cable. Turn on audio receiver, and use Direct Mode for Dolby Digital 5.1 audio reproduction.
4. When Apple TV boots up, it will scan for available WiFi networks to connect to. Use the remote control find yours and choose it, then enter your password. The Apple TV can also connect via Ethernet. Apple explains how to connect the black Apple TV models to network in the Apple TV User's Guide, specifically from pages 16.

Note: There is no HDMI cable or optical cable included in the Apple TV box, so you'll need to purchase an HDMI cable and an optical digital audio cable.

Part 4.Setup for Apple TV to play/stream movies from your computer

At this point, you should be ready to stream the hottest HD movies and TV shows from iTunes Store and Netflix with the black Apple TV.

If you're more into streaming music or videos from computer to Apple TV, you can enable home sharing feature. Home Sharing allows you to stream content from your iTunes library to the Apple TV to be displayed on your HDTV. To use home sharing, you need to have iTunes installed on your computer and set up on your main home computer and on Apple TV. Note that Apple TV works with iTunes 10.2 later and Apple TV iTunes 10.6 and later on versions.

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Sunday, September 4, 2016

Upscaled 1080P to Native 4K video

Simply put, upscaling produces video that utilizes your television’s or monitor’s maximum resolution, even when playing a standard definition video. Most flat-screen TVs have a 1920 x 1080p resolution, resulting in 2,073,600 pixels in total – that’s 1,920 across, multiplied by 1,080 rows of pixels. Playing a Standard Definition 720 x 567p movie, then, wouldn’t use all of the available pixels.

Q: 1080p Upscaled Too 4K Vs Native 1080p, Which Is Better? “I mostly like PC games but I enjoy consoles for exclusive titles, has anyone compared upscaled 1080p on a 4K tv compared to a native 1080p tv? Which is better? Or is there not much of a difference/no difference at all? I know xbox one and ps4 can only support up too 1080p right now.”

A: “The only time scaling is better is when it is downscaling - taking higher resolution video and displaying it on a screen that is a lower resolution than the video. Native 4K video for example looks positively divine on a 1080p display.”

Note: The good news is that upscaling on 4K TVs doesn't seem to be that awful, so 1080p content being upscaled to a 4K screen does look better than 720p did being upscaled to a 1080p screen. So displaying 1080p content on a 4K display shouldn't be too serious a problem.

4k vs 1080p and upscaling: Is UHD worth the upgrade?

The benefit of 4k over 1080p seems obvious on paper – 4k has four times as many pixels as 1080p, which means it should have a clearer picture – but a 4k TV only improves the picture quality if: 

  • You are watching native 4k content 
  • You sit close enough to notice the difference 

A 4k TV doesn't improve the picture quality of lower quality content like 1080p Blu-rays.

Update: “ In 2016, only budget or small TVs are still being made with a 1080p resolution. So even if you don't care about 4k (for example, if you sit far away or don't have access to 4k content), you will still need to buy a 4k TV if you want the better picture quality found on higher end TVs.”

The two photos above illustrate an identical image at different native resolutions, which means the file resolution and the TV resolution are exactly the same. The first photo is a 4k image displayed on a Vizio M Series 4k TV, and the second is a 1080p image displayed on a Vizio E Series 1080p TV.

The 4k image is smoother, and has more detail than the 1080p image. Look closely and you’ll see that the edges around objects in the 1080p picture are noticeably more jagged. The difference is because the higher pixel count of a 4k screen allows for a more natural representation of the picture, with smoother outlines for distinct objects and added detail in the image.

If you’re underwhelmed by the difference, it’s because there are diminishing returns at higher resolutions. With 4k, you do get more detail than with 1080p, but the upgrade isn’t as staggering as the one between SD and HD.

It’s important to note that this comparison uses a real 4k image. 4k content is more widespread now, but most of what you watch will probably be lower-resolution content upscaled to UHD, which will look different from native 4k and 1080p.

1080p Upscaled to 4k vs Native 1080p

To present lower-resolution material on a 4k TV, the TV has to perform a process called upscaling. This process increases the pixel count of a lower-resolution image, allowing a picture meant for a screen with fewer pixels to fit a screen with many more. It’s important to remember that since the amount of information in the signal doesn’t change, there won’t be more detail present.

The first image is a 1080p picture upscaled to 4k on the Vizio M, and the second is a native 1080p image on the Vizio E.

The Vizio M’s upscaling resulted in a bit of added smoothness, but overall the two images look very similar. There isn’t any more detail in the upscaled picture than you can see in the native 1080p picture, so whether or not it looks better is entirely subjective.


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Best Tool for Upscaling 1080P as 4K Videos for 4K TV 

Acting as a powerful UHD 4K Converter, Pavtube Video Converter UltimateMac is capable of converting any UHD 4K video to 1080P or other HD formats. Besides changing resolution from 4k to 1080P, you can also transcode between all video and audio formats and set any resolution value you like. The following will introduce a step by step guide on how to convert 4K Ultra HD video to 1080P with Pavtube 4K Converter. Read the Review

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Tips About : Upscaling Blu-ray Player, or 4K TV?

As mentioned earlier, upscaling can be handled by either a capable Blu-ray player, or by the television. The decision between buying a new Blu-ray player or 4K television depends on the media you watch more often.

DVDs are very popular, and Blu-ray discs are still a relatively niche market. If you want to upgrade, yet don’t want to scrap your DVDs and start your collection anew, upscaling Blu-ray players are tempting. After all, if you can’t see the difference between an upscaled picture and a HD one from a good distance (ie. one you’ll be comfortably watching television from), surely it’s worth doing. It’s a convincing argument, that’s for sure. Don’t be tricked by a player that boasts superior upscaling: in the end, your television is the limiting factor.

Some Blu-ray players can upscale to 4K (hence occasional ‘Mastered in 4K’ releases, capable of playing as standard and higher quality if used on a superior player), but in most cases, when playing a DVD for display on a 4K TV, the television will be responsible for making that leap to higher definition – indeed, it’s something it does with all signals. But even if a Blu-ray player is capable of upscaling to an impressive 4K, if your TV doesn’t support this, you’ll simply get the highest resolution your set is confined to, likely 1080p HD.

Before swapping your players, question whether a newer television set is more beneficial. Read our buying guide for more information on choosing a new HD TV.

If you mostly watch anything other than DVDs or Blu-ray media, then buying a new 4K TV would make sense. It would upscale all video input, including DVDs and even Blu-rays, to as near to 4K definition as possible.

Naturally, purchasing Blu-ray players will be the cheaper option. They’re typically below $200, while a 4K TV can cost a lot more. If you’re very invested in UHD TV and future-proofing your home entertainment, you’ll be tempted by a 4K television.


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Thursday, September 1, 2016

How to Move Blu-ray movies to iPad Air 3 with Highest Quality

Summary: The right place for you to get detailed info on iPad Air 3 videos and Blu-ray to iPad conversion. 

Many people would choose to stay at home and watch some blu-ray movies with family or friends, because Apple iPad Air 3 come with large and HD screen display, which makes it quite enjoyable for HD blu-ray movie watching. If you want to watch Blu-ray movies on iPad Air 3, you need a professional Blu-ray to iPad Air 3 converter that helps convert Blu-ray to iPad Air 3 videos with high quality and speed. This post would be the right place for you to get detailed info on iPad videos and Blu-ray to iPad video conversion.

Blu-Ray optical drive for iPad Air 3? The all-new Apple tablet – iPad Air 3, with a 9.7″ inch backlit display with 2048 X 1536 pixels of resolution, is a good choice for playing movies. However, iPad Air 3 only supports videos in MP4, MOV and M4V format. So if you have got a collection of Blu-ray movies and want to play them on iPad Air, you will get frustrated since Blu-ray videos are not compatible with iPad Air.

Fortunately, there is an easy and fast way to convert and put Blu-ray movies onto iPad Air. You can convert Blu-ray to iPad Air 3 supported video formats like MP4 for smoothly playback with a Blu-ray to iPad Air 3 converter. Pavtube ByteCopy is an intuitive Blu-ray converter that allows you to easily rip Blu-ray to iPad Air 3 MP4/MOV/M4V so that you can play any Blu-ray movies on your iPad Air 3 on the go. Besides, this Blu-ray to iPad Air 3 converting tool also provide some video editing tools to let you crop the Blu-ray movies black bars, trim the unnecessary part, etc. for better video watching experience. If you are a Mac user, you can turn to iPad Air Blu-ray Ripper for Mac, which can help you convert Blu-ray to iPad Air 3 on macOS Sierra/El Capitan.

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The easy way to convert Blu-ray to iPad Air 3 compatible video formats 

Step 1: Insert your Blu-ray disc into your drive, run the Blu-ray to iPad Air 3 Converter and click "Blu-raydisc" icon to load Blu-ray movies. You can also import movies from blu-ray folder, Blu-ray folder and ISO image files. 

Step 2: Click the output format dropdown list; you'll get a lot of choices. For converting blu-ray to iPad Air, you can select "iPad > iPad Air HD Video (*.mp4)" as output format. If you rip Blu-ray to iPad Air, "iPad Air Full HD Video (*.mp4)" is a better choice.

Step 3: At last, click the Convert button to begin converting Blu-ray movies to iPad Air 3 immediately. After the ripping, you can click "Open " to locate the converted MP4 video files and just transfer them to your iPad Air without limitation!

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Sunday, August 28, 2016

Rip Blu-ray movies to PS4 H.264 with Lossless Quality

Summary: Rip Blu-ray to PS4 with friendly video format. It worked! And it is the best way to liberate myself from endless annoying predicament. 

There’s no doubt that no matter children or adults are fond of PS4 game. So every since a new blu-ray from this giant makes its first appearance in blu-ray store, its movie fans will grab it by whatever means. In fact, such hard-won blu-ray movie shall be treasured perpetually instead of scratch or damage. An effective way to avoid such tragedy is to rip blu-ray to your hard drive for watching on TV player.

Movie lovers may be delighted because the next-gen of the Sony PS4, has added blu-ray functionality to make it a snap to play blu-ray on PS4. Can PS4 play blu-rays. Disappointedly, gamers are recently shocked to find the PS4 won't play blu-ray anymore. Below are the constant occasions regarding to the PS4 blu-ray playback errors:

Part 1: Problem of 'PS4 Won't Play Blu-ray Resolved

When I click on the movie it "load" into it, PS4 just stays at a black screen? I've tried this with Blu-ray 's movies and freeze my ps4 right after clicking on them. Is this a firmware issue? Like with the 1.50 update or could this be hardware? 
  • - My PS4 suddenly ejects disc on its own when I am playing a game. I have no clue why this is happening. Help plz 
  • - How do I fix the problem on my ps4 . It says "unrecognized disc " when i put in a game. Any suggestions ? 
  • Until now, there are many PS4 blu-ray playback/disc reading issues from PlayStation4 Support and forum. Here are the common solutions to "PS4 not playing blu-ray" problem suggested by users: 
  • Try to eject the stuck disc manually, clean it and reboot your PS4. 
  • Someone suggested to turn off the PS4 internet connection and the movies will play. 
  • Someone gives the direction of updating your PS4 to the newest version 1.52 and then try again. 
  • Pull out the hdmi cord and plugging it back in when the screen stays black. 
  • Rip blu-ray movie to PS4 readable video format using a PS4 blu-ray ripper to play blu-ray on PS4 without inserting disc anymore. 

Part 2: PS4™ Supported disc formats

Insert the disc, and then select the content from the content area. Your PS4™system must enable the disc playback feature over the Internet, one time only, before you can play any BDs or DVDs. After this feature is enabled, your PS4™ system doesn't have to connect to the Internet to play BDs or DVDs.

  • Blu-ray Disc BD-ROM*1
  • DVD-R/RW*2 (video mode, VR mode*3)
  • DVD+R/RW*2

    1. Hybrid discs are supported.

    2. AVCHD is supported.

    3. CPRM is supported.
  • Playback of the following types of discs is not supported. CD
  • BD-RE ver.1.0
  • BD-R/RE XL
  • DVDs that have not been finalised
  • Do not use the following discs. Doing so may damage your system. 8 cm discs
  • Non-circular discs, such as discs in the shape of a card, star, or heart
  • Discs that are cracked or deformed, or discs that have been repaired
  • A DualDisc features one side that conforms to the DVD standard, and the other side with audio only. The audio-only side cannot be played on your PS4™ system.
  • For continuous playback of copyright-protected BDs, the encryption key for AACS (Advanced Access Content System) might need to be renewed. The encryption key is automatically renewed when your PS4™ system is connected to the Internet.
  • Some discs may not be playable due to scratches, dust, the quality of recording, or the characteristics of the recording device.
  • In rare instances, DVDs, BDs and other media may not play properly on your PS4™ system. This is primarily due to variations in the manufacturing process or encoding of the software.
If you are the one to dig out the easiest yet most efficient solution to play Blu-ray movies on PS4 without any trouble, here you come to the right place. The solution to get Blu-ray movies PS4 problem worked out with the help of a professional blu-ray ripper - Pavtube ByteCopy It is a professional blu-ray movies to PS4 ripping program that lets you copy and rip both homemade and commercial blu-rays to MOV, MP4, FLV, AVI, MPEG4, H264, WMV, etc with high quality and fast speed. About 200+ preset profiles available for Apple, Android, Sony, Microsoft and Google devices make blu-rays playback pretty easier than ever. Therefore, you can directly rip blu-rays to PS4, PS3, Xbox One, iPhone 6s/SE/6s Plus, iPad Air 2/mini 4, iPad Pro, Samsung Galaxy S7/Note 7, HTC One M9, Kindle Fire HD, as well as other new phones and tablets even released in 2016. Reviews

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Part 3:How to Rip blu-ray movies on PS4 with Lossless Quality 

Step 1. Run blu-ray to PS4 converter and load blu-ray file

Free download and run this trust-worthy blu-ray to PS4 ripper on your Mac, import the blu-ray movie you'd like to rip by clicking "blu-ray Disc" button. Or simply load blu-ray folder and ISO image by clicking the relative button on the main interface. You can also get its windows version to tackle the PS4 won't play blu-ray' problem. 

Step 2. Select output format

From the pop-up small window, you can choose "PSP/PS4" --> "to PS4 Video" and choose PS4 H.264 or MPEG4 as the output video format. Click the "Done" to return to the main interface.

Tips: the stunning "Edit" feature lets you crop the video size to better suit your PS4's screen, trim the video segment, add watermark and external subtitle as you want.

Step 3. Select output folder

Specify output folder on your computer to save the output files. Click the button to choose the path where you want to save the output files in.

Step 4. Start converting Blu-ray to PS4

With the above steps been finished, click the "Converter" button to start Blu-ray to PS4 conversion on your computer.

When the Blu-ray to PS4 MP4 ripping finished, you can freely transfer Blu-ray movie to PS4 and watch movie on PS4 anytime and anywhere you like, without being bothered by asking yourself the without any hassle.

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Thursday, August 25, 2016

The Tivo Converter to LG Smart TV Via USB

Summary: The following article will explain the reason as well as provide an easy solution to successfully play all kinds of  Tivo video formats on LG Smart TV.

Why LG TV Won't Play Video Files?

Though LG Smart TV announced to play MKV, MPEG-1, MPEG2, MPEG-4, DivX, Xvid video files via USB drive or network; sometimes we still encounter cannot play those kind of video files on LG OLED/4K/3D/LED/LCD TV. Let alone to play LG Smart TV unsupported video format like WMV, FLV, Tivo, VOB, MOV, ASF, WTV, MXF, MTS, AVCHD, RMVB, WebM, OGV and etc. That's because one video format are composed of diversified codecs, taking MP4 format as an example, MP4 format includes codecs like Divx, Xvid, H.264, H.265, MPEG4, VP6, etc, but only videos in MP4 format with H.264 are supported by most LG TV, so are AVCHD, MKV, AVI or WMV formats.

Cannot Play Video Files on LG TV Situations:

I am trying to play a WMV video on a LG TV using the Connect SDK 1.4.1. When trying to play one of our own WMV videos the first time, we receive no response from the Connect SDK, nor do we see the video play on the TV.

I wanted to play a MP4 movie in my LG tv using USB but we can not see the video? why?

I have downloaded some TV series in .mkv format to my hard drive, but when I put them on my LG TV it won't play them.

My LG TV does not support all my AVI files? I can play some of my AVI on LG TV, while cannot play others of my AVI files.

I can see the VOB files in LG TV, but when I try to play them I get a message telling that the file format is not supported.

How play my downloaded .flv files on LG TV play from an external hard drive?

How to enable LG TV play Tivo, TS, MTS, MXF and more video recordings?

I've downloaded a captain philips video file and got it to play on the USB but it doesn't have subtitles, however when I put the usb in the TV it doesn't work, I've tried pressing the Subtitle button on the TV but that won't work either? It's an LG LED TV, probably about 6 years old.

How to Transfer Tivo files to LG Smart TV via USB?

To convert TiVo to LG Smart TV, you may need the help of the third software called Pavtube Video Converter Ultimate, which you can look as the best Tivo to LG Smart TV converter to help us output the issues by converting Tivo to LG Smart TV supported formats for nice playing. It also supports working in converting MOV, MP4, MKV, VOB, MTS etc to LG TV for watching without any problems. Not only for LG TV, but also for other TV like Samsung Smart TV, Sony Smart TV, Panasonic Smart TV, Sharp Smart TV, Android Smart TV etc. 

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Step 1. Import Tivo videos

Click "Add video" button to add videos files whatever it is in AVCHD, MP4, MKV, AVI or WMV etc to the LG Smart TV Video Converter. Or you can simply choose to drag-and-drop your local videos onto the program. (Note: batch conversion is supported, so you can load more than one file to save time.)

Step 2. Click the "Format" drop-down button to select LG Smart TV more compatible video. You can easily choose a decent profile “LG Smart TV (*.mp4)” from TVs profile list.

Tip: Before start the Tivo conversion for LG Smart TV, you can click the Settings icon and adjust the video bitrate, codec, frame rate, audio sample rate, etc parameters. You can also click Edit to crop the source video so as to get the part you want and get rid of some black bars or even trim the ads part off.

3. Convert Tivo to a LG Smart TV supported format by clicking the Convert button at the bottom-right corner of the main window. This Tivo to LG Smart TV Converter is highly efficient and it will finish the video conversion in minutes.

After conversion, click Open to get the converted videos and then transfer the Tivo to LG Smart TV via USB. Now you can play Tivo movies on LG Smart TV with ease.

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Monday, August 22, 2016

DVDFab for Mac VS DVDAid for Mac (incloud macOS Sierra/El Capitan)

“I am looking for a good DVD ripping software program. I would prefer to convert my DVD movies to lossless, as I am big into surround sound and great picture quality. I wanted to see what others thought and if lossless in necessary? I have seen these programs around and wanted to get some feedback from the community. What DVD software do you recommend?”

Compare: DVDfab vs DVDAid 

MakeMKV and DVDAid are good for lossless DVD backup, while DVDfab focuses on Blu-ray trans-coding to portable devices like iPhone SE/7/6S Pus, Samsung Galaxy note 7, Surface Pro 4, PS4, Xbox One, etc.

Q: Which DVD ripper keeps DVD movie structure (including chapters)?
A: DVDfab and DVDAid

Q: Which DVD ripper keeps multiple audio tracks and subtitles?
A: DVDfab and DVDAid

Q: What about the ripping speed of the three DVD Rippers?
A: DVDAid (lossless copy) > DVDfab

Q: Which en-decodes DVD with NVIDIA’s CUDA support (GPU computing)?
A: DVDAid and DVDfab (Tip: CUDA works only when exporting H.264 encoded videos)

Q: Which does better on DVD hacking/cracking?
A: Not a Blu-ray ripper is able to crack all the DVD Discs as decryption always falls behind encryption. So it’s a question of upgrade and tech support. All the three updates their software along with the come up of new BD+ keys. MakeMKV and Pavtube DVDAid charge free for update while DVDfab asks you pay extra money for the updates.

Four star features shows below - DVDFab DVD Copy for Mac Alternative? 

1. You can either copy a movie with the full disc information, or copy just the movie.
2. You can also convert your Blu-ray to a variety of computer formats, suitable for playing on mobile devices or your computer.
3. The program will also enable you to shrink your movie to take up less room on your portable device – very handy for when you want to take them on a trip.
4. It operates on OS X Leopard and above. 

Pavtube DVDAid

  • Rip DVD to more than 200 video and audio formats
  • Convert DVD to H.264 with 6X faster conversion speed
  • Export playable movies for multimedia devices like iPhone/iPad, Android, Game Consoles, etc
  • Edit source DVD content with built-in video editor

How to use DVDFab Mavericks Alternative to Rip, Copy & Edit DVDs? 

Step 1: Load DVD file to your best DVDFab DVD Copy for Mac Alternative

Step 2: Choose video format and set presets

Step 3: Convert DVD movie with DVDFab for Mac Yosemite Mavericks Alternative.

If you're looking for another DVDFab for Mac alternative to rip and copy DVD movies to popular video/audio files, you must be disappointed with DVDFab for MKV, multi-track MP4/MOV/AVI/Apple ProRes, or other any regular video/audio formats, including common and HD MP4, MOV, MKV, FLV, SWF, WMV, AVI, MPEG, VOB, WMA, MP3, OGG, WAV, FLAC, etc. You can also import your files directly from the disc and preserving your audio tracks without any loss is one of the hallmarks of the program. You can choose which tracks you want to keep for the final version, too, if there are some tracks you don't want to keep. 

Software ComparePavtube DVDAid formacOS Sierra/El CapitanDVDFab Blu-ray Ripper formacOS Sierra/El Capitan
DVD Discs,DVD Folder,DVD  ISOYesYes
MKV, ,MP4YesYes
Add SRT subtitle.YesYes
Adjust Aspect RatioYesYes
Keep 5.1/7.1 Dolby Digtial AudioYesNo
Extract SRT SubtitleYesNo
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