Monthly Archives February 2015

Get Best Yosemite MakeMKV Alternative to Rip Blu-ray to MKV Losslessly

Diana Joan

Feb 24, 2015 05:25 am / Posted by Diana Joan | Categories: BD/DVD Tools

Question: Does anyone know of an alternative to MakeMKV for ripping Blu-Rays to MKV in OS X Yosemite 10.10? I tried the demo and came across some discs that it would not rip. I don’t really want to pony up the $$$ if it’s not going to work with all of my discs. If only Handbrake would support protected Blu-Ray!



MakeMKV is well known for the ability to rip your DVDs and Blu-ray discs and store them in an open-source MKV file. You can imagine how depressed and hopeless users have been feeling since MakeMKV failed to work on OS X Yosemite. So, ever considered looking for a MakeMKV alternative to convert Blu-ray to MKV much easier, especially on Mac OS X Yosemite? If so, find out in the following paragraphs.

The best MakeMKV alternative for ripping Blu-ray movies on Mac (Yosemite supported) we ...

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Ripping DVDs(over 400) to Synology DiskStation DS214play for streaming

Diana Joan

Feb 24, 2015 03:02 am / Posted by Diana Joan | Categories: BD/DVD Tools

“I recently purchased a Synology DiskStation DS214play to store all my music/photos etc on and now I want to backup/rip my DVDs(over 400) on my Synology DS214play for steaming to my iPhone/iPad since Synology NAS’s aren’t really powerful enough on the fly conversion, so which codecs can be played natively on the devices I’m streaming to? Is there any software that can do this ? Please let me know.”



Learn some tips from online, I got know that to copy dozens of DVD movies to Synology DS214play, you need to get the content off the DVD disc as a protection-free and easily readable element for Synology DiskStation. In this case, at the first place powerful third-party software for backup DVD to Synology DiskStation DS214play is what you need.

There are many, many DVD ripping tools like DVDFab

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Solutions to Rip DVDs for free playback in HTPC via XBMC

Diana Joan

Feb 17, 2015 07:41 am / Posted by Diana Joan | Categories: BD/DVD Tools


“I am trying to join the world of XBMC recently, but what I would like some help on is what are people’s best practice for ripping DVDs that they play via XBMC in HTPC? What software do you use? What format preserves picture quality and multi-channel sound? Do you have to do something special when you are ripping the DVDs?”



Before we start to solve this issue, we have to know something about XBMC first. The full name of XBMC is XBOX Media Center. It is a free cross-platform media player software and entertainment system application framework for Linux, Mac, and Windows. The program’s interface is very simple and easy to use. Almost all of the video files are supported, even FLV and MKV can be played without any problems.Details about the formats supported by XBMC

Video formats: MPEG-1, MPEG-...

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Ripping 3D Blu-ray to MKV for Samsung Gear VR unit for watching

Diana Joan

Feb 17, 2015 06:00 am / Posted by Diana Joan | Categories: BD/DVD Tools

Samsung Gear VR is a self-contained, portable, high-quality virtual reality gaming headset. Looking around to inspect the home theater chairs around you is almost as fun as watching a 3D movie trailer with it (and yes, you can watch 3D movies in 3D in this 3D space). If you have collected some 3D Blu-ray discs, do you know how to rip them for watching on a huge screen using Samsung Gear VR unit inside a Oculus VR Cinema? In this page, we give you the easy solution.



First, you should know, there’s a Oculus Cinema app, which allows you to watch your own movie files in MP4/MKV format, thus, before you can watch 3D Blu-ray movies on Samsung Gear VR, you have to rip and convert the 3D Blu-rays to a compatible 3D MP4/MKV video format for importing into the appropriate Oculus Cinema directory...

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Copy DVD The Walking Dead to portable devices for smooth enjoyment

Diana Joan

Feb 17, 2015 06:42 am / Posted by Diana Joan | Categories: BD/DVD Tools

The Season 5 of AMC’s The Walking Dead made its premiere on October 12, 2014, which pulled in 17.3 million total viewers and will conclude on March 29, 2015. Yes, you may have gotten DVDs of former 4 seasons for a review during this break period but face the problems that DVD discs are so fragile to be easily scratched, why not copy the The Walking Dead DVD to your portable devices on a trip to retrospect the previous story anytime you want and anywhere you’re in when waiting for the comings of the next episodes.



As you know, commonly purchased DVDs are restricted by various copy protections to prevent being used for commercial profit, but at the same time, it also discourages us from the kind intention of ripping the DVD for personal use and backup...

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Playback DVD movies on 12-inch MacBook Air conveniently

Diana Joan

Feb 17, 2015 06:02 am / Posted by Diana Joan | Categories: BD/DVD Tools

Some hardcore Apple fans are surely excited about some of the rumored products that are supposed to launch later this year, like the 12-inch Retina MacBook Air. The 12-inch MacBook Air might be targeting users who aren’t necessarily interested in a Pro experience and who might find a tablet even easier to use on the go. Do you want to know how to copy your DVD movies on your MacBook Air for conveniently playback instead of getting a $79 Apple USB SuperDrive for DVD playback or avoiding DVD scratch or damage?



As a matter of fact, with a DVD Ripper for MacBook Air- Pavtube BDMagic for Mac, you can rip and copy your DVD as well as Blu-ray to Retina MacBook Air MP4, MOV, M4V, etc. on Mac OS X (including Mac OX 10.9 Mavericks and the Mac OS X 10.10) with excellent and unmatchable ripping-con...

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Copy 3000 Blu-ray and DVD discs to external Hard Drives with ease

Diana Joan

Feb 17, 2015 06:23 am / Posted by Diana Joan | Categories: BD/DVD Tools

I have over 3000 DVDs and BluRays, every Star Trek episode and movie, Hard to find movies (Song of the South). All MASH 



Searching from Goolgle, it’s not difficult to find a Blu-ray/DVD Backup tool. After investigated many brands, I foundPavtube BDMagic which is an all-in-one professional Blu-ray/DVD ripper and copier. It not only enables you to bypass copy protection, but also copy the main movie from BD/DVD to your external hard drives, or back up your Blu-ray/DVDto with original structure in 1:1 quality. Besides, this Blu-ray ripping software can rip Blu-rays/DVDs to videos in any popular format for playing on iPhone, iPad, Samsung Galaxy Tab, Kindle Fire HD, Google Nexus 7, etc. If you are using a Mac, you can turn to BDMagic for Mac...

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Get Best CloneDVD Alternative to Backup copy-protected DVD Movies

Diana Joan

Feb 17, 2015 06:32 am / Posted by Diana Joan | Categories: BD/DVD Tools

CloneDVD is a very popular software to help us make backup copies of any DVD movie. However, it can only work together with other DVD-decryption programs like AnyDVD. But I think you probably would be unsatisfied with the complex operation and the extra pay. Frustrated? Don’t worry, there is a great CloneDVD alternative that you can also use to rip, copy and convert commercial DVDs to any format and device on Mac/Win bypassing DVD copy protection effortlessly.



The excellent alternative I recommend here is Pavtube DVDAid. It has Windows and Mac version and fully compatible with Windows 8.1 and Yosemite 10.10...

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Alternative to DVDFab Blu-ray Copy for Mac- Effortlessly Backup Blu-ray Disc

Diana Joan

Feb 17, 2015 05:32 am / Posted by Diana Joan | Categories: BD/DVD Tools

DVDFab Blu-ray Copy for Mac is a very popular proprietary Blu-ray copy software for Mac OS to help you make backup copies of any Blu-ray movie on Mac with just one or a few clicks. However, it seems that this Blu-ray copying tool can’t meet all users’ needs for its complex operation, the limited input and output format, etc. What’s even worse, DVDFab removed decryption functionality from their software from last year.



Well, if you are looking for DVDFab Blu-ray Copy for Mac alternative to backup your Blu-ray movies on Yosemite/Mavericks, you will be lucky enough to find one from this article.

There are several great alternatives out there, and the top outstanding one is Pavtube BDMagic for Mac/ByteCopy for Mac for copying protected Blu-rays on on Mac...

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