Monthly Archives July 2016

Hacking Blu-ray Region-free for Xbox One S Streaming via USB

Diana Joan

Jul 29, 2016 05:41 am / Posted by Diana Joan | Categories: Blu-ray

Xbox One S not only can stream Blu-ray discs but also can play 4K Blu-ray movies in stunning 4K Ultra HD video. But unfortunately, Xbox One S also only can play Blu-ray discs that are sold in the same region as the console. You can check the below chart to see whether your Blu-ray disc is supported by your new Xbox One S.

Find the region code represented as A, B, or C on the packaging, and verify that it matches your region.


Geographic regions/countries


Includes most North, Central, and South American and Southeast Asian countries and regions, plus Taiwan, Japan, Hong Kong SAR, Macau, and Korea


Includes most European, African, and Southwest Asian countries, plus Australia and New Zealand


Includes the remaining Central and South Asian countries, as we...

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What video codecs will Blu-ray support? and How to Play Blu-ray Movies?

Diana Joan

Jul 26, 2016 05:46 am / Posted by Diana Joan | Categories: Blu-ray

Blu-ray or Blu-ray Disc (BD) is a digital optical disc data storage format. A single layer Blu-ray disc could store data up to 25GB, and a dual layer Blu-ray disc up to 50GB. It was designed to supersede the DVD format, in that it is capable of storing high-definition and ultra high-definition video resolution (2160p), which is the important reason why Blu-ray Disc defeated HD DVD in the war.

Blu-ray supports different video codecs in that sometimes you ripped Blu-ray but you can’t play the Blu-ray rips on Kodi or Roku due to the Blu-ray codecs. So what video codecs Blu-ray supports? Here, let’s introduce the Blu-ray codes in detail.

Blu-ray Codecs

Blu-ray codecs means that all Blu-ray players and recorders will have to support playback of these video codecs, it will still be up to ...

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High-definition Format War: Blu-ray vs HD DVD and How to Rip Blu-ray/DVD?

Diana Joan

Jul 23, 2016 03:34 pm / Posted by Diana Joan | Categories: Blu-ray, DVD

Will Blu-ray replace DVD? You must consider that what the difference is between Blu-ray and HD DVD. And the worst is Blu-ray and HD DVD formats are incompatible — that means your Blu-ray player won’t play HD DVD movies, and your HD DVD machine won’t be able to read Blu-ray movies. So you may be eager to know which is better, Blu-ray or HD DVD. Here let’s see the high-definition format war between Blu-ray and HD DVD. 

Blu-ray vs HD DVD — Initial Supporters

HD-DVD was exclusively endorsed by Toshiba, HP, NEC, Sanyo, Microsoft, RCA, Kenwood, Intel, and Memory-Tech Corporation. The HD DVD format was also non-exclusively supported by Hitachi Maxell, LG, Lite On, Onkyo, Meridan, Samsung and Alpine...

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Convert and Put Blu-ray to Galaxy Note 7 for Viewing

Diana Joan

Jul 19, 2016 05:44 am / Posted by Diana Joan | Categories: Blu-ray

Is it Galaxy Note 6 or Galaxy Note 7? Most rumors are calling it Galaxy Note 7. Samsung Galaxy Note 7 has attracted too much attention. This Samsung flagship applied Android OS v7.0. Its 5.7 inches screen with 1440 x 2560 pixels can give you fantastic video enjoyment than any other smartphone. Even you put your Blu-ray movies onto it, Samsung Galaxy Note 7 won’t let you down, neither. Standard Blu-ray is 1080p and some 4K Blu-ray is 2160p. So Galaxy Note 7 can play your Blu-ray movie with super high resolution without any pressure.

Rip Blu-ray to Galaxy Note 7

Get interested? Now, just let us show you how to put Blu-ray to Galaxy Note 7 now. Before the start, you have to prepare something in that Blu-ray is disc format and is encrypted, you need to shift "Blu-ray Disc“ to Galaxy Note 7 video in advance in order to...

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Mac El Capitan Blu-ray Rip Tutorial with MakeMKV

Diana Joan

Jul 15, 2016 07:48 am / Posted by Diana Joan | Categories: Blu-ray

Ripping Blu-ray is not as easy as DVD ripping cause Blu-ray has more complex encryption. But it seems that no matter how Blu-ray protection scheme develops, MakeMKV is always the first choice for people to decrypt Blu-ray. So here we tell the newbie how to rip Blu-ray with MakeMKV on Mac El Capitan.

Tutorial on Blu-ray Ripping with MakeMKV on Mac El Capitan

Firstly, you should download and install MakeMKV

MakeMKV 1.9.10 for Mac OS X

Requires x86 Mac OS X 10.6 or later.

NOTE: MakeMKV is not signed by Apple, you might need to adjust gatekeeper options in order to install the program.

makemkv for mac

Once you’ve installed it, insert your Blu-ray disc and click on its image...

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When MakeMKV, MeGUI, DVDFab, AnyDVD HD all fail to rip Blu-ray, how can you do?

Diana Joan

Jul 12, 2016 05:35 am / Posted by Diana Joan | Categories: Blu-ray, DVD

Blu-ray is harder and harder to rip for more and more complex encryption mechanism. Even the so-called best available tools for decrypting Blu-ray such as MakeMKV, MeGUI, DVDFab, AnyDVD HD also will get failure in Blu-ray ripping:

“Hi, MakeMKV, MeGUI, DVDFab, AnyDVD HD won’t rip one of my blu-rays. They all get an error somewhere along the ripping process. Every now and again, one of the programs will rip successfully, but the completion bar will say it got to 94% or some arbitrary percentage. Of those programs that does rip it, the video file will have a 5 second chunk of the movie missing. Lame. I’ve ripped a few blu rays before but never have had this problem. Could it be my Blu-Ray is corrupt? Is there another decrypter/ripper I could try? Thanks in advance.”

When you can’t rip a ...

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Everything You Want to Know About Blu-ray

Diana Joan

Jul 08, 2016 08:41 am / Posted by Diana Joan | Categories: Knowledge

Speaking of HD video, you must think of Blu-ray. Yes, Blu-ray 1080p movie is the HD video you can see nowadays when 4K is not used in videos. So do you really know Blu-ray? Do you know how to play Blu-ray? Here, let’s talk about Blu-ray.

What is Blu-ray?


Blu-ray (not Blue-ray) also known as Blu-ray Disc (BD), is the name of a new optical disc format jointly developed by the Blu-ray Disc Association (BDA), a group of the world’s leading consumer electronics, personal computer and media manufacturers (including Apple, Dell, Hitachi, HP, JVC, LG, Mitsubishi, Panasonic, Pioneer, Philips, Samsung, Sharp, Sony, TDK and Thomson). The format was developed to enable recording, rewriting and playback of high-definition video (HD), as well as storing large amounts of data...

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Pavtube Blu-ray Ripper Upgraded to Decrypt Blu-ray MKB61

Diana Joan

Jul 07, 2016 06:34 am / Posted by Diana Joan | Categories: Hot Topics, Upgrade

Hot news for Blu-ray collectors!! Are you still upset that you can’t rip your new bought Spectre 007,The Martian,The Revenant cause these new Blu-rays now have been encrypted with more complex encryption mechanism MKB61? Now, you are saved by Pavtube in that Pavtube Studio has upgraded his main 3 Blu-ray ripping tools to version to support the new Blu-ray MKB61.

Usually, you perhaps know that Blu-ray is protected by AACS, BD+,UOP,DRM, HDCP, BD-ROM, Region codes, etc. This encryption prevents people from copying, ripping and converting their legally bought Blu-rays even they just rip it for personal use. Normal Blu-ray ripping applications on the market can rip AACS, BD+ schedule but no other difficult encryption mechanism...

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What is the difference between AVC and VC-1?

Diana Joan

Jul 05, 2016 05:26 am / Posted by Diana Joan | Categories: Blu-ray

People often rip Blu-rays with Makemkv. However, sometimes, they found that they couldn’t play their Blu-ray MKV rips even in the powerful Kodi. Why? That’s because some Blu-rays are encoded with AC-1 instead of AVC/h.264. Many devices and media player can’t stream AC-1 Blu-rays.

“I’ve been watching latelly some early releases from Warner Bros. and Universal on BD, which used the VC1 codec for video. I remember there was talking some years ago that VC1 was inferior to AVC, that VC1 uses to soften picture and was only efficient on low data rates (as with HD-DVD, many early Warner HD-DVD and BD shared the same encode) but AVC renders more picture quality and that’s why VC1 was almost abandoned. Your opinion on this subject?” – from

“Kodi 14...

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Stream Blu-ray on Roku 4 via Plex

Diana Joan

Jul 01, 2016 09:50 am / Posted by Diana Joan | Categories: Blu-ray

The Roku 4 supports local video playback via the USB port or through a media server such as PLEX. If you have Blu-ray and want to home view them on Plex through Roku 4, you need to convert them to digital files and then compress them for playback on the Roku 4 and even your phone or tablet. While this is not as simple or as fast as converting a music CD to MP3, it’s also not as hard as it seems. You will need a program to convert your physical Blu-ray media to digital files that are usable with Plex and Roku 4.


To rip Blu-ray to Plex for Roku 4 home viewing, Pavtube ByteCopy  is highly recommended to help you finish the task. With it, you can easily convert the commercial Blu-ray movies to Plex and Roku compatible video files with high quality and fast speed...

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