Monthly Archives December 2016

Advantages of M2TS compared to MKV for Blu-ray rips

Diana Joan

Dec 31, 2016 01:31 am / Posted by Diana Joan | Categories: BD/DVD Tools

When ripping Blu-ray, many people are hesitating whether they should rip Blu-ray to M2TS or convert Blu-ray to MKV. They worry that if you they backup Blu-ray to MKV, they would miss something in original Blu-ray discs but if copy Blu-ray to M2TS, the output file is too large.

"Last year, I made the decision to start ripping my Blu-ray (and DVD) collection to a computer-based format. I chose to rip to MKV files without any re-encoding. That enabled me to preserve the original video quality but save a bit of disk space by eliminating unnecessary subtitle and audio tracks. However, I have recently become aware that I also can copy the primary M2TS file on a Blu-ray disk then this format appears to offer some advantages over MKV, despite the larger file size (44.2GB vs 38...

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Rip Blu-ray/DVD ISO Images to H.265 Video

Diana Joan

Dec 26, 2016 08:25 am / Posted by Diana Joan | Categories: BD/DVD Tools

Nowadays, lots of people have NAS (Network Attached Storage) at home, on which they can save all their important data’s, including multimedia sources for entertainments. So, they can also backup their Blu-ray and DVD movies onto NAS to keep budgets down on buying blank Blu-ray discs. But now, there’s a better standard out there that offers excellent quality at even smaller file sizes. That is to rip your Blu-ray/DVD ISO images to HEVC, aka H.265, or MPEG-H Part 2.

Ripping your Blu-ray/DVD to H.265 for storing on NAS can make you save NAS storage space and get more media playback choice comparing to Blu-ra/DVD to ISO rip. On the other hand, the reason that we don’t choose to rip Blu-ray/DVD to H.264 is that HEVC’s main advantage over H...

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Pavtube DVDAid Up to 4.9.0.0 Supporting H.265 NVIDIA CUDA & AMD APP Acceleration

Diana Joan

Dec 23, 2016 07:54 am / Posted by Diana Joan | Categories: BD/DVD Tools

Have you though about backing up DVD to H.265 video which can help you save lots of space on hard drive but still keeping high video quality the same as the H.264 codec video. But you need to be sure that your DVD ripper supports H.265 encode CUDA acceleration. Recently, the leader of multimedia software application Pavtube Studio has upgraded its top-ranked Pavtube DVDAid to version 4.9.0.0 with supporting the most advanced hardware acceleration NVIDIA CUDA & AMD APP by H.264/H.265 codec, which can give users 30x video transcoding speed than before.

What’s New?

1. Support newest NVIDIA CUDA & AMD APP technology to accelerate video encoding by both H.264 and H.265/HEVC codec. 

Note: H.265 CUDA depends on whether your computer is geared up with H.265 encoding capable graphics card...

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Get Recommendation for best 3 Blu-ray Region Killer Apps for Win/Mac

Diana Joan

Dec 21, 2016 09:38 am / Posted by Diana Joan | Categories: BD/DVD Tools

Even though Xbox One S and PS4 Pro claim that they support to play Blu-ray discs, many people still meet Blu-ray playabck issues. Why? That is because each game console is manufactured for playing the Blu-ray and DVD discs relased in the same region. So, when your Xbox One S is Region B, you won’t play region A Blu-ray discs.

To play a region A Blu-ray on Region B Xbox One S, you pretty much have two choices — either get an external region A Blu-ray Player — or remove Blu-ray discs region codes with a Blu-ray Region killer. The former way is easy but expensive while the latter way enables you to load Blu-ray to external hard drive to stream Blu-ray movies on Xbox One S, PS4 Pro, Samsung TV, LG TV, Projector, WD TV Live, PC etc freely.

So which Blu-ray Ripper software can act as a Blu-...

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Pavtube ByteCopy Upgraded Supported NVIDIA CUDA & AMD APP

Diana Joan

Dec 21, 2016 01:35 am / Posted by Diana Joan | Categories: Hot Topics

Pavtube ByteCopy upgraded to support newest NVIDIA CUDA & AMD APP technology in video decoding to improve performance and ensure users much faster conversion speed than ever before when coping/ripping/converting DVD/Blu-ray, since more CPU resources are spared because of NVIDIA CUDA’s harnessing the power of GPU and AMD APP’s co-using of GPU and CPU.

What’s New

  1. New version: v4.9.0.0 (12.20 2016 )
  2. Support newest NVIDIA CUDA & AMD APP technology to accelerate video encoding/decoding by both H.264 and H.265/HEVC codec. Note: H.265 CUDA depends on whether your computer is geared up with H.265 encoding capable graphics card. Please refer to the document on official website of nvidia: https://developer.nvidia.com/nvidia-video-codec-sdk
  3. Further added support for latest Blu-ray MKB v62
  4. Improv...
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RipBot264 Similar Software on MacOS Sierra

Diana Joan

Dec 19, 2016 08:05 am / Posted by Diana Joan | Categories: BD/DVD Tools

RipBot264 is a an easy to use all-in-one converter. It can convert from DVD, Blu-ray or any video to iPod, iPad, PSP, PS3, XBOX 360, PC, MAC, MP4, MKVwithout exotic filters and unnecessary settings. However, RipBot264 is a Windows app that can’t help you rip Blu-ray/DVD and transcode video on Mac. In addition, to convert Blu-ray with RipBot264, you have to use an unlocking software to circumvent the Blu-ray’s protection firstly. So is there any RipBot264 alternative to convert video files on Mac including macOS Sierra?

Pavtube iMedia Converter for Mac can do everything on MacOS Sierra that RipBot264 does on Windows. This video converter for MacOS Sierra can rip Blu-ray by circumventing Blu-ray encryption, remove DVD protection to copy DVD and convert video/audio to another format fast...

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Crack Blu-ray Movie with New BD+ Copy Protection for Playing on MacOS Sierra

Diana Joan

Dec 16, 2016 08:25 am / Posted by Diana Joan | Categories: BD/DVD Tools

BD+ is a technology used to prevent unauthorized copies of Blu-ray discs and the playback of Blu-ray media using unauthorized devices, which is more powerful than the former AACS protections. If you want to backup Blu-ray on Mac for safe store and convenient playback, you need to remove the Blu-ray BD+ copyright protection firstly. Today, this page is to teach you how to crack Blu-ray discs with the newest BD+ copy protection and re-encode Blu-ray to MP4 and other digital files on MacOS Sierra.

Reasons to remove BD+ copy protection

  • First I must point out that BD+ was put on for a reason, and when something is added for a reason there is a meaning behind it. In this case it’s to prevent unauthorized access which includes copying or ripping...

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What Is The Best Software To Rip Bluray Region A to Region Free?

Diana Joan

Dec 12, 2016 09:49 am / Posted by Diana Joan | Categories: BD/DVD Tools

Blu-ray has region codes to prevent people to play Blu-ray discs with a different region encoded Blu-ray Player. This leaded many Blu-ray streaming issues. Simply searching "Blu-ray region issue", you can see many people have met the issue:

"What is the best free software to rip blu-ray Region A to Region Free? Please don’t suggest BDtoAVCHD because that takes ages to analyse a blu-ray disc or it gets stuck when it’s at the process to analyse a blu-ray disc and when I use my PC it says BDtoAVCHD is “not responding”. 

To rip Blu-ray Region A to Region free, you need a Blu-ray Ripper that can remove Blu-ray region codes. Below are some Blu-ray decryption programs reliable enough for us to recommend.

Best Software To Rip Bluray Region A to Region Free

Tool Description Type Rating

Blu-...

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Keeping Original DTS HD-MA audio track from Blu-ray Disc

Diana Joan

Dec 09, 2016 09:20 am / Posted by Diana Joan | Categories: BD/DVD Tools

DTS-HD Master Audio or just DTS-HD in many descriptions is a lossless audio codec by Digital Theater System. It replaces the old DTS audio (actually it extends it) and its main goal is to allow a bit-to-bit representation of the original movie’s studio master soundtrack. DTS-HD has pretty much become the standard audio track of most Blu-ray discs. But when you rip Blu-ray, it is hard to get the lossless audio, mostly in a lossy audio status. Here, let’s learn how to rip Blu-ray with DTS HD Master Audio in lossless audio quality.

Tools Needed

Pavtube ByteCopy enables you to rip any Blu-ray including 4K Blu-ray and HD Blu-ray encoded with AVC and VC-1 by decrypting Blu-ray AACS, BD+, Region Codes, MKB V62.2. It can keep DTS HD Master Audio, Dolby TrueHD 7.1, Dolby Digital 5...

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4k Blu-ray disc playing on PC?

Diana Joan

Dec 07, 2016 08:10 am / Posted by Diana Joan | Categories: Hot Topics

Nowadays, there are starting to be quite a few 4k blu rays being relased, which are BDXL and support 100 and 128gb Blu-ray discs. If you buy a 4K Blu-ray disc and plan to play it on PC, you will find that you have problem cause right now is NOT possible to watch 4k Blu-ray disc on the PC. There are currently NO Blu-rays drives for PC that can detect a 4k Blu-ray. The BDXL ones do not work either. To play 4K Blu-ray, you can choose to use external Blu-ray drive to rip the 4K Blu-ray and play the mkv file using MPC or VLC or on a media player via USB drive on the TV.

If you don’t know how to rip 4K Blu-ray to MKV, just read on and this page will introduce you the way.

Getting started

To rip 4K Blu-ray you need a:

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