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Rip and Convert DVD movies to Sony Vegas Pro editable format

Posted by on Monday, 28 April, 2014

Description: Want to edit DVD movies in Sony Vegas Pro for before enjoyment? This tutorial will show you how to ingest and convert DVD to Sony Vegas Pro for editing and importing.

“Is there any way I could adopt to import DVD movies to Sony Vegas Pro to complete some video editings? If possible, what do I need and what are the steps?”

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The answer is no doubt Yes. As an ideal video editing tool, Sony Vegas Pro is widely used by video professionals and haobbyists. Commercial DVD bring extraordinary video quality to us for family watching and sharing for the large amount of content that can be stored. However, it is not easy to edit DVD in nonlinear editing programs such as Sony Vegas Pro. Here is the step-by-step guide on how to rip and convert DVD to Sony Vegas Pro for editing.

In this case, Sony Vegas Pro is not so that picky on formats but it prefers WMV/AVI/MPEG-2 in editing. What you need is a powerful DVD Ripper program which does a good job in decrypting and transcoding DVDs so that you can easily get the compatible format for editing in Sony Vegas Pro. You can order a license directly or download a trial version for free before purchase.

How to Rip DVD to Sony Vegas Pro with Best DVD Ripper?

Step 1. Load your disc.

There is a disc icon on the top left which let you load from DVD disc, folder or ISO/IFO respectively.

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Step 2. Choose your Output directory down which is marked as 2.

For editing DVD movies in Sony Vegas Pro, the WMV format is preferred. Click “Format” and choose “Adobe Premiere > WMV (VC-1)(*.wmv)”.

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PS: It has various profiles and formats so that you can rip DVD to various formats according to your needs.

Step 3. Set up frame rate, bitrate and other output settings.

Click Settings, you can find file details including codec, size, bitrate and frame rate. You are able to fix them according to your needs. FYI: the higher bitrate you choose, the better video quality it outputs.

Step 4. Now just press the big circular “Start Conversion” button to convert DVD to WMV for Sony Vegas Pro and let it do its magic. Wait for moments and you will get the fresh hot wmv videos for Sony Vegas Pro editing.

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Convert Blu-ray to iMovie/FCE on Mac
Rip DVD to multi-track Prores for FCP X on Mac Mavericks
How to enable FCP 7/FCP X to handle Blu-ray movies?

Hailey in my eye—–from Doris, Pavtube Studio Mac support team

Posted by on Monday, 28 April, 2014

HaileyLi is a very good girl. She’s brilliant and always passionate everyday. Her dance show won the best in Pavtube annual last year – that’s so impressive as we all followed the rhythm of her music while forgot to put down our galsses lol. Hailey also helps us a lot in work and we all like this lively girl. So as her birthday is coming, we suggest to throw a party for her and include all the staff that day. This plan was soon approved and came with another surprise: we’ll offer some benefits of DVD Ripper for all Pavtube customers!

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Hailey’s birthday is on Apr 29th, it should be a warm spring’s day, as lovely and temperate as her. I’m planning to buy her a mystery present and blow out her birthday candle together…what a wonderful moment.

But it’s more important to share this joy and Pavtube offer to all, pls pay attention to Hailey’s Birthday special page: http://www.pavtube.cn/2014-birthday-specials.html, here’re some benefits for you! You just moving finger share this article to a network resource(like Forum, Website, Youtube, Facebook, Twitter, Google+, Digg, etc.), you can contact our customer service to get our welfare….

From: http://formatplayable.jimdo.com/2014/04/28/happy-birthday-to-hailey/

Get 1080p/720p MKV files to work on Sony Xperia Z2

Posted by on Wednesday, 23 April, 2014

If you have problems when playing (1080p/720p) MKV video on Xperia Z2, you can follow this way to convert MKV to MP4 videos for Sony Xperia Z2.

Sony Xperia Z2 is the world’s slimmest and lightest waterproof tablet. The large, high-resolution 10.1” Full HD TRILUMINOS Display for mobile with X-Reality for mobile picture engine has a 1920 x 1200 progressive scan, for razor sharp image quality that gives incredibly crisp pictures free of jagged edges. In additon, this gadget is definitely perfect for watching videos on the go.

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However, due to format limitation, sometimes you’ll find you can not play MKV files properly or missing audio when playing MKV videos on your Sony Xperia Z2. Besides, there are lots of other formats (VOB, TiVo, MPG, etc.) that Xperia Z2 does not support. Then what if you want to enjoy MKV videos on your Sony Xperia Z2 effortlessly? Get frustrated? Here you’ll find the best explanation and solution.

Why some 1080p/720p MKV files won’t work on Xperia Z2

MKV stands for MatrosKa Video. It is a very popular file format for High Definition video. Meanwhile, MKV is an open standard free container format, a file format can hold an unlimited number of video, audio, picture, or subtitle tracks in one file. The reason you cannot successfully get some MKV videos playable on your Xperia Z2 is quite simple: the default and downloaded player on the Sony Xperia Z2 cannot find a suitable decoder for the codec in the MKV file. So you will meet problems such as audio and video out of sync, video without sound, or even can’t be played.

How to play 1080p/720p MKV videos on Xperia Z2

As far as I know, an easy way to solve these problems is to convert MKV to something Xperia Z2 can recognize. Along with some help from third-party software , you can finish you task effortlessly. Below I will take Pavtube Video Converter Ultimate for an example to show you how to transfer MKV videos to Sony Xperia Z2 for smoothly playback. The Mac version is iMedia Converter for Mac.

Free Download the Video Converter Ultimate for Xperia Z2 and follow the steps below:

Converting 1080p/720p MKV to MP4 videos for Sony Xperia Z2

1. Install and launch the Ultimate Converter tool on your PC, click “Add Video” or “Add from folder” to import your source materials in .mkv format. Besides MKV, you can also load FLV, AVI, WMV, VOB, TiVo, MPG, MOV, etc. files to the program. The software supports batch conversion so that you can also add several files to convert at one time.

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2. Click “Format” bar, follow “Sony> Sony Xperia Tablet Series Video(*.mp4)”. The output videos could fit on Sony Xperia Z2 perfectly. If you like, you can click “Settings” to change the video encoder, resolution, frame rate, etc. as you wish.

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3. Start the conversion from 1080p/720p MKV to MP4 video for Sony Xperia Z2.

4. After the process, transfer the videos to your Xperia Z2.

So there you have it. Pretty simple! In this way, you can effortlessly play 1080p/720p MKV videos on Sony Xperia Z2 as you like.

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2014 Easter Special Sales – Get 40% off on Pavtube Facebook

Posted by on Saturday, 19 April, 2014

Description: Pavtube is offering Easter Day Special Discount for everyone who would like to create memories and save special moments by enjoying BD/DVD movies and HD Videos on Easter Day.

Easter Sunday 2014 is April 20 and it would soon arrive. What do people do usually on Easter Day? Many churches hold special services on Easter Sunday, which celebrate the Jesus Christ’s resurrection after his crucifixion. Many people also decorate eggs. These can be hard boiled eggs that can be eaten later, but may also be model eggs made of plastic, chocolate, candy or other materials. It is also common to organize Easter egg hunts. Eggs of some form are hidden, supposedly by a rabbit or hare. People, especially children, then search for them. In some areas, Easter egg hunts are a popular way for local businesses to promote themselves or may even be organized by churches.

This year’s Easter Day, people could not only keep their tradition to celebrate the Christian belief of Jesus Christ’s resurrection from the dead as usual, but also apply for a new way to memorize Jesus’s sacrifice by sharing religious movies with friends and family members on mobile devices or streaming to TV via home network.

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Pavtube Studio is offering special discount to celebrate this year’s Easter Day from April 18 to April 25 (ByteCopy special offer starts on April 21). All Pavtube BD/DVD programs are on sale. The products will enable users to backup, convert, transcode, compress and edit source Blu-ray/DVD movies to a preferred format for your mobile phones, tablets, or smart TV so you would have a chance to experience the Easter Day traditions at home with help of Pavtube.

What can you expect for Pavtube Easter Sunday Special Offer?

40% Off: Pavtube DVD Ripper for Win/Mac

$21 to get the powerful DVD ripping tool – Pavtube DVD Ripper (Get Mac version) to backup DVD disc, convert DVD folder, and edit DVD IFO/ISO file to virtually any video and audio type for iPhone, iPad, Apple TV, Samsung, HTC, Acer, ASUS and other devices.

30% Off: Pavtube Blu-ray Ripper for Win/Mac

Only $34.3 for Pavtube’s best seller – Blu-ray Ripper (Get Mac version) that rips Blu-ray and DVD to PC, iPad, Android tablets and many more as well as copy the disc content with original BD/DVD structure..

20% Off: Pavtube Video Converter Ultimate/iMedia Converter for Mac

Originally $65 but now on sale in $52 for Video Converter Ultimate (Get Mac version), the all-inclusive multimedia toolbox which integrates all the features of a blu-ray ripper, a dvd ripper and a video converter.

20% Off: Pavtube ByteCopy for Win/Mac

Starts on April 21 and end on April 25, the Easter Sunday offer to get ByteCopy (Get Mac version) with 20% off, an easy-to-use tool of the ability of backing up BD/DVD to multi-track MKV and converting disc content to almost all popular video and audio formats with few clicks.

More information about Pavtube Easter Sunday Deal can be found on Pavtube official Facebook page, and you could read more about Pavtube programs on Pavtube website.

From: http://media-playback.jimdo.com/2014/04/18/2014-easter-special-discount/

Blu-ray Ripping with HandBrake and Get Alternative version of HandBrake

Posted by on Thursday, 17 April, 2014

If there is a best Free DVD Ripper, it must be HandBrake. In fact Handbrake stands up against any other commercial DVD Ripper applications. There’s a good chance you’ve used Handbrake before, so I’ll make the introduction as short as possible- Handbrake is a free and open source program that converts DVD (now Blu-ray as well)
movie from real disc, VIDEO_TS folder, and DVD ISO image to MP4, M4V and MKV format for iPad, Apple TV, iPhone, with customized settings, and allows users to config their own settings for the Xbox 360, PS3, and other popular media players not included. (Read more about video encoding with Handbrake at Maximum PC)HandBrake on Windows XP(screenshot)

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Blu-ray Ripping with HandBrake 0.9.5

Blu-ray ripping feature was added in the update release of HandBrake 0.9.5 on Jan 3, 2011. However, that doesn’t mean you can use HandBrake as a full Blu-ray Disc ripper, because it doesn’t handle commercial copy-protected Blu-ray Discs. In the release highlights you can find that “BluRay disc structure support. (No decryption support)”

HandBrake also makes it clear in its supported sources list- “Any DVD or Bluray-like source: VIDEO_TS folder, DVD image, real DVD or bluray (unencrypted — removal of copy protection is not supported), and some .VOB, .TS and M2TS files.

That mean HandBrake converts neither encrypted physical Blu-ray Disc or decrypted commercial Blu-ray movies in BDMV file structure.

So how to convert/rip Blu-ray with HandBrake?

1) Convert home-made Blu-ray Disc movie/AVCHD shootings.

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This is straight-forward. Place Blu-ray Disc into a BD drive that is connected with your PC/Mac, select the disc from the drop-down list of “Source” to load Blu-ray Disc, or select “Folder” to load STREAM folder under BDAV structure.

2) Rip commercial Blu-ray Disc movie with Handbrake.

The first thing you do is to crack the Blu-ray Disc AACS and BD+ protections and extract the .m2ts streams from disc to HDD. A Blu-ray Ripper software will help you do this. Find a guide here.

After that you can load Blu-ray video streams (.m2ts files) to Handbrake. To load Blu-ray .m2ts video, select “Video” from the drop-down list of “Source” and browse to the stream you’d like to convert.

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Some drawbacks of HandBrake as a Blu-ray Ripper:

1. HandBrake loads and converts slow. For faster converting speed, a Blu-ray ripper shareware is better choice. If your computer has an Nvidia CUDA graphics card, a CUDA-compliant Blu-ray Ripper could save a lot of time for you.

2. HandBrake exports .mp4, .m4v and .mkv format only. If you’d like to rip Blu-ray to .mp4, .avi, .wmv format, choose a Blu-ray movie transcoder instead.

3. You get a set of video streams instead of a full-length movie in one file only. This has something to do with Blu-ray file system. To get a full backup of Blu-ray movie with everything in ONE file, try ByteCopy.

[HOW TO] Extract .sup subtitles (PGS) from M2TS stream with tsMuxeR

Posted by on Tuesday, 15 April, 2014

tsMuxeR, a freeware developed by SmartLabs for users to create TS and M2TS files for IP broadcasting as well as for viewing at hardware video players (i.e., Dune HD Ultra, Sony PS3 and others), can not only create Blu-ray file structure based on loaded M2TS streams, but also extract HD audio and PGS subtitles (.sup) from M2TS streams. The following guide shows you how to extract PGS .sup subtitles from .m2ts file. (Learn how to rip Blu-ray to .m2ts streams)

tsMuxer 1.10.6 Download (Windows)
tsMuxer 1.10.6 Download (Mac)

Guide- Demux/Extract PGS subtitles from M2TS stream with tsMuxer

tsmuxer001 [HOW TO] Extract .sup subtitles (PGS) from M2TS stream with tsMuxeR

1. Load .m2ts streams to tsMuxer.
2. Uncheck video and audio streams from Tracks.
3. Select Demux mode.
4. Browse to where you’d like to save the subtitles.
5. Start demuxing M2TS file and extracting .sup subtitles from M2TS.

tsmuxer002 [HOW TO] Extract .sup subtitles (PGS) from M2TS stream with tsMuxeR

It doesn’t take long to demux PGS subtitles from .m2ts stream. After the process completed you get.sup subtitles tracks in different languages- as there are multiple subtitles in a Blu-ray movie.

sup subtitles [HOW TO] Extract .sup subtitles (PGS) from M2TS stream with tsMuxeR

You can then convert the .sup subtitles to .srt, .sub, .ass, .ssa, etc for use with Suprip (guide-convert .sup to .srt), which is also a freeware. Anyway, this is not an ideal solution for keeping Blu-ray subtitles for HD media players, as there are multiple many .m2ts streams in one Blu-ray movie. Even though the files can be loaded in batch, you’ll have to sort out the subtitles files to make sure they are paired with each .m2ts stream (by renaming them).

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A better way to get Blu-ray subtitles read by HD players is ripping the whole movie to MKV with subtitles converted to .sub (tex subtitles format).

Refer to more guides:

Rip a Blu-ray to WD TV Live Plus and get audio/subtitles played properly
Playing Blu-ray with Popcorn Hour A-200 (BDMV/MKV/M2TS playback solutions)
Get your Blu-ray movie be compatible with Popcorn Hour NMT C-200 on Mac OS

Convert DVD for editing in Pinnacle Studio, Sony Vegas, Premiere Pro and Movie Maker, etc.

Posted by on Friday, 11 April, 2014

Summary: Today’s technology requires the use of digital formats for movie fans to watch or edit DVD movies. Also, digitizing your discs collection is an ideal form of insurance against damage, theft or loss. This guide will show you how to ingest and convert DVD to Windows editors supported format for importing and editing in Pinnacle Studio, Sony Vegas, Premiere Pro and Movie Maker, etc.

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“Is there any way I could adopt to import DVD movies to my Windows editing programs to complete some video editings? If possible, what do I need and what are the steps?”

There must be some occasions when you want to edit your favorite DVD movies to make some modifications, and there are many professional video editing software like Pinnacle Studio, Sony Vegas, Windows Movie Maker, Adobe After Effects CS4, CyberLink PowerDirector, Magix Movie Edit Pro 14 , Avid Media Composer on Windows with powerful video editing features. And this article discusses the details how to import footage on DVD into Windows edting programs for your further editing.

Solution 1: Put the DVD into your computer player, open the DVD in Explorer, copy the folder Video_TS to your computer. Open the folder and rename all the files with the extension VOB to MPEG-2/MOV/WMV. That’s it. Then your Pinnacle Studio, Sony Vegas,Movie Maker, Premiere Pro will now import them.

Important note: This way seems to work only for non-protected DVDs. If have some commercial DVDs, you may need another solution. By the way, we searched the issues online, some guys give the feedback renaming the files didn’t work; the files would import but then was unusable in Windows editors.

Solution 2: The alternative trick is to rip video files out of the DVDs, transcode them to a format that is best suited for your editing system. To do that, Pavtube DVD Ripper will be a great help. With it, you can fast rip DVD videos to AVI/WMV/MP4/MPEG-2 format which is compatible with Adobe Premiere, Pinnacle Studio, Sony Vegas, etc without high quality. Just download this program and follow this guide below to complete importing DVD clips to Pinnacle Studio, Sony Vegas, Adobe Premiere and Movie Maker for further editing.

How to rip DVD movies for editing on Windows Editors with ease

1. Load DVD movies

First, insert your DVDs into DVD Drive, and then drag the DVD files to the program; Or you can click “Disc” icon to draw into DVD movies you want to rip. Alternatively, you can hit “ISO/IFO” button to import IFO files.

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2. Select output format

Hit the Format box and select ”Adobe Premiere/Sony Vegas” option on the dropdown menu and you can choose “MPEG-2/WMV/MOV” as output format for editing with Premiere/Sony Vegas/Pinnacle Studio/Movie Maker, etc.

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Tip:

Before conversion, you can click “Settings” button right besides “Format”and enter “Profile Settings” panel to adjust video size, bit rate, frame rate, sample rate and audio channels.

3. Start DVD to MPEG-2/WMV/MOV conversion and then add videos to Windows editing software.

When all the settings are fine, click the “”button to start converting your DVD movies to Windows compatible video files. When the conversion completes, locate the results videos ready to imported into Pinnacle Studio, Sony Vegas, Adobe Premiere and Movie Maker.

Additional Tip:

If you are Mac users, this guide will give you the Mac solution for ripping DVD to FCP/iMovie/Premiere on Mavericks & Mountain Lion.

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How to backup DVDs on my Android Tablets and Phones

Posted by on Thursday, 10 April, 2014

Description: Looking for the best way to back-up my DVD for personal use on Android Tablets and Phones? Get the best DVD Ripper to make a copy of all DVDs now, then you can view movies on Android devices everytime with original quality.

If you ar a big movie fan, you must have quite a lot of DVD discs for enjoying and collection. I believe that for your favourite movies, you may not want to watch them only once. In addition, DVD Discs are easy to be sctatched by your children or playing again and again. All the issuses lead to the best solution- Back-up my DVD for personal use like on android devices.

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Have a couple of android devices, used for surfing and media consumption? And do not know how to backup giant DVD movie to android devices for watching? Do not worry, that’s where this article originated from.

As we all know, DVDs are usually hard to be backed up due to region code and disc encryption protection, you’d better to use Pavtube DVD copying program to remove the disc protection and copy source disc with same structure preserved. I have done Duck Duck Go search and the resulting ratings sites rated PavTube highly. I also have used DVDDecrypter in the past, but Pavtube is better all around. Most important thing is I like its ability to rip and encode for smaller devices.

See Also: 2014 Top 5 Best DVD Ripper Programs for Android

How to Rip my DVD to MP4 for free playing on Android Phone/Tablet?

Step 1. Launch the highly recommended Android DVD Ripper. Click the “DVD” icon to load DVD movie from ROM, “ISO/IFO” icon to import movie from DVD ISO or ISO. When importing DVD movie you need to keep your PC/Mac networked so as to access keys for hacking DVD copy-protections.

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Not a DVD enthusiasts? Want to copy 1080p Blu-ray to your Android phone/tablet for seeing it? Well, I think the best Blu-ray to Android Ripper is what you need.

Step 2. Optional – You can click on the dropdown list of “Subtitles” to select subtitles of desired language so that you can view DVD films on your Android devices with proper subtitles, same steps you can do with Audio track selection. Make sure you select the main movie before setting subtitles.

Step 3. Select an Android friendly format, e.g. H.264 .mp4 for conversion. There are optimized format for Galaxy Tab 2, Xoom, Acer Iconia Tab, Asus Transformer, Google Nexus 7, Kindle Fire HD, HTC One, Galaxy S3, Galaxy Mega 5.8/6.3 and more. Basically the “Common Video -> H.264 Video (*.mp4)” is a universal format for Android tablets and smartphones. Or depends on your device, you can choose a suitable video format from “Android” catalogue

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Step 4. Optional – If you think the video size this not suitable for your Android Tablet or Phone, you can first choose any one of the provided type, then change the settings, see the following picture:

profile settings How to backup DVDs on my Android Tablets and Phones

Please remember the file size is based more on bitrate than resolution which means bitrate higher results in big file size, and lower visible quality loss.

P.S. For Mac users, you can click the tutorial to learn how to set preset format profiles for new released Android devices on Mac.

Step 5. Click the big “Convert” button to let the software do the DVD to Android MP4 conversion. After the ripping, you can click “Open” to locate the converted MP4 video files and just transfer them to your Android devices and enjoy your DVD movies.

How to transfer videos from PC to Android Phone/Tablet?
How to transfer videos from Mac to Android Phone/Tablet?

All of the above video(including MKV, AVI, Tivo, VOB, FLV, MPG, DVD, Blu-ray, ISO, IFO, etc.), a software can be completely solved, it is Pavtube Video Converter Ultimate.

Additional Tips

1. Android tablets only recognize SD cards formatted in FAT 32, this limits a single file size less than 4GB. If you worry about getting a big video file larger than 4GB, you can use split feature in Pavtube software to split a large 1080p/720p file into multiple chunks under 4GB. Learn to split a large video file into several small files under 4GB for Android device.

2. Not a Android users? It doesn’t matter, the Pavtube Converter also supports “common” video formats like MOV, M4V, MP4 and has presets for all the models of iPad, iPhone, iPod Touch and Apple TV, so you should be able to create files compatible with your iOS basd devices, as well as BlackBerry and Windows 8 RT/Pro devices.

3. I used another Pavtube program called ByteCopy to backup my DVDs without quality loss. Meanwhile, several audio tracks and subtitles are preserved so I can switch language when watching movies.

See Also:

Put DVD ISO/IFO to Galaxy Tab 3 10.1/8.0 with subtitles
Best Mac Blu-ray Ripping Review for Android devices
Transfer DVD movies to Nabi 2 tablet for your kid
How to view DVD Movies on new Nexus 7 (2013)