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How to Extract Audio from DVD as AC3 5.1 Channel Audio File

Posted by on Saturday, 5 July, 2014

Q: I want to enjoy DVD movie audio only. Whether it is possible to get audio from a DVD? And what kind of audio format is better?
A: Yes. AC3/5.1 channel audio format is better.
Q: What program can extract AC3 audio out from DVD movie?
A: Pavtube DVDAid.

Want to listen the audio of the DVD movies on your portable players with AC3 and keep 5.1 channels? You can extract the audio from the DVD disc, and convert DVD to AC3 5.1 Channel Audio File. Is it possible to rip music and audio from DVD for playing on watching your phones or burning to play on your car or teaching lessons on class?

dvd to ac3 5.1 audio How to Extract Audio from DVD as AC3 5.1 Channel Audio File

Yes, of course. Pavtube DVDAid is a click-and-go way to grab only the audio from a DVD and save it as AC3/5.1 channel audio file. What’s better, you can also select the title you need for audio extraction while letting other unnecessary titles go to spend less time and make the extracted AC3 file smaller. With it, you can easily extract songs from DVD and convert DVD to AC3 5.1 Channel Audio File. If you are Mac users, try DVDAid for Mac.

Get a free trial and follow the guide below:

Step 1. Free download Pavtube DVDAid, install and launch the program.

After running Pavtube DVDAid, just click “Load disc” button to load source .DVD files.

dvd to ac3 audio How to Extract Audio from DVD as AC3 5.1 Channel Audio File

Step 2. Select AC3 audio as output format for playing.

Move your cursor to Format and choose “Common Audio> AC3 – Dolby Digital AC-3(*.ac3)” as below:

ac3 audio How to Extract Audio from DVD as AC3 5.1 Channel Audio File

As listed above, there are several presets for other audio format; just choose one as your needs.

Step 3. Adjust audio specs and trim audio length (optional).

Tip 1: If you are not satisfied with the default audio quality, just click the “Settings” icon and choose wanted audio settings including sample rate, bitrate and audio channel.

Tip 2: If you only want to extract one clip that contains background music from DVD, you can click “Edit” icon. On the “Video Editor” Window, you can play and preview the original video and output effects. Also you can flip video, trim, add effect, reset, and adjust volume.

The “Trim” feature allows users to decide where to start and where to end when converting the selected clip, so that unwanted segments will be cut out after conversion.

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To set your audio length, please switch to “Trim” tab in “Video Editor” Interface and follow any of the methods below:

1. Drag the control sliders to include the segment you want to remain.
2. Click the left square bracket to set start point, and click the right square bracket to set end point when previewing the video.
3. Input specific values to “Start” and “End” box.

Trim frame by frame

Pavtube DVDAid offers “Previous Frame” and “Next Frame” options for users to select frames and trim accurately.

Step 4. Start converting DVD to AC3 audio files.

Now back to the main interface and hit “Convert” to convert your DVD files to AC3 audio files. It will start batch conversion automatically one by one. Wait for a while during the progress; after it completed, click “Open output folder” to locate the converted audio file.

Ok, now your audio from DVD disc has been converted as AC3 audio with 5.1 channel which is perfect for listening on phones or do further steps to burn it on CD for enjoying.

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Convert DVDs to NAS(Synology D212j) for Backup with Ease

Posted by on Monday, 23 June, 2014

This article mainly shows you how to rip and copy DVD to Synology D212j for streaming to your TV for watching.

DS212j is the one of the models in Synology’s 2-bay NAS range for home use, offering file storage, sharing and data protection while minimising power use and noise. With it, you can share and watch files from NAS on multiple computers, TV, iPad, iPhone, Android phone, or other devices. I recently purchased a NAS(DS212j) to store all my music/photos/movies etc on and now what I want to do is rip all my DVDs (over 400) to my NAS, but I’m not sure how to do it in, to play nice with my TV with AC3 5.1 sound.

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By searching for DVD ripper on google and reading some reviews, I find Pavtube DVDAid is the the best one I’ve tried yet which can get the content off the DVD disc as a protection-free and easily readable element for NAS. It’s simple and it works, and I like what the program does. Now I can easily stream DVD from NAS to TV in MPEG-2 format without quality loss. And I use AC3 for audio because it supports 5.1 sound.The mac version is Pavtube DVDAid for Mac.

Free download and install it and follow the guide below:

How to convert DVD to MPEG-2 format with AC3 5.1 audio for NAS(Synology D212j) streaming?

1. Load DVD source.

First of all, insert your DVD to DVD drive and keep networked. Now it’s time to import DVD into the software after launching it.  Click “Load files” icon to choose DVD source for importing.

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2. Choose output MPEG-2 format.

In the dropdown list of Format menu, you can find “MPEG-2 Video(*.mpg)” under “Common Video” catalogue which is best format for playing and streaming on TV.

mpeg 2 format Convert DVDs to NAS(Synology D212j) for Backup with Ease

3. Select audio codec for output.

Click “Settings” button on the main interface; , you can change audio parameters like codec, channels according to your needs. In this way, if you like AC3 5.1 audio, you can change Codec to AC3 and Channels to 5.1 Channels here.

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4. Backup DVD to MPEG-2.

When everything is ready, you can click “Convert” button to start converting DVD to MPEG-2 with AC3 5.1 audio for NAS(Synology D212j). Once finished, go to “Open” the generated mpg files. Now it is time to enjoy your favorite DVD movies on TV via NAS(Synology D212j).

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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.

dvd to sony vegas converter Rip and Convert DVD movies to Sony Vegas Pro editable format

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)”.

sony vegas format Rip and Convert DVD movies to Sony Vegas Pro editable format

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 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.

edit dvd on windows pc Convert DVD for editing in Pinnacle Studio, Sony Vegas, Premiere Pro and Movie Maker, etc.

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.

dvd to android How to backup DVDs on my Android Tablets and Phones

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.

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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.

dvd to android How to backup DVDs on my Android Tablets and Phones

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

choose a suitable format for android How to backup DVDs on my Android Tablets and Phones

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.

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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.

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Transocode DVD movies to Adobe Premiere Pro for editing with ease

Posted by on Wednesday, 19 March, 2014

In this post we share how to get DVD discs for using or editing in Adobe’s Premiere Pro on Windows/Mac.

Are you a movie lover and DVD collector? You may have many DVD collections on your PC/Mac. Do you like editing the video files with Adobe Premiere Pro or other editing software? Now, you can make full use of the DVD contents with your own recordings in Premiere.

For example, suppoose that you have some latest DVD movie like The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug, Frozen,Thor 2: The Dark World,Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2 and Gravity in hand, how to get these new DVDs into Premiere Pro. Here is the question you will have:

I need to be able to edit clips from DVD movies in Premiere. So I need to convert the movie into a file format that Premiere understands. What software is best for converting the movie? I know that i could google this but I get guides that are 5 years old. i need software that uses ripping tech of this year im a pc user. Thanks.

In order to get DVD imported to Adobe Premiere Pro on Windows or Mac computer, a powerful DVD Ripper software is needed at first, which will rip/convert  DVD disc/ISO movies to HD videos, and then you can edit them with Adobe Premiere Pro or other software.

Here Pavtube iMedia Converter for Mac (Windows Version: Video Converter Ultimate) is recommended. The software is ease of use. I download the trail version and convert my DVD movie to a Adobe Premiere highly compatible format WMV format. So, I can import it freely on Adobe Premiere with ease on PC/Mac.  The most important is that the conversion quality was great! The quality of the conversion was beyond expectation- the files looks as good as from the original. Very clean, very quick, very impressive.

Now you can follow the tutorial below presenting the DVD to WMV (VC-1) (*.wmv) conversion process. I do the conversion on Windows OS including 8.1  (it also supports Mac Mountain Lion and Maverick).

How to convert DVD movies to Adobe Premiere Pro on PC/Mac?

1. Download the DVD to Premiere Pro Converter, install.

dvd to premiere pro Transocode DVD movies to Adobe Premiere Pro for editing with ease

2. Start Pavtube Video Converter Ultimate to import DVD disc or DVD IFO/ISO files. Choose “WMV (VC-1) (*.wmv)” from “Adobe Premiere/Sony Vegas”.

premiere pro supported format Transocode DVD movies to Adobe Premiere Pro for editing with ease

Before convert DVD to Adobe Premiere Pro, you can click “Settings” button to customize the output parameters, such as resolution, bitrate, etc. You can also skip this step because I think that the preset profile is really suitable.

3. Hit the “Convert” button to rip DVD to WMV for Adobe Premiere Pro.

When the conversion process is over, you can import videos to Adobe Premiere Pro and edit without any problem. Read Adobe Premiere Pro workflow: How to import Media Files to Premiere Pro on Mac to learn the details.

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