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How to backup Blu-ray/DVD on WD My Cloud with Mac OS X

Posted by on Monday, 19 May, 2014

Summary: Feel confused how to put the Blu-ray and DVD movies you collected to your WD My Cloud for storage and streaming on Mac, then you can easily share them with friends online? Here is the easiest way for you to solve the problem.

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I owned my Western Digital My Cloud. My goal is to rip and convert my Blu-ray collection to WD My Cloud, so I can put them on my Western Digital My Cloud, open the video’s on my iPad and then using Apple TV mirror them onto any TV hooked up with Apple TV. The only issue is how to get my Blu ray movies off disc and onto WD My Cloud network disk on my Mac?

In an age when photos are transferred every which way, wires can make moving images around a real pain between our PC to a Mac to an iPhone to an Android tablet to—you get the idea. Cloud storage has been a great solution among single-volume network storage devices. It has a USB 3.0 port for storage extension or backing up data. As we know WD My Cloud device uses TwonkyMedia as its DLNA media server, which can fully support a wide range of video, audio files including 3GP, AVI, FLV, MKV, MOV, MP4, MPG, etc. Due to the reason of lacking BD/DVD drive, My Cloud can not meet the demands of put BD/DVD discs online. What a pity about that!

At the moment, to achieve this goal, an easy-to-use Blu-ray Converter is the key. Here Pavtube BDMagic for Mac is such a wise choice for you which enables you to rip Blu-ray discs to universal video and audio file types as you need on Mac (Mac mavericks 10.9 supported). You can rip and convert Blu-ray to WD My Cloud with super fast conversion speed and excellent image and sound quality. What’s more, with this Mac Blu-ray ripping tool, you can easily backup your Blu-ray disc with whole content copy or backup main movie only on Mac.

For Windows users, you can get Pavtube BDMagic. Now you’re ready to move your Blu-ray movies into WD My Cloud on Mac.

Rip Blu-ray collection to WD My Cloud Network Disk on Mac

1. Install and run the Mac BD/DVD to WD My Cloud Converter on your Mac, you will see the main interface. Blu-ray and DVD disc, ISO image file, video folder is supported to import.

Here is the BDMagic for Mac main interface.

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2. After loading, you can choose output format, to put on your WD My Cloud, like “H.264 Video(*.mp4)” or “MKV(Matroska) Video (*.mkv)” from “Common Video” option.

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3. Before convert Blu-ray/DVD to WD My Cloud on Mac, you can click settings button to customize the output parameters, such as resolution, bitrate, etc, you can also skip this step.

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4. The final step is to click convert button to rip/convert Blu-ray and DVDs to optimized format for WD My Cloud on Mac.

When this software converted videos, you can view your blu-ray / dvd collection from any smart TV or devices in the house. In conjunction with the WD My Cloud disk you should be able to stream videos on holiday with ease on Mac which will be great for the family members and friends.

See also:

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How to Play DVD in Windows Media Player

Posted by on Tuesday, 25 March, 2014

Description: This post will give you the easiest solution to rip DVD movies to Windows Media Player for playing without Windows Media Player DVD decoders.

Windows Media Player is the default media player in Microsoft’s platform. Have got a bunch of DVD movies and want to play them with Windows Media Player? You may find Windows Media Player (11) does not have the codecs needed to play DVDs.
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As first, you should know that Windows Media Player DVD needs:

• Microsoft system installed on your PC
• a DVD-ROM drive
• A software or hardware DVD decoder
• Windows Media Player 10 or above

To view your DVD movie on your Windows Media Player,  here is an easier way: that is to convert/rip your DVD  movies to WMP best supported video format. According to Microsoft, Windows Media Player supported file formats include WMV, AVI, ASF, WMA, etc. Among them, the relatively common used formats are WMV, WMA and AVI.

To reach this goal, Pavtub DVD to WMP Converter is the best tool for you. Overall, this program can help you extract DVD movies to Windows Media Player playable format.  It is professional and easy to use for editing and conversion and makes great quality copies of DVDs. The synchronization of audio and video and superfast conversion speed are also wonderful. The Mac version is DVD to WMP Ripper for Mac.

If you happen to be creasy about watching DVD movies, you can go through this guide to learn how to rip DVD to Windows Media Player for playing.

Step 1: Run the best DVD Ripper from Pavtube, and load DVD files to it. You can click “DVD ROM” to load movie from DVD drive or “ISO/IFO” DVD ISO file.
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Step 2: Select output format for Windows Media Player. Click on the drop-down list at the opposite side of “Format”, and then choose “HD Video > WMV HD(*.wmv)” format. The format is designed for users that wanna get DVD rips to Windows Media Player.

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Tip: Pavtube
DVD Ripper let users control/customize output file quality. To improve video quality, simply click “Settings” and set video bitrate up.

Step 3: Start ripping DVD to WMV video for Windows Media Player.

Click “Convert” button to rip DVD to Windows Media Player, once the ripping task is finished by Pavtube DVD Converter, you can click “Open” button at the bottom of the main interface to get the output WMV file for adding to Windows Media Player for playing and sharing with your family.

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Convert and Rip DVD/DVD ISO to 720p/1080p HD Video

Posted by on Sunday, 16 March, 2014

If you are looking for a dvd converter to rip your DVD and DVD ISO movies to the format like HD MKV, MOV, MP4, AVI, MPG, FLV, the tutorials here will teach you how to convert your DVD or DVD ISO files to literally any 720p/1080p video.

You might have a lot of collection of DVDs and DVD ISO files.  For an ordinary DVD movie is often 7-8 GB in size, if we convert them to standard video formats the size would be hundreds of MB, so we have to face the problem that the code compress process would destroy most of unimportant data and the video quality get bad. You may felt so satisfied with the conversion effect, and still searching on search engine like Google.

Starting from today, you will not worry about the conversion any more since you own this professional DVD converter ――Pavtube DVD Ripper. It is the best DVD Rippera dethat allows you to convert DVD/DVD ISO to HD MKV, MOV, MP4, AVI, MPG, FLV, etc. of 1280×720 pixels of 1280×720 pixels (720p) or 1920×1080 pixels (1080p), and also a decent DVD copier which is capable of 1:1 copying DVD disc content to local computer or external hard drive in original file structure with all subtitle tracks and audio streams preserved.  Becides, it also supports Mac version: Pavtube DVD Ripper for Mac which works with Mac OS X 10.9 and Mountain Lion 10.8.

The next paragraphs focus on converting DVD/DVD ISO to HD video files in Windows (Window 8.1 included) step by step for assisting you to do the job easier and clearer.

Step 1: Add DVD files to Pavtube DVD Ripper 

You can click the “Load file” button to import DVD files. Or drag and drop the IFO/ISO files directly to the app.

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Step 2: Select HD MKV, MOV, MP4, AVI, MPG, FLV as the output format

Click “Output Format” option to reveal the format drop-down list. In the “Format” > “HD Video” column, find the format you want and choose it as the output format. Pavtube DVD Ripper supports output universal video and audio formats.

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PS: It not only supports ripping DVDs and ISOs to any formats you like, but also can delete all other feature from the discs like other languages, comments, goodies.

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Step 3: Start to convert DVD/DVD ISO to other HD Video

After everything is done, hit the “Convert” button to convert DVD/DVD ISO to HD MKV, MOV, MP4, AVI, MPG, FLV format. And all the tasks will be done at fast speed and high quality. The conversion speed often depends on the original video size and your PC configuration. Bingo! You made it! Now you can edit or enjoy these videos freely.

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Solution for Making Blu-ray ISO from Blu-ray movies, Ripping/Playing Blu-ray ISO files

Posted by on Friday, 7 March, 2014

Despite of what you see in the above title, this post will not give you any details about creating Blu-ray ISO image from Blu-ray Disc, rip Blu-ray ISO to 1080p mkv, avi, mp4, etc, or play Blu-ray ISO on computer& HDTV. Instead, it is a collection of tools and solutions that help you achieve all of those.

blu ray iso to media player Solution for Making Blu ray ISO from Blu ray movies, Ripping/Playing Blu ray ISO files

1. Making Blu-ray ISO from Blu-ray Disc/BDMV/M2TS streams

Software Download: Blu-ray Ripper(this is trial of shareware), Imgburn (this is freeware)

Guide to follow: How to create free Blu-ray ISO image file from commercial blu-ray discs?

2. Rip/convert Blu-ray ISO to 1080p mkv, avi, mp4, etc

Solution 1.

Software Download: Blu-ray ISO Ripper (this is trial of shareware)

Guide to follow: How to convert bluray ISO to MKV/AVI/MP4, etc.?

Solution 2 (optional).

Software Download: Blu-ray to MKV Ripper (this is trial of shareware) or a lossless bakcup blu-ray with multi-track mkv format.

Guide to follow:

Best ISO to MKV solution- package Blu-ray ISO to H.264 MKV without losing anything
Lossless Blu-ray Backup: why choose MKV format?

3. Play Blu-ray ISO on computer& HDTV

Software Download: Virtual BD Drive (this is a free tool), Blu-ray ISO player (this is trial of shareware)

Guide to follow: How to play Blu-ray ISO image file on HTPC?

For playing Blu-ray ISO with HD media player, you can choose WD TV Live Plus/Hub, Popcorn Hour A-210, or Dune BD 3.0.

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How to Rip a Blu-ray to WD TV Live Plus and Get audio/subtitles played properly

Posted by on Thursday, 6 March, 2014

This guide is written for WD TV Live Plus and Live Hub users who wanna backup the 1080p movies and play their Blu-ray movies with WD TV HD media players. I’m trying to make it short. So no much comments-to learn more details about WD TV HD players, click here.

Tool Download

Pavtube ByteCopy ($42) –Download a trial from HERE (Windows 2003/XP/Vista/Windows 7/Windows 8/Windows 8.1). The trial copies 7 discs before it STOPS WORKING. Alternative version for Mac (Mac OS X 10.9 Mavericks, 10.8 Mountain Lion, 10.7 Lion, Snow Leopard10.6)

Note: A Blu-ray Disc Drive is required for Blu-ray ripping. The computer must be networked to access BD+ keys for cracking the BD copy-protections.

Guide- Rip a Blu-ray to WD TV Live Plus playable file type with ByteCopy

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Source: Blu-ray Disc, BDMV folder, BD ISO; DVD, VIDEO_TS, DVD ISO.

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By default only Title One is retained. Title 1 (Main Title) contains full-length movie, extras are not included.

Optional video codec in a commercial Blu-ray Disc: MPEG-2, MPEG-4 AVC/H.264 and SMPTE VC-1 stream sealed in .m2ts container.

WD TV Live Plus supported codec in MKV container: H.264/AVC, VC1, WMV9, MPEG-1, MPEG-2, MPEG-4

Which video to keep and which to convert: the WD TV Live HD media player support all the video codec that a Blu-ray movie can include. There’s no need to convert Blu-ray video, unless you’d like to compress the movie to smaller file size (e.g. when ripping BD-50 movies).

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Optional audio codec in a commercial Blu-ray Disc: LPCM as well as Dolby Digital, Dolby Digital Plus, Dolby Lossless, DTS digital surround and DTS-HD audio formats.

WD TV Live Plus supported audio codec in MKV container: MPEG Aduio, PCM, Dolby Digital, DTS, AAC. An audio receiver is required for multi-channel surround sound digital output. If you connect WD TV Live Plus directly to TV you get stereo only.

Which audio to keep and which to convert: LPCM audio must be converted, since the codec is not compatible with MKV container. When a MKV file contains LPCM audio, it is not playable. Dolby Digital and DTS audio can be kept (by checking “Check” box). Dolby Digital Plus, Dolby TrueHD, DTS-HD HR and DTS-HD MA audio should be converted to Dolby Digital, i.e. AC3 (by checking “Check” and “Encode” boxes) if you’re using 5.1 audio system.

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Subtitles in a commercial Blu-ray Disc: .sup subtitles with PGS codec.

WD TV Live Plus supported subtitles: SRT, SSA, ASS, and SAMI

Which subtitles to keep and which to convert: Although the WD TV Live Plus plays Blu-ray subtitles from BD ISO/BDMV, it does not support PGS subtitles in MKV container. So here you need to convert sup subtitles to dvdsub format.

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That’s it. So far you have successfully ripped a Blu-ray to WD TV Live Plus playable format and have made video, audio and subtitles compatible with WD TV Live Plus! Enjoy your movies~

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Ripping DVD movies to PS3 playable video format

Posted by on Wednesday, 5 March, 2014

Description: The article shows you with an easy workaround for copying DVD to PS3 for playing on HDTV or Home Treatre.

To start, just have a look at a question asked by a friend of mine:

Legally purchased a DVD Disc and put into Playstation 3 DVD player with latest software updates. PS3 does not recognize the disc (DVD Disc icon does not appear under “Video” icon as it does with other discs). Oddly this is only happen with the most recent two or three DVD movies I’ve purchased, older discs I have still work fine. Anyone have any ideas on what’s going on here?

Discs work fine and take off fine on a regular DVD player. Which is fine… I guess. But I prefer to watch discs on my PS3 for various superficial reasons.  Looking for a solution.

Take it easy. To view your DVD movie on your PS3, you need to extract/rip DVD movies to PS3 playable format at first. There is much DVD Ripping software available on the market. In this guide, Pavtube DVDAid would be highly recommended. (Read Review)

Hot Search: Blu-ray to PS3 | MKV to PS3 | DVD VOB to PS3 | ISO to PS3 | iTunes to PS3

Overall, this program provides the easiest and fastest way to rip and convert DVD movies to MP4/AVI/MKV/WMV and many other video and audio formats with high quality. With the help of NVIDIA’s CUDA/ATI Stream technology, it largely accelerates conversion speed and saves users lots of time when converting DVD movies to video formats using H.264 codec. The video editing features makes you edit the DVD movies as you want such as the Trim function helps you select wanted DVD movie scenes and leave out unwanted part like commercial advertisement. The upgraded version adds H.264 baseline/main/high output profiles and supports DVD to H.265/HEVC encoding.

It also has the Mac version: Pavtube DVDAid for Mac

FYI: If you want to keep all the audio tracks (language) and soft subtitles, here’s another choice for you: Blu-ray/DVD Converter Pro.

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Tutorials: How to transfer DVD movies to PS3 for streaming

Step 1: Run Pavtube DVD to PS3 Converter, and load DVD files to it. You can click “DVD ROM” to load movie from DVD drive or “ISO/IFO” DVD ISO file.

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Step 2: Select output format for PS3. Click on the drop-down list at the opposite side of “Format”, and then choose “PSP/PS3″ > “PS3 Video(1080P) MPEG-4(*.mp4)” format, or select other PS3 related format.

To get Dolby Digital 5.1 channels audio when streaming DVD rips to PS3, choose “PS3 Video(AC3 5.1)(*.avi)”, refer the corresponding guide here.

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Tip: This PS3 DVD Ripper let users control/customize output file quality. To improve video quality, simply click “Settings” and set video bitrate up.

ps3 profile settings Ripping DVD movies to PS3 playable video format

Step 3: Start ripping DVD to mp4 video for PS3 streaming.

Click “Convert” button to rip DVD to PS3, once the ripping task is finished by Pavtube DVD to PS3 Converter, you can click “Open” button at the bottom of the main interface to get the output file for syncing to PS3.

You can use a PC with PS3 Media Server, TVersity, Windows Media Player 11, Vuse, Nero MediaHome or Mezzmo configured for PS3 streaming from PC or Mac.

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