Watch DVD on Surface 8.1 Tablet

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There are more and more Windows 8.1 tablets like Surface 2, Surface Pro 2, Surface Pro 3, etc. hit the market along with the updated Windows 8.1 system. Windows 8.1 advances Windows 8 and Windows 7 in many ways, so, if conditions permit, there is no reason why it should not to update Windows 8 to Windows 8.1.

And you may be one of the Surface 8.1 tablet owners in this prevalence, then you may ask the question “how to watch DVD movies and videos on Surface 8.1 tablets and PCs more safely, conveniently and portably” as below:

1. I am desperately looking for solutions to watch DVDs via an external DVD drive on my Surface
2. I know there are many others with the same wish (and we have some customers at our company that want this too!)!!
3. With Windows 7, DVD playing was supported natively by the OS. Unfortunately, MS removed it with Windows 8.1, without the possibility to add them again.

Well, in this article, I don’t generally do reviews but I did want to share the tips and tricks with all of you how to play DVD on Surface 8.1 tablet.

At first, to watch DVD movies on Surface 8.1 tablet, you will need to rip and convert DVD to a common supported video format by Surface. Then a DVD to Surface 8.1 ripper is badly needed. You can search the related key words on line, and many results would be available. Here, Pavtube DVDAid is recommended to accomplish your task in a few mouse clicks! With it, you can fast convert DVD movies to Surface 8.1 supported MP4 video files with excellent output video quality. If you are using a Mac and want to convert DVD movies to Surface 8.1 on Mac, please turn to DVDAid for Mac.

How to rip your purchased DVD movies to Surface 8.1 Tablets in clicks

Step 1. Run DVD to Surface 8.1 Converter; load DVD movies

Click the disc button to browse and import DVD disc from ROM, or load the ISO/IFO files that you want to convert for viewing on Windows 8.1-based surface devices.

Pavtube DVDAid will detect and list the main title (the full length of this movie with all the chapters) and check it by default. So just keep it untouched and let’s move on to Step 2.

Step 2. Choose export format

You can click the dropdown menu between “Format” and “Settings”, you will see many presets sorted of different device models and programs.

Here “Windows -> Microsoft Surface Windows RT/Pro H.264 Video (*.mp4)” is a suitable format for Surface 8.1 tablets. Or if you have other Windows 8.1 tablets, you can choose a suitable video format from “Windows” catalogue depending on your device.

Step 3. Adjust specs or edit video before conversion (Optional)

Click “Settings” button to configure target file quality. After entering “Profile Settings” panel, you are allowed to adjust video and audio parameters such as bit rate, frame rate, sample rate, etc..

If you think the video size this not suitable for your Surface 8.1 Tablet, you can first choose any one of the provided type, then change the settings. Generally speaking, the higher video bit rate will result in the larger output file size, and vice versa.

Step 4. Start conversion

Now hit the big red “Convert” to start converting purchased DVD movies to MP4 with best settings for playback on different Surface 8.1 tablets.

After the conversion, you can get the converted DVD rips in *.mp4 format by clicking the “Open” or “Open output folder” icon.

Transfer videos, music, photos from PC to Surface 2 on Windows 8.1/8

Additional Tips

1. Not a Surface 8.1 user? It doesn’t matter, Pavtube DVDAid also supports “common” video formats like MOV, M4V, MP4 and has presets for all the models of iPad, iPhone, iPod Touch and Apple TV, or Samsung Galaxy Tab, Galaxy Note, Xperia Series, BlackBerry, etc., so you should be able to create files compatible with your Android based devices and other Windows devices.

2. 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.

3. If you want to convert all kinds of videos (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.

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How to Convert DVD Folder Video_TS to MKV format

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Video_TS folder contains three kinds of formats, IFO, BUP and VOB. IFO is information file, which is the main factor to operate video playback. With IFO files you can forward or backward the video at will. If IFO files are damaged or can’t be read, don’t worry. BUP is the backup of IFO and they have the totally same function. But if you happen to lose them all, you will have big trouble in controlling video play, so be careful. VOB means video objects, which is the container of video files. No need to say how important it is.

MKV is a free multimedia file container that can store multiple video, audio, etc. tracks in a single file. It’ll be much easier to play your DVD movies by converting Video_TS to MKV video files since MKV is supported by a large number of media players while Video_TS folders are not that widely supported.

Want to convert DVD Video_TS to MKV? Then a DVD converting tool is essential. Pavtube Video Converter Ultimate is a professional BD/DVD/Video converting tool features with high conversion speed, intact output quality and easy operation. Pavtube DVDAid, which is the best tool to accomplish your goal by converting DVD VIDEO_TS to MKV file, Windows 8.1/8 supported.

Overall, the program can easily convert DVD disc, DVD VIDEO_TS folder and DVD IFO/ISO file to any video format for different devices including iPad Air, iPhone 5S, iPhone 5C, Kindle Fire HDX, Apple TV 3, Samsung Galaxy Tab 3, Galaxy Note 3, Google Nexus 7/10, WD TV, WD TV Live, and more.

Meanwhile, there are another three programs that are on sale : BDMagic, ByteCopy and Video Converter Ultimate can do the same job for you.

Convert DVD VIDEO_TS folder to MKV file easily and fastly

Step 1. Run the best VIDEO_TS Converter, click “Load from folder” to select and load the Video_TS files you want to convert. All the loaded files will be displayed on the left source pane and you can choose the titles to rip.

Step 2. Clicking the “Format” menu, here you are suggested to choose “MKV(Matroska) Video (*.mkv)” as output format from “Common Video” category under the drop-down list of “Format”. If you want to get better HD video quality, just select “MKV HD Video (*.mkv)” from “HD Video” category.

Step 3. If you like, modify profile settings such as video size, bitrate, frame rate, etc to get optimized video and audio playback.

Step 4. Return back to DVDAid main interface, and hit the “Convert” button to start encoding DVD VIDEO_TS to MKV format.

Once it finishes, open output folder, locate the created mkv file and you can transfer DVD VIDEO_TS folder to your media player for watching and sharing anywhere you like.

Meanwhile, with Pavtube’s new site releasing, there are many new Money Saving Software Bundles like:

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2014 Father’s Day Sale- Save $17.5 on Pavtube DVDAid

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Now it’s time to celebrate that all-important guy in your life—dad. Dad is notoriously the toughest family member to shop for. If you’ve waited until now to pick up this year’s Father’s Day Gift, then you’re going to need a great idea — fast.

Luckily, to celebrate Father’s Day with you, Pavtube Studio launch a huge Coupon Code as the 2014 Father’s Day Special Offer. Up to 50% off for your beloved dad! Backup your dad’s favorite Blu-ray/DVD movie to iOS/Android gadgets, HD TV, home theatre or game console. Even better you can make a father’s day video for your beloved dad on your own! It’s more precious than just picking up something on store casually!

Her are Pavtube Great Deals and Specials at Father’s Day 2014 weekend

1. 50% OFF Pavtube DVDAid (Win/Mac) as Father’s Day Gift 2014

With this professional DVD ripping tool, playing DVD movies on DVD player at home has never been a problem for you. And you can now freely enjoy your favorite DVD movies on the road without worrying about the issues they jump on the most crucial scenes and are prone to scratches.

2. 30% OFF Pavtube Video Converter Ultimate/iMedia Converter for Mac as Father’s Day Gift 2014

An all-in-one solution to fast convert Blu-ray/DVD and various videos to virtually any video/audio format for watching on any Android/iOS/Windows devices. Save a 100% intact BD M2TS/ DVD VOB movie without extras.Backup 3D Blu-ray movies to 3D video for watching on 3D devices with pleasant quality.

3. 20% OFF Pavtube ByteCopy (Win/Mac) as Father’s Day Gift 2014

An easy to use Blu-ray and DVD movie ripping program is capable of ripping 3D Blu-ray discs, 2D Blu-ray Discs and standard DVDs to required video formats. Most important, it can lossless BD/DVD to MKV backup with multiple audio/subtitle tracks and convert BD/DVD to Multi-track MP4, MOV, AVI for watching on Plex, Roku 3, WDTV Live, Popcorn and more HD media players.

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Get DVD ISO onto your Nexus 7 (2013) Tablet for watching

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Simply follow this guide to rip and convert DVD ISO to MP4 videos for playing on Google Nexus 7 (2013) Tablet conveniently.

The most mentionable thing is that the new Nexus 7 is the first device to support the latest version of OpenGL ES: 3.0. Combing with the high resolution of 1920×1200. If you have ripped your DVD movies to ISO files or have some DVD ISO image files downloaded from the Internet and now wanna get these ISO files onto your Nexus 7 (2013) Tablet for watching, the you are definitely in the right place here! In this article, you are going to learn how to convert DVD ISO to Google Nexus 7 (2013) with fast ripping speed and lossless video quality.


Before anything else, you have to download an app that you are going to use later. You are recommended to download and install:

Pavtube DVDAid. Get the Windows version here, and the Mac version here.


The program is an easy-to-use yet professional ISO to Nexus Converter. It is easy to use for editing and conversion and good at dealing with DVD discs, DVD iso/ifo image files even DVD Folders. The audio/video synchronization is very good, the size of the subtitles too. The encoding speed is faster. I’ve had success using the software to convert DVD ISO to a friendly format by my Nexus 7 2013. I’ve found the quality to be excellent, and see no difference when compared to playing the ISO movies themselves. Just free download it and follow the steps below to copy DVD ISO image files to your Nexus 7 (2013) Tablet for playing in just a few clicks.


If you have any requirements of outputting 3D (Anaglyph, T/P, SBS) or keeping multiple audio tracks/subtitles, you are suggested to try this Blu-ray/DVD to Nexus Converter Pro.

Convert DVD ISO to H.264 MP4 videos for Nexus 7 (2013) Tablet

1. Run the program, and add your ISO image files to the software.

2. Select a Google Nexus 7 (2013) friendly format, e.g. H.264 .mp4 for conversion.

Click “Format” drop-down list and choose “Android > Google Nexus 7 H.264 Video(*.mp4)” as the compatible MP4 preset with best video quality.

Tips: You can adjust the output parameters of the video by click ‘Settings’ button. 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.

3. Click the big Convert button to encode DVD ISO to MP4 videos for Nexus 7 (2013) Tablet for watching.

The software will do the rest automatically. When the conversion finishes, you can click ‘Open’ to access to the converted mp4 videos. In this way, you can transfer converted DVD ISO videos to your Nexus 7 (2013) Tablet and enjoy them on the go!

Additional Tips

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.

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How to play MPG on Galaxy S5 in full screen

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If you have problems when playing MPG video on Galaxy S5, you can follow this way to convert MPG to MP4 videos for Samasung Galaxy S5 phone.

Ahem…No way to transfer my MPG files over USB??? I tried to transfer my MPG files to my Galaxy S5 which is 100% stock and every time I drag and drop the MPG files over (Doesn’t matter if I drag and drop 1 or 50) Windows explorer crashes. Anyone found a way to fix it from doing this…?

First, what you have to understand the truth is that the S5, same as its predecessor, only supports certain specified video formats such as MPEG4, H.264, etc. So, how to transfer MPG to Galaxy S5 for smooth playback especially some MPG files? According to our testing and using experience, the easiest solution is to transcode MPG to H.264 for Galaxy S5 with a professional video convert tool.

Below I will take Pavtube Video Converter Ultimate for an example to show you how to put MPG videos to Galaxy S5 for smoothly playback.

Free download Pavtube MPG to Galaxy S5 Converter, a very easy-to-use video to Galaxy S5 converting program which comes with flawless video quality and quick conversion speed. It is an all-in-one converting program, and it features outputting 3D (Side-by-Side, Top-Bottom, Anaglyph) in MKV/MP4/AVI/MOV/WMV formats. You can reach the Mac version here: Galaxy Video Converter Ultimate for Mac.

Converting MPG to MP4 videos for Galaxy S5 playback in full screen

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

2. Click “Format” bar, follow “Samsung > Samsung Galaxy S III Video (*.mp4)”. The output videos could also fit on Galaxy S5. If you like, you can click “Settings” to change the video encoder, resolution, frame rate, etc. as you wish.

3. Start the conversion from MPG to MP4 video for Galaxy S5.

4. After the process, transfer the videos to your Galaxy S5. If you have no idea about Galaxy S5 transfer, check out a guide here.

So there you have it. Pretty simple! In this way, you can effortlessly play MPG videos on Galaxy S5 as you like.

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Rip and Put DVD movies to Galaxy S5 for enjoying in full screen
Make Blu ray disc and ISO file playable on Galaxy S5
Mac Tips: Transfer MKV, AVI, VOB, Tivo, MPG files to Galaxy S5 easily

How to get the World Cup Schedule in Google Calendar

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The World Cup is fast approaching and there are a ton of football (I guess soccer if you’re in North America) games that will be played very shortly. We’ll show you how you can get a schedule of all the matches right into your Google Calendar so that you don’t have any excuse for missing any of the action.

Linking the World Cup scheduled with your Google Calendar is actually done very easily. First you’ll need to visit the web version of the service, so head over to Google Calendar and log into your Google account, if you haven’t already done so.

On the left hand side of your calendar, you’ll see a list of Other Calendars which when you click on, will have a drop down menu.
From that menu, select the Add by Url option and then copy and paste the following link

Once this is completed, you’ll start seeing the World Cup schedule pop up onto the web version of your Google Calendar.

To get it on your mobile device, you’ll have to first head on your mobile device and fire up the Google Calendar app. From there, go into your Settings and click on the account in which you linked the World Cup schedule. From there, you’ll see that list of calendars and that the World Cup schedule is unticked for synchronization. Make sure to tick this box and then when you head back to your calendar, you’ll see the schedule on your mobile device.

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5 Best Comedy Movies of All Time – Summer 2014

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This Summer, the big blockbuster movie fans will have plenty to choose from. There’s more Spider-Man, Transformers and Apes ruling the planet. There’s even a new Godzilla. But what’s out there for the comedy fans!? Each Summer has a defining comedy. Which film are you looking most forward to for laughs this year? Rogen, Sandler, McCarthy, Hart and Hill & Tatum are competing for your comedy movie dollars.

Here’s top 5 best Comedy movie this Summer 2014. These movies are for a belly laughing, gut wrenching, tear producing, and knee slapping good time.

1. Walk Of Shame

Starring: Elizabeth Banks, James Marsden, Gillian Jacobs, Ethan Suplee
Director: Steven Brill
Out: 2 May 2014

A reporter’s dream of becoming a news anchor is compromised after a one-night stand leaves her stranded in downtown L.A. without a phone, car, ID or money – and only 8 hours to make it to the most important job interview of her life… I can only presume the interview isn’t also in L.A. otherwise 8 hours would be plenty to get there after making a reverse payphone call, or walking there in a couple of hours. Question is, can Elizabeth Banks carry a comedy on her own? When the writer-director’s track record is ‘Little Nicky’, ‘Mr. Deeds’, ‘Without a Paddle’ and ‘Drillbit Taylor’, it’s a highly suspect prospect.

2. Neighbors

Starring: Seth Rogen, Rose Byrne, Zac Efron, Dave Franco
Director: Nicholas Stoller
Out: 9 May 2014

A couple (Rogen, Byrne) with a newborn baby are settling into a new home, coming to terms with putting their youthful days to one side. Then a huge, rowdy fraternity moves in next door (led by Efron). Soon there’s a growing conflict between the two houses. Written by two of producer Judd Apatow’s former assistants (that’s how you get ahead people), this is directed by the helmer of ‘Get Him to the Greek’ and ‘The Five-Year Engagement’. Reaction has been very positive and this just might do for Zac Efron what ’21 Jump Street’ did for Channing Tatum. It’s a little uneven and predictable but definitely a good time at the cinema, and when the jokes land they really land. Sometimes on the ceiling.

3. 22 Jump Street

Starring: Jonah Hill, Channing Tatum, Ice Cube, Wyatt Russell, Amber Stevens
Directors: Phil Lord, Chris Miller
Out: 13 June 2014

Officers Schmidt (Hill) and Jenko (Tatum) go deep undercover at a local college to crack a crime ring within a fraternity. But when Jenko meets a kindred spirit on the football team and Schmidt infiltrates the bohemian art major scene, they begin to question their partnership. In addition to cracking the case, the two freshmen must figure out if they can have a mature relationship like real men… The highly-entertaining-in-this-role Ice Cube, is back as police Captain Dickson. Amber Stevens (‘Greek’) has joined as a romantic interest for Schmidt, while Kurt Russell’s son Wyatt plays Jenko’s fraternity brother who’s a lead suspect in their investigation. Jonah Hill lost 40 pounds for the original, but won’t be doing so this time around – Expect the character’s sudden weight gain to be a plot point, probably. The first movie was a surprise hit critically and commercially. With the same directors on board and the same great chemistry between the leads, expect this to be a good time too. Hill and Tatum have said, “As we all know, sequels are ALWAYS better than the original. Every single time. This will be no exception.”

4. They Came Together

Starring: Paul Rudd, Amy Poehler, Bill Hader, Ed Helms, Jack McBrayer
Director: David Wain
Out: 27th June 2014

Parody of rom-coms and their cliches. When Joel and Molly meet, it’s hate at first sight: his big Corporate Candy Company threatens to shut down her quirky indie shop. Plus, Joel is hung up on his sexy ex. But amazingly, they fall in love, until they break up about two thirds of the way through, and Molly starts dating her accountant. But then right at the end…well you’ll just have to see. (Hint: Joel makes a big speech and they get back together.) From the director of ‘Role Models’ and ‘Wanderlust’, this is reunion for the team behind ‘Wet Hot American Summer’. Paul Rudd and Amy Poehler are both at the top of their game right now. Trailer was a little limp and cheap-looking but festival reviews have been strong.

5. Sex Tape

Starring: Jason Segel, Cameron Diaz, Rob Corddry, Rob Lowe, Jack Black[/font][/color]
Director: Jake Kasdan
Out: 2 July 2014

A suburban married couple (Segal, Diaz) hope to reinvigorate their love life by taking a night off from their kids and making a sex tape. But the next morning they realise they’ve accidentally synched it to a handful of iPads they gave out as gifts (including to her mother and the postman), leading to a frantic quest to retrieve them. Not least because she writes a parenting blog for a living. Rob Lowe plays the conservative head of a toy company who also unwittingly ends up with a copy. Jason Segal has lost a shocking amount of weight for the role, saying he doesn’t want his R-rated nudity to be the joke. Diaz and Segal previously played a couple in ‘Bad Teacher’, which was also directed by Jake Kasdan. That didn’t turn out too well but this is a stronger premise and should be an easier win. The disppointing trailer showcased relentless Apple product placement.


For DVD movie collectors, we strongly recommend you to try a DVD coping & ripping tool to make a physical copy of your initial DVD investment in case of scratches, fingerprints, breakage, kids playing with them, etc. Here Pavtube DVDAid is the right product for you to help you backup DVD collection with ease.

Download iOS 8 / OS X 10.10 Banner Inspired Wallpapers

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The annual Worldwide Developers Conference of Apple is only a matter of hours away and the anticipation within the mobile industry couldn’t be higher. Enthusiasts, Journalists, consumers and professional industry analysts are waiting with baited breath to see waht the next twelve months hold for Apple, and to see how Tim Cook and his team have decided to shape the future of iOS and OS X. Glory is hours further and why not taste the iOS 8 and OS X 10.10 wallpapers inspired from WWDC banners for your iPhone, iPad and Macs.

Deviant designer – ccard3dev have uploaded his best collection to, which includes iOS 8 and OS X 10.10 (rumored to be officially called Mac OS X 10.10 Yosemite) wallpapers, inspired by the respective banners that currently enhanced downtown San Fransisco.

In addition to this innovative collection, there are a number of other developers offering minimal, iOS 8 inspired wallpapers for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch users.

Download is free of charge, presented by a Twitter user @SaleemUsama – busy designing a number of iOS 8 wallpapers variants, probably the best being his minimal “number 8” offerings. Available right now!

Yet another worthy way downloading the AR7 wallpaper app that’s also available directly from App Store. The wallpaper selection within the app has been updated to offer top, beautifully simple and elegant iOS 8 option for those who are eager to alliegn their devices in anticipation of the announcement. Twitter user and designer @AR72014 is well known for his design work around the community and even has his own free app offering wallpapers.

You can now download the app directly from the App Store for a free-of-charge offer. Grab the iOS 8 WWDC banner wallpaper from here, and OS X 10.10 from here.