Backup DVDs to XBMC for playing on HTPC with AC3 -5.1 sound

The questions which haunt me:

“I just wanna copying my DVD Collection which I am using in my HTPC now to watch. My friend suggest me that backup these DVDs to MP4 with AC3 -5.1 sound, so that I can watching my movies in my living room on HTPC and I use the XBMC Player for entertainment. Any software have you tried? ”


Here, A professional tool can help you out: Pavtube ByteCopy for Mac can easily directly copy your DVD Collection to XBMC for playing on HTPC with friendly format (like: HD MKV) on Mac. It supports to convert Blu-ray and DVD movies and all kinds of video to the support format like MP4, MKV, etc for you and backup your Blu-ray/DVD without quality loss AC3 5.1 audio for HTPC Media center. What you get is a perfect 5.1 AC3 audio for smooth playback on multiple devices. You can also throw other 5.1 audio sources to it for lossless conversion. For Windows users, you can usePavtube ByteCopy.

Step-by-step guide: Copy DVD to HD MKV with AC3 -5.1 sound for playing on HTPC

Note: A external BD drive is needed for copying your Blu-ray and DVD.

Step 1. Load the DVD movies (Disc, folder, ISO) you want to convert to the program. Besides, you can also load your Blu-ray movies.

Step 2. Click “Format” and select an optional format. There are customized formats for different devices and application. Here you can choose “HD Video->>MKV HD Video(*.mkv)” for best playing on HTPC.

Note: With Pavtube ByteCopy, you can also rip Blu-ray/DVD to Asus O!Play Mini PlusRoku 3 etc for smoothly playback.

Step 3. Click “Settings” button, the “Profile Settings” windows pops up, on which you need to set the audio codec to ac3. This ensures your output videos to be encoded with ac3 codec. Apart from changing audio codec, you are also allowed to reset video resolution, video bit rate, frame rate, audio bit rate and sample rate on this window.

Step 4. Click “Conversion” icon and the Pavtube ByteCopy will do convert DVD to MKV AC3 5.1 sound at fast speed. With just a click on “Open output folder”, you can locate the export video quickly.

There you have it. Pretty simple. Now you are free to get MKV AC3 5.1 sound out of your HTPC for entertainment. Have fun!

More functions:

A. If you want to backup Blu-ray and DVD without quality loss. Meanwhile, several audio tracks and subtitles are preserved so you can switch language when watching movies, you can also use the tool to rip BD/DVD to lossless mkv on Mac.

B. Click “Copy the entire disc” of ByteCopy to 1:1 backup the whole Blu-ray/DVD discs with original structure including chapter markers. After accessing the Blu-ray/DVD complete backup (BDMV folder), you can follow “drive”>> “BDMV”>> “STREAMS” to find uncompressed M2TS streams to play in XBMC.

Backup Disney Blu-rays to Kindle Fire HD Kids Edition for Entertainment

FAQ: “I need a best tool which can converting Disney Blu-rays to Kindle Fire HD Kids Edition for my daughter while traveling in back of car. And I will stream some movies to watch on TV. Any advice?”

Kindle Fire HD Kids Edition

Solved: Well, if you’ve already invested in lots of Disney Blu-ray films, then it’s really not worth re-purchasing all your content on Amazon just to have it on your computer at the same resolution. I mean, there you need to convert Disney Blu-rays to Kindle Fire HD Kids Edition compatible video formats with a professional ripping tool.

With Pavtube BDMagic, you can easily making digital copy of Blu-ray. It can rip the latest 3D/2D Blu-ray and DVD and convert to various video formats for some popular smartphones and tablets as well as editing software. And you can add srt/ass/ssa subtitles to the output videos to make it unique and perfect. Simple interface but effective conversion. (For Mac users, you can use Pavtube BDMagic for Mac.)

How to Rip/Convert/Backup Disney Blu-ray to Kindle Fire HD Kids Edition Effortlessly?

Step 1: Load Blu-ray movies into the program.

Once you run the Disney Blu-ray Ripper, click Blu-ray disc button to load Blu-ray movie up into the Blu-ray ripping program.

Backup Disney Blu-rays to mp4

Step 2. Decide Blu-ray output format.

Click on the pull down menu of “Format”, and select “Android -> Amazon Kindle Fire HD H.264 video (*.mp4 )” as target format. The output videos could fit on Kindle Fire HD Kids Edition perfectly.

Backup Disney Blu-rays settings

Tip: If you like, you can click on Settings you could easily set bitrate, frame rate, codec, channels, sample rate, etc to adjust parameters that affect video quality and file size for the video you prefer. Keep in mind that bitrate higher results in big file size, and lower visible quality loss, and vice versa.

Step 3. Click on “Convert” button to start converting Disney Blu-ray to Kindle Fire HD Kids Edition. Once the process completes, just click “Open” to find the Fire HD playable MP4 videos after the conversion and transfer them to your device with ease.

Now, you can enjoy Disney Blu-rays to Kindle Fire HD Kids Edition with your daughter while traveling in back of car.

If you haven’t handed on how to convert any videos to InnoTab 2S/2 for viewing for kids, you can read here. For enjoying  DVD to Fuhu DreamTab with multiple audio tracks, read here.Try to find an easy way to convert Frozen Blu-ray movies on Galaxy Tab S 10.5? Read here.

Apple iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus on Pavtube Special Topic

Pavtube Studio just released iPhone 6/6 Plus topic page related to everything you should know about iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus, the brand new mobile phones announced by Apple recently to reach the new high of all Apple phone devices.

The 4.7-inch iPhone 6 and the 5.5-inch iPhone 6 Plus with a complete redesign and a much larger screen size than any iPhone that came before catch people’s eyes at the moment Apple announced their release. Even with a slightly larger screen, the iPhone remains comfortable to hold. With fast performance, a great display, an elegant new design and a much-needed software update, it’s one of the best smartphones you can buy right now.
With the increasing number of people become Apple fans and would-be users, there was the need for a topic page to be able to link everything about Apple new phones so that they could find a shortcut to learn more about the devices from all the aspects.
On Pavtube iPhone 6/ 6 Plus page, Apple fans can find hot news, useful tips, unique features, popular apps and almost everything related to the new iPhone 6/6 Plus in order to get familiar with these two devices.
More importantly, this special page also features with tips & Solutions about how to transfer movies, watch videos, and share joys on iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus without time and space limits.

Ripping Commercial DVDs to iTunes 12, 11 on Mac for Personal Use

“I have a range of TV Series such as Yes Minister, West Wing, All Creatures Great and Small as well as general family movies and music DVDs. And I’m trying to find an easy way to ripping commercial DVDs that I had purchased onto iTunes for personal use. But have no idea. Any suggestions?”

Most Commercial DVDs are copy protected for there is encryption within and it is still not an impossible task to ripping commercial DVDs onto iTunes 12,11 for personal use. Let me walk you through the basic steps and available software applications to get those movies off the plastic and into your Mac. In actually, I discovered Pavtube BDMagic for Mac on several websites that recommended it as the best and simplest ripping software. And I had already tried Handbrake with no success.

Overall, it is especially designed for Mac, and is free and easily handles CSS, Region Code protections, even Disney, Paramount, Dream Works ones with more output video format on Mac. For our purposes, the mission is to get a commercial DVD into iTunes so we can watch it on an iPhone 6/ 6 Plus, iPad Mini 3 or through an Apple TV 3. Pavtube will not let you down. For Windows users, you can free download Pavtube BDMagic.

How to Convert Commercial DVDs to iTunes 12, 11 on Mac?

Step 1: Load DVD source.

First, insert your DVDs into DVD Drive, and then click “Add dics” icon to load the DVD files to the program. You can also add Blu-ray/DVD ISO, Blu-ray/DVD folder files that you can want to rip to iTunes.

Rip Commercial DVDs to iTunes

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. Move your cursor over the left column to locate your device model/manufacturer, or you can try the small search box on the bottom right corner. For example, if you own an iPhone, iPad, iPod, just choose the best profile from iPad/iPhone/iPod column.

Rip Commercial DVDs to mp4 onto iTunes

Tips: You might wonder how to watch YouTube videos on your iPhone 6/6 Plus? Read here. To viewing DVD movies on iPad Mini 2 with subtitles, you can use the Pavtube BDMagic to help you easily.

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.

Step 4. Start conversion.

Now hit the big red “Convert” to start converting DVD movies to MP4 with best settings for playback on different devices. After the conversion, you can get the converted DVD rips in *.mp4 format by clicking the “Open” or “Open output folder” icon.

Tips: If you don’t know how to Sync Local Contents to iTunes on PC/Mac? You can read here. And then, you need to transfer  Media Files from iTunes Library to iPhone or iPad. Have fun!

Now, you can have DVD videos in iTunes library as many as possible to enjoy HD videos without buying. It is fair legal to backup your own DVDs for non-commercial use.

MKV Player for Mac – Can’t play MKV files on Mac OS X

MKV is no doubt a bellwether in the High-Definition world. It is an urgent demand for Mac users to play MKV movies on their Mac system. If you owned a Mac Book, you may find your MKV files couldn’t be played. Actually, the reason is that MKV is not a Mac native format. And Perian, a plug-in used to play windows media, doesn’t support Mavericks and there is no upgrade news now. How to solve this problem?

Here, I have two solutions right here:

Part I: How to Convert MKV in Mac OS X with Pavtube Video Converter for Mac
Part II: The best Two Free MKV Player for Mac

Follow the step-by-step guide will help you find the best solution for playing MKV files on Mac OS X.

Although there are some free video converter for Mac, but they are usually hard to use and only support limited formats. For an easy to use MKV video converter, Pavtube Video Converter for Mac deserves you try. It can convert MKV files to any popular video formats like MP4, WMV, AVI, MOV, etc. Featuring with friendly UI, ultrafast speed, easy operation as well as high definition of up to 1080p and DTS5.1 audio system.

Part I:  How to Convert MKV in Mac OS X (including Mavericks & Mountain Lion)

Step 1. Import MKV file

Download and launch this Mac MKV converter on your Mac, and click “File” to import the MKV file you want to convert and play with your media player.

Convert MKV in Mac OS X

Step 2. Choose output format

What makes it excels is that It provides you with the optimized output video settings for iPod, iPhone, Apple TV and many mobile phones. Choose an output format like iPod, iPad, iPhone or etc. MP4 is highly recommended.

Convert MKV to mp4 on Mac OS X

Some Tips: You can also Convert 2D Video/Movie to 3D MKV. For the latest iPhone 6, you can easily watch Youtube videos on iPhone 6(Plus).

Step 3. Convert MKV

Just one click the red “Convert” button to start MKV conversion. After conversion, your media player can open and play the converted MKV video smoothly.

Part II: The best Two Free MKV Player for Mac

To watch MKV video on Mac, I recommend trying either VLC Media Player or MPlayer OS X. They are both free. These free multimedia players are excellent and can tackle many of the video formats unknown to QuickTime. They contain a decoder to decode the MKV files. They will also play many of the formats you will find inside the .MKV file.

No.1 VLC Media Player


VLC is indeed a good MKV Player for Mac, it can almost play all video, however, if you want to sync your videos to other Apple products such as iPhone, Apple TV, iPad mini, you need to convert them to some proper formats, what i use is the Video Converter, it can convert all videos to Mac and other Apple products comptible formats.

No.2 MPlayer OS X


MPlayerX works wonderfully to play MKV files, and the interface closely matches QuickTime Players black minimalist theme. Performance was excellent too. This is definitely another worthwhile choice for watching HD video on the Mac, and it’s available free on the Mac App Store. Thanks to everyone who recommended this, this may be my new favorite video player! More MKV Players you can read: Here.


Which solution is the best? That’s up for debate. For general versatility, VLC is a must-have app for all computer users, MplayerX is really giving it a run for it’s money, but for overall media player Alternative Pavtube is great. Try out a few and see which fits your needs. Enjoy your movies!