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.

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