H.265/HEVC MP4 Encoder Enabled Pavtube Blu-ray Converter Review

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H.264 has been a huge success. It’s a flexible codec standard that’s used by streaming services, satellite providers, and for Blu-ray discs. The problem with H.264, however, is that while it can handle these types of encodes, it can’t do so while simultaneously keeping file sizes low. That’s where H.265 comes in, which is designed to utilize substantially less bandwidth thanks to advanced encoding techniques and a more sophisticated encode/decode model.

Rip Blu-ray to H.265/HEVC

Since High Efficiency Video Coding (HEVC/H.265) is the latest video compression standard that promises to deliver visual quality equivalent to H.264/AVC with up to 50% bitrate savings, more and more users are seeking for solutions to compress Blu-Ray discs into H.265/HEVC video files for high quality, space-saving results. If you have not found any idea where to begin or how to do the job, we are here to help you. Just read further to know what things you can do to successfully convert your Blu-ray video files into H.265 format.

At first, what you need is a reliable Blu-ray to H.265/HEVC converter, here updated Pavtube software like BDMagic/ByteCopy/Video Converter Ultimate are all equipped with H.265 Encoder enables you to convert your favorite Blu-ray as well as DVD movies to MP4 H.265 to release your disc space and let you enjoy the higher quality Blu-ray/DVD videos. And a lot of videos formats are supported to output, so you are able to watch them on your smartphones or Android tablets, as well as to upload them to YouTube or Facebook for sharing with friends.

Download and installed the software and experience all the functions now. I will share my guide to rip Blu-ray to H.265/HEVC mp4 video.

Step 1. Launch the best Blu-ray to H.265/HEVC Ripper and load Blu-ray discs.

Blu-ray to H.265/HEVC Ripper

Step 2. Click “Format” to find “Common Video” catalogue, select “H.265 Video(*.mp4)”. What’s more, you can also rip Blu-ray to H.264 MP4,WMV or MKV for watching.

H.265/HEVC video format

Step 3. Optional – If you think the video size this not suitable for playback, you can first choose any one of the provided type, then change the settings, see the following picture:

H.265/HEVC video settings

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.

Step 4. Click “Convert” to start ripping Blu-ray to H.265/HEVC MP4, when completed, click “Open” to find the generated files. Obviously, it is easy to use software to convert blu-ray to H.265 for for enjoying.

Then where to play H.265 Video? According to the data point information comes from the third party, it’s obvious that moveable devices and computers in support of taking part in H.265 video are wide unfold and therefore the cargo is on the rise. And if you just simply want to watch your H.265 encoded videos at hand directly, you can load your converted H.265 files to Pavtube Video Converter Ultimate for previewing.

This all-in-one player can play nearly everything including DVDs, Blu-rays and almost all standard-formatted videos, of course, H.265 is supported. Tests show that the H.265 playback with Media Player is very smooth. Just grab a free trial of the player to enjoy your H.265 goodies! Next is a comparison of the video effect of H.265 and H.264 played, and you can clearly see which one is superior.

video effect of H.265 and H.264

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Pavtube Upgrade! Support H.265/HEVC Encode & Decode, XAVC and Latest Blu-ray Disc!

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Marry Christmas 2014! On December 25, Pavtube Studio has announced this new update version. All Win versions have been updated to 4.8.2, which add XAVC, H.265/HEVC decode and encode, latest Blu-ray discs ripping features and work more powerful. What new features have they got?

  1. Support MXF in XAVC video codec
  2. Add H.264 baseline/main/high output profiles
  3. Support H.265/HEVC decode
  4. Support H.265/HEVC encode
  5. Support latest Blu-ray movies, like The Expendables 3, Le Chef, Sin City A Dame to Kill For, Sands of Iwo Jima, When The Game Stands Tall, Love in Venice, Mystery Road, Pink Floyd Endless rive,etc. are all supported.

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XAVC support:

For the first outstanding feature, many powerful camcorders can shoot under this XAVC mode, like Sony, Panasonic, JVC and Canon all have many series HD Camcorder which can such job.

Most XAVC codec will shot in MXF format, this may be good for importing quality ,but may be a big problem for their users. Although Sony has offered their XAVC plug-in to help customer to solve this problem, but many users still replay that they can’t do anything about their videos. How to tackle that? New Pavtube relevant Video converter software can handle this highest level video standard. XAVC can support 4K (4.96×2160 and 3840×2160), which just cater the trend of 4K.

Add H.265/HEVC Decode and Encode:

All Pavtube Video Converter Ultimate products have added the H.265/HEVC decode/encode. You may very family about H.264/MPEG-4, but may not know about this H.265/HEVC. Actually, those two codec are said to double the date compression at the same level of video quality. This H.265 can be said as the Intro Time of 4K Generation. This H.265/HEVC is considered not only play a remarkable role on improving the image quality but also can support 4K resolution to UHDTV, the highest level can up to 8192×4320 (8k).

Like the hottest Samsung NX1 has already explore this brand new market. The 205-point phase-detection AF, 4K film resolution, H.265 compression coding, 15fps high-speed continuous shooting, etc., Samsung NX1 seems has already won the game.

But with this fast update of the H.265 camera, the related peripheral support software seems not get enjoy strength. Many media player and NELs still stick on the H.264, so how to get your H.265/HEVC video into compatible while quality maintained? The brand new Pavtube relevant Video software will be the best solution to deal with the H.265/HEVC. No quality drop, fast conversion, smooth playback, all you need is in this new Pavtube.

The Mac version is in full update, do please look forward to those brand new Pavtube relevant iMedia Converter for Mac!

Merry Christmas^^

About Pavtube Studio

Founded in 2007, Pavtube creates expert multimedia software applications that help consumers access, transfer and share their digital content across different devices that range from PC, Mac, NLE softwares, tablets, smartphones, to HD media players, game consoles, and home theatre systems.

On the basis of computer OS, Pavtube products are divided into two categories – Windows solutions and Mac solutions, spanning across BD/DVD saving, video transcoding, camera/camcorder footage, and DVR recordings (e.g. TiVo) conversion.

With creativity, expert knowledge as well as cutting-edge technology, Pavtube helps consumers throughout the world enjoy more in a digitally connected audio-visual world.

See http://www.multipelife.com and http://www.pavtube.com for more information.

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Make 1:1 copy of 2014 Christmas Blu-ray and DVD Movies with Original Quality

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For disc lovers, it would be a good time to search a list of all the different Christmas Blu-ray and DVD titles that could make Christmas holiday even more enjoyable. But for dics collectors, what lets them scratch their head is that the cherished 2014 Christmas Blu-ray and DVD discs like A Christmas Story, The Santa Claus, National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation, Jingle All the Way 2, etc. are so fragile and vulnerable that it’s quite easy to get scratched and damaged. Worse still, the BD/DVD is seemingly a heaven burden to carry around while going trip or abroad.

Backup 2014 Christmas Blu-ray and DVD Movies on PC/Mac

In such case, if there is a way to tackle this mess? The answer is definitely Yes. In this article, I will specify the steps of 1:1 backing up full 2014 Christmas Blu-ray DVD disc to PC/Mac hard drive in details.

To finish the task, you need to resort to a professional yet trust-worthy Blu-ray/DVD ripper to serve a twofold purpose. Here Pavtube BDMagic is what you need. It is capable of backing up 2014 Christmas protected Blu-ray/DVD disc in original quality with all subs tracks, audio streams and chapter information included. Mac version is here.

Downlod Link: Pavtube BDMagic trial (Windows XP/2003/Vista/Windows 7/Windows 8/Windows 8.1/Windows 10)

Full guide: Make 1:1 Copy 2014 Christmas Blu-ray and DVD with Pavtube BDMagic

Step 1. Install Pavtube BDMagic on your Windows/Mac.

Step 2. Launch the best BD/DVD backup tool, and load your 2014 Christmas Blu-ray or DVD movie from disc drive to the app.

BD/DVD backup tool

Step 3. Click the “Browse” button to set output folder where you want to save the copied Blu-ray and DVD movies.

Step 4. Hit the Copy the entire disc icon on BDMagic main interface and start 2014 Christmas Blu-ray/DVD backing up process.


1. If you’d like to copy only movie content and leave out the extras and commentary, theDirectly Copy is exactly what you need, which copies intact .M2TS/VOB main movie from original BD/DVD disc without extras.

2. This app is also regarded as a great BD/DVD ripping program to help users convert BD/DVD collections for new how tablets and smartphones including iPad Mini/2/3, iPad Air/2, iPhone 6, Samsung Galaxy Tab, Kindle Fire HD Kids Edition, Google Nexus 9/6/7/10 and more.

And it could take 1-2 hours to copy a Blu-ray to PC a depending on data reading speed of your HDD and source disc. After ripping you can click the “Open” button to locate generated files.

Trial limits: Full Disc Copy feature can be used for 3 times only.

Now you can 1: 1 backup full 2014 Christmas Blu-ray/DVD disc to a BDMV or Video_ts folder with ease with original BD/DVD file structure.

How to Import Blu-ray into Windows Movie Maker for Editing

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I am going to make a highlight film for my football team and I have all the game films on Blu-ray. Now, how do you import the film from Blu-ray to Windows Movie Maker?

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Need to edit Blu-ray movies in Windows Movie Maker but just find Windows Movie Maker doesn’t even recognize the Blu-ray files? Still trying to import Blu-ray to Windows Movie Maker for editing? Here a great option to add Blu-ray movies to WMM is provided. Just check it out.

As we know, Windows Movie Maker supports a wide variety of video formats, including AVI, WMV, ASF, MPEG, etc. However, Blu-ray is not supported. That means you need to first convert Blu-ray to Windows Movie Maker supported video formats if you want to edit it in WMM. To do that, a Blu-ray to WMM converter is needed. Here Pavtube BDMagic is strongly recommended to extract video clips that are compatible with Windows Movie Maker from any Blu-rays and DVDs. After the conversion, you can add the video files to Windows Movie Maker without hassle. Besides that, it also has an exclusive function to support ripping Blu-rays and DVDs to editing tools, such as Adobe Premiere Pro, Avid Media Composer and Sony Vegas.

What do you need in advance?

1. Get a PC
2. Connect Blu-ray Driver to your PC
3. Download Pavtube Blu-ray to Movie Maker Converter

Guide: How to convert Blu-ray movies to WMV for Windows Movie Maker

Step 1. Load Blu-ray movie.

Download the best Blu-ray Ripper from Pavtube, install and run the app. Insert Blu-ray to disc drive, click the “Load disc” button to import source Blu-ray.

Blu-ray to WMM Converter

Pick one audio track and subtitles in the drop-down list of Audio and Subtitles. You are free to preview Blu-ray movie in the right preview window to check if you get the correct audio track and subtitles.

Step 2. Select output format.

Choose the suitable output format from the “Format” menu, and here choose “WMV (VC-1) (*.wmv)” from “Adobe Premiere/Sony Vegas” or “WMV HD(*.wmv)” from “HD Video” as output format. Also read how to backup Blu-ray/DVD for playback on Cyberlink. If you are mac users, you can also rip Blu-ray to FCP for editing.

Windows Movie Maker video format

Tip: If you like, click on the “Settings” icon to adjust audio and video parameters, such as Bitrate, Size, frame rate, etc to your own requirements.

wmm video settings

Step 3. Start ripping Blu-ray movies to WMV for Windows Movie Maker.

Double check all press and hit the “Convert” button to start ripping Blu-ray movies to Windows Movie Maker compatible format. Once the conversion finishes, import the ripped video files to Windows Movie Maker and edit them to get your own video clip with ease. Have some mts/m2ts files, learn how to convert them for Adobe After Effects editing.

How can I Convert BDMV to MKV, MP4, AVI, WMV, MOV etc. On PC/Mac

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What is BDMV?

BDMV contain information about the contents of the Blu-ray disc. BDMV files can keep videos in good color and definition.

Convert BDMV to MKV, MP4, AVI, WMV, MOV etc.

Why we need to convert BDMV to MKV, MP4, AVI, WMV, MOV etc.

Since BDMV files are normally composed of many files and in huge size and so go against spread around the internet. Worse still, BDMV files are not playable in QuickTime, iTunes, Windows Media Player, iPad, Samsung Galaxy and more media player or portable devices. To completely solve the media incompatible issue, you can convert BDMV files to streaming video format like MKV, MP4, AVI, WMV, MOV etc.

How to convert BDMV to MKV, MP4, AVI, WMV, MOV etc.?

In order to convert BDMV files to MKV, MP4, AVI, WMV, MOV etc. files, we need a BDMV Converter- Pavtube Video Converter Ultimate which is totally the best and completely video converter for BDMV. With it, you can convert BDMV files toMKV, MP4, AVI, WMV, MOV in fast speed and keep the converted video without quality loss. And you can add srt/ass/ssa subtitles to the output videos to make it unique and perfect. Simple interface and CUDA acceleration will bring you an easy but effective conversion. Mac version is here. Now please follow the guidance below to convert BDMV to MKV, MP4, AVI, WMV, MOV On PC/Mac.

How to convert BDMV file to MKV, MP4, AVI, WMV, MOV etc. On PC/Mac?

Step 1. Import MKV files for the converter

Install and launch the best BDMV Converter, drag and drop the BDMV files with .mts, or .m2ts extensions or the BDMV folder directly to the main interface of the converter. Or click the “Add Video” button to import BDMV files. If you want, you can merge several video clips by ticking “Merge into one file” box.

best BDMV Converter

Step 2. Set the output format

In its output format list, this app contains almost all popular video formats like AVI, WMV, MP4, MOV(QuickTime), FLV, VOB, MKV etc. Also, lots of optimized pre-settings for various devices and applications like iPhone, iPad, PSP, etc are included. In this step, you just need to choose an output format you want.

Now, I’ll take MP4 for example. Hit the format image on the Output Format panel of the main interface, and then, go to “Format”> “Common Video” > “H.264 Video(*.mp4)” in the pop-up format window.

mp4 video format

Note: This BDMV converter also provides powerful editing function, which enables you to edit your files to your own taste before the conversion, such as cropping or trimming, adding effect, watermark, and subtitles, etc.

Step 3. Optional – You can also click “Settings” to change the output video bitrate, frame rate, size, etc. all according to your needs.

Step 4. Start converting BDMV to MKV, MP4, AVI, WMV, MOV

When everything is done, click the “Convert” button at the bottom-right corner to finishe the BDMV to MKV, MP4, AVI, WMV, MOV conversion.

While you wait,have a coffee or take a nap and let Video Converter Ultimate do the work in the background. After conversion, you can click “Open” to find the output file, then you are able to play the converted BDMV files by using VLC or QuickTime smoothly. If you like, you can edit them with Windows Movie Maker or Sony Vegas to make your unique video.

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Help getting Chromecast to stream through your Blu-ray/DVD

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You may know that you can just drag a local movie file like YouTube video to chrome browser’s address bar and cast it to the big screen with Google Cast the chrome extension via Chromecast. (Read Apple TV vs Chromecast comparison review) But also it is obvious you can’t directly cast movies played from the laptop’s Blu-ray or DVD drive because of the disc protection, what you can do is to rip the Blu-ray and DVD to digital local movie files and use the Chromecast’s local playback workaround to stream the movies to Chromecast.

cast Blu-ray/DVD movies to Google Chromecast

Then take a few minutes to see what is the best format for local viewing with Chromecast:

Well it’s really down to personal preference, to Chromecast a local movie, you will need to use the chrome browser as the media player. This is the file format supported by chrome: 3gp, .avi, .mov, .mp4, .m4v, .m4a, .mp3, .mkv, .ogv, .ogm, .ogg, .oga, .webm, .wav. Among which mp4 is a really good file format for watching, it kept the file size down without compromising in video quality.

There are various Blu-ray ripping tools to help you convert Blu-ray and DVD to Chromecast friendly video format, if you are  looking for an ease-to-use yet powerful one, check out Pavtube BDMagic,  which aims to solve this problem in only 3 clicks by giving us the ability to remove disc protection and store our purchased physical Blu-ray and DVD discs to Chromecast playable H.264 MP4/MKV with perfect audio and video sync in HD quality. Besides, this Blu-ray converter and rip BD, DVD, ISO to a wide range of formats, like WMV, MOV, 3GP, FLV, AVI and the list goes on. (Here is review)

For ripping Blu-ray/DVD for casting to Chromecast with ease, BDMagic for Mac is the alternative. Download the tool and learn a simple guide on ripping Blu-ray for watching on TV via Google Chromecast.

How to Transfer, cast, stream Blu-ray/DVD videos to TV via Chromecast

Step 1: Load Blu-ray, DVD movies

Insert your Blu-ray, DVD disc into your drive, run the Blu-ray Ripper for Chromecast and click “BD/DVD disc” icon to load movies.

Step 2: Choose output format

Click the “Format” option, and choose MP4, MKV from Common Video profile list. If you want to keep 1080p resolution as source movie, you can choose HD Video > H.264 HD Video(*.mp4) for streaming to Google Chromecast. Also you can stream your Blu-ray/DVD to UPnP serverKaiser Baas Media Hub and XBMC.

Step 3: Advanced video/audio settings(Optional)

Roku 3 does play MP4 files according to the relevant info in Chromecast official site. However, Roku just plays the MP4 files with H.264 video codec and AAC audio. Click the Settings icon to set the correct video, audio codecs.

mp4 video settings

Step 4: Start Blu-ray, DVD to Chromecast ripping

Click the convert button under the preview window, and the Blu-ray ripper will start the conversion from Blu-ray to MP4/MKV for Chromecast immediately.

When the conversion ends, you will be able to get the result video via tapping the Open button in the main interface. Afterwards, you can open a new tab in chrome and drag a converted mp4 movie to the address bar, and use Google cast to send the movie to Chromecast. Or plug the Chromecast into your TV set via the HDMI connection, then keep the Chromecast and your computer in the same WIFI, and finnally steam the converted mp4 movies to Chromecast. Also have some video files? Learn how to stream them to your Amazon Fire TV for watching.

Convert my DVDs to play on computer in 3D using Stereoscopic Player

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Q: I’m looking for a program to allow me to convert my DVDs to play on my computer using Stereoscopic Player in 3D effect. The programs I have purchased to directly play my DVDs through the computer in 3D have always been very difficult to use and some DVD were not playable at all. Any top choice?

convert DVD to play on Stereoscopic Player

It’s fairly pleasure to view 3D film with the stunning 3D effects. Besides going to a theater to watch a 3D film which is fairly costly, you can try to convert a 2D DVD into 3D video for viewing on your specific 3D devices like Stereoscopic Player. In this article, I will share a step-by-step guide on converting standard DVD to SBS video for watching via Stereoscopic Player.

Tools needed: Stereoscopic Player; DVD discs; DVD to SBS Converter; 3D glasses

The only thing you need to do is rip your DVD movies to side-by-side 3D MKV/MP4 format before playing on the Stereoscopic Player.

As one of the best BD/DVD disc handling tools on the market, Pavtube ByteCopy would be the suitable application to complete the process of ripping DVD movies to 3D video using the original video quality. It supports outputting almost all the video formats that helps you to accomplish the 2D DVD to 3D MP4, WMV, MKV, AVI, MOV, etc conversion task easily. In addition, it offers you numerous 3D effects to decide on as.. Pavtube is simpler to use, less steps, but just as many options if chosen. The equivalent Mac version is ByteCopy for Mac.

Full Guide: Rip DVD movies to 3D SBS for watching on Stereoscopic Player

Step 1: Install and launch the latest Pavtube DVD to SBS Converter onto your computer; then click “Load files” to import DVD, DVD ISO/IFO or DVD folder. Choose subtitle, language or forced subtitles in the main interface.

DVD to SBS Converter

Step 2: From the Format bar, find “3D Video” catalogue, you will find several presets for Side-by-Side 3D, Top-Bottom 3D and Anaglyph 3D. You can choose the one according to your device specification. SBS MP4/MKV is usually the recommended one.

SBS MP4 video format

Step 3: Click “Settings” to adjust bitrate, frame rate, 3D mode and depth according to your own need.

SBS MP4 video settings

Tip: Pavtube ByteCopy can also rip DVD movies with multiple audio tracks and subtitles included, besides output good 3D effect, it is also able to encode the original soundtracks into 5.1 channels with your wanted language.

Step 4: Hit the “Convert” button to rip your DVD movies to SBS 3D video for Stereoscopic Player. When it finishes, click the “Open” option to locate the created 3D video and transfer to Stereoscopic Player for entertainment at ease. So easy!

The process of ripping 3D video may longer than regular disc ripping because of the complicate encoding for data analyzing and processing. Just wait patiently. Not only DVD, but also Blu-ray and 2D videos can be converted into 3D video for playback.

Backup and Play The Expendables 3 Blu-ray on TV via Kaiser Baas Media Hub

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Hello. I have the Kaiser Baas Media Hub networked without a problem. And I just got a Blu-ray: The Expendables 3. I would like to compress my Blu-ray into such a format that I can place onto the Hub for easily access and play on my TV. How to do this? 

store blu-ray on Kaiser Baas Media Hub

So my questions as below:

a) Can Kaiser Baas Media Hub play Blu-rays?
b) What format we should save ripped Blu-rays to?
c) What is the best ripping software that I should choose?


a) Yes, you can play Blu-ray on Kaiser Baas Media Hub.
b) You can choose MP4, AVI, MKV etc.
c) Pavtube BDMagic for Win/Mac is your best choice.

Many people want to transfer Blu-ray to Kaiser Baas Media Hub for playing. After multiple testing, I found out the best and easiest way to stream The Expendables 3 Blu-ray on TV via Kaiser Baas Media Hub is convert Blu-ray to Media Hub accepted MP4 format with the help of Pavtube BDMagic.

Overall, this app is considered to be the best Blu-ray/DVD ripping software for Kaiser Baas Media Hub. With it, you can easily rip Blu-ray and DVD movies to Kaiser Baas Media Hub compatible MP4, AVI, MKV, WMV 9 video files quickly with excellent output video quality. Besides converting Blu-ray files, it can also compress a Blu-ray to smaller file size, saving the space if you need. In addition, with the Subtitles option, you can freely choose your preferred subtitles for your Blu-ray movie.

Supported OS: Windows 2003/XP/Vista/Windows 7/Windows 8/Windows 8.1/Windows 10

How to Rip The Expendables 3 Blu-ray for Kaiser Baas Media Hub with Subtitles Easily

Step 1: Install Blu-ray to Kaiser Baas Media Hub Converter on your computer. Click Blu-ray icon to import Blu-ray files from Blu-ray drive.

Blu-ray to Kaiser Baas Media Hub Converter

Step 2: Choose Subtitles and dub.

You can click on the dropdown list of “Subtitles” to select your needed subtitles so that you can watch Blu-ray films on Kaiser Baas Media Hub with proper subtitles. And you can choose proper dub.

Step 3: Set MP4 as output format.

Click “Output Format”, then choose “Format > Common Video > H. 264 Video(*.mp4). This profile can let you enjoy The Expendables 3 Blu-ray on Kaiser Baas Media Hub/TV with original quality.

Kaiser Baas Media Hub/TV playable video format

You can also backup your Blu-ray to Asus O!Play Mini PlusUPnP server or Plex Server for freely watching.

Step 4: Convert Blu-ray to Kaiser Baas Media Hub MP4.

When you are satisfied with all the settings, click “Convert” button to start The Expendables 3 Blu-ray to Kaiser Baas Media Hub conversion.


You can click “Edit” to trim Blu-ray for better conversion. Or if you want to compress Blu-ray further, you can click “Settings” and choose a small video size.

Step 5: Rip/Compress Blu-ray to Kaiser Baas Media Hub.

Click “Convert” and let the Media Hub Blu-ray Ripper do the The Expendables 3 Blu-ray to Kaiser Baas Media Hub MP4 conversion. After the converting, you can click “Open Folder” to locate the converted video files.

Step 6: Watch Blu-ray movies on TV via Kaiser Baas Media Hub.

You can transfer the converted Blu-ray files to TV with Kaiser Baas Media Hub via USB flash drive. Now just enjoy your digital content on the big screen of your TV!


1. This converter is free Trial Version. A watermark will be displayed on the output video files. Only the Paid Version can rip/convert Blu-ray  perfectly without watermark.

2. This Blu-ray to Kaiser Baas Media Hub converter can convert your DVD and ISO/IFO to MP4 for Kaiser Baas Media Hub. You can read the guide: Transcode DVD video to MP4 for Kaiser Baas Media Hub and convert Blu-ray ISO to Lossless MKV for WD TV Live.

How to Play iTunes Music/Video in Windows Media Player

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Do you know the movie Breaking Bad season 5? Breaking Bad season 5 consist of 16 episodes, each running about 42 minutes in length. It has been widely welcomed on iTunes.

Brief Introduction: Wait is not under the thumb of a mastemind criminal any more. He assumes the role of one himself. He and Jesse look to build their own empire. At the same time, Skyler struggles with the reality of her husband’s new role. And Hank works to wrap up his investment of Gus’s business.

Play iTunes Music/Video in Windows Media Player

If you have purchased Breaking Bad season 5, you will find this iTunes movie cannot be played on WMP. What’s the matter? In this article, you will learn why iTunes files cannot be played in Windows Media Player and how to make iTunes media playable in Windows Media Player.

Part 1. Why Windows Media Player play iTunes music/video

1. iTunes purchased music (before 2009) and movies are usually protected by the DRM (Digital Rights Management), which attempts to control use of digital media by preventing access, copying or conversion by users to other formats or players.

2. iTunes music, video, movie are in unique formats that can’t be recognized by Windows Media Player. As you might know, iTunes music is in AAC (DRM’ed .m4p and non-DRM .m4a) format, video and movie are in DRM-protected .m4v or .mov formats, while WMP plays .wma, .mp3 audio and .wmv, .avi ,.mp4 video.

Part 2. How can I play iTunes music/video in Windows Media Player

Fortunately, by removing DRM protection from iTunes and converting iTunes M4V to Windows Media Player supported MP4 format, you can make iTunes movies playable on  WMP with ease. What you need is an all-in-one DRM removal and video converter. Here, Pavtube iTunes DRM Converter is highly recommended for its easy-to-use interface, straight workflow and reliable video quality. It can remove the DRM protection from iTunes downloaded video, and transfer it to various video formats including WMV profiles for Windows Media Player. Here I will show you how to get Breaking Bad season 5 playable on Windows Media Player, not iTunes. (Read Top 5 Best DRM removal Software Review)

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A command window will pop up during the installation to install specific audio driver, do not shut down and let it running until the installation completed.

install specific audio driver

Record Breaking Bad season 5 iTunes DRM video to WMV for importing to Windows Media Player

Step 1. Add video and choose target format.

Drag and drop your Breaking Bad season 5 videos to it directly, or you can click icon to import them as below.

iTunes DRM Converter

Let’s click the drop-down-list besides “Format” and choose “Common Video> WMV3 (WMV9)(*.wmv)” as output format for your Windows Media Player.

Windows Media Player playable format

Step 2. Customize target video specs.

Click “Settings” to enter Profile Settings window, you can find settings for video size, codec, bitrate and frame rate. To get 1080p quality for video playback, you are suggested to set the Size to 1920*1080.

wmv video settings

Step 3. Start conversion.

Now click the big red icon to start converting Breaking Bad season 5 iTunes M4V video to Windows Media Player in batch; this converter will activate your media player automatically and start to play this video. The player windows cannot be removed or closed.

In the meanwhile, it will start to record this video in WMV real-time. The conversion time is equal to the video length itself; you can do other tasks during the converting the process.

Note: The system volume could turn off temporally during this period; no worries, do not touch it to get perfect DRM removed video.

After the conversion, click “Open output folder” to quick locate the converted video. And you are free to enjoy Breaking Bad season 5 on Windows Media Player, not iTunes!


1. The DRM removing process may mislead your anti-virus software to falsely report virus/worm. Please ignore the report to keep on ripping.

2. This product cannot convert unplayable video (damaged, unauthorized, etc).

Apart from iTunes DRM files, you can also add your Blu-ray, CD/DVD, YouTube, QuickTime mov and AVI video in Windows Media Player for playback.

Enjoy DVD movies on Nexus 9 Full HD Screen with Intact Quality

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Can Nexus 9 tablet play DVD movie?

This smart Nexus 9 provides features to improve how you live, work and play. Nexus 9 has 8.9 inch display, which is big enough to enjoy movies, the resolution is 1536*2048. You can have wonderful video appreciating experience, but still unable to play DVD movies. If you can play DVD movies on Nexus 9, you can watch DVD movies to kill time while commuting or during the journey. To make it come true, you should rip DVD movie to Nexus 9 playable formats firstly.

Nexus 9 tablet play DVD movie

Best DVD Ripper for Nexus 9 tablet

In order to fulfill DVD to Nexus 9 conversion task, you need to prepare a piece of high-end DVD ripper software, such as Pavtube BDMagic, supporting ripping copy protected DVD movies, say, Frozen, Transformers: Age of Extinction, Guardians of the Galaxy and How to Train Your Dragon 2, that HandBrake can’t deal with.

Overall, it can remove any disc copy protection and rip Blu-ray/DVD to Nexus 9 viewable video format in a few clicks so as to access your converted movie to Nexus 9 without limitation. The sticking point is that this tool also allows Nexus followers to rip DVD to Nexus 7, Nexus 7 2013, Nexus 6, Nexus 10 and other Nexus gadgets effortlessly with intact quality. The mac version is BDMagic for Mac.

How to rip DVD to Nexus 9 supported video formats

Step 1. Import DVD movies

Insert the DVD disc into your DVD drive and launch the Nexus 9 DVD ripper. Click “Load DVD” to select and import the DVD movies you want to rip for Nexus 9. ISO and IFO files are also supported.

Nexus 9 DVD ripper

Step 2. Specify output format

Click the “Format” bar to choose the output format for Nexus 9. Here you can simply choose “Android > Google Nexus 7 H.264 Video(*.mp4)” as the output video format. Then click “Settings” to adjust video codec, bit rate, frame rate, etc. if necessary.

Nexus 9 video format

Step 3. Start to convert DVD to Nexus 9

Now go to the last step: click “Convert” to begin ripping DVD to Nexus 9 compatible MP4 video files. After the conversion, you can tap “Open” to locate the converted videos immediately. Then connect your Nexus 9 to computer and transfer the video files to your device for enjoyment on the go.

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