Get SRT Subtitle File from Blu-ray for Plex Media Server

Q: “Does anyone have any tips for extracting subtitles from a blu-ray disc? I tried used eac3to. I first selected the main movie. I then selected 2 different audio tracks. After selecting the english track I tried to save both files off to .sub files. I tried to open these .sub files in Subtitle Creator but no luck. I am trying to get the subtitles in the form of .idx/.sub for Plex. Any one can give me some suggestions? ”

In which circumstances will you have the need of SRT subtitles extraction?

1. Need add SRT subtitle to downloaded movie or video
2. Media players cannot subtitle Blu-ray PGS subtitles
3. Store SRT subtitles for later usage

Maybe some tools can help you extract PGS subtitles or convert .sup subtitles to .srt, but I guess you’ll agree with me that most BD/DVD ripping tools out there handle video and audio pretty well while unfortunately just do not manage subtitles that good at all or forgot to include subtitles.

Luckily, we found Pavtube ByteCopy which can be by far the exclusive Blu-ray/DVD ripping tool to extract multi-language *.srt subtitles directly. For foreign movies requiring subtitles, the .srt subtitles could be easily extracted in 10 minutes, and separated all multi-language subtitle files from Blu-ray, which would then play in most all computers and media players. Besides, you can also convert blu-ray to lossless MKV video files for you Plex Media Server. Here is the reivew.

How to extract srt subtitles from a Blu-ray disc for Plex enjoyment

Note: A Blu-ray Disc Drive is required for reading Blu-ray Disc. The computer networked to get the app work- accessing BD+ key to crack the BD copy-protections.

Step 1. Click “Load files” icon to load Blu-ray Disc from BD-ROM, or BD ISO, BDMV from hard drive. Make sure your Internet connection is OK during this progress.

Step 2. After loading disc, click the “Format” drop-down list as below:

Choose Subtitle File>SRT Subtitle(*.srt).

Tip: You can click the “Settings” to select subtitles by language. Check any language you’d like to keep. You can either keep your native-language subtitles only or multiple subtitles in different languages.

Step 3. Now hit the big red “Convert” and let it start extracting *.srt subtitles. Wait for a moment, open your file destination (or click “Open output folder” to locate generated files), you will all the subtitles in English, Italian, Spanish… Which is exactly the same as in your original disc.

Here I rip .srt subtitles from The Alice In Wonderland Blu-ray, which contains forced subtitles:

And you see, I get 2 English subtitles for the Blu-ray movie.

The Alice In – movie dialogue
The Alice In – forced subtitles (which displays only when a foreign language is spoken)

ByteCopy uses OCR (Optical character recognition) to read the Blu-ray image subtitles. Additional font object libraries for Latin-based languages (English, French, Spanish, etc) and Asia languages (Chinese, Japanese, Korea) are included to ensure subtitles be recognized and converted correctly. ByteCopy does better than many other subtitles converter apps per we tested.

Additional Tip:

Click on “Edit” button, the video editor will pop up. Tap “Subtitle” option and check the “Enable” icon. Then, by clicking on “Browse” to import your *.srt, *.ass, *.ssa subtitle file you’ve downloaded. After the subtitle is loaded, you can preview it. You can change the subtitle size, style, font if necessary. When everything is done, simply click “OK” button.

Note: This feature is only available in ByteCopy Windows version.

Now, you can get this powerful blu-ray copying tool which can help you easily get SRT subtitles or blu-ray to lossless MKV for playback via Plex Media Server.

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Easily Rip DVD collection on NAS for Roku Playing

We may feel great satisfied if we have Roku box. Use Roku to stream Netflix, Hulu, and video content from dozens of other providers to television. As a DVD collection owner, you will choose to copy DVD collection to NAS drive to allow you streaming with Roku. While, you may find that just copying the DVD files to NAS directly is a pain to try and play with a media streamer. So, what is the best way (software wise) to take the DVDs and put the DVD movies on NAS drive for playing on Roku? We created this article to help people to find an all-in-one solution about DVD ripping for Roku via NAS as the following paragraphs.

“I have a NAS server with Media Streaming ability that allows me to archive kids movies and ones I want to be played via Wifi Connect TV and Roku player. Any good idea? Where do I start? Can someone explain in simple terms what you have to do? Sorry for the dumb questions in advance.”

To backup dozens of DVD movies to NAS device, you need to get the content off the DVD disc as a protection-free and easily readable element for NAS and rip the DVD movie files to Roku/NAS supported formats. Most of you are likely familiar with the excellent Handbrake for ripping standard Def DVDs, but it still cannot yet protected DVD discs. The way it can with regular DVDs, so you’ll need to add an intermediate step. Pavtube DVDAid is the bee’s knees, which can help you fast rip DVD discs to a format playable by NAS while keeping the original quality. (Read the review).

With this DVD to NAS Converter, you can stream and play DVD movies on Roku via NAS without any format issues! What’s more, this program comes with a built-in video editor that allows you to edit your movie files by trimming, cropping, adjusting video effects, etc. Now download this tool and follow the instructions below. Moreover, Pavtube has the corresponding BD ripper that can convert your Blu-ray to suite Roku. Now download the right version and follow the steps below to put DVD to NAS for Roku playback. For Mac users, you can turn to Pavtube DVDAid for Mac.


How to rip DVD to MP4/MKV for NAS streaming with best DVD Copying software

Step 1: Install and launch the top DVD to NAS Ripper. Insert your DVD disc into your DVD-ROM, and click the Disc button to load DVD files.

Step 2: Click “Format” bar and choose your desired format. To store hundreds of DVD’s on NAS, you can rip DVD to MP4, AVI, MKV, etc. compressed format.

And click Settings bar, you can adjust the level of compression to suit the quality you want.

Tip: You can go “Settings” to make advanced settings. With the right settings you can retain the quality of the original files while also saving space. This is particularly helpful when streaming over your network. Check the Audio Codec, always there is problem in playing AAC, you can try to change to AC3.

Step 3: Finally, press the Convert button to start ripping DVD for NAS.

After the conversion, click Open button to find the output files. Make sure the wireless network connection is accessible among NAS and Apple TV, PS3, HD TV or other media players. Now connect your NAS to your computer and copy the converted DVD to NAS for streaming with Roku or save them safely.

How to Stream DVD movie from NAS to Roku for TV

If you are a Roku user with Synology NAS, expand your video library with DS video. Available on the Roku Channel Store, DS video allows you to easily stream videos from your Synology NAS server to your home TV. Your Roku can access the video library on your DiskStation, letting you watch videos or stream live TV. Your entire video collection can be easily categorized to suit your needs. Video management stays simple on Roku. Enjoy!

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Get 50% OFF 2015 Father’s Day Special Gifts at Pavtube

While 2015 Father’s Day is nearly here, have you got something for beloved dad yet? What dad really wants for Father’s Day? Do you want to make a unique gift that will be truly memorable?

This year, let’s get something useful – 50% off offer for powerful yet easy-to-use Blu-ray/DVD Rippers and Video Converters to watch videos on any home devices!

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Sync Purchased or rental iTunes movies onto Nvidia Shield Android TV

Overview: About Nvidia Shield Android TV- 4K Ultra HD Revolution

Nvidia Shield Android TV is a gamer-friendly 4K streamer in search of mass appeal, including movies, TV shows, music, a world of apps and, of course, games, etc. Different with most other media streaming boxes, it works with 4K streaming services such as Netflix HD, YouTube and new apps like Pluto TV and UltraFlix. And it also allows us view personal 4K content from camcorders.

If you own a Nvidia Shield Android TV, you’ll find it’s impossible to watch iTunes movies on it. In fact, none of other popular media streamers, such as Roku or Chromecast, is able to stream iTunes movies for playback except Apple TV. That’s because movies and TV shows sold on iTunes store are encrypted by Apple’s FairPlay DRM and can only be played on Apple-approved devices, such as iPhone, iPad, Apple TV.

In this case, in order to make iTunes DRM-ed movies to be streamed to Nvidia Shield Android TV, we have to remove the DRM protection first. And it is better to convert them to normal MP4 files. Then how to do it? What tool do we need? Here, Pavtube ChewTune as the Top DRM Removal Tool which can help you remove DRM protection and convert iTunes movies and Episodes losslessly to Nvidia Shield Android TV supported normal MP4 format in 6X fast speed. For Mac users, you can turn to Pavtube ChewTune for Mac.

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Step by Step: How to Enjoy iTunes Movies on Nvidia Shield Android TV?

Keep in Mind: 

a. Video is well downloaded from iTunes. If it is rented, make sure it does not expire.
b. Make sure Nvidia Shield Android TV HDMI Streaming Player is connected to TV.
c. Have Chrome Browser and Google Cast Chrome extension installed on your Computer.
d. When converting with ChewTune, do not control or touch iTunes.

Step 1. Download and install Pavtube ChewTune. There would be a command window pop up during the installation, pls do not shut down it and let it running until the installation completed.

Step 2. Add iTunes Movies and choose target format. Drag and drop your videos to it directly, or you can click icon to import them as below.

Let’s click the drop-down-list besides “Format” and choose “Same as the source video”.

Step 3. Customize target video specs. (Optional)

Click “Settings” as above to enter Profile Settings window, you can find settings for video size, codec, bitrate and frame rate. Change them at your own needs.

Step 4. Start (batch) conversion.

Now click the big red “Convert” icon to start converting DRM videos; this converter will activate your media player automatically and start to play this video (let’s keep it running). The player windows cannot be removed or closed. After conversion, click “Open output folder” to quick locate the converted video. you can easily move the converted videos files to your Nvidia Shield Android TV for USB drive or via DLNA.

After all steps, now you are able to enjoy the iTunes movies freely on your Nvidia Shield Android TV at anytime you like without any limit. Read other methods to watch iTunes movie on TV here.

Tip: If you get some MKV, FLV, M4V, WMV, MOV, AVI, Tivo, XAVC, M2TS, H.265 etc. videos, and have trouble to play them on your Nvidia Shield Android TV or other devices, you’re in the right place. Similarly, we need to solve the problem is still compatible format. You can get Pavtube Video Converter Ultimate to transcode SD/HD Video files to Nvidia Shield Android TV friendly MP4 format with the fastest speed and best video/audio parameter settings.

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Viewing DVD Movies on Oculus Rift DK2 in Oculus Cinema


Q: “I have Oculus rift D2 and was hoping transfer 3D for this device. When rip the DVD, the file when played is elongated, any ideas on how to correct or do I need to further process the video.”

A: Have the same questions and Want to enjoy DVD movies on Oculus Rift Developers Kit Dk2 to create true theater entertainment at home instead of going to cinema? As we know, Oculus Rift Dk2 does not include a drive for playing DVDs. In order to watch your favorite DVD movies on Oculus Rift Developers Kit Dk2, you need to rip DVD to a fully comaptible format with the Oculus Rift Dk2. Here is the solution to rip DVD to a fully compatible formats with DK2. Learn Oculus Rift DK2 user tips.

Here, we suggest you – Pavtube DVDAid as the DVD to Oculus Rift Converter can professionally rip DVD to Oculus Rift Dk2 supported video format with fast speed and excellent output quality. In addition, this DVD Ripping tool can also keep your desired subtitles while converting DVD to various popular video formats like AVI, MP4, WMV, MPEG, MOV, FLV, MKV, 3GP, etc. as. Read the Top 5 DVD Ripper review.

Besides, It also 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 Pavtube DVDAid for Mac.

Now, Just download, install and launch this great DVD Ripper and then follow the tutorial to play the DVD movies on your Oculus Rift Developers Kit Dk2.

[Step-by-step]: – How to enable DVD movies playback on Oculus Rift DK2

Step 1: Load DVD movies

Launch the program and click Load DVD: Load DVD Folder, Load ISO Files or Load IFO files to import the DVD movies you want to rip. As you see, all added files will be listed below and you can preview them, take snapshots, choose subtitle and audio track, etc. as you like.

Step 2: From the Format bar, find “3D Video”, 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 for your Oculus Rift DK 2. (Read Differences Between Anaglyph 3D and Side-by-Side 3D).

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

Step 4: Hit the “convert” button to rip your DVD movies to SBS 3D video for Oculus Rift DK2. When it finishes, click the “Open” option to locate the created 3D video and transfer to Oculus Rift DK2 for entertainment at ease. So easy!

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