Pavtube ByteCopy vs HandBrake 1.0.0: Best DVD Ripper Showdown

Handbrake 1.0.0  is a very capable DVD Ripper and while it’s not the only option out there, it’s one of the best. But that could soon change. A new DVD ripping utility (Windows only) is putting a spin on many of Handbrake’s best features — and the results aren’t half bad, either.

Pavtube ByteCopy. Today we’re going to see how it stacks up to Handbrake, and whether it’s worth your time.  Now let’s do DVD ripper review and make comparison of these two DVD conversion programs in terms of input/output supports, DVD ripping speed, user interface, etc. to see which DVD ripper is better.

HandBrake vs Pavtube ByteCopy: Features

Pavtube ByteCopy is a stand-alone DVD ripping software for Windows 10. It is more professional and concentrated on ripping DVD to other video formats including MP4, WMV, MOV, FLV, MPEG, or DVD to iPhone, iPod, Apple TV, Android, PSP supported videos at fast speed. What’s more, it is a scarce DVD ripping tool that can copy DVD to lossless/uncompressed MKV container with the title, languages of the audio streams, subtitle or caption tracks, fonts for those subtitles, images, chapter information, and menus. It also can convert DVD to multi-track MP4 with multiple subtitle and audio tracks.

HandBrake is an open source, GPL-licensed, multiplatform, multithreaded DVD ripper or video transcoder, available for Windows, Linux or Mac OS X. The latest version HandBrake 1.0.0 was released on Dec 24, 2016. It means, besides DVD ripping, it can also decode and encode videos.

HandBrake vs Pavtube ByteCopy: Speed

Of course, Handbrake is known for being fast but Pavtube ByteCopy is superior. Fortunately, the results from both are similar. Handbrake was able to rip and encode a 90-minute film using a single pass of h.264 in just over 40 minutes on our test machine. The results were particularly interesting because Pavtube ByteCopy uses CUDA — GPU-based encoding — to decrease rendering time.

With Pavtube ByteCopy, you can rip Blu-ray and DVD to H.265/HEVC MP4 and MKV up to 30x times speed using Nvidia GPU hardware acceleration and convert Blu-ray and DVD to H.264 MP4, MKV, AVI, WMV, FLV, TS, MOV, M4V, etc by up to 500% speed with NVIDIA CUDA acceleration than the same action with no acceleration. Learn more about Pavtube ByteCopy HEVC Encode Utilizing NVIDIA GPU Acceleration

In a word, Pavtube ByteCopy is much faster than HandBrake in movie loading, title scanning, riping, etc.

HandBrake vs Pavtube ByteCopy: Input

HandBrake: DVD (DVD5, DVD9, DVD ROM, DVD-R, DVD+R, DVD-RW, DVD+RW; only rip non-protected DVDs, not even CSS encrypted DVDs), Blu-ray (Blu-ray disc structure), video file, video folder

Note: It does not support decryption, and needs third-party software like VLC to help remove copy-protection from commercial DVDs. Learn install libdvdcss for Handbrake ripping DVD

Pavtube ByteCopy: DVD 5, DVD 9, DVD ROM, DVD-R, DVD+R, DVD-RW, DVD+RW, DVD folder. Rip any DVDs with region code, CSS, Sony ARccOS, UOPs, APS, RCE, etc. It also can decrypt Blu-ray decrypted by AACS, BD+, MKB V61, MKB V62, etc.

Note: The software can rip commercial and general copy-protection DVDs and Blu-rays independently without the assistance of any other tool.

HandBrake vs Pavtube ByteCopy: Output

HandBrake: MP4 file, MKV file (Container); Universal device presets, iPod, iPhone, iPad, Apple TV (2/3), Android, Android Tablet,

Note: Handbrake produces an MPEG-4 file which is compatible with a wide range of media players. But it defaults the output file extension as M4V not MP4.

Pavtube ByteCopy: MP4, H.265/HEVC, MPEG, H.264, WMV, FLV, MOV, TS, 4K video, 3D MP4, 3D MKV, 3D WMV, PS4 Pro, Xbox ONE S, iPod, iPhone , Apple TV, HTC, Samsung, etc.

Handbrake vs. Pavtube ByteCopy Comparison Chart

Pavtube ByteCopy


Conversion Object
Common DVD file /source

Common Blu-ray file/source

Copy protection DVD source

Copy protection Blu-ray source

Main Features
Full disk copy/ directly (main movie)copy



NVIDIA CUDA/AMD APP acceleration

Forced subtitles

Video preview

Batch conversion

Video editing

Output Video Formats

Multi-track MKV/MP4 output


Other various sd/hd video formats

Output Audio Formats
Common audio formats

Conclusion of HandBrake vs Pavtube ByteCopy

All in all, it is hard to say which one is better, HandBrake or Pavtube ByteCopy. If you need to decode DVD video, or want to make more personal profile settings, HandBrake may worth your trying. But if you need a fast and easy-to-use DVD ripper or Blu-ray Ripper, Pavtube ByteCopy is certainly a better choice.

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Video codecs explained

From time to time, you get confused that PS4 supports AVI in the manual but you just couldn’t play AVI on PS4 via USB. And you originally thought that MP4 cound be played on any multimedia devices and media players but when you transferred MP4 to iPad, you couldn’t play the video. Why? What you saw is a video extension or video format while a video container can different video codecs.

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Normally, multimedia devices and media players not only have limitation on video format, they also have requirement on video codecs. That’s why you saw the video format in their file supported list but you couldn’t play the video. If you want to learn what is codec and what popular codecs are, just read on.

What Is a Codec?

A codec – or coder/decoder – is an encoding tool that processes video and stores it in a stream of bytes. Codecs use algorithms to effectively shrink the size of the audio or video file, and then decompress it when needed. There are dozens of different types of codecs, and each uses a different technology in order to encode and shrink your video file for the intended application.

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Below are the common video codecs and standards you will see in daily life. This part is from site where video codecs are explained detailedly.

Common video codecs and standards

  • H.261: Used primarily in older videoconferencing and videotelephony products. Developed by the ITU-T group, this was the first practical digital video compression standard. Essentially all subsequent standard video codec designs are based on it. It included such well-established concepts as YCbCr color representation, the 4:2:0 sampling format, 8-bit sample precision, 16×16 macroblocks, block-wise motion compensation, 8×8 block-wise discrete cosine transformation, zig-zag coefficient scanning, scalar quantization, run+value symbol mapping, and variable-length coding.

  • MPEG-1 Part 2: Used for Video CDs, and also sometimes for online video. The quality is roughly comparable to that of VHS. If the source video quality is good and the bitrate is high enough, VCD can look better than VHS, and all in all very good, but VCD requires high bitrates for this. However, to get a fully compliant VCD file, bitrates higher than 1150 kbit/s and resolutions higher than 352 x 288 should not be used. When it comes to compatibility, VCD has the highest compatibility of any digital video/audio system. Almost every computer in the world can play this codec, most DVD players support it.

  • MPEG-2 Part 2: Used on DVD, SVCD, and in most digital video broadcasting and satellite TV distribution systems. When used on a standard DVD, it offers good picture quality and supports widescreen. When used on SVCD, it is not as good as DVD but is certainly better than VCD. In terms of technical design, the most significant enhancement in MPEG-2 relative to MPEG-1 was the addition of support for interlaced video. MPEG-2 is now considered an aged codec, but has tremendous market acceptance and a very large installed base.

  • H.263: Used primarily for videoconferencing, videotelephony, and internet video. H.263 represented a significant step forward in standardized compression capability for progressive scan video. Especially at low bit rates, it could provide a substantial improvement in the bit rate needed to reach a given level of fidelity.

  • MPEG-4 Part 2: An MPEG standard that can be used for internet, broadcast, and on storage media. It offers improved quality relative to MPEG-2 and the first version of H.263. Its major technical features beyond prior codec standards consisted of object-oriented coding features and a variety of other such features not necessarily intended for improvement of ordinary video coding compression capability. It also included some enhancements of compression capability, both by embracing capabilities developed in H.263 and by adding new ones such as quarter-pel motion compensation. Like MPEG-2, it supports both progressive scan and interlaced video.

  • MPEG-4 Part 10: A technically aligned standard with the H.264, also referred to as AVC. This emerging new standard is the current state of the art of ITU-T and MPEG standardized compression technology, and is rapidly gaining adoption into a wide variety of applications. It contains a number of significant advances in compression capability, and it has recently been adopted into a number of company products, including the PlayStation Portable, iPod, the Nero Digital product suite, Mac OS X v10.4, as well as HD DVD/Blu-ray Disc.

  • DivXXvid, and 3ivx: Different implementations of the MPEG-4 Part 2 standard.

  • VP6: TrueMotion VP6, is a video codec developed by On2 Technologies as a successor to earlier efforts such as VP3 and VP5. The VP6 codec has been used in products for broadcasting in the field, such as with BBC reporters and QuickLink software. Currently, On2 VP6 is the video compression technology that Macromedia/Adobe licensed for its Flash 8 family of products. 

  • Sorenson 3: A codec that is popularly used by Apple’s QuickTime, basically the ancestor of H.264. Many of the QuickTime movie trailers found on the web use this codec.

  • Theora: Developed by the Foundation as part of their Ogg project, based upon On2 Technologies’ VP3 codec, and christened by On2 as the successor in VP3’s lineage, Theora is targeted at competing with MPEG-4 video and similar lower-bitrate video compression schemes, but without significant success.

  • WMV (Windows Media Video): Microsoft’s family of video codec designs including WMV 7, WMV 8, and WMV 9. It can do anything from low resolution video for dial up internet users to HDTV. It is widely used on Media Centre PCs. WMV can be viewed as a version of the MPEG-4 codec design.

  • RealVideo: Developed by RealNetworks and aimed for streaming media over Internet. A popular codec technology a few years ago, now fading in importance and popularity for a variety of reasons.

  • Cinepak: A very early codec used by Apple’s QuickTime.

All of the codecs above have their qualities and drawbacks. The tradeoff between bit rate and fidelity (including artifacts) is usually considered the most important figure of technical merit.

How to Change Video Codec?

Pavtube Video Converter Ultimate is a video transcoder that can transcode your video codec without changing your video format. It also can remux video to another format keeping original video codec and audio settings. It can accept nearly all video format/container including MKV, MP4, AVI, WMV, FLV, ACVHD, MXF, even Blu-ray and DVD and Pavtube Video Converter Ultimate can offer you hundreds of video formats and containers.

When you need to change video codec, you should launch the software and add your video files by click "Files" button at the top left corner. Then you can choose wanted output format. To change video codec, you should click "Settings" button on the interface to open a new windows like below. In Video Codec, you can choose your desired codec.

What’s more, Pavtube Video Converter is also a video editor. It enables you to compress 4K to 1080p full resolution video for smoothly playback on portable devices or other file formats with small file size but with high quality. On top of that, it provides many basic but distinctive video editing functions such as video trimming, cropping, splitting, merging, parameters adjusting, watermarking, subtitle inserting, color effecting to help enhance your video to a high level.

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How to Make Region-locked DVD Region free?

Most commercial DVDs use encryption that keeps them locked to one or more “region codes,” meaning the discs you pick up in other continents usually won’t play on an American DVD player. If you believe the movie studios, this encryption is a necessary tool in the ongoing war against piracy. But DVD Region Codes limit us the playback, which leads some discussion on the Internet about codes for “unlocking” DVD players so that they can play DVDs having other region codes freely》

DVD Region Codes and Where They Are Used

DVD Region Code Geographic Region(s) Used
0 Region code “0” is an informal way of saying that all region codes are set, which is equivalent to the absence of a region code. There is not really a region code “0”.
1 USA and Canada (not Mexico or Greenland)
2 Western Europe, the Middle East, South Africa, and Japan
3 Southeast Asia
4 Central and South America and Oceania
5 Africa, India, and countries of the Former Soviet Union
6 Mainland China

If you cannot “unlock” your existing DVD player, the most obvious and straightforward way to overcome DVD region codes is to purchase a DVD player from the same part of the world as the DVDs that you want to watch. However, this presents certain challenges. So how to unlock DVD region codes to play DVD freely? A DVD ripper to bypass DVD region code is necessary. Pavtube BDMagic is excellent to help you unlock DVD region code for playback anywhere.

This software can disable DVD region code including all region code protected DVDs and decrypt any encryption technology such as CSS, Disney X-project DRM. Once you got this ripper, more benefits are guaranteed. You are entitled to backup DVD with superfast speed, to obtain free technical support, to enjoy lifetime free upgrades and retrieve registration code, etc.

What’s more, Pavtube BDMagic also can convert DVD to digital files such as MKV, MP4, M3U8, H.265, WMV, etc for you playing DVD on QuickTime, WMP, KMPlayer, etc desktop media player without worry about DVD region codes.

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How to Unlock DVD Region Code to Play DVD Freely?

Step 1. Load the DVD disc.

Insert your DVD disc into your drive, run Pavtube BDMagic and click “BD/DVD disc” icon to load movie from DVD source(Disc, folder, ISO).

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Note: Set your wanted subtitles and audio track from the drop-down box of “Subtitles” and “Audio” tab.

Step 2. Specify the output format as MP4.

Choose suitable format by clicking “Format” drop-down menu. There are optimized format for iPhone 7, Galaxy Note 7, Galaxy Tab S, iPad Air 3, Surface Pro 4 and more. Basically the “Common Video -> H.264 Video (*.mp4)” is a universal format for Android/iOS/Windows tablets and smartphones.

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Step 3. Start converting DVD to MP4 without region codes

When all the settings are done, click the “Convert” button to begin converting DVD to MP4 format. When the conversion ends, you can enjoy the DVD movies on your MP4 compatible devices without any hassles.

Tip: If you think the video size this not suitable for your portable Tablet or Phone, you can first choose any one of the provided type, then change the 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.

More features in BDMagic:

1. Full Disc Copy can 1:1 backup the whole Blu-ray/DVD disc with original structure including chapter markers.

2. Directly Copy will backup 100% intact Blu-ray/DVD main movie with all the multiple tracks excluding menu.

3. You can edit the video before conversion including trim, crop, effect, etc, add *srt and *ass subtitle into video part and so on.

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How To Remove Audio From Video? 

Removing audio from video is quite common in our daily life. However, in most cases, we need to remove sound from video and keep the pure video. If you search "Remove audio from video" in Google, you will find that there are many people having the need:

Common Problems on Removing Audio from Video

Q: I recorded a video when walking down the street, but there are so many noises were recorded also in the video, I’d like to disable audio.

Q: I just found a short film on YouTube, really love the frames of the film, but didn’t really much like the background music. I wanna disable sound and strike it out a silent film with my ideal style.

Q: I need to disable sound from my MKV files and only keep video as an output format. How to do that? Tell me a simple way.

Q: How to remove audio from video as well as keep the same video format and video quality and remove audio without encoding and conversion.

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To disable audio from video, we could have given you more names like Sony Vegas or Adobe Premier Elements, but these tools are heavy and more suitable to a professional video editor. So a simple tool to get the job done is just needed.

Pavtube Video Converter Ultimate is an excellent audio remover. It can remove audio from all kinds of video formats including MP4, AVI, DivX, Xvid, WMV, WTV, MOV, MKV, FLV, WebM, OGV, MVI, etc. It also can change one audio format to another audio such as MP3, M4A, AAC, FLAC, WAV, etc. It supports Windows 10/8.1/8/7 so you can operate audio removal process on the newest Windows system.

In addition to removing audio from video, the ideal sound remover is also a good Blu-ray Ripper + DVD Ripper + Video Converter + Video Editor. It can deal with all kinds of video, like Blu-ray/DVD moves, TV Shows, Music Drama and Camcorder video to H.265, M3U8, MP4, AVI, MOV, M4V… And it also enables you to trim, crop , and edit video in built-in video editing tool. (Learn more functions in review).

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How to Remove audio from video with Audio Remover?

Step 1: Add sources video to the software.

From “File” drop down menu, click the “File” icon to load source video movies from your local computer to the program.

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Step 2: Define output file format.

Click “Format” icon, and select what video format you want. Here, we choose “H.264 High Profile Video(*.mp4)” as the output file format from its drop-down options.

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Step 3: Remove audio

Click “Edit” icon on the top menu, when video editor windows pop up, you can see “Audio Editor” choice, click ‘Enable’ and tick “Audio Remove” to remove audio from video.

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Tip: Tick “Audio Replace”, you can replace the original audio of the video.

Step 4: Start remove audio from video

Press the right-bottom “Convert” button, you will start remove audio from MP4, AVI, MKV, M4V, MOV video process.

When the process is completed, it means that you have removed audio from video. Now, you can deal with this video as you want.

10 Best Workout DVDs for Weight Loss, Muscle Building, Shaping

Not everyone can get a personal coach for targeted training to loss weight or muscle building. A more economic way is to train yourself at home following the workout DVDs. But there are so many workout DVDs in store for weight less, muscle building, shaping, etc. Which one is the best for you? Here we listed the best workout DVDs whether you want to burn fat, build muscle, or beat stress, we’ve found the perfect workout DVD for you.

10 Best Workout DVDs for Weight Loss, Muscle Building, Shaping

# 1: Top Allover Toner

Celeb trainer Ashley Borden has created “the perfect complement” to any routine. Her single-disc 6 Weeks to Sculpted packs 14 intermediate to advanced workouts—head-to-toe strengthening, HIIT, plyo and yoga flow—into a training calendar. “I found new muscles to be sore, even after a 10-minute workout,” one reviewer said. Hits the spot—every spot.

Calories burned: 60 (yoga) to 162 (typical 24-minute circuit)

Equipment needed: 3- to 8-pound dumbbells, foam roller (optional)

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# 2: The Total Package

In his new P90 DVD set, the supertrainer Tony Horton drops the “X” for an all-levels-welcome version of his wildly popular 90-day program. The 10 workouts—including total-body and core on the floor routines—are mapped out for you in a follow-along schedule. The modification options to the mix of cardio and resistance moves “make every set possible” for a gymlike intensity, testers said, all in 25 minutes. “It doesn’t get much better than that,” one reviewer raved.

Calories burned: 30 (8-minute abs) to 356 (42-minute circuit)

Equipment needed: Pro-grade resistance band with door attachment (included in kit)

# 3: Quickie Pick

Mix-and-match interval training works magic in Natalie Jill’s Rev4 Rev It Up. The four 10-minute routines hit different trouble zones so you can do them as stand-alones—”I definitely felt I got a good workout after each,” one tester said—or combine them for a total-body session. Testers loved that they could “switch things up for time-pressed mornings” and gave props to instructor Jill’s “nice energy.” Expect a variety of planks and booty-shaping moves.

Calories burned: 32 (per workout)

Equipment needed: None

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# 4: Raises the Barre

“In the age of extreme everything,” one tester said, the low-impact fat melters in BarreAmped Boot Camp “deliver results in a nonjarring, refreshingly friendly way.” Trim and tone with pliés, lunges and tiny lifts using a set of light weights—and feel the firming magic “working after only a few sessions.” Win–win.

Calories burned: 394 (full 60-minute workout)

Equipment needed: 2- to 5-pound dumbbells, chair

# 5: Middle Manager

The express route to a two-piece starts here: Bikini Body: Absolution. The pair of 20-minute workouts take the burn-and-firm approach to cinching with a cardio-focused session of jumps, squats, lunges and planks, then a toning series of what a reviewer described as “new-to-me ab exercises that kick the typical crunch’s booty.” Get ready for the wood-chopping arabesque move, one tester jokingly warned. So sore but so sleek!

Calories burned: 74 (sculpting) to 170 (cardio)

Equipment needed: 2- to 5-pound dumbbells

# 6: Killer Cardio

Lose yourself in the high-energy rhythm of the Pound Rockout Results System, a five-disc sweatfest in which you wield drumsticks (aka Ripstix) instead of weights. “The drumming takes your mind off your muscles hurting!” one tester marveled. You’ll “constantly tap the sticks” in each routine—core, upper body, lower body, intervals, tune-up and jam session—for a “totally unique” cardio blast.

Calories burned: 254 (per workout)

Equipment needed: Drumsticks (Ripstix included)

# 7: Smash HIIT

“You will never get bored,” said one tester, with the push-yourself workouts in the 21 Day Fix—seven 30-minute sessions ranging from high-intensity cardio-strength circuits to Pilates. Each routine “amps up familiar moves” to crank your calorie burn. Another tester was wowed that “so many different modifications and options were shown to help me switch up my workout.” There’s an included diet plan for those on a mission to trim.

Calories burned: 37 (10-minute abs) to 254 (30-minute circuit)

Equipment needed: Resistance bands or 3- to 12-pound dumbbells

# 8: Most Om-azing

Element 5 Day Yoga offers five 15-minute sequences to pick and choose from based on your mood and motivation. “It’s an easy way to get to the mat every day,” one tester said, whether your body needs a Stretch & Restore session or more of an invigorating Energy & Flexibility set. Plus “the instructor provided just enough guidance, no unnecessary chatter.” Namaste to that.

Calories burned: 40 (per workout)

Equipment needed: Yoga mat

# 9: Lead Dancer

So you think you can’t dance? Now you can—and get “a good cardio workout,” one reviewer said, to boot. You’ll quickly love the hip-hop mix that makes up the 45-minute sesh in Groov3’s Dance Sweat Live. The easy-to-learn choreography is broken down step-by-step for newbies before each sequence, “which allows you to gain confidence in your dancing as if nobody’s watching” but hustles along so that “you’re sweating” by the time you get into the rhythm.

Calories burned: 310

Equipment needed: None

# 10: Hot Momma

Instructor Leah Sarago offers moms-to-be six 15-minute workouts in Fit + Sleek Prenatal Physique. Choose from cardio (think lunge variations with leg and arm lifts), bump-friendly core sessions and upper-body mat exercises. String a few together for a longer workout, or “pick just one if you want to ease up as your pregnancy progresses,” our due-any-day tester suggested.

Calories burned: 40 (stretching) to 79 (cardio sculpt)

Equipment needed: Three sets of dumbbells (light, medium, heavy) from 2 to 8 pounds, yoga mat, chair

Yes, you can get slim without the gym. Just try one of these dream routines right in your living room. But DVD limits the exercise field. You only can work out in front of TV cause you have to use DVD Player. But here, through ripping workout DVD to digital files such as MP4, MKV, AVI, WMV, 3GP, etc, you can put workout DVD onto some portable devices to playback anywhere. Below are some tutorials:

Copy Workout DVD to Portable Devices Tutorial

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Or you can use DVD Ripper to copy DVD to devices directly without needing a tutorial.

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