Open Media Community http://open-media-community.com The site will share everything regarding media, or more specified, multimedia, internet, and technology. It’s open! Tue, 27 Jun 2017 09:51:30 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.6.1 Free Tools to Insert DVD clips to PowerPoint http://open-media-community.com/2017/06/27/insert-dvd-to-powerpoint/ Tue, 27 Jun 2017 09:50:55 +0000 http://open-media-community.com/?p=5467 It is really cool for you to insert DVD clips to PowerPoint( PPT) when you give a presentation in class or business meeting. However, the Microsoft PowerPoint provides us a “Insert” function to add pictures, music and videos in ASF, AVI, MPG and other formats into PowerPoint slide, not includes DVD VOB files. If you are looking for free ways to insert DVD clips to PowerPoint to make your presentation more attractive, just read on and this post will show you how to add DVD to PowerPoint with free tools.

The only way to complete this task is to ripping DVD to PowerPoint readable video formats first. As we all know, most commercial DVDs we purchase are copy protected. So, ripping DVD to PowerPoint is not a easy task. Don’t worry! Here I find two free tools that can easily help us pull all copy protection from DVD discs, and then generate the video files we want. Now the following paragraph will give a detailed description.

How to Convert DVD to PowerPoint readable Video Formats?

Before using a DVD ripper to convert DVD to PowerPoint readable video formats, we need to know the supported video and audio formats of PowerPoint first. The following tablets apply to PowerPoint 2016/2013/2010 is a reference to you.

Video File Format Extension Audio File Format Extension
Windows Video file (some .avi files may require additional codecs) .asf AIFF Audio file .aiff
Windows Video file (some .avi files may require additional codecs) .avi AU Audio file .au
MP4 Video file* .mp4, .m4v, .mov MIDI file .mid or .midi
Movie file .mpg or .mpeg MP3 Audio File .mp3
Adobe Flash Media** .swf Advanced Audio Coding – MPEG-4 Audio file* .m4a, .mp4
Windows Media Video file .wmv Windows Audio file .wav
    Windows Media Audio file .wma

Now, let’s start to rip DVD to PowerPoint with the top DVD rippers listed below. You can use either one to finish the task.

Method 1: Use Free DVDAid for Windows/Mac to rip DVD to PPT readable video

The first free tool I find is Pavtube Free DVDAid (Mac version), which is a completely free DVD ripper. No adware. No virus. 100% clean. It is compatible with both Windows and Mac operating systems. With the free DVD ripper, you can quickly remove copy protection and extract main title from commercial DVD discs. It can convert all DVD discs, DVD Folder and DVD ISO images to  AVI, WMV, MPG, MKV, etc. Without extra payment, you are allowed to set video/audio codec, video display ratio, bitrate, frame rate, etc. or edit your video file to extend great video experience for your PowerPoint Presentation. Just download this DVD ripper and launch it on your computer, please pay attention to select the right version (Windows or Mac) for your computer.

Step 1: Load DVD movie

Insert DVD into DVD-Rom, launch the Free DVDAid, and load DVD by clicking on the "Load Disc" button. You can also import DVD VIDEO_TS folder, ISO files, and IFO files into this freeware.

load dvd

Step 2: Define output file format

Click “Format” bar, from its drop-down list, go to “HD Video” main category to choose “H.264 HD Video(*.mov)” for PowerPoint.

output mov

Tips:

1. To achieve better video and audio playback, you could click the "Settings" button to customize output video quality like resolution, frame rate, bit rate, audio channel, etc.

2. Click the “Edit” button on the main UI and edit your DVD movies before conversion. Many video editing options are available: Trim, Crop, Text Watermark, Image/Video Watermark, Effect, Audio Editor, and Subtitle.

For example, the whole DVD movie is too long and you just want a clip of it. just Go to the "Trim" tab to decide where to start and where to end when converting the selected clip, so that unwanted segments will be cut out after conversion.

trim

Step 3: Start DVD to PowerPoint conversion

After above settings, click the big "Convert" button to start to convert DVD to PowerPoint readable video files. Once the conversion is done, simply click the "Open output folder" button, find the created video to add to PowerPoint slide.

Method 2: Get Free Video DVD Converter Ultimate to convert DVD to PPT compatible video

The second free tool I found is Pavtube Free Video DVD Converter Ultimate. This is not only a DVD ripper, but also a perfect video converter. That is to say, not only DVD disc, DVD VIDEO folder, DVD IFO/ISO file can be loaded into with one click, also various videos are allowed as source file, then you can insert various video clips to your PowerPoint slide. The powerful in this DVD ripper and Video converter is to edit your video freelyFor example, you can get your video trimmed for a shorter duration and cropped for a better visual enjoying. This free tool is compatible with Windows 2003/XP/Vista/Windows 7/Windows 8/Windows 8.1/Windows 10.

Step 1: Load DVD or video files

Click ” File” button or "Add Disc" icon on the top-left of main interface to load source DVD to this software. If you have some videos downloaded from Internet or made by yourself, you can also use this free tool to make these videos compatible with PPT.

load dvd

Step 2. Choose PowerPoint video format

Press “Format”, a drop down menu will pop up, select PowerPoint compatible "MOV-QuickTime(*.mov)" from "Common Video" category.

output mov

Tips:

1. You can click "Settings" to change audio channel, change video resolution, adjust bitrate, etc. 

2. You can edit the videos according to your requirement. This step is optional and can be omitted if not needed. Click on the "Edit" button to start editing it.

edit

Step 3: Convert DVD to PowerPoint

Finally, Click on the "Convert" button at the bottom of the screen to get PowerPoint compatible video files with highest quality and fastest speed.

How to insert your converted video to PowerPoint?

No matter which tool you use, you can get a perfect video file suitable for PowerPoint. After preparing the converted video file on your computer, you can follow the next steps to insert the video to PowerPoint.

1. Launch PowerPoint. Click "File" and select "Open". Locate your slideshow in the file browser window, select the item and click "Open".

2. Select the slide to which you want to add the DVD clips. Click the "Insert" tab on the application menu and select the "Video" icon.

3. Choose the "Video from File…" option from the fly-out menu to open a file browser window. Locate the ripped title, select the item and click "Open" to embed the video into the slide.

4. Click "File" and select "Save" to update the slide with the embedded video.

5. Click the "Slideshow" tab and select "From the Beginning" to view the presentation. The DVD clip plays when you reach the slide with the embedded video.

Note: When you insert a video on a PowerPoint slide, the video does not become part of the presentation, you are simply setting PowerPoint to stream the media from a specific location on your computer. So, make sure that any video you embed is maintained in the same location where you originally incorporated it onto the slide. If you move it, the media becomes unlinked from the presentation, requiring you to re-embed it.

Additional Reading: Find more function in Pavtube DVD to PowerPoint Converter

Both the two free tools from Pavtube can successfully help you insert DVD clips to PowerPoint, however, they lack the ability to rip DVD to MP4, which is a more widely used video format in media streaming. If you want more output formats for personal use, you can choose to upgrade the free version. Here is a comparison chart for you to see the difference between free version and upgrade version.

DVD to PowerPoint Converter
Pavtube Free DVDAid
Pavtube Free Video DVD Converter Ultimate
Version
Free Version
Upgrade Version
Free Version
Upgrade Version
DVD to FLV, F4V, SWF, ASF flash video
Y
Y
Y
Y
DVD to H.264, MOV, MKV, AVI, WMV, TS
Y
Y
Y
Y
DVD to MP3, FLAC, MKA, M4A, OGG, etc
Y
Y
Y
Y
DVD to MP4, H.265/HEVC, M4V
N
Y
N
Y
DVD to 3D
N
Y
N
Y
Import video files to convert
N
N
Y
Y
Extended functions
Copy DVD with forced subtitle
Y
Y
Y
Y
Select subtitle, audio track
Y
Y
Y
Y
Merge multiple video files into one
Y
Y
Y
Y
Crop and trim video
Y
Y
Y
Y
Customize video effects
Y
Y
Y
Y
Add text/image watermark
Y
Y
Y
Y
Encoding settings (bitrate, frame rate, codec, resolution, etc)
Y
Y
Y
Y
Price
Free
$28
Free
$39.2
Download

 

 

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Top 5 Best Blu-ray to MP4 Converter for Mac Reviews http://open-media-community.com/2017/06/23/top-blu-ray-to-mp4-converter-mac/ Fri, 23 Jun 2017 10:38:26 +0000 http://open-media-community.com/?p=5462 Blu-Ray may be an excellent movie source, but it also has more copy protection than any other format around, and copying it to your portable devices for playback can be difficult to impossible. So, if you want to take your Blu-ray movies with you on the road and enjoy them freely, you’ll need to rip them first. Thankfully, there are plenty of great Blu-ray rippers designed to make this process easy and give you video files that are playable on any device you like, whenever you desire to watch them. Once you decide to rip your Blu-ray collection, I’d like to suggest you choose MP4 as output format due to its really good compatibility with various media players, video editing apps, online video websites, etc. For your great convenience, I’ve summarized the top 5 best Blu-ray to MP4 converter for Mac users with detailed reviews according to customers’ comments and my test results. And hope you can get the best Blu-ray to MP4 converter to fit your needs. Please hold on reading.

Benefits of ripping Blu-ray to MP4

With a best Blu-ray to MP4 converter, you will enjoy many benefits of ripping Blu-ray to MP4, including:

  • Remove your Blu-ray encryptions > Although these Blu-ray discs you bought from store are not cheap, you still don’t have full copy right on them. But with Blu-ray to MP4 converter, you can easily remove various copy protection from Blu-ray discs and freely copy the content inside.
  • Protect original Blu-ray discs > As we all know, Blu-ray discs are very easy to be scratched by naughty children and destroyed by too much times of playing in Blu-ray player. After ripping Blu-ray to MP4, you can store your Blu-ray discs in loft for a better protection.
  • Enjoy Blu-ray movies on more portable devices > MP4 is one of the best acceptable video format on multi-media portable devices, such as iPhone 7, new iPad (2017), Samsung Galaxy S8/S8 Plus, etc,  By ripping Blu-ray to MP4, you can play and watch Blu-ray movie wherever you like.
  • Stream all Blu-ray movies to Plex, NAS, Chromecast,etc. > You can stream ripped Blu-ray to Plex, NAS, Google Chromecast, Amazon Cloud Drive‎, etc for TV viewing.

For these benefits, the Blu-ray to MP4 converter is really useful and necessary. The following part has listed the top 5 best Blu-ray to MP4 Converter for Mac available on the market for you to choose from.

Top 1: ByteCopy for Mac -☆ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆

ByteCopy for Mac

Review: It is the most powerful Blu-ray ripper I found on the market. It is not only a best Blu-ray ripper, but also a best video converter, a best DVD Ripper, best multi-track Blu-ray Ripper, 3D Blu-ray Ripper, 4K Blu-ray Ripper. I was really shocked by its powerful ability of handling so many souce media files and there is no one can replace it in my heart.

Price: $42 for lifetime

Pros:

  • Rip the latest Blu-ray and DVD to MP4.
  • Support more than 200 video/audio formats.
  • Easily choose wanted language and subtitle tracks from source Blu-ray and DVD for better movie enjoyment.
  • Backup Blu-ray and DVD to MP4/MOV/AVI with multi-track audios for multiple media players and mobile devices.
  • Support ripping Blu-ray/DVD disc to H.265/HEVC codec for better storage, playback and online streaming.
  • Easily create 3D MKV, 3D MP4, 3D AVI, 3D WMV, etc. from 2D/3D Blu-ray/DVD with abundant 3D effect.
  • With Built-in video player, you can preview movie in preview window and double check achieved effects.
  • 1:1 BD/DVD Discs Backup: full disc copy with original BD/DVD structure with all subs tracks, audio streams and chapter information included.
  • Copy only BD/DVD main movie to local computer or external hard drive and leave out extras.
  • Edit Blu-ray by trimming, cropping, merging and add watermark, etc.
  • You can freely create a single .srt subtitle file with chosen subtitle track from original movie.
  • more…

Cons: A little more expensive but I think it is worthy of that!

Top 2: Pavtube BDMagic for Mac– ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆

Bdmagic for mac

Review: BDMagic is another best Blu-ray to MP4 converter from Pavtube. It provides the same functions as Pavtube ByteCopy for Mac, except exporting MP4/MOV with multi-audio track and Lossless MKV(with multi-audio tracks/chapter markers). But BDMagic for Mac’s price is lower than ByteCopy for Mac, I think it is reliable and cost effective.

Price: $39.2 for lifetime

Pros: Similar as Pavtube ByteCopy, it provides regular update to adapt to the newest Mac operating system, including macOS 10.13, macOS Sierra, Mac OS X 10.11 El Capitan, etc.

Cons: Not support exporting multi-track MP4/MOV and lossless MKV.

Top 3: Handbrake for Mac– ☆ ☆ ☆

Handbrake

Review: Handbrake is simple, easy to use, easy to install, and offers a wealth of tweaking options to get the best possible file as a result. This converter is fast, can make the most of multi-core processors to speed up the process, and is completely open source. Best of all, it’s completely free.

Price: Free

Pros: totally free, easy-to-use

Cons:

  • Handbrake for Mac lacks the ability to directly rip copy protected Blu-ray disc. To get around this, you will need to download libdvdcss, an open-source library that can circumvent the Content Scramble System (CSS) used on Blu-rays.
  • Handbrake only supports rip Blu-ray to MP4 and MKV.

Top 4: DVDFab Blu-ray Ripper for Mac-☆ ☆ ☆

DVDFab

Review: DVDFab Blu-ray Ripper for Mac is a software solution that enables you to rip the contents of a Blu-ray disc to your computer. It has only few digital formats to output but it can convert Blu-ray to MP4 format.

Price: $60 a year/ $109 for lifetime

Pros:

  • DVDfab Blu-ray Ripper well deserves its high reputation in decryption, and it handles not only AACS, BD+, Region code restriction, but also Cinavia protected Blu-rays.
  • By taking advantage of CUDA accelerating, the conversion time is greatly shorted.

Cons:

  • The interface is not very intuitive.
  • Too expensive.
  • Not support output multi-track video and can’t extract Subtitle from BD/DVD.

Top 5: Leawo Blu-ray Ripper for Mac – ☆ ☆ ☆

leawo

Review: Leawo Blu-ray Ripper for Mac comes with the popular feature to convert 2D to 3D for users to enjoy the popular 3D effect and exports various HD and popular common video formats, including MP4. It has stunning trim and crop feature- it trims movie more accurate and crops video more considerate than its competitors.

Price: $44.95 a year/ $99.95 for lifetime

Pros:

1. Support various output formats.

2. It can load multiple Blu-ray and DVD movies at a time.

Cons: Not recognizing Blu-ray ISO or forced subtitle (if there is). GPU encoding is restricted to Nvidia’s CUDA only. There’s no backup option for keeping original movie quality.

Next is a comparison chart between the top 5 best Blu-ray to MP4 converter for Mac to help you select the most suitable one:

Comparison between the top 5 Best Blu-Ray to MP4 converter for Mac

Blu-ray to MP4 Converter
Pavtube ByteCopy for Mac
Pavtube BDMagic for Mac
Handbrake for Mac
DVDFab Blu-ray Ripper for Mac
Leawo Blu-ray Ripper for Mac
Supported Source
Blu-ray Discs,Blu-ray Folder,Blu-ray ISO Image File
Y
Y
need download libdvdcss
Y
Y(Not support ISO)
DVDs, DVD Folder, DVD IFO File,DVD ISO Image File
Y
Y
need download libdvdcss
N
Y(Not support IFO/ISO)
Output Formats
M3U8
Y
Y
N
N
Y
3D MP4/MKV/MOV/AVI
Y
Y
N
Y
Y
H.265,H.264
Y
Y
Y
Y
N
4K
Y
Y
N
Y
Y
MP4, MKV
Y
Y
Y
Y
Y
AVI,WMV,M4V, F4V, MOV, FLV
Y
Y
N
Y
Y
Lossless MKV: with multi-audio tracks/chapter markers
Y
N
N
N
N
Encode MP4/MOV: with multi-audio track
Y
N
N
N
N
MP3, AAC, FLAC,OGG, WAV, M4A, DTS, AMR,
Y
Y
N
Y
Y
Other functions
Add SRT subtitle.
Y
Y
Y
Y
N
Merge & Split Video
Y
Y
N
Y
Y
Trim & Crop Video
Y
Y
Y
Y
Y
Adjust video parameters
Y
Y
Y
Y
Y
Extract SRT Subtitle
Y
N
N
N
Y
Price $42 for lifetime $39.2 for lifetime Free $60 a year/ $110 for lifetime $44.95 a year/ $99.95 for lifetime

Additional Tips: Before you rip Blu-ray to MP4 with one of the best Blu-ray to MP4 converter on Mac, you’ll need a Blu-ray reader for your Mac as Apple doesn’t supply the things. You can find these for well under a hundred bucks at places like Amazon and Other World Computing. Once you’ve connected that player, you can use the best Blu-ray ripper listed above to rip your Blu-ray discs and get your MP4 movies for playback at will.

Original article: Top 5 Best Blu-ray to MP4 Converter for Mac Reviews

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Top 6 YouTube to MP4 Converter http://open-media-community.com/2017/06/21/youtube-to-mp4-converter/ Wed, 21 Jun 2017 09:33:07 +0000 http://open-media-community.com/?p=5460 It is easy to spend hours watching various videos on YouTube when you have a reliable Internet connection. However, when you’re going to be offline, you may want to save the YouTube videos to view later on your PC, tablets, iPhone, Android phones, game console, etc. And sometimes you may find out that the format of downloaded YouTube video is not compatible with your media players. How to solve this problem? Here some online and offline YouTube converters may help you solve the problem fast and efficiently. In this post, we will focus on the top 6 YouTube to MP4 converters to convert YouTube videos to MP4 for playback on various devices without trouble.

Part 1: How to download YouTube videos?

Part 2: Top 3 Online YouTube to MP4 Converter

Part 3: Top 3 YouTube to MP4 Converter for Windows and Mac

Part 1: How to download YouTube videos?

YouTube is designed to only allow users to upload, watch and share videos on their website and you can’t directly download YouTube videos from its official website. Below are the steps on how you can download a YouTube video for free.

1. Downloading YouTube video on an Apple iPad and iPhone

Downloading YouTube video to iPad or iPhone is a fairly straight-forward process. However, it takes a few more steps than downloading YouTube video to a desktop computer or laptop. To download YouTube video to your iPad or iPhone, follow the steps below.

  1. In the App Store, search for the Documents 5 app, then download and install the app on your iPad or iPhone. Then open the app.
  2. At the bottom right corner of the app window, click on the Safari browser icon(looks like a compass).
  3. In the address bar at the top of the window, type en.savefrom.net and click the Go button at the bottom right of the on-screen keyboard.
  4. Click the Home button on the iPad or iPhone.
  5. Open the Safari browser, and go to the youtube.com website or the YouTube app.
  6. Find the video you want to download, then click the Share icon.
  7. After the Share video window opens, press and hold your finger on the YouTube video URL until a list of options appear. Select the Copy option to copy the video URL.
  8. Press the Home button again and open the Documents 5 app.
  9. Go to Enter the URL text box, press your finger in the text box to bring up the Paste option. Tap the Paste option to paste the YouTube video URL into the text box.
  10. A green Download button is displayed below the video. Click it.
  11. Once the Save File screen opens, enter a name for the video file downloaded, then tap the Done button. The video will be downloaded to the iPad or iPhone, in the Documents 5 app.
  12. Once the video has finished downloading, tap on the video file name to open the Downloads screen.
  13. Press and hold your finger on the video file and drag the file with your finger to the Drag here option at the top left of the screen.
  14. After the Documents screen opens, continue to hold your finger on the video file and drag it to the Photos folder.
  15. On the Photos screen, while still holding your finger on the video file, drag the file to the Camera Roll folder, then release your finger.

After you’ve followed the steps above, the YouTube video will be downloaded and moved to your Camera Roll, where you can then view the video file, as well as copy the file to a computer.

2. Downloading YouTube video on Android smartphone and tablet

Below are the steps on how to install TubeMate, a free-to-use app for Android phones and tablets to download YouTube video.

  1. On your phone/tablet, visit "http://www.tubemate.net/" and visit one of the verified download sites.
  2. Click the Install App button. Click OK for the warning about the .apk file could harm your phone.
  3. Once the App has finished downloading and installing, open the App.
  4. Within YouTube in the App locate the video you want to download and then click the Green Down Arrow on the top bar of TubeMate.
  5. Select the quality of the video you want to download.
  6. Click the Green download button once the video type has been selected.
  7. Once the video has been downloaded, it will appear in the Downloads in the program, which can be accessed by swiping your finger to the left.

Note: To help conserve space on your Android smartphone and tablet, you can move the downloaded YouTube video file to your SD card later.

3. Downloading YouTube video on Windows smartphone and tablet

If you have a Windows smartphone or tablet, and it is the Windows 8.1 or later version, you can utilize the pre-installed Internet Explorer browser to download YouTube video.

  1. Open the Internet Explorer browser.
  2. Visit the YouTube website and find the video you want to download.
  3. Tap in the URL address bar and copy the YouTube video URL.
  4. Go to the savefrom.net website in the Internet Explorer browser.
  5. Paste the YouTube video URL in the text field near the top of the savefrom.net web page.
  6. Tap the Download button on the web page or tap the Enter/Go button in the on-screen keyboard.
  7. It may take a little bit for the web page to find the video and display the video download options. Once the options are displayed, select the video resolution and type you want to download.
  8. When Internet Explorer asks if you want to Download or Save the video, tap the Save option.
  9. Once the download is complete, the video file will be located in the Videos folder on the smartphone or tablet.

After you successfully download the YouTube video you like on your device, you can directly watch it on your phone or computer. If you find the format of downloaded YouTube video is not compatible with your device, the next two parts will help you a lot.

Part 2: Top 3 Online YouTube to MP4 Converter

YouTube to MP4 converters are nowadays available online. With these online converters, users can convert their YouTube videos to MP4, which is a popular video formats can be accepted by most media players. Most of the online converters are free. Here we recommend three best online YouTube to MP4 converters for you to choose from.

1. Clip Converter http://www.clipconverter.cc/

This is a free online service that allows you to convert downloaded YouTube files to any desired format. It also offers an option of converting videos through the use of YouTube URLs.

Main Features:

  • Convert, download & record YouTube videos.
  • High conversion speed compared to other online converters.
  • Choose the quality of your video.
  • Several conversion output formats: MP4, 3GP, AVI. MOV.

Clip converter

2. Online Video Converter https://www.onlinevideoconverter.com/

This is a free online video converter which converts YouTube videos to other desirable formats. It only accepts YouTube URL, but it supports many output formats. It converts videos at a slower speed.

Main Features:

  • Easy to use.
  • The video quality is preserved.
  • Download and convert videos.
  • Convert YouTube video to MP4, M4V, MOV, AVI, FLV, MPG, WMV.

Online video converter

3. Zamzar http://www.zamzar.com/url/

With this online video converter, you can convert video by entering the URL of your video from either YouTube, Break or DailyMotion and also from other video sharing website.

Main Features:

  • User-friendly interface.
  • High conversion speed.
  • Online video downloader.
  • Compatible with iPhone.

ZAMAAR

Part 3: Top 3 YouTube to MP4 Converter for Windows and Mac

1. Pavtube Video Converter Ultimate (Mac version)

As a popular video converter, Pavtube Video Converter Ultimate has a powerful ability to handle YouTube videos. It converts YouTube video to MP4 format encoded with H.264 or H.265 codec for various video players and devices at one go. With this YouTube to MP4 converter, you can extract MP3 file from YouTube videos for playback on music palyers. You can also easily create an optimized file from this toolbox for your favorite devices: iPad, iPhone, Samsung S8/S8 plus, and more smartphones, tablets, and game consoles and then have no need to search what video formats your device supports.

Main Features:

  • 30X Faster Conversion Speed by using H.264 and H.265 codec.
  • Full compatibility with other video formats.
  • Convert YouTube video to 4K videos.
  • Support transform YouTube video to 3D MP4 for Samsung Gear VR, PS VR and other VR Headsets.
  • Integrated commercial blu-ray/DVD ripper.
  • Provide professional video editing functions, such as adjust video and audio parameters, trim video length, crop video size, split large video into segments, add watermarks, adjust video effect.
  • Batch processing for conversion for multiple YouTube videos.
  • Easy to use.

Pavtube video converter ultimate

2. Handbrake

Handbrake is a free YouTube to MP4 converter, which can only convert video to MP4 and MKV with H.264, MPEG-4, MPEG-2 codecs. It is available for Windows, Mac, and Linux. With this TouTube to MP4 converter, you can also rip DVD to MP4 or MKV, but it’s limited to non-protected DVDs, which means removal of copy protection from DVDs is not supported.

Main Features:

  • Totally free.
  • Only support two output formats: MP4 and MKV.
  • Provides handy presets for Apple and Android devices.
  • A little slow conversion speed.
  • Less functional than Pavtube in video editing.
  • Complex user interface

Handbrake

3. Freemake Video Converter

This is a software that gives you a chance to convert YouTube videos to MP4. What’s more, it can download videos with corresponding URL and convert to MP4 or other mainstream video/audio formats (AVI, MKV, 3GP, MP3 etc.) and devices (Apple, Android, Sony, Samsung, Xbox etc.) in a few of clicks. It also offers some editing options allowing you to trim/rotate videos and add subtitle.

Main Features:

  • Totally free.
  • Cut video parts which you don’t need before conversion.
  • Subtitles support.
  • Flash back issue and sometimes it cannot analyze video just giving a message saying connection error or failure to obtain video info.
  • Unneeded plug-ins may be installed if you didn’t customize installation.

freemake video converter

Conclusion

Most of the online video converters can help you convert YouTube video to MP4, but these online converters may not meet your needs to satisfaction because these converters do not support all kinds of video formats, and even some of them may take a longer period in converting YouTube videos. Also, you will find that most of the online converters do not give you the chance to edit or personalize YouTube videos. Considering all these facts, we suggest you to have these desktop software with you in order to get improved performance such as editing and personalization of videos, to have more output video formats and faster conversion speed of YouTube to MP4.

This article can help you identify which software suits you best. Those three above-mentioned YouTube to MP4 converters enable you to convert YouTube videos to any video or audio format . Each of them has its own advantages and disadvantages. But if you wanna choose the most comprehensive and efficient YouTube to MP4 converter, Pavtube Video Converter Ultimate is highly recommended.

Original article: Top 6 YouTube to MP4 Converter

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Import DVD to Premiere and Export Premiere to DVD http://open-media-community.com/2017/06/16/dvd-to-premiere-premiere-to-dvd/ Fri, 16 Jun 2017 10:12:27 +0000 http://open-media-community.com/?p=5457 People often add some video clips or snapshots in their videos to make their videos more attractive when they edit the footage in Adobe Premiere Pro before upload to YouTube and other websites. It is easy for us to edit local video files in Adobe Premiere Pro. But how will you do when the source video is a DVD disc? All of the versions of Premiere Pro don’t support DVD. Is there any solution to edit DVD movies in Premiere Pro? In order to solve this issue, two possible solutions in part one are provided for you.

Part 1: Import DVD to Premiere

Solution 1: Rename VOB files to MPG for Premiere Pro

Put the DVD into your computer player, open the DVD in Explorer, copy the folder Video_TS to your computer. Open the folder and rename all the files with the extension VOB to MPG. That’s it. Premiere will now import them.

Some people saying they get success in renaming the VOB files to MPG and then editing them in Premiere Pro. However, some guys give the feedback renaming the files didn’t work, the files would import but then was unusable in Premiere. In addition, this way seems to work only for non-protected DVDs. If have some commercial DVDs, you may need another solution.

Solution 2: Convert DVD to Premiere editable formats

The more feasible solution is to directly convert DVD to Premiere editable video formats , such as DV AVI, MPEG-2, MP4,etc, and then edit the converted videos in Premiere. To successfully convert DVD to Premiere Pro, Pavtube Video Converter Ultimate (Mac version) will be a great help. Or you can use some other DVD copy softwares.

Pavtube Video Converter Ultimate can directly remove DVD copy protection and shift DVD VOB format to another one such as DV AVI, MPEG-2, H.264, H.265, MP4, ProRes for Premiere Pro editing. Plus, this DVD to Premiere Converter allows you to customize resolution, frame rate, bit rate for video, you can just keep the highest setting to get the ideal output effect. Now download the software and follow the guide below to complete your task.

Step 1. Load DVD movies

After the installation, launch the converter on your PC, click “File” > “Load from disc” to Load DVD from optical drive. Besides DVD, you also can import Blu-ray, ISO to convert to Premiere Pro. After the source disc is loaded, you can preview your movies. Under the preview window, there is a button like a camera. Click it, you can capture picture of your DVD video.

video converter ultimate

Step 2: Select output file format for Premiere

Click the “Format” bar and switch to “Adobe Premiere/Sony Vegas” option and select “MPEG-2(*.mpg)” as the output format for Premiere. WMV, MOV, MP4 formats are the good choice as well. You also can choose DV NTSC AVI video, or DV PAL AVI video in “DV” category. If you are using a high-end computer and high version Premiere Pro, ProRes format can also be selected.

MPEG-2

You can click Settings to adjust video and audio parameters to get the best quality video for Premiere Pro.

Pinnacle Studio 17 format settings

Step 3: Start import DVD to Adobe Premiere Pro

Finally, you should be ready to run the DVD to Premiere conversion. Do this by clicking the big “Convert” button on the bottom right of screen. After the conversion finished, you can get the videos highly compatible with Adobe Premiere Pro. Just launch Adobe Premiere Pro and import the converted DVD to Premiere and enjoy editing.

Part 2: Export Premiere to DVD

With Adobe Premiere Pro, you can also export videos to DVD after editing. You can export sequences or portions of sequences in files formatted for authoring and burning to DVD disc or Blu-ray discs. Alternately, you can export to Encore for authoring a DVD or Blu-ray Disc with menus, or direct burning to disc without menus.

How to send a sequence to Encore to create a DVD, Blu-ray Disc, or SWF?

1. In Premiere Pro, select a sequence.

2. (Optional) Add Encore chapter markers, if desired.

3. (Optional) If you are producing a sequence for standard-definition output that includes high-definition clips, select Maximum Render Quality before using Dynamic Link to send the sequence to Encore for DVD authoring. This does not apply to HD sequences that use Dynamic Link for Blu-Ray Disc authoring.

4. Choose File > Adobe Dynamic Link > Send To Encore.

5. On the Basic tab in the New Project dialog box, type a name for the disc into the Name field.

6. (Optional) Click Browse and browse to a location for the Encore project, to change it from the default location.

7. In the Project Settings pane, select the name of the authoring mode desired. The sets of options available in the Settings area and on the Advanced tab depend on whether Blu-ray or DVD is the authoring mode.

premiere

8. (Optional) Click Advanced, and select the desired transcoding settings.

9. Click OK. The Encore Project panel contains the dynamically linked Premiere Pro project and sequence. Finish authoring and exporting in Encore.

Note: When exporting a file from the Export Settings dialog box for use in DVD or Blu-ray Disc creation, select the format appropriate for the target medium. For single-layer or dual-layer DVD, select MPEG2-DVD. For single-layer or dual-layer Blu-ray Disc, select either MPEG2 Blu-ray or H.264 Blu-ray.

Select the preset for a given format in accordance with the available space on the target medium and the needs of the target audience.

 

Original article: Import DVD to Premiere and Export Premiere to DVD

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2017 Popular AMV Converter Reviews http://open-media-community.com/2017/06/14/2017-popular-amv-converter-reviews/ Wed, 14 Jun 2017 07:17:55 +0000 http://open-media-community.com/?p=5455 The AMV Converter is quite necessary these days and it is wise to prepare an AMV converter on PC to solve any problems which may arise due to format incompatibility between AMV videos and media players. There is a large amount of AMV converters on the market, and considering the increasing application of AMV file format, below we will taking about 2017 popular AMV converters to help users to get the best AMV converter while choosing an AMV converter to use.

Part 1: Basic Knowledge about AMV

Part 2: Why convert AMV files with AMV converter?

Part 3: 2017 popular AMV converter

Part 4: How to convert AMV with the best AMV converter

Part 1: Basic Knowledge about AMV

AMV, a simplified version of AVI format, is designed for low-end portable video players with weak CPU and small screen size, for example, S1 MP3 player. Although the files were created for portable media devices, AMV files can also be played on a computer.

The video codec is a variant of Motion JPEG, with fixed rather than variable quantisation tables. The audio codec is a variant of IMA ADPCM, where the first 8 bytes of each frame are origin (16 bits), index (16 bits) and number of encoded 16-bit samples (32 bits); all known AMV files run sound at 22050 samples/second.

These simplified codecs have very low decoding overhead. Video compression ratio is low – around 4 pixels/byte, compared with over 10 pixels/byte for MPEG-2 – though as the files are of low resolution (96×96 up to 208×176) and frame rate (10, 12, or 16 frame/s), file sizes are small in bytes per second. With a resolution of 128×96 pixels and a framerate of 12 frame/s, an hour video will be compressed into 160 MB.

Part 2: Why convert AMV files with AMV converter?

AMV format is mainly compatible with some low-end portable players. But to most computer software such as iTunes, QuickTime, Windows Media Player, Final Cut, Adobe Premiere and so on or other portable devices like iPhone, iPad, Android, Xbox, etc, AMV is too old to be compatible with them. That’s why people need a best AMV converter to convert AMV to other video formats.

With the best AMV converter, you can:

  • Convert AMV files to any other popular video formats such as ASF, AVI, MOV, H.264/MPEG-4 Video, WMV, MP4, WebM Video, ProRes Video, FLV, SWF, etc;
  • Extract M4A, MP3, WAV, WMA, etc from AMV video;
  • Play AMV files on most popular computer software like Windows Media Player, iTunes, QuickTime, VLC, RealPlayer, etc;
  • Play AMV files on all famous portable devices like Android phones and tablets, iPhone, iPad, iPod, Apple TV, Samsung, Xbox, etc;
  • Edit AMV files on powerful editors such as Final Cut Pro, Adobe Premiere, Sony Vegas, Pinnacle Studio and so on;
  • Convert AMV to video sharing websites formats to upload AMV videos to YouTube, DailyMotion, Google, etc for share;
  • Works for both Mac and Windows users.

Part 3: 2017 popular AMV converter

Top 1: Pavtube Video Converter Ultimate

If you’re looking for an all-in-one software integrating AMV converter, Blu-ray converter, DVD converter and video editor, Pavtube Video Converter Ultimate is absolutely the perfect one for you because it can handle various kinds of media files like Blu-rays, DVDs, AMV and other videos (MKV, AVI, M2TS, MTS, MPG, FLV, WMV, etc).

The amazing ability to output various audio and video formats allows you to play AMV, Blu-rays, DVDs, and other videos on various devices like Android smartphones and tablets, iOS devices including the iPhone, iPad, Apple TV, game consoles (PS4, Xbox One, etc), HD media players, etc. It can also output formats natively supported by video editing programs like Adobe Premiere, Sony Vegas, Davinci Resolve, Final Cut Pro X, etc.

Pavtube Video Converter Ultimate never fails you. In addition to handling conversion, it also allows you to edit your AMV videos with editing functions like trim, merge, crop, add video, image and text watermarks, apply special effects, adjust aspect ratio, insert SRT/ASS/SSA subtitles to video, etc. You can also take advantage of NVIDIA CUDA and AMD APP acceleration technology to speed the conversion.

Download Mac version Pavtube iMedia Converter for Mac.

Pavtube video converter ultimate

Top 2: Any Video Converter 

Any Video Converter is an easy to use AMV converter that supports over 50 input video formats, and convert nearly any file to a variety of high-definition output formats that run on Apple, Android, Windows, and other devices. You can even burn a DVD disc that can work in any player- that’s a feature that is not universal in many video converter software applications we reviewed. But the DVD folder and ISO image converting features are not available in its free version. Any Video Converter’s output profiles are organized according to device or player, such as gaming consoles, iOS devices, Android, etc. This organization makes it very easy for novice users with little knowledge of file formats. Simply find your compatible device and select Convert. With this popular AMV converter, you can also edit the input videos with rich editing functions and adjust settings for better entertainment.

However, the worst thing I experienced with Any Video Converter is that it always tries to install additional software during setup. What’s more, it took Any Video Converter about half an hour to convert an hour-long video. While this isn’t the longest conversion time among the 2017 popular AMV converters we reviewed, but the Pavtube can perform the same task in less time.

Any video converter

Top 3: Bros AMV Converter

Bros AMV Converter is a good tool to convert AMV file to other video and audio formats, AMV to AVI, AMV to MP4, AMV to MOV and so on. It smartly extracts audio from AMV and convert them to MP3/ M4A/ AC3/ AAC/ WMA/ OGG/ APE and so on. Apart from the conversion, users can edit, crop, trim videos and can also apply water marks before converting AMV to get the best effect.

Futhermore, the size of this popular AMV Converter is only abou 20 MB, which is really small compared with other 2017 popular AMV converters.

Bros AMV Converter

Top 4: Format Factory

As one of the 2017 popular AMV converters, Format Factory can easily convert AMV , other video, audio and picture files. And it is also able to rip DVDs, CDs to your desired formats. ISO files can also be created with Format Factory. Video formats supported by Format Factory: 3GP, MPG, MKV, FLV, SWF, MP4, AVI, WMV, RMVB, VOB, and MOV.

Format Factory is a small AMV converter to download, but its nstaller includes potentially unwanted programs (though these can be deselected) and the user interface and workflow isn’t very intuitive. When cutting vidoe clips, the cuts aren’t precise. You have to guess how many seconds to add or subtract to hit your target more or less exactly, which is a little annoying.

format factory

After providing several popular AMV converters for you, you may have your choice for transforming AMV files with which converter. If you are still confused about which popular AMV converter to use, the comparison table below will help you a lot.

2017 Popular AMV Converter
Pavtube Video Converter Ultimate
Any Video Converter 
Bros AMV Converter
Format Factory
Input Files Supported
AMV
Y
Y
Y
Y
Other video formats
Y
Y
Y
Y
Blu-ray
Y
N
N
N
DVD
Y
Y
N
Y
Supported Output Formats
SD AVI/WMV/MP4/MOV/FLV/MKV
Y
Y
Y
Y
HD AVI/WMV/MP4/MOV/MPG/MKV
Y
Y
N
N
3D MP4/MKV/AVI/MOV
Y
N
N
N
4K MP4/MKV
Y
N
N
N
MP3/OGG/WAV/AAC/M4A/WMA
Y
Y
Y
Y
FLAC/AC3
Y
N
Y
N
Features
Remove Copy Protection and region code
Y
N
N
Y
Customize Video/Audio Parameters
Y
N
N
N
Add subtitles
Y
Y
N
N
Trim Clips
Y
Y
Y
N
Add watermark
Y
Y
Y
N
Merge clips
Y
Y
N
N

From the comparison chart, we can easily find that Pavtube Video Converter Ultimate is leading in every aspect. If you want more video files and editing functions while converting AMV video files, the Pavtube Video Converter Ultimate is absolutely your best choice. What’s more, among these 2017 popular AMV converters, Pavtube Video Converter Ultimate is the only one that can smoothly convert copy protected Blu-ray and DVD to any video formats you want. You may choose one of these popular AMV converters according to your own needs.

Part 4: How to convert AMV with the best AMV converter

Next I’d like to show you how to convert AMV with the best AMV converter on PC. Here we take AMV to MP4 as an example.

Step 1: Import AMV files to the best AMV converter

Click "File" > "Add Video/Audio" to import AMV file into the program.

input amv

Step 2: Choose MP4 as output format

Click "Format" drop-down bar, scroll down to select "Common Video" > "H.265 Video(*.MP4)" as the output file format. You are allowed to adjust video and audio parameters if you are not satisfied with the default settings. Just hit "Settings" on the main interface to open "Profile Settings" window, presets like size, bitrate, frame rate, audio channels, etc. can be customized in your own way.

Output H.265 MP4 video

Step 3: Start AMV to MP4 conversion with the best AMV converter

After all settings is completed, hit right-bottom "Convert" button to begin the conversion from AMV to MP4 converting process. 
When the conversion is completed, you will get a perfect MP4 file with smaller file size and high quality for smoothly viewing and streaming on different devices.

Promotion: Download now and enter a promotion code "45K2D47GJH", enjoy a 20% discount immediately.

Original article: 2017 Popular AMV Converter Reviews

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Play video, music and movie on Galaxy S8/S8 plus http://open-media-community.com/2017/06/09/play-video-music-on-galaxy-s8-plus/ Fri, 09 Jun 2017 07:09:58 +0000 http://open-media-community.com/?p=5452 Video and music are essential entertainment to most of us on daily life. As to me, I am really a movie and music addict, it takes me at least three hours a day to enjoy movies and music, even more hours on weekend. And most time I play videos and music on my Samsung Galaxy S8, which is convenient and simple thanks to its portable design, light weight, long battery life and high resolution display screen. Meanwhile, I have a large media library on my computer local drive and usually transfer these video and music files to Galaxy S8, so that I can play them anytime and anywhere. Here I’d like to share my experiences about transfering video and music files from computer to Galaxy S8/S8 plus with you.

To transfer videos and music to Samsung Galaxy S8 or S8 Plus for playback, I summarized sereval great methods to help you make it from different sources. You can simply choose a preferable one for yourself.

Part 1: Transfer video, music from a Windows PC to Galaxy S8/ S8 plus

Part 2: Copy video, music from MacOS to Galaxy S8/ S8 plus

Part 3: Convert unsupported media files for Galaxy S8/S8 Plus transferring and playing

Part 1: Transfer video, music from a Windows PC to Galaxy S8/ S8 plus

Follow the next guide, it is very easy to transfer videos and music files from your Windows laptop or PC to Sansumg S8/ S8 plus for playback.

Option 1. Manually Copy Files

Step 1: Connect your Samsung Galaxy S8/ S8 plus to your PC using the bundled Type C USB charging cable and then open a Windows Explorer window.

Step 2: In the Explorer window, click "My Computer" (or "This PC’) and train your eyes on the Devices and Drives area. Your Galaxy S8 or S8 Plus should be listed here, with a phone icon to set it apart.

Note: If you can’t see your Galaxy S8/ S8 plus there, make sure it’s definitely connected. If there’s still no sign, ensure that the Galaxy S8 is in transfer mode. To check the connection type, swipe down the notifications panel by dragging a finger from the very top of the phone’s display. If this is listed as ‘USB Charging’ or similar, change it to Transfer Media Files.

Step 3: Once your phone appears in Windows Explorer, double-click that icon and look for a folder called Music and Video. Find the music and video files in your computer you want to move to your Galaxy S8/ S8 Plus and then simply drag and drop them into the phone’s Music and Video folder. They will be copied quickly, and then close the Explorer windows and disconnect the micro USB cable.

Option 2. Using Smart Switch

You can also use the Samsung Smart Switch software to manage files on the Galaxy S8 or S8 plus. Smart Switch is a file syncing environment that is made for Samsung devices to easily transfer your music, videos and pictures.

Just download and install the Smart Switch software from the Samsung website. Once the software is installed, it will automatically start when you connect the phone to your computer and is compatible with both Mac and Windows. Be sure to properly eject the device from your computer properly by right-clicking on the removable disk and selecting "Eject". You’re now ready to play videos and music on your Galaxy S8/S8 plus while on the go.

Part 2: Copy video, music from MacOS to Galaxy S8/ S8 plus

Android devices such as the Samsung Galaxy S8 or S8 Plus don’t communicate well with Apple computers, which makes copying files between them quite annoying.

Mac users can install the Android File Transfer on their Mac computer or Macbook laptop. This is a nifty bit of software created by Google to get around the communication problem. Android File Transfer (AFT) is completely free to download from Google’s website.

1. Once AFT is installed on your Mac computer, grab the Type-C USB charging cable that came with your S8 or S8 Plus. Next, plug Samsung’s phone into your Mac using that USB cable. Then a message reading "allow access to phone data?" will pop up on the phone’s display; just hit "allow"to accept.

2. A list of available folders on the S8 or S8 Plus will appear. This is your Galaxy phone’s internal storage, where all of your files are all stored. Find the Video( or Music) folder and double-click it to open it up.

3. From here it’s just a case of dragging your video files from your Mac device to your smartphone. Once the video copy is complete, just close AFT and disconnect your phone.

Part 3: Convert unsupported media files for Galaxy S8/S8 Plus transferring and playing

Futhermore, you may wish to transfer some media files such as commercial Blu-ray, DVD disc or digital media files that are not playable in Galaxy S8/S8 Plus, here is a solution for you to convert unsupported media files to Galaxy S8/S8 Plus playable digital file formats listed below:

Video Playback format
MP4, M4V, 3GP, 3G2, WMV, ASF, AVI, FLV, MKV, WEBM

Audio Playback Format
MP3, M4A, 3GA, AAC, OGG, OGA, WAV, WMA, AMR, AWB, FLAC, MID, MIDI, XMF, MXMF, IMY, RTTTL, RTX, OTA, DSF, DFF

To get around the format incompatible problem on Windows, you need to download the Pavtube Video Converter Ultimate. It is all-in-one software, which can convert all the media files including commercial Blu-ray, DVD, digital video and audio to Galaxy S8/ S8 plus compatible video and audio formats with high quality. I even can’t find any difference between the converted media files and the original one. To get better output video and audio quality on Galaxy S8/S8 Plus, you can use this converter to adjust output profile parameters including video codec, resolution, bit rate, frame rate, audio codec, bit rate, sample rate, channels, etc as you like.

If you are running a Mac system, you can get a mac version for this converter—Pavtube iMedia Converter for Mac to transform media files on macOS 10.13, macOS Sierra, Mac OS X El Capitan, Mac OS X Yosemite, etc. This software is very easy to use and you can handle it quickly even without any instruction. Please download and install a suitable version on your computer.

Guide on converting unsupported media files for Galaxy S8/S8 Plus

After download and install the best converter on your computer, follow this guide to get your work done. Here I take converting video formats on Windows system as an example.

Step 1: Import unsupported video files

Start the program on your computer. For loading digital video, click “File”> “Add Video/Audio" or “Add from folder” (batch load multiple files) option.

For loading Blu-ray or DVD disc, Insert your Blu-ray or DVD disc into your computer’s optical drive , hit “File”>”Load from disc” option.

Step 2: Select output format

Clicking the Format bar, from its drop-down list, you can find various video and audio formats are displayed here. Select one of Galaxy S8/S8 Plus playable video formats such as “WMV HD Video(*.wmv)” under “HD Video” main category.

Tips: Click “Settings” on the main interface to open “Profile Settings” window, here you can adjust output profile parameters including video codec, resolution, bit rate, frame rate, audio codec, bit rate, sample rate, channels, etc as you like to get better output video and audio quality for Galaxy S8/S8 Plus.

Step 3: Adjust output video aspect ratio

As we all know, both Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus have an aspect ratio of 18.5:9. If the output video aspect ratio doesn’t match with the phone’s display screen aspect ratio, there will be black bars around the video frame. To achieve a better visual experience, you can click the "Edit" icon to open the "Video Editor" window. Go the “Crop” tab in the “Video Editor” Window, there are several aspect ratios for you to choose from. Just select Galaxy S8 or S8 Plus accepted aspect ratio 18.5:9 approximately 2:1. Once you select a "Display aspect ratio", the "green crop frame" will keep this ratio to crop video and you are able to preview the final effect in real time.

Step 4: Start conversion process

Once all settings completed, hit the "Convert" button to start Blu-ray/DVD/Video to Galaxy S8/S8 Plus supported video and audio file formats ripping or conversion process.

When the conversion is finished, click "Open Output Folder" icon on the main interface to open the folder with Galaxy S8/S8 Plus playable video and audio formats. After that, follow the steps in part one or part two to transfer video and audio files to your Galaxy S8/S8 Plus. Then feel free to play your favorite videos and music on your portable Samsung Galaxy S8/S8 plus.

Hope this page will help you! Best wishes!

Original article: Play video, music and movie on Galaxy S8/S8 plus

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Stream DVD to Amazon Fire TV 2/1 http://open-media-community.com/2017/06/06/dvd-to-amazon-fire-tv/ Tue, 06 Jun 2017 09:53:30 +0000 http://open-media-community.com/?p=5448 Amazon Fire TV 2/1 is an Internet-connected device designed to stream digital audio/video content to a high-definition television. It connects your HDTV to a world of online entertainment, letting you stream online movies and TV shows in 4K Ultra HD, 1080p, or 720p for viewing and easily find the content you love across various channels and apps. With this fantastic Amazon Fire TV 2/1, do you want to browse your DVD library on an HDTV without a DVD player for big screen visual enjoyment?

However, it is obvious that we can’t watch DVD on Amazon Fire TV 2/1directly because of the limited ability of Amazon Fire TV to play several video formats. According to its specs, Amazon Fire TV 2/1 video format is limited to H.263, H.264, H.265 HEVC, VP8, VP9, MPEG-4 while most standard DVDs are MPEG-2 format discs. So we need to find a DVD to Amazon Fire TV converter to remove the copy protection and region codes from DVD discs and then convert DVD to Amazon Fire TV 2/1 readable format.

There are many DVD to Amazon Fire TV on the market, if you have no idea about which one to choose, I’d like to suggest one for you. Here the Pavtube ByteCopy is made for ripping and converting DVD to Amazon Fire TV 2/1 friendly video formats and achieving real-time streaming audio and video synchronized media experience. It is an outstanding DVD to Amazon Fire TV converter which can allow you to rip both DVD and Blu-ray discs to the video format supported by Amazon Fire TV 2/1and other various devices like Android TV, Apple TV, Roku, etc. If you’re using a Mac, please turn to DVD to Amazon Fire TV converter for Mac, which enables you to convert DVD movies to Amazon Fire TV on MacOS 10.13, MacOS Sierra and so on.

Before getting down to convert your DVD collection to Amazon Fire TV 2/1, you’d better know formats compatible with Amazon Fire TV 2/1 first.

Amazon Fire TV 2/1 supported video formats

Type Codec MIME type Details Containers
Video H.263 video/3gp Hardware accelerated up to WVGA (800×480), 30fps, 6 Mbps, Profile 0 Level 70. 3GPP (.3gp) 
MPEG-4 (.mp4)
H.264 video/avc Hardware accelerated, up to 1080p, 30 fps, 20 Mbps, High Profile up to Level 4. 3GPP (.3gp)
MPEG-4 (.mp4)
MPEG-TS (.ts)
H.265 HEVC
(supported on Fire TV- 2nd Gen. only)
video/mp4 Hardware accelerated, Main 10 Profile, Level 5.0, Color space 8-bit support, 3840×2160 @ 30 fps, 25 Mbps MPEG-4 (.mp4)
VP8 (supported on Fire TV- 2nd Gen. only) video/webm Hardware Accelerated, Profile 0 WebM (.webm)
VP9 (supported on Fire TV- 2nd Gen. only) video/webm Hardware Accelerated, Profile 0 WebM (.webm)
MPEG-4 video/mp4v-es Up to 1080p, 30 fps, 20 Mbps, Advanced Simple Profile Level 5. 3GPP (.3gp)

Step-by-step guide on ripping and converting DVD to Amazon Fire TV 2/1 with ByteCopy

After download the best DVD to Amazon Fire TV converter and get a basic understanding of the video formats supported by Amazon Fire TV 2/1, follow the next guide to get your work done.

Step 1: Load the DVD movie to converter

Run the DVD to Amazon Fire TV converter on computer, click “File” to follow “Load from disc.” It just takes several seconds to finish the DVD loading process. Blu-ray movie is also allowed to be added. If your original DVD movie has several subtitle and audio track, please select your desired one at the bottom of chapter list "Subtitle", "Audio". Or you can choose forced subtitle to show the subtitle in the display only when the actors are saying a foreign languages.

Step 2: Select the Amazon Fire TV 2/1 Playable Output Format

Select best format for Amazon Fire TV 2/1, here, you can find many presets and columns for different devices and programs. Click the format bar to select "H.264 HD Video(*.mp4)" for Amazon Fire TV from the “HD Video”. You can also choose "H.265 HD Video(*.mp4)" for Amazon Fire TV 2.

Tip: You may make personal settings before the ripping start. If you have special requirements on output video for Amazon Fire TV 2/1, click "Settings" to customize video size, bitrate, frame rate and sample rate, etc. You can also click the Edit icon on main interface to customize the output movies by trimming, cropping, adding video effect, adding srt/ass/ssa subtitles freely.

Step 4: Start DVD to Amazon Fire TV 2/1 conversion

Go to the red button “Convert” and click it to start DVD to Amazon Fire TV 2/1 conversion. After conversion, click Open button to locate the output video files. And then you can stream the converted DVD video to Amazon Fire TV 2/1 for free playback.

Stream the converted DVD to Amazon Fire TV 2/1

Although Amazon Fire TV 2/1 support adding external USB storage, Fire TV can not play movie/music videos in USB flash drive like Roku. So you can only depend on the airplay or stream services.
> Stream generated movie video from Kindle Fire HDX or some other devices like HTC M8, Nexus 7 and more Android devices to Amazon Fire TV 2/1 fast and easily with streaming app, Plex media server, Kodi media player, etc.

> Install and upload movie DVD video to Amazon cloud drive and then play DVD movie on Amazon Fire TV 2/1 by taping: Home -> Photos -> Select.

After converting and streaming DVD movies to Amazon Fire TV 2/1, you will have no issues to watch fantastic DVD movies on Amazon Fire TV for big screen visual enjoyment. Please feel free to share this page if you think it is helpful!

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Watch DVD on Cardboard Viewer from iPhone in 3D SBS MP4/MOV http://open-media-community.com/2017/06/02/watch-3d-dvd-on-cardboard-from-iphone/ Fri, 02 Jun 2017 06:59:52 +0000 http://open-media-community.com/?p=5439 Want a virtual reality headset, but the high price of most existing products exceeds your budget? Don’t worry. Cardboard lets iOS and Android users transform their phones into VR headsets with the help of a DIY cardboard viewer. And then you’ll hold it up to your face and enjoy 3D videos from your smartphone. There is no doubt that the most popular Cardboard viewer among 3D lovers is the Google Cardboard 2, which is an excellent VR headset with lower price and powerful compatibility with nearly any smartphones including Android and iPhone. If you happen to use iPhone and have a bunch of DVD collections , it is an awesome way to watch DVD movies from your iPhone through Cardboard viewer with 3D effects while laying on your bed. In this page, we will introduce a simple way to enable you watch 3D movies on Cardboard viewer from iPhone without any limit.

How to watch DVD movies on Cardboard Viewer from iPhone with 3D effect?

To watch your own DVD movies on Cardboard viewer with 3D effect, you can firstly download a free app called Cardboard theater from Google Play, which allows you to enjoy your own 2D and 3D movies in a virtual cinema. And then just upload the movies on the iPhone or open them directly from a browser or a 3rd party application and load the movies with this app for enjoying.

However, Cardboard lacks ability to play DVD movies but it can play Side-by-Side MP4/MOV videos. So in order to watch DVD movies with 3D effect on Cardboard from iPhone, you need to rip and convert DVDs to SBS MP4/MOV 3D videos. That’s why we need to look for the best DVD to 3D video converter secondly.

Best DVD to 3D Video Converter for Cardboard Viewer

To watch any incompatible file formats such as 2D/3D DVD video files on Cardboard viewer in 3D effect,you need a DVD to 3D video converting tool. You can use Pavtube Video Converter Ultimate (Mac version), which can easily remove copy protection and region code from DVD discs without the help of any other software and then create 3D side by side MP4/MOV fromats keeping the best quality for watching on Cardboard viewer via iPhone.

What’s more, it is a comprehensive tool that’s capable of converting various media files to 3 different 3D formats( Side by Side 3D, Anaglyph 3D and Top-Bottom 3D) to watch on other Virtual Reality devices including Samsung Gear VR, Oculus Rift, HTC Vive, Zeiss VR One, etc. With this DVD to 3D video converter, you can not only convert DVD, but also 2D/3D Blu-ray to Cardboard supported side by side video files. So if you need to watch Blu-ray movies on Cardboard viewer from iPhone with 3D effect, the next guide is also suitable for you.

Guide: Convert DVD to Cardboard playable 3D formats

Converting DVD for viewing in Cardboard is as simple as ABC. After download and intall the DVD to 3D video converter, follow the steps below to convert DVD to Cardboard playbale 3D formats.

Step1: Import DVD movies

Insert the DVD disc to DVD-ROM and click ‘File" button to have movies uploaded to the DVD to 3D video converter. You can also import ISO files, IFO files or DVD folder for conversion. Blu-ray and other videos are also allowed. After the movie files are imported, you can preview them by double clicking the titles and take snapshots of your favorite movie scene if you want.

Load video files or blu-ray/dvd disc

Step2: Select supported format for Cardboard

Tap on "Format" bar and find "3D Video", there are a lot of format options for you. You can choose the output 3D format according to your phone, here "MP4 Side-by-Side 3D Video (*.mp4)" or "MOV Side-by-Side 3D Video (*.mov)" is recommended. You are able to get immediate preview of 3D effect on preview window. Then click the "Browse" to choose the folder where you want to save your 3D movies in.

Click "Settings" to open "Profile Settings" window, here you can adjust 3D video depth to get better 3D visual effect or check "Switch Left Right" option to reverse the image displaying order for you.

Tip: If you want to get better DVD entertainment on Cardboard viewer, you can click "Edit" button on main UI to customize your videos for Cardboard viewer. You can crop the frame size, trim your favorite part form the DVD movie, add watermarks and subtitles, append artistic effects and more.

Step3: Begin the conversion from DVD to Cardboard SBS MP4/MOV format

Click the “Convert” on main UI to realize DVD conversion to Cardboard playable 3D formats. Ticking off Shut down computer after conversion option, you can leave the program running and do other things instead of waiting around for the conversion.

After the conversion, click Open output folder to get the created 3D movie. Then, you can transfer the generated 3D video files to your iPhone and other devices for watching on Cardboard Viewer with the Cardboard theater app. With the generated 3D movies, you can also enjoy 3D movies from your iPhone on VR Box 2.0, Google Daydream VR, PS VR, Homido VR, etc.

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Best Free DVD Ripper for macOS 10.13 http://open-media-community.com/2017/05/30/best-free-dvd-ripper-for-macos-10-13-2/ Tue, 30 May 2017 07:42:22 +0000 http://open-media-community.com/?p=5426 The next major update to Apple’s macOS operating system, macOS 10.13, is expected to be previewed this June at Apple’s Worldwide Developers Conference and released in Fall. Every time when upgrading to a new Mac operating system, users will inevitably encounter some problems, such as some programs are placed in a folder named incompatible software and will automatically disabled or does not work as normal. Even so, most users still desire to upgrade their Mac operating system for a stable system performance. If your old DVD ripper can’t open or work properly on macOS 10.13 due to incompatibility issue, you need to look for a better free DVD ripper for macOS 10.13. In this post, we put emphasis on introducing the best free DVD ripper for macOS 10.13 according to some research and comparison.

Which free DVD Ripper is the best for macOS 10.13?

Pavtube Free DVDAid for Mac works on macOS 10.13, macOS Sierra and earlier macOS operating system without any trouble. Next, let’s have a deep analysis of this macOS 10.13 free DVD ripper. This free software does a very good job on ripping and copying your DVD collection, including your copy-protected DVD discs. Even the newest copy protection and encrpytion can be removed by this free DVD ripper. It supports ripping DVD to AVI, MKV, WMV, MOV and other video formats without watermark, so you could watch DVD movies on mobile phones, tablets, game consoles, etc. at will.

Pavtube Free DVDAid for Mac offers versatile functions and user-friendly interface that newbies can navigate their options and customization tools easily even without instruction. Let’s start the best free DVD ripper for macOS 10.13 here!

Step 1: Import source DVD to best free DVD ripper

Import DVD by clicking "File">"Load from disc", or load DVD Folder by clicking "File">"Load from folder" or load DVD IFO/ISO image by clicking "File"> "Load IFO/ISO". After the files are imported, you can select the subtitles and audio track you like. Just click “Subtitles” dropdown list and choose "English". If you want to get DVD including forced subtitles, please check the box “Forced subtitles” nearby. Then hit on the "Audio" dropdown menu to select the audio track you want.

load dvd into free dvdaid mac

Step 2: Choose Output Formats and Folder

Simply click on Format bar and select the output format from the drop-down list, such as MOV, AVI, MKV, FLV, etc. You can also select the QuickTime Movie Format to get a video that is compatible with QuickTime player. If you want to use iMovie and other video editing software application on macOS 10.13 to get better video editing performance, the output "MPEG-2 Video(*.mpg)" under "Common Video" main category can be selected. Then click "Browse" button and select a destination folder to save your ripped video.

Pavtube Free DVDAid for Mac is not only a DVD ripper, but also a video editor. You can click the “Edit” button on the main interface to trim, crop, add subtitles, watermarks and more. If you desire to customize output video quality, click “Settings” button to customize video quality like resolution, frame rate, bit rate, audio channel, etc.

free dvdai mac output format

Step 3: Start free rip DVD on macOS 10.13 with Pavtube Free DVDAid for Mac

Once everything is OK, hit right-bottom "Convert" button to start rip DVD with the best free DVD ripper for macOS 10.13. Just in a while, you will see the ripped file in the format you choose on your Mac computer.

Besides Pavtube Free DVDAid for Mac, there are many other DVD rippers for macOS operating system that you can have a try.

Other free-to-try DVD rippers for macOS Sierra

1. ByteCopy for Mac

The free trial version of ByteCopy for Mac can also be taken to free rip DVD you like on macOS 10.13, macOS Sierra and other macOS operating system without any difficulty. In addition, its amazing DVD ripping ability is as good as that of Free DVDAid for Mac, making DVD backup a breeze with videos the same as original. With this DVD ripper, you are allowed to rip commercial DVD with copy protection and region code to various formats with all your desired audio tracks well preserved for freely viewing on iPad, iPhone, Apple TV and other devices. How to use ByteCopy for Mac to rip DVD on macOS operating system?

Step 1: Click "Load Disc" icon to add DVD from an external DVD drive into the program. Besides DVD disc, you can also use the program to load DVD Video_TS folder or ISO image file. What’s more, Blu-ray movies can also be easily converted to suit your needs for entertainment on macOS operating system.

Load DVD disc

Step 2: Click Format bar and choose the output video format or device as you like. You can also edit the video before ripping DVD on your macOS Sierra just by clicking the ‘Edit" button on the main interface to open the "Video Editor" window.

3D MP4 video

Step 3: Click the “Convert” button on the main interface of ByteCopy for Mac, then go to Conversion window to start ripping DVD on macOS operating system.

2. BDMagic for Mac

Pavtube BDMagic for Mac is another DVD ripper running on macOS Sierra and other macOS operating system flawlessly. Its free trial version can rip all copy protected DVDs on Mac easily without any payment. By the way, BDMagic also applies to Blu-ray sources. If you have both DVD and Blu-ray, Pavtube BDMagic is the right one for completing you DVD/ Blu-ray ripping task. After converting DVD to MP4, M4V, MKV, MOV and more, BDMagic for Mac allows you to watch the movies on computer, iOS/Android/Windows portable devices, HD media players, Game Consoles and also edit in Final Cut Pro, iMovie, Final Cut Express, Avid. Here is a simple guide of BDMagic for Mac to rip DVD on Mac computer.

Step 1: Click "Load Disc" icon to add source DVD disc into this DVD ripper. And DVD ISO image, DVD IFO image and DVD folder are also allowed.

Step 2: Clicking the Format bar, you can choose output format from the format list or customize which formats to be shown on the list. For example, if you want to enjoy video on the new iPad (2017), here, you can just choose to output "iPad" > "iPad Air Full HD Video(*.mp4)" as iPad (2017) has the same format compatibility as iPad Air.

Step 3: Clicking the Convert button on main interface, you can go to Conversion window to start conversion. You can find conversion information on the window, such as Time elapsed, Time left, Generated size, and Estimated size.

Best DVD Rippers For Mac Comparison Chart

DVD rippers for Mac Free DVDAid for Mac ByteCopy for Mac BDMagic for Mac
Versions
Trial Freeware Trial Version Trial Version
Buy Freeware Official Version Official Version
Price $28(upgrade) $42 $39.2
Supported Source
unprotected DVD
Y
Y
Y
protected DVD
Y
Y
Y
Output Formats and Codec
AVI
Y
Y
Y
WMV
Y
Y
Y
MOV
Y
Y
Y
MP4
N
Y
Y
MKV
Y
Y
Y
H.265
N
Y
Y
lossless MKV
N
Y
N
Multi-track video
N
Y
N
3D video
N
Y
Y
4K video
N
Y
Y
Other functions & features
Add srt.ass.ssa subtitle
Y
Y
Y
Enabled Forced Subtitles
Y
Y
Y
Watermark
Y
Y
Y
Change Video Brightness, Contrast, Saturation
Y
Y
Y
Trim, Crop, Merge and Split DVD
Y
Y
Y

From this Comparison Chart between four DVD rippers for Mac, we can find that ByteCopy for Mac and BDMagic for Mac stay ahead of Free DVDAid for Mac in the diversity of output formats and codec. However, for the free trial version of ByteCopy and BDMagic, the only drawback is there will be a watermark on the output video. So, if you want to rip copy-protected DVD to a video without watermark for free on macOS 10.13, Free DVDAid for Mac is your best choice.

 

Original article: Best Free DVD Ripper for macOS 10.13

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How to rip Protected DVD Movies on Mac for Free with Free DVDAid http://open-media-community.com/2017/05/25/rip-protected-dvd-free-mac/ Thu, 25 May 2017 03:05:54 +0000 http://open-media-community.com/?p=5395 Many of my friends are eagerly collecting DVDs, especially those classic and popular DVD movies. They are especially keen to play DVD movies on portable devices, like new iPad(2017), iPhone 7, iPad Pro Mini, smart phone, etc., so that enjoying DVD movies on the trip becomes more convenient. It is really a good idea to rip and copy these DVD movies to Mac or other digital players. However, when ripping DVD on Mac, they encounter several problems. The most thorny problem is how to remove copy protection from DVDs for free.

Generally, when we refer to the copyright protected DVDs, we usually mean the commercial DVDs, because most of the homemade DVDs are not copy protected. DVD movie producers introduced DVD copy protection and encryption technologies to avoid mal use of DVD contents. Untill now, a large amount of DVD copy protections have emerged, such as Content Scramble System (CSS), Region Code Enhanced (RCE), User Operation Prohibition (UOP), Sony ARccOS DVD protection, the Analog Protection System, etc. Its purpose is to stop piracy, but it also prevents people from ripping protected DVDs for personal use at the same time. Next I will introduce the Free DVDAid for Mac for you to rip protected DVD movies on Mac for free. As long as you get this free DVD ripper, ripping protected DVDs becomes a simple button-hitting operation.

When Ripping Protected DVD on Mac for free, Why Choose Free DVDAid for Mac

Pavtube Free DVDAid for Mac does a very good job on free ripping and copying your DVD collection, including your copy-protected DVD discs. It supports ripping the DVDs of the newest copy protections and encrpytion technology. Pavtube Free DVDAid for Mac is a freeware with the feature of ripping DVD to AVI, MKV, WMV, MOV and other video formats without watermark, so you could watch DVD movies on mobile phones, tablets, game consoles, etc. at will. With Pavtube Free DVDAid for Mac, you are allowed to edit source DVD video before ripping process, and later you would get perfect video and audio experience during playback.

Main Features:

  • Clean and safe. You can download and install Pavtube Free DVDAid for Mac on your Mac computer without any spyware, malware or virus.
  • Decrypt ability. Free DVDAid for Mac can powerfully bypass all DVD copy protection including including region code, RCE, key2Audio, UOP, CSS, Macrovision, Disney X-project DRM (99 titles DVD encryption included), FluxDVD, Protect, ARccOS, AACS, BD+, ROM Mark, BD-Live, etc from both DVD disc, Video_TS folder and also ISO image file.
  • Rip DVD to various format. It supports ripping DVD to AVI, MKV, WMV, MOV, M4A, WMA and other video/audio formats. The QuickTime Movie format is also provided.
  • Practical video editing features. Pavtube Free DVDAid for Mac is not only a DVD ripper, but also a video editor, could rotate videos, apply special visual effects, change the video parameters, trim, cropping, add subtitles, watermarks and more.
  • Customize output presets. Users can adjust video and audio parameters including: video codec, audio codec, video size, bit rate, aspect ratio, frame rate, channel, etc. to achieve a better visual experience.

Want Windows Version? Please click here to get Pavtube Free DVDAid.

How to free Rip Protected DVD on Mac with FreeDVDAid for Mac

Pavtube Free DVDAid for Mac is especially designed for Mac users, and provides a user-friendly interface that newbies can navigate their options and customization tools easily even without instruction. Let’s start free rip Protected DVD on Mac with FreeDVDAid for Mac.

Step 1: Load protected DVD

Download this top protected DVD Ripper and fire it up on Mac. You can load DVD by clicking "File">"Load from disc", or load DVD Folder by clicking "File">"Load from folder" or load DVD IFO/ISO image by clicking "File"> "Load IFO/ISO".

After the files are loaded, you can select the subtitles and audio track you prefer. Just click “Subtitles” dropdown list and choose "English". To get DVD including forced subtitles, please check the box “Forced subtitles” nearby. When "Forced subtitles" is checked, the subtitles appear on the screen only when foreign languages other than English(the main subtitles track you set) are spoken. Then hit on the "Audio" dropdown menu to select the audio track you want. What’s more, on the right windows, you can preview your files and take snapshots of your favorite movie scenes.

load dvd into free dvdaid mac

Step 2: Choose Output Formats and Folder

You may simply click on Format bar and select the right one from the drop-down list. For example, you may choose MOV, AVI, MKV, FLV, etc. If you want to use iMovie and other video editing software application for the Mac and iOS to make better video editing work, you can select the output "MPEG-2 Video(*.mpg)" under "Common Video" main category. You can also select the QuickTime Movie Format to get a video that is compatible with QuickTime player. If you wish to eventually play the protected DVD movie on your portable devices, you may select the output format according to your multimedia devices.

Click "Browse" button and select a destination folder to save your ripped video.

If you desire to customize output video quality, click “Settings” button to customize video quality like resolution, frame rate, bit rate, audio channel, etc.

free dvdai mac output format

Step 3: Free Edit DVD movies on Mac

Click the “Edit” button on the main interface to open the "Video Editor" window to edit your movies before free ripping protected DVD. Many video editing options are available here. If you just want a segment of the DVD movie, you can select video durations by setting the start time and the end time with "trim" option. You can also cut off black edges and unwanted areas to get a better visual experience with "crop" function. Text/ image/ video watermark are also allowed to be added into the output videos.

If you want to add subtitles to DVD movies, just check "Enable" option under the "Subtitle" tab of "Video Editor" window, then browse your local folder to import the "SRT/ASS/SSA" subtitles that you download to add to the DVD movies.

video editor in free dvdaid mac

Step 4: Start Ripping Protected DVD on Mac for free with Pavtube Free DVDAid

Once everything is ready, hit right-bottom "Convert" button to start removing protection from DVD and copying protected DVD movie on Mac for free. If you are busy on other stuff during the ripping process, you can choose the "Shut down computer after conversion" and the program would shut down the computer when the free ripping process is done.

After finish ripping protected DVD movies on Mac for free with Pavtube Free DVDAid for Mac, you will get a digital file without protection and then you can put them onto your portable devices such as New iPad(2017), iPhone 7, iPad Pro Mini and various Android smart phones for convenient playback. Pavtube Free DVDAid for Mac can meet your basic requirements of free ripping protected DVD on Mac to various devices, however, it doesn’t support MP4 output format. If you want MP4 output video format, you just need to upgrade the free version to paid version or download the Pavtube ByteCopy for Mac to free rip protected DVD to MP4 on Mac.

 

 

 

Original article: How to rip Protected DVD Movies on Mac for Free with Free DVDAid

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