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Best Cheap Camtasia Studio Alternatives

Diana Joan

Feb 19, 2017 01:03 pm / Posted by Diana Joan

Camtasia Studio is a screen and video recording program that will take you from the start of screen recording to the end of finished video. This program can turn your screen recordings into a compelling videos with a lot of video editing features in shape of animations additions, effects and various other multiple editing tools. Given all its benefits, its latest version has a steep price of $299! For people who releases occasional instructional videos or content, it is not worthy buying such an expensive editing software. The good news is that there are some cheap Camtasia Studio alternatives output there that can provide some basic but essential video editing functions to produce enhanced video with your desired quality and effect.

Camtasia Studio alternative

Best Cheap Camtasia Studio Alternatives

Pavtube Media Magician for Windows/Mac (Price: $45)

Pavtube Media Magician for Windows/Mac is a remarkable camcorder assistant manager, lossless camcorder video joiner, converter, editor and efficient camcorder video uploader for YouTube.

With the smart camcorder wizard, you can effortlessly organize, backup and import camcorder videos with ease. The time line-oriented editing tools help accurately trim and cut clips frame by frame. Format presets provide you the easiest way to output the right format with the best recommended settings. The output task manager also helps create multiple tasks in different formats for Andoid/iOS/Windows tablets and phones like Galaxy Tab/ Amazon Kindle Fire HD/ iPad/ AppleTV/ Microsoft Windows Surface RT, editing software such as Adobe Premiere/ Sony Vegas/ Cyberlink PowerDirector, or upload to YouTube at the same time.

Media Magician editing interface

Main editing functions of Pavtube Media Magician

Sort/backup/convert camcorder footages

Using the Smart Camcorder Wizard, you can automatically detect the camcorder, sort, preview, backup and import videos with ease.

Lossless trim, join and output lossless MTS/M2TS or MKV

If import MTS/M2TS/MOD/TOD video with same codec, you can output lossless videos with original format or MKV. And on the timeline, you can accurately cut and trim unwanted commercials at any point and join them into one.

Timeline editing without rendering

You needn’t render the camcorder video clips while editing on timeline. And it’s easy and accurate to trim or cut frame by frame, delete, rearrange, and join the clips.

Add 3D effect to camcorder 2D videos

By highlighting a clip on timeline, and go to the 3D effect tab, you can enable and choose 3D effects for the output video.

Optimize video by adjusting/adding effects

In Effect tab, you can adjust brightness, contract, saturation, as well as add special effects like Aged Film, Simple Gauss Blur, etc. and help you get the best effect for the video.

Reduce or enlarge volume for clips

It’s easy to modify volumes for clips with too small or too large volume. Just drag and preview, and you can get the best volume

Specification of Pavtube Media Magician for Windows/Mac

Pavtube Media Magician for Windows

Input Formats

Camcorder footages (MXF, AVCHD*(MTS, M2TS), AVCHD Lite*(MTS, M2TS), MOV,TOD, MOD, etc.)
Other video formats (*.avi,*.divx, *.wmv, *.wma, *.asf, *.dvr-ms, *.wav, dts in wav, *.rm, *.rmvb, *.ra, *.mov, *.qt, *.mp4, *.3gp, *.3g2, *.dv, *.m4b, *.m4v, *.m4a, *.aac, *.flv, *.f4v from YouTube, Hulu, Fox, etc., *.dat, *.mpg, *.m2v, *.m2t, *.m2ts, *.ts, *.tp, *.evo, *.mkv, *.dv, *.flc, *.fli,*.gxf, *.pss, *.mvi, *.mtv, *.vdr, *.pmf, *.pva, *.k3g, *.vp6, *.nsv, *.nuv, *.dmskm)

Output Formats

Common format: MPEG-2 (*.mpg), MPEG-4 (*.mp4), *.avi, *.wmv, *.mov, *.mkv, *.m2ts
Device: Andoid Tablets and smart phones, Windows Tablets and smart phones, iPad, iPhone, Apple TV, HD Player, PSP/PS3, HDV (*.mp4, *.m4v, *.wmv)
Editor: Avid Studio (*.mov), Adobe Premiere & Sony Vegas (*.wmv, *.mov, *.mpg), Adobe After Effect (*.mpg, *.mov), Cybelink PowerDirector (*.avi, *.wmv), Pinnacle Studio (*.mp4, *.mpg).
Lossless: Original format (*.mts, *.mov, *.m2ts, *.tod), MKV (*.mkv)
Online: YouTube (*.mp4, *.webm)

Pavtube Media Magician for Mac

Input Formats

Camcorder footages (MXF, AVCHD*(MTS, M2TS), AVCHD Lite*(MTS, M2TS), MOV,TOD, MOD, etc.)
Other video formats (*.avi,*.divx, *.wmv, *.wma, *.asf, *.dvr-ms, *.wav, dts in wav, *.rm, *.rmvb, *.ra, *.mov, *.qt, *.mp4, *.3gp, *.3g2, *.dv, *.m4b, *.m4v, *.m4a, *.aac, *.flv, *.f4v from YouTube, Hulu, Fox, etc., *.dat, *.mpg, *.m2v, *.m2t, *.m2ts, *.ts, *.tp, *.evo, *.mkv, *.dv, *.flc, *.fli,*.gxf, *.pss, *.mvi, *.mtv, *.vdr, *.pmf, *.pva, *.k3g, *.vp6, *.nsv, *.nuv, *.dmskm)

Output Formats

Common format: MPEG-2 (*.mpg), MPEG-4 (*.mp4), *.avi, *.wmv, *.mov, *.mkv, *.m2ts
Device: Andoid Tablets and smart phones, Windows Tablets and smart phones, iPad, iPhone, Apple TV, HD Player, PSP/PS3, HDV
Editor: iMovie and Final Cut Express, Avid Studio, Adobe Premiere, Adobe After Effect, Apple Aperture, Final Cut Pro (Apple ProRes MOV).
Lossless: Original format (*.mts), MKV (*.mkv)
Online: YouTube


Pavtube Video Converter Ultimate for Windows/Mac (price: $65)

Pavtube Video Converter Ultimate for Windows/Mac is your one-stop media editor solution for commercial Blu-ray/DVD and digital video in virtually any file formats, the program offers full editing package tool to assist you to complete the following simple and basic video editing tasks on Blu-ray/DVD title and video clips:
– Flip or rotate video: Flip video horizontally or vertically, rotate video clockwise or counterclockwise to get it displayed in the right angle
Trim: cut off video to remove unwanted parts from the video to have only your desired parts to be converted
Split: Split large video into small clips by file size, count or length
Crop: Get rid of the black edges and unwanted area of the image from the video.
Text watermark: Add image/video/transparent text watermark to the selected video clip to make it more personalized.
Deinterlace: Deinterlace interlaced video into progressive form.
Effect: Apply special effects like Simple Gauss Blur, Flip Color, Invert, Aged Film to your source video or correct color by adjusting brightness, contrast, and saturation.
Edit Audio: Replace/remove original audio, or set audio fade in/out effects.
Subtitle: In this tab, you can add *.srt or *.ass/*.ssa external subtitle-files to video files as hard subtitles.


Pavtube HD Video Converter for Windows/Mac (Price: $35)

Have recorded some HD footage or 4K video with your smartphone, tablets or professional camera or camcorders and look for an ease of use tool to do some basic editing work such as merging, splitting, cropping or adding watermarks or apply special effects, Pavtube HD Video Converter for Windows/Mac is such an affordable but reliable HD/4K Video Editor for all professional or consumer video makers. With the program, the program has enhanced media compatibility with various common and uncommon HD and 4K file formats such as AVCHD MTS/M2TS, MXF, H.264, H.265, XAVC, XAVC S, Prores, etc. You can flip or rotate video change video display angel, trim or cut off video to remove unwanted parts, split large video into small clips by file size, count or length, crop video to remove black bars around the video frame, or flexibly adjust output aspect ratio, add video/image/transparent text watermark, deinterlace interlaced video into progressive form, remove/replace audio into video, add external srt/ass/ssa subtitle to video, etc.

Conclusion:

How do you think about Camtasia Studio and its cheap alternatives for simple video editing. After reading above illustration, wish that you you can make a good choice by selecting the most suitable cheap Camtasia Studio alternatives based on your own needs and the price and functionalities of the programs.

How to Free Copy or Backup DVD with DVD Shrink?

Diana Joan

Feb 14, 2017 03:35 pm / Posted by Diana Joan

As a free and easy to use DVD Ripping and shrinking software, DVD Shrink allows you to break the encryption used on commercial DVD titles with built-in decryption algorithms. You can then compress DVD with large video titles to fit onto single recordable DVD-R disk, re-author your DVD so that you can make your own compilation from one or more source DVDs, or select only the parts of a DVD which you intend to view, thus preserving more space on your backup for the highest quality viewing or re-encoding your DVD into either an ISO image or a Video_TS folder for further processing, viewing or burning. The following article will show you how to free backup DVD with DVD Shrink.

DVD Shrink

Enough free space for backup DVD with DVD Shrink

You will need to have enough free space for this process. The DVD Shrink output will be around 4.36GB in size and if you plan to rip the DVD contents to your hard drive to speed up the process, it could be as much as 8.5GB extra space. To burn, you obviously need a DVD burner and a blank DVD+/-R(W) disc.

If you are looking to make a backup copy of a purchased DVD disc which is often dual-layer, you should prepare a dual-layer blank DVD, which which are noticeably more expensive than regular blanks, you will need to make sure the resulting copy is 4.36GB or less in size.

Tips: The program is very flexible, and it tries to balance quality and content as best as possible. You can improve the quality of the output copy by cutting out areas of the DVD that you do not need, such as extras, directors commentary, foreign audio, subtitles etc. but you can also opt to keep all of these things at the expense of quality. If all you care about is the DVD movie and not the menu or anything else, you will get the best cop

Step by step to free copy or backup DVD with DVD Shrink

Step 1: Load DVD with DVD Shrink.

Open up DVD Shrink, on the main interface, click “Open Files” button to navigate through your Hard Disc Drive contents to select the VIDEO_TS folder (or whatever folder the DVD Files VOB, IFO, BUP, etc are in) and click OK. DVD Shrink will now start analysis of the files (see below). To open from DVD disc in DVD drive, click Open Disc, select the drive number that the DVD is in and click OK. DVD Shrink will now start analysis of the disc (see below).

Load DVD with DVD Shrink

Step 2. Set compression ratio and select the audio track you want to get.

On the right pane, choose the compression ration you want to use. “Automatic” means DVD Shrink will compress the video to fit on a DVD5 disc. If you like, you can choose other video compress ratio to get the best video files you want. As you can see, there may be many audio tracks included in the movie. Feel free to exclude the audio tracks you don’t want to retain in the backup by unchecking any “Audio” or “Subpicture” options. In this way, you can reduce the output video size.

Set compression ratio and audio track

Step 3. Start to back up your DVD movies with DVD Shrink.

After all settings is completed, hit “Back Up” button on the top center and will pop out the following Backup DVD window. Under Select backup target: If you want to back up the DVD movie to your computer’s hard drive, you can choose “Hard Disc Folder”. If you want to copy the DVD movie to a new DVD for backup, you can choose “ISO Image File” to create ISO files for later burning. Specify the output location where you’d like to save your files and then press “OK” to start DVD backup process using DVD Shrink.

Set backup target

Best DVD Shrink alternative to backup DVD

The DVD backup process with DVD Shrink may be a little complicated for some users, in addition, compare to other professional DVD Ripper program on the market, DVD Shrink still has the following limitations that force us to find DVD Shrink alternative.

– Only available on Windows platform
– Get errors when use to shrink many recently released DVD movies
– Only supports to strip off Region code, UOP and partial CSS/Macrovision from DVD disc, not work with many other DVD copy protection types such as RCE, Key2Audio, ArccOS, FluxDVD, etc.
– Offer very limited output format options
– Stop outdated for over 10 years, it has poor compatibility with the new Windows 10 platform such as Windows 10.

If you are looking for a powerful yet simple to use DVD Shrink alternative, here, we highly recommended Pavtube DVDAid for Windows/Mac, Pavtube BDMagic for Windows/Mac, Pavtube ByteCopy for Windows/Mac to you, all the 3 programs are available on both Windows and Mac platform. You can not only use those program to bypass all DVD copy protection and region code but also make a 1:1 full DVD disc copy with original structure, main movie copy without unwanted extras or backup DVD into various popular file formats or hot devices and programs preset profile formats. What’s more, with Pavtube ByteCopy, you can also make a lossless digital copy of DVD into multi-track MKV format with all your desired subtitle languages and audio tracks.

2017 Best Free DVD Player Software, Review of Top Free DVD Player Software

Diana Joan

Feb 08, 2017 07:50 am / Posted by Diana Joan

With DVD player software, you can easily enjoy your long-treasured DVD collection as well as newer digital downloads from your laptop wherever you go.

DVD Player software

What you will need to play DVD on computer?

1. A DVD drive. make sure you have a DVD drive, not just a CD drive. A CD drive will not play DVD media. Look for the DVD symbol on the front of the drive.

2. A compatible DVD decoder(MPEG-2 decoder)  installed on your computer.

3. DVD player software. Sometimes, the best things in life are free and right in front of you!

Top 5 best Free DVD Player software

The following article will share you top 5 free DVD player software and you will find all of them are very efficient and useful.

No 1: KMPlayer

Supported OS: Windows 2000/XP/Vista, (32bit)/Windows 7 (32bit), Mac OS X 10.6 or later
The latest version: Version 4.0
Advanced playback options: provide full control over DVD selection, Movie menus, audio menus, subtitle menus, brightness/contrast
Supported media types: 3D, 4K and UHD, RTS, MPEG1, MPEG2, MPEG4, MKV, AVI, AAC, WMA7, WMA8, OGG, etc
Overview: KMPlayer is a versatile multi media player which can cover a various different types of contained formats. Without any separate Codec, you are able to play any media files because KMP has its’ own internal Codec. If you’re a user who finds it inconvenient to install Codec, who has a low CPU computer and/or a user who strives for an excellent multi-media playback player, you’ll be able to modify your environment to a convenient multi-media format by using KMP.

NO 2:  Windows Media Player

Supported OS: Windows 7 and below
The latest version: Windows Media Player 12
Advanced playback options: Graphic equalizer, synchronization of audio/video, video smoothing
Supported media types: CD, DVD and other digital file formats.
Overview: This default Windows 7 DVD player software is capable of ripping music from DVD and burning audio. Provided that your Windows 7 did include Windows Media Center and you have upgraded from Windows 7 to Windows 10. If not, you will have to pay to get one.

No 3: VLC

Supported OS: Windows (7/8/10), Mac OS X, Android, iOS, Ubuntu
The latest version: Version 2.2.4
Advanced playback options: filters that can distort, rotate, split, deinterlace and mirror videos as well as create display walls or add a logo overlay. It can also output video as ASCII art.
Supported media types: VOB, DVD-Video, VCD, SVCD, CD Audio and various other digital formats.
Overview: VLC is one of the free software DVD players that ignores DVD region coding on RPC-1 firmware drives, making it a region free player. However, it does not do the same on RPC-2 firmware drives, as in these cases the region coding is enforced by the drive itself, however, it can still brute-force the CSS encryption to play a play a foreign-region DVD on an RPC-2 drive.

No 4: 5K Player

Supported OS: Windows 10/8.1/8/7
Advanced playback options: adjust volume, rotate the video (clockwise or counterclockwise), add external subtitles (.srt and .ssa) or synchronize video with audio/subtitle, etc
Supported media types: DVD, but also HD and UDH (4K) digital video files, such as H.265, MP4, MKV, AVI, FLV, etc, and radio.
Overview: 5K Player is not only running as a good DVD and HD video player software for Windows (7, 8 & 10), but also is capable of downloading videos from YouTube, Vimeo, Facebook, etc and AirPlay DVD and video in MP4/MOV/M4V among iPhone, iPad, Mac, Apple TV and Windows PC.

No 5: GOM Player

Supported OS: Windows 8.1/8/7/XP
Advanced playback options: Built in with codec finder to search for the missing codec
Supported media types: DVD and digital video audio formats
Overview: GOM Player is an all-purpose video player that plays almost any video with ease. With its user-friendly interface, advanced functionality, and Free price tag, it’s the only media player you need. Its main features include the ability to play some broken media files and find missing codecs using a codec finder service.

Best tool for playing commercial DVD movies on computer

Some of the DVD Player software may not powerful enough to handle store purchased commercial DVD movies with copy protection and region code. In addition, as disc encryption frequently changes, the developer of those free DVD player software may lacks the time and money to upgrade those free tool to bypass the new protections used on many new DVD movies. Fortunately, with the assistance of some good DVD Ripper software such as Pavtube DVDAid, Pavtube BDMagic and Pavtube ByteCopy, you can easily make a digital format copy or device preset profile formats copy from DVD disc, Video_TS folder and IFO/ISO image file for conveniently viewing on any devices as you like.

Best Free DVD Ripper – Compare Pavtube Free DVDAid with MakeMKV

Diana Joan

Feb 02, 2017 09:39 am / Posted by Diana Joan

For DVD movie collectors, when searching online, you may find that there are many free DVD Ripper software out there. However, you will still be disappointed to find that some of them such as Handbrake lacks the ability to deal with commercial DVD disc, others like FormatFactory, VidCoder or MediaCoder only work with very limited DVD copy protection and region code. In addition, some free DVD Ripper even try to install some unwanted applications on your computer. Are there any safe, clean free DVD Ripper tools with powerful disc encryption removing capabilities, fortunately, here comes Pavtube Free DVDAid and MakeMKV, the following article will introduce the main functions of those two programs to you and also offers a side-by-side comparison to help you better distinguish one from another.

Pavtube Free DVDAid VS MakeMKV

Main Functions of Pavtube Free DVDAid and MakeMKV

Main functions of Pavtube Free DVDAid

Pavtube Free DVDAid is the 100% free DVD Ripper software which offers you an easy way to rip your DVD movies for persona usage. The program can powerfully bypass up to 14 types of DVD copy protection and region code from DVD disc, DVD Video_TS folder and DVD IFO/ISO image file. You can rip DVD to many popular digital SD and HD file formats such as AVI, WMV, MOV, MKV, FLV, MPEG-1, MPEG-2, HD AVI, HD WMV, HD MKV, etc.

Apart from the basic DVD to digital format conversion function, the program also offer other beneficial video customization function to enhance your media entertainment to a high level. You can flexibly adjust the output profile parameters such as video codec, bit rate, frame rate, resolution and audio codec, bit rate, sample rate and channels, etc to get better output file quality. Get the exact video you want with the built-in video editing options to trim/crop/merge/split/watemark/deinterlace video, etc. Or set DVD subtitles in the ripping process to selected desired subtitles, enabled forced subtitles or add external subtitles to DVD movies.

The last important features of this free tool that’s worth mentioning here is that the program provides fast conversion speed with the NVIDIA CUDA and AMD ® Accelerated Parallel Processing (APP) technology, which enables you to encode DVD to H.264 with up to 6x faster speed.

Main functions of MakeMKV

MakeMKV is a free download for all operating systems. DVD ripping will always be free, but Blu-Ray ripping is only free as long as it’s in beta, after which it will go to a to-be-determined price, so get ripping now! It converts the video clips from proprietary (and usually encrypted) disc into a set of MKV files, preserving most information but not changing it in any way. The MKV format can store multiple video/audio tracks with all meta-information and preserve chapters. There are many players that can play MKV files nearly on all platforms, and there are tools to convert MKV files to many formats, including DVD and Blu-ray discs.The cons of MakeMKV is that it only can output MKV format, when you want MP4 or other popular file formats, you will still need to download Handbrake to convert MKV to MP4 or other formats.

Compare Pavtube Free DVDAid with MakeMKV

Best Free DVDAid
Price
Free
Free
Remove DVD Copy Protection
Remove DVD Region Code
Import File Formats
DVD Disc
DVD Video_TS Folder
DVD IFO
Output File Formats and Codec
AVI

WMV

MP4

MKV
Lossless MKV

MOV

FLV

WebM

ASF

3GP

H.264

H.265

MPEG-4

MPEG-1

MPEG-2

Theora

VP8

VP9
AVI HD
Divx HD
WMV HD
MKV HD
MPEG-2 HD
MPEG-TS HD
H.264 HD
Adjust Output Profile Parameters
Subtitle Settings Function
Select Desired Subtitles
Enabled Forced Subtitles
Add External Subtitles
Automatically Select the Main DVD Title
Video Editing Function
Trim/Crop/Merge/Split/Watermark/Deinterlace
Apply Special Effet
Change Video Brightness, Contrast, Saturation
Fast Conversion Speed
NVIDIA CUDA technology and AMD for H.264 Encoding
Compatible Operating System
Windows
Mac

Conclusion:

From above lists, we can see that the main Pavtube Free DVDAid is superior to MakeMKV in many aspects, it has more digital format output options to satisfy your different media entertainment usage, in addition, it also also beneficial output profile adjusting option to help you generate the best output video audio quality, versatile video editing options to enhance the output video effect, useful subtitle function to better following the movies and also fast DVD to H.264 encoding technology which can’t achieved with MakeMKV.

3 Ways to Lossless Backup Blu-ray: Full Disc Copy, Blu-ray to ISO, Blu-ray to Multi-track MKV

Diana Joan

Jan 24, 2017 03:05 am / Posted by Diana Joan

To prevent your precious Blu-ray movies from scratched, damaged or lost, it would be a good idea to backup them to your computer local hard drive. There are many different ways to backup Blu-ray, for those people who think space is not an issue, you will care much about the backup quality of the Blu-ray movies. The following article will introduce 3 different ways to lossless backup Blu-ray movies without any further or additional quality lost.

Lossless backup Blu-ray movies

1:1 Full disc copy of Blu-ray
Backup Blu-ray to ISO image
Backup Blu-ray to lossless multi-track MKV

1:1 Full disc copy of Blu-ray

What you need: a Blu-ray drive and a specific Blu-ray ripper software. If your computer doesn’t feature a built-in Blu-ray drive, then you will need to buy an external Blu-ray drive. As for the specific Blu-ray Ripper software, although there many Blu-ray Ripper software on the market, however, very few of them has the capability to do the full Blu-ray disc copy job, the good news is that all Pavtube Blu-ray Ripper software including Pavtube BDMagic for Windows/Mac, Pavtube ByteCopy for Windows/Mac, Pavtube Video Converter Ultimate for Windows/Mac, etc allows you to make a 1:1 full disc copy of original Blu-ray structure with all the subtitle languages, audio tracks and chapter information well preserved, the backup Blu-ray movies will be saved in a BDMV folder. You can then play the BDMV folder on computer with free Blu-ray player software such as VLC Media Player, PotPlayer, 5K Player, FreeSmith Video Player, etc.

Backup Blu-ray to ISO image

An ISO image is an archieve file of an optical disc, a type of disk image composed of the data contents from very written sector on an optical disc, including the optical disc file system. If you want to preserve everything on a Blu-ray, then the best option is to copy the whole Blu-ray disc as an ISO disc image.

What you will need: A Blu-ray drive, Blu-ray Ripper software and a Blu-ray ISO creator software. Here, you can select one of the Pavtube Blu-ray Ripper software listed above to copy Blu-ray copy Blu-ray structure (a BDMV and a CERTIFICATE directory) to hard drive and then use the freeware ImgBurn to create BD ISO image from Blu-ray directories. This option is much faster than making a disc-to-disc copy since it skips the step of extracting the ISO file from the disc, which is the most time-consuming part of the process.

You can play the backup ISO disc image using a free Blu-ray player software or burn the ISO image file to a new physical copy.

Lossless backup Blu-ray to MKV format

MKV is a flexible, open standard video file format that has quickly become the preferred file extension for high definition video on the Internet. The MKV container can include video, audio, and features such as alternate audio tracks, multilingual subtitles and chapter points, as well as rich metadata including cover art, ratings, descriptions and more. MKV offers a richer media experience than any other current format.

Experienced Blu-ray movie fans usually choose MKV format for movie ripping because the MKV format lets them to do lossless backup of their Blu-ray Discs with desired audio tracks and subtitle languages. Pavtube ByteCopy for Windows/Mac is such a specific Blu-ray copy software which allows to effortly backup all commercial Blu-ray disc, BDMV folder and ISO image file with complicated copy protection and region code to lossless mulit-track MKV format with all the subtitle languages and audio tracks in original movies, you can uncheck those unwanted subtitles or audio tracks in the program’s multi-task settings window.

You can play the output lossless multi-track MKV files with VLC, Jriver, WD TV, etc.

Tips: The generate lossless multi-track MKV video included main movie only, without the Blu-ray movie menu.

Review of Best 4K Blu-ray Ripper, Convert 4K Blu-ray with Best 4K Blu-ray Converter

Diana Joan

Jan 20, 2017 04:20 am / Posted by Diana Joan

Although Netflix and Amazon have plenty of original 4K content ready to stream, however, there still isn’t a lot of variety when it comes to actual movies, in addition, online 4K streaming requires fast connection. For those people who truly want to watch films in the highest quality possible, 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray is still the best format on offer. Although you can easily play 4K Blu-ray with many 4K Blu-ray player hardware, however, you will be out of luck to watch them with media players on your computer with 4K player software or stream to your large screen 4K TV via media home streaming devices.

4K Blu-ray

Fortunately, you can now get full control of 4K Blu-ray movies and make maximum entertainment of 4K Blu-ray movies anywhere at any time as you like with the assistance of 4K Blu-ray Ripper software, which helps to bypass the Blu-ray copy protection and region code, you can then rip the non protected 4K Blu-ray movies into compatible 4K digital file format for conveniently viewing on 4K capable devices and programs.

After a lot of online searching and testing, we have picked the following 4 best 4K Blu-ray Ripper software: Pavtube Video Converter Ultimate, Pavtube ByteCopy, Pavtube BDMagic, Leawo Blu-ray Ripper. Following is a side by side diagram to show what you can do with those splendid 4K Blu-ray Converter software.

Best 4K Blu-ray Ripper Review

4K Blu-ray Ripper Pavtube Video Converter Ultimate Pavtube ByteCopy Pavtube BDMagic Leawo Blu-ray Ripper
Remove Copy Protection

Remove Region Code

Input File Formats
4K Blu-ray Disc

4K BDMV Folder

4K ISO Image File

4K/2K/HD/SD Video

Output File Formats
4K H.265

4K H.264

4K AVI

4K WMV

4K MP4

4K MOV

4K MKV

4K Prores

2K/HD/SD

Device Preset Profile Formats

Copy Mode
Full Disc Copy
Main Movie Copy
Lossless Multi-trac MKV Copy
Multi-track MP4/MOV Copy
Subtitle Function
Select Desired Internal Subtitles
Enable Forced Subtitles
Add External Subtitles
Other Advanced Features
Automatically Select the Main Blu-ray Title
Adjust Output Profile Parameters
Trim/Crop/Merge/Split/Watermark/Deinterlace
Apply Special Rendering Effect
Change Video Brightness, Contrast, Saturation
Remove/Replace Audio in Video
Fast Ripper Speed
H.264/H.265 Fast Encoding with Nvidia GPU, CUDA on Windows
Supported New OS
Windows Windows 10 Windows 10 Windows 10 macOS Sierra 10.12
Mac macOS Sierra 10.12 macOS Sierra 10.12 macOS Sierra 10.12 macOS Sierra 10.12

Conclusion:

From above list, we can rank Pavtube ByteCopy for Windows/Mac as the best 4K Blu-ray Ripper. It can powerful break all the copy protection and region code from 4K Blu-ray disc, BDMV folder and ISO image file. The recently upgraded version has added perfect support for MKB61 and MKB62 encryption which is used on many new released Blu-ray movies, so that you can get full access to any of your favorite new Blu-ray movies with ease. Apart from converting 4K Blu-ray to may popular 4K file formats such as 4K AVI/WMV/MP4/MOV/MKV/H.264, the program also does you a great favor to produce good quality and small file size 4K H.265 MP4/MKV file formats which is widely used on many 4K TV. In addition, the Windows version of the program now supports Nvidia GPU acceleration, you can get fast H.265 encoding from 4K Blu-ray on a computer with Nvidia Graphic card that supports Nvidia NVENC technology.

Apart from above listed important functions, the program also offer other beneficial video customization function, you can get perfect output file quality by flexibly adjust the output profile parameters such as video codec, bit rate, frame rate, resolution and audio codec, bit rate, sample rate and channels. In addition, the built-in full video editing option also assists you to get the exact video you want without applying to any third-party program.

Review of Best DVD to MP4 Ripper Mac – Convert DVD to MP4 on Mac

Diana Joan

Jan 17, 2017 09:49 am / Posted by Diana Joan

For Mac users who still own large collection of DVD movies, you may find it now becomes difficult for you to play DVD movies on Mac since most new Macs (with the exception MacBook Pro) no long feature DVD SuperDrives. In addition, there are still no options for you to directly play DVD disc on your iPhone, iPad or Apple TV. Does all those facts mean that all your purchased DVD disc will become useless.

The answer is definitely no. As a matter of fact, you can still make maximum use of all your DVD disc by ripping DVD into the most popular digital format – MP4. What you need is simply a good Mac DVD Ripper software. There are plenty of choice and even some free options, have no idea which is the best Mac DVD to MP4 Ripper? Just take a reference at the following top considerations before you make up your mind to choose the best one.

Bypass DVD copy protection and region code. Store purchased DVD disc are usually equipped with complicated DRM protections, in addition, as disc encryption frequently changes, you will need a good program that keeps constant update with perfect support to break the most recent encryption used on many new DVD disc.

Output DVD to various different types of MP4 file formats. To make full entertainment of DVD movies on various different devices and programs, it is ideal for you to get a program that not only allows you to rip DVD to MP4 files with different file resolution and codec, but also gives you the chance to produce various popular devices and programs preset profile MP4 file formats.
Adjust output MP4 profile parameters. A good Mac DVD to MP4 Converter will allow to your get better control of the ripping process to flexibly adjust the output profile parameters such as video codec, bit rate, frame rate, resolution and audio codec, bit rate, sample rate, channels, etc to get better quality output video and audio files.
Simple video editing functions. Get the exact video you want by trimming or cutting unwanted parts or segments, splitting large video into small clips, cropping off unwanted black bars or area, merging separate video into one single clip, deinterlace interlaced video into progressive form, add video/image/text watermark to video, apply special rendering effect to video, change video picture effect, etc.
Essential subtitle functions to better follow the digital movie. A good DVD to MP4 Ripper for Mac will enable you to select your desired subtitle from original DVD movies, enable forced subtitles when the actors are speaking alien languages or add external subtitles to DVD movies when the original DVD movies don’t contain your desired subtitle languages.

Based on above standards, we have picked the following 6 best Mac DVD to MP4 Converter for you for as a reference.

Software Pavtube BytCopy for Mac Pavtube BDMagic for Mac Pavtube DVDAid for Mac

Leawo DVD Ripper for Mac

Tipart DVD Ripper for Mac

Any DVD Converter for Mac

Price
$42
$49 Now: $34.3
$35 Now: $21
$29.95
$33.15
$39.95
Remove DVD Copy Protection
Remove DVD Region Code
Import File Formats
DVD Disc

Video_TS Folder

IFO

ISO

Output MP4 File Types
MPEG-4 MP4

H.264 Baseline Profile MP4

H.264 Main Profile MP4

H.264 High Profile MP4

MPEG-4 HD
H.264 HD MP4

H.265 HD MP4

3D SBS MP4

3D TAB MP4

3D Anaglyph MP4

Popular Device Preset MP4

Other SD/HD/2K/4K File Formats

Other Device Preset Profile Formats

3D SBS/TAB/Anaglyph AVI/WMV/MKV/MOV

DVD Copy Mode
1:1 Full Disc Copy

Main Movie Copy

Lossless Multi-track MKV Copy

Multi-track MP4/MKV/MOV

Subtitle Functions
Select Desired Internal Subtitles

Enable Forced Subtitles

Add External Subtitles

Other Advanced Features
DVD Editing Functions

Adjust Output Profile Parameters

Conclusion:

From above diagram, we can see that Pavtube ByteCopy forMac does the DVD to MP4 conversion job best in various aspects. It can powerfully bypass copy and region codec protectio from all commercial DVD disc, Video_TS folder and IFO/ISO image even the most recently relased ones. As for the output options, it facilitates you to output MP4 files in various different format types and also device preset profile types for better using on different devices. What really worthy mention here is that you can use the program to output DVD to a multi-track MP4 or other format which can better preserve your desired audio tracks so that you can conveniently switch between different audio tracks when viewing with certain media players. What’s more, the full video editing package tool and the beneficial output profile customization tool also do you a great favor to get your desired output files with little effort.

Best Free Blu-ray Ripper Review – Rip Home-made Blu-ray Movies for free

Diana Joan

Jan 04, 2017 08:19 am / Posted by Diana Joan

Have created a home-made Blu-ray discs from HD projects recorded with your high definition camcorder and wish to enjoy them on your computer or transfer to view on your smartphone or tablets on the move? Unlike commercial Blu-ray disc that encrypted with copy and region code protection, the process of playing home-made Blu-ray disc would be much more easily. In addition, there are some free Blu-ray Ripper software that are available for you to rip Blu-ray for enjoying on any of your favorite devices or programs. The following article has listed 3 best free Blu-ray Ripper software for you.

best Blu-ray Ripper

Best 5 free Blu-ray Ripper

Top 1: Handbrake

Handbrake is pretty popular program for DVD to H.264 conversion, the latest version has added Blu-ray support and but it only supports to convert Blu-ray that can be played in your Blu-ray player. So if you’ve got a BD filled with video files, such as AVI, WMV, MPG, MOV, WMV, etc, Handbrake won’t convert them. Just navigate to Blu-ray drive with Source dropdown button to import Blu-ray to Handbrake, then Handbrake will step-by-step scan your Blu-ray Disc. Then with “Destination Browse’ button, you can set the output folder for your Blu-ray movie.

Top 2: Aleesoft Free Blu-ray Ripper

Aleesoft Free Blu-ray Ripper is a 100% clean (no viruses, no adware, no spyware) and straight-forward Blu-ray Ripper tool which can help you rip and convert Blu-ray (m2ts) videos to other formats such as AVI, MPG, MPEG, MP4, WMV, FLV, MKV, MOV, 3GP, SWF, ASF, etc for transferring to iPad, iPhone, iPod, Apple TV, Xbox 360, Zune, PS3, PSP, Blackberry, 3GP, Flash Video, WII, Nokia, PowerPoint, Sony phone etc for playback and edit. Besides that, it also functions as a Blu-ray Audio Converter which assists you to rip music from Blu-ray and convert them into popular audio file formats including MP3, WMA, AAC, WAV, OGG, FLAC, M4A, AMR, AWB, AC3, MP2, AMR, SUN AU.

Top 3: Free Blu-ray Ripper

This Free Blu-ray Ripper is the best and most wonderful Free Blu-ray ripping software, which can help users rip Blu-ray movie to videos like MP4, MKV, MOV, AVI, WMV and even the high definition HD MP4, HD MKV, etc. with fast speed and excellent quality. Thus, users can enjoy Blu-ray movie on their portable devices freely including iPhone 6s/6s plus/6/6 Plus/5s//5c/5/4s/4, iPad Pro, iPad Air 2, iPad mini, iPod, Nokia, Black berry, Zune, PS3 and so forth.

Apart from that, with this amazing program, you are able to extract audio files from Blu-ray and convert them to audio formats you love, such as FLAC, OGG, WAV, WMA and so on. This software can help you customize the output settings. Video Settings like Encoder, Frame Rate, Resolution, Aspect Ratio, and Video Bitrate; Audio Settings includes Encoder, Sample Rate, Channels, and Audio Bitrate.

Best alternative to free Blu-ray Ripper

As most store purchased Blu-ray movies are encrypted with complicated copy protection and region codec, in addition, Blu-ray disc encryption frequently changes and becomes hard to crack, so you’ll need a good program that keeps constant update so that it can break the most recent protection. The following article will share 3 best third-party Blu-ray Ripper software for you, all of them has upgraded with perfect support for MKB61 and MKB62 decryption and also other Blu-ray copy protection such as AACS, BD+, Cinavia and region code, for other detailed functions and features offered by those 3 Blu-ray Ripper application, you can have a reference at the following diagrams:

Software
Bypass Copy and Region Codec

Input File Formats
Blu-ray Disc

BDMV Folder

ISO Image
DVD Disc
Video_TS Folder
IFO/ISO Image
4K/2K/HD/SD File

Copy Mode
1:1 Full Disc Copy
Main Movie Copy
Custome Copy
Output File Format
Lossless Multi-track MKV
Common SD
Commmon HD
Create 3D Movies
Device Preset Profile Formats
Subtitles Function
Select Desired Subtitles or Tracks
Enable Forced Subtitles
Extract SRT Subtitles
Add External SRT/ASS/SSA Subtitles
Other Advanced Features
Preview Video
Modify Output Profile Parameters
Edit Videos
Supported New Windows OS
Windows
Windows 10
Windows 10
Windows 10

From above lists, we can see that Pavtube ByteCopy for Windows/Mac is the best Blu-ray Ripper software, which helps to bypass all copy protection and region code from Blu-ray movies. You can comprehensively load Blu-ray disc, BDMV folder and IFO/ISO image files into the program. As for the output options, you can not only use the program to make a 1:1 full disc copy, a main movie copy without unwanted extras but also a lossless multi-track MKV copy from Blu-ray with all the subtitles and audio tracks. Apart from that, the application also facilitates you to get various popular digital file formats or devices and programs preset profile formats from Blu-ray for enjoy on any devices as you like. The beneficial subtitle function assists you to better understanding a movie by selecting desired subtitles from original Blu-ray movies, enable forced subtitles and add external subtitles to Blu-ray movies. Want to get the better output video/audio quality video, just change the output profile parameters in the program’s “Profile Settings’ window. Wish to produce a unique video with special effect, you can take full advantage of the program’s full video editing package to trim, split, merge, crop, watermark, deinterface, apply special effect, etc.

Best Alternative to Magic DVD Ripper – Rip DVD with Magic DVD Ripper Alternative

Diana Joan

Dec 30, 2016 05:15 am / Posted by Diana Joan

Main features and functions of Magic DVD Ripper

Magic DVD Ripper is a very easy and powerful DVD ripping software, which can rip/convert DVD to VCD, SVCD, AVI(Xvid, DivX), WMV, MP3, MPEG2, MP4 (for iPod, iPad, PSP, PS3 or smartphone etc mp4 player) formats or backup DVD to hard drive without any loss of quality. You can enjoy DVD movies anytime and anywhere without inserting DVDs or burn them to blank DVD or CD using burning software.

Magic DVD Ripper

The strongest aspect of Magic DVD Ripper is the fact that it allows you to preform both DVD backups and file conversions, while other products are limited to the conversion-only rips. However, when compared with some more advance DVD Ripper apllications on the market, Magic DVD Ripper still has the following shortcomings:
– Lacks the ability to handle DVD ISO image or IFO file
– Ouptut very limited device profiles when compared with other advanced DVD Rippers
– Unable to output HD and 4K video and 3D video format options
– Not offer the subtitle settings function
– No integrated video editing tools

Best Magic DVD Ripper Alternative

Looking for a more advanced Magic DVD Ripper alternative to enhance your media entertainment with ripped DVD on different devices or programs? The following parts have picked 5 powerful yet easy to use Magic DVD Ripper alternative for you, to better understand the main features and functions of those DVD Ripper programs, we will show you a diagram with side-by-side comparison.

Software Magic DVD Ripper Pavtube DVDAid Pavtube BDMagic Pavtube ByteCopy
Price $34.97 $35 $49 Now: $34.3 $42
Remove Copy and Region Code
Input File Formats
DVD Disc
DVD Video_TS Folder
DVD ISO
DVD IFO
Blu-ray Disc/BDMV Folder/ISO Image File
DVD Copy Mode
Full Disc Copy
Main Movie Copy
ISO Copy Mode
Split DVD 9 to 2 DVD-5
Compress DVD to 4.7 GB
Output File Formats
Common SD Video Formats
HD Video Formats
4K Video Formats
3D Video Formats
Lossless Multi-track MKV
Multi-track MP4/MOV
Subtitle and Audio Track Function
Select Desired Internal Subtitle and Audio Tracks
Enable Forced Subtitles
Add External Subtitles
Extract SRT Subtitles
Other Advanced Features
Adjust Output Profile Parameters
Trim/Crop/Merge/Split/Watermark/Deinterlace/Flip
Apply Special Effect
Change Video Brightness, Contrast, Saturation
Remove/Replace Audio in Video
Supported New OS Platform
Windows Windows 8 Windows 10 Windows 10 Windows 10
Mac
macOS Sierra 10.12 macOS Sierra 10.12 macOS Sierra 10.12

Conclusion

From above comparison charts, we rank Pavtube ByteCopyfor Windows/Mac as the best Magic DVD Ripper alternative, it can powerfully bypass up to 14 types of DVD copy protection and region code. You can comprehensively load DVD disc, Video_TS folder and IFO/ISO file with the program. As for the most important output options, you can not only use the program to make a 1:1 full disc copy, a main movie copy without unwanted extras but also a lossless multi-track MKV copy from DVDwith all the subtitles and audio tracks. Apart from that, the application also facilitates you to produce various popular digital file formats and preprogrammed profiles for hot devices or programs. To enhance your media entertainment to another high level, the program also provides beneficial subtitle functions to assists you to better understanding a movie by selecting desired subtitles from original DVD movies, enable forced subtitles and add external subtitles to DVD movies. Want to get the better output video/audio quality video, just change the output profile parameters in the program’s “Profile Settings”window. Wish to produce a unique video with special effect, you can take full advantage of the program’s full video editing package to trim, split, merge, crop, watermark, deinterface, apply special effect, etc.

Best Alternative to DVD Decrypter – Can’t Rip DVD with DVD Decrypter

Diana Joan

Dec 28, 2016 05:27 am / Posted by Diana Joan

DVD Decrypter is a deprecated software application for Microsoft Windows that can create backup disk images of the DVD-Video structure of DVDs. It could be used to make a copy of any DVD protected with Content Scrambling System (CSS), it can also record images to disc. The software also allows a copy of a region-specific DVD to be made region free. It also removes Macrovision content protection, CSS, region codes and user operation prohibition but can not copy DVD with the new system such as XProtect.

DVD Decrypter

Why need a DVD Decrypter alternative?

Due to legality reasons, in November 2005, Macrovision acquired the intellectual property rights to the software, revoked all licenses of use for the software, and started sending cease-and-desist letters to distributors on the grounds of copyright infringement. Although you can still download the final release of DVD Decrypter from a mirror site, however, as the development of DVD Decrypter has halted, but the encryption on DVD disc keeps changing, therefore, you will definitely fail to use the program to remove protection from most of the recently released DVD movies. In addition, the very limited output option: only VOB and DVD files also forces you to find a more advanced DVD Ripper application with more flexible output options.

Best DVD Decrypter alternative

When you are searching online, you will find that there are many DVD Decrypter alternatives out there and even includes some free DVD Ripper options. To pick out the best DVD Decrypter alternative, you can have a reference at the following criterions:
– Constant update to break DVD copy protection and region code from all DVD movies and even the most recently released ones
– Keeps update with perfect compatiblity with the new Windows OS.
– Offer both DVD copy function and ripping function
– Various different popular output file formats option
– Directly output device or programs preset profile formats
– Video customization function to adjust output profile parameters to get better output video/audio quality
– Beneficial subtitle settings function to better following the movies
– Simple video editing tools to do some simple video editing task
Based on above listed standards, we have listed following 5 best simple to use yet powerful DVD Decrypter alternatives to you. To better understand their unique features and functions, we will show you a diagram with detailed comparison parameters.

Software DVD Decrypter Pavtube DVDAid Pavtube BDMagic Pavtube ByteCopy
Price Free $35 $49 Now: $34.3 $42
Remove Copy and Region Code
Region

RCE
key2Audio
UOP

CSS
Partial
Macrovision
Partial
FluxDVD
Protect
ARccOS
AACS
BD+
ROM Mark
BD-Live
Input File Formats
DVD Disc
DVD Video_TS Folder
DVD ISO
DVD IFO
Blu-ray Disc/BDMV Folder/ISO Image File
DVD Copy Mode
Full Disc Copy
Main Movie Copy
IFO Copy Mode
ISO Copy Mode
Output File Formats
Common SD Video Formats
HD Video Formats
4K Video Formats
3D Video Formats
Lossless Multi-track MKV
Multi-track MP4/MOV
Subtitle and Audio Track Function
Select Desired Internal Subtitle and Audio Tracks
Enable Forced Subtitles
Add External Subtitles
Extract SRT Subtitles
Other Advanced Features
Adjust Output Profile Parameters
Trim/Crop/Merge/Split/Watermark/Deinterlace/Flip
Apply Special Effect
Change Video Brightness, Contrast, Saturation
Remove/Replace Audio in Video
Supported New OS Platform
Windows Windows 8 Windows 10 Windows 10 Windows 10
Mac
macOS Sierra 10.12 macOS Sierra 10.12 macOS Sierra 10.12

From above comparison charts, we can rank Pavtube ByteCopy as the best DVD Decrypter alternative, it can powerfullly bypass up to 14 types of DVD copy protection and region code. You can comprehensively load DVD disc, Video_TS folder and IFO/ISO file with the program. As for the most important output options, you can not only use the program to make a 1:1 full disc copy, a main movie copy without unwanted extras but also a lossless multi-track MKV copy from DVD with all the subtitles and audio tracks. Apart from that, the application also facilitates you to get various popular digital file formats or devices and programs preset profile formats from DVD for enjoy on any devices as you like. The beneficial subtitle function assists you to better understanding a movie by selecting desired subtitles from original DVD movies, enable forced subtitles and add external subtitles to DVD movies. Want to get the better output video/audio quality video, just change the output profile parameters in the program’s “Profile Settings” window. Wish to produce a unique video with special effect, you can take full advantage of the program’s full video editing package to trim, split, merge, crop, watermark, deinterface, apply special effect, etc.