Saturday, November 30, 2013

Surface 2 MKV Solution- Convert MKV to Surface 2 supported video format

This tutorial mainly shows you how to convert and put MKV movie to Surface 2 so that you can play MKV Movie on the Microsoft Surface 2 Windows 8.1 RT tablet.
The 10.6-inch Surface 2's 1920*1080-pixel screen is great for watching movies. However, you have to face up to the fact that Surface 2 video format is limited to MP4, 3GP, WEBM, H.263, H.264 video, things happens when you can not play MKV files properly.

To get MKV playable on Surface 2, there are two ways: one is to find a Surface 2 MKV Player, another is to do MKV to Surface 2 converting.

Solution 1: Search a Surface 2 MKV Player from the Windows store to enjoy MKV on this Windows 8.1 RT Tablet.

Here, mobile.HD Video Player it one and you can play mkv and other popular video format on Surface/RT/Windows 8 computer with it.

Price is $2.49 with free trial...the developers said more improvements and features will be added soon.

But I haven't it try yet... and 356 MB for video player is kind of ridiculous... someone says they may miss audio when playing MKV on Surface 2 with it.

Therefore, if you plan to put and watch MKV movies on Surface 2, the method 2 is the best and easiest.

Solution 2: Convert MKV to MP4, which is the most suitable format for Surface 2 playback.

To accomplish the job, here we will recommend you this MKV to Surface 2 Converter, a professional Surface 2 Video Converter which handles not only MKV files, but also can convert MXF/MTS/VOB/WMV/FLV/Tivo/M4V/MPG to the most suitable profile for Surface 2 on Windows 8.1 RT with simplest workflow and reliable video quality.

If you are Mac users, try MKV to Surface 2 Converter for Mac

Get a free trial and follow the guide to convert MKV to Surface 2 on Windows 8.1

Step 1. Run this Pavtube Video Converter Ultimate as the Surface 2 Ultimate Converter; import videos.

Click "Add video" or "Add from folder" to import source videos.

Step 2. Choose video format.

Click the drop-down list besides "Format", select Windows > Microsoft surface windows RT/pro H.264 HD Video (*.mp4) as the best profile for Surface 2.

Step 3. Edit video before conversion. (Optional)

Click the pencil-like icon on top to enter Video Editor interface. You can choose to trim, crop, watermark, effect, audio or subtitles before conversion.

Back to main interface, click "Settings" to customize video size, frame rate, bitrate and other settings.

Step 4. Start conversion.

Click "Convert" to start converting MKV to MP4 for Surface 2. Wait for a few moments, and click "Open" or "Open output folder" to quick locate the converted video.

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Thursday, November 28, 2013

Black Friday Bonus $30 Amazon Gift Card Offers Available NOW at Pavtube

Black Friday is coming up this week, and how to prepare and make shopping plans? Come to play Sudoku and earn $30 Amazon gift card and extra coupons for any Pavtube products now.

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Monday, November 25, 2013

How to play "Iron Man 3" DVD IFO ISO file on Surface 2

This step-by-step guide reveals how to transfer DVD ISO/IFO to Surface 2 for playback. This guide will show you how to convert the famous "Iron Man 3" ISO/IFO to Surface 2 best video format via Surface 2 ISO/IFO Converter. 
Surface 2 has a resolution of 1920 by 1080 pixels and an aspect ratio of 16:9. You can play 1080P video on Surface 2's 10.6-inch screen freely. Recently I have fallen in love with Iron Man 3 DVD movie, and now I have got some "Iron Man 3" DVD ISO IFO collections, how to get them playable on my Surface 2?

Aside from get videos or movies from Windows store, I can also try to play some personal movie files on Surface 2. But as I know Windows 8.1 RT does not support DVD movie playback. Thus, it will be hard work to get DVD ISO/IFO files to Surface 2. This means these DVD ISO/IFO files from "Iron Man 3" must be encoded to a Surface 2 compatible format before having free DVD ISO/IFO movie enjoyment on Surface 2 tablet. This guide I will share my easy way to play "Iron Man 3" DVD IFO/ISO video on Surface 2.

Pavtube DVDAID is specialized in ripping DVD ISO/IFO, DVD folder, DVD including commercial DVD with protections like BD+, region code. What’s more, you do not need to worry about the ripping and converting speed. It is excellent for it and it supports CUDA acceleration technology, which will provide you 6 x faster speeds. Go to get it and freely enjoy your favorite DVD ISO/IFO movies like "Iron Man 3" on Surface 2. If you are a Mac user, please turn to Pavtube DVDAID for Mac.

Now both the two program is 20% off at Pavtube Thansgiving Special Offer.

3 Steps to Rip "Iron Man 3" DVD ISO/IFO image files to Surface 2 support video format

Step 1. Run this Top DVDAID, as the DVD ISO/IFO to Surface 2 Converter.

Click "Load file" to choose Load IFO/ISO file from "Iron Man 3". It will recognize the ISO image file automatically so that you will not have to run virtual drive to mount the ISO any more.

Step 2. Select Surface 2 compatible format.

Click the drop-down list and choose "“Windows > Microsoft Surface Windows RT/Pro H.264 Video (*.mp4)" as the best profile for Surface 2.

Tips: Customize video specs. (Optional)

Click "Settings" to free choose output video size, bitrate, frame rate and other specs. Remember the file size and video quality is based more on bitrate than resolution which means bitrate higher results in big file size, and lower visible quality loss. According to my experience, for watching DVD (ISO/IFO) movies on Surface 2, 720p with 1500~2500kbps is just all right.

Step 3. Start the "Iron Man 3" DVD ISO/IFO conversion.

When everything is OK, just press the "Convert" button to start the "Iron Man 3" DVD ISO/IFO to Surface 2 MP4 conversion. It will not take much time. Just wait for the conversion process to get done.

After the conversion, you can click "Open output folder" to quick locate the converted video.

How to transfer video from pc to Surface 2?

Additional Tips:

If you are looking for a powerful all-in-one ultimate video converter software to convert various 1080p/720p videos, Blu-ray and DVD movies to your tablet or phone for enjoying, simultaneously saving time and effort, the Video Converter Ultimate program will be a nice choice for you. If you are running a Mac OS X computer, iMedia Converter Mac is the alternative. (Both are also 20% off now)

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Friday, November 22, 2013

Surface 2 Movie Playback Tips- Watching Blu-ray movies on Surface 2

This article is mainly talking about how to rip Blu-ray movies to Surface 2 support format. Help you enjoy various Blu-rays on the latest Microsoft Surface 2. 

Microsoft upgraded the processor in the Surface 2, making it far faster and more responsive than the original Surface RT. The tablet also got a much-needed bump to 1080p resolution, and—like the Surface Pro 2—a redesigned kickstand that makes the device easier to use on your lap. Overall, it’s thinner, lighter, and longer-lived than the Surface RT. Microsoft also includes a year of free Skype calls with the Surface 2, along with a free, two-year 200GB boost to your SkyDrive storage. Part of the Surface 2’s high price can no doubt be attributed to its 10.6-inch, 1080p display. While the Surface 2’s big screen pushes the productivity ideal, there’s no denying that the market has largely moved to smaller, 7- to 8-inch designs.

Do you want to play Blu-ray movies on your Microsoft Surface 2? There is no blu-ray drive for this Windows 8.1 RT tablet, and the Blu-ray videos do not play on Surface 2. You need a program to help you remove the copy protections on commercial Blu-ray.

A free way is Handbrake. And I usually use Pavtube BDMagic, a powerful and simple tool including BDMagic, DVDAID or and ISO/IFO File Converter, which can rip latest 2D/3D Blu-ray to Surface 2 friendly playback format in few steps, here is our customer's experience

Read More: Top 5 Best Blu-ray Ripper Review

First of all, you need download and install a free copy of the best BDMagic to Surface 2 on your computer. It is a 100% clear software and allows you to access all the functions.

Note: This guide uses Pavtube BDMagic for Windows screenshots. The way to rip Blu-ray movies to Surface 2 on Mac (Mountain Lion & Mavericks) is almost the same. Just make sure you get the right version according to your computer operating system. (Get Blu-ray to Surface 2 Ripper for Mac)

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The operation is simple. Few clicks you will make it done. Just follow me to get the fascinate solution to convert Blu-ray movies to Microsoft Surface 2.

Step 1. Download and run Pavtube Surface 2 BDMagic or BDMagic for Mac, load your Blu-ray movies into it.

Pavtube BDMagic will detect and list the main title (the full length of this movie) and check it by default. So just keep it untouched and let’s move on to Step 2.

Step 2. Highlight the movie title you want to rip, and then you can click the dropdown menu below “Subtitles” and “Audio” respectively, you will see many presets for difference devices and programs. In this case, you are suggested to select “Microsoft Surface Windows RT/Pro H.264 Video (*.mp4)” as the best MP4 preset for Surface 2.

Step 3. Adjust specs or edit video before conversion (Optional).

Click “Settings” button to configure file quality for Surface Pro 2. After entering “Profile Settings” panel, you are allowed to adjust video and audio parameters such as bit rate, frame rate, sample rate and more.

The recommended video settings for Surface Pro 2:

Video Codec: h264
Size (pix): 1920x1080
Bitrate (kbps): 1500~2500
Frame Rate (fps): original

If you prefer a much better video quality and don’t mind the output file size, you can rise the video bit rate higher than 1500. Generally speaking, the higher video bit rate will result in the larger output file size, and vice versa.

Step 4. Start conversion.

Now hit the big red “Convert” to start converting Blu-ray movies to Surface 2 MP4 with best video quality for playback.

After the conversion, you can get the converted Blu-ray rips in .mp4 format by clicking the “Open” or “Open output folder” icon and transfer the result videos to your Surface 2 via USB cable.

Tip:Steps to transfer files to Microsoft Surface via USB wire.

1.Copy files onto a USB flash drive or memory card on your other computer.
2. Insert the USB flash drive or memory card into Surface.
3.Tap or click the notification that appears in the upper-right corner of the screen.
4.Tap or click Open folder to view files.
5.Select the files or folders you want to add to Surface, tap or click Home, and then tap or click Copy to.
6.Select a location. For example, choose Documents if the flash drive or memory card contains documents.

Now, you are able to watch Blu-ray movies on Microsoft Surface 2 anytime and anywhere.

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Monday, November 18, 2013

Watch Thanksgiving DVD movie on Android Tablet & Phone

Summary: This DVD to Android tablet/phone conversion guide will show you how to convert Thanksgiving DVD movie to your Android tablet & phone support formats, so that you can easily play Thanksgiving DVDs on Android devices.

Google's Android mobile OS is considered one of the best alternatives to Apple's iOS when it comes to tablets computers and smartphones. More and more people are getting fond of Android OS to watch video and movies on their tablets including Kindle Fire HDX, Galaxy Tab 3, Galaxy Note 3, Google new Nexus 7, Sony Xperia Z1, Moto X, Galaxy S4, HTC One, Google Nexus 4, HTC One X and so on.

We're not really surprised, and have seen this trend with our client, colleagues, friends and family members because of its open-source nature and powerful system equipments. Nowadays, it's common to have loads of Thanksgiving DVD videos and movies stored on your HDD or home server. However, Android phones/tablets don't have the DVD drive for playing DVD movies (Read Android Support Video Format).

That means, if you want to watch Thanksgiving DVD movies on your Android tablet or phone anytime and anywhere you like, you will need to rip/compress DVD to Android compatible video formats like MP4 so that you can play your favorite Thanksgiving DVD movies freely on your Android talet or phone.

To rip DVD to Android devices, simply get DVD to Android Ripper and accomplish your task in a few mouse clicks! With it, you can fast convert Thanksgiving DVD movies to MP4 video with excellent audio & video quality for playing on Android Tablet or Phone. Besides, video presets for lots of Android devices like HTC Phones, Motorola Xoom, Samsung Galaxy Tab, Kindle Fire HD, Google Nexus 7/10, etc. are all provided for you to get videos with best settings for playback on a certain Android device. If you are using a Mac and want to convert DVD movies to Android on Mac, please turn to Android DVDAID for Mac.

See Also: 2013 Top 5 Best DVD Ripper Programs

Rip Thanksgiving DVD movie to MP4 for free playing on Android Phone/Tablet

Step 1. Launch the highly recommended Android DVD Ripper. Click the "DVD" icon to load DVD movie from ROM, "ISO/IFO" icon to import movie from DVD ISO or ISO. When importing DVD movie you need to keep your PC/Mac networked so as to access keys for hacking DVD copy-protections.

(Not a DVD enthusiasts? Want to copy 1080p Thanksgiving Blu-rays to your Android phone/tablet for seeing it? Well, I think the best Blu-ray to Android Ripper is what you need. Here I offer more choices for you so that you can pick the best for you, click the post: 2013 Best Blu-ray Ripper Programs Reviewed.)

Step 2. Optional - You can click on the dropdown list of "Subtitles" to select subtitles of desired language so that you can view DVD films on your Android devices with proper subtitles, same steps you can do with Audio track selection. Make sure you select the main movie before setting subtitles.

Step 3. Select an Android friendly format, e.g. H.264 .mp4 for conversion. There are optimized format for Galaxy Tab 2, Xoom, Acer Iconia Tab, Asus Transformer, Google Nexus 7, Kindle Fire HD, HTC One, Galaxy S3, Galaxy Mega 5.8/6.3 and more. Basically the "Common Video -> H.264 Video (*.mp4)" is a universal format for Android tablets and smartphones. Or depends on your device, you can choose a suitable video format from "Android" catalogue

Step 4. Optional - If you think the video size this not suitable for your Android Tablet or Phone, you can first choose any one of the provided type, then change the settings, see the following picture:

Please remember the file size is based more on bitrate than resolution which means bitrate higher results in big file size, and lower visible quality loss.

P.S. For Mac users, you can click the tutorial to learn how to set preset format profiles for new released Android devices on Mac.

Step 5. Click the big "Convert" button to let the software do the DVD to Android MP4 conversion. After the ripping, you can click "Open" to locate the converted MP4 video files and just transfer them to your Android devices and enjoy your DVD movies.

All of the above video(including MKV, AVI, Tivo, VOB, FLV, MPG, DVD, Blu-ray, ISO, IFO, etc.), a software can be completely solved, it is Pavtube Video Converter Ultimate, the steps-by-steps refer to the guide.

In addition, if you bought many videos from iTunes, Amazon, or BBC iPlayer store, you will find these videos are protected, here I highly recommended a DRM removal software, the steps reference the guide. (click here to pick up the proper apps for you.)

Additional Tips

Android tablets only recognize SD cards formatted in FAT 32, this limits a single file size less than 4GB. If you worry about getting a big video file larger than 4GB, you can use split feature in Pavtube software to split a large 1080p/720p file into multiple chunks under 4GB. Learn to split a large video file into several small files under 4GB for Android device.

Not a Android users? It doesn't matter, the Pavtube Converter also supports "common" video formats like MOV, M4V, MP4 and has presets for all the models of iPad, iPhone, iPod Touch and Apple TV, so you should be able to create files compatible with your iOS basd devices, as well as BlackBerry and Windows 8 RT/Pro devices.

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Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Make Thanksgiving Blu-ray movie playable on iPad Air & iPad Mini 2

With the excellent 30% off BDMagic for Mac, you can easily convert and sync Thanksgiving Blu-ray movies to your iPad Air & iPad Mini 2 for smoothly playback. 
APPLE's revamped tablet line-up, including a high-definition "Retina" iPad Mini 2 and a slimmed-down, speeded-up iPad Air, has received an enthusiastic reception from the critics - and both models are now available to buy.

Overview of the new iPad models

The iPad Air, which Apple says is 20 per cent faster than its predecessor thanks to a new A7 chip, will be available in silver, white, 'space grey' and black. It has the same 9.7-inch screen as the iPad 4, which will no longer be available. The iPad Mini 2 also gets an A7 chip and it too now has a Retina display - Apple's term for its highest-definition screens. The previous generation of iPad Minis had less sharp displays. We can say without reservation that it absolutely rocks for watching HD movies even Blu-ray movies. 

Meanwhile, it is just in time for holiday shopping, and many Thanksgiving Day and Black Friday Blu-rays are on Sale. During Thanksgiving, it would be a nice thing to watch Blu-ray movies with our families. You must collect many fantastic Thanksgiving Blu-ray discs, just like me and prepare to enjoy these Thanksgiving Blu-ray movie on iPad Air & iPad Mini 2?

However, just like its previous, the iPad Air & iPad Mini 2 has no drive for Blu-ray playback. This article will talk about how to put Thanksgiving Blu-ray movies on iPad Air & iPad Mini 2 via Mac.

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Pavtube BDMagic for Mac (Currently on sale - 30% OFF during Pavtube's Thanksgiving Specials Offer) is highly recommended. - An excellent Blu-ray/DVD converter for iOS device which can help you decrypt and rip Blu-ray/DVD to iPad Mini/new iPad 3/iPhone 5S/iPhone 5C/iPad Air/iPad Mini 2 optimized formats on Mac (Mavericks 10.9 included) at ease.

If you are a Mac user, you can use its equivalent Windows version - BDMagic to finish your work on Windows PC.

Now just get the right 30% Discount BDMagic to encode and transfer Thanksgiving Blu-ray movies to your iPad Air, iPad Mini 2 for smoothly playback in just a few clicks.


1. Mac
2. iPad Air & iPad Mini 2
3. Mac Blu-ray Player
4. Blu-ray drive (internal/external with USB above 2.0)

Convert, Rip and copy Thanksgiving Blu-ray movies to iPad Air & iPad Mini 2 on Mac

Step 1: Once run the Mac BDMagic software, click on "BD/DVD disc" icon to load movie from Blu-ray source(Disc, folder, ISO).

Step 2: Click on "Format > iPad", you will find many profiles for iPad including all iPad models. Choose "iPad Mini HD Video(*.mp4)" for iPad Mini 2, you can also select "iPad HD Video(*.mp4)" which fit iPad Air perfectly.


1. If you like, you can click "Settings" to change the video encoder, resolution, frame rate, etc. as you wish. Remember the file size and video quality is based more on bitrate than resolution which means bitrate higher results in big file size, and lower visible quality loss.

2. It has powerful edit functions such as trim video for your needed length, crop video to get rid of annoying black edges, join multiple video clips into one, add text/image watermark and add subtitles. For example, if the original Blu-ray movie has no subtitle or the subtitles you need, you can download it from website and then add it into the output videos for full enjoyment with this software.

Step 3: Start to rip Thanksgiving Blu-ray to iPad Air & iPad Mini 2 on Mac

When you are satisfied with all the settings, you can click "Convert" and let the software do the Blu-ray to MP4 conversion for your Apple iOS devices (iPad Air & iPad Mini 2).  

Step 4:
Transfer Converted Videos to iPad Air & iPad Mini 2

When the conversion completes, you can transfer the result videos to your iPad Air & iPad Mini 2 via iTunes, here's the way to go:

1) Launch the iTunes and connect iPad Air/ iPad Mini 2 to PC.
2) Choose "File – > Add File to Library…"
3) Drag the .mp4 file you want to the iPad Air/iPad Mini 2 icon.

In this way, you can watch Thanksgiving Blu-ray movies on iPad Air & iPad Mini 2 on the go as you like. I don't think it could get much simpler (unless of course, Apple provides native support for Blu-Ray which doesn't seem likely).

P.S. If you have any problems about enjoying movies on iPad 2, iPad 3, the original iPad and the new iPad or iPad Mini, iPad Air, iPad Mini 2, just check out the iPad Video Specials to find solutions.

You can also get the All-in-one Video Converter Ultimate tool to encode Blu-ray/DVD and various formats of 1080p/720p HD videos to your iPad Air & iPad Mini 2 for watching.

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Sunday, November 10, 2013

Pavtube 2013 Thanksgiving Day Coupons: Google Nexus Converter on Sale!

Crazy Discount for Thanksgiving: Thanksgiving always brings us to thoughts of spending time with family and friends. It also gives us opportunity to get Thanksgiving Giveaways and purchase low-cost deals. To express sincere and gratitude to our old and new customers, Pavtube Studio offers "Buy One Get One Free" treats, freebies and up to "66% Off discount" sales during this special festival.

Offers valid from Nov.7 to Dec. 10, 2012. Never miss the chance to join the promotion to get the Crazy Discount for Thanksgiving from Pavtube to backup and copy Blu-ray/DVD and various formats of 1080p/720p videos to your Google Nexus tablet, Windows devices and iOS devices. Action Now!!!

Why Pick Up Pavtube Software for Google Nexus tablet

MKV, VOB, MTS, M2TS, TiVo and many other must be converted to .mp4 format before you're able to sync them to your Google Nexus and other gadgets like Windows 8 tablet and Apple devices. The Pavtube Nexus Video Converter helps you do the conversion job.

Pavtube 2013 Thanksgiving Day Coupons, Discounts & Buy 1 Get 1 Free

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Saturday, November 9, 2013

How to Convert 4K XAVC S videos and Burn 4K XAVC S videos on Mac OS X

In this article, you will know 4K XAVC S video format, and know how to use the best 4K XAVC S Converter for Mac to transcode 4K XAVC S videos to Mac support format and burn 4K XAVC S to DVD for sharing, storing or managing on Mac.  

What's the 4K XAVC S video format?
Sony is today announcing Long GOP (4K 4:2:0 and HD 4:2:2) as choice of high-efficiency codec to serve more widely the requirements of the content production market. In addition, to serve the consumer market, “XAVC S” employing MP4 wrapping format is also introduced as its expansion of XAVC. This expansion will encourage growth of 4K content in the consumer market. It is based around the familiar h.264, which should ensure wide compatibility once applications support the XAVC S format.

If you recorded many exciting high-definition 4K XAVC S videos, to share the exciting footages with your friends, you need to deal with these 4K XAVC S footage on Mac. But the 4K video may have good compatibility with your Mac system. Especially edit 4K XAVC S video in FCP, Avid, iMovie, Premiere Pro, FCE, play 4K XAVC S with QuickTime player on Mac and burn 4K XAVC S to DVD on Mac. Now, I would like to share the easy 4K XAVC S to Mac solution. Now please follow the easy steps below to encode 4K XAVC S recording to Mac best supported codec, and burn 4K XAVC S to DVD on Mac.

Part 1:  How to transcode 4K XAVC S video on Mac via Mac XAVC S Converter? 

1. Download Pavtube HD Video Converter for Mac as the best Mac XAVC S Video Encoder Install and run this converter. Click "Add" or "Add from folder" and import the 4K XAVC S video into this software.

Step 2: Choose output format

Click on "Format" bar and locate the appropriate output profile. To import 4K XAVC S files to Mac, you need to convert to Mac supported formats.

Final Cut Pro 7/X

Move mouse cursor to "Final Cut Pro > Apple ProRes 422 (*.mov)" to set a FCP 7/X best codec.

Apple ProRes 422 – Higher quality than Apple ProRes 422 (LT)

Apple ProRes 422 (HQ) – Keep original video quality for editing in FCP

Apple ProRes 422 (LT) – Get a smaller file sizes than Apple ProRes 422

Apple ProRes 422 (Proxy) – SD levels – 480i/p and 576i/p. Used in offline workflows.

Apple ProRes 4444 – Edit and finish 4:4:4 material
Final Cut Express and iMovie

Choose FCE and iMovie friendly format- "iMovie and Final Cut Express > Apple Intermediate Codec (AIC) (*.mov)

Avid Media Composer 5.5/6

In order to take advantage of the plugin AMA, you have to make sure that you still keep the structure of the file folder recorded by your camera. If not, here you can set Avid DNxHD (*.mov) for natively editing in Avid MC.

Follow Common Video"> "MOV-QuickTime (*.mov)", you can get the best format for playbakck with QuickTime Player.

Step 3: Just hit the Convert button on the bottom right to kick off 4K to Mac Conversion.

After conversion, locate and select the file you want to import, then click Import for further editing in Final Cut Pro 7/X, Final Cut Express/iMovie, Avid Media Composer, etc or playing with QuickTime on Mac.

This 4K XAVC S Converter can help you convert 4K XAVC S videos for natively editing and smoothly playback on Mac. Video and audio quality and synchronization are perfectly guaranteed.

Part II. Burn 4K XAVC S videos on Mac OS X

1.Please download and install Pavtube DVD Creator for Mac, import 4K XAVC S files to the software.

2.Click the import button to load your 4K footages, you can click Add title button to add more titles.

3.Switch to Menu pane. Double-click a DVD menu beneath the Menu Template to apply it to your DVD. You can customize the background video/image, background music, text, title thumbnail and more for your DVD menu.

4.Click the Burn button to start burning 4K XAVC S movie to DVD on Mac. You can choose to burn 4K XAVC S to DVD disc, or save as ISO file, or Generate videos to DVD Folder.

Monday, November 4, 2013

Enable Kindle Fire HDX, Kindle Fire HD to play MPG/MPEG video files

Follow this simple tutorial to learn how to convert and play MPG/MPEG video files on Kindle Fire HDX, Kindle Fire HD without format limitations. 

The Kindle Fire HDX sports a high resolution screen, a very fast processor, and generally excellent media abilities, but one thing it lacks for both Kindle Fire HDX and Kindle Fire HD is support for widely used MPG/MPEG format. Thus, if you wanna watch MPG/MPEG movies on your Kindle Fire HDX, Kindle Fire HD, first you need to encode the videos to Kindle playable format like MP4 and then transfer them to your phone for playback. 

In order to successfully play MPG/MPEG and more video files on Kindle Fire HDX, Kindle Fire HD, you can just getPavtube Video Converter Ultimate , an ideal tool to convert almost any video to Fire HD/Fire HDX highly compatible video files with fast speed. 

Supporting multithreading and batch conversion, this Kindle Video Converter works perfectly on converting standard video formats and HD video formats to all regular video formats like MP4, MOV, MKV, FLV, AVI, WMV, MPG, ASF, etc. with smart video editing features. The audio/video synchronization is very good, the size of the subtitles too. The time it takes to convert in this software is almost half that in other. The equivalent Mac version is Pavtube Video Converter Ultimate on MAC. Just download the right version and follow the below guide.

This two programs are 20% off  at Pavtube Thanksgiving Giveaway

Convert MPG/MPEG to Play on Kindle Fire HDX,Kindle Fire HD smoothly 

The below guide uses Video Converter Windows screenshots. The way to encode MPG/MPEG files to your Kindle Fire HDX,Kindle Fire HD on Mac is almost the same. Just make sure you get the right version.

Step 1: Download, install and launch the excellent MPG/MPEG to Kindle Fire HDX,Kindle Fire HD Converter. 

Click "Add Video" or "Add from folder" to import your source materials in .mkv format. Besides MPG/MPEG, you can also load FLV, MKV, MPG/MPEG, WMV, VOB, TiVo, MPG, MOV, etc. files to the program. Batch conversion is supported so that you can add multiple files.

Step 2: Choose the output video format and output folder. 

Click "Format" bar and move mouse to "Android" column, you can easily find the profile of Amazon Kindle Fire HDX,Kindle Fire HD H.264(*.mp4). The output videos could fit on your device perfectly. And choose the destination folder to save the converted videos. If you like, you can click "Settings" to change the video encoder, resolution, frame rate, etc. as you wish.

Step 3: After above settings, you can start the MPG/MPEG to MP4 Conversion for Kindle Fire HDX,Kindle Fire HD.

Once the process completes, download and transfer the converted MP4 videos to your Kindle Fire HDX,Kindle Fire HD via USB cable. Then you are free to enjoy and play MPG/MPEG videos on Kindle Fire HDX,Kindle Fire HD 7"/8.9" as you like.

P.S. If you have no idea about Kindle Fire HDX,Kindle Fire HD file transfer, you cancheck out my old post Synchronizing Your Content files (Videos, Pictures, Music) to Kindle Fire HDX,Kindle Fire HD to learn more.

If your movie isn't already in one of the supported formats or it's still on a DVD or a Blu-ray, you can get the 20% OFF Blu-ray Video Converter Ultimate (or the 20% OFF iMedia Converter Mac) which can help you rip Blu-ray/DVD, and convert various formats of 720p/1080p HDX videos in MKV, MPG/MPEG, TiVo, VOB, MPG, MTS, etc. to your Kindle Fire HDX,Kindle Fire HD 7"/8.9, the original Kindle Fire and other Android os tablets for smoothly playing.

See Also:

Ripping Blu-ray for Kindle Fire HDX 8.9
Converting DVD to Kindle Fire HD
Syncing iTunes with Kindle Fire HDX 7
Download Digital Copy to Kindle Fire HDX 7/8.9
Get Kindle Fire HDX 7 to Play all 1080p/720p MKV

Friday, November 1, 2013

How do I Convert mov files to DVD for playing on Mac

Summary: This article will show you how to successfully burn/write mov clips to DVD for playing with DVD players/Xbox 360/Playstation 3 on Mac OS X.

Running on Mac OSX 10.8.5. Trying to burn .MOV file to DVD and playback on 3 different DVD players/Xbox 360/Playstation3. Should be an easy task, however, I cannot get any of the aforementioned players to read the disk. I burned the .MOV to several different brands of DVD-R and DVD+R success. Each player cannot read the disk. Each disk time the correct file structure (Audio TS and Video TS directories) is made but the disk cannot be played from any device other than a laptop (plays on both Windows and Mac laptops). I have not been able to burn a DVD that will play back on anything other than a laptop - please advise. Thanks.

If you have recorded some mov footages, it is a great idea to burn them to DVD for sharing with your deal friends. However, it is not so easy to burn MOV files into DVD for the H.264 codec. Before burning, you need to choose one program files to DVD that will play on DVD players/Xbox 360/Playstation3. Here I want to throw this guide for him to show the easy way to burn/make/convert MOV clips to DVD for playback and backup. If you have the same problem, you can take this article as reference.

How to burn/make MOV videos to DVD on Mac?

Free tools:

iDVD for Mac Users

Note: The good thing is that It is free, but sometimes it may not work or not meet your need, so don’t expect too much from it.

Professional and Perfect tools – DVD Creator for Mac:

Here a useful tool or software- Pavtube DVD Creator for Mac is recommended to you. Now Pavtube has released its Mac version. The DVD maker for Mac can help you burn any kind of video (MXF, MKV, AVI, MP4, WMV, MOV, TiVo, etc) to playable DVD with customized Menu and soundtrack . With its simple wizard-style user interface and powerful editing features, DVD authoring and burning can’t be easier.

Choosing DVD menu template/style, menu text, display aspect ratio and background for the DVD menu and setting chapter mark and playback mode, a DVD with your favourite style will present in front of your eyes!

Cant wait to have a try? Below is how MOV to DVD Burner works

Free download this Mac MOV to DVD burnner. You can see the main interface. Connect your DVD Writer and insert a blank DVD.

2. Load your mov files into the DVD creator for Mac. Transfer and copy the footage onto your computer.

  • a. Drag and drop source files to source area (details in Source Screen)
  • b. Select “add Files” from the drop-down list of Quick Start menu

Each file is recognized as a chapter after being imported to DVD Creator. Press on “Add title” button to add more titles. And you can do some arrangement for titles or chapters.

3. You can Edit movie clip and Customize your DVD menu

Pavtube DVD Creator for mac will enables you to edit your videos with trim, crop, watermark, effect settings, audio replacing settings features if necessary before burnning.

Tip: Swich to “Audio” Tab from Edit, and add audio to target video file so that you can replace the original audio track with favorite melody. Check the box of “Enable” and click “Browse” button and select the audio or video file you’d like to add. You may check “Loop” to make the audio repeat in order to fit the full length of the video.

This MOV-to-DVD Creator also allows you to design and create your own DVD menu or add background picture as well as music to make your DVD more personalized. To use a preset menu template and simply double-click on the template.

4. Preview Created DVD-Video. It’s great that you can preview the created DVD before burning to make sure everything is going well, and then you can choose to burn a DVD disc, a DVD folder, or a DVD ISO.

5. Start burning.

Click the “Burn” button to start burning mov files to DVD on Mac – video to a writable DVD (or ISO image) that will plays on standard DVD player after burning. Now you have finished the burning process and get the created DVD for watching on DVD players/Xbox 360/Playstation 3.

With this professional MOV to DVD Maker, you will find it pretty easy to convert mov files to DVD for you to enjoy a quality time watching movies with your family at home.


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