Monday, May 26, 2014

Testing: Share my way to rip BD/DVD to MP4 on Mac for my iPad, Apple TV, PS 3, Xbox 360, Roku and other players

If you like to get my Blu-ray and DVD discs for viewing on computer or other devices, all you need is a bit of hardware and software to make it all possible. Here is my test for ripping my movies and I wanna share to all of you guys here.

I like collecting Blu-ray and DVD movies and what I find most wonderful is to take my BD/DVD discs for viewing on-the-go or when sitting at work writing code. Besides,  I owned one Blu-ray player in the house, but I'm annoyed by one unskippable warning or commercial after another as below.

As we know, commercial pre-recorded DVD and Blu-ray discs are typically protected with some form of copy protection. In the US, a controversial law called the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) has criminalized any attempt to decrypt protected content, even if the consumer has legally purchased the content.

And because of this, I choose to exercise my fair-use right to format-shift my movies into something more convenient. Making a personal backup of movies you own is in a legal gray-area in the U.S. The encryption is where the line is drawn. You’ve been warned!


The Mac used for this tutorial is an 17″ MacBook Pro (early-2011) with a 64-bit quad-core 2.2 GHz Intel Core i7 processor, 16 GB of RAM, OS X Mountain Lion, and a standard, built-in Superdrive. The external BD-R drive is a Buffalo MediaStation 6X USB 2.0 Portable Blu-Ray Writer.

Backing-up your discs

Pretty much every Mac since the early 2000s has shipped with a DVD drive, so these are easy to come by. For backing up personal DVDs so that they can be format-shifted, here Pavtube DVDAid for Mac is highly recommended. A license is a paltry $21 now.  It is a professional Mac DVD ripping tool with strong ability to remove DVD protection and  transcode DVD to any video and audio format for using.

Main features:
  • Best DVD ripping software on the market
  • Rip and convert DVD movies to MP4/AVI/MKV/WMV,etc with high quality.
  • Makes 1:1 copy of original DVD Disc without quality loss with all audio streams, subtitle tracks, extras, etc.
  • It’s simple to use and well worth the investment.
  • Support latest DVD
  • Support adding *.srt and *.ass subtitle
Backing up is as easy as A, B,C, you just need to inserting the DVD, launching DVDAid, choosing format, and clicking "Convert". You can expect a rip to take 1-2 hours, depending on the size of the disc.

Someone will try RipIt, but I think it is a little expensive, and this program does not work if you are now using Mac 10.9 Mavericks, so I think it is not recommended according to my experience.

Read the detailed info: Alternative to RipIt for Mac to Rip DVD on Mac 10.9 Mavericks

For Blu-ray discs, you first need a Blu-ray drive. For backing up personal Blu-rays so that they can be format-shifted, Pavtube ByteCopy for Mac is highly recommendedA license is  $29.4 now. It can rip commercial Blu-ray and DVD movies to MKV container format with multiple audio tracks and subtitles included. Besides Pavtube ByteCopy for Mac is also able to encode my BD/DVD for playback on PC and HD media player.

Main features:
  • Automatically detect Blu-ray/DVD main movie
  • Full disc copy Blu-ray/DVD by chapters without quality loss
  • Rip/convert/backup BD/DVD to any other format for playback on any iOS/Android/Windows tablets and phones
  • Backup BD/DVD to MKV format with multi audio/subtitle tracks and chapter markers without any quality loss.
  • Convert BD/DVD to MP4/MOV with multi audio (language) tracks
  • Add SRT, ASS, and SSA subtitles to BD/DVD movie
  • Edit BD/DVD movies: trim off commercials, crop off black bars, merge several chapters into one, split one movie into several pieces, and more
  • Support latest BD and DVD 
I didn't choose MakeMKV as it only makes.mkv files and a license is somewhere in the $60-$80 range, too expensive for me.

Reviews: ByteCopy for Mac- Top Alternative to Mac MakeMKV on Mac OS X

Backing up is as simple as inserting the Blu-ray disc, launching ByteCopy, and choosing "Lossless/encoded Multi-track MKV(*.mkv)” and click "Convert". You can expect a rip to take 45m-1h15m, depending on the size of the disc.

If you’re on Windows, check-out DVDAid and ByteCopy.

Format-Shifting to MP4/H.264/AAC

Video files are a lot more complicated than most people realize. You may have heard words like MKV, MPEG-4, AVI, MP3, AAC and other acronyms.

The short explanation is that every video file is made up of 3 different parts: the video stream, the audio stream, and the container. The audio and video are synced-up (a.k.a., “multiplexed” or “muxed”) and are bundled together into a single file using a container format.

If you want to make yourself a little more educated about this stuff, check out the “Video on the Web” chapter of Dive Into HTML5 by Mark Pilgrim. For this exercise, just know that we want to end up with an H.264 video stream and an AAC audio stream, wrapped up inside an MP4 container.

For this, we’ll use Pavtube BDMagic for Mac. A license is  $39.2 now. It can copy Blu-ray and DVD with original structure, and convert 2D/3D Blu-rays and standard DVDs to watchable video/audio format for mobile devices.

Main features: 

  • Rip Blu-ray 3D/2D discs to MP4, AVI, MKV, MOV, WMV, etc. without video-audio sync issues
  • Directly copy the latest releases of Blu-ray/DVD movies in fast speed
  • The broad support of multimedia devices, such as Apple iDevice, Android devices, Windows devices, PSP, PS3, Xbox 360, etc.
  • Convert Blu-ray for editing on Mac.
  • Add *.srt, *.ass, or *.ssa subtitle files to BD/DVD movie or videos
  • Customize video/audio parameters, resize video screen, rip files in batches, etc.
  • Edit video by trimming, cropping, merging, adding video effects and audio editor
The freeware like Handbrake can only deal with the non-protected Blu-ray movies. Also even some paid Blu-ray ripping programs can't successfully finish this task. So I didn't select. 

Get the Best Handbrake Equivalent for Win/Mac(OS X Mavericks included)

Pavtube BDMagic for Mac will take our personal backups as input, and produce an.mp4 (or .m4v or other files — same thing) as output for watching.

BDMagic for Mac comes with a good set of default settings. If you don’t know what you’re doing, feel free to use those. I’ve tweaked my settings a bit as I prefer higher-quality files at the cost of a larger file size.

See the following screenshots for information on my presets.

The biggest difference between these is that the video bitrate for DVDs is 3,000 kbps while for Blu-rays it’s 10,000 kbps.

If you’re using my presets, choose DVD (480p) if your source is a DVD backup, or Blu-ray (1080p) if your source is a Blu-ray backup. It may also be helpful to check out the BDMagic for Mac Quick-Start Guide if you’re new to the tool.

Click the "Load disc" button. Once you’ve queued-up all of the movies you want to format-shift, click the "Convert" button. On the reference hardware listed above, DVDs typically take 45m-1h30m to fully encode a new MP4 file. Blu-rays take 4-6 hours. In both cases, Pavtube BDMgaic for Mac will leverage as much of your CPU and RAM as possible, so don’t expect to be able to do much with your computer until its done.

There is a box of video “Bitrate” on the Profile panel, which is related to file size and quality. By default “medium quality” is applied, which means a Blu-ray of 20GB will be downsized to 8-9GB, and the picture quality is great on PC and HDTV. When “high quality” is set, the file size is doubled, and video quality will be improved (unnoticeably on PC). When “low quality” is set, the file size will be cut down to around 3GB, and you get videos of DVD quality.If having a 15-20 GB copy of Robocop 2014 is too much, lower the video bitrate for the Blu-ray (1080p) setting from 10,000 kbps. The lower the setting, the worse the quality, but the smaller the file size.

One more tip: 1080p video has a resolution of 1920×1080. The smaller the screen, the less there is for your eyes to notice, so you can be more forgiving of lower-quality. However, if you’re stretching1920×1080 across your nice new 55″ LED TV, a low-quality file will make your whole movie-watching experience suck. The bigger the TV, the better you want the quality to be.

Metadata and Artwork

Once you have your .mp4 or .m4v file, you’ll want to give it a proper name and add the metadata and artwork to the file. The format I use is ().mp4 (e.g.,My Favorite Movie (1080p).mp4).

It’s possible that you may have heard of AtomicParsley, MetaX or MetaZ before. They all suck. Check out Subler instead.

Subler queries The Movie DB for movie data and artwork, and uses TVDB for TV show data. While The Movie DB has a pretty awesome selection of movie artwork, I’m generally unimpressed with the TV show artwork. For that, I use Get Video Artwork and download the iTunes-compatible, square-shaped TV show artwork.

Save your changes, and Subler will write the video metadata and artwork into the file.

Streaming via iTunes

I have an Xbox 360, a Playstation 3, and two Apple TVs at home. I also have an iPad 2, iPad 3 and an iPad mini. Needless to say, I watch a lot of movies and TV shows.

Because the video files tend to be so large, I use an external hard drive attached to my Mac to store the video files. I then tell iTunes where to find the movie by option-dragging the MP4 file from Finder into iTunes’ Movie pane. The option-drag tells iTunes “here’s a pointer to the movie, but don’t copy it onto my built-in hard drive”.

Now it’s time to watch your movie!

My iPad supports 1080p video. Simply sync the movie to your iPad and watch it on-the-go.

As long as your computer running iTunes and your Apple TV are on the same network and are both configured to use the same Home Sharing account, you should be able to start streaming the movie to your Apple TV right away. (I would always recommend a hard-wired network connection, otherwise a Wireless-N connection. A Wireless-G connection is likely going to require more buffering or have choppy playback.)

To stream to your Playstation 3, you’ll need to be running a DLNA server on your Mac. Medialink ($20) can be installed as a System Preference and automatically serve your iTunes content to your Playstation 3.

To stream to your Xbox 360, you’ll need to be running a similar server which the Xbox understands. Connect360 ($20) can be installed as a System Preference and automatically serve your iTunes content to your Xbox 360.

Since MP4/H.264/AAC is the industry-wide standard for all modern-age video, pretty much any smartphone, tablet, laptop, operating system, and streaming device created since 2004 can play this format out-of-the-box. Even ancient OS’s like Windows XP have been updated to support this format. Go nuts.

Isn’t it quite easy? Just several mouse clicks, you have finished Blu-ray backup or ripping and obtained the wanted .mp4/.m4v files. Now time for enjoy!

Blu-ray Disc (also known as Blu-ray or BD) is an optical disc storage medium designed to supersede the standard DVD format. Its main uses are for storing high-definition video, PlayStation 3 games, and other data, with up to 25 GB per single layered, and 50 GB per dual layered disc. The disc has the same physical dimensions as standard DVDs and CDs.

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Related articles:

How to Save Pictures from a DVD to a Mac
How to Play DVD with VLC Media Player
Effortlessly Backup Disney’s Blu-ray movies without quality loss on Mac

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

How to convert MKV to M4V with external srt subtitles embedded

Summary: This article will show you how to convert MKV to M4V and add srt subtitles on Win/Mac (Windows 8.1 and Mavericks included) by Pavtube Video Converter Ultimate. 


Hi everyone,

I want to ge all my MKV files to be natively played on my iPhone 5S/5C, iPad Air and Apple TV 3. I'd like to know if it's possible to create an iTunes-like file from the MKV, which would be an M4V file for easily syncing to my Apple devices. Plus, I want to add an external .srt subtitle embedded into the M4V output. This way, I'll end up with a file format similar to that from the iTunes Store, and no transcoding would be necessary for any of my iOS devices.

Any thoughts? 

MKV is a container format that like AVI, MP4 or ASF that can store various video, audio, picture or subtitle tracks inside a single file. Since it is an open standard free container format, nowadays we can easily download various sorts of MKV files online free of charge.

Have saved many MKV files and want to transfer these fantastic videos to your idevice, such as iPod, iPhone or iPad for playback as above? You might have found out that some kinds of MKV files are unaccepted by your Mac application or Apple products, then you need to convert MKV to M4V on Mac, for M4V is fully compatible with iTunes. After that, you can easily stream and sync the converted files to your iPod, iPhone or iPad for playing. This article focuses on the best and easiest way to convert MKV to M4V with srt subtitles.

First and for the most, you need to choose a professional app- Pavtube Video Converter Ultimate as your assistant. It can finish the entire MKV to M4V conversion task with super high speed and keep the output files in good quality simultaneously.

  • Integrate with BDMagic, DVDAid, and any Video Converter.
  • Convert Blu-ray/DVD 3D/2D movies in batch to MP4, M4V, MOV, AVI, MKV, WMV, MPG, VOB, DV files with 3D/2D effects.
  • Support all Video files (MTS, TS, M2TS, M2T, MKV, MXF, AVI, VOB, MPG, M4V, WMV, FLV, VRO, EVO, M2V, 3GP, MOV) to to any file formats for palying, editing and sharing
  • Add *.srt, *.ass, or *.ssa subtitle files to BD/DVD movie or videos.
  • Directly copy the latest releases of Blu-ray/DVD movies in fast speed.
  • Help enjoy BD/DVD movies & camcorder videos on iOS/Android/Windows Tablets & Phones, and HD Media Players.
Now go to download, install and run Pavtube Video Converter Ultimate, and you’re allowed trying the trial version to test the functions firstly.

How to convert MKV to M4V embedded with SRT/ASS/SSA subtitle you need?

Step 1. Import your source MKV files.

Click “Add Video” to load MKV files to Pavtube Video Converter Ultimate.

Step 2. Choose a suitable output format.

Choose a desired output format by clicking the “Format” option. Then, choose "Common Video > M4V - MPEG-4 Video(*.m4v)" for play on your iPod, iPhone or iPad playing.

Tips: To get M4V files with high quality and meet your own demand, you are allowed adjusting the video and audio parameters for output M4V files including Codec, Bitrate, Size, Frame Rate and so on.

Step 3. Export M4V video with subtitle you want.

Now, it’s time to save subtitle to M4V video permanently.

First of all, you need to find your language subtitle from website. Though there is no 100% guarantees of availability, you still have great chances to get you desired language subtitle after an easy search on Google. Best subtitle file searching method: “movie title” + “your preferred language” + “subtitle” as the search strings. Here I share four free subtitle files download website:
Of course, you can also download the subtitle edit software, make a custom subtitle you need and different style through font, color, size, position, transparency, etc.

After getting subtitle files from internet, choose “Edit” button to launch the video editing window. Go to “Subtitle” tab, check “Enable”, then click “Browse” button to load an external subtitle files (.srt, .ssa or .ass). After the subtitle is loaded, click “OK” button to return to the primary window.

Tip: By click “Edit” button, you can also do some simple editor: Trim, Corp, Add Watemark, Special Effect, Deinterlacing, Audio Editor.

Step 4. Convert MKV to M4V embedded with subtitle you need.

Finally, click “Convert” button to start conversion. Then click “Open” button to find the generated M4V files, the subtitle you need will be written permanently on the output video and sync to your iPod, iPhone or iPad via iTunes.
Tips: Acceleration will speed up the MKV to M4V conversion and help to save time for you. You can find it under “Option”:

Besides that, 
Pavtube Video Converter Ultimate also support directly Copy M2TS file from Blu-ray Disc to hard drive without extras, you can save 100% intact M2TS main movie from your Blu-ray Disc without any quality loss to get perfect backup from BD 50 to BD 50 or BD 25 to BD 25. Let’s try this amazing software. The Mac version is iMedia Converter for Mac.
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What are subtitles?

Subtitles are textual versions of the dialog in TV programs, movies, animes, etc., usually put at the bottom of the screen. People who can’t understand the spoken dialogue could still know what is playing by watching subtitles. It’s also a good way to learn foreign language by adding subtitles.

There are two common types of subtitles – softsub and hardsub, which are added to videos temporarily or permanently with different software. Hard subtitle is added to M4V video in this article. As for the softsub, they can be display while playing with compatible media player. For example, when you’re using VLC Media Player to watch video, you’re able to load subtitle from Video > Subtitle Track > Load File.

More tips:

If you are a DVD lover, turn to the gudie to learn watch DVD movies with External Subtitles (srt/ass/ssa) on Android/iOS device.

For BD disc owners, read how to backup Blu-ray movies to iOS devices (iPad, iPhone, iPod) with forced subtitle.

That’s all. Happy every day!

See also:

DVD Subtitle Ripper - Rip DVD with Forced Subtitles Getting a SRT file to MP4- How to add srt subtitles to MP4 video natively?
Backup Blu-ray disc to Mac with forced subtitles 

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Thursday, May 15, 2014

How to Free Copy DVD to AVI Using Pavtube Free DVDAid

Description: Want to free convert DVD to AVI format for a good enjoyment? This tutorial will tell how to get it done using Pavtube Free DVDAid.

DVD is known for a large capacity, reliable reading, and long life usage, which makes DVD one of the most important storage medium in the digital world. To take whole DVD movies or favorite clips along with you on your mobile devices or simply watch them on your computer, you may need convert your DVD collection to some popular format like AVI. Here we outline some basics about how the ripping process works, the benefits of conversion, you should be aware of when using a free DVD to AVI converter.

How it Works:

AVI (Audio Video Interleaved) is a common compression format for audio and video files. Like MPEG files, there are various compression schemes that affect the quality, size and device-compatibility of the files. Each of these compression schemes is known as a codec – short for coder-decoder, which is basically what a codec does. The various codecs bundled within the best DVD to AVI converter software will code your DVD files to be decoded by the devices that play AVI files.

Reasons to Convert:

Less Space – This is a great way not only to save space on your hard drive but to reduce the number of boxes full of DVDs in the corner of your living room.

More Mobile – By converting files from DVD to AVI, you can watch your movies on more platforms. You can put the files on your smartphone or game station, or just upload them online to watch whenever you have an internet connection.

Backup – By using a DVD to AVI converter, you can create a backup copy of your favorite DVDs just in case the original discs are damaged. Keeping a digital copy off-site is also good practice in the case of a disaster.

Video Editor – A lot of DVD to AVI converters come with editing tools. These can be used to add effects, crop video, create segments and specify which audio and subtitle tracks to include. If your video was shot in poor lighting, or if you want to change the aspect ratio, these applications are a great way to make the changes you want.

There are many third-party programs out there that can help you to get your DVD to AVI format. Pavtube Free DVDAid is highly recommended for ripping DVD to readable/playable/editable format. It is professional and easy to use for editing and conversion an makes great quality copies of DVD. The synchronization of audio and video and superfast conversion speed are also wonderful.

Note: Definitely a Mac user can get Free DVDAid for Mac. And the way to convert DVD for Mac is the same as Windows.

What you need for converting DVD:

* Free DVDAid (for Windows or Mac)
* DVD drive
* Net connection
* DVD disc you want to convert
* Enough storage space

Click "Download" button to directly use the Pavtube Free DVDAid on your PC/Mac.

How to free copy/convert DVD to AVI on Windows with free DVDAid

Step 1. Import DVD source.

Insert one of DVD discs you need to convert and then double click the icon on the desktop to launch the software. Click "Import DVD" icon and select the DVD disc in the drop-down list.

Tips: After having load DVD successfully, the actual Main Title will be ticked automatically by the software. And only by clicking the selected Main Title, you are able to select Subtitles tracks and Audio tracks on the interface and preview the whole movie in the preview window on the right.

Step 2. Choose an output format and make settings.

Go to Format menu and choose a suitable format you want in the drop-down format list.

Click "Format" menu to choose "AVI HD Video(*.avi)" under "HD Video" option which is perfect for storing on hard drive and playing.

Step 3. Click "Settings" button on the interface you will do to video and audio parameters of output profiles.

Here, you will see detailed parameters, estimated target files size and free disk space. If you want a smaller size when the free disk apace is not enough, you can choose to adjust Bitrates (kbps) and Size (pix). Choosing a little lower Bitrates and Size will help you to get a smaller target file.

Step 4.  Now, you can free convert DVD to AVI format by clicking the "Convert" button.

During the conversion starts, you will get the following window about the conversion. You can see the Time elapsed and Time left and it will keep you informed of timely state of conversion. A definite number will give you a clear progress of conversion.

Once completed, you can click "Open output folder" to locate the generated files. If you have closed the conversion window after conversion, don't worry, "Open" button on the interface can also bring you to the output files, very convenient!

More features about Free DVDAid:

1. Click "Edit" icon on the interface, you will be able to see every individual frame there, rotate and flip it. And what's more, you can cut off the undesired part, crop output size, edit output audio, and add subtitles, etc. Go to try it if you need.

2. Click "Option" icon on the interface and then go to Acceleration option, you can choose to check Enable GPU acceleration, which will help to speed up conversion. Here you can check your graphic card is supported or not.

With great decrypting capability, high quality video output and popular video format for outputing, Pavtube Free DVDAid ranks top on the list of free DVD ripping application. It will bring you great experience of converting DVD and you cannot suffer any video and audio out of sync issue.


If you have no idea about how to choose the most suitable format for a certain device, like iPad Mini 2, iPad Air, Galaxy NotePro, Galaxy S5 etc., or you want to editing some clips from DVD on Windows/Mac editing software, upgrading to full version is your best choice.

The upgraded version supports converting DVD to MP4/M4V files and has built-in the best compatible format for many devices and named after the certain device. So you just need to go to the certain device under format menu and choose a format. That is so easy.

Moreover, "Directly Copy" will help you to 100% backup the intact main movie of DVD, and "Copy the entire disc" will support 1:1 backup the whole movie with original structure and chapter mark. It is a better way to copy DVD for playback and safekeeping.

See also:
How to convert DVD to MP4 with ease in Windows or Mac
Top Blu-ray Ripper- Rip and Convert Blu-ray to MP4
Move Disney DVDs to kid's tablet with multi-track for more enjoyment

Thursday, May 8, 2014

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Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Get “The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug” movie to play on your Galaxy Note Pro 12.2

Summary: A step-by-step guide to show how to watch “The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug” movie on Galaxy Note Pro 12.2 with best video quality.

The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug release date is set for December 13, 2013. It is the second film in Peter Jackson’s The Hobbit trilogy based on the novels by revered author J.R.R Tolkien. The final movie in The Hobbit trilogy, There and Back Again, will hit theaters December 17, 2014.

If you like the upcoming “The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug” movie and want to backup for watching again on your Galaxy Note Pro 12.2 with 2,560x1,600-pixel screen resolution display, how to get it done with ease? As we know, most movies are released with Blu-ray/DVD disc or other video files and Galaxy Note Pro 12.2 only plays its preferred video stuff. MPEG-4 and H.264 are always the most compatible formats with Samsung Galaxy Note Pro 12.2.

CES 2014: Samsung Galaxy Note Pro 12.2 Tablet Announced Ahead Of the iPad Pro
Samsung's big 12.2-in Galaxy Note Pro tablet -- First look

What we need?

To transfer “The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug” to Galaxy Note Pro, the first step is to remove commercial Blu-ray discs and DVDs protection from film studio and convert all kinds of video files to Galaxy Note Pro 12.2. The operations for transcoding “The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug” movies is not complex, you can follow this guide to see how easy it is!

After several trials, we recommended this Galaxy Note Pro Video Converter Ultimate which is powerful in quick decrypting the protected discs within a few clicks. Also it's capable of converting BD/DVD discs and various videos to 1080p/720p MP4 for Galaxy Note Pro 12.2.

Learn More: Top 5 Best Video Converter Ultimate Review

FYI: its Mac version is renamed as iMedia Converter for Mac.

Free download the right version and follow the steps below:

How to convert “The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug” movie to Galaxy Note Pro 12.2 optimized video format?

Guide Steps:

Step 1. Load Media Files to Galaxy Note Pro Video Converter Ultimate.

Install and run the Pavtube Video Converter Ultimate, click the top left “Load files” to load Blu-ray/DVD from disc drive, folder or ISO/IFO; or load your video files like MKV, AVI, VOB, Tivo, WMV, MTS, MXF, MOV, TOD, MOD, 3GP, FLV, F4V, M4V, etc. by clicking the second icon “Add video”.

Note that your computer needs an external BD drive for loading Blu-ray/DVD movie.

Step 2. Set output format for Galaxy Note Pro 12.2.

To play movies and videos on Galaxy Note Pro 12.2, you need to set a compatible format for the smartphone. This Galaxy Note Pro Movie Converter provides presets for Galaxy Note series. You can click on the pull down menu of “Format” to choose “Samsung -> Samsung Galaxy Note(*.mp4)” for conversion.

Step 3. Customize video specs. (Optional)

For people who want to further customizing output video size and quality, you can click “Settings” on the bottom to enter Profile Settings Window, and customize video size, frame rate, bitrate, codec and sample rate(Hz). In general, the higher bit rate, the bigger output file size.

According to video testing result, for watching videos on the Android tablet, 720p with 1500~2500kbps is just all right.

Step 4. Convert Blu-ray/DVD movies and Various Videos to Galaxy Note Pro 12.2.

Now click "Convert" button to start converting Blu-ray/DVD/Video to Galaxy Note Pro 12.2 MP4. When the conversion task is finished, you can click “Open output folder” button to get the videos ready for playback on Galaxy Note Pro 12.2.

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Keep in mind that some of the settings can be tweaked to improve the video quality but it's a balance between quality and size. Using the settings we suggested, a 120-minute Blu-ray encoded to about a 1.3GB MP4 file.

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