Thursday, February 26, 2015

Can the iPad Air 2 play 720p or 1080p MKV files on Mac natively?

Summary: Chances are you need an effective way to play 1080p, 720p MKV files on iPad Air 2 by converting MKV to iPad supported video formats.  
With 9.7-inch low reflectivity Retina screen, iPad Air 2 is a great tablet which allows you to enjoy the vivid images beyond the limits of your eyes. <Review: Apple Leaks the New iPad Air 2 >. 

Adding MKV movies to iPad Air 2

After you got the iPad Air 2 tablet, you may want to copy some 1080p or 720p Videos to iPad Air 2 for watching. But how to watch 1080p and 720p HD videos like MKV, WMV and AVI on iPad Air 2 smoothly and make them perfectly match the premium screen of iPad Air 2? Here, check out this top iMedia Converter for Mac and convert 1080p/720p MKV movies to your iPad Air 2 with supported format

Tip: For Windows users, Pavtube offers freeware MKV to iPad Air 2 Converter to convert MKV to iPad Air in lossless quality. 

Steps on: How to Play 1080p/720p MKV movies on iPad Air 2 on Mac with perfect quality 
Step 1: Import 1080p, 720p MKV 

Run the iPad Air 2 MKV Converter for Mac. Click "Add File" to load one or multiple .mkv file(s) into the program. Besides MKV, you can also load FLV, AVI, WMV, VOB, TiVo, MPG, MOV, etc.  

MKV to iPad Air 2 Converter

Note: You can also use this iMedia Converter for Mac to help you rip Blu-ray/DVD or ISO files to iPad Air 2. Enjoy it! 
Step 2: Choose the right file format for iPad Air 2 

Click “Format” bar, you can get the optimized videos for iPad Air under iPad > iPad Air HD Video(*.mp4). To get 1080p video quality, just choose iPad>iPad Air Full HD Video(*.mp4). 

best file format for iPad Air 2

Tip: If you like, you can click “Settings” to change the video encoder, resolution, frame rate, etc. as you wish. 
best settings for iPad Air 2

What’s point? The supported resolution of iPad Air goes up to 1080p, though video playback and most apps never break out of 720p. For watching videos on iPad Air, 720p with 1500~2500kbps is just all right. I found bitrate higher results in big file size, and lower visible quality loss, and vice versa. 
Step 3: Start 1080p/720p MKV Videos to iPad Air 2 Conversion 
Tap the Conversion button, it will start 720p/1080p videos to MP4 conversion for iPad Air 2 on Mac immediately. Click “Open” to find the result MP4 videos after the conversion and transfer them to your device with ease. 

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Sunday, February 22, 2015

Chromecast MKV- Solve MKV files won't transcode to Chromecast issue

A step by step guide on how to convert MKV to Chromecast playable MP4 format to solve MKV wouldn't transcode to Chromecast issue.

mkv files won't transcode to Chromecast

Here is my situation: I have a large number of "mkv" movies. Plex will play the .mkv movies fine on my PC using the Plex Web interface. Now the problem: This is a Chromecast forum so I'll start there. When I use the native cast utility within Plex, the video will not transcode to the Chromecast. The audio makes the trip, but the screen remains gray with a mish-mash of mainly purple pixels along the top edge. I have tried varying the connection playback options (all the obvious things) but no deal. Would you help me out? Thanks!!
mkv files won't transcode to Chromecast

Google Chromecast is a digital media player that allows you to stream MP4, WebM, MPEG-DASH, Smooth Streaming, and HTTP Live Streaming (HLS) video formats on your High Definition Television (HDTV). The MKV video which can't be played with audio through Chromecast may contain DTS or AC3 audio codec which is unsupported by Chromecast. If you would like to stream and play unsupported local MKV video through a Chromecast, you have to first of all convert your mkv videos into Chromecast compatible ones.

Here Pavtube Video Converter Ultimate is suggested. Acting as the Chromecast video converter as well as audio converter, it can easily convert various formats, not only MKV, but also MOV, M4V, MPG, MXF, MTS, M2TS, M2T, AVI, FLV, VOB, WMV, WTV, DVR, DV, SWF, TS, and etc to Chromecast supported video format and tons of audio file like AMR, AC3, AAC, APE, WMA, WAV, M4A, M4R, CAF, VOC, QCP, MP2, 3GA, and etc to Chromecast compatible audio format. In addition, it supports 150+ video presets for popular devices like the iPad, Android devices, game console, etc. For Mac users, get the equivalent Mac version. Just get the right version and follow the steps below to convert MKV for adding to Chromecast.

(Read Best Ultimate Video Converter Review) 

Download Video Converter for Chromecast:

Tutorial: Casting local MKV video files to Chromecast

Step 1: Load original MKV files

Click "Add Video" button on the main interface to load your MKV files to the program. (Drag & Drop function is included.)

Step 2: Select output format

Click "Format" and choose MP4 from "Common Video" or HD MP4 from "HD MP4" as output format, which can be recognized by Chromecast easily.

Tip: Adjust the video and audio parameters including the Bitrate of Video&Audio, Video Size, Sample Rate, Frame Rate, Audio Channels, etc., by clicking the "Settings" button on the main interface for getting the best quality.

Step 3: Start MKV to Chromecast Conversion

Tap the ConverT button on the main interface to start transcoding MKV to Chromecast. The process will be finished soon. After the conversion, you can easily find the encoded MKV video clips in the destination folder by clicking "Open" button to locate the converted video files. Drag the video file you want to play into the Chrome browse and click the browser extension, select "Cast this tab", the local video will be streamed to TV directly for easy playback.

With the new optimized acceleration technology, the super speed video conversion now is 6X faster than before and surpasses most regular video converters. What's more, this video file converter ensures zero quality loss. With its built-in video editor, you can personalize and retouch your videos in clicks.

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Source: How to Cast unsupported MKV video Files through a Chromecast 

Thursday, February 19, 2015

Put and Sync iTunes, Amazon and Digital Copy movies to Galaxy Tab 3 Kids Edition

This article will show you how to convert DRM protected iTunes, Amazon and Digital Copy movies to Galaxy Tab 3 Kids Edition for you kids with the best DRM Movie Converter.

Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 7.0 Kids’ 1024 x 600 7-inch display is crisp enough for viewing images, watching movies and playing games. It well support videos up to 1080p. For common children’s film, we can directly transfer them onto Galaxy Tab 3 Kids Edition for playback; but for the kids’ movies downloaded from iTunes, Amazon and Blu-ray/DVD Digital Copy, we may have to take a small bending.
Sync iTunes, Amazon and Digital Copy movies to Galaxy Tab 3 Kids Edition

As is know to all, videos purchased from iTunes, Amazon, Digital Copy, etc are always be protected by DRM and are prevented from copying, transferring and being played on the unauthorized PCs or other non-apple video playback devices. Fortunately, by removing DRM protection and converting these DRM video to Galaxy Tab 3 Kids Edition supported MP4 format, you can make DRMed movies playable on Galaxy Tab 3 Kids tablet.

What you just need is a DRM video converter. Here Pavtube ChewTune is highly recommended. It is the highly-praised DRM remover and video converter which can strip DRM from iTunes, Amazon, Blockbuster, BBC iPlayer, Rhapsody movie, video, music, tv shows, Digital Copy and convert them to Galaxy Tab 3 Kids highly compatible MP4 with nearly 100% preserved quality. Simply follow the steps below to bypass the drm protection and watch DRM videos with Galaxy Tab 3 Kids Edition. (Read Top 5 DRM Removal and Converter Review)

Convert iTunes/Digital Copy/Amazon videos to Galaxy Tab 3 Kids Edition

Step 1. Download Pavtube DRM Video Recorder.

There's no time limitation in the trail version; feel free to give a shot!

(For Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard users: download the DMG file)

There would be a command window pop up during the installation, pls do not shut down it and let it running until the installation completed.

Important: Note that you shall not launch iTunes until reaching the last step-- clicking the "Convert" icon.

Step 2. Add video and choose target format.

Drag and drop your videos to it directly, or you can click icon to import them as below.

Let's click the drop-down-list besides "Format" and choose "Samsung > Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1(*.mp4)".

Step 3. Customize target video specs. (Optional)

Click "Settings" as above to enter Profile Settings window, you can find settings for video size, codec, bitrate and frame rate. Change them at your own needs.

Step 4. Start (batch) conversion.

Now click the big red icon to start converting DRM videos to Galaxy Tab 3 Kids Edition in batch within a few clicks; this convert will activate your iTunes Media Library automatically and start to play this video (let's keep iTunes running this time). The player windows cannot be removed or closed.

In the meanwhile, it will start to record this video in MP4 real-time. The conversion time is equal to the video length itself; you can do other tasks during the converting the process, but the system volume could be turn off temporally; no worries and do not touch it to get perfect DRM removed video.

After the conversion, click "Open output folder" to quick locate the converted video. Then you can transfer the converted video to your Galaxy Tab 3 Kids Edition.


1. The DRM removing process may mislead your anti-virus software to falsely report virus/worm. Please ignore the report to keep on ripping.

2. This product cannot convert unplayable iTunes files (damaged, unauthorized, etc).

Now just get your DRM-free iTunes/Digital Copy/Amazon video ready and have a better movie watching experience with Galaxy Tab 3 7.0 Kids Edition on the go!

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Source: Play DRM-protected kids’ movies and TV shows on Galaxy Tab 3 Kids Edition

Saturday, February 14, 2015

How to View Blu-ray Movies on XBMC player via network?

This is a quick guide on how to convert Blu-ray movie for XBMC player playback via network with Pavtube Blu-ray to XBMC converter.

XBMC has been the most popular media player that can be used to build a home theater system. With XBMC media player, you can view and watch any videos, music, podcasts on your local computer or from internet. XBMC is developed for Mac, Windows, iOS, Android platform now. So almost all of us can use this powerful media player app without obstacles.

View Blu-ray Movies on XBMC player

And there will be a trouble that maybe you are not able to play Blu-ray movies via XBMC due to the Blu-ray copy protection. So, the best way to get XBMC play Blu-ray movie is to remove copy protections, and rip the movies to a XBMC Player compatible format.

In order to rip a Blu-ray, a professional Blu-ray Ripper is the key. Here we recommended Pavtube BDMagic - A powerful Blu-ray to XBMC Converter tool designed. It is capable of converting Blu-ray movies to XBMC supported MP4/MKV/AVI format, so that you can enjoy Blu-ray movies with XBMC Player conveniently without any trouble. More than that, with full supports for retail BD movies, the Blu-ray Converter is good at decrypting almost all latest BD copy protections, including AACS and BD+, so you can rip the latest released Blu-ray movies to XBMC at will. Mac version is BDMagic for Mac. See the detailed tutorial as below.
Convert Blu-ray movies to XBMC Player supported format

Step 1. Load Blu-ray.

Put the Blu-ray disc into the BD drive and then click the import from BD drive button after launching the program.

Step 2. Choose XBMC compatible formats.

Click on the dropdown menu of "Format", and then follow "HD Video > H.264 HD Video(*.mp4)" for ripping movies from Blu-ray Disc to XBMC MP4. What's more, "MKV HD Video(*.mkv)" is compatible.

Optional - Adjust video and audio settings

The Blu-ray to XBMC Ripper allows users adjusting video and audio parameters before converting Bluray to MP4. Click "Settings" button, then you will be able to adjust video and audio settings in the following popup window, including codec name, aspect ratio, bit rate, frame rate, sample rate and audio channel.

Step 3: After everything is done, click "Convert" button to start ripping Blu-ray to XBMC MP4 for playback.

The program adopts advanced audio and video in sync technology, which will guarantee you perfect audio and video synchronization. Once the conversion is done, you can click "Open" button to get the final output XBMC files with ease.

So there you have it. Pretty simple. Now just enjoy/play 1080p Blu-ray movies with XBMC Player as you like.

  • In "Subtitle" tab on "Editor" Window, you are able to add *.srt and *.ass subtitles you get from internet or other places to the Blu-ray movies. 
  • Support Direct copy titles from Blu-ray in Original Format. 
  • Support 1:1 backup Blu-rays with original structure. 
  • Support TrueHD 6.1 and TrueHD 7.1 decoding. 
Pavtube BDMagic is also the best choice if you want to play Blu-rays/DVDs with Apple TV, iPad, iPhone, Android/Windows tablet/phone and other devices with high quality. It enables you to transcode Blu-ray/DVD to Window Movie Maker, Sony Vegas, Adobe Premiere Pro, Avid Media Composer etc. With this best Blu-ray Ripper, you can easily and quickly rip Blu-ray/DVD discs and make a backup, conversion, compression of your Blu-ray/DVD for any use.

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Tuesday, February 10, 2015

2015 Wonderful movies for watching on Spring Festival

Summary: Looking for great movies for watching on the spring festival? Choose these two top wonderful 2015 movies for sepending your leisure time on theaters.  

Kingsman: The Secret Service (2015)

Kingsman: The Secret Service (2015)
Opens Friday
FEBRUARY 13, 2015
R , 2 hr 9 min

Cast: Colin Firth , Michael Caine , Taron Egerton, Samuel L. Jackson , Mark Strong , Sofia Boutella, Sophie Cookson , Jack Davenport
Director: Matthew Vaughn
Genres: Action, Adventure, Comedy
Distributor: 20th Century Fox

Plot Summary: 
Based upon the acclaimed comic book and directed by Matthew Vaughn (Kick Ass, X-Men First Class), Kingsman: The Secret Service tells the story of a super-secret spy organization that recruits an unrefined but promising street kid into the agency’s ultra-competitive training program just as a global threat emerges from a twisted tech genius. 

Fifty Shades of Grey (2015)

Fifty Shades of Grey (2015)

Opens Friday
FEBRUARY 13, 2015
R , 2 hr 4 min

Cast: Dakota Johnson , Jamie Dornan , Jennifer Ehle , Eloise Mumford , Victor Rasuk , Luke Grimes, Marcia Gay Harden , Rita Ora
Director: Sam Taylor-Johnson
Genres: Drama, Romance
Distributor: Focus Features

Plot Summary : 

When college senior Anastasia Steele (Dakota Johnson) steps in for her sick roommate to interview prominent businessman Christian Grey (Jamie Dornan) for their campus paper, little does she realize the path her life will take. Christian, as enigmatic as he is rich and powerful, finds himself strangely drawn to Ana, and she to him. Though sexually inexperienced, Ana plunges headlong into an affair -- and learns that Christian's true sexual proclivities push the boundaries of pain and pleasure.  

How to Remove DRM from iTunes Movies for Sharing in OneDrive?

Summary: Due to the DRM protection of iTunes movies, people can not upload iTunes movies to OneDrive to share to others, this article will help you out.

OneDrive (formerly SkyDrive) for Mac is the easiest way to access your OneDrive from your Mac. When you install OneDrive, a OneDrive folder is created on your computer. Everything you put in this folder is automatically kept in sync between your computers (Mac or PC) and, so you can get to your latest files from virtually anywhere. Whenever you add, change or delete files in one location, all the other locations will be updated.


So is it possible to share iTunes movies to our friends and family for playback by OneDrive without any limitation of authorizing iTunes account? But there is a basic problem should be solved first: how to deal with the DRM protection of iTunes videos? If you still don’t know the method to solve this subject, this article is exactly for you.

Pactube ChewTune is a  professional DRM removal (read reviews) and iTunes movie converter which can help you remove DRM protection and convert iTunes videos with original quality to various formats so that you can share your loved movies or TV shows purchased from iTunes to other people by OneDrive. It is really a wonderful solution to get rid of the limitation of DRM protection and authorizing iTunes account, your friends and family can enjoy the movies and music with you easily at anytime even in different places.

If you have some iTunes rentals, you can also use this professional DRM removal to share your iTunes rented movies to others by OneDrive.

Some users asked:

I am a Vimeo follower, how can I remove DRM from purchased/rented iTunes movies to upload to Vimeo?

I always rent DVDs from Netflix, how to copy and rip Netflix DVD rentals?

Here we will show you how to use this iTunes movie converter to remove the DRM protection from iTunes movie to share with others by OneDrive in Windows.

Free download:


Remove DRM from iTunes Movie to Share with Others by OneDrive


Firstly, download and install this iTunes movie converter and launch it in your Windows. Follow “Getting Started” in the interface of the software. Import the iTunes movie you want to convert to this iTunes converter.

Secondly, click “Format”box to select an output format to upload iTunes movie to OneDrive. 

Finally, click the “Convert” button in lower right corner to start to convert iTunes DRM movie to share iTunes movie with people in OneDrive.

How to Upload converted iTunes movie to OneDrive

Open in the browser. You can login with your windows account. Then click “Files” in “Upload” option and import the converted videos.


When the uploading finished, the iTunes video is saved in your OneDrive.


Choose the videos or files you want to share.


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Friday, February 6, 2015

Keep My Netflix DVD Rentals Forever to Watch in TV at Ease

This article will give you a tutorial to know how to rip and copy your Netflix DVD rentals to keep in your computer forever to watch at anytime anywhere.

Nowadays, a lot of DVD lovers like to rent DVDs in Netflix - a movie rental company that can send DVDs to home directly without shipping fee. And Netflix gives its customers access to countless hours of television and movie entertainment. 
But you may feel sad that Netflix has charged a higher subscription fee recently. If you want to keep some favorite Netflix DVDs forever to stream in TV at anytime, what’s the best way?

 Keep My Netflix DVD Rentals Forever 
The answer is to use a DVD ripper or copier to rip and copy the Netflix DVD Rentals to your computer then watch in TV at first. If you have no idea about this, you must be the reader of this article which is a tutorial of how to rip and copy DVD Rentals to your PC for easy playback later at anytime.

To get the work done,
 Pavtube DVDAid, is a professional DVD ripper to rip Netflix DVD rentals to any video solution. With it, you can make a duplicate copy for your Netflix DVD rentalsconvert DVD to SD/HD formats or even create 3D videos with excellent video/audio quality in fast conversion speed so that you can share moviers on TV, numbers of popular devices like iPad Air, iPhone 6, Galaxy Tab S, Galaxy Note 4, PS4, WD TV, Apple TV and media players such as Roku 3Chromecast, etc. Besides, you can easily customize your own DVD and collections to export desired movies in your own patent. 

Rip and Copy Netflix DVD Rentals to Your Computer for Watching in TV at Anytime?

Step 1. Import Netflix movies

Insert your Netflix rented DVD into your computer’s hard disk and launch this Netflix DVD rentals converter. Then load the DVD by clicking the button on top left corner.

Step 2. Choose output format

Click “Format” bar and select one of the formats you like. Or select a format depending on which device you want to watch the movie in.

There are two options: “Copy the entire disc” and “Directly Copy”. “Copy the entire disc” means copy the whole content of disc with the same structure with the original disc. “Directly Copy” means copy the selected movie title.

Step 3. Rip and copy Netflix DVD rentals to computer

Just click “Convert”button, after a while, it will finish the conversion from Netflix DVD to your computer. Now it means you can own the movie forever. Try to connect your computer to your TV or other devices now and enjoy at anytime!


Tuesday, February 3, 2015

Can I Store iTunes Movies to An External Drive to play in LCD TV?

Due to the DRM protection of iTunes movies,people are looking for a tool to break iTunes DRM to move iTunes movies to an external storage drive. This article will show you how to remove DRM from iTunes Movies then move to an external storage drive to play in LCD TV.

move iTunes movies to external drive

Question:How to convert the movies I bought from iTunes to save them in my hard disk drive?

“ I bought a lot of movies in Apple Store and created a library of the movies, I tried to convert the movies into a file to read on my 10TB external hard disk drive to play in LCD TV. But I couldn’t do that. I want also to convert those movies in a format that i can play in the DVD player on my SUV AS when traveling with my kids. Which software is the best DRM removal for iTunes?”

Nowadays, most of the people have pretty large iTunes libraries with over 1,000 albums, multiple full seasons of TV, a lot of feature-length movies and other things. This takes up a lot of hard drive space in your PC. Moving all your iTunes movies to an external hard disk drive then playing them from the external drive become most people’s choice.

It maybe easy for you that drag the iTunes movies to an external drive to save and backup. But when you try to connect your external drive to your LCD TV, DVD player in your car or other media players, you will be annoyed that the movies do not play. That is because all the purchased or rented iTunes movies are DRM protected, you can only play in Apple’s products, like Quicktime Player, iPad, iPhone andApple TV, etc. If you are the one who is looking for a DRM removal tool for iTunes movies to play freely in many kinds of devices from an external hard disk drive, this article will give you a favor.

How to remove DRM protection of iTunes movies and move to your external drive to play in multimedia devices?

Pavtube ChewTune, one of the best and easy-to use DRM removal software. It adopts an unique DRM decrypting technique to remove DRM from all movies purchased from iTunes, Amazon store, Digital Copies (bundled with DVD/Blu-ray discs), etc. for playing in WD TVWindows Media Player, VLC, PS3, Surface Pro, etc. 

Following will tell you how to remove DRM protection from iTunes movies and move to your external hard disk drive. Then you can make free streaming on LCD TV and DVD player in your car.

Step 1. Load an iTunes movie

Download the best and easy-to use DRM removal, install and run it on your Windows. Click the icon on the top left corner to import an iTunes movie.

iTunes DRM removal

Step 2. Choose m4v, mp4 or other output formats

Which device you want to play the movie in or what format the device you own supports? You can choose the output formats easily. Generally, mp4 can be accepted by most of the devices.

formats DRM removal can output
Step 3. Remove DRM protection from the movie

Click the convert button on the lower right corner. The converter will start to strip the DRM protection off from the movie. You just need be patient.

If you don’t want to wait for a long time. This smart DRM converter supports acceleration with NVIDIA CUDA and AMD APP technology and batch conversion and auto-shutdown after conversion.

remove DRM from iTunes movie

Step 4. Copy the DRMed iTunes movie to an external drive

As we mentioned above, it is easy for you to connect the external hard disk drive to your computer and copy all the movies to the external drive.This will make all your iTunes movies always available at any time. 

Besides the external drive, you can also store your large amount of iTunes movies and TV shows to a SD card.